"I'm Gonna Take His Girl"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 2
Episode No.: 6/11 (019)
First Broadcast: April 10, 2002
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.9/10[1]
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Welcome to the World of Being Human"
Next: "I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes"

I'm Gonna Take His Girl is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 2.


A long train ride with the locals in Thailand takes its toll on the teams.

Teams must endure a 15-hour, third class train ride from Bangkok to Northern Thailand then drive into the mountains where they encounter elephants and engage in an intense river-rafting race that causes two teams to come to blows.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Ban Plai Pong Pang are as follows:

  1. Chris & Alex (6:11 am)
  2. Mary & Peach (6:42 am)
  3. Tara & Wil (7:19 am)
  4. Blake & Paige (7:22 am)
  5. Gary & Dave (7:23 am)
  6. Oswald & Danny (8:31 am)

Teams must travel back to Bangkok by car and search for a flower vendor around Pak Khlong Talad flower marker using given street names to find their next clue.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the beginning of the race. The details of the Fast Forward are unknown as no teams took it.

Teams must take a train to Chiang Mai and find the Old Bridge on Ban Muang Kut to find their next clue.

Choice A: Boat
Teams had to travel 1.5 miles (2.4 km) down the river using a bamboo raft with long wooden poles as the locals do.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Beast
Teams had to ride the same 1.5 miles (2.4 km) on the back of an elephant down the path next to the river.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must choose a marked vehicle and drive themselves to Mae Ping Village.

One team member had to wash a series of chalk decorations from a religious ceremony off an elephant using only water, some soap, and sponge. When the elephant master was satisfied, they were given their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Karen village to check in.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
S2 MaryPeach
 1st place 
Mary & Peach
S2 GaryDave
 2nd place 
Gary & Dave
Former Roommates
S2 BlakePaige
 3rd place 
Blake & Paige
S2 OswaldDanny
 4th place 
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends
S2 TaraWil
 5th place 
Tara & Wil
Separated Couple
S2 ChrisAlex
 6th place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends


  • This episode marks the first time an all-female team wins a leg without the use of the Fast Forward.
  • This episode's title was said by Alex after Wil cut ahead of him when reaching the Pit Stop.
  • The alternate title for this episode was "I'll Never Take For Granted a 5-Star Hotel", which was said by Oswald.