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"I'm Not a Miner! No, You're An Idiot!"
TAR2E8
Version United States
Season Season 2
Episode Number 8/11 (021)
First Broadcast April 24, 2002
Viewership (in millions) 9.56[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.5/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes"
Next "Ready to Lose Our Lives"
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I'm Not a Miner! No, You're An Idiot! is the eighth episode of The Amazing Race 2.

Synopsis

The closeness of the race increases the intensity and the teammates begin to feel the pressure as a minor mistake could mean elimination for one team.

Five teams race from Hong Kong to Sydney and into the Australian Outback in a mad intercontinental dash. Two teams fail to follow instructions at one of the challenges, resulting in a major set back for them. With an elimination looming, every decision the teams make could cost the race.[2]

Story

Route Markers

Leg 8

The order of departure from the Duk Ling are as follows:

  1. Gary & Dave (4:11 am)
  2. Chris & Alex (5:43 am)
  3. Tara & Wil (5:50 am)
  4. Oswald & Danny (6:29 am)
  5. Blake & Paige (6:32 am)

Teams must take a bus to Repulse Bay to go to the Tien-Hoy statue to find their next clue.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the beginning of the leg.

Teams must mast their way to find the Po Lin Monastery. At the monastery they must climb 286 stairs to the Tian Tan Buddha statue to get their next clue. None of the teams took the Fast Forward.

Teams must go by taxi to the Murray House to find their next clue.

Choice A: Dragon
Teams must simply paddle a dragon boat for 12 through a 600m marked path to get their next clue.

Chris & Alex, Gary & Dave, and Tara & Wil chose this task.

Choice B: Lion
Teams must wear a traditional lion through the streets of Hong Kong for 2400m to get their next clue.

Blake & Paige and Oswald & Danny chose this task.

Teams must fly to Sydney, Australia and go to the footsteps of the Sydney Opera House to get their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to take a walking tour of the city. Using clues they must translate from Australian slang, they must find all four clues before returning to their partner.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and go to the rooftop to check in.

For coming in first place, Oswald & Danny won a seven-day cruise on Royal Caribbean.

Leg 9

The order of departure from the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia are as follows:

  1. Oswald & Danny (8:26 pm)
  2. Chris & Alex (9:10 pm)
  3. Gary & Dave (9:19 pm)
  4. Tara & Wil (9:59 pm)
  5. Blake & Paige (10:06 pm)

Teams must go to the Syndey Harbour Bridge and climb to the top to receive their next clue.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the beginning of the leg.

Teams must mast their way to find go to Woolloomooloo and find Harry's Cafe de Wheels. At the diner both members must eat one of Harry's meat pies to receive their next clue. Chris & Alex won this Fast Forward.

Teams must fly to Adelaide and then fly on one of 3 chartered flights to Coober Pedy. Each flight leaves 15 minutes apart and can only carry 2 teams. Once in Coober Pedy, teams must find the Metal Tree to get their next clue.

Choice A: Cool Down
Teams must travel to the Opal Quest Mine. There, they must find an opal and give it to the miner. If the miner states they have found an opal, they will receive their next clue.

Oswald & Danny and Tara & Wil chose this task.

Choice B: Heat Up
Teams must go to the Cooper Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club. There they must play on one of the driest courses in the world. Since the holes criss-cross, they will use a map to find the starting tee and hole. Once they get three holes, they will receive their next clue.

Blake & Paige and Gary & Dave chose this task.

Teams must go to Lookout 2 in Breakaways National Park to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to throw a boomerang in such a way it returns to a designated circle. Once they get the boomerang into the circle, they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Aboriginal Camp in Breakaways National Park.

For coming in first place, Chris & Alex won a vacation to Cancún, provided by American Airlines Vacations.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward



Leg 8

OswaldDanny2
 1st place 
Oswald & Danny
Best friends
ChrisAlex
 2nd place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong friends
GaryDave
 3rd place 
Gary & Dave
Former roommates
TaraWil
 4th place 
Tara & Wil
Separated couple
BlakePaige
 5th place 
Blake & Paige
Brother/sister

Leg 9

ChrisAlex
 1st place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong friends
BlakePaige
 2nd place 
Blake & Paige
Brother/sister
TaraWil
 3rd place 
Tara & Wil
Separated couple
OswaldDanny2
 4th place 
Oswald & Danny
Best friends
GaryDave
 ELIMINATED 
Gary & Dave
Former roommates

Trivia

  • This is the first episode in the US version to feature two separate legs.
  • This episode marks the first time continental Oceania and the country of Australia are visited.
  • This episode's title was said in a conversation between Wil and Tara.

References

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