"I Got Electrocuted"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 5
Episode No.: 3/12 (051)
First Broadcast: July 20, 2004
Viewership (in millions): 11.10[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.6/13
Episode Chronology
Previous: "It Turned Ugly Just Now"
Next: "Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?"

I Got Electrocuted is the third episode of The Amazing Race 5.


The order of departure from La Porteña are as follows:

  1. Brandon & Nicole (11:50 pm)
  2. Charla & Mirna (11:51 pm)
  3. Jim & Marsha (12:21 am)
  4. Linda & Karen (12:28 am)
  5. Bob & Joyce (12:31 am)
  6. Colin & Christie (12:32 am)
  7. Marshall & Lance (12:41 am)
  8. Chip & Kim (1:08 am)
  9. Kami & Karli (1:13 am)

Teams drive themselves to Buenos Aires and take a domestic flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Upon arrival, teams will have to find the mayor, who will give them their next clue.

Teams must find the Del Turista Chocolate Factory to search for their next clue.

At the chocolate factory, teams would have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield, and was left unaired.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will search through 11,000 chocolates (by biting into them) until they located one with a white center. Of these 11,000 chocolates, 20 of them had a white center. When the white center is found, they would get their next clue from a factory worker.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Villa Catedral, where they can find their next clue.

Choice A: Smooth Sailing
Each team member would have to paraglide in tandem with an instructor off the edge of the hill. They would sail 5000 ft through the air back down to the bottom of the mountain, where they would receive their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Rough Riding
Teams would choose a mountain bike, and travel a six-mile through a rugged trail to the bottom of the mountain. There, they would find their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Bahia Lopez to check in.

Route Markers


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S5 ColinChristie
 1st place 
Colin & Christie
S5 CharlaMirna
 2nd place 
Charla & Mirna
S5 BrandonNicole
 3rd place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
S5 BobJoyce
 4th place 
Bob & Joyce
Internet Dating Couple
S5 KamiKarli
 5th place 
Kami & Karli
S5 LindaKaren
 6th place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
S5 ChipKim
 7th place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
S5 MarshallLance
 8th place 
Marshall & Lance
S5 JimMarsha
 9th Place 
Jim & Marsha
Military Dad and Daughter


  • This episode's title was said by Charla, who touched an electric fence when exiting La Porteña.


  • Stephen Kiehl at The Baltimore Sun (07/27/2004): "Team runs afoul of viewers"