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"I Think This Monkey Likes Me"
TAR9E11
Version United States
Season Season 9
Episode Number 11/12 (107)
First Broadcast May 10, 2006
Episode Chronology
Previous "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names"
Next "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"
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I Think This Monkey Likes Me is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 9.

Synopsis

While racing through Bangkok, Teams face a Roadblock where they must prepare a feast for hundreds of sacred monkeys.

In Thailand, teams make their way to an ancient temple where they find their next clue. Two teams race for the Fast Forward and both are greeted with a gut-wrenching challenge aptly named "Insect Delight." Despite a teammate's encouragement, a physically demanding challenge proves to be too much for one Racer who breaks down.[1]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Lake Bennett Wilderness Resort are as follows:

  1. Ray & Yolanda (1:13 am)
  2. Eric & Jeremy (1:20 am)
  3. Joseph & Monica (1:21 am)
  4. BJ & Tyler (1:22 am)

Teams must fly to Bangkok, Thailand. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Mo Chit Bus Terminal and ride a bus to Lopburi. Once in Lopburi, teams will find their next clue at the Prang Sam Yot.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Prang Sam Yot.

Teams must travel a town outside of Lopburi to try a favorite local after-school activity from a nearby restaurant, dining on a bowl of fried crickets and grasshoppers. When completed, they would win the Fast Forward. BJ & Tyler won the Fast Forward.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to assemble a properly-carved and arranged fruit ceremonial feast for monkeys at the temple and give it to them during an annual festival, using a nearby example. When it is finished and offered to the monkeys, they would get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a ferry from Pak Kret to Ko Kret Island. Upon arrival, teams must search the grounds of the Buddha Garden to find their next clue.

Choice A: Move It
Teams must make their way on foot to the Jom Jam Pottery Factory to transport 72 clay pots through the streets of a market to a docked boat. Teams must balance these clay pots on wooden boards balancing on their shoulders. When the task is completed, a merchant would give their next clue.

Only Joseph & Monica chose this task.

Choice B: Altar It
Teams must make their way by foot to the Wat Chimphi temple and assemble a shrine. Once there, they must completely gold leaf a Buddha statue for the shrine. When it is finished, teams would receive their next clue.

Eric & Jeremy and Ray & Yolanda chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Marble Temple in Bangkok to check in.

For having the envelope (obtained at Prang Sam Yot) with the golden gnome in it, Ray & Yolanda won a cruise around Sydney Harbour, a tour of the Hunter Valley wine district and the Great Barrier Reef provided by Travelocity. In addition, during their rest period, Ray & Yolanda would stay in a luxury hotel room.

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> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield



BJTyler
 1st place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
EricJeremy
 2nd place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
RayYolanda
 3rd place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
JosephMonica
 ELIMINATED 
Joseph & Monica
Dating

Trivia

  • With Joseph & Monica's elimination, Yolanda is the only female left racing.
  • This episode's title was said by Eric.

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