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"I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!"
TAR4E3
Version United States
Season Season 4
Episode Number 3/13 (038)
First Broadcast June 12, 2003
Viewership (in millions) 8.10[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.1/10
Episode Chronology
Previous "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served...And We're Bigger"
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I Wasn't Even Going To Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards is the third episode of The Amazing Race 4.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Citta di Padova are as follows:

  1. Steve & Dave (2:45 am)
  2. Reichen & Chip (5:20 am)
  3. Kelly & Jon (5:21 am)
  4. Tian & Jaree (5:22 am)
  5. David & Jeff (5:23 am)
  6. Jon & Al (5:24 am)
  7. Russell & Cindy (5:25 am)
  8. Millie & Chuck (5:26 am)
  9. Steve & Josh (5:27 am)
  10. Monica & Sheree (5:31 am)

Teams must travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Once there, teams must locate the intersection of Friedrichstraße and Operngasse to find the Wien Kanal, also known as the Historic Sewers, and follow the marked path to their next route marker at the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark.

Teams must take a flagged horse-drawn carriage known as Fiacre by grabbing the ticket pass hanging on a carriage door through three separate times thirty minutes apart. Then, they have to direct it to Schönbrunn Palace to get their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark.

Teams must head inside the Schönbrunn Palace and, donning formal attire, must carry a tray of champagne glasses across the ballroom full of waltzing couples. Once they successfully crossed the ballroom, they can claim the Fast Forward. Steve & Josh won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Mozart
Teams must carry a string bass 6 miles to the Mozart House, where Mozart wrote The Marriage of Figaro. It is a very well-known destination by the locals. Once they deliver the bass, the Mozart impersonator would hand them their next clue.

David & Jeff, Jon & Al, Millie & Chuck, Monica & Sheree, Reichen & Chip, Russell & Cindy, and Tian & Jaree chose this task.

Choice B: Beethoven
Teams must carry a portfolio of sheet music 11 miles to the lesser-known Beethoven House, where Beethoven wrote The Heiligenstadt Testaments. When they find the right house, the Beethoven impersonator would hand them their next clue.

Only Kelly & Jon chose this task.

Steve & Dave were not shown performing either side of the detour.

Teams must go to Donauturm and find their clue at the base of the spire.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will has to take a 460 feet bungee jump off the Donauturm, the tallest tower-jump in Europe and collect the clue at bottom

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a train to Gmunden and find the Schloss Ort to check in.

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



SteveJosh
 1st place 
Steve & Josh
Father/Son
MonicaSheree
 2nd place 
Monica & Sheree
NFL wives/Moms
ReichenChip
 3rd place 
Reichen & Chip
Married
TianJaree
 4th place 
Tian & Jaree
Friends/Models
MillieChuck
 5th place 
Millie & Chuck
Dating 12 years/Virgins
JonAl
 6th place 
Jon & Al
Best friends/clowns
DavidJeff
 7th place 
David & Jeff
Best Friends
KellyJon
 8th place 
Kelly & Jon
Engaged
SteveDave
 9th place 
Steve & Dave
Air traffic controllers
RussellCindy
 ELIMINATED 
Russell & Cindy
Friends/Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Millie.
  • This episode marks the first Pit Stop in Austria, as the last time Austria was visited, teams continued racing to Germany.
  • This episode's Roadblock would return as an unacknowledged Switchback on "Choir Boy at Heart".

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