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"If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!"
TAR5E9
Version United States
Season Season 5
Episode Number 9/12 (057)
First Broadcast August 31, 2004
Viewership (in millions) 10.00[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.3/11
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If You're Going to Whine, Just Shut Up! is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 5.

Synopsis

Five teams continue the race through India as one team chooses to go for the Fast Forward and are faced with one of the most difficult decisions a team has ever had to make

Halfway to the airport, two teams realize they have both made very serious tactical errors that force them to retrace their steps. Meanwhile, one team gets into a dispute with a local cab driver who gets the local police involved.[2][3]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the desert oasis are as follows:

  1. Colin & Christie (10:51 pm)
  2. Brandon & Nicole (11:27 pm)
  3. Chip & Kim (11:41 pm)
  4. Linda & Karen (11:42 am)
  5. Kami & Karli (12:14 am)

Teams must drive themselves to the Wild Wadi water park to find their next clue.

Both team members must go down the Jumeirah Sceirah slide in order to receive their next clue.

Teams must fly to Calcutta, India. Upon arrival, teams must find the Sahid Minar to find their next clue.

At the Sahid Minar, teams have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Sahid Minar.

Teams must make their way to a Hindu Temple and and engage in a Hindu cleansing ritual that involves shaving the head of all hair. Once both team members were completely bald, they would win the Fast Forward award. Brandon & Nicole attempted to go for the Fast Forward, but decided not to want to shave their heads.

Teams must make their way to Garia and find the Globe Brick Factory to search for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to collect mud and use a traditional Indian mold to create 20 mud bricks. If all 20 bricks passed rigorous quality inspection, teams would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a train to the Sealdah Station back in Calcutta to find their next clue.

Choice A: Heavy but Short
Teams would have to travel over 10 miles to Lansdowne Road to transport a taxi a half-mile to a local garage. The taxis have no engines, so teams had to push the taxi in a short distance, where the owner will hand them their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Light but Long
Teams would have to travel to Kolkata's largest flower market to find a particular stall and receive a garland, which they must then release into the Ganges River for good luck to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Victoria Memorial to check in.

For coming in first place, Colin & Christie won a vacation to exotic Mexico provided by American Airlines.

For coming last place, Brandon & Nicole would have to surrender all of their money, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.

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



ColinChristie
 1st place 
Colin & Christie
Dating
ChipKim
 2nd place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
LindaKaren
 3rd place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
KamiKarli
 4th place 
Kami & Karli
Twins
BrandonNicole
 5th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Karen.
  • This episode aired one-hour earlier on Tuesday at 9 pm.

Reception

  • Al Rios at TARflies (09/05/2004): "A Visit to India... Bricks and Barbers"

References

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