|"It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars"|
|Episode Number||2/11 (170)|
|First Broadcast||October 4, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions)||9.95|
|Previous||"They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street"|
|Next||"Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come"|
It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars is the second episode of The Amazing Race 15.
The order of departure from the Bassac III riverboat are as follows:
After the pit stop has dropped teams off at the Mỹ Tho pier, teams must travel by taxi to Ho Chi Minh City. Once there, teams must make their way to Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre to find their next clue in the mouth of a water dragon.
Using a postage stamp for reference, teams must find the Saigon Central Post Office, where they will search for their next clue
Choice A: Child's Play
Teams would have to find a kiosk named Nhiep Anh Công viên Tao Đàn Kiosque Giao Anh in Tao Dan Park and transport a concrete animal statue to a children's playground, collecting five different colored balloons along the way, in order to receive their next clue.
Choice B: Word Play
Teams would have to go up to Hotel A Dong's observation deck and search the traffic circle of Ngã sáu Cộng Hoà in front of the hotel for six Vietnamese letters hidden atop vehicles passing through the circle. Then teams must get assistance from the locals to unscramble the letters to spell the Vietnamese word "Độc Lập", which means "independence", to receive their next clue.
Only Marcy & Ron chose this task.
After the Detour, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, without revealing their identity. Lance & Keri attempted to use the U-Turn on Sam & Dan, however Sam & Dan already passed the U-Turn before Lance & Keri, having no effect on them.
Teams make their way by taxi to Điện cơ 008 to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to disassemble two VCRs and organize the parts into two separate piles in order to receive their next clue
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
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 U-Turn • ⊃ Recipient of the U-Turn
- This episode's title is said by Lance, referring to the confusion of starting out at a mystery Pit Start.
- Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/05/2009): "Boring Amazing Race 15 team eliminated during a slow episode in Vietnam"
|The Amazing Race 15 Episode List|
"They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" · "It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars" · "Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come" · "I'm Like Ricky Bobby" · "Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!" · "This Is Not My Finest Hour" · "This Is The Worst Thing I've Ever Done in My Life" · "We're Not Meant for the Swamp" · "We're Not Working With Anybody, Ever, Anymore!" · "It Starts With an "F", That's All I'm Saying" · "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound"