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"It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings"
TAR9E4
Version United States
Season Season 9
Episode Number 4/12 (100)
First Broadcast March 21, 2006
Viewership (in millions) 9.40[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.9/10
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Previous "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls"
Next "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School"
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It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 9.

Synopsis

Driving to the Roadblock in Germany, one team follows another who leads them in the wrong direction.

Computers crash at a foreign airport leaving several teams stranded without a flight and allowing a few lucky teams to surge ahead. Teams drive themselves to the Bavaria Film Studios in Munich, Germany and choose between two detour options. One option allows teams to relieve their frustrations and tensions from the stress of the Race by bashing bottles over each others' heads.[2]

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Frankfurt, Germany. Upon arrival, teams must take a train to Stuttgart. Once their, teams must find the Mercedes-Benz Headquarters to find their next clue.

Teams must choose a Mercedes-Benz vehicle and driver for a thrilling ride on the test drive in the factory known as Wall of Death. After taking a course at a high-speed of 170 kilometers per hour and their cars have turned to an almost 90 degree angle, they would receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Bad Tölz and find Ellbach Field. Once they arrive, they must search the field for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to search among 150 hats and feet scattered across a large field for one of eleven Travelocity roaming gnomes hidden underneath contains the next clue at the bottom. Teams must also carry the gnome with them for the remainder of the leg.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Grünwald and find Bavaria Film Studios to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Break It
Teams must take turns breaking a table full of "stunt bottles" over each other's heads until they find prost, the German word for Cheers written on the back of the label they would receive their next clue. However, they can only smash one bottle per cuckoo from a traditional German cuckoo clock.

BJ & Tyler, Dave & Lori Eric & Jeremy, and Lake & Michelle chose this task.

Choice B: Slap It
Teams have to learn and perform a traditional Schuhplattler folk dance. When the folk dance is performed properly, the actor would get their next clue.

Danielle & Dani, Fran & Barry, Joseph & Monica, Ray & Yolanda, and Wanda & Desiree chose this task.

Teams must drive to Munich and find Siegestor to check in.

For coming in first, Eric & Jeremy won a trip to Africa, including whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River, an elephant-back safari, and seeing Victoria Falls, all sponsored by Travelocity.

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



EricJeremy
 1st place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
BJTyler
 2nd place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
LakeMichelle
 3rd place 
Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
FranBarry
 4th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
DaveLori
 5th place 
Dave & Lori
Dating
JosephMonica
 6th place 
Joseph & Monica
Dating
RayYolanda
 7th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
DanielleDani
 8th place 
Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
WandaDesiree
 ELIMINATED 
Wanda & Desiree
Mother/Daughter

Trivia

Reception

  • Lynette Rice at EW (03/21/2006): "Planes, trains, and autobahns"

References

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