"Let's Name Our Chicken Phil"
Version United States
Season Season 12
Episode Number 4/11 (138)
First Broadcast November 25, 2007
Viewership (in millions) 11.80[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.6/8
Episode Chronology
Previous "Please, Lord, Give Me Milk"
Next "We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure"

Let's Name Our Chicken Phil is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 12.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the outskirts of Bingo are as follows:

  1. Azaria & Hendekea (7:58 am)
  2. TK & Rachel (8:12 am)
  3. Nathan & Jennifer (8:13 am)
  4. Kynt & Vyxsin (8:14 am)
  5. Ron & Christina (8:15 am)
  6. Nicolas & Donald (8:16 am)
  7. Shana & Jennifer (8:38 am)
  8. Lorena & Jason (10:07 am)

Teams must travel a marked path to find the village chief. Then, they would have to accept a gift of a chicken from him, which they must take with them throughout the leg to the Pit Stop.

Teams must travel by taxi to the town of Bouda-Pelegtanga to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Shake Your Pan
Teams would have to use traditional methods to pan for one ounce of gold. Once done, they can trade their gold, at a nearby tent, for their next clue.

Nicolas & Donald and TK & Rachel chose this task.

Choice B: Shake Your Booty
Teams have to learn a traditional local dance, along with the Winiama masked dancers, and then perform it in front of 3 local celebrity judges and a crowd of locals for their next clue. If they must also infuse some of their own dance moves, a lack of creativity or a bad performance would incur teams a 10-minute penalty until they receiving their next clue.

Azaria & Hendekea, Kynt & Vyxsin, Lorena & Jason, Nathan & Jennifer, Ron & Christina, and Shana & Jennifer chose this task.

Teams must travel on foot to Pelegtanga Market to find their next clue.

At Pelegtanga Market, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. Shana & Jennifer used the U-Turn on Lorena & Jason.

Since Lorena & Jason completed the Shake Your Booty Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Shake Your Pan Detour before continuing.

Teams must travel by taxi to Tampouy Goat Market in Ouagadougou to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ride a bicycle and deliver a large amount of cumbersome goods, including a small goat. Teams had to deliver the items to a specific person stated in their clue at a nearby market to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Hotel de Ville to check in.

For coming in first, Azaria & Hendekea each won a Yamaha Motor Scooter.


     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
 1st place 
Azaria & Hendekea
 2nd place 
Nathan & Jennifer
 3rd place 
Ron & Christina
 4th place 
Nicolas & Donald
 5th place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
 6th place 
Shana & Jennifer
 7th place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
Lorena & Jason


  • This episode marks the first appearance and use of the U-Turn.
  • This episode's title is said by Shana, regarding the appearance of their chicken.