"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant"
Version United States
Season Season 14
Episode Number 8/12 (164)
First Broadcast April 12, 2009
Viewership (in millions) 10.57[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.1/8
Episode Chronology
Previous "Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla???"
Next "Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death"

Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant is the eighth episode of The Amazing Race 14.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Wat Thep Nimit Temple are as follows:

  1. Tammy & Victor (9:27 pm)
  2. Jaime & Cara (12:31 am)
  3. Mark & Michael (12:46 am)
  4. Margie & Luke (12:53 am)
  5. Kisha & Jen (1:05 am)

Teams must fly to Bangkok. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Chareonyont 007 Boat Yard and search the grounds for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to put a propeller on a traditional Thai long-tail boat properly in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Using their long-tail boats from the Roadblock, teams must travel the canals of Bangkok to find Peninsula Pier on the Chao Phraya River, where they will find their next clue.

Choice A: Broken Teeth
Teams would have to travel to the "Street of Happy Smiles" where they have to match five patients with their dentures. Once completed, teams would receive their clue.

Only Margie & Luke chose this task.

Choice B: Broken Record
Teams would have to travel to Bangkok's Chinatown at Yaowarat Road and choose a group of kathoeys and a "party taxi". Teams must sing karaoke, entertaining the other travelers, as the taxi driver drives them 5 miles through the Bangkok traffic to their next destination. Once completed, teams will receive their next clue.

Jaime & Cara, Kisha & Jen, Mark & Michael, and Tammy & Victor chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Phaya Thai Palace to check in.

For coming in first place, Margie & Luke won a trip for two to the Inter Continental San Juan Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Mark & Michael will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     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 
Margie & Luke
 2nd place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
 3rd place 
Tammy & Victor
 4th place 
Kisha & Jen
 5th place 
Mark & Michael


  • This episode's title is said by Phil Keoghan, describing the Broken Teeth detour.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.