"Scared Spitless"
Version United States
Season Season 29
Episode Number 2/12 (332)
First Broadcast April 6, 2017
Viewership (in millions) 3.99[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 0.9/4
Episode Chronology
Previous "We're Coming For You, Phil!"
Next "Bucket List Type Stuff"

Scared Spitless is the second episode of The Amazing Race 29.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Cinta Costera Tres are as follows:

  1. Seth & Olive (11:16 pm)
  2. Becca & Floyd
  3. Matt & Redmond
  4. Brooke & Scott
  5. Shamir & Sara
  6. Tara & Joey
  7. Vanck & Ashton
  8. London & Logan
  9. Jessie & Francesca
  10. Liz & Michael

Only Seth & Olive's departure time was shown.

Teams must fly to São Paulo, Brazil. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Helipark, where they will take a flight to a skyscraper downtown. Once the teams have landed, they must make their way to Praça da Sé to find their next clue.

Choice A: Keep the Beat
Teams must learn to play a chocalho and surdo. Once they've feel they have the rhythm, teams must keep up with a samba group to receive their next clue.

Becca & Floyd, Jessie & Francesca, Liz & Michael, London & Logan, and Shamir & Sara chose this task.

Choice B: Work Your Feet
Teams must assemble a rudimentary gym underneath a freeway, using a refrigerator, auto part, tires, and other recycled materials to the satisfaction of a heavyweight boxer to receive their next clue.

Brooke & Scott, Matt & Redmond, Seth & Olive, Tara & Joey, and Vanck & Ashton chose this task.

Teams must make their way by taxi to Avenida Paulista and find a woman on a red and yellow bicycle to recieve their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to rappel down a skyscraper where they will have to scrub and squeegee a marked window until it is squeaky clean. If the window is satisfactory to a maintenance worker, they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way by taxi to Parque Trianon to check in.

For coming in first place, Liz & Michael won a trip for two to Barbados, provided by Travelocity.


     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 Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S29 LizMichael
 1st place 
Liz & Michael
S29 VanckAshton
 2nd place 
Vanck & Ashton
S29 MattRedmond
 3rd place 
Matt & Redmond
S29 SethOlive
 4th place 
Seth & Olive
S29 BeccaFloyd
 5th place 
Becca & Floyd
S29 BrookeScott
 6th place 
Brooke & Scott
S29 TaraJoey
 7th place 
Tara & Joey
S29 LondonLogan
 8th plce 
London & Logan
S29 ShamirSara
 9th place 
Shamir & Sara
S29 JessieFrancesca
Jessie & Francesca


  • This episode's title was said by Liz while rappelling down during the Roadblock.
  • This was the first time in the show's history that the live + same-day Nielsen ratings reached below 4 million viewers.[2]


  • Derek Stauffer at BuddyTV (04/06/2017): "Two Very Different Injuries Cause Two Very Different Meltdowns"
  • Lincee Ray at (04/06/2017): "TAR Recap of Scared Spitless"
  • Jessica Liese at (04/07/2017): "The Amazing Race Goes Balls To The Wall"