|"Tears of a Clown"|
|Episode Number||1/11 (227)|
|First Broadcast||February 19, 2012|
|Previous|| "Go Out and Get It Done"|
|Next||"You Know I'm Not as Smart as You"|
Tears of a Clown is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 20.
Teams have to search through 100 balloons with baskets for one of eleven total clues to their next destination. Once they got a clue, they will be able to take one of the provided Ford Tauruses to Los Angeles International Airport.
Teams must fly to Santa Bárbara, Argentina. Teams must fly through Buenos Aires to Salta, the closest airport to Santa Bárbara, and drive to the entrance of the town to find their next clue. The first six teams to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport will receive the fastest flight to Salta, departing 2 hours and 30 minutes before the second flight.
Teams must drive themselves to Aerodromo Gilberto Lavaque to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to use a provided map to navigate to a skydiving drop zone. Meanwhile, the other team member that did not perform the Roadblock has to board an airplane and tandem skydive to that location. Once the team is reunited, the jumpmaster will give them their next clue.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must drive themselves to Patios de Cafayate Winery and search the grounds for their next clue.
Teams must make 120 empanadas, 60 filled with meat and 60 filled with cheese, both having different crimping pattern. Once the proper quantity of empanadas are made correctly, the empanada champion will allow them to search the grounds to check in.
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 • ϵ 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
- This episode's title is a pun said by Cherie while sobbing in the stressful ride to the Roadblock.
|The Amazing Race 20 Episode List|
"Tears of a Clown" · "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" · "Bust Me Right in the Head With It" · "Taste Your Salami" · "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" · "This Is Wicked Strange" · "I Didn't Make Her Cry" · "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" · "Bollywood Travolta" · "I Need Hair to be Pretty" · "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"