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The Amazing Race 4
TARlogo-USoriginal
Version United States
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 24
Distance traveled 44,000 miles (71,000 km)
Starting line Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Finish line Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona
Filming dates January 18, 2003 - February 14, 2003
Season run May 29, 2003 - August 21, 2003
Number of legs 13
Number of teams 12
Winning team Reichen & Chip
Runner(s)-up Kelly & Jon
David & Jeff
Cast
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Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 3
Next Season The Amazing Race 5
Greeters

The Amazing Race 4 is the fourth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on May 23, 2003 and ended on August 21, 2003 on CBS.

Development

Applications for this season were due on September 20, 2002 while interviews were conducted two months later.[1] CBS officially committed to the season in mid-November 2002.[2]

Despite filming in roughly the same weather schedule as The Amazing Race 2 (January–February), this season aired in the summer instead of winter/spring. The show also moved to Thursdays at 8 p.m., replacing Survivor for the summer.[3][4]

This season traveled a total of 44,000 miles (71,000 km) across 9 countries in four continents.

American Airlines and Royal Caribbean International were the two official sponsors during this season and provided prizes throughout the race to winning teams on certain legs.

Teams

ReichenChip
 1st place 
Reichen & Chip
Married
KellyJon
 2nd place 
Kelly & Jon
Engaged
DavidJeff
 3rd place 
David & Jeff
Best friends
JonAl
 ELIMINATED 
Jon & Al
Best friends/clowns
MillieChuck
 ELIMINATED 
Millie & Chuck
Dating 12 years/virgins
TianJaree
 ELIMINATED 
Tian & Jaree
Friends/models
MonicaSheree
 ELIMINATED 
Monica & Sheree
NFL wives/moms
SteveDave
 ELIMINATED 
Steve & Dave
Air traffic controllers
SteveJosh
 ELIMINATED 
Steve & Josh
Father/son
RussellCindy
 ELIMINATED 
Russell & Cindy
Friends/dating
AmandaChris
 ELIMINATED 
Amanda & Chris
Dating
DebraSteve
 ELIMINATED 
Debra & Steve
Married parents

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)[5]
Ratings/Share
(18-49)[5]
1 "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" May 29, 2003 1 United States → Italy Amanda & Chris Debra & Steve 1st Eliminated
12th Place
9.90 3.7/12
Millie & Chuck
Steve & Josh
2 "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served...And We're Bigger" June 5, 2003 2 Italy Steve & Dave Amanda & Chris 2nd Eliminated
11th Place
8.30 3.2/11
3 "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!" June 12, 2003 3 Italy → Austria Steve & Josh Russell & Cindy 3rd Eliminated
10th Place
8.10 3.1/10
4 "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" June 19, 2003 4 Austria → France Tian & Jaree Steve & Josh 4th Eliminated
9th Place
7.60 2.8/10
5 "You Are Just Deliberately Trying To Make Us Lose!" June 26, 2003 5 France → The Netherlands Millie & Chuck Steve & Dave 5th Eliminated
8th Place
7.90 2.9/10
6 "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" July 3, 2003 6 The Netherlands → India David & Jeff Monica & Sheree 6th Eliminated
7th Place
6.90 2.4/10
7 "We're Going Down The Wrong Side Of The Freeway...And The Lights Are Off!" July 10, 2003 7 India David & Jeff Tian & Jaree 7th Eliminated
6th Place
8.10 3.0/11
8 "The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old But Still Very, Very With It" July 17, 2003 8 India → Malaysia Jon & Al Kelly & Jon Non-Elimination
Leg
7.80 2.9/10
9 "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" July 24, 2003 9 Malaysia Reichen & Chip Millie & Chuck 8th Eliminated
5th Place
8.60 3.3/12
10 "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" July 31, 2003 10 Malaysia → South Korea Kelly & Jon David & Jeff Non-Elimination
Leg
8.10 2.9/10
11 "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close" August 7, 2003 11 South Korea → Australia David & Jeff Jon & Al 9th Eliminated
4th Place
8.30 3.1/11
12 "He's A Couple Of Ticks Away From Having A Heart Attack" August 14, 2003 12 Australia David & Jeff Kelly & Jon Non-Elimination
Leg
8.70 2.9/10
13 "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" August 21, 2003 13 Australia → United States Reichen & Chip David & Jeff 3rd Place 9.90 3.7/12
Kelly & Jon 2nd Place

Leaderboard

This chart shows each teams ranking per leg according to their official check in at the Pit Stop. However, time penalties issued before the start of the next leg due to improperly performed tasks are not reflected here.

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Leg 13 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Reichen & Chip 9 2 3 5 4 2 5 2 1 2 3 2 1 3.15 4-7
2 Kelly & Jon 6 3 8 7 3 3 3 5 4 1 2 3 2 3.85 2-10
3 David & Jeff 10 5 7 6 6 1 1 4 3 4 1 1 3 4.00 5-6
4 Jon & Al 7 6 6 2 2 6 2 1 2 3 4 3.72 4-6
5 Millie & Chuck 1 8 5 2 1 4 4 3 5 3.67 2-5
6 Tian & Jaree 11 4 4 1 7 5 6 5.43 6-0
7 Monica & Sheree 4 10 2 4 5 7 5.33 3-2
8 Steve & Dave 5 1 9 8 8 6.20 2-1
9 Steve & Josh 1 9 1 9 5.00 0-2
10 Russell & Cindy 8 7 10 8.33 2-0
11 Amanda & Chris 1 11 6.00 0-1
12 Debra & Steve 12 12.00 0-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4][5]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass





Notes
1: Millie & Chuck, Steve & Josh, and Amanda & Chris all agreed to a three-way tie for 1st place after the three teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
2: Jon & Al and Millie & Chuck both agreed to a 2nd place tie after both teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
3: Reichen & Chip initially arrived 2nd, but they drove to the Pit Stop instead of traveling on foot and were issued a 35-minute penalty. As Reichen & Chip were waiting out their penalty, Kelly & Jon checked in, dropping Reichen & Chip to 3rd.
4: David & Jeff had fallen so far behind that they were unable to complete the final leg. Once David & Jeff reached Hawaii and arrived at the first route marker, they were informed that the race was over.
5: On the Amazing Race website, Jeff said that during the final leg, he did the final roadblock after the teams had checked in.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First time visits to the Netherlands and South Korea.
    • First season also to visit Austria and Malaysia as a Pit Stop.
  • Second season to feature twelve teams.
  • Second season to have only three non-elimination legs.
  • Last season to have Fast Forwards available on every leg.
  • First season where the top three in the first leg were all eliminated
  • Most number of teams who won a leg, 9 teams.
  • Most number of teams who won the Fast Forward, 7 teams.
  • Lowest number of teams who did not win a leg, 3 teams.
  • Most number of all-male teams, 5 (Tied with Season 23).
  • Last season to feature multiple ties at the Pit Stop.

US

  • Longest episode titles out of any season.
  • There are three Steves in this race.
  • Last season (until Season 27) to feature a Fast Forward on Leg 1.
  • Least amount female contestants in the final three, 1. (Tied with Season 1, Season 9, Season 16, Season 21)
  • One of two standard format seasons to have no teams returning in All-Stars.

Pit Stop Greeters

Click here for this season's Greeters

Reception

  • Wade Paulsen at Reality TV World (04/25/2003): "Analysis: The Amazing Race 4 delayed until fall?"
  • Cara DiPasquale & Kris Karnopp at Chicago Tribune (05/08/2003): "Amazing Race wins coveted 'Survivor' slot"
  • Ian Pollack at Reality Reel (05/15/2003): "Amazing Race 4 Pre-Race Team Evaluation"
  • Heather Havrilesky at Salon (08/18/2003): "Those amazing animals!"

External links

  1. http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/cbs-now-accepting-applications-for-the-amazing-race-4-526.php
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20021217204035/http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=televisionNews&storyID=1755733
  3. http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/amazing-race-4-may-start-as-early-as-may-29-1141.php
  4. http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/cbs-confirms-may-29th-start-date-for-the-amazing-race-4-reveals-cast-info-1144.php
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.spottedratings.com/2011/12/spotvault-amazing-race-cbs-summer-2003.html

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