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The Amazing Race 6
TARlogo-USoriginal
Version United States
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 11
Cities visited 24
Distance traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Starting line Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois
Finish line Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, Illinois
Filming dates August 13, 2004 - September 12, 2004
Season run November 16, 2004 - February 8, 2005
Number of legs 12
Number of teams 11
Winning team Freddy & Kendra
Runner(s)-up Kris & Jon
Adam & Rebecca
Cast
TAR6cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 5
Next Season The Amazing Race 7
Greeters

The Amazing Race 6 is the sixth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on November 16, 2004 and ended on February 5, 2005 on CBS.

Synopsis

The next 11 teams ready to globe-trot the world are at the starting gate awaiting the official start of the sixth edition of the Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE .[1]

Development

The sixth season of The Amazing Race was filmed between August and September 2004 for which they traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km), spanning 10 different countries in 4 continents. The show moved to Tuesdays at 9 p.m., staying there for 2 more seasons.

American Airlines and Royal Caribbean International were the two official sponsors of the seasons and would provide the prizes awarded to first place teams on certain legs.

Teams

FreddyKendra
 1st place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged models
KrisJon
 2nd place 
Kris & Jon
Dating long-distance
AdamRebecca
 3rd place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly dating
HaydenAaron
 ELIMINATED 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating actors
LoriBolo
 ELIMINATED 
Lori & Bolo
Married pro wrestlers
JonathanVictoria
 ELIMINATED 
Jonathan & Victoria
Married entrepreneurs
GusHera
 ELIMINATED 
Gus & Hera
Father/daughter
DonMaryJean
 ELIMINATED 
Don & Mary Jean
Grandparents
LenaKristy
 ELIMINATED 
Lena & Kristy
Sisters
MeredithMaria
 ELIMINATED 
Meredith & Maria
Best friends
AviJoe
 ELIMINATED 
Avi & Joe
High school buddies

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)[2]
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "The Game's Afoot" November 16, 2004 1 United States → Iceland Hayden & Aaron Avi & Joe 1st Eliminated
11th Place
11.80 5.0/12
2 "I'm Not His Wife, He Doesn't Need to Scream At Me" November 23, 2004 2 Iceland → Norway Kris & Jon Meredith & Maria 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
11.50 4.7/12
3 "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science" November 30, 2004 3 Norway → Sweden Hayden & Aaron Lena & Kristy 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
11.84 4.8/12
4 "What If It Isn't Sanitary" December 7, 2004 4 Sweden → Senegal Kris & Jon Don & Mary Jean Non-Elimination
Leg
11.72 4.6/12
5 "Quit Following Us" December 14, 2004 5 Senegal → Germany Freddy & Kendra Don & Mary Jean 4th Eliminated
8th Place
10.70 4.1/10
6 "They Should Probably Have Some Counseling" December 21, 2004 6 Germany → Hungary Freddy & Kendra Lori & Bolo Ordered to
Continue Racing
10.70 4.0/12
7 "Phil Is A Choo-Choo Charlie" December 28, 2004 None Recap Episode 10.10 3.8/10
8 "One of You, I'm Gonna Break in Half" January 4, 2005 6 Hungary Lori & Bolo Gus & Hera 5th Eliminated
7th Place
10.66 4.4/10
9 "Tell My Mom I Love Her" January 11, 2005 7 Hungary → France Adam & Rebecca Hayden & Aaron Non-Elimination
Leg
11.07 4.3/10
10 "Are There Instructions On Donkey Handling?" January 18, 2005 8 France → Ethiopia Hayden & Aaron Jonathan & Victoria 6th Eliminated
6th Place
10.61 4.1/9
11 "It Always Comes Down to Details" January 25, 2005 9 Ethiopia → Sri Lanka Kris & Jon Lori & Bolo 7th Eliminated
5th Place
12.03 4.7/11
12 "You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate" February 1, 2005 10 Sri Lanka → China Hayden & Aaron Adam & Rebecca Non-Elimination
Leg
12.01 4.6/11
13 "4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles" February 8, 2005 11 China Kris & Jon Hayden & Aaron 8th Eliminated
4th Place
12.62 5.2/13
12 China → United States Freddy & Kendra Adam & Rebecca 3rd Place
Kris & 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 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Freddy & Kendra 4 8 6 5 1 1 6 2 4< 3 2> 2 1 3.50 6-6
2 Kris & Jon 2 1 2 1 4 5 2 4 3 1 3 1 2 2.17 6-6
3 Adam & Rebecca 7 6 5 6 6 6 5 1 5> 4 4< 3 3 4.58 6-5
4 Hayden & Aaron 1 4 1 4 3 4 4 6 1 2 1 4 2.81 5-6
5 Lori & Bolo 6 5 7 3 7 7 1 3 2 5 4.33 5-3
6 Jonathan & Victoria 5 2 4 2 2 3 3 5 6 3.63 4-4
7 Gus & Hera 10 3 3 7 5 2 7 5.83 3-3
8 Don & Mary Jean 9 7 8 8 8 8.00 2-2
9 Lena & Kristy 3 9 9 7.00 1-1
10 Meredith & Maria 8 10 9.00 0-1
11 Avi & Joe 11 11.00 0-0
Notes [1][2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield





Notes
1: Freddy & Kendra initially arrived 6th, but they were issued a 30-minute penalty for taking an extra clue after the Viking ship task, stated to take only one clue from the cluebox per each team. Adam & Rebecca and Don & Mary Jean checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to 8th.
2: Don & Mary Jean had arrived in 7th place in Leg 2, but they mistakenly drove the car that belonged to Adam & Rebecca. They left in 8th place at the beginning of Leg 3 after they were issued a 30-minute penalty, while Freddy & Kendra now departed in 7th place.
3: Lena & Kristy failed to complete the Roadblock in Leg 3. After more than 2 hours passed since the last team checked in at the mat and over 10 hours of searching, Phil came out to the Roadblock location and eliminated them.
4: Leg 6 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point. The leg's Fast Forward was offered after the halfway mark, and thus permitted Lori & Bolo to skip only the second set of challenges.
5: Hayden & Aaron initially arrived 3rd, just ahead of Adam & Rebecca, but were issued a 4-hour penalty for quitting the Roadblock. Both Rebecca and Hayden almost had to quit the Roadblock because the last gondola down the mountain was about to leave; however, at the time Rebecca opened her lock and successfully completed the Roadblock, they checked in during the penalty time, thereby dropping Hayden & Aaron to last place; which resulted in their elimination.
6: The finishes in the first half of the superleg in Leg 6 are not counted as part of the average. Only the final finish in the leg is counted toward the average.

Memorable Moments

Good Situations

  • At the mat following their elimination in leg 11, Aaron proposed to Hayden in marriage, and she accepted.

Bad Situations

  • Maria having difficulties driving a stick in Leg 2.
  • Adam furious at Rebecca for telling him to take off his sunglasses when he accidentally left them on the Viking boat.
  • Don & Mary Jean mistakenly took Adam & Rebecca's car.
  • Lena spending 8 hours at the Roadblock pushing over 100 hay bales without finding the clue.
  • Jonathan & Victoria missed 1st place in Leg 5 when Victoria picked up Jonathan's backpack fearing it would be stolen, sending Jonathan into a rage by shoving her.
  • Jonathan & Victoria misread their clue in Leg 8 taking only one donkey when they should've taken two.
  • Lori & Bolo overlooking additional details at the Roadblock in Leg 9.

Records

Franchise

  • First time visits to Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Senegal.
  • First season to have a superleg.
    • Introduced by accident as Leg 6 in Hungary was originally planned to be a Non-Elimination Leg and the last arrive would be stripped of their accumulated money. However, producers learned that begging is illegal in Hungary, which would have made it almost impossible to collect any money. To avoid this, they instead combined this leg with the intended Leg 7.
  • Lowest number of all-male teams, 1 (tied with Seasons 5 and 12).
  • First season to have winning prizes on every leg.
  • First introduction of the Roadblock limit wherein each team member may not perform more than 6 Roadblocks.
  • First time that the final six teams were co-ed teams.
  • Second season (after Season 5) where all the final 3 teams are co-ed teams.
    • Coincidentally in both seasons, all the final 3 teams were in "love relationships".

US

  • One of two standard-format seasons to have no teams returning in All-Stars.
  • Most co-ed teams to participate on the race, 8 (until Season 26).
  • Most number of couples in love, 7 (tied with All-Stars and Season 15).
  • Second season that the race began and ended in the same city (after Season 1).
    • First time also the race did not begin on the West Coast nor the East Coast.
  • First season that the Finish Line was located in a Midwestern state of the United States.

Pit Stop Greeters

Click here for this season's Greeters

Reception

  • Korey Karnes at Chicago Tribune (12/03/2004): "Smart 'Race' continues to amaze"
  • Scott D. Pierce at Deseret News (02/15/2005): "Amazing couple seeks Phil's help"

External links

  1. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2004/10/20/eleven-teams-await-the-starting-gun-as-the-next-the-amazing-race-is-about-to-begin-17116/20041020cbs01/
  2. http://www.spottedratings.com/2011/12/spotvault-amazing-race-cbs-fall-2004.html

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