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"They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street"
Version United States
Season Season 15
Episode Number 1/11 (169)
First Broadcast September 27, 2009
Episode Chronology
Previous "This is How You Lose a Million Dollars"
(previous season)
Next "It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars"
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They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 15.

Story

Leg 1

Leg 2

Route Markers

Leg 1

Teams must fly to Tokyo, Japan. However, before departure, the teams have to compete a starting line task. Teams have to search through hundreds of license plates to find the one of eleven from the Shinagawa District of Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese Symbol for Shinagawa is printed at the top of the clue, but was not identified as such. Once teams present a correct license plate to Phil, they will receive a set of tickets on one of two flights, the first six being on American Airlines leaving at 12:45 pm and the last five being on United Airlines flight departing at 1:15 pm, to their first destination, Tokyo, Japan. The team who fails to find a plate will be eliminated at the Starting Line. Once they have found a correct license plate, teams can drive themselves to Los Angeles International Airport. Upon arrival in Tokyo, teams must travel by taxi to Tokyo Tower Studios, where they will find their next clue.

The order when teams found their license plate was a follows:

  1. Maria & Tiffany
  2. Marcy & Ron
  3. Meghan & Cheyne
  4. Flight Time & Big Easy
  5. Gary & Matt
  6. Zev & Justin
  7. Sam & Dan
  8. Mika & Canaan
  9. Garrett & Jessica
  10. Brian & Ericka
  11. Lance & Keri

For not finding a license plate, Eric & Lisa were eliminated from the Race.

The team member assigned to participate in a Japanese-style game show called Sushi Roulette. Once all the teams have arrived at the Roadblock location, the host would spin a wheel with 11 plates of sushi, 2 of which were "wasabi bombs", temaki-style sushi filled only with hot wasabi. If the racer receives a wasabi bomb, he or she has 2 minutes to eat it in order to receive their next clue. If they failed to finish it within the time allotted, they have to play again until they receive a new wasabi bomb and could complete the task. Racers who received plain sushi had to eat the sushi and play until they received a wasabi bomb.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must guide a group of 20 Japanese tourists whose visors match the colored flag they received at the end of the Roadblock trough the Shibuya Scramble Crossing to Konnō Hachimangū Shrine to check in. If even one of the tourist gets lost while traveling to the Pit Stop, teams must backtrack and find them before they are allowed to check in.

For coming in first place, Meghan & Cheyne won a trip for two to Aspen and Vail, Colorado provided by Travelocity.

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

Leg 2

The order of departure from Konnō Hachimangū Shrine are as follows:

  1. Meghan & Cheyne (12:19 am)
  2. Zev & Justin (12:36 am)
  3. Lance & Keri (12:40 am)
  4. Marcy & Ron (12:41 am)
  5. Flight Time & Big Easy (12:42 am)
  6. Brian & Ericka (12:44 am)
  7. Gary & Matt (12:45 am)
  8. Garrett & Jessica (12:51 am)
  9. Sam & Dan (12:54 am)
  10. Mika & Canaan (1:03 am)
  11. Maria & Tiffany (3:22 am)

Teams must fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Upon arrival, teams must travel by bus to the village of Cái Bè. Once there, teams must travel on foot to Bến Tàu Du Lịch Dock to find their next clue.

At Bến Tàu Du Lịch Dock, Maria & Tiffany would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Maria & Tiffany must collect the ingredients for Vietnamese soup called phở from a soup stand. Once collected, they must prepare a serving of the soup and give it to the dockmaster before they are allowed to continue.

Teams must pick a sampan and travel on the Mekong Delta to a fruit farm mud pit. There, teams have to collect nutrient-rich mud in buckets and pile it at the base of a fruit tree to a designated line to receive their next clue.

Teams must return their sampan at Bến Tàu Du Lịch Dock and travel on foot to the Cai Be Township Sports Ground to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to herd 150 ducks out of their pen, lead them across a bridge and back, and then return them back into their pen in 10 minutes using two flags as a means to guide the ducks. Once the ducks are in their pens, teams will receive their next clue. With only three available fields, if the team member fails to complete it within 10 minutes, they would have to relinquish their spot and wait for another turn.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to Cai Be Market and search for the Bassac III riverboat to check in.

For coming in first place, Gary & Matt each won a kayak.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     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



Leg 1

MeghanCheyne
 1st place 
Meghan & Cheyne
Dating
ZevJustin
 2nd place 
Zev & Justin
Friends
LanceKeri
 3rd place 
Lance & Keri
Engaged
MarcyRon
 4th place 
Marcy & Ron
Dating
FlightTimeBigEasy
 5th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
BrianEricka
 6th place 
Brian & Ericka
Married
GaryMatt
 7th place 
Gary & Matt
Father/Son
GarrettJessica
 8th place 
Garrett & Jessica
Dating On and Off
SamDan
 9th place 
Sam & Dan
Brothers
MikaCanaan
 10th place 
Mika & Canaan
Newly Dating
MariaTiffany
 11th place 
Maria & Tiffany
Professional Poker Players
EricLisa
 ELIMINATED 
Eric & Lisa
Married Yoga Teachers

Leg 2

GaryMatt
 1st place 
Gary & Matt
Father/Son
SamDan
 2nd place 
Sam & Dan
Brothers
FlightTimeBigEasy
 3rd place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
LanceKeri
 4th place 
Lance & Keri
Engaged
ZevJustin
 5th place 
Zev & Justin
Friends
MeghanCheyne
 6th place 
Meghan & Cheyne
Dating
MariaTiffany
 7th place 
Maria & Tiffany
Professional Poker Players
MikaCanaan
 8th place 
Mika & Canaan
Newly Dating
MarcyRon
 9th place 
Marcy & Ron
Dating
BrianEricka
 10th place 
Brian & Ericka
Married
GarrettJessica
 ELIMINATED 
Garrett & Jessica
Dating On and Off

Trivia

References

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