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"This is the Most Stupid Day Ever"
Version United States
Season Season 18
Episode Number 4/11 (207)
First Broadcast March 13, 2011
Episode Chronology
Previous "We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently"
Next "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game"
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This is the Most Stupid Day Ever is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Commodore Perry Monument are as follows:

  1. Zev & Justin (8:44 pm)
  2. Gary & Mallory (9:29 pm)
  3. Ron & Christina (9:38 pm)
  4. Kisha & Jen (9:50 pm)
  5. Flight Time & Big Easy (10:01 pm)
  6. Jet & Cord (10:34 pm)
  7. Kent & Vyxsin (11:33 pm)
  8. Margie & Luke (11:52 pm)
  9. Jaime & Cara (12:42 am)

Teams must fly to Lijiang, China. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Jade Dragon Mountain. Once there, teams must travel by shuttle bus to the Baishui River to find their next clue.

Due to limited flights into Lijiang, all teams must take the mandatory flight to Kunming, China. Once in Kunming, teams may take make any arrangements they would like to Lijiang.

Teams must properly saddle a yak, then they'll ride the yak across a portion of the Baishui River to receive their next clue.

Teams must ride a gondola to Spruce Meadow to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to search through tens of thousands of wooden charms for a set of twelve that correspond to the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. Once they collect the charms, they have to place them on a mobile in the correct order which was the traditional procession of the signs according to myth; Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig, to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by bus to Old Town of Lijiang and search for the prayer wheel to find their next clue.

Teams must put a wish into the prayer wheel via a slot that corresponds to their sign in the Chinese zodiac, and call out the name of their sign. Once they've got the right signs, they will receive their next clue.

Choice A: Hammer
Teams would have to use wooden mallets to pulverize a peanut brittle to the right consistency. They then have to cut it into pieces and box them before the candy maker can give them their next clue.

Gary & Mallory, Jaime & Cara, Jet & Cord, Kent & Vyxsin, Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, and Ron & Christina chose this task.

Choice B: Horn
Teams would have to travel to a square where they have to pick up a large traditional horn and lead a group of Nakhi dancers to Wencheng Palace on the other side of town to receive their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy and Zev & Justin chose this task.

Teams must travel on foot to Eternal Tower on Lion Hill to check in.

For coming in first place, Margie & Luke won a trip for two to Aruba, provided by Travelocity.

This leg is a no-rest leg. Teams would check in as normal, but receive their clue to start the next leg from Phil. The team that comes in last place does not receive a penalty.

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 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• Was penalized with an automatic U-Turn
MargieLukeUnfinishedBusiness
 1st place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
JetCordUnfinishedBusiness
 2nd place 
Jet & Cord
Cowboys
GaryMalloryUnfinishedBusiness
 3rd place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
RonaldChristinaUnfinishedBusiness
 4th place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
KishaJenUnfinishedBusiness
 5th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
FlightTimeBigEasyUnfinishedBusiness
 6th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
JaimeCaraUnfinishedBusiness
 7th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
ZevJustinUnfinishedBusiness
 8th place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
KentVyxsinUnfinishedBusiness
 9th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Vyxsin, expressing her frustration after wasting time to find her team's car at the Pit Start.

References

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