"We Have A Bad Elephant"
Version United States
Season Season 7
Episode Number 9/12 (082)
First Broadcast April 19, 2005
Viewership (in millions) 12.34[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 5.1/13
Episode Chronology
Previous "Mow'em Down Like Grass"
Next "We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome!"

We Have A Bad Elephant is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 7.


Teams face a challenging Roadblock with difficult animals.

On the second part of this extended leg of the race, the Racers have a hard time maneuvering very fickle camels as the animals pull teams into trees, walk backward and even lie down in the middle of the course. Meanwhile, one team tries for the last Fast Forward of the race, which challenges them to partake in a shocking and emotional traditional Indian ritual. Also, the pressures of the Race take their toll on one team whose solid relationship has a momentary meltdown.[2]


Route Markers

Teams must take a train from Charbagh Railway Station Platform 2. On they train, they would receive their next clue.

Teams must find their next clue at the Jodhpur Station.

Teams must make their way to Sardar Market and find their next clue on the first floor balcony of the clock tower.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Sadar Marker.

Teams must participate in a traditional Hindu ritual at Kailashoham Gaure Shwar Mahadev Mandir at Kaylana Lake that involves shaving their hair. Once both team members have shaven their heads, they would win the Fast Forward. Uchenna & Joyce won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Trunk
Teams must travel to Jodhpur's old city and cart a 600 lb elephant in Khanna Niwas through the streets of Jodhpur, when they reached the Shri Kunj Bihari Temple, the temple priest will hand them their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Dunk
Teams must make their way to a dyeing house in Panna Niwas and dye 25 sheets of fabric in a basket until they found the one with their next clue on it.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must take a rickshaw to Deora Krishi Farm to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to complete two laps in a cart driven by a camel. Once completed, teams would receive their next clue

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Jaswant Thada 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> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Uchenna & Joyce
 2nd place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
 3rd place 
Rob & Amber
 4th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
Lynn & Alex



I knew that was coming. I freaking knew it!Joyce after reaching the Fast Forward and finding out she would have to participate in a head shaving ritual


  • John Griep at The Star Democrat (04/19/2005): "Smiths cheered in India's latest leg of Amazing Race"