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"Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!"
TAR3E9
Version United States
Season Season 3
Episode Number 9/11 (033)
First Broadcast December 4, 2002
Viewership (in millions) 9.00[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.9/10
Episode Chronology
Previous "This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!"
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Why Did You Have To Take Your Pants Off? is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 3.

Synopsis

The final dash through Zurich comes down to a foot race.

With five teams remaining, the pressure escalates, prompting two teams to conspire and lie to another team regarding the location of the route marker in order to put them ahead. Meanwhile, at the last pit stop, two team members from different teams begin to form a romantic bond. And with teams separated by minutes, panic ensues in a mad dash around Zurich, Switzerland to reach the pit stop.[2]

Story

Leg 9

Leg 10

Route Markers

Leg 9

The order of departure from Chalet Arnika are as follows:

  1. Derek & Drew (4:55 am)
  2. Flo & Zach (4:56 am)
  3. Teri & Ian (5:03 am)
  4. Ken & Gerard (5:07 am)
  5. John Vito & Jill (5:08 am)

Teams must find the Gletscherschlucht gorge to find a set a set of keys that will unlock one of five cars, each with a clue inside.

Teams must take a car train through the Alps from Kandersteg to Niouc. At Niouc, teams must find the Val d'Anniviers and find their clue on the Red Bridge.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to the teams with their clue at Gletscherschlucht gorge.

Teams will have to go to Kandersteg and find a cheese-making cabin. Once there, they will have to eat a cheese wheel that has been cubed. Once enough cubes are eaten to reveal the Fast Forward pass, they may head directly to the pit stop. John Vito & Jill won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Extreme Swiss
Teams must cross the narrow Red Bridge and both team membes must bungee jump 620 feet into a gorge below.

Only Derek & Drew chose this task.

Choice B: Very Swiss
Teams have to drive 8 miles to a farm and find a key inside a bell around the neck of a goat. However, only of 5 of the 75 goats had keys in them. When they find a key, they could receive their next clue.

Flo & Zach, Ken & Gerard, and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Teams must drive to Veytaux and find the Château de Chillon to search for their next clue. Before leaving, teams may call someone a T-Mobile phone back home.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to assemble a Swiss army bike from a pile of parts with an identical bike to use as a reference. Once the expert has confirmed the bike has properly assembled, they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams may ride both the assembled and reference bike 3 miles to the Basset Marina in Montreux and take a paddle-boat to the Steamship Savoie on Lake Geneva to check in.

For coming in first place, John Vito & Jill won a seven night Caribbean vacation on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas cruise ship.

Leg 10

The order of departure from Steamship Savoie are as follows:

  1. John Vito & Jill (12:42 am)
  2. Ken & Gerard (2:00 am)
  3. Derek & Drew (2:14 am)
  4. Teri & Ian (2:35 am)
  5. Flo & Zach (2:41 am)

Teams must travel to the Jet d'Eau in Geneva to get their next clue.

Teams must fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and find the Petronas Twin Towers to find their next clue.

At the Petronas Twin Towers, teams had to find a local and have them take their picture in front of the towers using a Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera. Once they've walked 1 mile through the streets to the Ampang Park Shopping Center, teams developed their pictures of the Towers to find the next clue printed on the back of the photo.

Teams must take a train to Singapore and find the National Orchid Gardens to search for the Margaret Thatcher flower to get their next clue.

Choice A: Dry
Teams must drive to the apartment block in Choa Chu Kang From there, locate Unit #10-137 containing Singaporean TV star Gurmit Singh in the television series Phua Chu Kang to get their next clue. However, the elevators in the flat stop in random order, the apartments numbers are scrambled, and all of the streets on the complex have nearly identical names, making it more difficult for teams to find the unit.

Flo & Zach, John Vito & Jill, and Ken & Gerard chose this task.

Choice B: Wet
Teams must drive to the Singapore Zoo and had to find "Mermaids of the Sea", which actually meant the manatee enclosure. Once at the enclosure, they had to swim through the pool to receive the next clue.

Derek & Drew and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Teams must drive to Suntec City and find the Fountain of Wealth to search for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to simply grab their clue in the middle of the fountain.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive to Mount Faber and make their way to the top to check in.

For coming in first place, Derek & Drew won a seven night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.

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 9

TAR3-John Vito-Jill
 1st place 
John Vito & Jill
Dating
TAR3-Ken-Gerard
 2nd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers
TAR3-Derek-Drew
 3rd place 
Derek & Drew
Twins/models
TAR3-Teri-Ian
 4th place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
TAR3-Flo-Zach
 5th place 
Flo & Zach
Friends

Leg 10

TAR3-Derek-Drew
 1st place 
Derek & Drew
Twins/models
TAR3-Ken-Gerard
 2nd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers
TAR3-Flo-Zach
 3rd place 
Flo & Zach
Friends
TAR3-Teri-Ian
 4th place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
TAR3-John Vito-Jill
 ELIMINATED 
John Vito & Jill
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Flo.
  • This first time The Amazing Race visits the countries of Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Legs 8 and 9 mark the first time there are consecutive non-elimination legs.
  • Derek & Drew's shared birthday occurs during Leg 9 in Singapore.
  • 25% of viewers in Singapore watched this episode.[3]
  • When the travel route is shown for leg 10 (from Geneva to Paris to Kuala Lumpur), it misplaces Paris for Madrid on the map.[4]

References

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