"Your Tan Is Totally Cool"
Version United States
Season Season 22
Episode Number 5/11 (253)
First Broadcast March 17, 2013
Episode Chronology
Previous "I Love Monkeys!"
Next "Scorpion King Hunter"

Your Tan Is Totally Cool is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 22.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Pura Luhur Uluwatu cliff are as follows:

  1. Dave & Connor (5:01 am)
  2. Pam & Winnie (5:21 am)
  3. Max & Katie (5:25 am)
  4. Caroline & Jennifer (7:20 am)
  5. Joey & Meghan (9:06 am)
  6. Mona & Beth (9:12 am)
  7. Bates & Anthony (9:14 am)
  8. Chuck & Wynona (9:23 am)

Teams must fly to Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Rạp Công nhân Theater Gallery 42 to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to watch a performance of a Vietnamese patriotic song. At the end of the performance, the phrase "Vinh quang thay thế hệ thanh niên chúng ta", which in Vietnamese means, "Glory to our young generation". Without taking any notes, racers have five minutes to search the nearby gallery for one of several political posters with the correct phrase. If cannot find the correct quote within the allotted time, they have to watch the performance again.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Dave & Connor did not perform the Roadblock, due to withdrawing from the Race shortly after the leg began.

Teams must travel by taxi to the Công viên Thống Nhất, where they must successfully perform the múa sạp, a Vietnamese bamboo dance, to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Make Your Move
Teams would have to set up a human chess board at the Temple of Literature. Using a local cờ tướng board, teams have to find four human chess pieces that have symbols matching the pieces on the board and then set them up with four staffs in position on the human chess board. Once they have the correct pieces, the chessmaster will hand them their next clue.

Bates & Anthony, Caroline & Jennifer, Joey & Meghan, Mona & Beth, and Pam & Winnie chose this task.

Choice B: Make Your Meal
Teams would have to prepare Vietnam's national dish, phở. After picking up four baskets, two empty and two live chickens, at the Ngoc Son Temple, where they have to navigate into the street market to pick up the rest of the ingredients on a shopping list, including the specific weights and amounts, and then find a cooking station to cook two phở soups into the chef's approval to receive their next clue.

Chuck & Wynona and Max & Katie chose this task.

Dave & Connor did not perform either side of the Detour, due to withdrawing from the Race shortly after the leg began.

Teams must travel by taxi to the downed B-52 at Hữu Tiệp Lake to find their next clue.

At Museum Geelvinck, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available and anonymously. Pam & Winnie used the first slot of the U-Turn on Joey & Meghan. Joey & Meghan used the second slot of the U-Turn on Chuck & Wynona.

Since Joey & Meghan completed the Make Your Move Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Make Your Meal Detour before continuing.

Since Chuck & Wynona completed the Make Your Meal Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Make Your Move Detour before continuing.

Teams must travel by taxi to the National Museum of Vietnamese History to check in.

For coming in first place, Pam & Winnie won a ski trip for two to Whistler, provided by Travelocity.


     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

 1st place 
Pam & Winnie
Best Friends
 2nd place 
Max & Katie
 3rd place 
Mona & Beth
Roller Derby Moms
 4th place 
Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
 5th place 
Caroline & Jennifer
Country Singers
 6th place 
Joey & Meghan
YouTube Hosts
 7th place 
Chuck & Wynona
Dave & Connor


  • This episode's title is said by Pam in a confessional, referring to Max.
  • Much controversy was caused due to the Roadblock involving a communist propaganda song and the visit to the downed B-52 Bomber that was shot down by North Vietnam that is used as a memorial for communist Vietnam's victory.
    • This led to CBS making an apology (read by Phil Keoghan) at the beginning of the next pisode stating that the task was insensitive to American veterans, particularly ones of the Vietnam War.


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