The Amazing Race 4

The Amazing Race 4 is the fourth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. The show featured twelve teams on a race around the world. The season premiered on May 29, 2003 and concluded on August 21.

The Amazing Race 4
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Presented byPhil Keoghan
No. of teams12
WinnersReichen Lehmkuhl & Chip Arndt
No. of legs13
Distance traveled44,000 mi (71,000 km)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMay 29 (2003-05-29) –
August 21, 2003 (2003-08-21)
Additional information
Filming datesJanuary 18 (2003-01-18) –
February 14, 2003 (2003-02-14)[1]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 3
Next →
Season 5
List of episodes

Married couple Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt were the winners of the season, while engaged couple Jon Corso and Kelly Parks finished in second place, and best friends Dave Dean and Jeff Strand finished in third.

ProductionEdit

Development and filmingEdit

 
The Starting Line was on the grounds of Dodgers Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The fourth season of The Amazing Race spanned 44,000 miles (71,000 km) across four continents with new locations in the Netherlands and South Korea. Filming for the show began on January 18, 2003, and finished on February 14.

This was the last season where ties at the end were allowed at the mat. In subsequent seasons, even if several teams arrived at the mat on the same time, a chronological order would be determined and the official check-in times for teams arriving simultaneously would be set a minute apart to avoid ties. This was also the last season where a Fast Forward appeared in every leg.

During the final leg of the season, David & Jeff, thinking they could get a faster flight to Hawaii through Sydney, Australia, were stranded in the Sydney Airport for so long that they finally arrived in Honolulu while the other two teams were crossing the finish line in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with Joe & Bill of Season 1, they are one of only two teams in Amazing Race history to reach the final leg but not cross the Finish Line.

AwardsEdit

In 2004, this installment of The Amazing Race won the series its second consecutive primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.

CastEdit

This season's cast included a gay married couple, NFL wives, a pair of circus clowns, and air traffic controllers. The "NFL Wives", Monica & Sheree, were respectively married to Ashley Ambrose and Ray Buchanan, both of whom played for the Atlanta Falcons the season before the television series was filmed.[2][3] At the time this season was filmed and broadcast, same-sex marriage had not yet been made legal in the United States. Reichen & Chip were never legally married, although they were married in a religious ceremony. CBS decided for the purpose of the show to respect the fact that they recognized themselves as a "married" couple. Not long after the season ended, Reichen revealed that he and Chip had separated.[4]

Contestants Age Relationship Hometown Status
Debra Carmody 49 Married Parents Louisville, Kentucky Eliminated 1st
(in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)
Steve Carmody 40
Amanda Adams 25 Dating Sioux Falls, South Dakota Eliminated 2nd
(in Venice, Italy)
Chris Garry 28
Russell Brown 32 Friends & Dating Hermosa Beach, California Eliminated 3rd
(in Gmunden, Austria)
Cindy Duck 39 Los Angeles, California
Steve Cottingham 47 Father & Son Santa Barbara, California Eliminated 4th
(in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France)
Josh Cottingham 21 Los Angeles, California
Steve Meitz 46 Air Traffic Controllers Chicago, Illinois Eliminated 5th
(in Muiden, Netherlands)
Dave Cottingham 43
Monica Ambrose 29 NFL Wives & Moms Duluth, Georgia Eliminated 6th
(in Mumbai, India)
Sheree Buchanan 31
Tian Kitchen 30 Friends & Models Miami, Florida Eliminated 7th
(in Alleppey, India)
Jaree Poteet 33
Millie Smith 29 Dating 12 Years & Virgins Chattanooga, Tennessee Eliminated 8th
(in Sepilok, Malaysia)
Chuck Shankles 28
Jon Weiss 40 Best Friends & Clowns Long Island, New York Eliminated 8th
(in Mooloolaba, Australia)
Al Rios 34
David Dean 32 Best Friends Los Angeles, California Third Place
Jeff Strand 37
Kelly Parks 30 Engaged Miami, Florida Second Place
Jon Corso 28
Reichen Lehmkuhl 28 Married Los Angeles, California Winners
Chip Arndt 36
Future appearances

In 2005, Reichen Lehmkuhl appeared on a "Reality All-Stars" episode of Fear Factor.[5] Reichen also appeared as part of the cast of The A-List: New York in 2011.[6] Monica & Sheree, now both divorced, appeared on Atlanta Exes in 2014.[7]

ResultsEdit

The following teams are listed with their placements in each leg. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order.

  • A red placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined purple placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won the Fast Forward.
Team Position (by leg) Roadblocks
performed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Reichen & Chip 9th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 5th 2nd 1stƒ[3] 2nd 3rd[6] 2nd 1st Reichen, 4 Chip, 7
Kelly & Jon 6th 3rd 8th 7th 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th[2] 4th 1st 2nd 3rd[2] 2nd Kelly, 2 Jon, 10
David & Jeff 10th 5th 7th 6th 6th 1st 1st 4th 3rd 4th[2] 1stƒ[3] 1st 3rd[7] David, 5 Jeff, 6
Jon & Al 7th 6th 6th 2nd[5] 2nd 6th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th[1] Jon, 4 Al, 6
Millie & Chuck 1st[4] 8th 5th 2nd[5] 1stƒ[3] 4th 4th 3rd 5th[1] Millie, 2 Chuck, 5
Tian & Jaree 11th 4th 4th 1stƒ[3] 7th 5th 6th[1] Tian, 6 Jaree, 0
Monica & Sheree 4thƒ[3] 10th 2nd 4th 5th 7th[1] Monica, 3 Sheree, 2
Steve & Dave 5th 1stƒ[3] 9th 8th 8th[1] Steve, 2 Dave, 1
Steve & Josh 1st[4] 9th 1stƒ[3] 9th[1] Steve, 0 Josh, 2
Russell & Cindy 8th 7th 10th[1] Russell, 2 Cindy, 0
Amanda & Chris 1st[4] 11th[1] Amanda, 0 Chris, 1
Debra & Steve 12th[1] Debra, 0 Steve, 0
Notes
  1. ^ This team was eliminated.
  2. ^ This team arrived last at the pit stop in a non-elimination leg.
  3. ^ This team won the Fast Forward in this particular leg.
  4. ^ Amanda & Chris, Millie & Chuck, and Steve & Josh all tied for 1st place after the three teams stepped on the pit stop mat at the same time.
  5. ^ Jon & Al and Millie & Chuck both tied for 2nd place after both teams stepped on the pit stop mat at the same time.
  6. ^ Reichen & Chip initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 35-minute penalty because they drove to the pit stop instead of traveling on foot as the clue directed. Kelly & Jon checked in during their penalty time, dropping Reichen & Chip to 3rd.
  7. ^ David & Jeff had fallen so far behind that they were unable to complete the final leg. Once David & Jeff reached Hawaii, they were informed that the race had finished.

PrizesEdit

Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete certain legs.

  • Leg 1 – A vacation to Hawaii
  • Leg 5 – A seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise vacation
  • Leg 6 – A seven-night cruise to Hubbard Glacier
  • Leg 7 – A seven-night cruise vacation to the Western Caribbean
  • Leg 8 – A vacation to Mexico
  • Leg 9 – A festive Latin American vacation
  • Leg 10 – A Caribbean vacation
  • Leg 11 – A vacation to Mexico
  • Leg 12 – A vacation to Europe
  • Leg 13 – US$1,000,000

Race summaryEdit

 
Route map
Destinations   Air travel     Rail travel     Water travel     Bus travel
  Helicopter travel     Bicycle travel     Gondola travel
Route Markers   Detour     Roadblock     Fast Forward     Pit Stop
Icons placed after a location indicate the clue was picked up at this location,
while icons placed before a location indicate that the clue was picked up at a prior location.

Leg 1 (United States → Italy)Edit

 
The resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites was visited on this leg, featuring winter-related tasks.

Airdate: May 29, 2003

This season's first Fast Forward required one team had to find a field on Passo Giau, put on snowshoes, and trek to the top of a snowy hill to win the Fast Forward award.

This season's first Detour was a choice between Search or Rescue. In Search, teams used a locator beacon to find a beeper somewhere within a 160-acre (0.65 km2) area. After finding it, they had to dig in that spot in search of a set of keys for a snowmobile that would then drive them to their next clue. In Rescue, teams made their way to marked rock towers and crossed a traditional alpine rescue bridge of four steel cables. They then had to use a long zip-line to travel 250 feet (76 m) across a ravine to receive the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Dodger Stadium, teams had to choose a marked Mercedes-Benz M-Class, drive themselves to Los Angeles International Airport, and book one of three flights to Milan, Italy. Four teams would be on a Swiss Air flight, which departed first and arrived first, three teams would be on a Lufthansa flight, which departed at the same time as Swiss Air but would arrive after the first flight, and five teams would be on a KLM, which departed fifty-five minute after the first two flights.
  • At Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, teams searched the crowded storefront for tickets to one of three charter buses, which left the next day to an unknown destination: Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains. The buses had departure times two hours apart, and teams could not change tickets after taking them.
  • At the Church of St. Filippo and Giacomo, teams had to follow a marked path to find their next clue.
  • At Cinque Torri, teams had to ride a ski lift to the top and find their next clue on the mountain.
  • After the Detour, teams had to ride the ski lift back to the lodge before making their way to the Pit Stop at the Hotel Lajadira.

Leg 2 (Italy)Edit

 
The Ponte delle Guglie in Venice was the starting point of this leg's Detour.

Airdate: June 5, 2003

This leg's Detour on Ponte delle Guglie was a choice between Waterway or Pathway. In Waterway, teams had to travel by gondola using only a map to guide their gondolier without asking locals for direction to Campo Querini Stampalia, where they would find their next clue. In Pathway, teams had to travel by foot to the same plaza with their next clue through the city's streets and bridges without a map, but, unlike in Waterway, they could ask for directions.

This leg's Fast Forward required one team to head to Campo San Vio and join a group of traveling players to form the street theater known as Commedia dell'arte until the Fast Forward award appeared in the skit.

In this season's first Roadblock, one team member had to take a picture of one of four Venetian masks from the doorman, enter the Palazzo, and search among rooms filled with masked revelers to find one wearing the mask shown in the picture, who would give them their next clue. If they chose wrong, the reveler would take the picture and silently walk away. If this happened, the person would go back outside to wait to receive another picture as only four contestants could enter at a time.

Additional task
  • At the start of the leg, teams traveled to Trampolino Olimpico. Once there, they took a van to the top of the hill and rode a large inflatable snow raft down the hill to receive the next clue.

Leg 3 (Italy → Austria)Edit

The Detour in Vienna had teams pay homage to two iconic figures of Classical music: composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (left) and Ludwig van Beethoven (right).

Airdate: June 12, 2003

This leg's Fast Forward required one team to enter the ballroom of Schönbrunn Palace and put on formal attire. Each team member then needed to carry a tray of full champagne glasses through waltzing couples without spilling any of the drinks to win the Fast Forward award.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Mozart or Beethoven. In Mozart, teams carried a string bass 6 miles (9.7 km) to the well-known house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote The Marriage of Figaro to receive their next clue from a Mozart impersonator. In Beethoven, teams had to carry a portfolio of sheet music 11 miles (18 km) to a lesser-known house where Ludwig van Beethoven wrote The Heiligenstadt Testaments to receive their next clue from a Beethoven impersonator.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform a 460-foot (140 m) bungee jump off the Donauturm, the tallest tower-jump in Europe, to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams had to travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Once there, they had to enter the city's historic sewers at the intersection of Friedrichstraße and Operngasse and follow the marked path to the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark where the next clue was.
  • At the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark, teams flagged a horse-drawn carriage known as a fiacre and grabbed the ticket pass hanging on a carriage door for one of three separate times. The first three teams went at 8:00 am, three more went at 8:30 am and the last four teams went at 9:00 am. Once on their carriage ride, teams then directed it to Schönbrunn Palace for their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were told to travel by train to Gmunden and search for the Pit Stop at Schloss Ort.

Leg 4 (Austria → France)Edit

 
Circuit Bugatti in the French city of Le Mans was visited in the 4th leg.

Airdate: June 19, 2003

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to change four tires on one of the marked race cars, then drive a high-speed lap around the Circuit Bugatti with a professional driver. Once the lap concluded, they would receive their next clue at the winners' podium.

This leg's Fast Forward required one team to find the Musée de Tapisseries in Aix-en-Provence and then arrange a 20-piece puzzle to form a picture of the Pit Stop: the Chateau des Alpilles in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Ropes or Slopes. In Ropes, teams rappelled 230 feet (70 m) down the cliff, then hiked a short way to the clue below. In Slopes, teams took a much longer sloping trail to the same clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to choose a marked Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon and drive themselves to the Phare de Sainte Marie lighthouse in the city of Marseille to find their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams had to hike back to the mountains and head to the Pit Stop at the Chateau des Alpilles.
Additional note
  • Departing Gmunden, teams rode a train from Attnang to either Salzburg or Munich, flew to Paris, then took a train to Le Mans.

Leg 5 (France → Netherlands)Edit

 
This leg's Fast Forward took place at the Molen van Sloten windmill in downtown Amsterdam.

Airdate: June 26, 2003

This leg's Fast Forward required one team to make their way to Molen van Sloten. There, each team member was strapped onto the sails of a windmill, which was then set in motion. Once the team completed 10 revolutions, the miller would give them the Fast Forward award.

This leg's Detour was a choice between 500 Kilograms or 15 Feet. In 500 Kilograms, teams drove 30 miles (48 km) to Alkmaar's outdoor market, donned traditional wooden clogs, and used a wooden stretcher to carry cheese from a stockpile to a scale. Once it weighed-in exactly at 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) of cheese, teams received their next clue. In 15 Feet, teams drove 12 miles (19 km) to a ranch outside Amsterdam, which processes cow manure into fertilizer, and had to search barehanded through a pile of manure 15 feet (4.6 m) high for the next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to get on a marked boat, catch 25 eels with their hands, and put them in a marked container to receive their next clue from a fisherman.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Amsterdam, teams had to find the "White Skinny Bridge" and figure out their location was at Magere Brug to find their next clue.
  • At Magere Brug, teams had to take a marked boat and, using a provided map, navigate through Amsterdam canals to the Scheepvaart Museum to find their next clue.

Leg 6 (Netherlands → India)Edit

 
For one half of the Detour in Mumbai, teams had to wash a bundle of clothing in Dhobi Ghat to find a printed clue.

Airdate: July 3, 2003

This leg's Detour was a choice between Suds or Duds. In Suds, teams had to find an outdoor laundromat in Dhobi Ghat and hand-wash a bundle of clothing to reveal the next clue printed on one piece of the clothing. In Duds, teams needed to locate a clothing shop and search through hundreds of saris to find one with the clue printed on it. To get to either Detour option, teams were required to travel by train or bus.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to find a vendor and carry 20 Palai fish out of a large catch of mixed fish to the market manager to receive their next clue.

Additional task
  • At Gate 1 of Film City, teams found a clue instructing them to ride bicycles through a sprawling movie backlot to a Bollywood sound stage in Studio 10 to find their next clue.

Leg 7 (India)Edit

 
The Finishing Point House Boat at Punnamada Lake in Alleppey served as the Pit Stop for this leg.

Airdate: July 10, 2003

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to take part in bull racing and hang onto a team of bulls running at top speed across a mud course the length of a football field without letting go to receive their next clue.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Baskets or Trunks. In Baskets, the teams had to load 10 live chickens into baskets on a bicycle-powered wagon. They then navigated to a farm marked on a map to exchange the chickens for their next clue. In Trunks, the teams had to load 2 bales of coir onto an elephant. They then delivered it to a coir shop, trading their cargo for the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel by overnight train from Panvel to the Ernakulam Junction in the Ernakulam neighborhood of Kochi.
  • On National Highway 47, teams had to search for a clue amongst thousands of yellow-and-red billboards.

Leg 8 (India → Malaysia)Edit

 
Teams traveled to the city of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, during this leg.

Airdate: July 17, 2003

This leg's Detour was a choice between Net or Trap. In Net, teams had to take their boat to a marked fishing platform and use a net to catch 15 fish out of a marked pen to receive their next clue. In Trap, teams had to take their boat to a group of marked lobster boats where they pulled up one weighted lobster trap to get the clue from inside.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to hit three different targets using three Malaysian weapons: a bow and arrow, a blowpipe, and a spear. After hitting all three targets successfully, they and their partner could run to the nearby Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At Monsopiad Cultural Village in Penampang, teams received a traditional Malaysian good luck blessing and were given their next clue.
  • At Jesselton Point, which was called "Kota Kinabalu Boat Jetty" in the show, teams had to choose one of the marked boats that would take them to a fishing trawler, which contained their next clue.

Leg 9 (Malaysia)Edit

 
For the Roadblock, team members climbed Gomantong Caves, known for intricate limestone formations.

Airdate: July 24, 2003

This leg's Fast Forward required one team drive to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. There, the team had to hike deep into the forest to find a feeding station in the jungle and feed two pieces of durian to an orangutan to win the Fast Forward award.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Chop or Haul. In Chop, teams had to use local tools to chop down palm nut bunches with a clue attached. However, out of every four envelopes, only one contained the clue. In Haul, teams used a wheelbarrow to carry 25 palm nut bunches to a corresponding truck. When the truck was fully loaded, it would drive away, revealing their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to climb a rattan ladder to a point 50 feet (15 m) above the Gomantong Caves floor to grab a basket and retrieve their next clue from inside.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were instructed to ride boats back to the mainland.
  • At the Poring Hot Springs in Ranau, teams had to cross a series of tree bridges over 100 feet (30 m) above the ground to reach the next clue.

Leg 10 (Malaysia → South Korea)Edit

 
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul was the Pit Stop for the 10th leg.

Airdate: July 31, 2003

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to plunge into the icy Hantan River and swim under the ice to an exit hole. Once their body temperature rose to a safe level, a doctor would clear them to leave and give them their next clue.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Strong Hands or Strong Stomach. In Strong Hands, teams used a map to find a marked Taekwondo dojang, where each team member had to break three sets of wooden boards to receive their clue. In Strong Stomach, teams used a map to find a marked restaurant where each team member had to eat a Korean delicacy called san-nakji – a dish made of raw octopuses – to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel to Puu Jih Shih Temple, where they searched through thousands of tiny Buddha figurines for one with their names on it. Behind the figurine was a key to a rattan bag holding their next clue. The clue instructed teams to travel to the city of Seoul, South Korea. A van departing every thirty minutes, starting at 12:00 am, would transport one team at a time to Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
  • Upon arrival in Seoul, teams had to travel to Namsan Park and find their next clue at the base of Seoul Tower.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were told to travel back to Seoul to search Station 228 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway to find their next clue.

Leg 11 (South Korea → Australia)Edit

 
The Detour on this leg focused within the river city of Brisbane, Australia.

Airdate: August 7, 2003

This season's final Fast Forward required one team to drive an hour away to a beach on the Sunshine Coast and pass a lifeguard test by paddling surfboards in a heavy surf, pulling a swimmer out of the water, and returning her safely to the beach to win the Fast Forward award.

This leg's Detour was a choice between Face First or Foot First. In Face First, teams had to complete a face-first rappel from the penthouse at Holiday Inn hotel to the ground, a descent of 200 feet (61 m), to receive their next clue. In Foot First, teams had to locate a nearby Sheraton building with a Route Marker, run on foot downstairs from the penthouse and across the street, then climb 30-stories to the Sheraton's roof where they would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to put on scuba gear, walk across an aquarium tank filled with 100 sharks and assorted sea creatures, and grab a clue from a small chest.

Additional tasks
  • At Hangang Park, teams had to pull on a string attached to marked pedestal to release their next clue from a traditional kite.
  • Upon arrival in Brisbane, teams had to travel to the Holiday Inn hotel and find a concierge to guide them to a penthouse for their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams were directed to the nearby parking lot to choose a marked Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which they drove to UnderWater World in Mooloolaba to find the next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to travel on foot to the next Pit Stop at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.

Leg 12 (Australia)Edit

 
Ellis Beach, Queensland near Cairns was the Pit Stop for this leg.

Airdate: August 14, 2003

This leg's Detour was a choice between Saddle or Paddle. In Saddle, teams had to search a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch of beach on horseback to find one of four Route Markers, then search a 25-yard (23 m) radius for a cluster of clue envelopes. However, only one cluster contained the correct clue, while the other three instructed them to try again. In Paddle, teams inflated a kayak using a hand pump, pushed the kayak into the ocean, and paddled to an orange buoy to get their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to drive a race buggy at high speeds through a bumpy, muddy, 7-mile (11 km) road to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At a marked wool-shed in Ferny Hills, teams had to search through one of three huge piles of wool for their next clue.
  • After arriving in Cairns, teams had to choose a marked Toyota Land Cruiser and drive themselves to Wild World.
  • At Wild World, teams had to follow a marked path to the crocodile pen. One team member was directed to use a feeding stick to feed a fish to a 15-foot (4.6 m) crocodile named Sultan while the other team member took a picture of them with a Kodak EasyShare digital camera. After they took the picture, they had to find the souvenir shop and develop their picture at a Kodak Printer Dock to reveal the next clue on the back.

Leg 13 (Australia → United States)Edit

 
The season's final leg had teams visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Phoenix, Arizona.

Airdate: August 21, 2003

This season's final Detour was a choice between Wing It or Wander It. In Wing It, teams had to skydive 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in tandem with an instructor to reach their next clue in the skydive landing zone. In Wander It, teams first drove to a mangrove forest to find a boat, which they used to navigate out the forest and reach the designated skydive landing zone to retrieve their next clue.

In this season's final Roadblock, one team member had to swim out to a floating tiki head, then dive to retrieve a particular rock from the ocean floor. They then carried it back to the beach and smashed it open for the clue inside.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to head to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where they (along with a tribal guide) observed an Aboriginal ceremony with fire. In the ceremony, there were a series of torch signals carrying three traditional messages that they could use to receive the next clue.
  • Upon arrival on the island of Hawaii (known as "Big Island"), teams had to choose a marked car and drive themselves to the southernmost point of the United States, Kaulana Bay, to find their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were sent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where they followed a marked path over a bed of volcanic rock to find their next clue.
  • At Sun Devil Stadium, teams had to solve the riddle: "Happy Valentines Day + White + White". The solution was found by converting each part of the clue to a number. "Happy Valentine's Day" (February 14, or 2/14 in American date format) converts to "214", while "White + White" referred to the retired numbers of two players with the surname "White" written on the stadium's wall – 33 (Wilford "Whizzer" White) and 11 (Danny White). Teams combined this information, using it to locate a particular seat in section 214, row 33, seat 11, which contained their final clue.
  • At Papago Park, teams first had to ride a pair of bikes on a marked path and then run to the Finish Line.

Episode titlesEdit

Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers.[8]

  1. "Cheaters Never Win... and They Cheated!" – Sheree
  2. "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served... and We're Bigger" – Reichen
  3. "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards" – Millie
  4. "Check Your Tires Because... Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" – Steve (of Steve & Dave)
  5. "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" – Jaree
  6. "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking at Right Now" – Reichen
  7. "We're Going Down the Wrong Side of The Freeway... and the Lights Are Off!" – Tian & Jaree
  8. "The Priestess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old But Still Very, Very With It" – David
  9. "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  10. "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  11. "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close to You" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  12. "He's A Couple of Ticks Away From Having a Heart Attack" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  13. "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" – Kelly

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Compared to the first three seasons, which were positively received, The Amazing Race 4 received more mixed reviews. Linda Holmes of Television Without Pity wrote "I loved a lot of things about the season, but that ending blew."[9] Heather Havrilesky of Salon wrote that "'The Amazing Race' has always been an imaginative and well-produced show, but this year's lineup of couples has offered more hilarious calamities and personality clashes than usual."[10] Kareem Gantt of Screen Rant wrote that "season four may not have had a cast that was particularly likable, but it did visit some cool locations".[11] In 2016, this season was ranked 22nd out of the first 27 seasons by the Rob Has a Podcast Amazing Race correspondents.[12]

RatingsEdit

U.S. Nielsen ratingsEdit

Order Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" 6.5 11 4.4/12[13] 9.94
2 "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served...And We're Bigger" 5.3 10 3.2/11 8.27
4 "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" 3.7/11 7.59
5 "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" 2.9/10 7.86
6 "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" 5.2 10 3.0/11 8.05
9 "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" 5.6 11 3.3/12 8.60
13 "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" 6.1 11 3.6/12 9.58

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Married and millionaires—amazing!". The Advocate. August 22, 2003. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Newberry, Paul (February 12, 2000). "Falcons Sign Ambrose, Jefferson". Associated Press. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
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