A Little Too Much Beefcake is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 27.
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Teams must take a marked taxi to Mother's Beach, where they must pedal a Schiller water-bike to meet with host Phil Keoghan at Burton Chace Park. The first team to finish the course would receive tickets on a Delta Air Lines flight scheduled to depart half an hour ahead of the second flight, American Airlines, which would carry the remaining ten teams.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after receiving their clue at Lagoa Heliport. Teams must make their way to Clube São Conrado Free Flight, where must ride a hang glider from Pedra Bonita and soar above the city to win the Fast Forward. However, in the event of unfavorable weather, teams would be informed that the task would not be available until optimal conditions returned so that they can complete the task safely. None of the teams won the Fast Forward, however, Justin & Diana attempted to do so, but were unable due to strong winds.
Teams must ride a helicopter ride to Urca Hill, passing the Christ the Redeemer statue. Upon landing, teams were asked a question, "What is the name of the monument you passed during the flight?" By giving the correct answer, teams would receive their next clue.
Choice A: Sand
Teams must make their way to Copacabana Beach, where they must play footvolley against a team of local professional players. The professionals will only play in Rio style (without using their hands), as per local regulations, however teams may play in American style. If teams could score six points before the professionals scored eighteen, they would receive their next clue.
Cindy & Rick, Denise & James Earl, Kelly & Shevonne, and Tiffany & Krista chose this task.
Choice B: Sidewalk
Teams must make their way to Copacabana Beach, where they must solve giant geometric slide puzzle derived from the beach's famous pavement, a Portuguese pavement. Once they have solved the puzzle, they would receive their next clue.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward• ϵ 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
- Second time that the Starting Line was opened for public viewing, following "Go Big or Go Home" in The Amazing Race 25.
- This episode contained multiple challenges from "Help Me, I'm American!" in The Amazing Race 2:
- The episode title is said by Justin Scheman.
|The Amazing Race 27 Episodes|
"A Little Too Much Beefcake" · "Get in There and Think Like a Dog" · "Where My Dogs At?" · "Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face" · "King of the Jungle" · "My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way" · "Full Speed Ahead, Captain!" · "Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You" · "It's Always the Quiet Ones" · "Bring the Fun, Baby!" · "It's Not Easy Beating Green" · "We Got a Chance, Baby!"