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Are People Here Funny? is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race Asia 3.

Story

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Route Markers

The order of departure from Bolgatty Palace are as follows:

  1. Geoff & Tisha (9:41 pm)
  2. A.D. & Fuzzie (9:50 pm)
  3. Ida & Tania (10:11 pm)
  4. Vince & Sam (10:15 pm)

Teams must travel to Pune, Maharashtra. Once there, teams must make their way to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to find their next clue.

Teams must play a game of cricket and each hit a ball onto a board on the other end of the pitch to receive their next clue. Teams who cannot hit the board within 36 balls would incur a ten-minute penalty before being allowed to proceed.

Teams must guide their auto rickshaw driver using only a provided Nokia 6210 Navigator phone to find their next clue at Shaniwar Wada.

"Who has the better pheta?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must find the correct pheta worn by one of 50 men walking around Shaniwar Wada to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take an auto rickshaw to Equity Tower and find the Sony World showroom. There, teams must pick up a Sony High-Definition Handycam and record a video of a local telling a joke, then head back to the Sony World showroom and play the video on a television. If the staff judged the joke to be funny enough, teams will receive their next clue.

Choice A: Push
Teams must make travel by auto rickshaw to Datta Shinde Pottery Shop and load 75 clay pots on a cart and push it one kilometer to Rajkumar Provision Stores at Mahatma Phule Market. Teams must deliver at least 70 unbroken pots to the store to receive their next clue.

Only Ida & Tania chose this task.


Choice B: Crush
Teams must travel by auto rickshaw to Mahatma Phule Market and crush enough sugarcanes to produce 40 glasses of sugarcane juice, which they must sell to earn at least 200 to receive their next clue.

A.D. & Fuzzie, Geoff & Tisha, and Vince & Sam chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Desai Bahndhu Ambewale to find their next clue.

At Desai Bahndhu Ambewale, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. Geoff & Tisha used the U-Turn on A.D. & Fuzzie. Since A.D. & Fuzzie completed the Crush Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Push Detour before continuing.

Teams must make their way to Gokhale Institute to check in.
For coming in first place, Vince & Sam won two Nokia N96 phones.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Vince & Sam
 1st place 
Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
Ida & Tania
 2nd place 
Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
Geoff & Tisha
 3rd place 
Geoff & Tisha
Dating
A.D. & Fuzzie
 4th place 
A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race Asia 3 Episodes

"The Toughest Race Ever" · "I Wanna Be a Man" · "You Are Running Away, Nobody's Helping Me" · "Where's Our Car?" · "You See How They're Not Fighting All the Time" · "I Think I'm Cuter" · "What the Fish?" · "The Gloves Are Coming Off, the War Paint Is Coming On" · "Are People Here Funny?" · "I'm Telling You Right Now There's No Giving Up" · "The Moment You've Been Racing for and the Moment We've Been Waiting For"

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