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Bust Me Right in the Head with It is the third episode of The Amazing Race 20.


Route Markers

The order of departure from El Gomero are as follows:

  1. Rachel & Dave (12:22 am)
  2. Art & JJ (12:25 am)
  3. Bopper & Mark
  4. Brendon & Rachel
  5. Kerri & Stacy
  6. Nary & Jamie
  7. Vanessa & Ralph
  8. Joey & Danny
  9. Elliot & Andrew
Only Rachel & Dave and Art & JJ's departure times were shown on-screen. The other seven teams' departure times are unknown.

Teams must fly to Asunción, Paraguay. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Metalúrgica Punta de Rieles, where they must search for their next clue.

Choice A: Stacked Up
Teams must travel to the Mercado Central de Abasto and stack watermelons into a 10-by-10 pyramid. Once the pyramid is complete, the fruit monger would give teams their next clue.

Art & JJ, Joey & Danny, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Choice B: Strung Out
Teams must travel to an auditorium at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, where they must properly string a Paraguayan harp. Once the harp is properly strung and ready to be tuned, the harp conductor would give teams their next clue.

Bopper & Mark, Brendon & Rachel, Elliot & Andrew, Kerri & Stacy, Nary & Jamie, and Rachel & Dave chose this task.

Rachel & Dave used their Express Pass to bypass the Strung Out Detour.

Teams must make their way to Plaza de la Democracia, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to use their head?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must perform a traditional Paraguayan bottle dance, performing a choreographic routine with a glass bottle on their head to receive their next clue. If the bottle broke, they would have to start over with a new bottle. Teams are given only 50 bottles, and if they broke all of them without being able to complete the task, they would incur a two-hour penalty at the Pit Stop.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way on foot to Escalinata de Antequera to check in.
For coming in first place, Art & JJ won a trip for two to the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     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
Art & JJ
 1st place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Brendon & Rachel
 2nd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
Joey & Danny
 3rd place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter
Bopper & Mark
 4th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
Nary & Jamie
 5th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal Agents
Rachel & Dave
 6th placeϵ 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
Kerri & Stacy
 7th place 
Kerri & Stacy
Vanessa & Ralph
 8th place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Elliot & Andrew
 9th place 
Elliot & Andrew



The Amazing Race 20 Episodes

"Tears of a Clown" · "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" · "Bust Me Right in the Head with It" · "Taste Your Salami" · "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" · "This Is Wicked Strange" · "I Didn't Make Her Cry" · "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" · "Bollywood Travolta" · "I Need Hair to Be Pretty" · "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"