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Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 5.

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Montevideo, Uruguay. Upon arriving teams will have to take a bus to Punta del Este and find The Hand in the Sand. There are only two flights for the teams. The first flight is American Airlines and can only accommodate four teams. The second flight is United Airlines and can accommodate seven teams. Though the second flight departs later, it arrives earlier due to the first flight's longer layover. Once teams have booked tickets, they may not return it for tickets to the other flight.

Teams must take a ferry to Gorriti Island. Once there, teams will find their next clue.

On Gorriti Island, teams must search for tickets for ferries leaving the following morning. Teams will either depart on the 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00 ferry. Once they have taken a ticket, they cannot switch for another one. Once back on the Punta del Este dock, they will find their next clue.

Team must make their way to Maldonado and find the José Francisco González Meat Warehouse to look for their next clue.

Teams must carry a 55-pound slab of meat, 0.5 miles from the meat warehouse and deliver it to La Rosada Carniceria, where the butcher will give them their next clue.

During the delivery, teams would have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield.

Teams must return to Punte del Este and find the "blue and white hotel", referring to the Conrad Punta del Este hotel, where their clue will be found across from the hotel.

Choice A: Zips
Teams must ascend into a penthouse across the hotel and travel by zip-line 210 feet (64 m) above the ground, then take a second zip line 18 stories down to the hotel pool to receive their next clue.

Alison & Donny, Bob & Joyce, Brandon & Nicole, Colin & Christie, Dennis & Erika, Jim & Marsha, and Linda & Karen chose this task.


Choice B: Chips
Teams must play roulette in the hotel casino with 20 chips and would receive their clue if they won a game. If they lost all of their chips, they would have to do the Zips task.

Charla & Mirna, Chip & Kim, Kami & Karli, and Marshall & Lance chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Punta Ballena and find Casapueblo to check in. For coming in first, Alison & Donny won a trip to Hawaii, provided by American Airlines.

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
Alison & Donny
 1st place 
Alison & Donny
Dating
Marshall & Lance
 2nd place 
Marshall & Lance
Brothers
Linda & Karen
 3rd place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
Bob & Joyce
 4th place 
Bob & Joyce
Internet Dating Couple
Charla & Mirna
 5th place 
Charla & Mirna
Cousins
Brandon & Nicole
 6th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
Colin & Christie
 7th place 
Colin & Christie
Dating
Chip & Kim
 8th place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
Kami & Karli
 9th place 
Kami & Karli
Twins
Jim & Marsha
 10th place 
Jim & Marsha
Military Dad and Daughter
Dennis & Erika
 11th place 
Dennis & Erika
Once Engaged

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Uruguay.
  • This episode marks the introduction of the Yield.
  • This episode was said by Alison Irwin to Donny Patrick in a confessional after directly stating that she is the brains and Donny is the brawn.
  • Charla carrying the 55-pound of beef was named #2 GIF-able moment in show's history by Yahoo!Entertainment.[2]
  • This premiere had an encore airing four days later.

Previews

  • Tatina Morales at CBSNews.com (06/09/2004): "22 New Amazing Race Travelers"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (06/06/2004): "Heat Is On For Amazing Race 5"
  • Wendell at The Amazing Race World (07/08/2004): "And They're Off!"

References

The Amazing Race 5 Episodes

"Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You" · "It Turned Ugly Just Now" · "I Got Electrocuted" · "Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?" · "Are You Good at Puzzles?" · "Why Can't We Get a Camel?" · "Are You Sure This Is Safe?" · "I'm Going to Jail" · "If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!" · "If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good" · "It's Okay, Run Them Over!" · "You've Just Made Me a Millionaire"

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