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Don't Talk To Me Like I Was An Animal Or Something is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


During a tranquil ride in a hot air balloon, the peace is disturbed when two Teams collide in the air.

Teams are taken aback by one family's outburst and strange behavior on the race. Another family breezes through an otherwise challenging task while the other teams struggle attempting to control the herd of animals. At the mercy of an unpredictable volcano, teams are detained on their way to the Pit Stop.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Salt Lake City Public Library are as follows:

  1. Linz Family (12:46 am)
  2. Bransen Family (1:23 am)
  3. Godlewski Family (1:30 am)
  4. Weaver Family (5:02 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Park City High School to find their next clue.

Teams must sign up for a shuttle service leaving every 10 minutes to a hot air balloon site. At the site, teams must inflate a hot air balloon, which they would then ride 3.3 miles to the landing site, where they would receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Heber City and find Heber Valley Railway, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Spike It
Teams must use the provided materials to complete a 20 ft section of railway track. Once the section of track was complete and deemed safe by a railway engineer, teams would receive their next clue.

The Bransen, Godlewski, and Linz Families chose this task.

Choice B: Steam It
Teams must fill the tender of a steam locomotive with approximately 400 lbs of coal using a wheelbarrow and a ladder. Once they had transported enough coal, they would receive their next clue.

Only the Weaver Family chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Bonneville Salt Flats and search the area around the Tree of Utah to find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Garden City and find Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach, where they would stay overnight. Their departure time the following morning would depend on the order they arrive. The first team to arrive at the park would depart at 8:30 am, with each succeeding team departing every 15 minutes thereafter.

Teams must drive themselves to Big Piney, Wyoming and find Dunham Ranch, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to cowboy up?"

The two team members assigned to perform this Roadblock must get on horses and herd six cattle from a holding pen to a corral a quarter of a mile away. Once all six cattle were safely in the corral, teams would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams were given a manuscript stating "I'm old, I'm faithful" in their clue, leaving them to figure out that they must drive themselves to Yellowstone National Park and find Old Faithful. Once they have seen the geyser erupt, a fireman would hand them their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Pinto Ranch at 15200 Highway 287 to meet host Phil Keoghan. Teams would be handed their next clue by Phil, revealing that they were still racing.


     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
Bransen Family
 1st place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
Weaver Family
 2nd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
Linz Family
 3rd place 
Linz Family
Godlewski Family
 4th place 
Godlewski Family



  • Fara Kearnes at (11/30/2005): "City Slickers and Hot Air Balloon Wars"


The Amazing Race: Family Edition Episodes

"Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" · "How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?" · "I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!" · "Think Like an Office Chair" · "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls" · "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" · "You Look Ridiculous" · "How's That Face Feel?" · "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something" · "The Family Christmas Card" · "25 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"