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Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 9.


Competition heats up in Italy when Teams must reconstruct broken statues in order to get their next clue.

One duo gets lost on their way to the road block and ends up at the pit stop instead. During a detour, teams frantically try to locate a marked item of clothing among 2,400 pieces of laundry. The pressure of the race intensifies and one team member has a meltdown while trying to assemble a statue.[2]


Route Markers[]

The order of departure from the Siegestor are as follows:

  1. Eric & Jeremy (2:15 am)
  2. BJ & Tyler (3:04 am)
  3. Lake & Michelle (3:09 am)
  4. Fran & Barry (5:03 am)
  5. Dave & Lori (5:28 am)
  6. Joseph & Monica (5:52 am)
  7. Ray & Yolanda (6:48 am)
  8. Danielle & Dani (7:28 am)

Teams must fly to Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Teatro Massimo, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Castellammare del Golfo and find the Seaside Terrace overlooking Castello Normanno Lighthouse to find their next clue.

Choice A: Foundry
Teams must walk to a nearby metal works called Premiata Fonderia Birrione Campane at 8 Via Renda and pick up a 110-pound (50 kg) iron-cast bell. Then, using a vehicle known as a Piaggio Ape, they must drive the bell, drop-off at Via Don Leonardo Zangara, and carry it to a priest at Chiesa Maria SS. Del Soccorso to receive their next clue.

Joseph & Monica and Ray & Yolanda chose this task.

Choice B: Laundry
Teams must walk to Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi and search through over 2,400 items of laundry for one of only 16 items of clothing bearing a red and yellow tag. Once the marked item of clothing is found, teams must hand it to the laundry lady to receive their next clue.

BJ & Tyler, Danielle & Dani, Dave & Lori, Eric & Jeremy, Fran & Barry, and Lake & Michelle chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Segesta and walk to the Teatro di Segesta, where they would find their next clue.

At Teatro di Segesta, teams would have the option to Yield a team. Lake & Michelle used the Yield on Danielle & Dani.

"Who's good at piecing things together?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must correctly piece together a classical Greek statue. However, racers were not told that there were two extra pieces that did not belong. Once the statue is correctly assembled, an archaeologist would hand them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way on foot to Tempio di Segesta to check in. For coming in first, BJ & Tyler won a digital imaging package from Duracell.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
BJ & Tyler
 1st place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
Eric & Jeremy
 2nd place 
Eric & Jeremy
Joseph & Monica
 3rd place 
Joseph & Monica
Fran & Barry
 4th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
Lake & Michelle
 5th place> 
Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
Dave & Lori
 6th place 
Dave & Lori
Ray & Yolanda
 7th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Danielle & Dani
 8th place< 
Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends



The Amazing Race 9 Episodes

"Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!" · "I'm Filthy and I Love It" · "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls" · "It's Not Over Until the Phil Sings" · "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" · "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me" · "Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes" · "Here Comes the Bedouin!" · "Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?" · "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" · "I Think This Monkey Likes Me" · "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"