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I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Synopsis

In an exciting foot race to the mat, teams are within seconds of each other as they fight exhaustion to claim first prize.

The families leave Panama and head to San Jose, Costa Rica in search of their next clue. One Team is yielded at a roadblock and passes the time by talking trash about their competition. Another family struggles with a seemingly simple task and watches their lead over the others quickly dwindle. Meanwhile, two racers watch in awe as one member of their family out-muscles them.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Miraflores Locks are as follows:

  1. Paolo Family (8:22 pm)
  2. Weaver Family (9:11 pm)
  3. Bransen Family (9:16 pm)
  4. Linz Family (9:17 pm)
  5. Gaghan Family (9:23 pm)
  6. Godlewski Family (9:43 pm)

Teams must take one of three charter buses to San José, Costa Rica. The charter buses would leave thirty minutes apart and would carry two teams each. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to Poás Volcano National Park and find their clue on the outer rim of Poás Volcano.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after finding their clue at Poás Volcano. However, none of the team opted to use the Fast Forward, so the task is unknown and was left unaired.

Teams must drive themselves to the Doka Estate to search for their next clue.

At the Doka Estate, teams would have the option to Yield a team. The Paolo Family used the Yield on the Weaver Family.

"Who can tell the difference between colors?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must choose a pile of coffee beans, weighing a total of 800 lbs. They must search through the entire pile of beans, searching for a single red bean, which they could exchange for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Jacó and find Roca Loca Surf Shop to receive their next clue from the shopkeeper.

Choice A: Relic
Teams must travel to a nearby rainforest, Manuel Antonio National Park, where they had to cross six rope bridges and search for four Mayan relics. Once they delivered each of these relics to an archaeologist, they would receive their next clue.

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


Choice B: Ripe
Teams must travel to Frutas Selectas del Tropico, a banana plantation, where they must gather 15 bushels of bananas and load them onto hanging tracks. Then, using a local pulling system, they must haul the bananas to the distribution center, where the foreman would give their next clue.

Only the Paolo Family chose this task.

Teams must drive themsevles to Quepos and find Malecon to check in.
For coming in first place, the Paolo Family won individual "wild rides" with a choice of a Segway HT, a Vespa, a jet ski, or an all-terrain vehicle, courtesy of the Wild Bean Cafe at BP.

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
Paolo Family
 1st place> 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
Linz Family
 2nd place 
Linz Family
Siblings
Bransen Family
 3rd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
Godlewski Family
 4th place 
Godlewski Family
Sisters
Weaver Family
 5th place< 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
Gaghan Family
 6th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Costa Rica.
  • The episode is said by Linda Weaver.

Reception

  • Maureen Ryan at Chicago Tribue (11/02/2005): "Race Over"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (11/02/2005): "The Gaghans are eliminated as God helps the Weavers pull ahead"
  • Josh Wolk at EW.com (11/02/2005): "Nice guys finish last"
  • Fara Kearnes at StarBlogs.net (11/02/2005): "Leave it to Weaver"

References

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"