I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home is the second episode of The Amazing Race 12.
The order of departure from Connemara Heritage & History Centre are as follows:
Teams must fly to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Upon arrival, teams must travel by train to Amsterdam Centraal railway station. Once there, teams must find Melkmeisjesbrug to search for their next clue.
Choice A: Hoist It
Teams must use a traditional rope and pulley system to hoist five pieces of furniture up a typical Amsterdam apartment. Once all of the items loaded in the apartment, the head tenant would receive their next clue
Choice B: Hunt It
Teams must make their way on foot several blocks to a bicycle parking lot called Fietsflat to search through thousands of bicycles for two bikes tagged with a specific color designated in their clue. After finding their bikes, teams had to ride them five miles to an attendant who would give them their next clue.
Teams must travel by bus to Ransdorp and find the marked field to search for their next clue.
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to play a sport called fierljeppen by completing a single vault over a 12 feet (3.7 m) wide irrigation ditch and landing on both feet on the marshy grass at the other side. Once the vaulting ditch is cleared, they must vault back to the other side to pick up their next clue and vault back with their partner.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • ⊂ Used the U-Turn • ⊃ Recipient of the U-Turn
- This episode's title is said by Ronald at the Pit Stop, referring to his treatment of Christina.
- The Roadblock in this episode would later return as a Switchback on "Fishy Kiss" and on "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!".
- “I let you loose on this thing and you basically disappointed me.”— Ron to Christina
- “You're hard on me! Do you just know that!? Constantly, again and again, one after another, it's like punch after punch after punch! You really need to change that about yourself.”— Christina scolding her father for his behavior
|The Amazing Race 12 Episodes|
"Donkeys Have Souls, Too" · "I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home" · "Please, Lord, Give Me Milk" · "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil" · "We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure" · "Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted" · "This Is Forever, Now" · "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" · "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us" · "Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" · "The Final Push"