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I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home is the second episode of The Amazing Race 12.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Connemara Heritage and History Centre are as follows:

  1. Azaria & Hendekea (12:00 am)
  2. Kynt & Vyxsin (12:08 am)
  3. TK & Rachel (12:15 am)
  4. Lorena & Jason (1:15 am)
  5. Nicolas & Donald (1:35 am)
  6. Shana & Jennifer (1:57 am)
  7. Ron & Christina (2:46 am)
  8. Kate & Pat (2:47 am)
  9. Marianna & Julia (2:59 am)
  10. Nathan & Jennifer (3:00 am)

Teams must fly to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Upon arrival, teams must take a train to Amsterdam Centraal station. Once there, teams must find Melkmeisjesbrug, where they would find 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. One member must tie the furniture and, upon approval from a tenant, use the pulley system to raise the furniture to the apartment, where the other member would bring it inside. Once all of the items have been loaded into the apartment, the head tenant would give them their next clue.

Kynt & Vyxsin, Lorena & Jason, Nathan & Jennifer, Shana & Jennifer, and TK & Rachel chose this task.


Choice B: Hunt It
Teams must make their way on foot several blocks to the Fietsflat bicycle parking lot and 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 Buikslotermeerplein Bus Station, where an attendant would give them their next clue.

Azaria & Hendekea, Kate & Pat, Marianna & Julia, Nicolas & Donald, and Ron & Christina chose this task.

Teams must take a bus from Buikslotermeerplein Bus Station to Ransdorp and find the marked field, where they would find their next clue.

"Which of you is the acrobat?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must play a sport called fierljeppen by completing a single vault over a 12-foot (3.7 m) wide irrigation ditch and landing on both feet on the marshy grass on the other side. Once the vaulting ditch is cleared, they may retrieve their next clue, then vault back to the other side to their partner.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must choose a bakfiets and ride it to Durgerdam Yacht Club to check in.
For coming in first place, Lorena & Jason won two sport bicycles.

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 U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Lorena & Jason
 1st place 
Lorena & Jason
Dating
Nathan & Jennifer
 2nd place 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating
Shana & Jennifer
 3rd place 
Shana & Jennifer
Friends
Kynt & Vyxsin
 4th place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
Azaria & Hendekea
 5th place 
Azaria & Hendekea
Brother/Sister
TK & Rachel
 6th place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
Marianna & Julia
 7th place 
Marianna & Julia
Sisters
Nicolas & Donald
 8th place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
Ron & Christina
 9th place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
Kate & Pat
 10th place 
Kate & Pat
Married Ministers

Trivia

References

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"