I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh! is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 10.

Synopsis

An impromptu alliance between two teams crumbles when they both try to ditch each other at a connecting airport.

Tension escalates as one racer's slower pace causes their team to miss a bus. One racer tries to align with another team, offering to lead them to a travel agency where they may obtain help racing to the next destination. The racer simply asks that team to remember the favor down the line. Trying to be practical jokers, one team pretends to make flight reservations on a fake cell phone while another racer gets nervous and borrows a local's cell phone to make actual reservations, causing the jokers' plan to backfire.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Soi Sim Island are as follows:

  1. Rob & Kimberly (1:47 am)
  2. Peter & Sarah (2:17 am)
  3. Tyler & James (2:21 am)
  4. Erwin & Godwin (2:28 am)
  5. David & Mary (2:49 am)
  6. Lyn & Karlyn (2:53 am)
  7. Dustin & Kandice (3:46 am)

Teams must take a taxi to Hai Phong station, then take a train back to Hanoi. Once in Hanoi, teams must buy tickets from a travel agency to Chennai, India. Upon arrival, teams must take a bus to Mamallapuram and find Vallavar Arts & Crafts, where they would receive their next clue.

Choice A: Wild Things
Teams must make their way 9 miles to Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, locate Pit 16, and help the workers wrangle and transport a marsh crocodile to a new pit. Once the crocodile is in its new pit, they would receive their next clue. Dustin & Kandice, Erwin & Godwin, Lyn & Karlyn, Peter & Sarah, and Rob & Kimberly chose this task.
Choice B: Wild Rice
Teams must make their way 200 yards to Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple and choose an outline of a traditional floral design shown on the temple floor. Using a picture for reference, they must use colored powder made from rice to color-in the outline so that it matches the picture. Once completed, they would receive their next clue. David & Mary and Tyler & James chose this task.

Teams must take a bus back to Chennai and find the Karthik Driving School, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's the driving force behind this team?" The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must attend a driving safety lecture, and would then have to successfully complete an Indian driver's license exam while driving on the left-hand side of the road. If they could pass the exam, they would receive an Indian driver's license and their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive the car they used during the Roadblock to Chettinad House to check in. For coming in first, Peter & Sarah each won a home gym center. For coming in last place, David & Mary are "Marked for Elimination". If they do not arrive first in the next leg, they would be assessed a 30-minute penalty.

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
Peter & Sarah
 1st place 
Peter & Sarah
Recently Dating
Dustin & Kandice
 2nd place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
Rob & Kimberly
 3rd place 
Rob & Kimberly
Dating
Erwin & Godwin
 4th place 
Erwin & Godwin
Brothers
Lyn & Karlyn
 5th place 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
Tyler & James
 6th place 
Tyler & James
Models
David & Mary
 7th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife

Trivia

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at MSNBC.com (10/08/2006): "Laying odds on this season's Amazing Race"
  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (06/07/2014): "The Amazing Race Flashback to Season 10's India Leg"

References

The Amazing Race 10 Episodes

"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" · "Can Horses Smell Fear?" · "Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" · "I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!" · "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" · "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" · "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" · "He Can't Swim, but He Can Eat Cow Lips" · "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" · "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" · "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" · "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" · "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"

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