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I Got Electrocuted is the third episode of The Amazing Race 5.


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The order of departure from La Porteña are as follows:

  1. Brandon & Nicole (11:50 pm)
  2. Charla & Mirna (11:51 pm)
  3. Jim & Marsha (12:21 am)
  4. Linda & Karen (12:28 am)
  5. Bob & Joyce (12:31 am)
  6. Colin & Christie (12:32 am)
  7. Marshall & Lance (12:41 am)
  8. Chip & Kim (1:08 am)
  9. Kami & Karli (1:13 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires and fly to San Carlos de Bariloche. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to the civic center and find the mayor, who will give them their next clue.

Teams must make their way to the Del Turista Chocolate Factory to find their next clue.

At the Del Turista Chocolate Factory, teams would have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield, and was left unaired.

"Who's got the sweet tooth?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must search through 11,000 chocolates by biting into them until they located one with a white center. Of these 11,000 chocolates, only 20 of them had a white center. When the chocolate with the white center is found, they would get their next clue from a factory worker.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Villa Catedral and take a gondola up to Cerro Catedral, where they will find their next clue.

Choice A: Smooth Sailing
Each team member must paraglide in tandem with an instructor off the edge of Cerro Catedral. They would sail 5,000 ft through the air back down to the bottom of the mountain, where they would find their next clue.

All teams chose this task.

Choice B: Rough Riding
Teams would choose a mountain bike, and travel a six-mile course through a rugged trail to the bottom of the mountain. There, they would find their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Bahia Lopez to check in.


     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
Colin & Christie
 1st place 
Colin & Christie
Charla & Mirna
 2nd place 
Charla & Mirna
Brandon & Nicole
 3rd place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
Bob & Joyce
 4th place 
Bob & Joyce
Internet Dating Couple
Kami & Karli
 5th place 
Kami & Karli
Linda & Karen
 6th place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
Chip & Kim
 7th place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
Marshall & Lance
 8th place 
Marshall & Lance
Jim & Marsha
 9th Place 
Jim & Marsha
Military Dad and Daughter



  • Stephen Kiehl at The Baltimore Sun (07/27/2004): "Team runs afoul of viewers"


The Amazing Race 5 Episodes

"Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You" · "It Turned Ugly Just Now" · "I Got Electrocuted" · "Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?" · "Are You Good at Puzzles?" · "Why Can't We Get a Camel?" · "Are You Sure This Is Safe?" · "I'm Going to Jail" · "If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!" · "If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good" · "It's Okay, Run Them Over!" · "You've Just Made Me a Millionaire"