I Should've Been a Boy Scout is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 28.
The race begins at all eleven teams' hometowns in the United States.
Teams must take a provided taxi from their homes to the nearest major airport (either Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, or Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Altanta, Georgia), then fly to Mexico City, Mexico. Upon arrival, teams would be released from Mexico City International Airport at the same time and must find host Phil Keoghan at the Monumento a la Revolución, where they would find their next clue.
Choice A: Mariachi Madness
Teams must make their way to Plaza Garibaldi, where they must search among 350 members of a Mariachi band performing "Cielito Lindo" in the plaza for a band member who was not actually playing their instrument. Once they find a band member faking their performance, they must lead him to Escuela de Mariachi Ollin Yoliztli Garibaldi to receive their next clue.
Brittany & Jessica, Burnie & Ashley, Darius & Cameron, Marty & Hagan, Scott & Blair, and Tyler & Korey chose this task
Choice B: Great Bulls of Fire
Teams must make their way to the rooftop of Humboldt Parking Garage, where they must put together a torito, a papier-mâché bull, as part of a local fireworks display. Once it was properly constructed and lit up, teams would receive their next clue.
Teams must make their way to the Cuevas de Teotihuacan in Parque Temático Tlalocan, where they would claim one of three departure times the following morning. The first four teams would depart at 7:30 am, the next four teams would depart at 7:40 am, and the last three teams would depart at 7:50 am.
"Who's ready to pick up the pieces?"
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must descend into the caves and find an archeological site, where they must dig up 13 pieces of a Teotihuacano mask. They must then listen to the beat of the drums, leading them to the base of the mask, which they must assemble using the puzzle pieces. However, there were pieces for either a blue or a white mask, with the pieces for either mask not fitting in the one of the other color. Once they have assembled either mask properly, they would receive their next clue.
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• ϵ Used the Express Pass• ⊂ User of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⊃ Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⋐ User of the second Double U-Turn slot • ⋑ Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
- This is the first opening leg in the American version to have both a Detour and a Roadblock since "Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" in The Amazing Race 10.
- Although not shown on air, Dana & Matt each won $2,000 each for winning the leg.
- This marks the first time since "Kindness of Strangers" in The Amazing Race 19 that the first leg is a Non-Elimination Leg
- The episode title is said by Blair Fowler.
- Daniel Fienberg at The Fein Print (02/12/2016): "A Bridge Too Far"
- Saba Hamedy at Mashable (02/13/2016): "Season 28 of The Amazing Race already feels like a #TeamInternet party"
|The Amazing Race 28 Episodes|
"I Should've Been a Boy Scout" · "You Look Like Gollum" · "Bros Being Jocks" · "Get It Trending" · "We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today" · "Let the Good Times Roll" · "Welcome to Bloody Fingers 101" · "I Have a Wedgie and a Half" · "Salt That Sand!" · "Monkey Dance!" · "That's Money, Honey" · "The Only First That Matters"