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I Should've Been a Boy Scout is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 28.

Story

Route Markers

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.

Brodie & Kurt, Dana & Matt, Erin & Joslyn, Sheri & Cole, and Zach & Rachel 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.

Brittany & Jessica, Burnie & Ashley, Darius & Cameron, Marty & Hagan, Scott & Blair, and Tyler & Korey chose this task

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:

Teams must make their way to Museo Soumaya to check in.


For coming in first place, Dana & Matt won $2,000 each.[1]

For coming in last place, Scott & Blair will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ 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
Dana & Matt
 1st place 
Dana & Matt
Engaged Choreographers
Tyler & Korey
 2nd Place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
Zach & Rachel
 3rd Place 
Zach & Rachel
Newlyweds
Darius & Cameron
 4th Place 
Darius & Cameron
Brothers
Brodie & Kurt
 5th Place 
Brodie & Kurt
Pro Frisbee Players
Burnie & Ashley
 6th Place 
Burnie & Ashley
Dating Gamers
Brittany & Jessica
 7th Place 
Brittany & Jessica
Instagram Models
Marty & Hagan
 8th Place 
Marty & Hagan
Mother/Daughter
Sheri & Cole
 9th Place 
Sheri & Cole
Mother/Son
Erin & Joslyn
 10th Place 
Erin & Joslyn
Best Friends
Scott & Blair
 11th Place 
Scott & Blair
Father/Daughter

Trivia

Reception

  • 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"

References

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"

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