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I Wasn't Even Going To Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards is the third episode of The Amazing Race 4.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Citta di Padova are as follows:

  1. Steve & Dave (2:45 am)
  2. Reichen & Chip (5:20 am)
  3. Kelly & Jon (5:21 am)
  4. Tian & Jaree (5:22 am)
  5. David & Jeff (5:23 am)
  6. Jon & Al (5:24 am)
  7. Russell & Cindy (5:25 am)
  8. Millie & Chuck (5:26 am)
  9. Steve & Josh (5:27 am)
  10. Monica & Sheree (5:31 am)

Teams must travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Once there, teams must locate the intersection of Friedrichstraße and Operngasse to find the Wien Kanal, also known as the Historic Sewers, and follow the marked path to their next route marker at the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark.

Teams must take a flagged horse-drawn carriage known as a Fiacre by grabbing the ticket pass hanging on a carriage door for one of three separate times thirty minutes apart. Then, they have to direct it to Schönbrunn Palace to get their next clue. The fiacres would only leave in groups of three or four. Teams may claim a ticket pass from the fiacre as soon as they saw the horses approaching Stadtpark.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after finding their clue at the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark. Teams must head inside the Schönbrunn Palace and, donning formal attire, must carry a tray of champagne glasses across the ballroom full of waltzing couples. Once they successfully crossed the ballroom without spilling any drink, they can claim the Fast Forward. Steve & Josh won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Mozart
Teams must carry a string bass 6 miles to the Mozart House, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote The Marriage of Figaro. It is a very well-known destination by the locals. Once they deliver the bass, the Mozart impersonator would hand them their next clue.

David & Jeff, Jon & Al, Millie & Chuck, Monica & Sheree, Reichen & Chip, Russell & Cindy, and Tian & Jaree chose this task.


Choice B: Beethoven
Teams must carry a portfolio of sheet music 11 miles to the lesser-known Beethoven House, where Ludwig van Beethoven wrote The Heiligenstadt Testaments. When they find the right house, the Beethoven impersonator would hand them their next clue.

Only Kelly & Jon chose this task.

Steve & Dave were not shown performing either side of the Detour.

Teams must go to the Donauturm and find their clue at the base of the spire.

"Which of you doesn't mind hanging off a wire?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must take a 460-foot bungee jump off the Donauturm, the tallest tower-jump in Europe and collect the clue at bottom.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a train to Gmunden and find the Schloss Ort to check in.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
Steve & Josh
 1st place 
Steve & Josh
Father/Son
Monica & Sheree
 2nd place 
Monica & Sheree
NFL Wives/Moms
Reichen & Chip
 3rd place 
Reichen & Chip
Married
Tian & Jaree
 4th place 
Tian & Jaree
Friends/Models
Millie & Chuck
 5th place 
Millie & Chuck
Dating 12 Years/Virgins
Jon & Al
 6th place 
Jon & Al
Best Friends/Clowns
David & Jeff
 7th place 
David & Jeff
Best Friends
Kelly & Jon
 8th place 
Kelly & Jon
Engaged
Steve & Dave
 9th place 
Steve & Dave
Air Traffic Controllers
Russell & Cindy
 10th place 
Russell & Cindy
Friends/Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Millie to Chip in a scuffle for the second set of ticket passes for the horse-drawn carriages.
  • This episode marks the first Pit Stop in Austria, as the last time Austria was visited, teams continued racing to Germany.
  • This episode's Roadblock would return as an unacknowledged Switchback in "Choir Boy at Heart".

References

The Amazing Race 4 Episodes

"Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" · "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served...And We're Bigger" · "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!" · "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" · "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" · "I Could Have Never Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now" · "We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway...And the Lights Are Off!" · "The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old but Still Very, Very with It" · "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" · "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" · "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close" · "He's a Couple of Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack" · "It's Like Adam Building His First House!"

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