If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good! is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 5.
The race continues from the chaos of India to the lushness of New Zealand.
Two teams compete head to head at the airport as they try to get the last two seats available on the best flight to their next destination. Realizing they have failed to secure a good flight, another team takes to lying to airline ticket agents as a strategy. Meanwhile, an argument over one racer's driving develops into a bigger fight that tests one team's relationship. And, fear is not an option for several racers who choose a detour that forces them literally head first into very powerful white water rapids.
The order of departure from the Victoria Memorial are as follows:
At the Rotorua Museum, teams have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield.
Choice A: Clean
Teams must put on protective gear and then complete a rough 1-mile river sledging course down the Kaituna River, which included going over the Okere Falls. At the end of the course, they would receive their next clue.
Brandon & Nicole and Kami & Karli chose this task.
Choice B: Dirty
Teams must enter the bubbling hot mud pits of Hell's Gate, where they had to search in a marked area for their next clue, which was buried somewhere in the mud.
Teams drive to the village of Paengaroa and find Matapara Farms to search for their next clue.
"Who's ready for a wild ride?"
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to inflate a Zorb and ride it down a hillside. At the bottom of the hill, the rider had to walk the Zorb a short distance to cross a finish line, then get out and join his or her teammate and run to the Pit Stop.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
For coming in first place, Colin & Christie won a vacation to Europe provided by American Airlines.
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
- Host Phil Keoghan has stated that the zorbing task is his favorite Roadblock.
- This episode title is said by Linda Ruiz during the Clean Detour choice.
- Al Rios at TARflies (09/12/2004): "Back home for Phil"
|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"