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For the episode on The Amazing Race 36, see It's Not Over Til Phil Sings.

It's Not Over Until the Phil Sings is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 9.

Synopsis[]

Driving to the Roadblock in Germany, one team follows another who leads them in the wrong direction.

Computers crash at a foreign airport leaving several teams stranded without a flight and allowing a few lucky teams to surge ahead. Teams drive themselves to the Bavaria Film Studios in Munich, Germany and choose between two detour options. One option allows teams to relieve their frustrations and tensions from the stress of the race by bashing bottles over each others' heads.[2]

Story[]

Route Markers[]

Teams must fly to Frankfurt, Germany. Upon arrival, teams must take a train to Stuttgart. Once there, teams must find the Mercedes-Benz Headquarters to find their next clue.

Teams must choose a Mercedes-Benz vehicle and a driver who would take them on a ride on the test course known as the Wall of Death. After riding the high-speed course at over 170 kilometers per hour (110 miles per hour), they would receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Bad Tölz and find Ellbach Field, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to reap their reward?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must search among 150 hats and feet scattered across Ellbach Field for one of eleven hidden Travelocity roaming gnomes containing their next clue. Teams must carry the gnome with them for the remainder of the leg.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Grünwald and find Bavaria Film Studios, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Break It
Teams must take turns breaking stunt bottles over each other's heads until they find prost, the German word for "cheers" written on the back of the label to receive their next clue. However, teams may only smash one bottle per cuckoo from a traditional German cuckoo clock.

BJ & Tyler, Dave & Lori, Eric & Jeremy, and Lake & Michelle chose this task.


Choice B: Slap It
Teams must learn and perform a traditional Schuhplattler folk dance. When the folk dance is performed properly, teams would receive their next clue.

Danielle & Dani, Fran & Barry, Joseph & Monica, Ray & Yolanda, and Wanda & Desiree chose this task.

Teams must drive to Munich, park their cars at Leopoldstraße, and find the Siegestor to check in. For coming in first, Eric & Jeremy won a trip to Africa, including whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River, an elephant-back safari, and seeing Victoria Falls, all sponsored by Travelocity.

Leaderboard[]

Legend:
     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
Eric & Jeremy
 1st place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
BJ & Tyler
 2nd place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
Lake & Michelle
 3rd place 
Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
Fran & Barry
 4th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
Dave & Lori
 5th place 
Dave & Lori
Dating
Joseph & Monica
 6th place 
Joseph & Monica
Dating
Ray & Yolanda
 7th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
Danielle & Dani
 8th place 
Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
Wanda & Desiree
 9th place 
Wanda & Desiree
Mother/Daughter

Trivia[]

Reception[]

  • Lynette Rice at EW (03/21/2006): "Planes, trains, and autobahns"

References[]

The Amazing Race 9 Episodes

"Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!" · "I'm Filthy and I Love It" · "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls" · "It's Not Over Until the Phil Sings" · "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" · "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me" · "Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes" · "Here Comes the Bedouin!" · "Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?" · "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" · "I Think This Monkey Likes Me" · "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"

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