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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     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S9 EricJeremy
 1st place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
S9 BJTyler
 2nd place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 LakeMichelle
 3rd place 
Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
S9 FranBarry
 4th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
S9 DaveLori
 5th place 
Dave & Lori
Dating
S9 JosephMonica
 6th place 
Joseph & Monica
Dating
S9 RayYolanda
 7th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
S9 DanielleDani
 8th place 
Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
S9 WandaDesiree
 9th place 
Wanda & Desiree
Mother/Daughter

Trivia

Reception

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

References

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