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Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV! is the third episode of The Amazing Race 10.

Synopsis

Tempers flare between two teams when one team thinks the other team isn't playing fairly.

With no money in their pockets, one team is left behind while the others head off to their next destination. Another team loses their lead when they make a crucial mistake and board the wrong bus. Teams discover they will not be given any additional money for this leg of the Race and must earn it instead. Finally, a route marker evokes strong emotions in the Racers as they reflect on the sorrowful memories of a past war.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Hotel Mongolia are as follows:

  1. Peter & Sarah (6:54 am)
  2. Tyler & James (7:07 am)
  3. Duke & Lauren (7:45 am)
  4. Tom & Terry (7:52 am)
  5. Dustin & Kandice (8:11 am)
  6. Rob & Kimberly (8:13 am)
  7. David & Mary (8:16 am)
  8. Erwin & Godwin (8:18 am)
  9. Lyn & Karlyn (9:02 am)
Note: Teams were not given any money at the start of the leg and were informed that they could not beg or sell anything for the duration of the leg to earn money.

Teams must drive themselves to the Chinggis Khan Hotel in Ulaanbaatar to purchase tickets to Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon arrival, they must make their way to the infamous Hỏa Lò Prison, where they would receive their next clue.

Teams must enter the Hỏa Lò Prison and find the flight suit belonging to John McCain, displayed somewhere within the prison walls, to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Thoa Flower Shop on Hàng Mã Street in the Old Quarter, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to pedal some dough?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must take a bike and sell enough flowers to earn a total of 80,000, equivalent to about $5. Once they have completed the task, the shopkeeper would hand them their next clue. In addition, teams may keep any money they earn during the task.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a public bus to the village of Phố Vác. Once there, they must make their way to Dinh Vác Temple, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Fuel
Teams must make their way on foot to the home of Nguyễn Văn Thuý. Then, using traditional methods, they must make 30 round coal bricks, a traditional Vietnamese fuel source, by putting wet coal in a traditional press. Once the 30 bricks have been checked and approved by a coalmaker, they would receive their next clue.

David & Mary, Dustin & Kandice, Erwin & Godwin, Lyn & Karlyn, Peter & Sarah, Rob & Kimberly, Tom & Terry, and Tyler & James chose this task.


Choice B: Fowl
Teams must make their way on foot to Nhà Thơ. Then, using traditional methods and local materials, they must build an intricate Vietnamese birdcage. Once the birdcage has been properly built, they would receive their next clue.

Only Duke & Lauren chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to Canh Dong Dia to check in. For coming in first, Erwin & Godwin won a home entertainment system.

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
Erwin & Godwin
 1st place 
Erwin & Godwin
Brothers
Tyler & James
 2nd place 
Tyler & James
Models
Rob & Kimberly
 3rd place 
Rob & Kimberly
Dating
Dustin & Kandice
 4th place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
Peter & Sarah
 5th place 
Peter & Sarah
Recently Dating
Lyn & Karlyn
 6th place 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
David & Mary
 7th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
Tom & Terry
 8th place 
Tom & Terry
Boyfriends
Duke & Lauren
 9th place 
Duke & Lauren
Father/Daughter

Trivia

  • The episode title is said by Mary Conley while at Dinh Vác Temple.

Reception

  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (01/10/2014): "The Amazing Race Flashback to 3rd Leg of Season 10, Fall '06"

References

The Amazing Race 10 Episodes

"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" · "Can Horses Smell Fear?" · "Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" · "I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!" · "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" · "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" · "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" · "He Can't Swim, but He Can Eat Cow Lips" · "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" · "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" · "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" · "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" · "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"