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Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 25.


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The order of departure from Casbah d'If are as follows:

  1. Misti & Jim (9:44 pm)
  2. Adam & Bethany (11:29 am)
  3. Kym & Alli (11:31 pm)
  4. Tim & Te Jay (12:04 am)
  5. Brooke & Robbie (12:29 am)
  6. Amy & Maya
Amy & Maya's departure time was not shown on-screen.

Teams must fly to Palermo, Italy. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Teatro di Verdura, where they would find six tambourines marked with departure times, two each at 6:30 am, 6:40 am, and 6:50 am. In the morning, teams would receive their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Villa Costanza, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to put their foot to the Florio?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must drive a go-kart along part of the old route of the Targa Florio auto race around Mount Pellegrino. If they can complete the course within 4 minutes and 7 seconds, they would receive their next clue from racing legend Nino Vaccarella. If not, they would have to follow the pace car back to the starting line and try again, with a 20 minute wait. Once they have successfully completed the course within the allotted time, they would be driven back down the mountain by a retired race car driver to Antico Stabilimento Balneare, where their partner would be waiting.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Choice A: Painters
Teams must make their way to the Tonnara Florio, where they must restore a fresco while lying on their backs on a high scaffolding, as Michelangelo allegedly did when painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Once the artist is satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue. Only four workstations are available at a time.

Adam & Bethany, Kym & Alli, Misti & Jim, and Tim & Te Jay chose this task.

Choice B: Posers
Teams must make their way to the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, where they would watch a series of opera performers. They would then head backstage and match the performers to their costumes, characters, and plays in the order the performers stood on stage by writing down the answers in a playbook. Once the costumista judged their playbook correct, teams would receive their next clue.

Amy & Maya and Brooke & Robbie chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Villa Niscemi to check in.

For coming in first place, Misti & Jim won a trip for two to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Tim & Te Jay will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Misti & Jim
 1st place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
Kym & Alli
 2nd place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
Amy & Maya
 3rd place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
Brooke & Robbie
 4th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
Adam & Bethany
 5th place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
Tim & Te Jay
 6th place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts


  • The episode title is said by Maya Warren.
  • Leoluca Orlando, the incumbent mayor of Palermo at the time of filming, was the Pit Stop greeter in this leg.
  • This leg was presented as the 300th leg of the race. In reality, this leg was actually the 297th leg, suggesting that production either miscounted or considers three Superlegs as being two separate legs and counted them as such.


  • Jessica Liese at Rob Has A Website (11/08/2014): "The Amazing Race 25 | Why So Serious?"


The Amazing Race 25 Episodes

"Go Big or Go Home" · "When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go" · "Get Your Sheep Together" · "Thinly Sliced Anchovies" · "Morocc' and Roll" · "I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat" · "Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist" · "Hot Sexy Knights" · "You're Taking My Tan Off" · "Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks" · "Hooping It Up" · "All or Nothing"