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


Route Markers

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 travel by taxi to Teatro di Verdura, where they will have to take a departure time, each for two teams, 6:30 am, 6:40 am, or 6:50 am. In the morning, teams will receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Villa Costanza to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to drive a go-kart along 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 will receive their next clue from racing legend Nino Vaccarella. If not, they have to follow the pace car back to the starting line and try again, with a 20 minute wait. Once the racers get their next clue, they will be driven back down the mountain by a retired race car driver to join their teammate at the Antico Stabilimento Balneare.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Choice A: Painters
Teams would have to travel to the Tonnara Florio where they have to 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 is was pleased with their work, she wil give them their next clue. There are only four available spots for teams.

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

Choice B: Posers
Teams would have to travel to the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi and watch a series of opera performers. They then have to head back stage and match the performers to their costumes, characters, and plays in the order the performers sang by writing down the answers in a playbook. Once the costumista judged their playbook correct, teams will receive their next clue.

Amy & Maya and Brooke & Robbie chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi 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     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ 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
S25 MistiJim
 1st place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
S25 KymAlli
 2nd place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
S25 AmyMaya
 3rd place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 BrookeRobbie
 4th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
S25 AdamBethany
 5th place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
S25 TimTeJay
 6th place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts


  • This episode's title is said by Maya while donning the attire for the Go-Kart Roadblock.


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


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.