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Scared Spitless is the second episode of The Amazing Race 29.


Teams travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil where tensions rise between two teams when one goes back on their word.

Route Markers[]

The order of departure from Cinta Costera Tres are as follows:

  1. Seth & Olive (11:16 pm)
  2. Becca & Floyd
  3. Matt & Redmond
  4. Brooke & Scott
  5. Shamir & Sara
  6. Tara & Joey
  7. Vanck & Ashton
  8. London & Logan
  9. Jessie & Francesca
  10. Liz & Michael
Only Seth & Olive's departure time was shown. The other nine teams' departure times are unknown.

Teams must fly to São Paulo, Brazil. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Helipark Táxi Aéreo e Manutenção Aeronáutica, where they would sign up for a helicopter ride to a Maksoud Plaza. Once they have landed, they must make their way to Praça da Sé, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Keep the Beat
Teams must make their way to Rua General Osório, where they must perform a musical routine with a samba group. One team member must learn to play a chocalho, while their partner must learn to play a surdo drum. Once they have performed the routine with the samba group to the satisfaction of the band leader, they would receive their next clue.

Becca & Floyd, Jessie & Francesca, Liz & Michael, London & Logan, and Shamir & Sara chose this task.

Choice B: Work Your Feet
Teams must make their way beneath a marked overpass at Rua Palmorino Mônaco, where they must assemble a rudimentary gym underneath a freeway using provided recyclable materials, with a finished example as reference. Once they have built the gym to the satisfaction of a heavyweight boxer, they would receive their next clue.

Brooke & Scott, Matt & Redmond, Seth & Olive, Tara & Joey, and Vanck & Ashton chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Avenida Paulista and find a woman on a red and yellow bicycle, who would give teams their next clue.

"Who likes things squeaky clean?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must rappel down the side of the Instituto Cervantes São Paulo while properly washing a marked window along the way. Once the window is cleaned to the satisfaction of a maintenance worker, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the "urban jungle", leaving teams to figure out that this referred to to Parque Trianon, to check in.
For coming in first place, Liz & Michael won a trip for two to Barbados, provided by Travelocity.


     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 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
Liz & Michael
 1st place 
Liz & Michael
Vanck & Ashton
 2nd place 
Vanck & Ashton
Matt & Redmond
 3rd place 
Matt & Redmond
Seth & Olive
 4th place 
Seth & Olive
Becca & Floyd
 5th place 
Becca & Floyd
Brooke & Scott
 6th place 
Brooke & Scott
Tara & Joey
 7th place 
Tara & Joey
London & Logan
 8th plce 
London & Logan
Shamir & Sara
 9th place 
Shamir & Sara
Jessie & Francesca
 10th place 
Jessie & Francesca


  • This was the first time in the show's history that the live + same-day Nielsen ratings reached below 4 million viewers.[2]
  • The episode title s said by Liz Espey.


  • Derek Stauffer at BuddyTV (04/06/2017): "Two Very Different Injuries Cause Two Very Different Meltdowns"
  • Lincee Ray at (04/06/2017): "TAR Recap of Scared Spitless"
  • Jessica Liese at (04/07/2017): "The Amazing Race Goes Balls To The Wall"
  • Paul Sheehan at GoldDerby (04/07/2017): "Scared Spitless' leaves teams dangling"


The Amazing Race 29 Episodes

"We're Coming for You, Phil!" · "Scared Spitless" · "Bucket List Type Stuff" · "Another One Bites the Dust" · "Have Faith in Me, Broski" · "Double U-Turn Ahead" · "Have Fun and Get It Done" · "Good Job, Donkey" · "I Thought We Were Playing It Nice" · "Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" · "As Easy as Stacking Cups" · "We're Going to Victory Lane"