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Think Like an Office Chair is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Synopsis

A close race to the Pit Stop fuels an intense rivalry between two families.

The families depart from the Space Shuttle in Huntsville, Ala. in search of the World's Largest Office Chair located in Anniston, Ala. Teams will pass through the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Talladega Motor Speedway, as well as Fairview Riverside State Park in Madisonville, La., in search of clues that will lead them to their next destination. The intensity of the Race takes its toll on one family member who has a breakdown on the way to the Pit Stop. Another team is paralyzed by fear and panics about whether or not to complete a task.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Space Shuttle Pathfinder are as follows:

  1. Bransen Family (1:15 pm)
  2. Linz Family (1:18 pm)
  3. Schroeder Family (1:33 pm)
  4. Godlewski Family (1:44 pm)
  5. Weaver Family (3:34 pm)
  6. Paolo Family (3:50 pm)
  7. Gaghan Family (3:53 pm)

Teams must drive themselves to Anniston and find the World's Largest Office Chair, where they would find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must climb the World's Largest Office Chair to retrieve their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Talladega and find their next clue at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Teams must choose a party bike then complete one lap around the Talladega Superspeedway. Once they completed a lap, a race official would give them their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to find the Southern Colonel Mobile Homes to find their next clue.

Teams must look around the Southern Colonel Mobile Homes to find one of three departure times for the next morning: 7:20 am (for two teams), 7:40 am (for two teams), and 8:00 am (for three teams). Once a team has chosen a mobile home and time, they cannot switch for a different one.

Teams must drive themselves to Richland and find the BP gas station on 916 Highway. At the gas station, they must find a clerk named Les, who will hand them their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Madisonville in the "Pelican State", which they must figure out referred to the state of Louisiana, and find their next clue on the fishing docks of Fairview-Riverside State Park

Choice A: Work
Teams must use a two-man saw to cut slices off a log 12 inches in diameter. Once they have cut four slices, a log sawyer would give them their clue.

The Gaghan, Godlewski, Linz, and Paolo Families chose this task.


Choice B: Play
Teams must make their way by canoe to a riverboat where they would play a game of blackjack against a professional dealer. To win a round, the hand of each team member must total more than the dealer's hand, or the dealer must bust (the dealer's hand must go over 21). When the team wins three rounds, the dealer would give them their clue.

The Bransen, Schroeder, and Weaver Families chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves across Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans, park their car on Esplanade Avenue, and run across the French Quarter to find Preservation Hall to check in.
For coming in first place, the Bransen Family won a Universal Orlando Resort package at Orlando, Florida provided 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
Bransen Family
 1st place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
Paolo Family
 2nd place 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
Linz Family
 3rd place 
Linz Family
Siblings
Godlewski Family
 4th place 
Godlewski Family
Sisters
Weaver Family
 5th place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
Gaghan Family
 6th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
Schroeder Family
 7th place 
Schroeder Family
Dad, Stepmom, and Kids

Trivia

  • This episode marks the only instance in which a team is eliminated in their hometown.
  • This episode title is said by Rachel Weaver.

References

The Amazing Race: Family Edition Episodes

"Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" · "How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?" · "I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!" · "Think Like an Office Chair" · "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls" · "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" · "You Look Ridiculous" · "How's That Face Feel?" · "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something" · "The Family Christmas Card" · "25 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"

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