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Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 20.


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The order of departure from Piazza Castello are as follows:

  1. Art & JJ (8:57 am)
  2. Rachel & Dave (11:33 am)
  3. Joey & Danny (12:11 pm)
  4. Vanessa & Ralph (12:27 pm)
  5. Nary & Jamie (12:56 pm)
  6. Brendon & Rachel (1:18 pm)
  7. Kerri & Stacy (3:58 pm)
  8. Bopper & Mark (5:54 pm)

Teams must take a train to Ehrwald, Austria. Once there, teams must drive themselves across the Austria-Germany border to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and find Gasthof zum Rassen. Once there, teams must search for a Travelocity roaming gnome, which would have their next clue written under its base. Teams must then carry the gnome for the remainder of the leg.

At Gasthof zum Rassen, Bopper & Mark would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. Bopper & Mark must dress up in traditional Bavarian clothing, then learn how to yodel a specific tune by listening to a master yodeler. When the master yodeler is satisfied with their yodeling, they could continue racing.

Choice A: Fairy Tale
Teams must travel to the town of Oberammergau, where they must follow a trail of gingerbread, picking up pieces along the way, to a witch's house inspired by Hansel and Gretel. Once there, they must use the pieces they picked up to make the roof of a gingerbread house and decorate it properly. Once the witch is satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue.

Bopper & Mark, Brendon & Rachel, and Kerri & Stacy chose this task.

Choice B: Champion Male
Teams must travel to the Wetz-Stoa Stub'n restaurant in Unterammergau, where they must choose a beard enthusiast and style his beard to match a champion from the World Beard and Moustache Championships using the provided haircare products. Once complete, the judge will give teams their next clue.

Art & JJ, Joey & Danny, Nary & Jamie, Rachel & Dave, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Teams must "find the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle", leaving teams to figure out that this referred to Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau. Once there, they must locate Ludwig II of Bavaria's bedroom, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Bundesleistungszentrum für Eishockey und Curling in Füssen, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to put it on ice?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must use the Travelocity Roaming Gnome to participate in a game of ice stock sport, known in Germany as Eisstockschießen. They must push the gnome onto a white bullseye on the ice in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Landhannes Farm to check in.
For coming in first place, Art & JJ won a trip for two to Thailand, 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 • 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
Art & JJ
 1st place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Joey & Danny
 2nd place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter
Vanessa & Ralph
 3rd place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Rachel & Dave
 4th place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
Brendon & Rachel
 5th place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
Bopper & Mark
 6th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
Nary & Jamie
 7th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal Agents
Kerri & Stacy
 8th place 
Kerri & Stacy



The Amazing Race 20 Episodes

"Tears of a Clown" · "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" · "Bust Me Right in the Head with It" · "Taste Your Salami" · "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" · "This Is Wicked Strange" · "I Didn't Make Her Cry" · "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" · "Bollywood Travolta" · "I Need Hair to Be Pretty" · "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"