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We Have a Bad Elephant is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 7.

Synopsis[]

Teams face a challenging Roadblock with difficult animals.

On the second part of this extended leg of the race, the Racers have a hard time maneuvering very fickle camels as the animals pull teams into trees, walk backward and even lie down in the middle of the course. Meanwhile, one team tries for the last Fast Forward of the race, which challenges them to partake in a shocking and emotional traditional Indian ritual. Also, the pressures of the Race take their toll on one team whose solid relationship has a momentary meltdown.[2]

Story[]

Route Markers[]

Teams must take a train from Lucknow Charbagh railway station, with teams having to ride a marked car from Platform 2. On the train, they would receive their next clue.

Teams must continue riding the train to Jodhpur and find their next clue at the Jodhpur Junction railway station.

Teams must make their way to Sardar Market and find their next clue on the first floor balcony of the clock tower.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after finding their clue at Sardar Market. Teams must participate in a traditional Hindu ritual at Kailashoham Gaure Shwar Mahadev Mandir at Kaylana Lake that involves shaving their hair. Once both team members have shaven their heads, they would win the Fast Forward. Uchenna & Joyce won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Trunk
Teams must travel to Jodhpur's old city and push a 600 lb elephant in Khanna Niwas through the streets of Jodhpur, to Shri Kunj Bihari Temple, where the temple priest would hand them their next clue.

Lynn & Alex, Meredith & Gretchen, Rob & Amber, and Ron & Kelly chose this task.


Choice B: Dunk
Teams must make their way to a dyeing house in Panna Niwas and dye 25 sheets of fabric in a basket until they found the one with their next clue on it.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must take an auto rickshaw to Deora Krishi Farm to find their next clue.

"Who's ready to steer their team in the right direction?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must complete two laps of a course in a cart driven by a camel. Once completed, teams would receive their next clue

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Jaswant Thada to check in.

Leaderboard[]

Legend:
     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 Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Uchenna & Joyce
 1st place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
Ron & Kelly
 2nd place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
Rob & Amber
 3rd place 
Rob & Amber
Engaged
Meredith & Gretchen
 4th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
Married/Retired
Lynn & Alex
 5th place 
Lynn & Alex
Boyfriends

Trivia[]

Reception[]

  • John Griep at The Star Democrat (04/19/2005): "Smiths cheered in India's latest leg of Amazing Race"

References[]

The Amazing Race 7 Episodes

"Courteous? This Is a Race!" · "The Whole Country Hates Me" · "Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?" · "What a Gaucho You Are!" · "I've Been Wanting a Face-Lift for a Long Time" · "Houston, We Have an Elephant" · "They Saved the Eyeball" · "Mow'em Down Like Grass" · "We Have a Bad Elephant" · "We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome!" · "The Devil Made Me Do It" · "Five Continents, 25 Cities, and More Than 40,000 Miles"

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