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Why Did You Have To Take Your Pants Off?! is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 3.

Story

Leg 9

Leg 10

Route Markers

Leg 9

The order of departure from Chalet Arnika are as follows:

  1. Derek & Drew (4:55 am)
  2. Flo & Zach (4:56 am)
  3. Teri & Ian (5:03 am)
  4. Ken & Gerard (5:07 am)
  5. John Vito & Jill (5:08 am)

Teams must find the Gletscherschlucht gorge to find a set a set of keys that will unlock one of five Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars, each with a clue inside.

Teams must take a car train through the Alps from Kandersteg to Niouc. At Niouc, teams must find the Val d'Anniviers and find their clue on the Red Bridge.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams with their clue at Gletscherschlucht gorge. Teams must go to Kandersteg and find a cheese-making cabin. Once there, they must eat a cheese wheel that has been cubed. Once enough cubes are eaten to reveal the Fast Forward pass, they may head directly to the Pit Stop. John Vito & Jill won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Extreme Swiss
Teams must cross the narrow Red Bridge and both team members must bungee jump 620 feet (190 m) into a gorge below.

Only Derek & Drew chose this task.


Choice B: Very Swiss
Teams must drive 8 miles (13 km) to a farm and find a key inside a bell around the neck of a goat. However, only of 5 of the 75 goats had keys on them. When they find a key, they could receive their next clue.

Flo & Zach, Ken & Gerard, and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Teams must drive to Veytaux and find the Château de Chillon to search for their next clue. Before leaving, teams may use a T-Mobile phone to call their family and friends back home, but must complete the call before heading inside their car.

"That person should be a nuts and bolts kind of person."

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must assemble a Swiss army bicycle from a pile of parts with an identical bike to use as a reference. Once the expert has confirmed that the bike has been properly assembled, they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams may ride both the assembled and reference bike 3 miles (4.8 km) to the Basset Marina in Montreux and take a paddle-boat to the Steamship Savoie on Lake Geneva to check in.
For coming in first place, John Vito & Jill won a seven night Caribbean vacation on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas cruise ship.

Leg 10

The order of departure from Steamship Savoie are as follows:

  1. John Vito & Jill (12:42 am)
  2. Ken & Gerard (2:00 am)
  3. Derek & Drew (2:14 am)
  4. Teri & Ian (2:35 am)
  5. Flo & Zach (2:41 am)

Teams must travel to the Jet d'Eau in Geneva to get their next clue.

Teams must fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and find the Petronas Twin Towers to find their next clue.

At the Petronas Twin Towers, teams had to find a local and have them take their picture in front of the towers using a Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera. Once they have walked 1 mile (1.6 km) through the streets to the Ampang Park Shopping Center, teams must develop their pictures to find the next clue printed on the back of the photo.

Teams must take a train to Singapore and find the National Orchid Garden to search for the Margaret Thatcher flower to get their next clue.

Choice A: Dry
Teams must drive to the apartment block in Choa Chu Kang, then locate Unit #10-137 containing Singaporean TV star Gurmit Singh in the television series Phua Chu Kang to get their next clue. However, the elevators in the flat stop in random order, the apartments numbers are scrambled, and all of the streets on the complex have nearly identical names, making it more difficult for teams to find the unit.

Flo & Zach, John Vito & Jill, and Ken & Gerard chose this task.


Choice B: Wet
Teams must drive to the Singapore Zoo and had to find "Mermaids of the Sea", which actually meant the manatee enclosure. Once at the enclosure, they had to swim through the pool to receive the next clue.

Derek & Drew and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Teams must drive to Suntec City and find the Fountain of Wealth to search for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must retrieve their clue from the middle of the fountain.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive to Mount Faber and make their way to the top to check in.
For coming in first place, Derek & Drew won a seven-night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward

Leg 9

John Vito & Jill
 1st place 
John Vito & Jill
Dating
Ken & Gerard
 2nd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers
Derek & Drew
 3rd place 
Derek & Drew
Twins/Models
Teri & Ian
 4th place 
Teri & Ian
Married Parents
Flo & Zach
 5th place 
Flo & Zach
Friends

Leg 10

Derek & Drew
 1st place 
Derek & Drew
Twins/Models
Ken & Gerard
 2nd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers
Flo & Zach
 3rd place 
Flo & Zach
Friends
Teri & Ian
 4th place 
Teri & Ian
Married Parents
John Vito & Jill
 5th place 
John Vito & Jill
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Flo while she & Zach were riding a pedalboat to the Pit Stop, as she berated him for zipping off the leg parts of his pants and converting them into shorts before getting on his bike after completing the Roadblock.
  • This first time The Amazing Race visits the countries of Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Legs 8 and 9 mark the first consecutive Non-Elimination Legs.
  • Derek & Drew's shared birthday occurs during Leg 10.
  • 25% of viewers in Singapore watched this episode.[2]
  • When the travel route is shown for leg 10 (from Geneva to Paris to Kuala Lumpur), it misplaces Paris for Madrid on the map.[3]

References

The Amazing Race 3 Episodes

"What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?" · "This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!" · "You Always Just Forget About Me!" · "Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face" · "What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?" · "I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are" · "I'm Supposed to Be Indebted to Her for the Rest of the Race?!" · "This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!" · "Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!" · "Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!" · "They're Slithering to the Finish Line Like the Rest of Us!"

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