This is the first season without a parent/child team.
Charla & Mirna and Danielle are the only All-Stars who did not have a first place finish on any leg in their previous seasons.
Kevin and Drew are the only All-Stars to have appeared on more than two seasons of The Amazing Race, as they had previously raced in Season 1 and made a cameo appearance in the first leg of Season 8.
This is the third season to have no team of siblings, the second being season four and the first being season one.
Jon Vito/Jill, Rob/Amber, and Eric/Danielle are the only teams to have change in their relationship status since their first races. Jon Vito and Jill went from "Dating" to "Formally Dating". Rob and Amber went from "Engaged" to "Newlyweds". And, of course, Eric and Danielle were on separate teams on their previous race.
In the beginning of the race, Mary wears a shirt that has a picture of Erwin & Godwin on it. The shirt reads "MISSING," similar to shirt worn by that team when they were on the race that featured a picture of host Phil Keoghan.
Thermacare The Amazing Race All-Stars Moment of Relief: This new feature takes a look back at memorable moments from past seasons. This one looked back at David and Mary completing a fiery task to obtain a Fast Forward.
Detour: Teams in this episode were given a Detour choice of Wrangle It or Recover It. In Wrangle It, the teams had to rope a horse and then give it a trimming, including its hooves. All teams except Eric and Danielle completed this task. In Recover It, one member of the team had to put on a soldiers' uniform and then both searched for three items missing from it. Both Rob and Amber and Eric and Danielle selected this task, though only Eric and Danielle completed it.
Balance Sheet: The Balance Sheet is not available for the first leg of the season. However, watch for this feature beginning with the next leg, to track placement of the teams from episode-to-episode.
The teams finished in the following order:
#1. Rob and Amber (Prize: Trip for two to the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, Canada, courtesy Travelocity)
#2. Oswald and Danny
#3. Teri and Ian
#4. Eric and Danielle
#5. Joe and Bill
#6. Dustin and Kandice
#7. Uchenna and Joyce
#8. Charla and Mirna
#9. David and Mary
#10. Kevin and Drew
#11. John Vito and Jill (ELIMINATED)
Charla and Mirna and David and Mary finished in a virtual tie, but Charla and Mirna were checked in first.
Oswald: (to Rob and Amber): You have your own cable channel now, don't you?
Teri: We're going to race harder and stronger and come in first this time and I think Ian agrees with me.
Ian: We're baaack!!!
Mary: My strategy of this race is going to be completely different. I don't have to have my alliance doing something for me. I can win first place without someone giving it to me.
Joe: We're not like "alpha males" in this race.
Bill: C'mon, We're two gay guys; two gay grandpas.
Drew: We've gone from worst to first before. We can do it again.
Joe: Looks like Season 10 teams aren't tired yet.
David: (regarding Rob and Amber) Getting to meet them, I feel we've already won.
Drew: We're five years older, five years more out of shape.
Kevin: I was a circle then. I'm an oval now, I suppose.
Danielle: (on her relationship with Eric) When i first met him, I thought he was a Casanova; trying to get into the girls' pants. But he's a gentleman and you don't get that too much in New York.
Eric: I ran the race the first time with my best friend, but I'm more anxious about it this time around. This can make or break a relationship.
Danny: (on his relationship with Oswald) Now we're platonic husband and husband.
Dustin: (regarding the other teams) It's like racing against your teachers in some ways; it's a little intimidating.
Bill: (regarding Ian) Everybody underestimates him becasue he's crotchety and old looking.
Teri: Isn't that nice how we all come with names. Do we have a name?
Ian: I hope we're the Big Kahunas.
Rob: (after stopping the bus for Oswald and Danny) It was the first kind gesture I have made. So I want it noted. It killed me to do it, too.
Amber: (trimming a horse's tail) This is the weirdest thing I've ever done in my life.
Danny: Right now my hands are clammy and my face is like going through menopause.
Teri: We're the first team to arrive.
Ian: That would be a miracle of God. (looking heavenward, in a challenging voice) Are you listening?
Bill: We're on our way, little Guido.
Danny: (with Oswald chuckling throughout) We chose to do "Wrangle", because I've always wanted a career in Beauty, so if I can cut the nails off a horse, I can sure cut somebody's hair and give them a manicure.
Drew: Peru is nice. It's beautiful out.
Kevin: I'm sure it's nice in Peru. We're in Ecuador.
Danny: We know of Rob and Amber, because, obviously, we live on this planet.
Phil: John Vito and Jill, you're the last team to arrive. I'm sorry to tell you, you have been eliminated from the race.
John Vito: How is that possible?
John Vito: Everybody has bad luck, we just have to hope ours hasn't reached a critical point.
Jill: Just when you think the roads are smooth, it can go downhill real fast, right?
Rob: The fact that the other teams aren't here --- my heart is bleeding, it really is.
Amber: We'll give them all big hugs when they get here.
John Vito: I've had enough of Rob and Amber. I think America may have also.
Teri: Plaza, San Francisco.
Ian: Rapido, rapido.
Teri: We're dragging last.
Mary: Copa Airlines --- that's the fastest. (interview segment) I flat-out lied to the Beauty Queens. We don't want to help them. We want them out.
Rob: Amber and I did not drag our asses back for The Amazing Race: All-Stars to finish in second place. Mark my words.
Drew: Did you see everyone pass me? I looked like an idiot.
Danielle: I'm excited to be back and I'm nauseous to be back.
Danny: I gotta catch my breath.
Oswald: I told you less martinis and more cardio.
Joyce: I can't believe we're doing this again!
Uchenna: This is the chance of a lifetime twice.
Phil: Which team will prove to be the best of the All-Stars by winning the million dollars. This is the question waiting to be answered as we begin The Amazing Race.
Jill: Even though we're broken up, I'm open to anything happening with John Vito.
Teri: We're going to race stronger and harder and we're going to come in first this time and I'm sure Ian agrees with me.
Ian: We're back.
Uchenna: (regarding him and Joyce) We raced season seven and we won, but we're growing apart.
Phil: Who are these All-Stars? They are the best of the best, with relationships that have evolved since their last race.
International Airdates: Sweden: February 14, 2010 on TV6
On-Screen Team Designations:
Rob and Amber: Newlyweds
Charla and Mirna: Cousins
Uchenna and Joyce: Married
Dustin and Kandice: Beauty Queens
Joe and Bill: Life Partners
David and Mary: Coalminer and wife
Eric and Danielle: Dating
Teri and Ian: Married Parents
Kevin and Drew: Lifelong Friends
John Vito and Jill: Formerly Dating
Oswald and Danny: Best Friends
Rob & Amber: Romber, Boston Rob
Oswald & Danny: Cha Cha Boys
Eric & Danielle: Frat & DD
Joe & Bill: The Guidos
Dustin & Kandice: The Blondes
Charla & Mirna: Mirna & Schmirna
David & Mary: Kentucky
Kevin & Drew: The Frat Boys
John Vito & Jill: Team 9/11/01, The Rock and Rambette
In Australia, the first seven seasons aired, then Season 9 was aired after the seventh season, skipping Season 8. After Season 9 had finished, Season 8 was then aired. All-Stars is also being aired before Season 10.
Uchenna & Joyce from Season 7 are the only previous season winners to compete on All-Stars. Also, Eric & Danielle from Season 9 are the only all-stars who did not previously race together as a team on their season, though they did race against each other's respective teams. They met during the race and later started dating.
Members of teams from all seasons except four, six and the Family Edition are represented in this edition of the race.
Colin & Christie were expected to be on All-Stars but Christie became pregnant, so they could not participate.
The original broadcast of this episode began 26 minutes late in some markets due to an overrun of the PGA's Nissan Open.
The Amazing Race returns in the same timeslot used for the tenth season --- Sundays at 8 P.M.
Rob and Kimberly
When David and Mary first talked to Rob and Amber, David called them "Rob and Kim." Rob and Kim were competitors of David and Mary's from Season 10.
The Gutsy Grannies
Amazed at the energy shown by the teams from Race 10, Team Guido compares themselves to the Gutsy Grannies, a team from the second edition of the race. Senior citizens Peggy Kuhn and Claire Jinks christened their team themselves, although as game players they often found themselves over their heads; shying at scary challenges and falling far behind in the physical ones. Nonetheless they managed to hold on until the third leg where they ended up a full day behind the other teams.
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