The Amazing Race - Season 16

Friday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 05, 2001 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Huger Than Huge
    Episode 12
    Brent and Caite, Jet and Cord, and Dan and Jordan leave Shanghai and head to San Francisco and the finish line. A trip to Coit Tower forces a climb with an ascender to retrive a clue that sends teams to Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic, where racers work together to navigate a virtual reality maze and obtain instructions to go to tiki-bar Tonga. A memory task at Great American Music Hall yields a clue to proceed to Candlestick Park—the one million dollar prize awaits there.moreless
  • The four remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, with Louie and Michael knowing a Speed Bump awaits them. A Roadblock at Longhua Temple forces racers to correctly count the hundreds of golden statues, while the Speed Bump forces Louie and Michael to toss coins into an incense burner before doing the count. The Detour has teams choosing between searching "Pork Chops" for their names or delivering orders of "Pork Dumplings" to get the clue to the Pit Stop at the Riverside Promenade.moreless
  • 4/25/10
    The four remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Marina Barrage in Singapore and fly to Shanghai, China. A Roadblock in Zhujiajiao has racers making a kilogram of traditional Chinese noodles. Heading back to Shanghai, teams go to the Fashion District where they must correctly dress models based on design sketches. A surprise second Roadblock at Hong Kou Football Stadium forces the racer who sat out the noodle-making to assemble a puzzle on flip cards and hand them to spectators to yield the location of their next clue—instructions to the Pit Stop at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.moreless
  • Dumb Did Us In
    Episode 9
    The five remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Penang, Malaysia and head to Singapore, where they learn that a U-Turn awaits. This race's sole Fast Forward provides a chance for a daring team to get to the front of the pack. The Detour has teams "Pounding the Drums" to a traditional rhythm at Speakers' Corner or "Pounding the Pavement" to sell Singapore-style ice cream sandwiches at a pedestrian mall, but the U-Turn may force one team to do both. A Roadblock at ASL Marine makes teammates prove they're not the weakest link by counting links in an anchor chain. A trip down a zipline at Sentosa Island yields the clue to the Pit Stop at Marina Barrage.moreless
  • 4/4/10
    The six remaining teams depart the Pit Stop on the Seychellian island of Praslin and fly to Penang, Malaysia, heading to the Snake Palace. At the Detour, teams choose between creating a large incense display in a "Buddhist Tradition" or walking 120 feet with 32-foot high chingay balanced on their heads in a "Chinese Custom", with Jet and Cord's choice crucial in their ability to keep pace due to time that will be lost in their impending Speed Bump. Racers have a smashing time at the Hindu-themed Roadblock, where they must find coconuts with colored insides and use them to help create floats to be set to sea, yielding the clue to the Pit Stop at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.moreless
  • Anonymous?
    Episode 7
    The six remaining teams depart the Pit Stop in Champagne Ardenne, France and fly to the Seychelles, where a further helicopter ride awaited. The Detour forces teams to make their "Turtle Toddle" down the correct path or fill a cart with coconuts and make its "Ox Trot" to the next clue, with each choice providing its own challenges for the racers. A Roadblock forces a dive to collect a bottle containing pieces of a map to the most valued treasure in the Race: the Pit Stop on the resort island of Praslin.moreless
  • Cathy Drone?
    Episode 6
    The seven remaining teams drive from the Pit Stop at the Church of Massiges in Verdun, France to Reims, where confusion over who Joan of Arc is strikes multiple racers. An assumption about where a champagne maker will be sends a team to the wrong city, while others correctly get to Eperney the first time to complete a Roadblock at Leclerc Briant. Getting to the Detour at vineyard Taittinger La Marquetterie in Pierry proves a challenge for several teams when locals send them to Taittinger's headquarters back in Reims, instead. Either buiding a champagne glass "Tower" or searching "Terra" for marked grapes yields the clue to the Pit Stop at L'ORCCA in Champagne.moreless
  • The eight remaining teams are transported from the Pit Stop at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany's red-light district to a mystery location in France, where they're instructed to go to Boulangerie Defontaine in Ste. Menehould. Everyone later chooses to go "Under Fire" at a WWI-themed Detour at La Main de Massiges, but a Blind U-Turn could force one team to go back "In the Trenches" before being able to advance to the Pit Stop at the Church of Massiges. Meanwhile, Jordan and Jeff pray they can somehow catch up to the pack, knowing a Speed Bump awaits them somewhere on the course.moreless
  • 3/7/10
    The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Estancia Fortin Chacabuco in Bariloche, Argentina for Hamburg, Germany. An Intersection Roadblock makes pairs of teams choose a duo to complete a nighttime tandem bungee jump. After an inept taxi driver shifts one team to the bottom of the pack, physical injuries make the "Soccer" target-kicking Detour choice a pain for some, while eating "Sauerkraut" leaves a bad taste in teams' mouths. Teams finally make their way to drink a boot of beer at the Haifisch Bar, whose completion paves the way to head to the Pit Stop (via a short stop at Beatles-Platz) at the Indra Club in Hamburg's red-light district.moreless
  • 2/28/10
    The nine remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Gruta de la Virgen in Puerto Varas, Chile for Bariloche, Argentina, but an illness threatens one teams ability to proceed. A lassoing Roadblock is right up Jet's alley, but proves daunting for others. A polo-themed "Horse Power" Detour choice exhausts some physically, while following directions is too much of a mental challenge for others on a "Horse Sense" hunt for buried loot. In the end, one team struggles to reach the Pit Stop at Estancia Fortin Chacabuco and can only hope they'll be spared elimination.moreless
  • 2/21/10
    The ten remaining teams depart Palacio Baburizza in Valparaiso, Chile, taking a lengthy bus trip to Puerto Varas, but an assumption about a connecting bus leaves some racers scrambling. A Detour forces teams to choose between dressing up llamas or dressing up as condors, while the Roadblock sees contestants gather kuchen-making ingredients for German immigrants before racing to the Pit Stop at Gruta de la Virgen.moreless
  • 2/14/10
    Eleven teams take off from Los Angeles, California on race around the world, starting with a stop in Valparaiso, Chile, where a high-wire walk Roadblock tests the mettle of several racers. Meanwhile, attention to detail derails a few teams in their quest to reach Phil and the Pit Stop first.