When Mirna and Charla arrived at the Pit Stop, neither Phil or the local was at the mat. Because of this, they had to redo them arriving at the Pit Stop.
Roadblock: Teams were given the clue "Who smells a rat?" to determine who should complete this leg's Roadblock. This Roadblock had one team member use a rat to find a clue on a deactivated mine. Uchenna, Joe, Oswald, Eric, Ian, Charla and Dustin completed this Roadblock.
For the first time in the history of the show, two all-female teams took the top two spots in the standings of a leg. Charla and Mirna finished in first place, and Dustin and Kandice finished in second place.
Eric and Danielle finished in sixth place on this leg. This is Eric's lowest finish ever, as he'd never placed lower than fourth both earlier in this season and in the ninth season.
Detour: Teams in this episode had a Detour choice of either Pamper or Porter. In Pamper, teams were required to travel a half-mile to the Maputo Central Market and then convince people to paint their nails, a task traditionally performed by men in that area. Charla/Mirna and Dustin/Kandice completed this task. In Porter, teams were required to travel two miles and then fill bags with coal, then haul one of them to a specified destination. Joe/Bill, Oswald/Danny, Uchenna/Joyce, and Eric/Danielle completed this task. Teri/Ian also initially opted for this task, but ended up stumbling onto Pamper, which they completed efficiently by painting the nails of only two people.
Thermacare The Amazing Race All-Stars Moment of Relief: In the tenth season, Dustin and Kandice were relieved to find that they were not eliminated after coming in last on a leg.
This is the first leg Charla and Mirna have won. They repeatedly only finished as high as second in the fifth season. Additionally, they are the seventh all-female team to win a leg of the race, preceded by Dustin and Kandice in the tenth season, the Godlewski Family in the eighth season, Debbie and Bianca in the seventh season, Tian and Jaree in the fourth season, Mary and Peach in the second season, and Pat and Brenda in the first season.
Balance Sheet: Charla and Mirna had the biggest jump of all, skyrocketing from seventh to first. Dustin and Kandice moved up from fifth to second. Teri and Ian remained in third. Oswald and Danny moved down three places, going from first to fourth. Joe and Bill moved down one place, dropping from fourth to fifth. Eric and Danielle dropped four places, from second to sixth. Uchenna and Joyce fell from sixth to last, but were not eliminated, as this was the All-Star edition's first non-elimination leg.
The teams finished in the following order:
#1. Charla and Mirna (Prize: Trip for two to the Caribbean, Courtesy Travelocity)
#2. Dustin and Kandice
#3. Teri and Ian
#4. Oswald and Danny
#5. Joe and Bill
#6. Eric and Danielle
#7. Uchenna and Joyce (Marked for elimination, must come in first on next leg or incur 30-minute penalty)
Eric: (in an interview segment after getting beat by Guidos in a foot race to the Pit Stop) We should have beat them. The Guidos remind me of old women who are past their prime. (regarding Danielle) She got beat by a bunch of Queens.
Oswald (to his rat at the Roadblock) I'll set you free after this and take you to a lab and they can apply make-up to you.
Oswald: Danny found out on this leg of the race that...
Danny: (finishes Oswald's sentence) If you get caught in an avalanche, never come to Oswald and Danny to get you out.
Joe: (to Eric) You need to watch your jokes, guy.
Oswald: (runs towards Phil with open arms, covered in coal from Detour task) I'm hugging you!
Phil: No way!
Oswald: I'm hugging you! (As Phil runs away from them, Oswald and Danny chase after him, trying to hug him, while the greeter laughs.)
Mirna: (in an interview segment at the beginning of the race) The other teams were pretty much happy to see us beat Rob & Amber and kick them out of the race.
Mirna: It's so cold. I feel like an icicle.
Charla: Maybe we can be popsicles so someone can come suck us.
Oswald: (in an interview segment) We're tired, we're getting cranky. Eventually one of us will lose our patience.
Eric: (regarding the Guidos) Hope they don't die on the way up the chair lift.
Uchenna: (in an interview segment) Following our intuition is really really key. If you second guess that, you're saying to God "We don't trust you."
Uchenna: We're headed for Mozambique.
Joyce: Is that Africa?
Joe: (in an interview segment) We're trying to be a kinder, gentler Guido.
Joyce: (regarding her rat) He has a collar! That's so cute!
Charla: Help me out, Mr. Ratty.
Charla: (to her rat) Come on, now's not the time to clean yourself.
Danny: (covered in coal dust) Do I look like Rambo?
Oswald: You look like a faggy raccoon.
Joyce: (in an interview segment) Given the competitive people here, thirty minutes could be disastrous, so we're going to work like hell to come in first.
Phil: (to Oswald and Danny) I'm surprised you went for the coal, but, hey, that's just me.
Phil: Teri and Ian, you are team number three!
Ian: I don't believe it!
Phil: You are team ---
Ian: I don't believe it!
Phil: (to Charla and Mirna) Now, as I understand it, this is your first first on The Amazing Race.
Charla: We're waiting for Twinkletoes to find it. Come on. Search for it, baby. Search for it.
Ian: Is he scratching there? You dirty rat.
Ian: (regarding his trained rat) What's his name, George?
George: The name is Tupac.
Ian: Tupac, find me a mine.
Ian: (in interview segment) Danny and Oswald seem to race very similar to us. They race with character, with honor.
Uchenna: (in interview segment) My father's from Nigeria. Now we are going to Mozambique. We're excited.
Mirna: Marshall Glacier --- what the hell is an avalanche beacon?
Oswald: (in interview segment) We see everyone who is here as contenders.
Phil: (to Dustin and Kandice, after checking them in) Pretty in pink in Mozambique.
Kandice: (laughing) I love it!
Joyce: (in interview segment, regarding Rob and Amber) They're great to beat because they're such amazing competitors.
Phil: (voiceover) After winning three legs in a row, Rob and Amber's confidence was at an all-time high.
Danielle: The Guidos are bipolar. They have weird personalities. It's like they're Jekyll and Hyde. They're totally nuts.
Ian: (to Joe and Bill) Is your underwear tagged "Team Guido?"
International Airdates: Sweden: March 14, 2010 on TV6
The original broadcast of this episode on CBS started approximately 46 minutes late, due to an overrun of NCAA March Madness basketball. To date, this was was the longest delay of the start time of an episode due to sports.
At the Roadbock, Ian badly immitates Jimmy Cagney and says "you dirty rat," a common misquoting from Roy Del Ruth's 1932 film Taxi!
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