Season 2 Episode 5

Episode 5

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jun 17, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Twenty-four contestants compete against each other and the clock to make it through wild obstacle courses to ultimately be one of the final 4. The final 4 then face the Wipeout Zone. The contestant with the fastest time wins $50,000. Obstacles this week include the Fender Bender, King of the Mountain, Crazy Sweeper, Teeter-Totters, Breakaway Planks and Log Roll with Rolling Stones. This week's contestants include a produce merchandiser, a boot camp instructor, physical therapist and a super grandma.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Forrest Vanderbilt set a course record in the Qualifier Round with a time of 1m6s.

    • The Top 4 in this episode are:

      Robert Caslava
      Mat Devlahovich
      Forrest Vanderbilt
      Caroline Erickson

    • Goof

      At the end of the Qualifier, the photo line up of the Top 12 included Deborah Lindner. However, after the commercial break, the line up is shown again and Deborah's name and photo have been replaced by Dennis Sanchez.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • John Henson: (referring to contestant Forrest Vanderbilt) Very similar to a box of chocolates, John. You never know what kind of wipeout you're going to get.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: October 31, 2009 on Barrandov

    • Featured Contestants

      Vonti Mcrae, Megan Wygleman, Scott Howell, Caroline Erickson, Karen Pietsch, Kristen Babiracki, Mat Devlahovich, Carol David, Kevin Thangchaipinyokul, Dr. Dennis Sanchez, Dr. Nicolas Weider, Robert Caslava, Jason Goldman, Catherine Jansen, Forrest Vanderbilt, Gayle Luker, Deborah Lindner


    • John Henson: Run, Forrest, Run.

      While cheering on contestant Forrest Vanderbilt, John uses his name to allude to the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks.