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Amazing Race Recap: The Ultimate Fun House

Published On: Jun 05 2013 02:42:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2013 11:48:07 AM EDT
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At 2:50 am Anthony and Bates are off to Dresden, Germany to find the Ministry of Finance. The guys express feelings to keep working with Caroline and Jen. They consider the guys “race boyfriends.” This is just like a Big Brother showmance. Mona and Beth can’t understand why you want to keep your strongest opponents in the game.

All the teams are aboard the train to Germany by 5 am. At 6am, Bates woke up to find his racing bag gone. Blondes give them sympathy but Bates say this will make him stronger that he doesn’t have to carry extra weight around.

Once they arrive in Dresden, Max and Katie quickly find their ford focus cars. Their car gives them three questions. They must answer the questions correctly to move on. This is the part in the show to endorse how intelligent their car is. You can program questions before you can drive. So for you parents, you can nag your kids whenever you’re away. Oh, and don’t worry husbands, you will never forget chores because the car will remind you, and remind you and then make you answer questions. Product placement fail!

What we learned from the car trivia is their destination is Berlin, Germany and that Max is a hardcore republican. His favorite president is Ronald Reagan and his idol is Rush Limbaugh.

The blondes finish the car trivia and drive off only to see their alliance mates approaching the cars. Do they stop to tell them the answers? NOPE! They drive on. Good job ladies.

But, once they get on the road, the guys catch up.  Now, they follow the brothers around Berlin because they can’t do it without getting lost. Bad job ladies! And… the brothers “accidentally” loses the blondes so the girls are extra lost.

Max and Katie are first to Berlin and they find their clue that leads them to the Park inn hotel. Everyone have to base fly off the top of a hotel. Scuuurry!

The newlyweds dominate it and are given their next clue.


Train Trials

Font Follies

In Train Trials, teams lay train tracks down within the given borders. They must use all the pieces and have their train make one complete loop.

In Font Follies, teams carry 2 huge lit-up letters across town to the Buchstaben museum.

All the teams chose Font Follies except Meghan and Joey. Max and Katie chose letters that they can carry easily, B and O. Hockey brothers chose a lower case R and V. Who is the smart team? Yup. Actually the brothers and blondes traveled to the museum together. On a rest stop, Anthony laid his V on a pole and the wind knocked it down. The letter is broken. The guys decide to just quit this detour and go to Train Trials.

Meghan and Joey are having a blast making their set. It feels like Christmas. It takes them seven trials but they manage to get done. They are in 3rd place at this moment.

Max and Katie are in the lead after delivering their letters in mint condition. The pair is off to Salon Zur Wilden, an underground rave club that has a fun house.


Katie must go through the fun house to get their clue. She scurries through the maze which has multiple levels that include crawling, climbing, and kneeing all in a semi-pitch dark environment. She gets the clue and the team is off to the Pit Stop.

Max and Katie are the first team to arrive and they won 2 ford focus cars.

Mona and Beth get lost trying to find the salon. By the time the moms get there, the brothers, who are in last, catch up. Bates and Beth do the Roadblock together. Once they are done, the brothers decide to follow the moms to the pit stop and beat them at the foot race. Their plans worked as they came in 4th place. The moms are last. Luckily, it’s a non-elimination round.


Race Order

1. Max and Katie

2. Meghan and Joey

3. Caroline and Jen

4. Bates and Anthony

5. Mona and Beth

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