The Amazing Race Season 35 Episode 03 Description
Thailand → Vietnam
No Sleep and a Million Dollar Dream
- Bangkok → Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Cần Thơ (Ninh Kiều Wharf)
- Cần Thơ (Cái Răng Floating Market)
- Cần Thơ (Sáu Hoài or Thanh Van)
- Cần Thơ (Trúc Lâm Phương Nam Zen Monastery)
- Episode summary
- At the start of this leg, teams were instructed to fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Once there, teams had to travel by bus to Ninh Kiều Wharf in Cần Thơ and choose one of three boat departure times for the morning when they would receive their next clue. Teams then boarded a sampan and had to deliver a basket of fruit – dragonfruit, tangerines, and golden melons – to three marked boats. With each delivery, teams received a third of a photograph that when combined revealed the location of their next clue. Morgan & Lena used their Express Pass to bypass this task.
- This leg’s Detour was a choice between Paper or Plastic. In Paper, teams had to make twelve sheets of edible rice paper called bánh tráng in order to receive their next clue. In Plastic, teams had to cut, apply, heat, and smooth vinyl onto a motorcycle part in order to receive their next clue.
- Teams had to check in at the Pit Stop: Trúc Lâm Phương Nam Zen Monastery.
- Additional note
- There was no elimination at the end of this leg; all teams were instead instructed to continue racing.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022