The Amazing Race Season 35 Episode 09 Description
In The Belly of the Earth
- Ljubljana (Dragon Bridge)
- Ljubljana (Congress Square)
- Ljubljana (Dežnik & Levstikov Trg (in Slovene))
- Postojna (Pivka Jama (in Slovene))
- Lucija (Fonda Fish Farm)
- Socerb (Grad Socerb (in Slovene))
- Episode summary
- At the start of this leg, teams were instructed to travel on foot to Congress Square in order to find their next clue.
- In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to attach suha roba, wooden kitchen utensils, to a backpack called a krosnja and then deliver them to a judge in order to receive their next clue.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to drive to Pivka Jama and descend into the cave in order to find their next clue. Teams then had to assemble a dragon in order to receive their next clue directing them to the Fonda Fish Farm.
- This leg’s Detour was a choice between Scrape Off or Swap Out. In Scrape Off, teams had to use chains to scrape off the barnacles from the underside of a floating fish farming container in order to receive their next clue. In Swap Out, teams had to paddle a kayak out to two marked buoys, pull out nets filled with mussels, replace the buoys, and deliver the mussels to shore in order to receive their next clue.
- After the Detour, teams had to check in at the Pit Stop: Grad Socerb in Socerb.
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