Teams traveled 25,000 miles (40,000 km) visiting: Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as Estonia and the Czech Republic, which appeared on the show for the first time.
It also introduces new features to the race: One team was eliminated right at the Starting Line and a new twist was added, the Switchback, where teams faced one of the series' previous most challenging Roadblocks.
Hosts: Marc Summers, Bruce Jenner, Jason Harris Years on TV: 1986-1993 Nickelodeon kids’ channel featured plenty of slime and other messiness with the kids’ game show Double Dare.
Hosted by super cheeseball Marc Summers (he of the Cosby sweaters), kids were put through their paces with trivia questions and physical challenges. Host: Peter Tomarken Years on TV: 1983-1986 Any game show where eager contestants shout out “Big bucks! ” has to make the list, despite the dorky animated “Whammy” character that took away contestants’ cash and prizes.
(SPOILERS) The first hour of the finale narrowed the teams from four - Army couple Rachel and Dave, border patrol agents Art and J.
J., dating divorcees Vanessa and Ralph and "Big Brother" contestants Brendon and Rachel - down to three.
One member of each team had to run on a moving conveyor belt, grab three rubber chickens suspended above them and jump onto the mat on the other side to get the next clue.
(CBS News) Making it to the final four teams on "The Amazing Race" is no easy feat. But to make it to the finish line first, be sent away to complete a missed challenge and still make it back before another team checks in?
That's something else altogether - and it happened during Sunday night's two-hour finale.
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Hosts: Chuck Woolery (1983-1995), Pat Bullard (1998-1999) Years on TV: 1983-1995; 1998-1999 Super-suave Chuck Woolery hosted Love Connection, a different take on The Dating Game, where contestants would select their match from three potential dates.