"Best Friends" Bopper and Mark the Seventh Team Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 20"
On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" the third time wasn't the charm for best friends Bopper and Mark, as they once again arrived at the Pit Stop last and this time were eliminated from the race. The episode began with the five remaining teams continuing to race in Cochin, India. They were first instructed to travel to a nearby temple, where a Fast Forward awaited them. Rachel and Brendan decided to attempt the Fast Forward, but changed their minds when Rachel found out that she would have to shave her head. The teams were then instructed to make their way to Pattanacoir Mats and Matting, where they found a Roadblock. One team member had to spin 40 feet of rope made from coconut husks and then spool that rope onto a spindle. When the task was completed teams traveled to Fort Kochi and located a barber under a tree, who held a Detour. The choice of tasks was between properly decorating an elephant and then transporting 15 wheelbarrows full of manure to a nearby truck or filling 10 boxes with ginger that was correctly sifted & weighed and then stenciling labels onto the boxes. Art and J.J. were the only team to choose the ginger task, which tuned out to be much harder than the elephant one. Once again, Rachel and Dave completed all the tasks and arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them $10,000 each. When Bopper and Mark were finally able to start the leg they had to complete their Speed Bump task, which consisted of painting a tiger on a local's belly. When the task was done, the guys decided to attempt the Fast Forward in the hopes that nobody else had done it and they could use it to catch up. Since Mark was already bald only Bopper had to shave his head, which he did and they were allowed to go straight to the Pit Stop. Alas, the other four teams had already checked in and the Kentucky boys were eliminated from the race. Next week the final four teams race through Japan and Hawaii en route to the Finish Line, where one team will win the $1 million prize!