The Amazing Race 4

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The Amazing Race 4
The Amazing Race 4
First Aired March 29 - August 21, 2003
Filmed January 18 - February 14, 2003
No. of Episodes 13
Winners Reichen Lehmkuhl &
Chip Arndt
Continents Visited 4
Countries Visited 9
Cities Visited 24
Distance Traveled 44,000 miles (71,000 km)
No. of Legs 13
Season Chronology
Season 3 ◄ Season 4 ► Season 5
Legs
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13

The Amazing Race 4 is the fourth installment of The Amazing Race. The season premiered on May 29, 2003. It aired on CBS in the United States on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on August 21, 2003.

This season visited 9 countries, with first time visits to The Netherlands and South Korea.

Married couple Reichen & Chip were the winners of The Amazing Race 4.

Contents

Production

The fourth season of The Amazing Race spanned 44,000 miles (71,000 km) in four continents. Filming began on January 18, 2003 and finished on February 14, 2003.

At the time the show was filmed and broadcast, same-sex marriage was not legally recognized in the United States. Reichen & Chip were never legally married, however they were married in a religious ceremony; CBS decided to honor their description of themselves as "married" for the purposes of the show.

Kelly & Jon became the first team to make it to the final leg without using a Fast Forward.

Tian & Jaree were originally slated to be contestants on The Amazing Race 3. However, due to production losing their paperwork, they were held over to this season.

During the final leg, David & Jeff were stuck in Sydney for so long during the last leg that they never reached the final part of the leg in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with Joe & Bill on Season 1, they are one of the only teams in Race history to reach the final leg without crossing the finish line.

This was the last season where ties were allowed at the mat (and the subsequent distribution of additional first place prizes should there be a tie for first place). In subsequent seasons, even if teams arrived at the mat at the same time, an order would be determined, and the official check in times for teams arriving simultaneously would set a minute apart to avoid tying situations. The exception was Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce of The Amazing Race: All-Stars, who completed a Fast Forward together via the Intersection. This was also the last season where the Fast Forward appeared in every leg.

Post-race interviews showed that Russell & Cindy broke up and no longer speak to each other. Moreover, Russell did not participate in the "After the Race" interview on the official CBS website.

Countries visitied

Leg(s) Country Previous Visits Pit Stops
1, 13 Flag of the United States.svg USA 3 (All) 1
1, 2, 3 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1 2
3, 4 Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1 1
4, 5 Flag of France.svg France 1 1
5, 6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 0 1
6, 7, 8 Flag of India.svg India 1 2
8, 9, 10 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 1 2
10, 11 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 0 1
11, 12, 13 Flag of Australia.svg Australia 1 2

Cast

Amanda & Chris
David & Jeff
Debra & Steve
Jon & Al
Kelly & Jon
Millie & Chuck
Monica & Sheree
Reichen & Chip
Russell & Cindy
Steve & Dave
Steve & Josh
Tian & Jaree

Results

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks performed
1 2 3 4 5 6ƒ 7ƒ 8ƒ 9 10ƒ 11 12 13
Reichen & Chip Married 9th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 5th 2nd 1stƒ 2nd 3rd1 2nd 1st Reichen 4, Chip 7
Kelly & Jon Engaged 6th 3rd 8th 7th 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd Kelly 2, Jon 10
David & Jeff Best Friends 10th 5th 7th 6th 6th 1st 1st 4th 3rd 4th 1stƒ 1st 3rd2 David 5, Jeff 7
Jon & Al Best Friends/Clowns 7th 6th 6th 2nd 2nd 6th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Jon 5, Al 5
Millie & Chuck Dating 12 Years/Virgins 1st 8th 5th 2nd 1stƒ 4th 4th 3rd 5th Millie 2, Chuck 5
Tian & Jaree Friends/Models 11th 4th 4th 1stƒ 7th 5th 6th Tian 6, Jaree 0
Monica & Sheree NFL Wives/Moms 4thƒ 10th 2nd 4th 5th 7th Monica 3, Sheree 2
Steve & Dave Air Traffic Controllers 5th 1stƒ 9th 8th 8th Steve 2, Dave 1
Steve & Josh Father/Son 1st 9th 1stƒ 9th Steve 0, Josh 2
Russell & Cindy Friends/Dating 8th 7th 10th Russell 2, Cindy 0
Amanda & Chris Dating 1st 11th Amanda 0, Chris 1
Debra & Steve Married Parents 12th Debra 0, Steve 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue. If placed next to a leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  1. Reichen & Chip initially arrived 2nd, but they drove to the Pit Stop instead of traveling on foot and were issued a 35-minute penalty. As Reichen & Chip were waiting out their penalty, Kelly & Jon checked in, dropping Reichen & Chip to 3rd.
  2. David & Jeff had fallen so far behind that they were unable to complete the final leg. Once David & Jeff reached Hawaii and arrived at the first route marker, they were informed that the race was over.

Episode title quotes

Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" – Sheree
  2. "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served...And We're Bigger" – Reichen
  3. "I Wasn't Even Going To Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards" – Millie
  4. "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" – Steve (of Steve & Dave)
  5. "You Are Just Deliberately Trying To Make Us Lose!" – Jaree
  6. "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" – Reichen
  7. "We're Going Down The Wrong Side Of The Freeway...And The Lights Are Off!" – Tian
  8. "The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old But Still Very, Very With It" – David
  9. "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  10. "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  11. "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close to You" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  12. "He's A Couple Of Ticks Away From Having A Heart Attack" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  13. "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" – Kelly

Prizes

Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.

  • Leg 1 - A vacation to Hawaii provided by American Airlines.
  • Leg 5 - A seven-day Mexican Rivera cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 6 - A seven-night cruise to Hubbard Glacier on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 7 - A seven-night cruise vacation to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 8 - A vacation to Mexico, compliments of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 9 - A festive Latin American vacation courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 10 - A Caribbean vacation, courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 11 - A vacation to Mexico courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 12 - A vacation to Europe compliments of American Airlines Website.
  • Leg 13 - $1,000,000

Race summary

The route of the 4th Amazing Race.

Leg 1 (United States → Italy)

Leg 2 (Italy)

Leg 3 (Italy → Austria)

Leg 4 (Austria → France)

Leg 5 (France → Netherlands)

Leg 6 (Netherlands → India)

Leg 7 (India)

Leg 8 (India → Malaysia)

Leg 9 (Malaysia)

Leg 10 (Malaysia → South Korea)

Leg 11 (South Korea → Australia)

Leg 12 (Australia)

Leg 13 (Australia → United States)

Ratings

US ratings

Order Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" 6.5 11 4.4/12 9.94
2 "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served...And We're Bigger" 5.3 10 3.2/11 8.27
4 "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" N/A N/A 3.7/11 7.59
5 "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" N/A N/A 2.9/10 7.86
6 "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" 5.2 10 3.0/11 8.05
9 "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" 5.6 11 3.3/12 8.60
13 "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" 6.1 11 3.6/12 9.58

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