The teams travel just outside Las Vegas to either drive around remote controlled dune buggies or perform a classic magic trick. One team handles the challenge with ease but take their time to finish due to having too much fun; while two competitors go at it with each other at the risk of their standings and their partners. Two teams in particular have a tough time, and end up switching challenges; but while one team loses in a non-elimination, their feelings for each other have suddenly reversed; with one realizing their emotions for the other and the other suddenly losing theirs.



Josee throws garlic at the Goths, believing they're vampires.

The teams must now fly to Las Vegas, and book a cab to the location of their next tip. While on their way to the Don Box, the cabs carrying the Goths and Ice Dancers crash into each other, much to Josee's anger. Josee reveals in an interview that she thinks the Goths are vampires and plans on using a wooden stake and garlic against them. Although it seems like the luck of the Best Friends may be turning around, due to Devin passing through all the stages of grief, they end up with a broken down cab which makes them fall behind the other teams.

The teams must now compete in an Either/Or, which involves either racing dune buggies around a course to collect three flags in under a minute, or performing a magic trick which involves making a lion disappear. Due to their experience in playing video games, the Surfer Dudes are able to complete the dune buggy challenge with ease, but cannot resist staying behind to have some more fun taking turns riding the buggies.

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Tension rises between Kitty and MacArthur.

Meanwhile, the Ice Dancers and Daters have difficulty with the magic trick on their first tries. However, the Goths perform a trick of their own involving Loki, which impresses the Travel Tip giver and secures first place for them. MacArthur and Kitty get competitive in the dune buggy challenge and start a fight when Kitty cuts the Cadet's buggy off, resulting in them slamming into and pushing one another which puts both their buggies out of control.

Back at the magic challenge, Stephanie uses brute force to make the lion disappear instead of herself, like Ryan had originally planned. This lets the Daters secure second place, which pleases them both. After a prolonged dispute, the Cadets and Sisters finally manage to complete the challenge. While the Ice Dancers and Best Friends decide to switch to a preferable challenge after experiencing difficulty with the previous one, costing each of them valuable time. After noticing that most of the other teams had finished, Geoff decides it's time to head to the Chill Zone, much to Brody's disappointment.


Carrie finally decides to stand up for herself.

As more teams check in, the race is on between the Ice Dancers and Best Friends. Devin accidentally makes Carrie disappear, sending her into the hidden spot under the stage filled with lions. After witnessing her near-death experience, Devin realizes that he has feelings for Carrie, while Carrie loses hope of ever getting together with Devin and decides she will do whatever she wants from now on. The Ice Dancers finally manage to complete the challenge on their second try, while Devin manages to make Carrie reappear by pulling the lever. Both teams race to the Chill Zone, with the Ice Dancers making it there first. However, the Best Friends are relieved to find out that this leg is a non-elimination round.


Voice actor Role(s)
Terry McGurrin Don
Scott McCord Brody/Jacques
Kristin Fairlie Carrie
Stacey DePass Crimson/Emma
Jeff Geddis Devin
Carter Hayden Ennui
Dan Petronijevic Geoff
Julie Lemieux Josee
Stephanie Anne Mills Kitty
Evany Rosen MacArthur
Joseph Motiki Ryan
Nicole Stamp Sanders
Nicki Burke Stephanie

Still in the running

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Mother & Daugther
Adversity Twins
Father & Son
Reality TV Pros
Best Friends
Ice Dancers
Police Cadets
Surfer Dudes



  • The teams that chose to do the magic trick are The Best Friends, The Goths, and The Haters. The other teams that chose to do the Dune Buggies.
  • The silhouette for the assistant used to show how the magic act works resembles Blaineley.
  • None of the teams perform the magic challenge properly.
    • Goths: Ennui simply pulls Loki out of the lion's mouth.
    • Daters: Stephanie makes the lion "disappear" by forcing it through the trap door.
    • Best Friends: Carrie "reappears" after falling through the trap door.
  • Carrie and Devin have now switched their emotions, with Carrie giving up on Devin loving her while Devin develops feelings for Carrie.
  • This is the first episode of Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race to have more females left in the competition than males.


  • This is the last episode of the season to feature an Either/Or challenge.
  • When Devin looks for Carrie, he enters a room that resembles the green room in the aftermath studio.


  • The title of the episode is based on Dune Buggies, vehicles that are designed for off-road terrain.
  • MacArthur mentions that her former babysitter is named Jennifer Masterson, which is the name of one of the main characters from 6teen, another series by Fresh TV.
  • Kitty mentions having a Game Station, which is a parody of the PlayStation.


  • The Sisters and Police Cadets are seen in cabs racing to the first Don Box in Las Vegas, but in a previous scene, they had already received their Either/Or from the Don Box.
  • When MacArthur says that she doesn't let anything go, her and Sanders are missing their materials for the challenge.
  • The Surfers said that they had trouble with the Komodo dragons last week, however, Don called the Goths "yesterday's winners" at the beginning of the episode.
  • Despite the fact that none of the teams complete the magic trick per the challenge's instructions, no one receives a penalty.


See also

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race episodes
None Down, Eighteen to Go - Part 1 | None Down, Eighteen to Go - Part 2 | French is an Eiffel Language | Mediterranean Homesick Blues | Bjorken Telephone | Brazilian Pain Forest | A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket | Hawaiian Honeyruin | Hello and Dubai | New Beijinging | I Love Ridonc & Roll | My Way or Zimbabwe | Shawshank Ridonc-tion | Down and Outback | Maori or Less | Little Bull on the Prairie | Lord of the Ring Toss | Got Venom | Dude Buggies | El Bunny Supremo | Ca-Noodling | How Deep is Your Love | Darjeel With It | Last Tango in Buenos Aires | Bahamarama | A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars
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