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The teams head to Indonesia to face deadly Komodo dragons and search through rugs to continue. One team finally meets their match against something tougher than them, while another likewise faces difficulties and someone's manipulative ways once again fail against another team. With someone distracted by another, his partner tries to do all the work; but a mishap at the end leads to these two departing from their latest adventure.


Josee is enraged that her plan to thwart the Surfer Dudes failed.

The episode begins with the Surfer Dudes, who won in the last episode, starting off to the Don Box. In an interview, Geoff makes an ice swan statue to thank the Ice Dancers, whose failed attempts at manipulating them inadvertently made them a stronger and better team. Meanwhile, Josee fumes that her plan backfired while Jacques claimed that the Surfers "don’t have minds to play with". Stephanie goes on a rant about how Ryan is at fault for making her boomerang their team, but to her surprise, he agrees. Ryan then explains he figures he can one-up Stephanie by always agreeing with her. Brody takes the tip, and Don announces the next location is Flores, Indonesia. Teams must fly to Flores, then take taxis to a village inhabited by Komodo dragons. There are initially three flights to Flores, but the narwhals get revenge for the ring-toss challenge by popping the tires on two planes and even attacking the Ice Dancers. Don quickly tells everyone to get on the final plane before the narwhals got it too. Soon enough, all of the teams make it to the next location and race to get a taxi as the Ice Dancers almost get run over by the plane.

A Komodo dragon attacks Stephanie.

The Reality TV Pros try to get a taxi when Emma offers to share hers with them. In another confessional, Kitty expresses joy for Emma liking Noah after her last break up. However, she reminds Emma to focus on winning the game. Noah is happy about his arrangement to date Emma, no longer caring if he gets eliminated. The moment is ruined when a dragon attacks their taxi. The Sisters, Reality TV Pros, and Best Friends arrive first. All intimidated by the Komodo dragon blocking the Don Box until the Surfers arrive and honk the taxi to get the creature away from it. The next challenge is an All-In where the teams have to collect one vial of Komodo dragon drool, which has deadly venom in it, and give it to the local for the next tip. Devin is still going through his depressed stage, piquing the interest of the Goths. Kitty, yet again, tries to get Emma back on track for winning the game. She claims Emma is distracted by Noah, something that she and Noah agree on. Attempting to get drool from the Komodo dragon, the Surfers struggle as they believe Komodo dragons breathe fire and become cautious. The Daters try to lure the animal but resulting in Stephanie to be chased by one.

The Cadets get stuck in a tree, trying to avoid the Komodo Dragons.

Noah suggests that the Reality TV Pros collect spit from the carcass once the dragons finish feasting. After he leaves to check on the Sisters, Owen expresses his concern over Noah's newfound lack of interest in winning the competition. He then comes to the conclusion that he needs to take charge of the team. As the rest of the teams struggle to collect spit from the Komodo dragons, the Cadets and Ice Dancers arrive, being the last ones to start on this portion of the challenge. Owen finds skin that has been shed by one of the Komodo dragons and gets the idea to wear it in order to trick the reptiles into thinking that he is one of them. Meanwhile, MacArthur tries to capture a Komodo dragon for spit, using a method similar to how she rounded up bunnies in Australia. This backfires, as she and Sanders are forced to climb a tree for safety. Josee orders Jacques to retrieve some spit from bones regurgitated by one of the Komodo dragons. He slips on a puddle of drool and ends up inches from a dragon. As the Komodo dragon prepares to attack them, the Goths arrive, which causes the dragons to flee in terror. Crimson explains that they were intimidated by the Komodo dragon musk she Ennui are wearing, which is made from fiercer members of the species. Elsewhere, Devin demonstrates that he has moved on from the break-up. This excites Carrie who eagerly waits for an opportunity to confess her love.

Owen tries to get venom by wearing the skin of a Komodo dragon.

Owen, in the pelt, crawls to the other Komodo dragons as he tries to blend in, causing one of them, who he names Chewie, to fall in love with him and pin him down affectionately. Geoff and Brody assault a Komodo dragon with a fire extinguisher and spray it to collect the venom. The Komodo dragon coughs up foam from the extinguisher, which the Surfers mistake as its saliva. Back in the tree, fearful for their lives, the Cadets confess secrets to one another. Sanders' biggest regret is that she wasn't charged for her fries at a fast-food restaurant and never went back to pay. MacArthur, on the other hand, has a long list of past sins that would get her fired from the academy, including the fact that she uses a fake name, and her real name is "Valentina Escobar", causing Sanders to panic. When Geoff and Brody attempt to turn in the Komodo's saliva, Don checks the vial and finds that it contains extinguisher foam. Accusing them of cheating, Don forces the Surfers to redo the challenge with a threat of the elimination if they try to cheat again. 

Jacques is nervous about facing the dragon but reminds himself that he has dealt with Josee for years. Josee overhears this and glares at Jacques as he attempts to get venom, failing again due to a stampede of Komodo dragons thanks to them repelled by the deodorant worn by the Goths. Josee gives up on the challenge and goes back to sabotaging the other teams, much to Jacques’s disapproval. The two try to manipulate the Goths, to no success. The Goths manage to get their venom easily thanks to Loki, filling up a bucket with it. Josee and Jacques using the Goth’s leftover bucket of drool from the Komodo Dragon to get theirs. The Goths are the first team to officially finish the challenge and get the next tip, which is another All-In challenge; to find a branded Ridonculous Race rug out of a massive pile of rugs. After finding this, they may then make their way to the Chill Zone. Meanwhile, Stephanie is stuck in a tree as the Komodo dragon tries to eat her. Ryan shrugs her off as he reads a magazine. Angered by Ryan’s unwillingness to help her, Stephanie breaks a tree branch, whacks the Komodo dragon multiple times and threatens Ryan to collect the drool. Still stuck in the tree, MacArthur goes on about her past offenses. Sanders cries for help with her partner joining in, both hugging onto the tree tightly.  The Surfers are about to snag another Komodo for venom until Brody hears MacArthur's cry for help. He and Geoff run to help the Cadets and attempt to attack the Komodo dragons only for them to end up in the tree too. The Goths are the first team to arrive at the Chill Zone with Josee flipping out after she and Jacques end up in second place. In the interview, Josee expresses her rage over the Goths "mocking them." 

Emma and Noah's first kiss, after he and Owen have been eliminated from the race.

The Cadets and the Surfers, still stuck in the tree trying to get down. MacArthur offers her armpit hair to help, grossing Sanders out, but manages to use it to escape. Noah tries to wake up Chewie, but Owen frees himself by farting, which makes Chewie run away, but not before a drop of drool gets into Owen's eye. The Cadets and Surfers then lure a Komodo dragon by riding a taxi to trap it and get the venom. The three teams race to the next challenge. Noah ends up buried under a pile of rugs, and Owen is unable to find him due to his swollen eye. The other teams find their rugs, with the Cadets placing sixth and the Surfers taking seventh. Owen tries to get Noah out of the rugs, but Don comes up to him and tells him that he and Noah are in last place and they are eliminated. Emma manages to find Noah and tells him to meet her at the final Chill Zone when she wins and proceeds to kiss him. As they leave, Owen asks Noah what show they should do next, but Noah reminds him they were asked to do the next season of another show they previously participated, the name of which was stated after he was cut off.


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


     First Place •      Racing •      Eliminated     Last placer on a non-elimination episode
     Saved from elimination •      Season winner •      Season 2nd place
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 1st place 
Ennui & Crimson
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 2nd place 
Josee & Jacques
Ice Dancers
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 3rd place 
Stephanie & Ryan
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 4th place 
Kitty & Emma
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 5th place 
Devin & Carrie
Best Friends
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 6th place 
MacArthur & Sanders
Police Cadets
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 7th place 
Brody & Geoff
Surfer Dudes
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 8th place 
Owen & Noah
Reality TV Pros
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Dwayne & Junior
Father & Son
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Rock & Spud
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Lorenzo & Chet
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Jay & Mickey
Adversity Twins
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Kelly & Taylor
Mother & Daughter
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Tom & Jen
Fashion Bloggers
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Laurie & Miles
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Ellody & Mary
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Gerry & Pete
Tennis Rivals
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Leonard & Tammy



  • MacArthur's real name is revealed to be Valentina Escobar.
  • The Best Friends are neither seen reaching the Chill Zone nor had their placement revealed by Don, but it is assumed they placed fifth.
  • The planes used in the episode are similar to the Total Drama Jumbo Jet, as previously used in Brazilian Pain Forest.
  • With Noah and Owen’s eliminations, Geoff is the only Total Drama contestant left in the Race.
  • All of the remaining seven teams have gotten to the Chill Zone in first place at least once.


  • With the Reality TV Pros' elimination, they are the fifth and last team eliminated in a row to consist of two males.
  • Ironically, while MacArthur claims that she would arrest fruit smugglers in French is an Eiffel Language, she admitted that she was one in the past.
  • Owen mentions already having won a million dollars, referencing him being a finalist and possible winner of Total Drama Island.
    • This is also the second time indicating Owen's ending as the official one, as Gwen mentioned she "placed second" for Total Drama Island in Alien Resurr-eggtion.
  • This episode marks the second time that Owen places eighth, with the previous time being in Total Drama World Tour.
  • This is the third episode Geoff mentions Bridgette.
  • This is the third and final instance of the season where a team gets eliminated without crossing the Chill Zone. The first time was in Mediterranean Homesick Blues and the second was in I Love Ridonc & Roll.



  • Don states that the narwhals were upset about the ring-toss from the previous episode. However, at the time they didn't seem to have any problem, in fact they seemed glad about it.
  • When Carrie tries to pull Devin's foot out of the Komodo dragon's mouth, part of her top appears to be white rather than green.
  • Owen claims that he already has a million dollars. However, the prize money in Total Drama Island is one-hundred thousand dollars, and he chose to forfeit the money in Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island after deciding to do the scavenger hunt.
    • However, it is possible he won one of the other reality shows he and Noah competed in.


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