The BEST Episodes of Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Network: Cartoon Network

While parodying the Amazing Race, teams of two made up of Total Drama characters and new contestants will travel the globe to win the one million dollar prize.

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I Love Ridonc and Roll

#1 - I Love Ridonc and Roll

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 18, 2015

From the Great Wall of China to Finland, the teams will have to get a tip from a spa and survive a 10-minute sauna session fully clothed, follow by a jump into a semi-frozen river. Then, teams go downtown to play against each other in a air guitar concert to reach the chill zone.

star 6.95
21 votes
Writers: Miles Smith
Darjeel With It

#2 - Darjeel With It

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 6, 2015

The Final 5 now travel to India to harvest crops and then ride a train. The ice dancers cheat once again by derailing the train, delaying the rest of the teams by an hour, but even with another penalty, the dancers are still saved due to the haters stopping before the finish line after falling in love, so they are the ones eliminated.

star 6.81
21 votes
Writers: Miles Smith
Hello and Dubai

#3 - Hello and Dubai

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 16, 2015

Teams need to travel to Dubai to either return a serve from a over-powered tennis serving machine or squeegee a column of windows on the tallest tower in the city. Afterwards, they need to get to the Gold Souk to reach the chill zone.

star 6.78
23 votes
Writers: Miles Smith
A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars

#4 - A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 9, 2015

The final 3 teams compete in New York for the chance to win the $1,000,000.

star 6.71
24 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin
None Down, Eighteen to Go: Part 1

#5 - None Down, Eighteen to Go: Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 7, 2015

The eighteen teams meet up in Toronto for the first event: climb a tower and zip-line down from it to reach the first destination.

star 6.69
39 votes
Writers: Alex Ganetakos
Brazilian Pain Forest

#6 - Brazilian Pain Forest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 11, 2015

Now in Brazil, teams must have the member who didn't swim with sharks stick a hand into a glove full of ants for the first tip, then break open coconuts in find the second tip. To get into the chill zone, they must make a costume perfect for Carnival.

star 6.65
26 votes
Writers: Laurie Elliott
Bjorken Telephone

#7 - Bjorken Telephone

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 10, 2015

Teams must speak in Icelandic to a native while crossing a geyser field to receive the tip to the next location, where they must either eat an Icelandic feast or find a frozen fossil to win.

star 6.62
24 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin
Got Venom

#8 - Got Venom

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 29, 2015

The eight teams now travel to Flores, Indonesia where they will collect Komodo Dragon venom and then they must find a quilt with the series logo on it. In the end, the Reality TV Pros are eliminated after failing to get to the chill zone.

star 6.60
20 votes
Writers: Miles Smith
Last Tango in Buenos Aires

#9 - Last Tango in Buenos Aires

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 7, 2015

The Final 4 now travel to Buenos Aires in Argentina for a Tango dancing challenge. Jacques and Josee continue to cheat, but are not given a penalty, so they win. Later on, Carrie and Devin finally share their first kiss, but all does not end so well as Devin is then pushed off a cliff by an emu and is seriously injured. Therefore, Carrie quits along with her boyfriend so Geoff and Brody return and take their place. The sisters also get last place, but are not eliminated due to this being a non-elimination leg.

star 6.52
21 votes
Writers: Craig Martin
New Beijinging

#10 - New Beijinging

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 2015

Teams must travel to Beijing to visit the Bird's Nest stadium, where they must tandem jump over it for the next tip. Then, one teammate must deep-fry some street food while the other eats it for the second tip. With that tip, the teammate who didn't dive in Hawaii must use a rickshaw to carry the other across the Great Wall to the chill zone.

star 6.43
21 votes
Writers: Laurie Elliott, Miles Smith
Mediterranean Homesick Blues

#11 - Mediterranean Homesick Blues

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2015

Teams must get to the Mediterranean to find the tip attached to a shark, and build a sand castle to get the tip of the next chill zone: Iceland.

star 6.42
26 votes
Writers: Kurt Firla
Hawaiian Honeyruin

#12 - Hawaiian Honeyruin

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 15, 2015

Teams head on out to Hawaii to dive into a bay for a wedding ring, then perform a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony without burning their clothes to make it to the chill zone.

star 6.38
21 votes
Writers: Shelley Scarrow
My Way or Zimbabwe

#13 - My Way or Zimbabwe

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 21, 2015

The eleven teams now travel back to Africa for another desert challenge. Meanwhile, the ice dancers travel back to Hawaii on their own plane in order to break a curse. The police cadets win and the ice dancers get last place after arriving very late, but are lucky since there was no elimination.

star 6.37
19 votes
Writers: Shelley Scarrow
Lord of the Ring Toss

#14 - Lord of the Ring Toss

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 28, 2015

The eight remaining teams travel to the Arctic Circle where they must play ring toss on narwhal horns and then build an igloo. The surfer dudes outsmart the ice dancers and win again. The haters lose after using a Boomerang on themselves, but it was a non elimination leg.

star 6.33
21 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin
Little Bull on the Prairie

#15 - Little Bull on the Prairie

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 25, 2015

The recurring nine teams now all go back to Canada for a bean eating challenge and bull riding. Noah and Emma finally get back together while Jacques and Josee fail to keep their lead thanks to revenge from the cadets. Meanwhile, the surfer dudes master all challenges and win the race. In the end, father and son are eliminated.

star 6.32
19 votes
Writers: Meghan Read
Maori or Less

#16 - Maori or Less

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 24, 2015

Now the nine teams start off in New Zealand and all catch a train to either jump off a bridge or dance with tattooed guys. Jacques and Josee swiftly zoom into first place while Owen and Noah are too distracted by the sisters, making them lose. The episode is a non-elimination leg, however.

star 6.29
21 votes
Writers: Shelley Scarrow
French Is an Eiffel Language

#17 - French Is an Eiffel Language

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2015

Teams depart for Paris, France, where they must make it to the Eiffel Tower for the tip. Once there, the team member who didn't eat in Morocco has to draw a caricature of the other to find the next tip in the sewers, and to where the chill zone is located.

star 6.28
25 votes
Writers: Laurie Elliott
A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket

#18 - A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2015

Teams must go to Dracula's Castle in Transylvania for their first tip. One teammate stays inside a coffin while the other drags it to a graveyard and into a plot. Once there, the gravedigger gives the next tip to ride horseback to the train center, where the teammate who didn't do the ant challenge must show off their gymnastic skills to get to the chill zone.

star 6.27
26 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin

#19 - Bahamarama

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 8, 2015

The Final 4 travel to the Bahamas where they must first find a Ridonculous Race Map which will lead the way during a under sea challenge to find gold coins. However they don't have much oxygen while doing this. Josee gets scared and is down to 2% of oxygen midway. Mcarther then helps her get to surface. Kitty gets stuck in rocks and must hold her breath to escape. Geoff and Brody make it in first place. The Cadets, Ice Dancers, and sisters then are in a foot race to the finish. Josee then hits Mcarther with a coconut and they get 2nd. The cadets take 3rd and the sisters are eliminated. The final 3 teams then immediately make their way to New York City.

star 6.22
18 votes
Writers: Alex Ganetakos

#20 - Ca-noodling

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 2, 2015

The six remaining teams travel to Vietnam and are merged into two temporarily super-teams. The team consisting of the ice dancers called the Axis of Evil win while the other team gets separated again. In the end, Geoff and Brody are eliminated after sacrificing their win for Carrie and Devin.

star 6.20
20 votes
Writers: Meghan Read
Dude Buggies

#21 - Dude Buggies

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 30, 2015

The seven teams must travel to Las Vegas, Nevada and have a choice to make, either ride Dune Buggies and collect three flags, or perform a magic trick in front of a magician. The best friends are saved by the non elimination leg.

star 6.14
21 votes
Writers: Craig Martin
How Deep Is Your Love

#22 - How Deep Is Your Love

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 5, 2015

The final 5 teams all travel to Russia and must bungee jump in the deepest hole in the world. Meanwhile, Carrie and Devin finally feel their love for each other while the ice dancers cheat for the lead, and even with a major penalty, they still win. There is no elimination in this leg.

star 6.00
19 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin
Down and Outback

#23 - Down and Outback

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 23, 2015

The eleven teams stay in Australia for a bunny hunt challenge. The ice dancers paint a bunny to fool the police cadets. The teams then fly their own planes to New Zealand. The ice dancers win again, but the rockers and stepbrothers receive last place, causing both teams to be eliminated.

star 5.95
19 votes
Writers: Miles Smith
Shawshank Ridonc-tion

#24 - Shawshank Ridonc-tion

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 22, 2015

The still standing eleven teams all go to prison and must escape. The ice dancers and police cadets each get a U-Turn and use it on themselves to lose. Carrie and Devin wins but Devin breaks up with his girfriend. The stepbrothers start to get along and there is no elimination.

star 5.90
20 votes
Writers: Terry McGurrin
El Bunny Supremo

#25 - El Bunny Supremo

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 1, 2015

The seven teams fly to Mexico where they must eat spicy peppers to determine which height they will jump from on a cliff to get the next travel tip. Then they must ride burros to the carpet of completion. The goths come in last and are eliminated.

star 5.85
20 votes
Writers: Shelley Scarrow