Fear Factor finally pushes it too far

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by longrider, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
  3. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Yeah, way too few zeros on the prize money for that.
  4. markrubi

    markrubi Icon

    Oct 12, 2006
    I knew this wasn't going to air saturday. I checked the guide and it listed a re-run. Friday when I heard about the episode I had to set this to record and it listed the Hee-Haw Hee-Haw title. Of course I knew it would be milked and they would pull out at the last second with an official announcement. :lol:

    Thanks I'll be here all week.
  5. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Nah, that wasn't it, it was the pee chaser.

    (I kid... either/or was too much!)
  6. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    The sad(?) thing is that each set of twins reportedly went through with the stunt, and only one set of twins could have won the $50K, so I wonder if any of the contestants now think it wasn't worth it...

    I don't watch TMZ but I saw the video on their web site covering the "story" and the reactions were great... scroll down on the TMZ page below for the video. It's SFW.

  7. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    The thrill of this show has to be getting on tv because the $50k/2 contestants after taxes cannot be it, so doing the stunt and not being aired must really suck. my $.02
  8. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I've never understood the appeal of junk like this show.
  9. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    a new low for NBC. The quality shows that used to anchor this network are now just a long distant memory.
  10. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Sorry.. the new low was when they have pushed Whitney as much as they have...

    Honestly, this wasn't to "surprising" for Fear Factor.
    You know these people that get accepted to the show, are practicing for different "food" events, as typically that has been the one that is the worst.

    As the physical stunts, you know that they are not going to let you get serious hurt...
  11. markrubi

    markrubi Icon

    Oct 12, 2006
    Fear Factor is mimicking those Jackass guys. One of them drank a glass full of Horse chowder right after they collected it. This was nothing more than a publicity stunt to drive up viewing numbers. Whitney needs to go and just focus on 2 broke Girls.
  12. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2004
    I'm not sure how Fear Factor works but I do know from personal experiences that some shows have a clause which allows the producers to withhold the prize if the episode does not air.

    Now Imagine doing this for nothing more than a free trip to Los Angeles.
  13. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    That would make for an interesting court case.

    In the agreement or not.

    It would be like going on to any game show... you win, the big prize...
    But then the show got canceled, or they didn't air your episode... so it is an easy out for them to not payout on a mega prize....

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