Love to Interrupt
Six men and women must conquer
their greatest fears or face elimination. In the end, one will
claim the $50,000 prize and the honor that "fear is not a
factor for them."
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Joe Rogan
Creator: John De Mol
EP: John De Mol, Matt Kunitz
Packager: Endemol USA, Pulse:Creative
Airs: Mondays at 8:00pm ET on NBC
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Episode 3.12 - December 1
We are back to a 'normal' Fear Factor - and the normal
trash talking. Molinee Martillini wants to beat the
boys, Tony Brown calls himself a winner, Dawn Miracle
thinks that she has the mental edge, David Spicer isn't
worried about the competition, Lindsay Gannott is a
tomgirl and Skip Harris, credits his fishing heritage
for his eye-have coordination. Yep - a normal Fear
But as we all know, the stunts are far from normal -
like the first one, which is to jump from platform to
platform of 2 speeding motorboats which are traveling at
more than 30 miles an hour. You have to transfer 6 flags
from one boat to the other, and the man and woman who's
the slowest is eliminated.
Tony is contestant #1 - and we'll see how much of a
winner he really is. He says he doesn't have much
competition as he dusts himself off. The trash-talking
has already begun and the rest of the contestants are
already hoping that he falls off of the boat. They get
their wish - he screws up the first jump and into the
water he goes.
Maybe you should change the word 'winner' to 'whiner',
as he first accuses the boat of cutting off (which it
didn't), then accusing Joe of not doing the stunt - and
just accusing everyone of screwing him over instead of
the real culprit - himself. Tell him, Joe - "Your ego is
ruining yourself for millions of people... you jumped,
you missed, you fell in the water, you're eliminated -
you can't say it's the boat's fault." Tony challenges
Joe to do the stunt, which, of course he won't do. Tony,
as he walks away, says that Joe owes him $50,000 as Tony
is the dumb-ass move of the episode.
Well, with the self-proclaimed whiner gone, Joe is
offering $1,000 to the guy who can do it the quickest.
David is first - and he gets the stunt completed in
2:07. You would expect fisherman Skip to really move -
which he does - but he is very hesitant at the start,
and that costs him $1,000. Time of completion - 2:09,
and David wins the money. Skip is happy about it,
because he knows that Dave needs the money for his kids.
A warm, gushy moment on Fear Factor? Blah.
We are done with the warm gushy moment - and on to the
reality that a woman will be joining Mr. Whi...I mean
Brown. It probably will not be Molinee who's going home
- she gets it done in 2:07, which ties David for best
time in the event so far. Lindsay is next - and she has
a tall order to fill - will she get the best time of
everyone? She says that she has gymnastics experience -
but she needed to work a little more on the jumping
apparatus. Playing the role of Skip is Lindsay, who also
gets it done in 2:09 - ouch. She couldn't find one of
the flags, and that could be the cause of her going
That's still a tough time to beat - and Dawn will need a
really good effort to beat it. Dawn is going slower than
the first 2 women, and she knows it. She tries to pick
up the pace, but she slams into the side of the boat and
down she goes. While the eliminated Dawn is sobbing
about how she is going to pay for grad school, Molinee
and Lindsay rejoice about moving on to the next round.
Will they be rejoicing after the second stunt? Joe wants
to celebrate the rejoicing by offering a glass of wine -
but the wine wont be made out of grapes - they'll be
made out of NIGHTCRAWLERS!!! Just like in wine country,
the contestants have to jump in a vat of worms and
squeeze worm juice into a glass. Once the juice gets
past the line, they have to drink the glass of juice.
The 3 people who do this the quickest will advance, and
I am wondering why the ASPCA isn't complaining about the
insufferable cruelty of the poor worms that have to die
in a disgusting fashion.
Molinee doesn't care about the poor worms, as she is
stomping up a storm. Her stomach was concerned as she
stalled a little, but she gets it done in 1:21. It's a
decent time, but her stalling on the drinking makes it a
The worst thing that Skip has eaten is the innards of a
raw codfish. Ewwwwwww....Skip says that this shouldn't
be a problem for him. His problem is stomping on the
worms, but he gets the pattern going quickly enough to
finish it in 1:15. David ate worms in Louisiana, so he
also doesn't think that this will be much of a
challenge. Skip is rooting for them all to win - and
Skip is actually a nice guy. Well, whatever he said, it
worked - Dave gets it done in 1:08.
"Your excellent time of 1:21 isn't so excellent
anymore." Way to state the obvious, Joe. The spot is
Lindsay's to lose - and she said by seeing everyone's
technique, she isn't going to lose. She did get the
technique down - by staying in one place, she gets the
best of the juice, and she gets the glass filled in 34
seconds, blowing away everyone else. She needed some of
it, as she gagged, but she gets it done in 49 seconds,
which is good enough to send Molinee home. Any last
words? "Thank you for feeding me." Uhhhhh...yeah.
One of the contestants' wallets will be fed with $50,000
- if they can get past the last stunt, which features
two big rigs. Standing between the trucks, the
contestant has to transfer flags from one side of the
truck to the other as they are balancing on an inch and
a half ledge on both sides of the truck. Whoever gets
the most flags over before falling - or whoever gets it
done the quickest, wins the $50,000.
Nice guy Skip is the first person to go. Skip is blazing
with 11 flags - but he does drop one, and that could
come back to haunt him. All Lindsay the gymnast has to
do is to get all 12 flags over to take the lead. She is
taking her sweet time, so she better get all of them in
order to stick around. She gets them all - and although
it's much slower (1:12), she does complete the stunt,
and the nice guy (who will probably finish in last),
will be finishing without the money.
The good news is that David only needs to be a little
quicker - but the bad news is that he can't make a
mistake on the transferring of the flags. He does
complete it - but was it quick enough? The time
was...1:09! By THREE seconds, David wins, as neither
fear - nor speed - was a factor, as his total (with the
bonus at the beginning) is $51,000.
September 22 - Million Dollar FF
September 29 - Vegas Part 1
October 6 - Vegas Part 2
October 27 - Halloween
November 3 - All-Female
November 25 - Family FF