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 3.18 - January 26
We are down to 5 couples - and by the end of the
show... none of them will be eliminated. Well, that's
nice, so what's the purpose of this show? Well, let's
play along and find out.
The first stunt of this uneventful Fear Factor takes
place in a carnival setting - but not everything is
festive. The stunt pits the couples against a dunk tank.
One of the people will be throwing balls, the other
person will be sitting on a ledge, getting ready to be
dropped in a vat of cow parts. Somewhere in those cow
parts (which include brains, intestines, spleens and
skin) are 5 cows tails. The person in the tank has to
give the other person the tails (using their mouth,
naturally) and the team that does the the quickest will
win a trip to Pamplona, Spain, where they can see cow
parts - but in action at the Running of the Bulls.
The first couple of the night are Jim and Melissa, but
the first bickering Bickersons go to (3 guesses here,
and you don't need the first two). Yep, Adam and Meg are
once again whining at each other, as Meg refuses to be
the person sitting on the dunk tank. Adam is convinced
that Meg won't be able to hit the target that would drop
him down, but since no onw is getting eliminated in this
stunt anyway, does this really matter? It matters to
Jim, who gets Melissa into the tank on the second ball
and they complete the stunt in 1:55.
Next up are Jackson and Monica - and Monica takes some
Meg pills and also refuses to go into the tank. Jackson
relents and he goes in the tank - but he has nothing to
worry about because Monica can't hit a target to save
her life. After time runs out on them, Jackson tells
Monica to stop throwing, because it wasn't worth it. Joe
Rogan, who wants to see Jackson fall into the dunk tank,
runs over to the target and hits it with his bare hands,
but Jaskon wants no part of the cow slop and holds on to
the top of the cage, effectively stopping him from going
into the tank. I can't say I blame him. The fact that
Monica couldn't hit the target gives Adam even more fuel
to go after Meg with as he tries to convince Meg to take
the cow like a ma...er, I mean woman.
While we have the interlude of Adam and Meg STILL
sniping at each other, Todd and Rachel go next. Todd
hits the target on try #3 and Rachel moves a little
quicker than Melissa did. A little quicker was quick
enough, as they finish the stunt in 1:50, which puts
them in the lead. How do you celebrate? You share a cow
Adam and Meg are now up - and Meg FINALLY convinces Adam
to sit in the dunk tank. As he is sitting there, Meg
throws balls at him - and she gets him in the second
try. With the man in the tank moving much quicker than
either of the ladies, this could actually be the correct
strategy to do - and it very well could be, as Adam and
Meg are your new time leaders with 1:48.
Could Meghan and James (who still haven't won anything
in this show) pull it out? They also use the 'girl
throwing at the target' strategy, but that fails
miserably as it takes Meghan down to her last ball to
hit the target for James. At that point, it's too
little, too late as James only gets 2 cow's tails before
time runs out. Adam and Meg win again and get another
prize in their list of goodies.
But how many of those goodies will they be able to keep?
That's the question that they must agonizingly ask
themselves as Joe Rogan provides another little twist in
the next stunt - no new prizes are up for grabs, but the
winning team gets to take anything they want from the
any of the losing teams! Let's do a quick recap as to
who has picked up what so far - Adam and Meg - a pair of
Jeeps, an African Safari , and a trip to Spain (that's
enough right there for a TPIR Showcase).
Monica and Jackson - A $25,000 Capitol One credit card
Todd/Rachel and Jim/Melissa - Nothing to steal, but they
each have at least $10,000 in cash
Meghan/James - All they have is the Wheel of Fortune
Ceramic Dalmation door prize.
Here's how this stunt works - The man is dangling by
their ankles out of a moving helicopter. He will be
holding on to the woman's ankles as she tries to grab as
many flags as possible. The team that grabs the most
amount of flags (or does so in the quickest time as they
swim to a Fear Factor platform), gets to play the Grinch.
Monica and Jackson start off - and they make their
intentions known that if they win, they are taking the
jeeps, because, according to Monica, 'I hate Adam'.
Well, that goes along as smoothly as an unclawed kitten
in a silk nightgown, but Adam and Meg won't have to
worry much about them, as they only get a feeble 3
flags. What makes it worse is that Monica swam the wrong
way, so that anyone that gets three flags is a shoo-in
to beat their time of 40.6 seconds.
That should be so feeble that even Meghan and James
could beat it...but they can't and the best that they do
is tie with 3 flags. In addition to that, Meghan, like
Monica, also swims the wrong way - but she corrects
herself a little quicker and they actually do beat the
40.6 secnds -barely - with a little bit less feeble 37.1
seconds. Would Todd and Rachel add to the air of
feebility? Well, sort of...they do take the lead with 4
flags, but Rachel, who apparently was taking slow swim
lessons, completes her jaunty swim in 57.7 seconds.
Adam and Meg can put all of the talk about stealing
wtheir wheels to rest as long as they come up with a
good flag capture and time. They don't, as they only get
3 flags, which makes the time irrelevant. Say bye-bye to
But who will be saying hello to them? Will it be Todd
and Rachel...or Jim and Melissa, who are the final
couple to go? They start off the competition, and they
also wind up with 4 flags, so it all comes down to the
time. Melissa's swim time was....under 40 seconds, which
blows away the 57.7 mark set earlier. They win the
chance to steal a prize, and of course, they take the
Jeep Wrangtlers, which causes Meg to hate the rest of
the teams even more.
What's going to add to the lack-of-love fest? Less love,
as two more teams will be shown the door on the next
episode - and no, not the door of the Jeep Wranglers,
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
December 15 - Christmas
January 5 - Twins
January 12 - Couples Part 1
January 19 - Couples Part 2
January 19 - Couples Part 3