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 3.26 - March 15
We are back to a regular themed Fear Factor, as Stacy
Atlin, Greg Nigro, Susan Henson, Kit Core, Kasey Clark
and Derek Cristalucci all compete for the cash. All of
the women are blondes and all of the men are short
dark-haired athletes. Maybe my stunt is to get all of
them accurately right.
The first stunt for the men and women takes place in a
plastic telephone booth-like box. As the contestants
wedge themselves in the box, the bottom falls out and
the box starts to spin. In addition to that, water will
come flying out in an attempt to dislodge the person out
of the box. The man and woman who spends the least
amount of time in the box will be dealing with the TV
box as they watch the rest of it from home.
Gregory starts out first - and he has some very tight
pants. Maybe the pants will help him as he takes on the
stunt. Apparently, it does, as the pants make some great
traction and he is sitting there with no signs of
discomfort. Joe wants to know if anyone wants pizza -
and they could have gotten it, as Joe lasts for a
whopping 17:55 in the box. Greg, at the intro, wants to
grab the win - and he's doing that so far.
Kit is next - and he is a world champion kick-boxer with
17 wins - 8 of them coming via knockout. Those sort of
athletes usually do really bad in this sort of
competition, and it's evident that he is not as
comfortable as Greg his. He leaves the cage at 8:53.1,
but there was no realistic way that he was going to stay
in there for 17 minutes.
The question is can Derek realistically send Kit home?
He says that as a hairdresser, he has a lot of leg
endurance, and Joe immediately harps on it. "Tae-Bo
champion gets beaten by hairdresser," cackles Joe with
glee. Unfortunately for Kit, Joe is absolutely right as
he loses on the first day to a hairdresser.
The women now get to try to stay for as long as the guys
do. Stacy goes first, and it takes her a long time to
get set, slipping because of 1. her height and 2. the
slipperiness of the cage. That all comes to get her, as
she lasts for a feeble 1:23.1.
This seems to be curtains for Stacy, but she is hoping
that one of the other two women do worse than she does.
Susan, who has 10 kids, is also nervous about setting
herself up in the cage. Susan doesn't have a problem in
setting up, though, and beats the 1:23 time easily.
Kasey, who is a horseback rider, says that she will have
no problems with the stunt - but she sets up her legs
differently, putting them in the middle of the cage
instead of branching out in the corner. Her strategy did
work, though as she also surpasses Stacy's time and
Stacy is the first woman to be gone.
Horseback riding is considered an elegant sport - as is
the elegant table setting that awaits the contestants.
How elegant? The women are wearing semi-formal gowns and
the guys are wearing jackets and ties, which means that
this is got to be one sick, nasty stunt awaiting the
Joe takes a dig at The Bachelor, saying that the dinner
will not end in roses, but instead they will be
eating...escargot, which is a delicacy in France. Here's
2 problems - 1. Escargot is French for SNAILS, and 2,
these snails are ALIVE, unlike in France, where they
kill them and cook them (usually with delicious spices)
first. Greg says it all when he stares at them and says
Here's how this works - everyone has to eat 12 live
snails. The man and woman who eats the most - or the man
and woman that eats them all the quickest, moves on to
Kasey goes first and proceeds to eat the snails - shells
and all. I'm not sure how good a snail's shell is for
your abdomen, but she eats them all in 2:32.6. Susan
wasted seconds trying to get the snails in their shells
before eating them - will that come back to haunt her as
Susan attempts to beat her? No, as Susan eats one, and
with the convincing of Stacy, only gets 4 down before
she quits. Joe yells at Susan for lacking the mental
skill needed to become a Fear Factor champion, but Susan
says that she's happy that she set her mind to be on
Fear Factor and she did it. Too bad she couldn't set her
mind to munch on some snails...
It's time for the men to compete. Derek has a great
strategy as he gets ready with the next snail while he's
eating. Snails don't have hair, so it doesn't stop him
from munching them all down in a very fast 1:07. Greg,
who calls himself a bastard who will eat anything, just
storms them down and wipes them out in 44 seconds. Greg
wins the event and knocks out Derek, who responds with
this - "I put a strong mark out there and Greg beat it.
I can deal with that."
Who will be able to deal with the final stunt better?
The person who can their Fear Factor car out of a moving
truck and closer to the starting line will be able to.
They get the car by figuring out which of the three keys
that they have starts the car and drives them out of the
truck and towards the $50,000.
Greg, who wants to dispel the myth of the muscle guys
sucking in the show, realizes that the only way to
dispel this is to win the whole thing. He has been very
impressive so far with the first 2 stunts, is just as
impressive with this one, as he gets the car with the
first key and gets out very quickly. He does neglect to
step on the brake, so the motion forces the car to move
backwards, so there is a glimmer of hope for Kasey.
That sets up a very high bar for Kasey. Not only does
she have to move quickly, she has to get the car on the
first key. She does indeed get it on the first key and
the strategy of stepping on the brake does indeed prove
the difference. She beats Greg, who was just the man for
most of the show, for the $50,000. The muscle man once
again fades into obscurity, as apparently, in this show,
the muscle man has no shot against the wacky blonde.
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
January 26 - Couples Part 4
February 2 - Couples Part 5
February 9 - Couples Part 6
February 16 - Couples Part 7
March 1 - All-Female #2
March 8 - Siblings