Episode 4.11 (Or: "If I Can Make It There, I'll
Make It Anywhere: The 100th Episode") - November 8
'Start spreading the news...I'm leaving today...I want
to be a part of it... New York, New York!' well, Fear
Factor isn't going anywhere, as they celebrate episode
#100, but to celebrate, they will be going to The Big
Apple. Let's meet the 6 people who are taking that trip
Kelli Bell (Cocoa Beach, FL - Grad Student), is
so excited to be there, she's excited to be on the 100th
episode, she's just... excited. Whoopie!
Mark Backeris (Pittsburgh, PA - Medical Student)
is waiting for this Fear Factor to be bigger and badder.
He says to bring it on - but will he be ready for it?
Nicole Dominguez (Silverdale, WA - Gym Manager)
says that she wants it more than anyone else. I'm not
sure she'll say that when we see what the gross stunt
Timothy Zickuhr (Palos Verde, CA - Longshoreman)
doesn't want the money as much as he wants to show
everyone that he is the craziest man in the world. Well,
getting on the show is a start...
Elizabeth Passarelli (Trinidad, CO - Cocktail
Server) tells us that good things come in small
packages. We'll see what sort of good things she will
have packaged up.
Patrick Tracey (Bronx, NY - Fitness Trainer) sees
these people as competitors who are invading his turf,
so he will be as cocky as he needs to be to defend it
and win the money. Well, that's certainly original...
The 6 contestants are standing on a mini-barge as Joe
comes over and tells them the usual rules. He welcomes
them all to the 100th episode, and as a tribute, the
prize money can be raised up to $100,000 - depending on
which Capital One Credit Card they select. Well, there's
a new way to get a sponsor.
CHALLENGE 1 - TRAM SPOTTING: Another new sponsor
could be the Roosevelt Island Tram, which has a cargo
net at the bottom. Also at the bottom are a set of flags
which need to be released. The 2 quickest men and women
will advance to the next stunt, while the other two
people can spend their newfound extra time sightseeing.
Mark gets to go first, and he's talking strategy with
Joe. Patrick is just talking, and he wants everyone out
of his city. Mark's strategy of using only upper body
strength isn't working out too well, so he switches to
using his feet, but that strategy is implemented too
late and he runs out of gas. He drops out after only
releasing 5 flags, and that spells trouble.
Patrick has the opportunity to get at least one national
foreigner out of his city, and he immediately switches
to hands and feet mode. He looks like he's a goner when
his feet slip, but he uses his upper body strength to
pull himself back up and grab 6 flags.
Tim warned Mark that he better pray that Patrick gets
less than 5, because he won't. Maybe the prayer should
have been to pray that Patrick gets less than 3, because
Tim will. He only gets three, and the wild man makes a
very timid entrance as the first person eliminated. He
tells the world that we haven't seen the last of him.
Maybe, but we'll see the last of him on the show.
It's the women's turn to reduce their numbers by one.
Elizabeth is first, and everyone says that she will do
better than Tim. Well, there's a back-handed compliment
if you've heard one, but she not only does better than
Tim, her 6 flags is done in a quicker time than Patrick.
She is looking good...
...but Kelli wants 7 flags. Is she going to get it? She
says that she is going to use her spiritual psychology
to get herself through the stunt. Her grades may not
have been that good, as she only gets 4 flags - and
apologizes to mom right before falling off of the tram.
Nicole says that she tells Joe she is going to win - and
she says that they may as well stop filming the episode
to make everyone's job easier. Well, it would certainly
make my job easier, but they are going to make her do
the stunt anyways. She gets 6, which eliminates Kelli -
and all of the women are officially better than wild man
Tim. Kelli says that the money would have helped with
grad school, but being that she is the first woman gone,
she may need to take summer school classes on that
CHALLENGE 2 - THE RAT PACKED: All of the
contestants may need to take culinary classes next, as
they are all heading to a hotdog vendor's stand for the
second stunt. The contestants are all concerned that a
city full of roaches and rats will have something nasty
waiting for them in the next stunt - except Patrick, who
says that those critters will give him bigger muscles.
We'll be testing that theory, as Joe invites them to a
hot dog vendor's cart in Times Square. Joe pulls out a
rat - freshly imported. But they won't have to eat the
rat raw - they get to see Joe stick it in a blender
along with specially made rat broth. "'You want onions
with that?" Uhhh....no.
The competition will be man vs. man, and woman vs.
woman. Whoever chugs the rat drink down first will move
to the finals. This is truly a 'rat race'. Heh, heh, heh...
Nicole visualizes it as oatmeal. Elizabeth visualizes it
as a protein shake. As the crowd cheers on, we see
that...the oatmeal idea works better. Nicole edges out
Elizabeth, who gets to use the Chuck Bucket. Elizabeth
regrets getting down the chunky hairy gritty rat a
little bit too slowly.
Patrick says that the champ is here, as he and Mark get
to see Joe blend up a rat especially tailored for them.
As Nicole talks trash, the guys chow down, and Mark's
hesitation at the beginning costs him. Patrick has
successfully gotten another person out of his city as
Mark slinks off. Patrick volunteers to eat Mark's
portion, to which Joe offers mouthwash instead.
CHALLENGE 3 - LIBERTY'S LABOURS LOST: They get
plenty of time to wash off, as they meet up for the
final stunt by the Statue of Liberty. The last challenge
features a plastic billboard-like structure being
elevated in the air by 2 helicopters. The players have
to collect all of the flags on the billboard, then drop
into the water. The person who does this the quickest
will get to play pick-a-card.
Patrick, who doesn't want any woman from outside to be
beating him, wins the coin toss and sends Nicole to
complete the stunt first. She is very quick, and gets it
done in 1:14. That forces Patrick to collect every flag,
but he says that he will get it done in under a minute.
Well, he fails the stunt in under a minute, as he drops
one of the flags that he's supposed to have collected.
Since Nicole collected them all, she is the Fear Factor
But how much does she win? She picks the middle card and
wins... $80,000! That's not $100,000, but that's a nice
payoff for eating some rat stew.
August 30 - Couples
September 6 - Alumni
September 13 - Couples 2
September 27 - Best Friends
October 4 - All-Female
November 1 - Siblings