Episode 4.15 (Christmas) - December 6
Fear Factor wishes you a merry holiday season! They
present, for your viewing pleasure, Christmas tiding -
or not - to these 6 people...
Jon Licata (Buffalo, NY - Realtor) says that his
achievements give him an advantage. I don't see how
selling a house can help him devour a plate of moldy
fruitcake, but ok...
Sammie Lee Bradley (Mt. Juliet, TN - Race Car
Driver) says that as a Southern Belle, she is a lot
tougher than what people are going to give her credit
for. The upside for her - she is a race car driver,
which should make her tough. The downside - she is a
blonde, and blondes do not have a good track record on
A.J. Almasi (Nashville, TN - Model) says that she
is 'The Silent Threat'. Well, like Sammie, she is also
from Tennessee, and like Sammie, she is blonde. Not
looking too good for the women early...
Jacob Ben-Yakir (Israel - Political Volunteer)
says that he learned to deal with bomb drills while
growing up in Israel, so this should be a piece of cake.
He's African-American - and a Jew. Interesting mix. He
also is wearing a belt buckle the size of Israel.
Chanelle Estrada (West Covina, CA - Talent
Recruiter) says that everyone better watch out for her,
because she isn't here to make friends. Yawn.
Matthew Assante (Philadelphia, PA - Model) says
that he can't control his hair style (BLONDE) because of
his profession (MODEL). The model show was a few weeks
ago, Matt. He says that we will see him in the end. We
Assessment - 3 Blondes. 3 Non-Blondes. Should be a good
CHALLENGE 1: HO HO H2O: Joe brings them all down
to a pool to explain to them their first challenge.
Usually, they get lowered into the pool of water, and
this time will be no exception. Here's the catch - they
are lowering a whole Christmas living ROOM (with
Christmas tree and fake fireplace to boot) into the
pool. Inside the room are presents, and inside 8 of them
are flags. The players have to get as many as they can
on their belt until they quit. The man and woman with
the least amount of flags will be waterlogged - and
logged out of the competition.
We start out the men's portion of the event with
Matthew, who says that he can't hold his breathe
underwater for that long. This isn't looking good for
the blondes early, but he redeems himself during the
stunt. He gets 7 of them until he gets tangled up in the
wires (which you would expect a blonde to do) and stops.
7 flags is a very nice score, and this blonde will
We talk about Jacob's buckle - and he says that it is
bullet-proof. Is Jacob waterproof? No. He may have
needed to bring the belt buckle with him for the stunt,
because he only gets....one. 'Chokage' says Joe, as they
all see Jacob fail miserably. He says that he was lost
without his belt buckle, and he can only hope that he
clocks Jon upside the head with the buckle right before
Jon starts the stunt.
No such luck. Jon is struggling to open up the boxes -
but he does get two flags before ending the stunt. Jacob
has to leave, but he says that he is still the champ. 'I
love my belt buckle. My belt buckle loves me.' Uh...ok.
Chanelle loves Angelina Jolie, and dedicates her
performance to her. Chanelle decides to set the pace for
the blondes, and she gets...one. ONE? That's something
that I would expect the blondes to do. Joe says that he
hopes that Angelina Jolie won't be watching the show.
This pretty much seals the deal for A.J. and Sammie. A.J.
gets two and decides that since she's advancing, that's
enough for her. Sammie gets two and decides that since
she's advancing, that's enough for her. It is good
enough - which is bad enough for Chanelle, because she's
gone. She and Jacob can now go out and talk about
Angelina Jolie sporting belt buckles.
By the way, all of the blondes are left - and only one
non blonde. This is not looking too good for Jon.
CHALLENGE 2: SNOW DOGS: Joe is wondering if they
have any holiday cheer. They aren't too thrilled,
because they know that the second stunt is usually the
gross one. The good news is that there is no gross
stunt. The bad news is that the holiday cheer turns to
holiday fear when they see that they have to deal
On one side of the room is gifts. On the other side are
the dogs. The objective is to get the gifts in three big
boxes on the opposite side. The men go up against the
men and the women go up against the women. Whoever can
get the most gifts in the boxed - or whoever can do it
the fastest will win.
Matt goes first. He gets the first one in 7 seconds, the
second one in 7 seconds, and the third dog (who's name
is Curly) in 33 seconds, for a total of 47 seconds. Matt
complains that the dog bit him in the A$$. He shows
everyone, and sure enough, he has dog marks on his butt.
Jon is next. He gets the first gift in 6 seconds, the
second gift in 10 seconds and the third gift in 16
seconds. With a total of 32 seconds, Jon advances, as
the dogs weren't the only thing to bite Matt in the ass.
With Matt gone, one of the women will be joining him.
A.J., who is not enjoying herself at all, fails in the
first attempt, gets the second one in 14 seconds and
Curly gets her in the third attempt, for only one gift
in 84 seconds.
Like the first stunt, Sammie has an easy path to take.
She gets the first gift in 18 seconds and the second one
in 34 seconds. She gets 2 gifts in, which means that she
advances to the finals - and she doesn't have to deal
with Curly. A.J. has to deal with finding the exit, as
the silent threat can walk silently away.
Total count now - one blonde, one non-blonde. Jon has
evened up the score.
CHALLENGE 3: ONE HELL OF A SLEIGH RIDE: The final
stunt has a car going up a ramp, demolishing a set of
snowmen and taking the car as far down a track as it can
go. Whoever gets it down the furthest will win the
money. The good news for Sammie - she is a race car
driver, so this should be a piece of cake for her. The
good news for Jon - she's still a blonde, and she will
find some way to screw this up...won't she?
Sammie loses a coin toss, so she gets to go first. She
says that she is so happy, she can cry. She's convinced
that it's going to be her, adding that she's always
wanted to wreck a car. She goes flying down the lane -
but she does hit a wall, which could slow her down.
Regardless, she gets a very good length of 114', 2". S
She says that she is confident.
Can Jon beat her? Jon goes flying and doesn't hit the
wall, which turns out to be the difference, because he
goes flying (127', 6") past Sammie's time. Sammie can't
watch and cries her way off of the set. Jon, is far from
crying, however - he survives the blondes and can now
spend $50,000 because of it.
As for the blondes - they have three out of 4 left and
they STILL can't win the money. So much for Blonde
Ambition. We'll see the blondes try again in 7 days.
August 30 - Couples
September 6 - Alumni
September 13 - Couples 2
September 27 - Best Friends
October 4 - All-Female
November 1 - Siblings
8 - 100th Episode
November 15 - Models
November 22 - Thanksgiving
November 29 - Friends