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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More Couples - September 13
Continuing the special Fear Factor episodes, we have
MORE couples - but these are new ones. They didn't
appear on any previous shows, so they get to be slimed
for the very first time. Let's see if true love can be
stronger than tomato worms for the following people...
John McCullogh and Andrea Corkhill - Andrea wants
to intimidate the ladies, which will in turn distract
the guys while John just want calmness and support from
Andrea. Don't we all want calm and support?
Ben Lindsey and Kimberlee Downer - They have had
an exciting relationship, so they want to continue the
excitement by going on Fear Factor. Be careful what you
Brian Barrett and Mandie Granger - Brian is an
All-American Jock. Mandie is a All-American cheerleader,
ballerina and gymnast. They think they have a huge
advantage in the game and they aren't scared of
anything. It's the All-Americans!
Troy Parker and Courtney Dykes - "Courtney, she's
really hot. It's going to inspire me because I've got a
really hot chick besides me and I don't want to do bad
around her." That comes from Troy, while Courtney will
also be using the are of intimidation.
The first stunt is pretty intimidating - and pretty
cool. Both people are in a Limousine - one of them in
the driver's seat, the other person in a trunk. The limo
is submerged in the water as the person in the driver's
seat has to release the person in the trunk. They then
both swim to the buoy which will stop the clock. The
couple with the slowest time will see their hopes of
winning the money sink with the car.
Andrea has never been in a submerged limo. John has
never been in a limo. She won't be spending much time
there, either - John bolts out of the car and gets to
Andrea even before the trunk is submerged. The couple,
who has been together for 4 years, get out of there and
swim to the buoy in a very fast 31.2 seconds, which is
The All-Americans, who have been together for 8 years,
are next. The other couples are convinced that they are
more brother and sister than boyfriend and girlfriend,
adding that Brian must have raised Mandie. Heh. The
All-Americans predicted that they would get it in 29
seconds, but Brian fumbled the keys, which eliminates
that possibility. Their time... 31.2 seconds, which puts
them in the... ahem... driver's seat.
Courtney and Troy are next, and they decide to flip the
script. Courtney will be in the driver's seat while Troy
will be in the trunk. Their rationale - Troy is too big
and he'll get stuck in the car. All of the other couples
think they are making a mistake, and all of the other
couples...are...partially wrong, because they get out of
the car much quicker than the other couples. However,
they are partially right, because Courtney, via swimming
through the car, runs out of gas and they complete the
stunt in 32.6 seconds, putting them in the ejector seat.
Ben and Kimberlee want excitement - now here's their
chance. It's Ben and Kimberlee who should have switched,
because Ben was incredibly slow in getting out of the
car. Kimberlee is the first person who actually has to
hold her breath for the water to get in the trunk, and
that is costly, because she has to take another breath
and is very slow to the buoy. How slow? 38.6 seconds.
The excitement-hunting for Ben and Kimberlee ends, while
Courtney and Troy hang on by the seat of their pants
into the next round. I am not sure if Ben and Kimberlee
would have been happy if they got to the next round,
though, because I don't know if their version of
BEETLES, ROACHES and FISH PARTS! OH MY!
Add them all together, and we get a yummy Fear Factor
malted. The malted is placed in a vat on a block. One of
the couples is on the top of the block, and that person
will suck and spit out the malted down a tub to the
other person, who puts it in a colander. Whoever puts
the most amount of slop in the colander in 2 minutes
wins a 21 Day STS Travel Vacation Around the World - and
$2,000 worth of spending money. Joe - 'So no one is
going to get eliminated, but everyone is going to get
The All-Americans, who had the fastest time in the first
heat, decide the order of this stunt. They let Courtney
and Troy go first, and it does indeed look like they are
going to be sick. They get around a third of the
colander, which they think will be ok.
Andrea and John are next - and they really want the
trip. The fill up the colander completely in 1:53. That
sets up a very high bar for the All-Americans - a bar
that they can't reach. John, who hasn't been in a limo,
will get to be at places he has never been before. I
suggest you bring your own bottled water, John, unless
you want to also have your first time experience of
Montezuma's Revenge - though he may get that after that
What about the final stunt? Remember the limo stunt?
Well, one person gets to be handcuffed in a convertible
suspended 150 feet in the air. The other person has to
get into the car, free that person, then they both have
to climb up a ladder and release the car, as it plummets
150 feet to the ground. The quickest couple claims the
The first couple to go is Team All-American. Brian gets
to Mandee fairly quickly and he gets out of there fairly
quickly. Mandee takes her sweet time climbing the
ladder, which makes their time of 1:40.5 vulnerable.
After we get 3 slow-mo versions of the car crashing to
the ground, Courtney and Troy are up. The stunt, though,
may be academic to Courtney, as Troy proposed to her
after the second stunt. AwwwwBarf. Would that have an
effect on the stunt? Probably not. Would Courtney
freaking out and quitting have anything to do with how
they did in the stunt? Uh...yep. She quits and that ends
it for them. John doesn't want her to do anything she
doesn't want to do. "I already won - I got her." They
exchange a kiss as they walk out of the show.
With THAT out of the way, it's up to John and Andrea.
John is very quick going down, but he fumbles a bit with
uncuffing Andrea, so he better hope that Andrea makes
that time up. She doesn't. Their time is 2:02, so the
All-Americans win their $50,000 varsity letter jacket.
August 30 - Couples
September 6 - Alumni