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
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Episode 4.4 - September 20
We have a first here, gang - the FIRST regular episode
of Fear Factor! Can't you not feel the excitement? Well,
maybe you can, but regardless, here are the 6 people,
who may find this episode quite shocking.
Nicole Fajardo does yoga and is not intimidated
by ANYONE. Would she intimidated by...
Carlos Smith, a man who wouldn't mind having his
ass lit on fire and being shot out of a cannon?
Stephanie Prochaska is a girlie girl, but is also
all about winning.
All three of them could probably kick Lucious Dunham's
butt, but he is there for the money, not for the
Tiffany Amador is doing it for her kids to have
Barry Shanebrook is doing this for his... wait,
he has no kids. He, like Lucious, is here for the 50
CHALLENGE 1: We'll see rather quickly who is in
for the money as they see their first stunt flying by.
The stunt takes place on a bi-plane, and on each side of
the plane is a flag. By traversing a pole, you have to
take off both flags. The 2 men and the women who are the
quickest get to dangle on to the next stunt.
Carlos, who has climbed the Andes mountains, is ready to
go. He does get both flags off of the plane, but it
seems like his 1:05.4 is rather slow. Carlos was afraid
that he'd be blown off of the plane - and he is hoping
that it's not his time that gets blown away.
Barry is lucky in the stock trades - but not lucky in
the Football season. He will be taking a trip to Vegas
with his winnings, as Joe shakes his head. The only
shaking will be Carlos, as he shakes in his booties
while Barry completes it in 44 seconds.
Lucious wants to pay for a wedding - so he needs the
money. With a time of 1:23.7, the only way he'll be
getting that money is by going with Barry to Vegas. Any
last words for Lucious? "God always answers your prayers
- sometimes, the answer is no."
It's time for the women to go, and Tiffany the mommy
will start. It takes her a minute just to get to the
bar, which lets Joe quip, 'She's not setting the bar
very high.' After 2:30 of struggling, she gives up and
quits. I don't think this is how she wants the kiddies
to see her.
All the women have to do now is to complete the stunt.
Nicole does a hand-stand, in the hopes that she will be
all over the stunt. She is, as her gymnast skills get it
done for her in 26.9 seconds. Stephanie, though she
doesn't have to beat it, will try to. She doesn't come
close to beating her time and she only gets one flag,
but one flag is more than what Tiffany did, so Stephanie
CHALLENGE 2: All of the contestants are done
flying Fear Factor Air - now they get to try Fear Factor
Submarine. Each of the contestants will be sitting in a
helmet full of water. All they have to do is to unscrew
8 balls to free themselves from the helmet. Simple
right? Well, something is in the helmet with them. That
Fortunately, they are not electric - and the person with
the fastest time gets to pick the order for the final
stunt. Unfortunately for the contestants, the person who
is the slowest is EELiminated. Yuk yuk yuk.
Barry goes first, and although he gets it done, he takes
his time and gets it done in 1:17.1. Carlos is next, and
he gets it done in.... 1:14.7. That gets him into the
finals, while Barry is still on the outside looking in.
It's time for the women to try to beat Barry's time.
Stephanie goes first, and like Nicole on the first
stunt, she is blazing. She gets it done with a 1:05.5
score, and it looks really bad for Barry, because
powerhouse Nicole is up last. Both Carlos and Stephanie
are trying to help, because they want Barry to leave -
but Barry isn't going anywhere. Nicole's time is...
1:18.5. Stephanie is happy to be the last one standing,
but she has to face Barry as they leave Nicole in the
helmet sitting in the tank with the eels. That's not
Barry feels like he got a second chance and Carlos
couldn't believe that he's in the finals - but it's
Stephanie who gets to set up the order as we get to the
final stunt. Barry has decided that since Nicole was
going to wear a
CHALLENGE 3: He could be a rich ass, as they go
into the final stunt - the objective is to jump from a
center beam (with flags decorating it) and place one
flag on 6 dangling beams as the center beam is moving up
and down. Think Frogger, but with the logs moving
vertically instead of horizontally.
Carlos is going first, and in a ridiculously bad piece
of strategy, he is going to the center beams and waiting
for the moving beam to move up and down. That wastes a
lot of time, but it's academic, because as he was
jumping, he lost his breath and fell while trying to get
a jump. He only gets three flags, and barring disaster,
Carlos has jumped himself out of the money.
Barry is up next. Does he take advantage of the second
chance? He does so as he beats Carlos, but a couple of
missed jumping opportunities gives him a 4:47
Stephanie does have to complete the stunt - but if she
does, she's a lock to win, because 4:47 is pretty bad.
Her strategy is to get the top ones first and then work
her way to the bottom. Barry's strategy is to see
Stephanie fall off. The strategy goes to Stephanie, as
she gets 5 flags in under 2 minutes. "Barry, this is
another bet that you're going to lose," says Joe. And
indeed he does, because she completes it in 2:40 and
wins the $50,000. Maybe Barry should be taking Stephanie
to Vegas. You know what they say about lady luck...
August 30 - Couples
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