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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Best Friends - September 27
Are we going to have 2 straight regular Fear
Factors?????..... No. But we do have best friends, and
they will play instead. Let's meet the friends that will
be buddying up for the $50,000...
Sonja Flannerty (Phoenix, AZ, Writer) says that
with age comes experience. Pamela Kirchgassner
(Las Vegas, NV, Bartender) said that she gave birth
without any painkillers - just so that she could feel
Damon Martin (Bronx, NY, Student), and Aaron
Teel (Greenville, NC, Engineer) aren't there for to
make friends. They are just there for the money. They
have each other's back. Blah, blah, blah...
The blonde team of Christina Martin (New Orleans,
LA, Jeweler) and Amy Haight (New Orleans, LA,
Student) want to be not taken seriously - because they
are blondes and are representing the blonde barbie
dolls. They want to shock the world! We'll see how
successful THAT venture is later on...
Zach Santini (NY, Dancer) and Justin Shafran
(NY, Clothing Designer) know each other like the back of
each other's hands. They say they will provide the
comedic relief - and they will get the wage of $50,000
for their efforts.
CHALLENGE 1: We'll find out very quickly how well
the bonds of friendship work as one of the friends is
locked up in a box underwater. The person in the box has
the give the person outside of the box rods, and the
person outside of the box will create a handle which
will let the person in the box out. When they get out,
the team has to swim to the Fear Factor banner. The
fastest team will decide the order for the next stunt.
The slowest team to complete the stunt will get to
Zack and Justin go first - and they say that the blondes
are bubble heads. Christina and Amy counter by saying
that they will be quick - and fast. Well, they are
playing the roles of the blondes, aren't they? The guys
are playing the roles of the timesetters, as they set up
a good time of 1:30.7.
We'll see very quickly how the bubbleheads do - because
they are up next. Damon says that they are hot - but
they are going home. The women actually get the first
rod quicker than the guys - but the women are swimming
the wrong way and that could be costly. What's even
costlier - the women drop the second rod which causes
them to finish the stunt in 4:12.4, which is enough time
for everyone else to get peroxide jobs.
It would be tough for Damon and Aaron to get a peroxide
make over - they are both bald. They may as well dye the
top of their heads blonde, because they guys are
panicking in the water. It takes Damon 3 minutes to get
the first rod and the blonde babes will survive their
mistake. They start arguing with each other, and that
takes even more time. They finally do it, as even the
contestants are rooting them on. The final time? 7:28.2.
Joe tells the blondes that they have gotten a gift from
the Fear Factor Gods, and he starts trashing the baldies
for not backing up their talk.
Sonja and Pamela aren't taking anything for granted, as
they talk strategy. They figure out how to get the rods
over without taking a breath, and he asks Zach and
Justin how much it would suck for them if the old women
beat their time. The women don't beat their time - and
Sonja commits the dumbass move of the episode as she
turns the rod the wrong way. That doesn't fit in the
hole, and it takes them 6 minutes to figure this out.
That's 1 minute more than they had, because as Sonja
opens the door to the cage, time runs out. The baldies
now will advance, as Joe now give them the gift of the
Fear Factor Gods as well. He asks them if they are glad
that they didn't quit, while all that Sonja and Pamela
could do is walk away in disgust. Joe - "Well, this has
turned out to be an interesting day." Indeed, it has.
CHALLENGE 2: Could the second stunt make it even
more interesting? It sure could, as a Mazda Miata and a
Mazda Sports Sedan is on the line. In order to win the
cars, the couples have to transfer 5 pig tongues that
are in vats of animal lard and 5 pig tongues that are in
fish oil. How do they do this? Using their mouths, of
course, and the fastest team wins the cars.
Zach and Justin, for whatever stupid reason, decide to
go first, since they want to set up the time. Joe asked
them if it's the first time that they have ever kissed,
and they say no. Too.... much.... information. They get
it done in 3:15.3, and while the guys think it's a good
time, I am not too convinced.
They allow Aaron and Damon to go up next, and they have
some redeeming to do. They are actually quicker on the
animal lard, and they skate under the time with a
3:04.7. That could be a winner...
...but the blondes, who have already beaten the baldies
on the first stunt, have to go. The girls also go for
the animal lard first, and they are flying. The get the
first 5 in under a minute and cruise to the 2:36 win.
They also can go into cruise control in their new cars,
and their plan of no one taking them seriously seems to
be working well.
CHALLENGE 3: Speaking of cars, the final stunt
involves a whole bunch of cars. One person will be
driving a car up a car ramp to a flat bed - which is
driven by the other friend. The team that does this the
quickest will grab the 50 G's.
Justin and Zach once again go first, and they are
convinced that the 17 years of experience will be the
factor. I am thinking that experience in driving in NYC
would be more of an advantage, and... it isn't. Justin's
car falls off the truck and the guys are out. They are
asked for advice, and they said that they would rather
not have anyone win than them help out as they leave.
Well, that's NYC for you.
Joe warns the baldies that if they don't get the car on
the flatbed truck, then all the girls have to do it to
complete the stunt. Damon actually has a great angle,
but his partner can't drive and they go over as well.
All the girls have to do is to complete the stunt, and
they can drive home with the $50,000 in the trunk of the
car. Amy, however, a few days ago, fell asleep at the
wheel and caused a 12 car pile-up. Uh-oh. The fears are
realized as Christina drives the car, the flatbed truck
turns and Christina drives right off the flatbed. The
winner of the $50,000 is... the driver of the flatbed
truck! No, only kidding. No one wins the $50,000 as Joe
says, "Apparently, fear was a factor for everybody!"
No one thought of the winning strategy, which was to get
on the track car, stop there, and THEN drive it on the
truck when it wasn't turning. And for not thinking, the
result is that for the first time ever, no one wins any
money. There is no shut-out, though, as the blondes
still get the Mazdas. They should be good to cruise
around California - until they run out of gas, anyways.
August 30 - Couples
September 6 - Alumni
September 13 - Couples 2