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Fear Factor "Slippery When Wet" 10-13-03 recap
Fear Factor 10-13-03
Hello boys and girls, Fear Factor is back this week with a normal episode. Let’s meet this weeks victims:
Michelle Goncalo – Nurses’ Aide from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Another one that came here to win, gee where have I heard that before?
Josh Davis – Sales Rep from Salt Lake City, Utah. Oh great, another obnoxious Josh. He’s not going to lose either.
Buffy Brown – Business Owner from Omaha, Nebraska. Buffy owns a singing telegram business. Um…yeah…hahaha
Dominic Grubb – Phone Technician from Brick, New Jersey. He wants to win this for his dad, who’s really sick with diabetes. Finally someone to root for.
Gina Main – Account Executive from Washington, D.C. She’s going for the “under the radar” approach. I don’t think this game has a radar to be under. I wonder if she knows that there are only 3 stunts.
Sean Cashman – Exercise Specialist from Sydney, Australia. Is that like a personal trainer? Strapping young lad wants to “teach these yanks a lesson”.
Host Joe Rogan greets them on a walkway next to a lake, goes over the rules, and shows them their first stunt:
Hanging with Mr. Chopper
A helicopter will be spinning and pitching over the lake. Contestants must climb out on to one of the skids, remove 3 flags, cross over to the other skid using a rope (removing a flag on the rope), and remove 3 more flags on the other skid. The 2 men and 2 women that remove the most flags will move on. In the event of a tie, fastest times will be used.
Josh is up first, and starts right in with the annoyance. “Sure I’m ready, look at me” he boasts as he flexes. “I am looking, that’s why I asked” Joe snaps. Geez, another week, another Josh. He gets ready and gets underway, quickly getting the first 4. He slows a little on the second skid, and finishes in 35 seconds flat.
Dom is next, and can’t wait to send Josh home. He gives a “hey dad, this is for you” before taking off. He makes good time on the first skid, but starts to tire on the second. He too hits the water in 35 seconds, but lands flat on his back.
Sean is last for the guys, and he must beat .35 to advance. He seems confidant as he takes off and goes through the stunt without much trouble. He gets hung up by the last flag for a few seconds, but still manages to finish in exactly 32 seconds. All 3 guys move on.
First up for the ladies is Buffy, and she’s feeling pumped. Uh, yeah hon, we can see that. Really pumped. She says she’s doing this for her little girl at home. She takes off her lovely powder blue tube top to reveal a beautiful orange 2-piece. Back with the group, Joe asks Gina about wanting to write a novel. He calls her a dork when she says that it will be sci-fi/fantasy, and asks if her and her husband wear trekkie outfits. She laughs and says no, but they wanted to have a Star Trek wedding and ended up just getting married to Lord of the Rings music instead. Dork. Anyhoo, Buffy is ready and takes off. She doesn’t last very long, as she falls without getting a single flag. Well, I guess it’s back to strip-o-grams.
Gina is up next, and before she gets into her flowered orange 2-piece, Joe gives her the “may the force be with you” blessing. She gets underway, only needing 1 flag. She takes her time, and gets 5 before taking a face plant into the lake.
Michelle is up last, and shows off one of the flattest stomachs I have ever seen as she slips into a cute blue and white 2-piece. She needs this money to pay off her credit caaahds, which total 16 to 17 grand. She makes her way slowly but surely through the stunt, and gets all 7 flags.
They make their way through a warehouse to find Joe standing in front of 3 different stations. We get a voiceover of Josh saying how he is better, stronger, and smarter than everyone else. God, I hope this doesn’t end like it did last week. The next stunt is revealed:
I can’t even think of a name for this
Contestants must dunk their heads in a tub of cod liver oil to retrieve a cow’s foot sitting on the bottom using only their mouths. They must take the foot to the next container, which is filled with maggots, and drop it in. Then they must take a mouthful of maggots over to the final container which is on a scale. They will have 2 minutes to transfer as many feet and maggots as they can. The 3 contestants that transfer the most weight in maggots will move on. Yuck.
Josh is up first again, and I hope he chokes. He gets the countdown and dives right in. “You need to be taking bigger mouthfuls, I know you have a big mouth” Joe yells. He methodically goes through the motions and finishes with 1.75 lbs.
Michelle is next, and says that this doesn’t bothaa her, as she’s a nurses aide. She gets right into it, and this suddenly turns into a wet t-shirt contest. It would be kind of hot if it weren’t for the maggots falling down into her cleavage. She finishes with 1.50 lbs.
Gina is next and happens to be wearing a much better shirt than Michelle, as it is a lot more see through. She keeps a steady pace and finishes with 2.75 lbs. Maybe she was reminded of episode 217 when Kirk and Spock….eh, never mind.
Sean is up next, and gets right to work. It’s as if nothing fazes him as he moves through this stunt just like he did on the last one. He finishes with 2.2 lbs, sending home a shiny Michelle. In voiceover, she deems herself a sore loozah, and is very upset with her performance.
Dom closes this out, and gives another shout out to his dad saying “this is #2 pop”. He hits this like a maniac, getting oil and maggots everywhere. He does manage to get most of them on the scale and finishes with 3.05 lbs. That’s enough to send annoying Josh “part 2” on the walk of shame. Josh is pissed, and I am happy.
The 3 amigos make their way to an empty lot/racetrack. Joe shows them their next stunt:
Fear Factor Chicken
Contestants will drive a car straight towards a ramp car that will launch and roll them over down the track. The contestant whose car stops the farthest down the track wins the prize. This looks like so much fun, I’ll have to try this later. I hope the neighbors don’t mind.
Sean is up first, and says he might have some trouble seeing as how he’s used to driving on the other side of the car. He gets the countdown and takes off, hitting the ramp and flipping over onto the roof. The crew pulls him out and Joe lets him know that he got a distance of 65’-6”.
Gina is up next, and as she gets ready, Joe asks Dom about him flipping a car before. Apparently, he fell asleep at the wheel, hit a bridge and a barrier, and flipped. He says this much too casually, as if that was what he was trying to do. Gina gets the countdown and takes off. She hits the ramp, flips, and lands at 77’-1”, sending Sean home. G’day mate.
Dom closes this out, and Joe jokes that this time he’ll be conscious. Once again, Dom says that this is for his dad, and climbs into the car. He guns it, hits the ramp, lands and gets a good slide. He finishes at 92’-4”, and gets emotional as he says “we did it dad”. All is right in the world as this nice guy finished first.
Next week: “one stunt they can’t even show us”
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Great Recap It was better than the episode.
Ain't that the truth. I think it's long overdue for FF to put that helicopter out of commission and find some different stunts for a change. Fear Factor is evolving into Yawn Factor.
Originally Posted by Tangerinejoy
Well, as long as there are men on this earth who drop everything to catch glimpses of major babes in minor bikinis, FF will milk that copter dry.
Originally Posted by Too Much Coffee
I'm not really a fan of FF because of some of the nasty things they have to eat , but I happened to catch this episode of FF.
It's kind of rewarding watching a loudmouth like Josh lose in a challenge that involves eating "sh*tty" stuff.
Josh is up first again, and I hope he chokes.
I really liked Dom, and it was very touching in the end when he got emotional and said "we did it Dad".
Great recap, JR!
Originally Posted by Wolf
I know josh personally and I was embarrassed to say I know him after that show. Next time I see him I will let him hear how bad he looked.
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