View Full Version : Fear Factor: Get off the air
Captain Lance Murdoch
03-16-2004, 10:50 AM
My gawd does Fear Factor suck! Who the hell wants to watch this weekly vomitorium of the airwaves?
Hereís an idea for next weekís show. Tie down a pig, stick a straw up his ass and let the contestants have at it!
Now with other crappy shows I can simply not watch them and everything is cool. Not so with Fear Factor. The commercials intrude upon everything else on the peacock network. So I can be watching Frasier and then all of a sudden Iím subjected to idiots eating the scabs off a leper, chug-a-lugging bat guano or doing some other such thing.
HEY NBC, I DONíT WANT TO SEE THIS!
03-16-2004, 10:59 AM
I don't watch Fear Factor, but I do still have some Newsradio residual affection for Joe Rogan.
Thing is, it really shouldn't be called Fear Factor. I'm pretty much fearless, and would happily participate in that show, especially since I have to walk some girders while secured in safety harnesses.
However, chugging bat guano isn't something I'll do. It's not fear, just plain disgust.
Come to think of it, I'm put off by The Man Show, too. Maybe I don't like Joe Rogan so much as Joe Garelli?
-Joe, neither Rogan nor Garelli
I watched it for the first time last night, mainly because all the women had such large tits.
I'm not sure what the secong gal to go out was thinking. If she had any doubt about being able to quickly eat a dozen live snails why did she even attempt to eat four?
Rogan seems like a pretty good guy. No doubt he's got some hilarious behind the scenes stories.
03-16-2004, 12:17 PM
Captain Lance, NBC doesn't program solely for your enjoyment. There are tons of people who love the vomitorium that is Fear Factor. If you don't like it, don't watch. If their commercials are getting in your way, don't watch the peacock. They'll hear you much more clearly if you boycott them than if you bitch on a message board.
Incidently, I think the show is mostly stupid, and there are a few eating stunts that nearly made me puke. But my husband likes it, so that's what's on at Casa Kalhoun. I can always do something else while it's on. This here is America. ;)
03-16-2004, 12:23 PM
Our whole family likes Fear Factor. I don't care for the eating and vomiting stuff, either, so I just don't watch. It's almost always the middle stunt, so it's easy to miss. The other stunts often look like fun.
I was REALLY disappointed with this week's ep, as they had a winner with enormous breasts and NO SWIMSUIT-WEARING stunt! What in hell were they thinking?
03-16-2004, 12:49 PM
Yeah, they all had knockers nuclear, and the chunky girl won! I like to see that.
Question: How in the HELL are they going to digest all those snail shells?
All things must pass.
That's going to be the slowest dump ever.
Captain Lance Murdoch
03-16-2004, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Kalhoun
They'll hear you much more clearly if you boycott them than if you bitch on a message board
No they won't. If I had a Nielson box it would matter a little.
I have no doubt some people love this show. Maybe some peopleís spirits soar when they see that Jenny drank more pus and picked up more flags than Drew. Maybe some people are thankful that NBC shows this at an early hour so the whole clan can gather around and share the joy. Maybe some people invite others into the bathroom to show off their latest accomplishment.
My problem is that there is no escape from this for those of us who loathe it. We are forced to watch the vileness even if we studiously avoid tuning into it. Thatís why Iím wishing them away with my ďget off the airĒ statement. I know they wonít actually go away until they have bored their audience into watching something else. I donít actually expect the suits at NBC to have enough pride to reel this turd in themselves and I wouldnít support any call for it to be forcibly removed form TV. I just wish they would stop making everyone watch it - and I know that wonít happen either.
I canít be alone in this.
03-16-2004, 04:47 PM
I canít be alone in this.
You're not alone. I used to watch the show. I'm no longer amused. It got older faster than Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. I suspect their ratings have dropped drastically. Proof: They tried to put a spin on it with their "Couples" shows. It's only a matter of time.
03-16-2004, 04:51 PM
My husband and I love fear factor. If you listen to the contestant comments the show is truly hilarious. Plus it has the added bonus of identifying the dumbest people in America.
03-16-2004, 08:25 PM
No, you're not alone. I don't understand what fear there is in eating disgusting, possibly toxic crap. Fear of the ferocious flatulence it's going to give you? Fear of it tasting worse coming back up than going down? I don't mind watching the stunts too much (if someone is making me watch tv, and this is the only show on), but the eating crap for eating crap's sake is just dumb. Dumb and gross. Not fearful.
Hentor the Barbarian
03-16-2004, 08:42 PM
I completely agree. I used to love watching the show, but they have had to make the eating of sick things a regular feature, and also have to keep upping the ante. I had my fill (so to speak) a long while ago. Love the stunts, have no need of the fourth grade lunchroom dare nonsense.
I start watching again when the middle stunt becomes spin the bottle with graphic sexual behavior. Now that's television!
03-16-2004, 11:23 PM
I saw one episode, long ago.
One of the sunts involved being in a thing of water with a bunch of snakes and picking stuff up from the bottom.
Now, what snakes I could identify were NOT water snakes. Burmese Pythons and Corn Snakes are NOT meant to be in water that deep for long periods of time with people knocking them around. I considered it animal cruelty. I wonder how many of them died.
I'm also not a fan of the "let's eat living things!" challenges.
Oh, and the rest of it is stupid. Not scary! Should be called "Gross Factor."
03-16-2004, 11:35 PM
I watched couple fear factor a few times, so I dunno if the same observations aply, but I bet they do.
1. The host of the show is annoying and retarded. He makes nasty remarks about contestants that are currently competing to the ones who are not, who vacuously giggle along as if he won't make the same stupid mean comments about them when it's their turn. Also he constantly yells, even when talking to people a few feet away. Perhaps he should invest in a hearing aid. Or just shut the fuck up.
2. They break for commercials in the middle of showing events. This is just bad form and tacky as hell. It's insultingly commercial, and breaks the flow. If I was in control of the TV the first time that happened, it would be the last time as far as I'd ever see.
3. I can too have a 2 item list!
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