Calling all Fear Factor fans (or not)!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TiVoShanan, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

    Jun 13, 2002



    I'm going on a semi-secret mission this week and need YOUR help!

    The executive producer of Fear Factor happens to be a friend of mine AND a big fan of TiVo.

    He's invited me down to the set this week as they record the first episode of the new season. I'll spend two days there and we'll film some fun behind-the-scenes footage (exclusively for TiVo subscribers!) that I will share with you later...

    SO --- are there any burning questions out there I can ask on your behalf?

    Questions for Joe, the host... the Gross producer...

    Anything from why all the contestants look like they stepped out of the Ford model agency to how they come up with a recipe for coagulated blood milkshakes (eiw!). The story behind a certain episode, etc. etc.

    They WANT to hear from TiVo subsribers, so put on your creative caps.

    Looking forward to representing the TiVo peeps and THANKS in advance.
  2. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003
    1. What happens to all the worms, bugs, and other creatures after the show is over? I suppose that they return the bigger ones to the "animal wrangler." For the other ones, do they just let them loose in downtown Los Angeles?

    2. The show has great sets and locations. Where do they usually film? (I especially love the shots in abandoned-looking warehouses.)
  3. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    Does PETA (or any other organization) ever complain when they blend up live worms, beetles, roaches, etc.?
  4. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    1. Last year, the intro lost the familiar 3 men, 3 women part. Is that because there had been so many "special" episodes (twins, best friends, families, etc) so that the 6 contestents was no longer seen as standard?
    2. With the Playboy "Women of Fear Factor" it seemed as though the show's producers were very willing to lend their name/logo etc. Were there conerns about that, since Fear Factor is supposed to be a family show? (And if not, will we see more Fear Factor girls model?!?)
    3. Ratings for last season were off from the previous year. Why do you think that is and what have the producers done to reverse that trend? Do you think that the syndication of old seasons are part of the problem?
    4. Have you thought about doing an all-cop or all-firefighter episode? (3 men, 3 women)
    5. When is Fear Factor expected to premiere? Will there still be the same number of episodes?
  5. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC


    Instead of Ford agency, the women look like they are porn stars (relatively). Surgically enhanced and all...

    Are we going to see more extended contests this season? Personally, I prefer the multi-episode ones with intermediate prizes. It makes winning each contest that much more important.

    Also, why are so many of the people on Fear Factor incapibable of dealing with water? It seems with each water stunt, there is someone that is a big 'fraidy cat. Didn't they think they would see water?

    Enjoy the show, dump the Ms. America (or whatever contest) episodes, those are generally stupid. The celebrity stuff is funny.. We don't have Circus of the Stars anymore, we have Fear Factor with semi-celibrities.
  6. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

    Feb 3, 2004
    How many contestants have you dated on the side?
    What in his mind is the worst/grossiest episode he ever took part in?
  7. TiVoShanan

    TiVoShanan The TiVo Spokesgal

    Jun 13, 2002
    These are GREAT, you guys.
    Keep 'em coming -- thanks!
  8. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

    Feb 3, 2004
    Ohhh another one:

    What was the worst injury that has happened on the set!!
  9. JPinAZ

    JPinAZ Dead money

    Jun 26, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    How far do you think you can push the stunts before people stop watching?
  10. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    Ask him what stuff he wouldn't do that they make the contestants do.

    I could never watch the gross-out segments but always enjoyed the physical stunts and think it would be fun to do a lot of those.
  11. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    • What are some stunts that have rejected for being too dangerous or gross?
    • What has been your (producer's) and Joe's favorite stunt?
    • I remember that during the first Vegas episode, one of the contestants was convinced that the official time was off (or rigged or something). Have any other contestants accused Joe (or the producers) of favoritism? (Perhaps towards the attractive girls?)
  12. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Some of these questions were answered on the VH1's show on Fear Factor.

    Has anyone ever been seriously injured doing a stunt? (I guess this'd be more of a "food poisoning" kind of question for the "gross producer")

    Have you ever had any contestants claim some kind of weird secret to being able to get through the gross food segments? (Not eating the day before, doing something to kill the smell, etc.)

    Has Joe ever thrown up or nearly thrown up? What was the stunt he considered the most disgusting?
  13. Chippy

    Chippy Member

    Sep 30, 2002
    1. When the contestants perform a stunt where they have to throw flags on the ground or into a lake, does someone clean up all the flags afterwards, or do they just leave them there?
    2. During the gross out stunts, how do they ensure that the "food" is safe for consumption? I can't imagine that they tested every single worm, rat, decayed fish gut, etc to make sure they are disease-free.
  14. Gene S

    Gene S Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Belleville, IL
    Is there on official "taste tester" for the gross eating stunts?
  15. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I am assuming that they have all contestants sign a pretty thoroughly thought out liability waiver... However, has there been any successful legal action, or attempts to sue?
  16. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Yes, there is. There was a tiny little blurb on him in TV Guide a while back. :)
  17. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    From my wife:

    Why aren't there any chubbier people as contestants? (non barbie/kens)

    What aren't there girls with 'real' big ones (yes her question but i hate fake also)

    When will they come up with new stunts? Water, yucky stuff, then heights is getting real old and predictable. The helicopter stuff is boring.

    why isn't there a handicapped version fear factor? stuff like eating bugs can be done by many other people.

    Is the stuff with raw sewage truly raw sewage?

    does OSHA have anything to do with the show?

    Do the people on the show have to take a psych test?

    The paluga? half made baby duck eggs: are they dead when you go to use them or do you just take them away and kill them by the act of taking them away?

    Will Joe ever play himself? She thinks he should. Also the other man show guys should.

    She awaits your answers and is thankful for the chance to ask.
  18. Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
    Is it true that Tank Abbot made Joe his girl?
  19. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

    Aug 18, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    For the gross out stuff, honestly how do you come up with them? Do you just sit there and think up some weird thing to eat and then see if it will/won't kill you or do you actually research weird delicacies from around the world?
  20. jeepair

    jeepair Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Complement Joe on being a good shot with the AR15. I believe that was from the first season. One of my favorite episodes!

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