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Fear Factor pits American contestants against each other for a set of challenges that no ordinary person would ever want to take part in! From having to bob for apples in a vat of cows blood, to drive a sports car onto a ramp truck, the contestants of Fear Factor have to push their bodies, and their minds, to the absolute limit, all for the hope of going home with the cash prize of $50,000.

To get the desired cash prize, Fear Factor contestants must complete three challenges, the last of which has to be done faster and better than their opponents, making for a hectic finale. Although the format varies occasionally, the first challenge is typically a physical stunt, that always involves a heavy dosage of fear! Everything from jumping between two buildings to having to escape from an underwater burial, the first stunt alone is often more than most competitors can take.

Those who make it through the first challenge are then faced with the stunt that claims the most competitors and is often referred to as the "Gross-out" stunt. These can range from having to crawl through a tunnel filled with rats, to having to eat disgusting animal parts or bugs, all without vomiting! The contestants who claimed they would do anything for the money really have to prove it with the situations the second stunt places them in!

The few contestants who survive the first challenge and endure the second are faced with the last, often hardest, stunt. These stunts always involve something competitive and dangerous, dealing with everything from water to heights. Those competitors who really want the money have to push themselves to the limit to outplay their opponents and win the final challenge, going home with 50 grand the ability to say that fear is not a factor for them!

NBC
7 Seasons, 159 Episodes
June 11, 2001
Game Show, Reality
5.6/10
Cast: Joe Rogan
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  • Part 2 of a two-part special where contestants compete for the grand prize of $100,000.

  • Contestants compete for the grand prize of $100,000.

  • The contestants must complete five stunts for a grand prize of $100,000 in this special episode of Fear Factor.

  • Partners must navigate an electrified labyrinth then face the most disturbing challenge of the season.

  • Contestants must endure being bound and locked in a cage that is slowly submerged underwater, eat a box lunch of live cockroaches and giant grasshoppers, and race against the clock while leaping back and forth from a swerving bus to a trailing car.

  • Fear factor teams get suspended into the air by two helicopters, attempt a coffin filled with snakes, and race against the clock while soaring through the air.

  • Couples race against the clock as they get catapulted off a building towards a cargo net, endure being covered by snakes, and complete a jet ski to helicopter flag transfer.

  • Teams of business executives attempt to escape from a submerged vehicle and drop into a speeding boat from a helicopter.

  • A celebrity edition features Tempestt Bledsoe, Leif Garrett, Arianne Zuker, John Melendez, Traci Bingham, Todd Bridges and Brande Roderick playing for $50,000. Among the stunts: getting dunked in water while hanging upside down; enduring electric shocks in a foul-smelling isolation pod that's infested with maggots; and completing a complex (and dangerous) driving task.

  • Couples that have split up reunite for a chance at $50,000. The contest begins with an exercise in trust that involves a speeding boat. Also: teams are forced to handle live scorpions and then drive cars through a high-speed obstacle course.

  • Contestants perform stomach-churning stunts on a farm. Included: bobbing for pig parts; retrieving frozen poultry from vats filled with lard; and getting dragged by a tractor while being showered with fertilizer.

  • Contestants must pair up with a complete stranger for the chance to win $50,000. First, one person will be weighted down underwater with over 100 pounds of weights. The partner must unclip 17 weights and free them before the air supply runs out. Then, each of the couples will have to eat disgusting picnic foods, including fly shakes, worm-stuffed hotdogs and rotten tuna fish sandwiches. Finally, the teams must crawl under a moving train stunt that will test their partnerships.

  • The contestants battle each other and Mother Nature during challenges that involve hurricane-force winds and rain, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and a simulated flash flood. Also: a "home invasion" stunt in Hagerstown, Md.

  • It's a young vs. older clash, with two teams of couples in their 20s in competition with two teams of couples over 40. Included: a tug-of-war on the roof of a very tall building; a challenge that involves Madagascar hissing cockroaches; and a highway-driving stunt.

  • Viewers voted online and selected the four couples competing in challenges, which involve a muddy search for objects, a junkyard encounter with attack dogs, and an airborne bus. Also: a "home invasion" stunt in Portland, Ore.

  • Teams compete in fiery challenges for a $50,000 prize. The first stunt involves a fireboat armed with water cannons. Later, contestants are forced to eat a concoction made with dangerously hot ingredients and attempt to get down a flaming slide the fastest.

  • An expanded family edition from Universal Orlando Resort features a guest appearance by Shaquille O'Neal, who looks on as kids and parents team up for a high-flying helicopter stunt. Later challenges involve disgusting fish, a free-fall ride, and an obstacle course filled with gross-outs. Also: a "home invasion" stunt in Las Vegas.

  • The competition between teams of reality-TV veterans concludes with the men searching through thousands of pounds of ice, and the women getting spiders dumped on them. Then, after a dangerous car stunt, a $150,000 prize is awarded. Participants include stars from "American Idol," "Survivor," "The Amazing Race," "The Apprentice" and "The Real World."

  • Stars from "Survivor" (Jonny "Fairplay" Dalton and Twila Tanner), "American Idol" (Anthony Fedorov and Carmen Rasmusen), "The Amazing Race" (Victoria Fuller and Jonathan Baker), The Apprentice" (Craig Williams and Tana Goertz), and "The Real World" (Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Trishelle Cannatella) compete for $150,000.With only four teams remaining, the competition starts off with one of the most physically demanding stunts ever on "Fear Factor." Contestants will be challenged with making a rescue from a burning houseboat! Then, each of the women will be locked in a small submerged box filled with bugs, worms and other insects. Then the men must swim underwater and cut four cables to release the box to the surface. The slowest teams will be eliminated. This week's home invasion takes us to Simi Valley, California.

  • It's a battle of the most popular television reality stars in a part one of a three-episode "Reality Stars Fear Factor." Stars from "Survivor" (Johnny "Fairplay" Dalton and Twila Tanner), "American Idol" (Anthony Fedorov and Carmen Rasmusen), "The Amazing Race" (Victoria Fuller and Jonathan Baker), "The Apprentice" (Craig Williams and Tana Goertz), and "The Real World" (Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Trishelle Cannatella) compete for $150,000.In the first stunt, the teams compete in an all-out demolition derby. The men will drive the cars while the women do the shifting, the last car running wins. In the final stunt, each team must collect three skulls hidden in various places around a swamp, including an alligator's lair! During the stunt, tensions flare and emotions erupt in one of the most explosive fights in "Fear Factor" history.This week's home invasion takes place in Bristol, Connecticut.

  • It's the freaks vs the geeks in this special episode of "Fear Factor" First, the teams must work together to complete a helicopter and jet-ski stunt Then, the couples will be challenged to pass objects mouth to mouth while inside a glass box with frogs and alligators Finally, the teams will launch four-wheelers off of a pier Which ever team completes the stunt in the least amount of time wins $50,000.This week's home invasion takes us to Hunstville, Alabama .

  • This new Fear Factor stunt is a cut above the rest. Contestants must put on a brave face when their barber chair spin determines which hairstyle they must get, from mohawks to completely bald, in order to move on to the finals.The final stunt requires them to climb up a ladder to a ship container on a moving crane over 200 feet in the air. After they get in the container, teams must connect two live electrical wires that will ignite a massive explosion, blasting the teams through the container wall and into the water below.This week's home invasion takes us to Hagerstown, Maryland.

  • In the final episode of the three-part arc, where contestants are forced to live and compete in and around the Psycho House and the Bates Motel, the pressure is almost unbearable. As contestants retreat for the night, they realize that just because the day's stunt is over, the game continues as they are caught off guard by a Fear Factor surprise.In the first stunt, couples are put in a straight jacket and each person will be timed as they struggle to eat two live Iraqi Camel Spiders. With the female contestants trapped inside the infamous Psycho House, their partners race to detonate the biggest explosion in the history of Fear Factor, blowing the women out of the house as it demolishes behind them. A quarter of a million dollars is at stake.This week's home invasion takes us to Dallas, Texas. A new twist to the show this season features host Joe Rogan traveling all over the country challenging people to "Fear Factor" stunts right in their own home for the chance to win a $5,000 Capital One credit card.

  • In this episode of Fear Factor, duos will be pushed to their limits in hopes of winning $50,000. In the first stunt, contestants will be shot over 100 feet out of a canon into the water. Then, it is a race against time when the duos must play the match game while digging through trash cans filled with gross fluids. For the final stunt, the teams will be dragged on the concrete by a helicopter while going through exploding walls. A new twist to the show this season features host Joe Rogan traveling all over the country challenging people to "Fear Factor" stunts right in their own home for the chance to win a $5,000 Capital One credit card. This week's home invasion takes us to Dubuque, Iowa.

  • In this special 90-minute episode, contestants for the first time ever must pair up with a complete stranger. Along with the new parings, the winning team will now have the power to eliminate a team of their choice after the first stunt is completed. For the first task, teams will be on a speeding Sea-Doo boat as a helicopter lifts it out of the water. Then they must maneuver themselves underneath the boat. Next, the teams will be placed in a very small tank that is submerged in freezing cold water while digging through hundreds of pinching crabs. The race continues as the final teams are buried alive under tons of ice. This week's home invasion takes us to Providence, Rhode Island. A new twist to the show this season features host Joe Rogan traveling all over the country challenging people to "Fear Factor" stunts right in their own home for the chance to win a $5,000 Capital One credit card.

  • The stakes are high as "Fear Factor" begins its all-new sixth season with a million dollar heist. First the teams must make it through one of the highest and fastest helicopter stunts ever all while trying to retrieve a set of keys for the final stunt. Then, they must crawl through a vent system filled with rats, spiders and fire. Finally, the duos will have the chance to steal up to one million dollars from a sunken armored car. A new twist to the show this season features host Joe Rogan traveling all over the country challenging people to "Fear Factor" stunts right in their own home for the chance to win a $5,000 Capital One credit card. The first stop -- Phoenix, Arizona. Also new this season is a brand-new stunt team from such movies as "The Matrix Revolutions" and "Jurassic Park."

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