Now, it's entirely possible that Fear Factor is no longer being made. I don't know, because I've only seen it twice--once a couple of years ago, and once during the day yesterday. The fact that it was on during the day means that there is a possibility that it has been cancelled. In which case, nevermind.
Fear Factor is stupid.
And I'm not saying that scary things that I would, in fact, *fear* don't happen on this show--they most certainly do. I heard about the whole sliding down the outside of the Luxor in Las Vegas--that just seemed fun, mostly--but in one of the episodes I saw people had to get in a tank with alligators. (!!!) I would totally be lying if I tried to say that's not fucked up. Combine that with the eating of live slugs and tarantula's and whatnot...
I'm not saying that this would be an easy show to be on.
My argument is this: you would have to be an idiot to be on this show.
Why, you ask?
Well, because the prize in only $50,000.
Does everyone realize how small an amount of money that actually is?
Ok, don't take this the wrong way. I certainly do not have $50,000. But I can say with some amount of certainty that if I did stumble across $50,000, I could spend it pretty quickly. Say, by 5pm tomorrow.
I mean, if someone was like "tiffany, would you like $50,000?"
I would for sure say yes.
But, if someone was like "tiffany, would you eat live slugs and swim with alligators and let us inject you with bird flu and then if you can do it all the fastest we will give you $50,000?"
I would have to tell you to fuck off.