The Fear Factor season finale takes place entirely at Universal Orlando Studios theme park, which along with Universal Studios Hollywood will soon unveil the new attraction "Fear Factor Live." The contestants — all pairs of newlyweds — receive a "Fear Factor" wedding cake with alligator eyeballs inside. The happy couple "toast" their newfound happiness with a champagne cocktail a la Fear Factor.
Beginning Monday afternoon, die-hard fans of the hit reality television show "Fear Factor" and other thrill-seekers will bid for the chance to hurl squid at a partner while suspended in mid-air, scramble from a car dangling 25-feet above ground and chug a meal-worm and sauerkraut smoothie — all while competing against real "Fear Factor" champions.
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Cross-country rivalry creates continental divide — This episode pits contestants from New York City against competitors from Los Angeles. A highlight of their challenges includes a complex attempt to escape from a deep freeze meat locker. Airs on NBC on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time.
WATER WHIRL – Among the head-turning challenges in this episode is an underwater auto "rotisserie" with a car half-submerged and set to churn on its axis. The spinning starts and each contestant must unlock restraints at the seatbelt and steering wheel level, grab a flag from the back seat, and swim with it to a buoy. Airs on NBC on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time.
The series returns to Las Vegas for the third time to pit pairs (two sets of best friends, one pair of female twins, and one couple who is dating) against the odds of facing fear as a team. The neon rainbow of the Vegas strip provides the backdrop for the first challenge; an homage to Harry Houdini that ends in an explosive slide in an upside down car. The lights of this night-blooming "desert flower" also shine on the pairs as they traverse a tight rope strung on the 36th floor between two wings of the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. Naturally, the high-roller episode has a gaming twist: the winners must bet half of their up to $50,000 winnings on one hand of blackjack. Airs on NBC on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time
ALL MISS USA EPISODE GIVES SWIMSUIT COMPETITION NEW MEANING — In this special episode hosted by Joe Rogan, a half-dozen contestants from the "Miss USA 2005" competition – which immediately follows this episode of the hit reality show — must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their most primal fears when confronted with a series of challenging stunts under the supervision of professional Hollywood stunt coordinators. "Fear Factor" does not take it easy on the beautiful contestants as a finalist emerges from their three wet ‘n’ wild challenges. To prevent the judges from giving the women an unfair advantage (or disadvantage) their names and states cannot be revealed until the telecast. As with every pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, these brawny-yet-brainy beauties compete against themselves, extreme challenges — and each other — in the hopes of taking home a cash prize of up to $50,000 at the end of the hour. Airs on NBC on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time.
Universal Studios theme parks will team with America Online for an exclusive launch of the "Fear Factor Live" trailer, a video preview of the first theme park attraction to be spun off from a reality television program on Monday, April 11 on AOL® Television, accessible through aol.com/television and AOL® Keyword: Television, beginning at 6 AM (ET).
In this episode, contestants swing "Tarzan-style" between speeding semi-trucks and then dine on "Fear Factor" donuts which are stuffed with some rather unappetizing contents. Monday, March 28 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).
MALE AND FEMALE FASHION MODELS GET WET – Among the challenges facing male and female fashion models in this episode is a swing across gymnastic-style rings while suspended below a helicopter hovering over water. In addition, these "model" contestants must swim against the tide through large, high-pressure tubes that when pulled out of a lake flush out the models with extreme force. Airs on NBC on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time.
COUPLES’ CARS IN THE DRINK; ON THE BRINK – Highlights of this episode featuring four couples in long-term relationships include: a limo in a lake where the driver must rescue the passenger locked in the trunk of the sinking vehicle, and a driver anchored to the steering wheel of a convertible hanging 15 stories straight down the side of building whose partner must climb down two stories to the car, free the driver, both climb back to the roof, and pull a release that sends the card head-on toward an explosive fiery crash with the pavement. Airs on NBC on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 8P.M. ET time.