We’re told the challenge involved teams of twins drinking the full glass of donkey semen — with a glass of urine thrown in for good measure. Contestants had to drain both glasses in order to move on to the next round.
Our sources say NBC execs had multiple pow-wows in the months after the stunt was shot … but eventually gave FF producers the thumbs up. (‘Fear Factor’ — Donkey Semen Makes NBC Execs Hot | TMZ.com)
Feel better that NBC engaged in “serious thought” before issuing its blessing for this bit of nausea-inducing home ‘entertainment?’ Well, there’s no accounting for taste, so to speak. This is all too reminiscent of the old movie, The Magic Christian, wherein
Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers) an eccentric billionaire, together with his newly adopted heir (formerly a homeless derelict), Youngman Grand (Ringo Starr), start playing elaborate practical jokes on people. A big spender, Grand does not mind handing out large sums of money to various people, bribing them to fulfill his whims, or shocking them by bringing down what they hold dear. Their misadventures are designed as a display of father Grand to his adoptive charge that “everyone has their price” – it just depends on the amount one is prepared to pay….
Towards the end of the film, Guy Grand fills up a huge vat with urine, blood and animal excrement and adds to it thousands of bank notes. Attracting a crowd of onlookers by announcing “Free money!”, Grand successfully entices the city’s workers to recover the cash. The sequence concludes with many members of the crowd submerging themselves, in order to retrieve money that had sunk beneath the surface…
What was once over-the-top satire is now ‘Reality’ TV, proving that all too many of our fellow citizens are all too willing to make asses of themselves (pardon the expression) for a handful of coins as degraded as they are. It makes you wonder if this country is even worth saving.