STUNT: CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE
LOCATION: Universal City, CA
DESCRIPTION: Players must open gifts and choose to keep or pass them until everyone has a gift. Then they will eat fly covered squid, dragonflies, worm sausage, or ant covered cod egg sacs.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- There were 2500 flies in the jar with the squid.
- The set for Christmas Gift Exchange was originally the cabin in the movie "The Great Outdoors."
- In Bali, dragonflies are prepared by picking off their legs and wings and then grilling them with rice, herbs and seasoning inside banana leaf wrappers.
Just like one of Santa's elves, Production Assistant Josh Silberman prepares the Christmas gifts for the contestants.
Who would believe that this holiday scene was from October in Southern California?
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…except for the lighting department, a fire safety advisor and the art department.