THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: TOUNGE BOB AND TRANSFER
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA
DESCRIPTION: Best friends must each, separately, bob for 5 pig's tongues in either a vat of animal fat or dead fish and oil. They must then transfer the tongues by mouth to their partner who will then drop it into a bucket. The friends that can transfer a total of 10 tongues in the shortest amount of time will win a prize.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- The producers choose to use pig's tongues because of their close resemblance to the human tongue.
- People who suffer from asthma frequently have an unusually high sensitivity to bad smells.
- The smell on set was so wretched that the crew was forced to wear protective masks during shooting.
Dead fish floating just bellow the oil slick in a Fear Factor made environmental disaster.
Line Producer Kevin Wehrenberg confers with Stage Manager Edison Layne while Lighting Designer Oscar Dominguez takes time out to phone a friend.
Associate Segment Producer Erin O'Brien prepares several gallons worth of animal fat for the stunt.