THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: PICNIC BASKET
LOCATION: SABLE RANCH, CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must eat gross a gross picnic including such disgusting delicacies as a worm hot dog, a rotten tuna fish sandwich and maggoty fried chicken. If they can finish their portions they will earn an arrow. The couple that can shoot their arrow closest to the bulls eye will win a prize while the ones furthest from the bulls eye will be eliminated.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- Since the food items had to be prepared on set, the stunt department built a full kitchen in the field that included eight hot plates, a freezer and two sinks.
- The contestants had to shoot at the target from a distance of 85 feet.
- There were over a dozen different types of bugs and worms used in the eight dishes served to the contestants.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Gross Stunts PA Nicole Sandoval prepares the food items for the picnic.
Segment Producer Will Thayer teaches the contestants some basic archery skills before they perform the stunt.
Does holding your nose really work? Absolutely not.