Using only their mouths, best friends Michael and Brian had to pull ten roaches out of green goo before shoving them down their throats in a noxious display of intestinal fortitude. The pressure was on, as the team with the slowest time would be taking that long walk of shame as they recount in this weeks Tale of Fear.
FEAR FACTOR: What was it like dunking your head in that bucket of green goo and picking up those cockroaches?
MICHAEL: The toxic waste that we were dumping our heads into was just green sludge. It was just like oh it smelled horrendous.
FEAR FACTOR: Brian what was it like for you?
BRIAN: Uh, to stick my head in the, the, the toxic waste was really, was no problem.
FEAR FACTOR: Nothing bothered you about it? How about the smell?
BRIAN: Yeah the smell didn't bother me, uh, until I started eating, uh, then the smell was combined with my taste buds and it was, it was overwhelming. The smell was pretty much a cross between rotten cheese and rotting flesh.
FEAR FACTOR: You said the roach looked like some kind of a nut?
BRIAN: The, the shell was just immense. It felt like eating, uh, prawns, uh, gigantic prawns that hadn't been peeled and the head was still on it.
FEAR FACTOR: Mike, what were eating the cockroaches like for you?
MICHAEL: Oh man they were just disgusting gross. I mean this cockroach, chewing it and chewing it and just, it just won't gather up pulp in your mouth you know. You just want to be able to swallow it but you can't. It's just like some kind of like hard wing or sh-- I guess it was the shell that just, was just so tough to chew.
It's like beef jerky but it won't go down. It was just awful and then all of a sudden you just decide in your mind okay I'm going to try and get it down and it barely goes down, then you have to regurgitate it just a little bit and chew it a little more and then finally it went down, down all the way.
BRIAN: When I bit down to it those, those heads just kind of popped off. It was really disgusting. You have these juices just all over your mouth and the only thing you can do or the only thing you know how to do is swallow. But it's just, you don't know what youíre swallowing. It makes it just so nasty.
FEAR FACTOR: Mike, you even started eating Brian's roaches off the floor?
MICHAEL: Yeah, so Brianís like kind of gagging and doesn't know what to do, he's spitting the cockroaches on the ground, I donít know what else to do. I didn't want Joe to eliminate us so I just did what was natural and I just picked up the chewed up cockroaches that he spit up on the floor and picked it up and put in my mouth and you know I just had to do what he would do for me I'm sure. But it was just the right thing to do.
FEAR FACTOR: Brian, why couldn't you do it?
BRIAN: I just had nothing there. I just couldn't get it down and I'd try again and I'd swallow a little bit of its guts but, uh, man the shell just wouldn't, wouldn't get down my throat. I actually started to gag and, uh, felt that I was going to throw. It just, it was tickling my throat, it wasn't going down my throat. I never felt anything like it. I just couldn't get them down. Um, it just wasn't, wasn't happening. I, I, wasn't working.