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'Fear Factor'

NBC Debating Donkey Semen ...

Episode in Jeopardy

1/28/2012 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The world may never see "Fear Factor" contestants chugging donkey semen -- corporate heads at NBC and its parent company Comcast are having serious 11th hour talks about pulling the episode.

As TMZ first reported, contestants on the show -- shot last summer -- are challenged to drink a glass of donkey semen (and one of urine) ... and several of them did. The episode is scheduled to air Monday night.

According to our sources, some execs are getting cold feet, and discussions are ongoing this weekend about whether to air the episode. No word on their exact concerns, but an educated guess would be ... taste.

We've reached out to reps for NBC, Comcast, and Endemol -- the producers of FF ... so far, no word back.


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More garbage brought to us by reality tv.

999 days ago


Never understood how eating something gross qualified as a "fear". It is just disgusting. The producers should go to jail for bad taste.

999 days ago


I quit watching the new season of Fear Factor during the middle of the first episode, the episode where they tried shoving the c*rnho*lers on us! It was so predictable and agenda'd! THIS semen episode is more deviancy! PERVS!

999 days ago


Good. That's BEYOND stupid. One has to wonder what kind of brainless trogolodytes would do it?

999 days ago


I will bet each of you $100 that the people who drank the donkey semen are 'progressive' Democrats. Democrats are identified by a donkey right?

Conservatives obviously don't swallow donkey semen. Heck it's hard enough to get a Republican to swallow human semen let alone a donkey's.

999 days ago


I really don't see how this is any grosser than drinking animal blood or eating cow eyeballs which they have done in the past.

999 days ago


TMZ can you please stop showing these disgusting pictures what the hell is wrong with you. Enough already.

999 days ago


Now that's a load!

999 days ago

real deal    

Ongoing discussions? What is so complex that the miscreants at NBC are having ongoing discussions? Seems like is should be one discussion: "man that was a bad idea, what were we thinking? Making people drink the sperm and urine of a jack ass is gross and maybe illegal in some states, even if they are stupid enough to do it. Cancel the episode." Do these idiots even have a clue?!? Holly-weird for sure.

999 days ago


I can't even begin to twist my brain around this. It sickens me to see how producers will push the limits because they know there are people out there desperately wanting money. Kind of puts me in mind of pimp and prostitutes.

999 days ago


I would hate to be the animal wrangler on that set.

999 days ago


There should not be any debate. The writers for the show have gone over the top and should be fired. The network should have canceled the story line prior to the filming. They should forget about eating creepie crawlies and drinking some obnoxious concoction. There are better story lines for fear factor that they have never touched on... what about the fear of some entity....the boogie man, yetti, ghost, etc. They could well take a hint from Arch Obler.

999 days ago

real deal    

NBC is off the hook. Think about it. This would be a historical first for television. NBC will go in the history books for the first in broadcasting history to have people drink the sperm and urine of a jack ass. I don't think there are even any mainstream porn producers that can make the claim. What an accomplishment that would be for NBC. That's quite a title to lose over some high-minded questions of decency. Keep the round-table discussions going. And Harvey, please change the pic on the next inevitable breaking story. Sheesh that's rough.

999 days ago

Tom Jones    

Don't make them drink it, make them 'harvest' some more...

999 days ago


Disgusting, revolting, gone too far. Prime Time Non-cable Television DOES NOT have to stoop to such levels for ratings. Leave this crap to the Jack Ass Movies...

999 days ago
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