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'Fear Factor'

Donkey Semen Episode

Off the NBC Schedule

1/30/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Donkey semen will not be served on network TV tomorrow night -- the"Fear Factor" episode featuring the stunt has been yanked ... at least according to a website where NBC posts its media releases.

The controversial episode is entitled, "Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" An NBC media release teased it by saying the contestants will eat "the unimaginable."

But the NBC website no longer lists that episode as airing tomorrow ... and instead lists a repeat of an episode entitled "Snake Bite" -- which first aired on January 2. 

We also checked two channel guides -- one in LA and one in NYC -- and both now list the repeat instead of the one with the donkey semen stunt. Additionally, promos for the episode are no longer posted anywhere on the Internet.

TMZ broke the story ... NBC had given 'FF' producers the thumbs up on airing the episode -- but according to our sources honchos at NBC and its parent company, Comcast, started having second thoughts after TMZ published details of the challenge.

We've made several calls to reps at NBC, Comcast, and Endemol -- which produces 'FF' -- but so far ... radio silence.
 
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The good people at the peacock just got back to us -- NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt says, "I reviewed the episode late last week and decided it was a segment we should not air."

Sources at the network tell us Comcast was not involved in the decision.

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136.

Feech LaManna    

Rogan is a disgusting Dork and a pervert to boot. Anyone who would chug a glass of Donkey spunk needs to spontaneoulsy combust. Enough is enough with "reality" TV.

946 days ago
137.

Zip    

That's not sanitary. I don't think suing the producers is out of the question.

946 days ago
138.

Carrie     

Way to go TMZ for getting it off the air, not only was I going to watch it I was actually looking forward to it. BOOOOO!!!!

I think it was a dumb they pulled it, SOOO many people were talking about it and were going to watch it. If anyway didnt want to see it they didnt have to what's the fuss? No one is FORCING anyone to watch it.

946 days ago
139.

Carrie     

Way to go TMZ for getting it off the air, not only was I going to watch it I was actually looking forward to it. BOOOOO!!!!

I think it was a dumb they pulled it, SOOO many people were talking about it and were going to watch it. If anyway didnt want to see it they didnt have to what's the fuss? No one is FORCING anyone to watch it.

946 days ago
140.

beafrank    

I guess they thought it was too close to those drinking the Democrat's agenda 'kool-aid', NBC supporting 'gay marriage' or servicing the 'King Donkey', Obama.

946 days ago
141.

George Johnson    

You know, Fear Factor doing this to get ratings and make money is fine, but a banker asking you to pay your mortgage, NO WAY!
You same people that like this, would be outraged if a banker asked you to do something like this to pay down your mortgage.
Losers, all of ya.

946 days ago
142.

SerfCityHereWeCome    

Great, now the Brotherhood of Donkey Wankers Local 666 will sue to preserve the prestigious job of their member who had to, er, "fill the cup".

946 days ago
143.

Carrie     

TMZ DID ruin the airing of this episode according to dealinenews DOT com.

"The episode, Hee Haw! Hee Haw!, would’ve probably made it to air had it not been for NBC hosting a GOP presidential debate. The Fear Factor episode, originally slated for January 23, was pre-empted for the debate and moved to January 30. Then last Thursday, January 26, TMZ posted a story about a stunt in the episode described in the NBC synopsis as one where “the teams put themselves to the test eating the unimaginable.” According to TMZ, the unimaginable was donkey semen and urine. Controversy ensued, and late Friday night, NBC sent out a scheduling advisory listing another episode, which originally aired January 2, as replacing Hee Haw! NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt today addressed the controversy with a statement: “I reviewed the episode late last week and decided it was a segment we should not air.”

946 days ago
144.

kurt shea    

I have an number of ex-girlfriends that would have gladly drank that for free......

946 days ago
145.

Brade    

Good! The combo of TMZ and Drudge restores some sanity to the world. I'm pretty sure this is the sickest thing I've ever heard of being considered for network TV. Granted I never watch FF, but honestly this is the type of thing that could permanently screw up someone's mind if they saw it.

946 days ago
146.

gwp    

Pull the episode! Its one step away from bestiality.

946 days ago
147.

O_o    

um. i dont want to hear about donkey semen. ever. in fact, delete this article, and all other related articles. do it. now. i'll wait right here. thanks.

946 days ago
148.

jim duggen    

WTF? People guzzling mugs of semen was about to be put on prime time national television. What happened to the cosby show?

946 days ago
149.

AKdogman    

Too bad that they did not include the collection of the seman from the very happy donkey.

946 days ago
150.

Mel Loomis    

Watching NBC is the metaphorical equivalent of eating donkey jizz

946 days ago
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