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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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16.

Brandon    

Why TMZ.. Just couldn't keep quiet. I had the DVR ready. I was wanting to see what type of person would drink that stuff.

937 days ago
17.

John    

Hopefully they at least post it online.

937 days ago
18.

I am Spartacus    

women drink semen all the time, whats the big deal?

937 days ago
19.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Network execs sampled the stuff and they decided that drinking it would not be challenging enough to bring good ratings
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Leftovers were sent to Harvey and the TMZ minions for further evaluation and enjoyment

937 days ago
20.

D-Tron    

Thanks a lot TMZ. I was really looking forward to watching FF tomorrow night. Shocked that NBC pulled the episode. Their ratings would have been huge with all of the press that the stunt was getting. Don't they know that there's no such thing as bad press!

937 days ago
21.

55vineyard    

Who wants to see a bunch of people eating bugs or drinking this crud? Geez god to Mexico where some places have live scorpion eating contests (no thank you, please).

937 days ago
22.

ARTOFWAR    

....There are at least 100 million women and gay men ingesting millions of gallons of human semen as I write this---why can't a donkey or two get some love?

This is flagrant donkey discrimination and NBC should be boycotted.

This type of animal discrimination would not occur in South America where the women-- for 50 American dollars--- have no trouble openly displaying their affections for animals such as horses, goats, and dogs....Artofwar

937 days ago
23.

URSilly    

Good! It stinks that they even needed to think about what the right thing was to do!

I have lost respect for the NBC executives that they ever even considered this disgusting episode or even allowed it in the show.

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Now, TMZ, could you please STOP POSTING THE PICTURE OF THE SEMEN! Please, so gross.

937 days ago
24.

Joy    

Um.. pulling it off the air doesn't change the fact that it already happened. I'd be mad that I did it and won't even get to be on tv for it

937 days ago
25.

sina shayan    

thanks a lot tmz, i was looking forward to this episode!

937 days ago
26.

ewkp    

aw.... i was looking forward to seeing it. sadly TMZ reporting on it probably led to the episode being pulled. :-(

937 days ago
27.

Josie    

no surprise the episode got jerked off!! ..pun intended. ;)

937 days ago
28.

honesty    

How are you suppose to explain to any child who sees any that show(not that they should be watching it), what semen is? It is so much worse than when NASCAR decided it was ok to put vigra on a few cars. "Mommy, Daddy wouldn't tell me what that vigra thing was on Mark Martin's car. What is it???"

937 days ago
29.

Madam Obvious    

Good work, TMZ. Congrats on being instrumental in getting this absolutely putrid and offensive episode pulled. Love your work, keep applying the blowtorch to Hollyweird.

937 days ago
30.

ARTOFWAR    

....Tens of millions of people drink cow milk everyday (which by the way I find disgusting)----and tens of millions of mothers breast feed their babies-- some even out in public (which by the way I also find disgusting)

And may I add is a well kept secret-- many mothers achieve levels of sexual gratification while breast feeding---yep, it's true, Google it--(which can be considered a form of incest if you really think about it---(which I really, really, find disgusting)

Yet, most of you clowns draw the line at donkey semen drinking games???

If you really think about it, humans put many, many, disgusting things in their mouths on a daily basis-- donkey "nut juice" is somewhere way towards the bottom of that list.

People are indeed stupid....Artofwar

937 days ago
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