BATTLE OF THE CENTURY?NBC Hopes Epic Match-up Will Boost Fear Factor’s Sagging Ratings
'Family' Fear Factor
, 'Washed-Up Celebrity' Fear Factor
, 'Twins' Fear Factor
Just when you thought that the show’s creators couldn’t come up with any kind of new angle to force people to eat bugs and dead animal parts, NBC
has announced that the two-hour special to start the new season will feature Blue Man Group
and famed 1970's Swiss mime troup Mummenschanz.
Although Blue Man Group’s current lineup features nearly 60 men, original members Chris Wink
, Phil Stanton
and Matt Goldman
(plus two players to be named later) will participate versus Mummenschanz’s international team consisting of Raffaella Matioli
, Jakob Bentsen
, Ueli Riegg
and founding members Floriana Frassetto
and Bernie Schurch
The mime group’s third founding member, Andres Bossard
, died in 1992.
"It’s gonna be great," said comedian and host Joe Rogan
"The guys from Mummenschanz are a little older but they’re in great shape. And believe me, they’ll eat anything!"
Mummenschanz loosely translates into English as "hungry mimes with masks".
If all goes well, the winners of this season’s "Battle Royale" will take on cast members of the stage show STOMP
to open Fear Factor
’s 2007 season.Fear Factor
hits the airwaves this summer with all new episodes. Check local listings for times in your area.
A.) Mimes get on my nerves.
B.) At least they don’t make any noise.
C.) Bring back the Playboy bunny Fear Factor. I could watch that every day.##