Season 5 Episodes

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Episode 5.31

Season 5, Episode 31 - Air Date: 5/23/2005
Newly married couples eat a Fear Factor wedding cake complete with alligator eyeballs and free themselves from a sinking vehicle.
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Episode 5.30

Season 5, Episode 30 - Air Date: 5/9/2005
Contestants from New York and Los Angeles retrieve wrenches from vats of lard, allowing them to access keys frozen in ice that will unlock the door to the meat locker in which they are trapped.
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Episode 5.29

Season 5, Episode 29 - Air Date: 5/2/2005
Four pairs of best friends play a game of "Fear Factor chicken" in which contestants drive cars toward each other, only to have them flipped before they can collide.
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Episode 5.28

Season 5, Episode 28 - Air Date: 4/25/2005
Contestants must grab a flag from a half-submerged car on an underwater rotisserie.
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Episode 5.27

Season 5, Episode 27 - Air Date: 4/11/2005
Six Miss USA 2005 contestants face their fears when confronted with a series of challenging stunts.
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Episode 5.26

Season 5, Episode 26 - Air Date: 3/28/2005
Contestants swing between speeding trucks and dine on special stuffed doughnuts.
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Episode 5.25

Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 3/7/2005
Four sets of identical twins compete in water challenges, including a plunge from a helicopter into a frigid lake, a harrowing swim and a dive from a moving speedboat.
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Episode 5.24

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 2/28/2005
Reality TV stars get 15 more minutes of fame as they compete against one another in stunts like car racing, a horizontal rope crawl and eating worms.
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Episode 5.23

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 2/21/2005
Four pairs compete in stunts in Las Vegas, including an explosive slide in an upside-down car, a tight-rope walk between two wings of a resort, and a big bet on blackjack.
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Episode 5.22

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 2/14/2005
The three remaining couples leap from a boat to a rope ladder suspended from a helicopter, which lands atop a tractor trailer containing a car they must then drive through the back cargo doors.
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Episode 5.21

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 2/7/2005
The male contestants are trapped in a cage filled with huge bullfrogs as their partners scramble through pits of rats and snakes, looking for the keys to free them.
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Episode 5.20

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 1/31/2005
Contestants guide their partners through an electronically charged maze filled with trip wires that deliver a jolt.
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Episode 5.19

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 1/24/2005
Contestants wearing weighted boots plunge through a trapdoor and must wait underwater for their partners to dive in and unlock the footgear so they can swim to the surface.
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Episode 5.18

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 1/17/2005
Couples take a drive with the driver blindfolded, guided only by the voice of the partner, aiming to chase down a flatbed truck and drive on top of it.
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Episode 5.17

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 1/10/2005
Seven couples remain in the competition; contestants are yanked from the top of a 12-story building; one contestant on a raft in a smelly swamp must catch objects thrown by his or her partner.
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Episode 5.16

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 1/3/2005
Eight couples compete for a chance at $1 million; the men hang upside-down from a helicopter and hold onto a rope tied to their mate for as long as possible.
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Episode 5.15

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 12/6/2004
Contestants attempt to deliver presents despite the presence of three vicious guard dogs and try to mow down snowmen with cars, flipped at high speed.
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Episode 5.14

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 11/29/2004
Four pairs of best friends must transfer live, blood-sucking leeches mouth-to-mouth while blindfolded.
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Episode 5.13

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 11/22/2004
Contestants must choose three of five taste treats from a menu of sheep brain pie, bile gelatin with cave spider topping, night crawler green beans, worm and beetle stuffing and maggoty mashed potatoes.
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Episode 5.12

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 11/15/2004
Male and female models swing across gymnastic rings while suspended below a helicopter hovering over water.
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Episode 5.11

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 11/8/2004
Contestants must grab a flag from the bottom of the Roosevelt Island tram as it traverses the East River, dine on rat stew served up in Times Square and perform an aerial stunt dangling from helicopters near the Statue of Liberty.
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Episode 5.10

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/1/2004
Four pairs of siblings compete to see who can perform enough mouth-to-mouth key transfers to free themselves from a glass box filled with spiders.
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Episode 5.09

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 10/25/2004
Contestants walk across a metal beam while being zapped with electricity and ride through a bug storm.
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Episode 5.08

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 10/18/2004
Contestants must free themselves from a churning paddle-wheel to stop the continual dunking, then they try the extreme sport of helisurfing, dangling from a speeding helicopter over a lake.
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Episode 5.07

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 10/11/2004
Contestants must snag flags from poles attached to the front of a moving dump truck and a spinning car suspended over a lake.
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Episode 5.06

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/4/2004
Contestants in the all-female episode must escape from restraints beneath a speeding helicopter and clean their plates when a special meal is served.
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Episode 5.05

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 9/27/2004
A passenger must direct a blindfolded friend to drive their vehicle up the back ramp of a moving automobile carrier and park inside.
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Episode 5.04

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 9/20/2004
Contestants must free themselves from diving helmets filled with moray eels, then cross from one pontoon to another on a seaplane flying thousands of feet in the air.
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Episode 5.03

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/13/2004
Four couples must free someone from the trunk of a submerged vehicle and climb down the side of a building to free someone from a car suspended 15 stories above the pavement.
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Episode 5.02

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/6/2004
Previous winners return to ride bicycles on a 6-inch-wide beam balanced between two speeding trucks and drink juice made from tomato horn worms.
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Episode 5.01

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 8/30/2004
A reunion of last season's five couples includes a rematch and updates of each couples' personal relationship.