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: NEXT, CHICKEN BREASTS WILL BE BANNED: The entertainment reaction to the FCC’s new puritanism just keeps getting more absurd. The Wall St. Journal on Fear Factor:
Now producers are on a much shorter leash. Heightened sensitivity to the decency debate means contestants won’t be asked to eat the private parts of water buffalo, as in season three. While not banned outright by the network, that sort of thing isn’t encouraged, Mr. Kunitz says. Nixed altogether: anything involving animal blood (in one early episode contestants had to bob for rings in a 50-gallon vat of it) and stunts performed in the nude.