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trolly dei
04-14-2012, 08:29 AM
My MC is participating in a Big Brother type reality show for university students. The students are competing to win a car at the end, as well as several small prizes along the way. The show is rather low budget and is produced by a group of well-connected film students. I need ideas for immunity and prize challenges for up to 6 contestants. Outrageous, difficult and somewhat cruel ideas are welcome!

04-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Given that I assume they won't want to be sued for hurting someone, I wonder if the challenges might go towards the embarrassing (do x with no clothes on) rather than the possibly dangerous?

04-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Eating disgusting, but not actually poisonous stuff is always popular

04-14-2012, 11:18 PM
My favorites are the old-school Survivor style endurance challenges--stand on this narrow pole until you fall off, stand barefoot with each foot on a tiny peg, hold this incredibly heavy or awkwardly balanced wooden thing over your head. They used to go on for 5 or 6 hours, while the host tempted contestants to give up by offering progressively better food/drink rewards. Hope that helps a little!

04-15-2012, 05:20 AM
You could incorporate a series of rewards/punishment for dropping the F bomb- now that would be a constant challenge for college kids, huh? It would open the door for rivalries ratting on or lying about each other.

trolly dei
04-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the replies! Embarrassment is key I think.

04-18-2012, 02:30 AM
Thanks for the replies! Embarrassment is key I think.

Google 'Japanese game shows' and start there. Laugh. Your. Ass. Off. Then see how your characters would hold up.