Episode 50: 2008: A Space Owen
Premise: The contestants lift off in a space movie challenge. Beth and Courtney's alliance starts to fall apart and Harold becomes suspicious of Owen.
Challenge: Spend the night in a space simulation; ride the Vomit Comet
Eliminated: Harold, for accidentally killing Duncan's pet tarantula, Scruffy, and for targetting on Owen at the end of the episode
My Favorite Part: Harold getting back at Duncan by putting rocks in his mattress and unpants-ing him at the elimination ceremony.
Ehhh, I really don't like this episode. The main problem with this episode is that it's really dull. It's not funny at all and it doesn't even try to be investing. It's boring enough that I have to put it in the BAD pile. The only things I liked about this episode were Harold getting back at Duncan by pulling two pranks on him, Chef patting Owen's butt, Courtney's line: "I hate that gross, hairy creature! And his pet spider too!", and the song that the Lame-o-sine leaves to that's very similar to "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News (fun fact: I'm a huge 80s buff!). Aside from how dull this episode is, there are several other problems with this episode. Firstly, and this is a nitpick, but I didn't like Scruffy's death. I found it to be cruel, especially when Duncan doesn't show much remorse for it and is in a way, relieved. That tarantula used to be special to him and he just shrugs it off. Another big problem with this episode is Beth. She's really stupid in this episode when she starts randomly hitting on Harold when she has a boyfriend. Come on, isn't she supposed to be nice? She should know better than to hit on another boy when she ALREADY has a boyfriend. She just randomly kisses Harold after the vomit comet challenge and that interaction goes nowhere. It's so pointless and there's no build-up whatsoever. Another thing is that Beth and Courtney's alliance falling apart was really obvious, especially with their bickering throughout the episode. Even I saw it coming since the last episode. The challenge was also really boring. All it is is the contestants floating up in the air and spinning around in the Vomit Comet, which was really gross and pretty cruel. Not to mention Chef uses Duncan's barf for gumbo. Ughhh.... The gross humor and farting was not funny either. Nothing much to redeem this episode.