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Contestants Prank Bob Harper on 'The Biggest Loser,' But it Backfires on Them (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 26th 2011 5:45AM
Bob Harper, 'The Biggest Loser'Halloween Week brought with it a theme of unity and a temptation of candy on 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC). The ten remaining finalists were told they were competing as a single unit this week. If they could lose a combined 100 lbs, then no one would be going home.


As a temptation, a bucket filled with ten lbs of candy was hung in the kitchen. For every pound of it someone ate, they would earn a pound advantage on the scale. While none of them seemed to seriously consider eating the candy too much, they did come up with a way to unite in a prank against Bob -- only they may not have thought it all the way through.

They decided to hide the candy and tell him that they ate it all.

They did this after a maze challenge in which they legitimately won a ten-lb advantage on the scale, so they sweetened the lie with the half-truth that they'd gotten that advantage. Based on the look on his face, it was no surprise that they told him pretty quickly it was a prank, but the damage was done.

Bob Harper put them through their paces because of that, along with the other trainers. Because there were no teams this week, it was an exciting opportunity for the contestants and the trainers to mix it up and experience something new. Well, except for Jennifer.

Jennifer seems to be in love with Bob Harper. She said his name about 100 times throughout the episode, and she moped around and didn't give her all whenever Dolvett or Anna were training her. Everyone saw it, and everyone kind of resented the negativity she brings.

At the weigh-in, it wasn't even close. Sunny gained five lbs, after her massive 14-lb loss last week, and everyone else just dropped a few pounds here and there. Their final tally was 36 lbs in total. This after a week in which they were brutalized by the trainers ... so next week should be good?

To really drive the point home about her attitude, it was her own Black Team that sealed Jennifer's fate. They had the power to really force the issue had they unified in a vote against Ramon, but they took the opportunity to strengthen their own team emotionally instead.

Jennifer is doing well at home, though, without Bob Harper. She's lost 100 lbs and is determined to win the marathon. Plus, we loved the little side story about the green dress she'd been wanting for three years. The shopkeeper promised to give it to her if she lost 100 lbs, so it's hers now!

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you people need a hobby

October 27 2011 at 3:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stupid - you people need a hobby.

October 26 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

the to me.has become a prank.it's all scripted.i dont watch the show any more.i think it is awesome when someone lose's lbs.but let us get real.the show is set up for people not to lose lbs.why.when they go home they lose lbs.on the show.not so much.bob and all are geting paid for playing a game.its like the x-factor.set up.

October 26 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow he made the people work out harder. isnt that what they are there for.

October 26 2011 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show was really good in the beginning. But I think that they could do away with alot of the personal things. I think that the red team and the black team should be losing more weight than they are. That Jennifer I am so glad that she is gone she had a thing for Bob. Does she know that he is gay. And please get rid of Anna she just isnt a good fit. Bring back Jillian. Or cancel the show. This might be the last season I will be watching.

October 26 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

(BLANK) him if he can't take a joke.

October 26 2011 at 1:18 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

What has happened to the Biggest Looser! Scripted reality show, you bet. If the show wanted to show real results, they would weigh in on a real scale. ( They dial in the results the producers want ). As for the new trainers, they have no experence working with over weight people. Again lets get real, bring back previous winners as trainers. I thank God we record the show so we can fast forward thru the personal lives/ drama the show feels we need to see and hear about. The show has gone from helping people in dealing with being overweight to very poor reality tv! I know, why do I watch? My spouse enjoys train wreck tv.

October 26 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to kaagee's comment

You put way too much energy into hating a simple t.v show. Don't you have anything going on in your life???

October 26 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

biggest fake show I have ever seen, no one can take a joke, be glad when it over of good

October 26 2011 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How did it "backfire"? Oh, wait, I forgot, this is AOL/HuffPost -- the e-land of made up headlines.

October 26 2011 at 1:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to soopadaddy's comment
Jason J. Hughes

it backfired because a simple prank caused Bob to brutalize them even worse in the gym, at one point even incorporating buckets of candy into their workouts. Yes, he would have worked them out anyway, but he even said he was going to take it out on them. So innocent prank leads to revenge in the gym.

October 27 2011 at 7:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't get it! How did it backfire? Who wrote this crap?

October 26 2011 at 12:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to jesuaphn's comment

Some one from AOL wrote it....

October 26 2011 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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