Fans are peeved that Discovery's much-hyped special "Eaten Alive" did not actually feature a man getting eaten alive by an snake. After weeks of promotion — and more than a little protest from animal rights groups — the special finally aired highlighting Paul Rosolie'sattempts to "enter the belly of an anaconda," as the network promised. Yeah, about that.
As disappointed viewers witnessed during the two-hour special, the anaconda in question got about as far as Rosolie's helmet before he cried uncle. "I started to feel the blood drain out of my hand and I felt the bone flex, and when I got to the point where I felt like it was going to snap I had to tap out," Rosolie said. Which would fine — safety first and all — except for how the show had been promoted. How big of a let down was this, exactly? We'll let Twitter take it from here.
The eaten alive guy didn't get eaten alive... #Disappointed— Joshua Derick Balli (@GoshJosh_12) December 8, 2014
Calling it #EatenAlive is like having a show on the Food Network about cooking a turkey and all they do after 2 hours is preheat the oven.— Reagan King (@ReaganKingIsles) December 8, 2014
WAIT THE SNAKE DIDN'T EVEN EAT THE GUY? I've been #EatenAlive by exactly as many anacondas as the host of this ridiculous show?— David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) December 8, 2014
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