Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” special did not go exactly according to plan, nor did it live up to its name/hype — and viewers are not happy.
Apparently, the chosen giant anaconda did not find naturalist and show star Paul Rosolie appetizing enough — readers can insert their own Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back” line joke about his “buns” here.
Perhaps the snake would have gotten around to actually trying to consume Rosolie — eventually — but the star of the Discovery experiment was forced to tap out after losing feeling in his arm, believing the limb to be at its breaking point.
Either way, no one was eaten on Sunday night — alive or dead. And Rosolie is fine, as is the anaconda, the Discovery special specified. Viewers, on the other hand, were not.
Many who tuned in on Sunday felt slighted and even cheated after dedicating two hours of their lives to a titular promise that didn’t quite pan out. To be fair to the cable channel, many of the final moments were quite tense — but it was an enormous marketing build-up and a ton of TV time before anything even remotely resembling the premise took place.
Here are some of the funniest angry Twitter reactions; video of some of the more frightening moments is included in this post as well.
— BarstoolTrent (@BarstoolTrent) December 8, 2014
— Mike Wolf (@MikeWolf15) December 8, 2014
The only thing that anaconda swallowed were the two hours of my life I’ll never get back. #EatenAlive
— Zach Aplin (@Zaplin64) December 8, 2014
i guess “Hugged Alive” was already taken . #EatenAlive
— youtube/alonzolerone (@alonzolerone) December 8, 2014
— Martin Médus (@MartinMedus) December 8, 2014
Next time I watch something called #EatenAlive, somebody better get eaten alive.
— Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) December 8, 2014
Dear Paul Rosolie of #EatenAlive You Had One Job.
— Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers) December 8, 2014
The #EatenAlive guy was literal clickbait.
— Brian Sharp (@Number1HappySt) December 8, 2014