This is, as you may have guessed, a temptation challenge. Doors open to reveal shelves of delicious, fatty food stacked to the ceiling. There are burgers and fried chicken and cheesecake and regular cake. Hannah channels her inner Stephanie Tanner and says, "That's so rude." Arthur and Jesse get a look at the pizza and a tiny droplet of drool escapes from each of their lips. Arthur is the guy who almost ate a donut out of a dumpster, so I worry for him in this challenge. Sami says that the temptation room contains each contestant's favorite food. Arthur's is supreme pizzas, which are valued at 631 calories per slice. Delicious calories, those are. Worth it. Arthur tells everyone else about how his BFFs the pizza delivery guys would come with a pizza every night at 8:30, without him even having to call. And that's how you get to be 600 pounds. Don loves chocolate cake, which comes in at 590 calories per slice. Jesse enjoys himself some fried chicken, which is valued at 850 calories for three pieces. Also a man after my own heart! The 850 calories does explain some things about my recent foray to Nashville's own Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, where I consumed one of the most delicious meals known to man. I was also totally full for a complete 18 hours, after which I fell pray to a condition known as the very spicy poops. Still, I would do it all over again. I have probably just given you, as they say, too much information, but when you've been forced to write about sagging man boobs and people vomiting on treadmills week after week, your boundaries just kind of break down.
Courtney and Marci have the same favorite food, barbeque ribs. Another excellent choice! And wow. A rack of BBQ ribs is 2,012 calories. See, if I lived in the south, I would be the heaviest contestant ever on this show. Arthur would look like [interchangeable female cast member from Glee] next to me. Jennifer likes herself some macaroni and cheese of the instant variety, and we learn that a box is 1,230 calories. She talks about eating a whole box of mac n' cheese in one sitting like it's a bad thing. Seriously, hasn't everybody done that? The best is when you start with Annie's peace pasta and parmesan and add grape tomatoes and spinach and fresh mozzarella and sea salt. You're welcome. Now we can vie for the title of heaviest contestant ever! Jay likes some good Chinese takeout, which weighs in at 760 calories per meal. That doesn't even seem that bad. Jay says that when you have Chinese food, you also have to polish it off with a glass of milk and a few donuts. Everything was sounding so delicious until he opened his mouth. Unless washing down your eggrolls with a glass of two percent and a Bavarian crème is a thing that I don't know about?