Getting Abuse From the Menacing Mouthpieces of Fox's New Reality Series 'Boot Camp'

By Dan Snierson
Updated March 30, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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You know how sometimes when you watch a reality show, you’re thinking, Boy, I wish I could do that? Well, that won’t be the case with Fox’s Boot Camp (debuting March 28). It chronicles 16 grunts undergoing copious verbal abuse and grueling physical challenges for a $500,000 war chest. Let us now show proper respect to the show’s real stars: four bona fide U.S. Marines drill instructors. Listen up, maggots! — Dan Snierson

NAME Dave Francisco AGE 40 RANK Sergeant MAJOR MOTTO ”Spirit and discipline are the hallmarks of a Marine.” HOW MANY PUSH-UPS CAN YOU DO? ”Between 80 and 100.” HOW MANY RECRUITS HAVE YOU MADE CRY? ”Between 80 and 100.” BREAK ME DOWN IN 10 SECONDS OR LESS… ”LOOK OVER HERE! STAND UP STRAIGHT! GET YOUR FEET AT A 45-DEGREE ANGLE! I WANT YOU TO SOUND OFF IN A LOUD AND VIGOROUS MANNER! DO YOU UNDERSTAND!?!”

NAME Annette Taylor AGE 37 RANK Gunnery sergeant HOW MANY PUSH-UPS CAN YOU DO? ”I don’t do push-ups that often. I do 200 crunches a day.” HOW MANY RECRUITS HAVE YOU MADE CRY? ”About 200…at least 30 of them male.” BREAK ME DOWN ”GET YOUR EYEBALLS ON ME, AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT ME DIRECTLY IN THE FACE! YOU GET YOUR LITTLE NASTY BODY OVER THERE AND STAND AT THE POSITION OF ATTENTION!”

NAME Tony Rosenbum AGE 33 RANK Chief Warrant officer 2 MOTTO ”Save the drama for your mama!” HOW MANY PUSH-UPS CAN YOU DO? ”100. Wait…whatever the other guys said, add 20.” HOW MANY RECRUITS HAVE YOU MADE CRY? ”One too many.” HOW LOUD IS YOUR SHOUTING VOICE? ”It exceeds AC/DC live.” BREAK ME DOWN ”WHEN I TELL YOU TO DO SOMETHING, YOU’RE GOING TO DO IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! YOU WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY WHEN I SAY IT AND HOW I SAY IT!”

NAME Leo McSweeney AGE 31 RANK (Former) Sergeant MOTTO: ”Shut up!” HOW MANY PUSH-UPS CAN YOU DO? ”I can probably blast out 120.” HOW MANY RECRUITS HAVE YOU MADE CRY? ”100 sounds good. I remember coming into the squad bay at night and you could hear kids crying in the rack, and I’d be like ‘Shettt up!”’ BREAK ME DOWN ”C’MERE, FREAK SHOW! WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW! HURRY UP! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! STOP! YOU’RE DONE!!!!”

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