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Cartman wants to race with the pros and he's ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. He's afraid that no matter how hard he tries, he'll never reach the the level of the other NASCAR drivers. Working with Butters as his pit boss, Cartman pulls out all the stops to compete in the race of his life.
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Filming, production and editing of the season was largely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit headlines shortly after the original roster for Season 5 had been announced to BattleBots Supporters on Facebook. Filming was delayed for five months overall, originally taking place in April 2020 before finally going ahead in October 2020. However, arguably the biggest consequence of the pandemic was the restriction of international travel. This meant teams from outside the US were legally unable to make the journey to compete in BattleBots. This largely affected UK teams, including Monsoon, Cobalt, Ripper, Winston Churchkill, Spitfire, Orion, Quantum and more, but also meant the likes of China's Railgun MAX and Wan Hoo, South Korea's Blade v3, and other European entries like Rainbow and Petunia would be unable to compete.
As such, the original field of 81 competing robots for World Championship V had to be reduced to 59, excluding the three which were exclusive to the spin-off series BattleBots: Bounty Hunters - these being Bronco, Icewave and Son of Whyachi. This included many of the original roster and a handful of newly-announced teams who had benefited from the additional time. US-based teams who were previously rejected had this decision overturned under the circumstances, and those who had missed the initial application deadline were given another opportunity to compete. Despite this, even some US-based teams withdrew from the season, notably DUCK!, Overhaul and then defending Giant Nut winner Bite Force.
During his time in 2017 on the third season of Naked and Afraid XL, which sends groups of survivalists (compared to only two in the non-XL version) to compete for bragging rights, Frattini exited the competition four hours after starting, a moment he described as embarrassing, when he severed his quadriceps tendon as he twisted his leg on a steep slope in attempt to avoid a swarm of hundreds of ants that attacked him for stepping on their nest. 041b061a72