It is filler, but I still say that the host helps maintain the mood/tone. It's understandable that they are keeping it a little lighter with comedy because weren't there problems because people truly got the shit scared out of them? Legal problems or something, or was that just MTV's Fear?
Yes C, in 2003 a lady sued the creators of Scare Tactics stating she suffered "severe psychological distress" due to the prank they pulled on her. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2005.
THe full list of offences she sued for are:
Negligent infliction of emotional distress
intentional infliction of emotional distress
INVASION OF PRIVACY â€“ INTRUSION, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF PRIVATE FACTS, AND FALSE LIGHT
Violation of civil code ÃŸ1708.8
Violaion of Penal Code ÃŸ632 & ÃŸ637.2
Unfair Business Practices in Violation of B&P ÃŸ17200 and ÃŸ17500
If you wanna read all the legal jargon on what she alleges happened to her you can: