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2nd Feb '16 7:16:00 AM insubordinance
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moved from general to season-specific
* KansasCityShuffle: Believe it or not, all three parts of this are played perfectly during the Cagayan merge vote: ** 1) Knowing that it's going to come down to five people on the new Solana vs. six people on the new Aparri, Tony and LJ (the two most typical merge vote-offs) both play their hidden immunity idol for each other, attempting to canceling out the votes from Aparri so that whoever they choose will go home. However... ** 2) This doesn't work because the Aparri alliance correctly predicts that these two might have idols to shuffle between them, and TakeAThirdOption by voting for [[spoiler:Jefra]], who nobody would think to pass an idol along to save, meaning that Tony and LJ both got no votes and have wasted their idols. Except... ** 3) The Solana alliance has already flipped [[spoiler:Kass]] before the vote by letting her decide who goes home, meaning that while [[spoiler:Jefra]] still receives the Aparri votes, the Solana tribe plus [[spoiler:Kass]] successfully manage to vote off [[spoiler:Sarah]], who NOBODY thought was in danger of going home.

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* KansasCityShuffle: Believe it or not, all three parts of this are played perfectly during the Cagayan merge vote: ** 1) Knowing that it's going to come down to five people on the new Solana vs. six people on the new Aparri, Tony and LJ (the two most typical merge vote-offs) both play their hidden immunity idol for each other, attempting to canceling out the votes from Aparri so that whoever they choose will go home. However... ** 2) This doesn't work because the Aparri alliance correctly predicts that these two might have idols to shuffle between them, and TakeAThirdOption by voting for [[spoiler:Jefra]], who nobody would think to pass an idol along to save, meaning that Tony and LJ both got no votes and have wasted their idols. Except... ** 3) The Solana alliance has already flipped [[spoiler:Kass]] before the vote by letting her decide who goes home, meaning that while [[spoiler:Jefra]] still receives the Aparri votes, the Solana tribe plus [[spoiler:Kass]] successfully manage to vote off [[spoiler:Sarah]], who NOBODY thought was in danger of going home.
1st Feb '16 9:00:14 PM insubordinance
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* KansasCityShuffle: Believe it or not, all three parts of this are played perfectly during the Cagayan merge vote: ** 1) Knowing that it's going to come down to five people on the new Solana vs. six people on the new Aparri, Tony and LJ (the two most typical merge vote-offs) both play their hidden immunity idol for each other, attempting to canceling out the votes from Aparri so that whoever they choose will go home. However... ** 2) This doesn't work because the Aparri alliance correctly predicts that these two might have idols to shuffle between them, and TakeAThirdOption by voting for [[spoiler:Jefra]], who nobody would think to pass an idol along to save, meaning that Tony and LJ both got no votes and have wasted their idols. Except... ** 3) The Solana alliance has already flipped [[spoiler:Kass]] before the vote by letting her decide who goes home, meaning that while [[spoiler:Jefra]] still receives the Aparri votes, the Solana tribe plus [[spoiler:Kass]] successfully manage to vote off [[spoiler:Sarah]], who NOBODY thought was in danger of going home.
29th Dec '15 4:28:33 AM JackWhitehead
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* HotterAndSexier: ''Amazon''. The previous season, ''Thailand'', had a cast that skewed older and more conservative and it failed to connect with audiences. ''Amazon'' not only had a much younger and prettier cast, including the series' first swimsuit model, it also divided the tribes by gender. This not only led to scenes like the youngest women bathing each other, it also generated a lot of sexual tension as both tribes fixated on sex as much as they did food. It also helps that in ''Thailand'' the younger players were voted out early, while in ''Amazon'' the younger players made it the deepest into the game.
21st Dec '15 12:20:23 PM mkmckoy
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* CursedWithAwesome: Players considered to have strong athletic, social, or strategic prowess are likely to get voted out before making it to the final jury. This [[ExecutiveMeddling led producers to move from a Final 2 to a Final 3]], so there would be more than one compelling choice.
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* CursedWithAwesome: Players considered to have strong athletic, social, or strategic prowess are likely to get voted out before making it to the final jury. This [[ExecutiveMeddling led producers to move from a Final 2 to a Final 3]], so there would be more than one compelling choice.choice in the finals.
20th Dec '15 8:20:17 PM mkmckoy
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* BlessedWithSuck: Assuming they make the merge, players who are considered unimpressive or unpopular are likely to be brought to the end, because they are considered easily beatable. ** This is occasionally subverted, as other players recognize that others wanting to take these goats to the end actually made them threatening, because it increased ones own likelihood of getting voted out. Examples include Courtney from ''Panama'' and Abi Maria in ''Second Chances''.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Players considered to have strong athletic, social, or strategic prowess are likely to get voted out before making it to the final jury. This [[ExecutiveMeddling led producers to move from a Final 2 to a Final 3]], so there would be more than one compelling choice. ** Some players who prefer HonorBeforeReason will take a more deserving player to the end with them, in hopes that such a move will impress the jury. This [[GoodIsDumb almost always backfires]], and the losing player [[NeverLiveItDown rarely lives it down]]. Examples include Colby from ''Australia'' and Woo from ''Cagayan''.
19th Dec '15 12:44:16 AM Kpriv
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2015 updates and R&R Jeopardy
* GameShowHost: Jeff Probst is second only to Bob Barker and Alex Trebek in fame for this one.
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* GameShowHost: Jeff Probst is second only to Bob Barker and Alex Trebek in fame for this one. ...and was hosting "Rock and Roll Jeopardy" when his more famous gig began.

* LongRunners: Over twenty-five seasons and counting...
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* LongRunners: Over twenty-five over thirty seasons (15 years) and counting...

** A [[EatThat gross food challenge]], although they appear to have stopped after ''China''.
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** A [[EatThat gross food challenge]], although they appear to have which stopped for a while after ''China''.''China'' but have begun to return, primarily on seasons with returning players''.

* OneSteveLimit: Usually averted: ''Africa'' (which had two Kims), ''Marquesas'' (two Robs), ''Pearl Islands'' (two Ryans), ''All-Stars'' (two Jennas and two Robs), ''Vanuatu'' (two Johns), ''Samoa'' (two Russells), ''Heroes vs Villains'' (two Jameses), ''Nicaragua'' (two Jimmys and two Kellys), and ''Blood vs. Water'' (two Lauras).
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* OneSteveLimit: Usually averted: ''Africa'' (which had two Kims), ''Marquesas'' (two Robs), ''Pearl Islands'' (two Ryans), ''All-Stars'' (two Jennas and two Robs), ''Vanuatu'' (two Johns), ''Samoa'' (two Russells), ''Heroes vs Villains'' (two Jameses), ''Nicaragua'' (two Jimmys and two Kellys), and ''Blood vs. Water'' (two Lauras).Lauras), and ''Cambodia'' (Kelly Wigglesworth and Kelley Wentworth).
18th Dec '15 2:29:32 PM Unknownlight
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Nothing's been said about that. Source?
->'''32: ''Kah Rōng''''' -- Cambodia (Spring 2016). A second "Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty" season after ''Cagayan'', again with three tribes of six. The teaser at the end of ''Cambodia'' also featured an unusually high number of medical emergencies, including for the first time a full evacuation for everyone's safety.
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->'''32: ''Kah Rōng''''' -- Cambodia (Spring 2016). A second "Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty" season after ''Cagayan'', again with three tribes of six. The teaser at the end of ''Cambodia'' also featured an unusually high number of medical emergencies, including for the first time a full evacuation for everyone's safety.emergencies.
17th Dec '15 8:31:53 PM FordPrefect
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->'''16: ''Micronesia - Fans vs Favorites''''' -- Koror (Winter 2008). 20 castaways are split between '''Airai''' (composed of ten {{Ascended Fan|boy}}s) and '''Malakal''' (composed of ten [[MyGreatestSecondChance returning castaways]]) before merging into '''Dabu''' (the first two are named after locations in the area, and the third a made-up name by a castaway). The series featured individual Immunity Idols for each tribe which ensured one's immunity during his/her tribe's first tribal council. The Exile Island system is played again, except this time one from each tribe wold compete for a Hidden Immunity Idol. The season is also notable for an even-numbered jury (eight) and the return of the two-person finalists. Jonathan Penner (returning from ''Cook Islands'') had to be evacuated due to a knee injury that turned into an infection. Probst would call it his second-favorite season, after ''[[FirstInstallmentWins Borneo]]''. Won by [[TheVamp Parvati Shallow]] (from ''Cook Islands'') of Vero Beach, Florida.
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->'''16: ''Micronesia - Fans vs Favorites''''' -- Koror (Winter 2008). 20 castaways are split between '''Airai''' (composed of ten {{Ascended Fan|boy}}s) and '''Malakal''' (composed of ten [[MyGreatestSecondChance returning castaways]]) before merging into '''Dabu''' (the first two are named after locations in the area, and the third a made-up name by a castaway). The series featured individual Immunity Idols for each tribe which ensured one's immunity during his/her tribe's first tribal council. The Exile Island system is played again, except this time one from each tribe wold would compete for a Hidden Immunity Idol. The season is also notable for an even-numbered jury (eight) and the return of the two-person finalists. Jonathan Penner (returning from ''Cook Islands'') had to be evacuated due to a knee injury that turned into an infection. Probst would call it his second-favorite season, after ''[[FirstInstallmentWins Borneo]]''. Won by [[TheVamp Parvati Shallow]] (from ''Cook Islands'') of Vero Beach, Florida.
17th Dec '15 8:26:05 PM FordPrefect
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->'''10: ''Palau''''' -- Koror, Palau (Winter 2005). 20 castaways are split between '''Ulong''' and '''Koror''' (named after a dive site and the the national capital, respectively). On day 2 alone, two were removed after they were not picked by the tribes. Last season's double tribal council system was also imposed. One challenge penalized the first to quit with being marooned on a lonely beach. It is also the only season so far where there was no tribe merger; thanks to the EpicFail of Ulong, by the time a merge would have happened there was [[LastOfHisKind only one Ulong left]] so she was just moved into Koror, starting the series' individual elimination stage. Won by [[RetiredBadass Tom Westman]] of Sayville, New York.
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->'''10: ''Palau''''' -- Koror, Palau (Winter 2005). 20 castaways are split between '''Ulong''' and '''Koror''' (named after a dive site and the the national capital, respectively). On day 2 alone, two were removed after they were not picked by the tribes. Last season's double tribal council system was also imposed. One challenge penalized the first to quit with being marooned on a lonely beach. It is also the only season so far where there was no tribe merger; thanks to the EpicFail of Ulong, by the time a merge would have happened there was [[LastOfHisKind only one Ulong left]] so she was just moved into Koror, starting the series' individual elimination stage. Won by [[RetiredBadass Tom Westman]] of Sayville, New York.
17th Dec '15 8:23:37 PM FordPrefect
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A number of podcast's dedicated to contestant interviews, remembering past seasons nostalgically, and discussing strategy exist online, including Podcast/RobHasAPodcast, Podcast/ArmchairSurvivor, Podcast/SurvivorOz, [[http://domandcolin.blogspot.com/ Dom And Colin]], and [[http://funny115.com/podcast/ Survivor Historians]].
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A number of podcast's podcasts dedicated to contestant interviews, remembering past seasons nostalgically, and discussing strategy exist online, including Podcast/RobHasAPodcast, Podcast/ArmchairSurvivor, Podcast/SurvivorOz, [[http://domandcolin.blogspot.com/ Dom And Colin]], and [[http://funny115.com/podcast/ Survivor Historians]].
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