History Trivia / Survivor

19th Jun '17 10:13:39 PM AmourMitts
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* FollowTheLeader: Started an entire wave of reality shows. In fact, Jeff Probst's first speech to the players in ''Heroes Vs Villains'' called his beloved show "the '''greatest''' adventure game in the history of television".
* MoneyDearBoy: Jimmy Johnson calmly said (twice) that he expected his NFL fame and riches would keep him from winning ''Nicaragua''; he intended to help another Espada member win the game. However, Jimmy T. didn't believe that the legendary coach would remain that humble and selfless.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' and ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for ''Series/TheMillers''. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' '''before''' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film ''Film/TheByeByeMan''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer RomanceOnTheSet: "Boston" Rob and Amber during ''All-Stars'' is the most obvious. There's also Amanda and Ozzy in ''Micronesia'', Keith and Whitney in ''South Pacific'' (to the point that she left her husband for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' him), and ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for ''Series/TheMillers''. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) Colleen and Greg all the way back in ''Borneo'' (although they insisted it was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' '''before''' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film ''Film/TheByeByeMan''.[[JustFriends only friendship]]). Julie Berry from ''Vanuatu'' once dated Jeff Probst himself. However, most players wisely avoid this, at least overtly - nothing says "unbreakable alliance" like two players making out.
6th May '17 5:07:28 PM dws1982
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** [[Characters/SurvivorAfrica Kelly Goldsmith]] was an alternate for the ''All-Stars'' season was replaced with Shii-Ann at the last minute. She was also approached for ''Heroes vs. Villains'', but declined when casting wouldn't tell her the concept behind the season. She was approached a third time, for ''Blood vs. Water'', and had planned on playing, but had to decline when none of the loved ones she had chosen were able to play.
6th May '17 7:20:03 AM dws1982
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** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Brett Clouser and Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines'', and Jon Misch and Josh Canfield from ''San Juan Del Sur''.
** [[Characters/SurvivorMillennialsVsGenX Adam Klein]] and his mother applied to be on ''San Juan Del Sur'' but they did not make the final cut.

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** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Brett Clouser and Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines'', and Jon Misch and Josh Canfield from ''San Juan Del Sur''.
Sur''. CBS contacted Jon Misch, also from ''San Juan Del Sur'', about participating, but he missed the call and didn't check his voicemail in time.
** [[Characters/SurvivorMillennialsVsGenX Adam Klein]] and his mother applied to be on ''San Juan Del Sur'' but they did not make the final cut.had to withdraw due to her cancer diagnosis. He was given a standing invitation to appear on a later season.
19th Apr '17 2:00:07 PM nirao01
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* BigNameFan: Mario Lanza, creator and owner of the extremely popular fan site [[http://www.funny115.com The Funny 115]], and writer of (among many others), the popular fanfics ''All-Star Survivor: Hawaii'', ''All-Star Survivor: Greece'' and ''All-Star Survivor: Alaska''. He's also considered to be one of the most prominent and knowledgeable experts on the show.
** {{Music/Sia}} is a huge fan of Survivor, and her favorite players are [[Characters/SurvivorSanJuanDelSur Keith]] [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Nale]] and [[Characters/SurvivorKaohRong Tai]]. She even appeared on Kaoh Rong's finale to give Tai one-hundred thousand dollars, half for him and half for an animal charity.
** Other well known celebrity fans are Yvette Nicole Brown, [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Adam Scott]], and Neil Patrick Harris.

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* BigNameFan: AuthorExistenceFailure: A number of former players have passed away, thus making them unable to return for returning player seasons.
** Jennifer Lyon (Palau) died of cancer in 2010. She was given an "Inmemoriam-" dedication after Heroes vs. Villains.
** BB Andersen (Borneo) died of a brain tumor in 2013.
** Caleb (Blood vs. Water) died of a rail accident in 2014.
** Dan Kay passed away for unknown reasons in 2016.
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Mario Lanza, creator and owner of the extremely popular fan site [[http://www.funny115.com The Funny 115]], and writer of (among many others), the popular fanfics ''All-Star Survivor: Hawaii'', ''All-Star Survivor: Greece'' and ''All-Star Survivor: Alaska''. He's also considered to be one of the most prominent and knowledgeable experts on the show.
** {{Music/Sia}} is a huge fan of Survivor, and her favorite players are [[Characters/SurvivorSanJuanDelSur Keith]] [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Nale]] and [[Characters/SurvivorKaohRong Tai]].Tai]] [[Characters/SurvivorGameChangers Trang]]. She even appeared on Kaoh Rong's finale to give Tai one-hundred thousand dollars, half for him and half for an animal charity.
** Other well known celebrity fans are Yvette Nicole Brown, [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Adam Scott]], Debra Messing, Creator/MayimBialik, Creator/DominicMonaghan, Music/DaveGrohl, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Creator/JimmyFallon, Creator/TylerPerry, and Neil Patrick Harris.Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.



* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Player Existence Failure]]: Jennifer (Palau) and Caleb (Blood vs. Water) died of cancer and a rail accident respectively. Jennifer Lyon was given an "Inmemoriam-" dedication after Heroes vs. Villains. BB Andersen (Borneo) also died of a brain tumor. Dan Kay passed away for unknown reasons.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for {{Series/Chuck}} and Series/AgentsOfShield. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for Series/TheMillers. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of {{Series/Seinfeld}} and an episode of Series/ArrestedDevelopment ''before'' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film Film/TheByeByeMan.

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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Player Existence Failure]]: Jennifer (Palau) and Caleb (Blood vs. Water) died of cancer and a rail accident respectively. Jennifer Lyon was given an "Inmemoriam-" dedication after Heroes vs. Villains. BB Andersen (Borneo) also died of a brain tumor. Dan Kay passed away for unknown reasons.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for {{Series/Chuck}} ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' and Series/AgentsOfShield. ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for Series/TheMillers.''Series/TheMillers''. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of {{Series/Seinfeld}} ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and an episode of Series/ArrestedDevelopment ''before'' ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' '''before''' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film Film/TheByeByeMan.''Film/TheByeByeMan''.



** [[Characters/SurvivorBloodvsWater Hayden]] [[Characters/BigBrother12 Moss]] was going to be on ''Nicaragua'' but they put Fabio on that season instead and they went on to put Hayden on Series/BigBrother.

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** [[Characters/SurvivorBloodvsWater Hayden]] [[Characters/BigBrother12 Moss]] was going to be on ''Nicaragua'' but they put Fabio on that season instead and they went on to put Hayden on Series/BigBrother.''Series/BigBrother''.



** R.C. Saint-Amour was originally going to compete in ''Blood vs. Water'' with her father, Craig. However, just before the game started, Craig's blood pressure shot up too high, and they were unable to compete. Instead, Candice and her husband John were brought in as a last minute replacement. In fact, the season's original theme was going to be "blood tribes" vs. "water tribes" before they were pulled out and the theme was switched to "returning players vs. their families". This makes ''Blood vs. Water'' something of an ArtifactTitle.

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** [[Characters/SurvivorPhilippines R.C. Saint-Amour Saint-Amour]] was originally going to compete in ''Blood vs. Water'' with her father, Craig. However, just before the game started, Craig's blood pressure shot up too high, and they were unable to compete. Instead, Candice and her husband John were brought in as a last minute replacement. In fact, the season's original theme was going to be "blood tribes" vs. "water tribes" before they were pulled out and the theme was switched to "returning players vs. their families". This makes ''Blood vs. Water'' something of an ArtifactTitle. She was also asked for ''Cambodia'', but declined.



** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', and Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines''.

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** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Brett Clouser and Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', and Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines''.''Phillipines'', and Jon Misch and Josh Canfield from ''San Juan Del Sur''.
15th Apr '17 1:07:44 PM NonFictionFantasy
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for {{Series/Chuck}} and Series/AgentsOfShield. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for Series/TheMillers. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for {{Series/Chuck}} and Series/AgentsOfShield. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for Series/TheMillers. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of {{Series/Seinfeld}} and an episode of Series/ArrestedDevelopment ''before'' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film Film/TheByeByeMan.
23rd Mar '17 5:11:49 AM my170
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** "Idoled" is when a contestant is eliminated only because another player who has the same or higher total of votes against them uses the Hidden Immunity Idol to save themselves from elimination. So far, this has happened in ''Fiji, Micronesia, Samoa'', ''Heroes vs. Villains'', ''Philippines''. ''Worlds Apart'', and ''Cambodia''.

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** "Idoled" is when a contestant is eliminated only because another player who has the same or higher total of votes against them uses the Hidden Immunity Idol to save themselves from elimination. So far, this has happened in ''Fiji, Micronesia, Samoa'', ''Heroes vs. Villains'', ''Philippines''. ''Worlds Apart'', ''Cambodia'', ''Millennials vs Gen X'', and ''Cambodia''.''Game Changers''.
11th Feb '17 2:15:51 PM my170
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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Player Existence Failure]]: Jennifer (Palau) and Caleb (Blood vs. Water) died of cancer and a rail accident respectively. Jennifer Lyon was given an "Inmemoriam-" dedication after Heroes vs. Villains. BB Andersen (Borneo) also died of a brain tumor.

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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Player Existence Failure]]: Jennifer (Palau) and Caleb (Blood vs. Water) died of cancer and a rail accident respectively. Jennifer Lyon was given an "Inmemoriam-" dedication after Heroes vs. Villains. BB Andersen (Borneo) also died of a brain tumor. Dan Kay passed away for unknown reasons.
19th Dec '16 9:47:14 AM MummyGaGa
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** The eleven people who were not voted to play on ''Cambodia'' is often referred by fans as the Bitter Eleven.
** "Casuals" and "Superfans" are often referred by the fandom for when the former often takes the show as a hour of television while the latter often dives in the full story and are way more active in the Survivor fandom.
15th Dec '16 3:39:27 PM MummyGaGa
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** [[Characters/SurvivorBloodvsWater Hayden]] [[Characters/BigBrother12 Moss]] was going to be on ''Nicaragua'' but they put Fabio on that season instead and they went on to put Hayden on Series/BigBrother.
** [[Characters/SurvivorPhilippines Abi-Maria]] [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Gomes]] was originally going to be on ''Tocantins'' but because of production feeling that she had a good layout of the land, they didn't put her on the season.
15th Dec '16 3:32:55 PM MummyGaGa
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** [[Characters/SurvivorPanama Tina Scheer]] was going to be in ''Guatemala'' but her son died through a car accident and [[SurvivorGuatemala Amy O'Hara]] went on to replace her.



** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', and Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines''.

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** According to Jeff Probst, some players declined to return for ''Second Chances'', including Greg Buis from ''Borneo'', Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ''The Australian Outback'', Ian Rosenberger from ''Palau'', Shambo Waters from ''Samoa'', and Jeff Kent and RC Saint-Amour from ''Phillipines''.''Phillipines''.
** [[Characters/SurvivorMillennialsVsGenX Adam Klein]] and his mother applied to be on ''San Juan Del Sur'' but they did not make the final cut.
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