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- Big Tom's reaction during the auction in Africa when he and Ethan decide to buy a mystery dish together and share it is easily one of the show's funniest moments ever. It was a breakfast dish, and it gave us a jolly Big Tom jumping all over the place going all "He did me wrong! I'll kill you, I'll kill you, I'll kill you... after I kiss you!" as well as "Ham! He's a jew and he won't eat the ham! He's a jew, he's a jew!". Talk about being a large ham!
- Brandon and Frank's Out of Africa movie date reward, mostly because of everyone's reaction to it back at camp. Tom said if he were playing a dirty trick on them, he couldn't have thought of something better.
- Ethan and Lex's journey into the village when they're trying to sell goats. Not before they set foot to their village, they were a laughing stock when they attempt to carry the goats down. Some time later, they manage to sell off the goats and Lex comment this nice line:
Lex: I thought they're (goats) going to end up as happy goats, cruising around the country side eating grass, mating or whatever. We saw him with the two same goats making a beeline not twenty feet away straight into the butcher.
- Rob's analysis of Rotu when he gets switched over. When you're reading his barbs, keep in mind that the most vicious insults that have been lobbed thus far in the series were "Rich needs liposuction" or "Mike's an idiot."
Rob: Gabe is definitely a brainiac. Probably thinks he's a lot smarter than he really is. When I first saw John, I thought he was a big time queer. He seems rough and tough over here, but he does all the cookin', so I won't be sleepin' next to him. Not the first night, anyway. The General is big and tough, and wants everybody to know that. He's probably got a little sausage. Tammy's engaged. There's not too much hope there. And Zoe's pretty nice, but come on. Without a doubt, Zoe is the toughest guy on this tribe.
- Maramau was one of the funniest tribes ever; in fact, their humor was one of Marquesas' biggest selling points according to Jeff. They even made a Radio Show each morning. See it for yourself, it is a moment that has never even remotely been replicated.
- John Carroll needs someone to pee on his hand after he gets stung by an urchin. If that wasn't a golden enough setup, it's 49-Year-Old Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien that moves Heaven and Earth to get there as fast as she can for him. Then she gets there, fulfills her duty... and then keeps going, both of them awkwardly standing there for nearly a full minute after she starts.
Kathy: Finally when I think I was pulling up my pants, I suddenly got very embarrassed. But it made him feel good. At least I was able to perform in the call of duty.
- Like Marquesas and Fiji, Thailand is also underrated in terms of comedy value. Brian, Clay and Helen had their own share of hilarious soundbites, Robb and Jan were both nutcases, and Jake told awful, ludicrous stories years before Coach hit the Survivor scene.
- Seriously, the Attack Zone challenge just can't be put into words. It has to be seen to be believed.
- Shortly after the tribes move onto the same beach, Jake complains about Helen's constant dispensing of recipes, while we see her doing just that. Followed by a flawless edit to her standing in the same spot at night talking about more recipes, giving the impression that she'd been at it for all those hours in between.
- Brian winning a reward challenge where he got to see a home video of his family. The catch: his wife, CC Heidik, (unbeknownst to the show) was a porn star, and she made a point out of going around their mansion and showing off all of his riches, totally destroying the image he tried to set up around camp as the down-on-his-luck humble car salesman. The Stinger is when she announces that if he wins, that they're going to Fiji. The Oh, Crap look on Brian's face is priceless.
- That's not even mentioning Clay visibly lusting after Brian's wife.
- In Episode 12, Big Ted The Teetotaler decides to temporarily stop abstaining from alcohol after he wins an awesome reward trip, so he takes a celebratory drink with Helen. Later that night, he becomes the definition of Can't Hold His Liquor.
- This season also had the only time Probst has ever been unable to read a vote. In episode four, Clay cast a vote for Ghandia that read "Bye Bye Denver Diva".
- When the rest of Sook Jai is distracted via goofing around near the shoreline on Day 13, Robb(who is slightly farther back in the ocean) is screaming and then collapses, submerging into the water. He got bit on the foot by a stingray, but due to Robb's loud nature, no one noticed until they noticed on land that he was bleeding.
- Jake's Noodle Incident stories during Episode 9. We don't get to hear exactly what they are about, but we are led to believe that they are completely absurd.
- How soon we forget Magilla The Monkey stealing everyone's food while they're away from camp.
- Clay's ass fetish was pretty funny, even going so far to pat the elephant's ass that he was riding while he was on reward with Brian.
- The entire time the teams are in the village. Really, entire village scene was a hoot. Lets highlight some of the funny moment :
- Osten Taylor. He's a buff and otherwise intelligent guy who is afraid of a pelican(nicknamed Pelican Pete by Ryan Opray), constantly threatens to quit in over the top fashion, and sold all his clothes for supplies in a village during the first day, and subsequently became sick because of it.
- Speaking of which, before they set of, after Jeff announces the new rules that they are going in this game with their clothes on their back, Jeff ask everyone for their personal items inside a bag. What Osten puts inside? After adding some of his stuffs...two bottles of booze and MP3 player.
Jeff: (After noticing his bottles when some of the contestants laughing) You're really hoping, weren't you?
Jeff: (After calling his name out while seeing his large amount of stuff in his personal bag) Look at that loot! That is pirate life. You got booze and music!
- During the first challenge of Pearl Islands, the Morgan tribe inexplicably decide that taking off their clothes will help them out. As they're behind the other tribe at the time, we immediately get a shot of everyone's blurred-out rear ends labeled "Morgan behind." And the previous captions had stated "Morgan trailing" so there's no way it wasn't deliberate.
- There was also a rather funny moment where everyone threw the challenge to let Fairplay win, thinking he really did lose his grandma. After the challenge ends you can see everyone sitting in clapping and looking sympathetic... meanwhile there's Sandra in the corner with a look on her face saying "I'm surrounded by idiots - he's so full of shit".
- Everything relating to the infamous Grandma lie qualifies, honestly. Lillian's chiding Sandra for trying to take Fairplay out of the challenge ("His grandmother just died, Sandra."), the fact that he swore on his grandmother's grave the rest of the season, the infamous revealing itself ("My grandmother's at home watching Jerry Springer right now")... YMMV on whether it was hilarious or just low, but the fact that he made up this entire charade just because he got a kick out of it at least warrants some respect.
- Of course, what tops it all is the story Jeff told at the reunion - immediately after the challenge, production called Fairplay's family at home to see whether they could do anything to help them after the loss of Granny Dalton... and Grandma herself, who had no idea that young Jon was even pulling this scheme, answered the phone. Could there be a more awkward phone conversation?
- When Shawn and Jonny Fairplay are both voting for each other to leave, Shawn gives a long drawn out speech about why he's voting for Jon, while Jon merely exclaims while voting for Shawn "Fuck you".
- The Bogus Tribal Council in All Stars.
- Three of Rob Mariano's alliance-mates agree that they would be better off without him and start a meeting of their own mini-alliance... in which they all just stand around waiting for someone to come up with an idea, since Rob had been doing the thinking for them all until then.
- Richard Hatch's return, if only because it distinguished how Survivor fans saw him (the Affably Evil genius that made Survivor as we know it) and how Survivor veterans saw him (a fat naked homosexual). Lex in particular took all sorts of shots at Richard.
- During the family visit challenge, Rob has to... eat farafu.
- The Entire Touchy Subjects Reward challenge. One of the question goes "Who uses sex appeal as a weapon?" as when everyone reveal :
Jeff: Everyone says Amber, including Amber. (Everyone cracks up while looking at Amber who also cracks ups) So you fully own up to using sex appeal.
Amber: I'm fully own up to it.
- The DVD Commentary for the finale. Highlights include Rob and Jenna getting into a heated debate over whether or not Jenna would have beaten Rob in the Final Two (to the point that Amber cuts in and tells them to change the subject), and all four of the commentators snarking at the various jury speeches:
Lex: [kicking off his speech] "It's just a game..."
Commentary!Rob: "He could've just said that, stopped there, and saved us all a lot of time."
Kathy: "I get it, I get it..."
Commentary!Rob: "I don't think she gets it."
- During Vanuatu, Twila got into an argument with Eliza after she saw Eliza talking with Chris and (correctly) believed that she was plotting against her. In the middle of the argument, Twila asked Chris what his role in the discussion was, and he responded with an over the top "Whaaaaaat? I'm just layin' here, y'know, in the hammock!"
- Later on in the final two, Chris and Twila are hanging out in the same hammock... and it snaps.
- Sarge's rage on the morning after Rory's elimination.
- Remember the jet ski in Amazon? This time, Probst gets to skydive and ride a motorcycle.
- James Miller had a brilliant habit of making confident predictions in Palau, and then being wrong about almost every single one.
- Katie Gallagher, Palau's Venom Mistress, had a few crazy good barbs against her fellow tribesmembers.
Katie: We can't have a female alliance because Caryn sucks.
- The feud between Jamie and Bobby Jon.
- Judd Sergeant, scumbags.
Panama - Exile Island
- The challenge where everyone decided to chow down instead of doing the challenge. Except for Aras, Sally, and Terry.
- The challenge doesn't even last that long.
- Shane deciding to quit smoking five minutes before the show starts, then going slowly insane for an entire season. Highlights include him randomly yelling at his tribe to not sit on a stump because it's his "thinking seat", telling Courtney that if she betrays him, he'll drive to her "shitty apartment" and kill her (and of course, she's only upset about the assertion her apartment is shitty), and him claiming a block of wood is his Black Berry and trying to send texts on it.
- During the loved ones visit, Shane gets a visit from his son Boston. Cue him dropping to his knees and bawling his eyes out. While it is genuinely heartwarming to see how much Shane loves his son, the sheer nature of Shane also makes it inadvertently hilarious.
- The Casaya tribe. Yup, the entire tribe. Every time they appeared on screen, you knew something hilariously awkward was going to happen (this was turned Up to Eleven during the merge when straight-laced Terry Deitz from the La Mina tribe became their primary source of antagonism).
- Bob Dawg and Bruce drinking the entire tribe's last bottle of wine won from the reward challenge, and then sleeping in the outhouse.
- Pretty much anything that happened in the "Casa Del Charmin" was hilarious.
- The reward challenge at final four, where the previously dominant Terry suddenly finds Aras giving him a real run for his money. Terry complains to Probst that he thinks Aras is cheating, but Jeff confirms that Aras is operating within the rules of the challenge. Overhearing all of this, a delighted Aras half-yells, half-sings "Somebody call a waahmbulance! Terry's crying on the co-ourse!" Completely childish, but very funny, and Terry totally had it coming.
- The Final Four Tiebreaker in Cook Islands. It lasted ninety minutes, by far the longest tiebreaker challenge in the show's history.
- In Cook Islands, Yul gives a physics lesson during an immunity challenge.
- "I love you."
- Cao Boi, Flica, and Ozzy decided to explore an island neighboring their tribe campsite. Unbeknownst to them, this was Rarotonga's island. The Rarotonga tribe are not too happy about their unexpected visit.
- The Slip-and-Slide challenge and Sylvia trying to swim down the Slip-and-Slide.
- Boo was practically a walking accident in Fiji. On the same day, he managed to get something in his eye which was then washed out by his tribemates. Then, he was chopping wood...and cut his hand and knee when the axe slipped. His tribemates then wrap his hand and feet out, and before he could hurt himself any further, he just laid in the hammock. And then the hammock fell while he was in it. (Video in case you wanted to see...)
- Michelle in the calling challenge. When Michelle appeared on a talk show after the episode where she was eliminated aired, the host informed her that a video posted of her falling had amassed over 50,000 views. Note that this was early 2007, when YouTube was still in its infancy.
- Then, during the Rites of Passage/Torchwalk, this happened again with serious music playing, including several other funny moments like Lisi faceplanting in the middle of a challenge.
- Fiji used the "What do you think of your fellow players?" Challenge. When Jeff Probst asked who the smelliest castaway was, most of the players wrote down Dreamz... and Dreamz even wrote his own name down.
- The downfall of the Four Horsemen alliance. Whatever you think of Dreamz. he made that episode.
- Boo decided to create a back path to the water source, so he could spy on anyone talking there and hear if anyone was planning to vote him off. While he was making this path, everyone else was at camp, talking about voting him off.
- "First person voted out of Survivor China: Chicken." "DAYUM!"
- James Clement, full stop. Especially with that "hunk of wood" incident (see below)
- The majority of the "I'm Not As Dumb As I Look" Episode that involves the 'hunk of wood and Jaime. What happen was James was 'kidnapped back' into Fei Long and was given instructions by Todd to retrieve the other idol in the Zhan Hu knowing that both camps has one idol each. So upon returning back to Zhan Hu camp, James secretly takes out the idol and a blank piece of wood (by accident). The next day, while James was out, some of the Zhan Hu members notice the boards on the gate are missing. Upon further inspection, Erik notice the blank piece of wood and gives it to Jaime, wrongly assuming it is an immunity idol (even wrongly convince it is after checking James' bag to find two boards). Cue to James saying this the next day :
: The first board where the Immunity Idol could’ve been was a blank board. Well, apparently it’s missing since I didn’t see it. I know an animal didn’t come up and take it away, so one of them picked it up and thinks it’s the Idol. I figure Jaime would’ve been looking for it, but there’s no way
that dumbass taken the wrong one because it would have to say "Immunity" or something on it! The thought of this woman having a blank one... I would not be able to take it. I would pass out in pure joy. My... (begins laughing) Please let that happen. Please! That would be the best thing ever. (continues laughing and babbling)
That would be the best thing, she’d pull out a fake thing and be like: (makes a confused face) And I’d be, “What you mean!? It don’t have the writing on that!” It would have to have something! What about one of theeeeeese (gives a bro fist)!
- Sure enough, Jaime plays the 'hunk of wood' during Tribal Council, after talking about how she "Isn't as dumb as she looks". Unfortunately, once Jeff says this isn't the idol, he throws it into the fire while Jean gives a huge relief since he was worried he's going home while some cracks up and no one could look that dumb Jaime but laugh at her attempt.
- The merged tribe has just decided to name themselves after their black buffs, leading to racist jokes, of all things.
Jean-Robert: We can't do black because then, as soon as James is gone, we'll have to change the name.
(Jean-Robert and James erupt into laughter)
James: So I'm gonna stay here. I'll be alright.
Frosti: Whatever, I was on the yellow team.
- Courtney Yates, one of the funniest and snarkiest people to ever play the game. Often said quite rude things, but in a funnier way than anyone else could have done it.
Micronesia - Fans Vs. Favorites
- Eliza's reactions while watching Ozzy get blindsided in Fans vs Favorites. Also, pretty much everyone's reactions when Erik gave away his immunity to Natalie. (see below)
- Every moment that Erik does during the entire season since he was a fan for 14 years and acted like a total fanboy.
- The entire "It's A Fucking Stick" scene. It's too funny for words.
- The clusterfuck during Final Tribal Council when Natalie asks Parvati how her being a giant flirt translates to her performance in the bedroom. The Jury were both stunned and trying not to laugh, and Jeff just looked confused as hell.
- The tribal council in Gabon, where Randy played a fake hidden immunity idol and got voted out. But before that, Crystal had walked up to the Confession Cam, says, "YOU HAVE MADE MY LIFE HELL FROM DAY ONE!! FORGET YOU, GO HOME, GOODBYE!!!" while voting for Randy... and she says so loud that everyone at tribal council hears her, including Randy! Cue to some of them cracking up even before the 'fake idol reveal'. (see it all here)
- And when Randy went to cast his jury vote at the final tribal council?
- Randy and Matty having a very extended fight in the F9 Reward Challenge about the best way to slingshot their golf ball into the target... less than a foot from the goal.
- Crystal Cox in general. She says that she's an Olympic gold medalist and lies that she's a preschool teacher and a full time mother, trying to sway others that she's not physically fit. Unfortunately, the challenges were so tough that some didn't see her as as medalist and believe her false background. She fails every single challenges even lost the balancing challenge in less than 2 seconds. Eventually she reveals during the reunion that she is and mention her friend calls up saying she sucks due to the multiple Epic Fail challenges.
- Coach. Full stop. One the one hand he has the over-exposure of a Creator's Pet, but on the other hand the editors always seemed to go out of their way to make him seem like an idiot. The episode where he's sent to Exile Island just might be the funniest episode in Survivor history.
- Even Sandy, despite being an early out, definitely delivered. We got such gems such as "ah'm pissed", "I wonder what a pace is?" and "these are fartin' beans". She drove her whole tribe crazy, but was amazing.
- "Who is this jackass?"
- Tyson Apostol, and most things he did. Basically the male counterpart of Courtney Yates.
Heroes vs. Villains
- Sandra burning Russell's hat at the end of Heroes and Villains and then helping him look for it afterwards to dispel suspicion. "So, where did you last see it?" Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome and a Karmic Ass-Kicking, considering that Russell gloated about destroying his tribe-members' belongings back in Samoa. Even Russell was self-aware enough to realize that he would have been a total hypocrite to whine about it, and actually gave her credit for it.
- Before the first challenge, Jeff ask the Villains if they feel they're in the wrong tribe. Cue to Sandra raising up her hand first. This follows by Courtney, Coach, Parvati and Russell.
- Danielle and Amanda get in a catfight over an immunity idol clue. What makes the scene funny is that Colby just watches it eating popcorn.
- At the Villains camp, Rob and Sandra are discussing how to make shelter. The conversation goes like this: "Well, we could make a nice roof with those fronds on the top of that tree. However, it looks pretty windy and dangerous up there. You'd have to be psychotically over-confident to try to cli-... Hey, wait... Let's ask Coach to do it."
- Later, Rob ask Coach to get the palm leaves for their shelter. So as Coach gets up to the tree, Rob makes a bet to Sandra that Coach would pass while Sandra says Coach doesn't. Sure enough Coach gives up knowing it's not worth it as he backs down to the tree while hilarity ensures when Rob telling Coach to get back up while Sandra happily says he owes him a dollar.
- After Coach inevitably fails:
Rob: From the hero to the zero? More like from the villain to the never was!
- During the Episode 2 Immunity/Reward Challenge, Randy suggests for his tribe to do the following with the heavy crates they were pushing:
Randy: Roll it over Rupert's toe.
- At the reunion: runner-up Parvati is seated between Russell and Sandra. Just look at Parvati's body language whenever they argue. For example:
- With a straight face, Russell says, "Let me tell you how good I am!" while showing J.T.'s letter. Without missing a beat, Parvati drops into a sulking stance.
- Speaking of J.T.'s letter, this move was consider one of the dumbest move in Survivor history, beating Erik's move in Micronesia. After Rob and Coach were voted out, the Heroes made a wrong assumption that Parvati has created an all female alliance again while Russell was on the outcast (which in truth Russell is the actual ringleader). Convince, J.T decides to give him an idol and an a letter to Russell after their win on the immunity challenge (not knowing Russell's villainous background since he recently appeared last season) to save him from being eliminated. The funny part is after the challenge, Rupert comments that Russell is beaming with excitement and having trouble containing himself. He's right....WITH PARVATI ALONGSIDE. Cue to the Villains Camp where Russell shows her the letter while Parvati read out loud on J.T.'s letter while giggling to themselves. After finishing it, Parvati cracks up laughing in disbelieve that J.T. wrote that and that he won in his season. Russell then show J.T.'s idol to Danielle and Jerri and they too laugh in disbelieve while he comments that the Heroes tribe assume the female alliances way too much.
Parvati: Why would you hand a Villain your heart? J.T. gave Russell his heart today, and Russell is just going to stab it a million times over, and hand it to me. And I’m going to eat it. *laughs*.
- Sandra was constantly fantastic, from her challenge performances to her quips against Russell.
- The final immunity challenge was simultaneously hilarious and a Crowning Moment of Awesome. Especially priceless is when Jerri, Russell, and Parvati make it to the end within inches of each other, and Sandra is still way behind in the maze.
Parvati: That was fun.
Sandra: *wandering out of the maze* No it wasn't. It suuuucked.
- At one point, Russell suggests to Rob that they should vote off some dead wood. Rob asks if he has anyone in mind, and Russell says 'Those two right here', and gestures to Courtney and Sandra… who were sitting right in front of them.
- Fabio tended to be stupidly funny at times:
- When Kelly B reveals her prosthetic leg, he says "Can you control it?" and proceeds to get a couple funny looks from people non-verbally asking "Did you seriously just say that?"
- During a confessional, a crab walks by and pinches his toe and he calmly says "Ow".
- Fabio doesn't get out of the water in one challenge and Probst asks what he's doing. Fabio just calmly says "I'm peeing."
- Dan was great for a few one liners and moments as well.
Holly: Looks like rain.
: Looks like the end of the world.
First time flying above the Nicaraguan jungle riding a zipline... it was okay. There aren't many ziplines in Brooklyn. If there are, you're a burglar.
Jill: Well the rain will have to stop sometime.
Dan: That's what Noah said.
- When Yve and Dan are arguing over whether or not Yve is arrogant in Tribal Council.
Yve: Well at least I don't brag about my Ferrari and my three houses and my vacation home!
Dan: I do!
- In the F13 reward, the tribes had to launch a small ball into a gigantic net with one lone defender in front of it while diving into the water. Dan runs forward... stops... throws it so softly that Fabio actually catches it... and then plops into the water. Cue an incredulous "really?" from Fabio.
- One reward challenge split the teams up... with Dan not even competing and just sitting at a giant throne, and kicking his legs like a little child.
- Right before one challenge, you can spot everyone boxing up the fire with wooden crates so it doesn't get wet. When they come back from the challenge, predictably, the camp had burned down. And no one seems to have any idea how it happened.
- Fabio and Na Onka's feud throughout the show. Especially funny is how almost every argument between the two ends with Fabio speechless, grabbing the side of his head and staring up at the sky hopelessly.
- Jeff instigates a moment between Na Onka and Fabio when La Flor gets to listen in on Espada's Tribal Council. When Na Onka complains about being starving, Jeff asks Fabio how the food is.
Na Onka: You would ask him.
- The first La Flor Tribal Council. The amount of infighting and implosions within such a short time, especially on behalf of Shannon, is awe-inspiring. Especially when Emmy-winning host Jeff Probst was forced to ask in perfect deadpan, "New York is full of gay people?"
- Jeff Probst, of all people, randomly impersonating his own mother in the Final 6 Tribal Council.
Jeff Probst: Let me ask you the question my mom would want asked, which is "why don't they have, uh, their own alliance? Try and do something or force a vote? It's crazy!"
- Seeing people in the Gulliver's Travels painfully fake enjoying the movie.
- Na Onka directly quoting Sandra Diaz-Twine.
Na'Onka: Why you raisin' your voice at me? I CAN GET LOUD TOO!
- In South Pacific, the first Redemption Island Duel starts. Semhar begins by going on a rhyme... and Probst just stands there and looks at her like she's crazy.
- In episode two, this exchange:
Brandon: (Referring to her game play) Parvati has screwed many a man.
- After getting news that Stacey insisted on calling him "Benjamin" at the Redemption Island Duel, he goes on a rant about it, insisting that he makes even his parents call him Coach.
- Recap shows rarely have funny moments... but when Cochran mimics Keith, they even cut to footage of Keith and dubbed Cochran's voice over his own.
- The Gilligan Cut at the beginning of a post-merge episode:
Ozzy: (to Cochran, referring to the duel) Everyone has a chance!
Ozzy: (confessional) [Cochran] doesn't have a chance.
- Albert lays around the camp while Edna does laundry. Edna turns around for one minute and Albert had managed to knock down the laundry and put out the fire.
- When everyone else on Upolu pretends to enjoy Jack and Jill, there are multiple shots of Sophie either not looking the slightest bit entertained or just flat out disgusted by the movie.
- Coach trying to hug people he voted out and getting rejected every time.
- Ozzy's Failed Attempt at Drama before his first duel. No one on Upolu fell for it.
- In the first challenge, Colton jumps down and practically planks...causing the editing team to make a funny noise.
- During a confessional, a bug flies into Kat and interrupts her thoughts.
- Although the Cloud Cuckoolander has been done to death on Survivor in recent years, Greg "Tarzan" Smith is still comic gold. A 64 year old plastic surgeon with a strong case of Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and little self-awareness, he brought a lot of life to a season that was often quite nasty.
- Of special note is the Monica tribal council, where he quotes that he has "dropped my assertiveness to a different lodestar." Jeff is visibly stunned.
Jeff: So that means... Hold on, I kind of like this, it's like a game.
- Contrast that sharply with Leif trying to describe him:
Leif: He definitely is a very complex... very... wisdom kind of guy. He also helps, uhm, better... explanate...
Jeff: See, explanate. Not even a word!
Tarzan: What he said is a neologism.
- During a memory reward challenge, Troyzan and Kat must memorize six items that were placed on a shelf. Troyzan immediately shuts it without letting Kat get a good luck at it and just places random items up. This goes on seven times, during which there is a lot of Jump Cut-ing.
- Kat's blindside. During her final Tribal Council, Kat said she loved watching blindside, especially the person's shocked face when the votes were revealed. Seeing her face when she was blindsided was pretty satisfying and funny.
- During a challenge of Water Basketball, there's a solid minute where Leif repeatedly tries to tackle Michael, and Michael continuously whiffs the shots, neither one getting anywhere. Leif trying desperately to run after Michael while Michael misses every shot is a sight to see.
Caramoan - Fans Vs. Favorites
- It may be soul-crushing for Francesca, but no one can deny the humor in seeing her voted out first for a second time. Bonus points in that it was once again caused directly by her arch-nemesis Phillip.
- Phillip directly addressing the camera when introducing his alliance, "Stealth R' Us, Inc", complete with spy music in the background. His alliance's reactions, especially Malcolm's, make the scene.
- Shamar shouting "That's what I'm talking about!" in celebration after the reward challenge in episode 4...only to find out shortly after that the other team had won.
- Malcolm getting an idol from Reynold at Tribal Council, now immortalized in Lego... and song.
- The Phillip Boot, full stop. Malcolm's masterful showmanship and sharp lines ("Phillip is a fun sponge."), the varying looks on people's faces, and the excitement of the Stealth R'Us alliance being forced to strategize aloud in Tribal Council, and Phillip being unable to find his torch upon being voted out are only highlights. Watch it for yourself.
- During one Tribal Council Andrea discovers her second vote for her and she blurts out "What?"
- Cochran gets picked by the editors as the narrator for the season, and does a great job altering between snark and faux-cockiness, especially following his challenge wins.
- Cochran telling Probst to stop talking about his mom during their team-up reward challenge.
- Reynold's jury speech, where he makes Dawn use three adjectives to describe him and yells "YES!"at the top of his lungs when she comes up with "chauvinistic".
- Cochran is asked if he'd be sitting beside people like Eddie and Reynold at the bar, or sitting away from them. Cochran says beside them, but then clarifies there'd be a woman on each side of him.
Blood vs. Water
- Pretty much any scene involving Brad Culpepper, most notably when he had trouble trying to explain how 5 has a majority in a tribe of 9.
- Tyson explaining his cupcake belt buckle he got from a gas station pre-game.
- Also, Tyson and Gervase stashing coconuts away from everyone else in Galang. They're almost found out when Laura B. is inspecting the coconuts and finding that they've been tapped into, but Monica unknowingly saves them by blaming the crabs for them. Gervase's confessional afterwards where he expresses his relief is hilarious as well.
- When Vytas becomes the Last Man Standing on Nu Galang, Tina takes to confessional to detail her admiration for the man, going so far as to say that she'd be honored if he took an interest in Katie... before going on to detail how horrible of a flirt Katie is on National TV, even saying that Vytas would have to "hit her over the head with a club and drag her back to his cave" before saying that she was hoping for grandbabies. Needless to say, there was probably a "moooom, you're embarrassing me" at the Wesson home that evening.
- Laura Morett talking so much about wanting to come back into the game for her daughter, while meanwhile Ciera has stated in confessionals that she thinks her mother will hurt her game. Her displeased facial expressions during her mother winning Redemption Island seal the deal.
- Tyson on dealing with Monica:
Tyson: “You have to show her a little love, you have to show some respect… but she just likes to repeat the same idea over and over again, and I don’t want to be rude to her because I wanna keep her close, but at some point you wanna say… Monica, shut up. I’m just like, give me a rusty spoon so I can gouge my eyes out, and then I’ll jab the stick into my brain. It’s taking all of my patience. All of my patience.”
- Gervase having to, once again, face live grubs in an eating challenge as a Call Back to his infamous incident in Season 1. His reactions all the way through are so over the top and hilarious.
- Tyson goes to play his idol in the Final 7... but when he has (or pretends to have) trouble finding it, he begins to rummage through his bag for it, at one point even instructing Katie to start holding things as he pulls them out. After a full 30 seconds, he pours out all the stuff from his bag and then picks the idol out to play.
- Made even funnier by Hayden's exasperated "really, man?"
- When Tyson finds the idol a second time, he has no pockets to hide it in. He opts to stuff it down the front of his pants where, as he puts it, "no one will suspect a bulge."
- Surprisingly, Katie Collins has emerged to become possibly the funniest contestant of the season. Small moments of hers appear randomly through the season.
- When Aras asks Katie if she's okay voting for Ciera, she replies "It's a game... bitch."
- During the Final 6 Immunity Challenge, the contestants have to balance a ball on a long stick. Katie drops it onto her head. A few scenes of intense action commences... and then cut to Katie dropping it on her head again.
- Katie is on Redemption Island after being the second person to draw rocks in the history of the show and draw the fatal rock. Her reaction and final words confessional? "I rocked out."
- Tyson interrupting Hayden as he argues with Gervase in the incredibly intense Final 6 Tribal Council (where rocks would be drawn) to correct his Malaproper, ruffle feathers, to rustle feathers.
- In the same episode, Gervase shouting his voting confessional for Hay-Done, a la Crystal Cox.
- Think of how intense the storyline between the Baskauskas brothers is. Between Aras crying in his pre-game interview thinking about Vytas' drug addiction, Vytas confessing that envy made him hate his brother sometimes, the sumo challenge fight, their reunion at the merge, Vytas cussing out the tribe in his final tribal council for blindsiding his brother, and their tearful goodbye. With that in mind, could you imagine that the last time we see either of them this season is doing the robot in the background of Tyson getting his check at the reunion?
San Juan Del Sur
- Wes and Keith recount their Day Zero story- they actually broke the flint they were trying to use to start a fire.
- The scene where Wes tells John Rocker he knows who he is, for so many reasons:
- Wes is carrying a gigantic bundle of branches. John is not carrying any. This is not at all addressed.
- Wes is a huge fan of Rocker, whereas his father earlier labeled Rocker as an asshole in a confessional
- John tries to make up a last name on the spot, and comes up with "Wet(te)land", which is either another MLB relief pitcher or just the exact terrain they're walking in at that particular moment.
- Wes takes a painfully long time to get to the point in order to bust Rocker, in order to rub it in. In one point he asks if John's last name (R-O-C-K-E-R) has five letters. John actually has to think it over for a moment.
- John finally confesses when Wes starts talking about how awesome John is.
- With her back against the wall, Val comes up with one of the most ridiculous, outlandish lies you could think of. Several members of her tribe completely buy it. Even worse, it's the lie that sends her home.
- To explain it, Val starts night three after the Nadiya vote-out claiming that she has two idols, to defer others from voting for her. This is insane in and of itself, as there is only one idol a tribe and it's been three days. However, after an Exile Island deal with Val's husband, John Rocker tries to save her. He finds the idol, and then tells Val to play one of her two idols, despite already having the Coyopa idolnote , and lets the vote split 4-4 in the hopes that Val plays her idol, and doesn't do anything else. Obviously, she doesn't, which stuns Rocker, who votes for Val and gives a voting confessional venting angrily that Val didn't play her idol. At no point does it cross Rocker's mind that maybe Val didn't leave with two idols.
- When Josh and Reed fight in the sumo match, Drew accidentally roots for the person on the other tribe.
- After getting berated by her in Tribal Council for flipping, Baylor's voting confessional for Val is just an exasperated sigh.
- Drew as a whole. Anything that comes out of his mouth leaves you with a red face.
Drew: Basically, I'm a badass.
Jeremy: Basically, he's a moron.
- "Wesley's a good kid. I mean, he ain't been to jail yet."
- Jon yelling "Who's 'Big John' now?!" when he's winning a challenge. They then lose.
- Someone said that they thought Alec was a threat and might have had the idol... when the camera showed Alec with a look of utter obliviousness on his face.
- In Episode 10's Immunity Challenge, Reed and Natalie attempted to mimic Keith's spitting. Reed was successful, while Natalie's attempt ended up with her getting all of her spit on her shirt.
- Wes bragging about his chicken nuggets record. "I won the chicken nugget eatin' contest. 58 chicken nuggets in 5 minutes."
- A rat interrupts tribal council.
- The vacant, open-mouthed stare Alec has in almost every shot of him on the jury.