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The contestants are pitted against each other in a caveman movie challenge as Courtney settles in. Heather tries to steal Courtney's hair.

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  • A Rare Sentence: Harold confesses that he never thought he'd end up saying it, but "[he's] scared of beavers!!!"
  • Bad with the Bone: For the second challenge, the Killer Grips and the Screaming Gaffers have to duke it out against each other with bones as their given weapons. Because the Grips won the first challenge, they gets bones several times the size of those that the Gaffers get.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Heather ends up hanging from Beth's bone club above the tar pit. Beth orders her to let go, which Heather automatically responds to by ordering Beth to let go. Beth doesn't have to think twice about complying.
  • Blow That Horn: In the prehistoric spirit, Chris uses a huge horn to get the contestants' attention and signal the start of second challenge. However, the horn is so powerful that it knocks Lindsay off her pillar, thereby providing a freebie win for the Screaming Gaffers.
  • The Cameo: Mr Coconut is seen as an opened coconut that Chris drinks from at the end of the episode.
  • Cassandra Truth: Duncan tells Harold he dropped his soap; however, with Harold believing it to be setup for a prank, he ignores Duncan's warning.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Duncan's cheating in the fire making challenge results in his team losing.
  • Continuity Nod:
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    • Heather mentions that Lindsay is partially responsible for her not having hair.
    • The giant beavers previously made appearances as the "Woolly beavers" in the Island episode "Up the Creek".
    • The birds that act as Pterodactyls made an appearance in "Camp Castaways", also trying to get their egg back from the contestants.
  • Covered in Mud: The contestants have to fight above a tar pit and the loser is decided by who ends up falling into it. Lindsay, Heather, Justin, Harold, and Duncan all get covered in the gooey liquid, but Justin and Lindsay actually like it because its a decent skin care treatment.
  • Dumb Blonde: Heather says that she's "too smart" for Lindsay's blonde while discussing whose hair to take.
  • Epic Fail: Lindsay manages to lose her fight with Leshawna because the horn Chris used to signal the start of the fight blew her off balance.
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  • Everyone Has Standards: Chris wanted the contestants to go with the rules on this one, and punished the Gaffers for Duncan's cheating.
  • Evil Laugh: Heather gives off a rather silly one after she snipped off a piece of Courtney's hair.
  • Freudian Slip: Heather lets slip that she wants Courtney's hair while greeting her in the trailer.
  • Groin Attack: How Courtney wins the challenge.
  • Laughing Mad: When Heather celebrates getting Courtney's Hair.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Courtney assumes that Gwen and Duncan were dating, even though they actually weren't.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Justin willingly helps Lindsay out of the tar pit, with seemingly no ill intent afterwards.
    • When Harold is first chased by the beavers, Duncan does ask in a worried tone if they are animatronic, and not real monsters. They actually are the real thing, but Chris lies to him.
  • Sanity Slippage: Heather appears to have one when she snips Courtney's hair.
    Heather: I'm not crazy, just bald.
  • Self-Deprecation: When Lindsay discusses that there's no need for more than one know-it-all in the cast, she says that she was referring to herself.
  • Signature Scene: In-Universe. Justin thinks the shot of him on the pillar will become one of these.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Duncan and Courtney's interactions in this episode are this.
  • Slippery Soap: Harold slips on one at the start of the episode.
  • Stock Femur Bone: The bones the Killer Grips and the Screaming Gaffers need to fight with are your standard femur bones in different sizes.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: The giant beavers and pterodactyls are very much real (pterodactyls being huge geese), but the contestants simply think that they're imagery or animatronics, which Chris goes along with.
  • Tempting Fate: Several:
    • Courtney complains that nobody can make a fire out of the rocks they were given, only for Lindsay to immediately do just that.
    • Duncan tells Harold that the beavers can't swim through tar. Cue said beavers doing exactly that.
    • Duncan also assures Harold that the beavers are harmless since the pillars are plaster not wood, and that beavers can't climb. Seconds later, one beaver is biting at the pillar and the other is climbing it.
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