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Since: 3.5.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
So says host Jeff Probst on CBS' Early Show (

I've never felt the need to watch the show before, but I think it might be time to count me in.

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DJ FrostyFreeze

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65

My boss is a big fan of this show and now he's really excited for it. I see nothing but bad things coming from this.

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Big Bad

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
Remember last season's much ballyhooed "they'll start with four tribes" twist? That was eliminated by the second episode, so I doubt that this gimmick will last much longer.

Frankly, I'm just glad that there will actually be some diversity on Survivor this season instead of the usual 14 white folks and two minorities.

Scene: Mark DeRosa's brain. The year is 2005.
Part of Mark DeRosa's brain: Come on, another position change? One day it's second base, the next day right field, now it's third? Why, I oughta go into Buck's office and throw his talking fish on the floor!
Other part of Mark DeRosa's brain: Hold on, other part of the brain. We're making $500,000 this year. Last year we made $725,000. All for playing a damn kids' game. This is, as they say in Brainland, a no-"us"-er. We're not going to complain.
Part of Mark DeRosa's brain: You're right, dude. Let's go back to looking at this crazy porn Teixeira gave us!

The Thrill

Since: 16.4.02
From: Green Bay, WI

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
God bless the men of 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard...good luck, and come home soon.

In the immortal words of Adam Sandler: "Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?"

Just what this country needs...more racially-based division. Cheer for either side and you're a racist. Wonderful.

God, I loathe "reality TV"...except for "Hogan Knows Best."

Wrestling's time for NWA Wisconsin Happy Hour!
Now showing on WI Time Warner Digital Cable On-Demand Channel 998!

David Adams

Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.59
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The Goon

Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
I would have really been impressed if they threw together a tribe of Muslims.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.22
I'm fix the thread icon later.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.52
    Originally posted by The Goon
    I would have really been impressed if they threw together a tribe of Muslims.

Tribe of Muslims? What? Don't be silly, Goon. Everybody knows it's a law that Muslims can't be showcased on television unless they are shown blowing something up or flipping out.

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It's just a message board, people. Chill out. Now, go show your internet diapproval of me! YEA!

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.73
    Originally posted by CRZ
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Could be worse. I once knew a Phouc Boi.



Since: 12.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
Boy, I do not like this idea at all. I agree the show needs more diversity, so why not have an equal number of people of those four races without the separating-by-race thing thrown in?

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Since: 4.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.04
    Originally posted by The Goon
    I would have really been impressed if they threw together a tribe of Muslims.

Which ofcourse is pretty impossible since Muslims aren't always a certain race.
Would be funny though. A group of arabian looking people and one really really white guy.

*sigh* Why bother?
Back to Back Survivor

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
No matter how long they keep the tribes separate, this scheme of Burnett's has accomplished what it set out to do - people are talking about Survivor again. I haven't gone back to check but I would be willing to bet that you can go back to last year and you can probably count the # of Survivor threads on this board on one hand and have a few fingers left over. It's a show people watch but it hasn't been a "water cooler" show since Rob & Amber swept through the All Star version.

Personally, other than finally getting some diversity into the cast, I think the idea stinks. I hope it flops and they change it up after the first elimination.

Hey Crab Man !
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.60
They've done the "youngsters vs. oldsters" gimmick and the "guys vs. girls" gimmick, so it's not really surprising. They sorta' unofficially did the "straight vs. gay" competition a few seasons back (Fire Islands, where Chris the Redneck won).

Give it a few more seasons and they'll be trotting out "firefighters vs. dentists". So it's well on the road to becoming MXC!!

Glancing at the cast list, I'd say Billy looks like a fan favorite (at least around here). A chubby, heavy metal guitarist from NY who likes wrestling.

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Since: 19.8.05
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.36
This idea is so bad it almost makes me want to watch. Almost.

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Shot in the dark

Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.61
Nobody complained when it was men versus women.

Nobody complained when it was old men versus young men versus old women versus young women.

Where was the righteous indignation then?

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