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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.13
38 million votes later and Ruppert is the latest to take 1 million dollars out of Mark Burnets HUGE wallet.

I thought the show tonight, "America's tribal council" was kind of a bust. Not very suspense filled. It was pretty much a gimme that Ruppert would win.

The thing that caught my attention however, is just how good of a host Jeff Probst is! He's pretty damn good and isn't shy when it comes to asking the questions. He put Jerri in her place.

The other thing that caught my attention was HOW HOT the women of survivor over the past seasons have been! MAN there were some hotties!

Johnny Fairplay was pretty funny. He also *plugged* TNA's TV deal on Fox Sports, so I guess its now 100% official.

All Stars is done. It should go down as the best season of Survivor they will ever have.


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by tsmstu
    Johnny Fairplay was pretty funny. He also *plugged* TNA's TV deal on Fox Sports, so I guess its now 100% official.


And Probsty had to DRAG that sucker out of him.

"So, what are you doing now, Johnny?"
"Uh...I'm applying for All Stars II?"
"No, I mean, what are you doing?"
"Sitting here?"
"Not that, isn't there some JOB you have?"
"Uh...oh...yeah...I'm a pro-wrestler!"

...

"Uh...well...would you like to plug that?"
"Oh, yeah, it's NWA on Fox Sports Net at 3."

Jeez, for such a big media whore, he doesn't know how to plug for shit.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I wasn't able to see it. Rupert won?!? WHOO! Represent, yo!



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    "Not that, isn't there some JOB you have?"
    "Uh...oh...yeah...I'm a pro-wrestler!"


In fairness to Fairplay, it's not like he's actually been doing any of the pro-wrestling lately. You could see how he could forget if he hasn't been on TV in a month.

(In fairness to TNA, it's not like Johnny's doing any of the pro-wrestling lately.)



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
What a load of crap.

I'm probably an idiot for reading so much into a glorified game show, but wasn't Burnett's intention for Survivor to reward those who actually DID SOMETHING to win the game (the whole "outwit, outplay, outlast" thing), rather than just give away a million in a popularity contest? It's like if MLB gave the Red Sox and Cubs World Series trophies of their own last season for being America's Sweethearts. If CBS wanted to cut Rupert a cheque, nobody was stopping them, but did they have to put it on TV?

Blah. Bring on the next Survivor series, and please, just give the WINNER the million bucks this time.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
Besides, Rupert is waaay down on the list of people who really deserved the million. Rob C. and Colby both actually played good games, Shii Ann got screwed in Thailand, Lex got robbed during that immunity challenge in Africa...Rupert just yells a lot about fishing spears. Frank him, and his doughy wife.



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It was better than I thought it would be, but I think it was just a one time thing. Probst was the man last night... not being afraid to ask the tough questions, and the "if you don't wanna be here, then leave" line was classic. The location for the Islands of Fire season looks incredible..I'm very excited for it.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    What a load of crap.

    I'm probably an idiot for reading so much into a glorified game show, but wasn't Burnett's intention for Survivor to reward those who actually DID SOMETHING to win the game (the whole "outwit, outplay, outlast" thing), rather than just give away a million in a popularity contest? It's like if MLB gave the Red Sox and Cubs World Series trophies of their own last season for being America's Sweethearts. If CBS wanted to cut Rupert a cheque, nobody was stopping them, but did they have to put it on TV?

    Blah. Bring on the next Survivor series, and please, just give the WINNER the million bucks this time.


Mark Burnett's intent for Survivor is to draw big ratings and make more money. The intent of this show was to stretch out the season one more episode for another sweeps period show. Yes, you are reading to much into a glorified game show.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
I have no problem with Rupert getting cash money, the man nearly went the distance in back to back Survivors, how is that not playing the game well?





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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.71
    Originally posted by krakken2000
    I have no problem with Rupert getting cash money, the man nearly went the distance in back to back Survivors, how is that not playing the game well?




Seventh in Pearl Islands is almost "going the distance"?

Tom was Final Four in Africa and Final Five in All Stars. If you're going to award someone for consistent success in the game, he would be it.







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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
    Originally posted by scabby
      Originally posted by krakken2000
      I have no problem with Rupert getting cash money, the man nearly went the distance in back to back Survivors, how is that not playing the game well?




    Seventh in Pearl Islands is almost "going the distance"?

    Tom was Final Four in Africa and Final Five in All Stars. If you're going to award someone for consistent success in the game, he would be it.




My error, I meant to say he almost went the distance after doing back to back survivors.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.83
CBS wanted the ratings during sweeps and they knew that the promise of an extra $1m voted on by the American public would bring those ratings. Especially since they knew that Rupert would run away with it. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Rupert somehow involved in future episodes.

And speaking of future episodes - Vanatu looks cool - I almost wish my mortgage would magically pay itself so I could go there and give it a shot.

(edited by dunkndollaz on 14.5.04 1344)


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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.13
speaking of the ratings...

how did the finale end up doing? The "bonus" show?


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.82
I've never had the urge to apply for this show.. but after a good week of PEER PRESSURE, I'm actually going to send in an application. Best reason I could come up with for WHY they need me on there: they've never had a guy named "Erick".

I'd probably be booted out before episode 4. Along the way I'd be a complete plug whore. Like "damn, it's hot out here..I could sure go for some Nice Refreshing Labatt's Blue!" or "wow, if only we had a GMC Canyon. With it's rugged off road capabilities and shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive, we could haul all of this stuff".

Oh yeah, and for the "visit from a loved one" segment...I'd have them bring my dog down.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
estragand, that would so totally rule.

And lay off Rupert, everyone! Maybe he didn't get the award for consistent success, but he was one of the only “good guys” in that entire bunch. He was also extremely entertaining. 85% of America voted for him, meaning the other 17 candidates averaged less than 1%.

Besides, he's from Indianapolis. So back off, man. LOL...



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
    Originally posted by Excalibur05
      Originally posted by tsmstu
      Johnny Fairplay was pretty funny. He also *plugged* TNA's TV deal on Fox Sports, so I guess its now 100% official.


    And Probsty had to DRAG that sucker out of him.

    "So, what are you doing now, Johnny?"
    "Uh...I'm applying for All Stars II?"
    "No, I mean, what are you doing?"
    "Sitting here?"
    "Not that, isn't there some JOB you have?"
    "Uh...oh...yeah...I'm a pro-wrestler!"

    ...

    "Uh...well...would you like to plug that?"
    "Oh, yeah, it's NWA on Fox Sports Net at 3."

    Jeez, for such a big media whore, he doesn't know how to plug for shit.


Too bad Johnny Fairplay wasn't on the All Star edition. I thought they should've had 3 teams of 8 instead of 6. They could've put Fairplay on the show and Mike from Australian Outback who burned his hands in the fire.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58

    Too bad Johnny Fairplay wasn't on the All Star edition. I thought they should've had 3 teams of 8 instead of 6. They could've put Fairplay on the show and Mike from Australian Outback who burned his hands in the fire.


Apparently they asked Mike back, but he didn't want to compete. I think it was because he's busy being a minister now or something.

Other notable "asked but didn't attends" include...

* Paschel, from Season 4, who didn't come back because he didn't think he could physically do it again --- remember, he collapsed in his original appearance. Burnett wanted to invite him back because Paschal was only eliminated due to the infamous 'purple rock.'

* Colleen from Season 1, who's soured on the show.

* Elisabeth from Season 2, who is now on the View or something. Ironically, Amber only got into the cast because these two pulled out and thus CBS wanted to fill the hottie quotient.

* Vecepia, the winner of Season 4, who would've gone but she's pregnant

Apparently the season they didn't ask back Fairplay is even though he's a great 'character,' everyone involved with Survivor genuinely dislikes him.

(edited by Big Bad on 15.5.04 1351)


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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
    Originally posted by Big Bad

      Too bad Johnny Fairplay wasn't on the All Star edition. I thought they should've had 3 teams of 8 instead of 6. They could've put Fairplay on the show and Mike from Australian Outback who burned his hands in the fire.


    Apparently they asked Mike back, but he didn't want to compete. I think it was because he's busy being a minister now or something.

    Other notable "asked but didn't attends" include...

    * Paschel, from Season 4, who didn't come back because he didn't think he could physically do it again --- remember, he collapsed in his original appearance. Burnett wanted to invite him back because Paschal was only eliminated due to the infamous 'purple rock.'

    * Colleen from Season 1, who's soured on the show.

    * Elisabeth from Season 2, who is now on the View or something. Ironically, Amber only got into the cast because these two pulled out and thus CBS wanted to fill the hottie quotient.

    * Vecepia, the winner of Season 4, who would've gone but she's pregnant

    Apparently the season they didn't ask back Fairplay is even though he's a great 'character,' everyone involved with Survivor genuinely dislikes him.

    (edited by Big Bad on 15.5.04 1351)


I knew Elisabeth turned it down but I didn't know about the others. Thanks for the info.

What about the guy who won Survivor 5? (Brian?)



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.51
According to some Survivor websites, Brian has also soured on the show after getting his big cheque.



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