Thursday, April 16, 2009

Survivor Tocantins - "The Biggest Fraud in the Game"

jackie's tv blog, survivor

The show has started here on the East Coast. While my full show review will be posted at TV Squad later tonight, I'll update this post with the major events as they air.

Of course, the real fun is in the comments! Join on in!

Brendan, JT and Debbie won reward -- whitewater rafting and a picnic. They sent Stephen to Exile Island (alone).

Tyson won immunity again.

ARGH. They listened to Coach! Brendan was voted off. ARGH!

105 comments:

becky said...

Hey! Anyone else here?

becky said...

Blah, blah, blah, blah -- is that bartender here? If I have to listen to coach go on and on and on, I will need a stiff drink!

nomad said...

I am here...what'll you have?

Anonymous said...

Coach is so full of crap!

becky said...

Something strong! Numb my ears, please. I think if I had been there I would have had to have an emergency bathroom call.

Anonymous said...

Coach may be the one in need of an outhouse.

Sydney said...

Hello!

Sydney said...

Well, I read an article done by some reporter that said he'd extensively checked coaches many stories out and they are for real. He does conduct some kind of symphony or something and has done other of the things he talks abotu> But he has lost his job coaching, since he just told them he'd be gone a week -- not that he was doing Survivor -- and when he didn't come back week three, they fired him.

becky said...

He does have diarrhea of the mouth, doesn't he?

Sydney said...

Doesn't make him any less annoying in any case...

Anonymous said...

Oh, please let Brendan win immunity tonight.

Sydney said...

Nomad -- I'd like to go for sweet stuff instead of booze. How about ICE CREAM??? With bananas?

I have some fat free chocolate yogurt which tastes great and fat free cool whip, to go with it if anyone wants to make a lo cal split... lol

monty924 said...

Hello everyone. I would hate to have to scrape my teeth with a stick, ewwww! I couldn't stand going without brushing my teeth out there. No way!

becky said...

We were raised that if you had to toot your own horn, then it isn't worth blowing.

monty924 said...

CBS needs a running spit alert banner for everytime Coach opens his mouth.

Donna in AL said...

Hi guys! I have missed you! Bad "gravity wave" winds Sunday took out my phone and DSL! They just got me back hooked up this afternoon!

Missed last weeks show and I'm kinda lost this week!

Pass me a drink: Salty Dog..real salty!

Sydney said...

OH, I want to say Erin's was luck...
Coach does not get to go rafting.
I died laughing when coach said he'd done the tiles before.

Sydney said...

this is a good reward

Sydney said...

Yo DONNAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

She surfaces! How is work?

Sydney said...

SO excited to hear from you Ms. D--

monty924 said...

That's not really good for Brendon and JT to be away from all the schemers so long.

Donna in AL said...

Work is good, lots to do and learn! I'm loving it, maybe when I have time I can manage to get online and catch up!

Sydney said...

Send Coach to exile! He's so dramatic coach is. DOn't worry coach, you can get on a raft if you make it to the jury and have some time off.

monty924 said...

Unless Brendon can somehow get in JTs ear....

Sydney said...

Look, it's dark by the time the first spark worked. I'm amazed that no one has chopped their fingers off doing that with the machete.

Donna in AL said...

Who left last week? I haven't had a chance to read Jackie's yet.

Sydney said...

Hoe nice of them to digitize the rpicnicples crotch as she climbed out of the boat.

Why do they not show how sick people get after eating anymore? Remember in the first seasons how they used to run to the loo or be suffering because they had NOT gone to the loo for days after eating brownies and such?

monty924 said...

No one Donna. Well Joe left but was medivac'd.

Sydney said...

no one Donna - Joe had an infection on his knee that got so serious they had to medivac him off the island, out of the game permanently.

Brendan was the one they had plotted to vote out.

monty924 said...

Oh JT is sitting pretty as the in-between swing vote now. Nice!

Sydney said...

twins Monty

sizzie said...

Donna said: Missed last weeks show and I'm kinda lost this week!
**

Good to see you Donna ! I recorded last week's show and decided to finally watch it this afternoon so I could be ready for tonight. Imagine my surprise when I found out instead that I had one hour of weather warnings ! Glad it was last week and not tonight.

Laurie said...

Hey, everyone. I'm popping in from Berkeley tonight where I'm playing nurse for my daughter. She is resting after surgery today. Can't wait to read the comments and see what's happening tonight!

Dusty said...

I have a sinus migraine... would a drink help?

Sydney said...

OK, MAYBE THAT DRESS TAJ WROE IN WASN'T SUCH A BAD IDEA AFTER ALL.. sorry about all caps. She has worn that in a million ways, and it's been a big help in keeping the insects off her (they've been eating her alive)

Sydney said...

Hey Sizzie!

Hey LAURIE!!!

Dusty -- a drink of theraflu or petron?

monty924 said...

Yay, Coach could be a goner tonight.

monty924 said...

I LOVE this challenge. Twins, lol. Yes it seems so at times. :)

Sydney said...

yay JT

Anonymous said...

Coach, all talk, little action.

Sydney said...

Tyson is like a yoga master. Rubber boy

Anonymous said...

Come on, Brendan!

monty924 said...

Please, please, please let Brendan win.

Sydney said...

These challenges always amaze me. There is little sleep or regular food and this late in the game people can perform such physically taxing challenges.

OH SHUT UP COACH!

becky said...

I am so glad Coach didn't get the reward -- even with his "experience". Darn I had a long distance call and missed everything from the time they sent Steven to Exile.

Sydney said...

do we think coach's plan is going through? Any chance they will just get rid of coach instead?

monty924 said...

CRAP!!! Oh well, at least this will make for some exciting plotting tonight.

becky said...

Trying to find out what everyone had to say. Is anyone other than Brendon leaning toward evicting Coach.

monty924 said...

In the best world, Brendan would have won and he and JT would both be safe. This is getting good. For a season that started out so slow, it sure is heating up now. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I think Brendan is getting blindsided tonight. D**n!

becky said...

I hope he plays the immunity idol.

Sydney said...

I think coach had been dying his hair. Isn't it a little grey suddenly? lol

first time seeing Taj with glasses.

monty924 said...

Love the idol head dress, Tyson.

Sydney said...

He so doesn't even pick up that others are making faces. Is he CUE less? Not even clue less...

Sydney said...

I like Jeff in this sage like color... never seen tha ton him before.

becky said...

Please, please, please, let Coach go home.

Sydney said...

STOP STOP STOP with the head of the dragon quotes! STOP IT STOP!!!!!

monty924 said...

Use the idol just in case, Brendan. Please, please, please.....

Sydney said...

coach is always having his carlos casteneda momnents.

Sydney said...

oh no

Sydney said...

what? sierra? Whose were those?

becky said...

It will be Brendon. He has been had. Should have played the II.

Donna in AL said...

did he still have the idol?

monty924 said...

Another idol not played. that was just stupidity right there. He let them know he had it and didn't use it. DUMB!

Sydney said...

WOW. I am amazed! JT went with them... This was not because everyone wants to keep coach, but because JT and his sidekick thought they needed to get BRendan out while they had the chance otherwise he would win...

THat's what I'm telling myself.

The producers are crowing over keeping drama coach for another week of sound bytes. Oh he will be horrible -- gloating all the way back to camp. But he and Tyson are tight....

monty924 said...

I should have said arrogant stupidity. Argh! And Coach lives to fight another day. WOW!!!

Sydney said...

omg monty -- that was so dumb of him> NEVER feel that confident. So many seasons lately have been all blindsides all the time!

sizzie said...

Well, that wasn't fun.

becky said...

I hope Steven, Taj and JT go down, down, down. Brendon was the only one who could have gotten Coach out. Sierra is the only one worth staying IMHO. I hope Coach talks them to death or at least until they volunteer to go home to get away from him.

Sydney said...

Wow, that was a weird vote when they showed who voted for whom. All over the place.

I guess that a few people were voting for sierra so she'd be out if Brendan used the idol?

becky said...

As much as I dislike Tyson, I would rather see him win that JT, Taj or Steven.

monty924 said...

Well, that was a fantastic episode regardless of who you're rooting for. Steven on excile with his challenge to start his fire "baby", the scheming and suspense, and the shock and WOW of finding someone on the cast who is more arrogant than Coach.

Who would have thunk it? Westies will have fun with this one. Off to chores now. Ugh!

monty924 said...

Sorry, I forgot to comment on Coach's Amazon story earlier. Did anyone else get a creepy Deliverance kind of vibe out of that?

sizzie said...

monty said: Well, that was a fantastic episode regardless of who you're rooting for. Steven on excile with his challenge to start his fire "baby",
***

That part was good. It also makes me wonder if somehow that will play a part later in the series. Have we seen if Coach can make fire?

Laurie said...

Someone more arrogant than Coach? Really?

sizzie said...

I am sure someone must have mentioned it already, but Coach looks just like someone I have seen. Is it a Pharoah?

Anonymous said...

I hope Coach doesn't win this season. God only knows to what heights his ego would soar.

sizzie said...

Sydney said: The producers are crowing over keeping drama coach for another week of sound bytes

***
Drama Coach...thats funny, Sydney

my wv is disadint : )

joy n said...

Ponderosa starts tomorrow!

Laurie said...

Sizzle, we have only seen that Coach can talk and direct an air orchestra.

Petals said...

Hey guys. I've missed blogging for quite a few episodes; "real life" is taking over - aargh!

Any news on the next BB?

Jennasmom said...

Well, I'm out of the pool. ARGH! JT, Steven & Taj are so stupid! They should have split up the Tyson/Coach alliance while they had the chance. They deserve whatever they get! Tyson is going to dominate the physcial challenges, too.

I don't know if I can listen to Coach many more weeks. That guy is so full of himself! What a jerk!

I think I'll cheer Sierra on now.

TerryinCA said...

I just watched my DVR of Survivor and I can only say...BOO!!!! Coach is such a jerk...they listen to him, they deserve it!

meb said...

Did you notice what they didn't show us in the episode, and that was 3 voting for Sierra (like they planned the week before) in case Brendan played the idol. She would have gone home instead of Brendan... so JT and Stephen really did side with Coach... how stupid are they. I could never stand the stories he tells.. most have to be made up. He's a real jerk! AHHHHHHH!

And monty... yes!!! I would have been embarrassed to tell that story about the tribe, especially that part of it... Deliverance is a perfect comparison. Again... what a JERK! Doesn't he realize he has to go back to being a "real person" when this is over. His friends (if he has any) must be laughing at him for sure. Even Tyson commented on his story telling.

Seirra looked like she was going to faint when her name kept coming up.

Brendan was squashed.

And the look on Coach's face when he didn't get to go WWRafting was priceless.

Well at least we'll get to see Brendan each Tribal Council, since he's the first member of the jury!

meb said...

Sorry Jackie, I didn't read your TV Squad article until after I commented here. I guess YOU noticed they did the Sierra/Brendan thing this episode like they had discussed the week before. The editing just didn't show them discuss it again this episode.

I was reading the comments from people over on TV Squad... guess there's only 2 fans of Coach... otherwise he's not a fan favorite... Really?? Duh!

Petals said...

G'morning.
I agree with the whole tribe about JT - he's a sweet, gorgeous, Southern dumplin!

ORKMommy said...

Damn those idiots! Why are they listening to Coach?? The man is a delusional ninnie and they all know it! I wonder if he has kids? I can just picture a teenage daughter rolling her eyes at the TV thinking "I cannot believe that man is my father!!"

Sorry Jennasmom & Jodie. You've been sent to the Ponderosa with Brendan. At least you're in good company...

Bejamin "Coach" Wade - Terry in CA & Gayle
Debra "Debbie" Beebee - Becky & Petals
Erinn Lobdell - Dixie & Zoetawny
James "JT" Thomas Jr. - Margo & Donna in FL
Sierra Reed - Meb & Rozee
Spencer Duhm - dla & KarenJC
Stephen Fishbach - Caroline & SueGee
Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George - Jackie & Delee
Tyson Apostol - ORKMommy & Barbwire

Brendan Synnott - Jennasmom & JodieJoe Dowdle - Lynn1 & Nana in the NWSydney Wheeler - Sydney & LeslieSpencer Duhm - dla & KarenJCSandy Burgin - Joyce & NomadJerry Sims - Rbennie & KarenCandace Smith - PDX Granny & SizzieCarolina Eastwood - Laurie & Donna in AL

lynn1 said...

I don't like Coach. I am wondering why everyone except Brendan and Sierra followed his plan. Maybe they thought it was Tyson's plan and they like him. I don't like Tyson so much either.
I was so disappointed that JT, Stephen and Taj didn't go in with Brendan to get rid of Coach.
I don't actually have a favorite player anymore. I am so disappointed in JT. I guess I may start cheering for Erinn. I have heard her referring to Coach as a Jackass. That leads me to believe she has some brains which is more than I can say for most of the others.

dla said...

Jeff's blog is good reading each week, but this is so great that I am still chuckling. :)

Enjoy!

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/04/jeff-probst-b-2.html

joy n said...

Guess maybe they're embracing Coach's insanity rather than fearing it. The guy is a fruitloop. Taj, Stephen and even JT will regret not getting the (self-proposed) Dragonslayer out when they had the chance and you can bet Tyson will turn on him as soon as he needs to. I just hope someone finds the opportunity to do the same for Tyson.

Sounds like Brendan thought The Ponderosa was going to be a bit more luxurious.

joy n said...

dla: just read Jeff's article. Thanks for the heads-up. It's hilarious and I LOVE the fact that he straight-out called Coach a liar. Only hope he's really kidding about the new Dragonslayer show. LOL!

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Margo said...

Welcome home ORK - did you bring me a puppy?

Margo

becky said...

Jackie, great write up on TV Squad. Awe, why can't they murder Coach in his sleep? Darn!

I hope that Erin wins. I would pull for Sierra, but she will go home next week if she doesn't win immunity.

Rachel said...

hey so even though I really cant stand coach cause he is extremely annoying I am sad to admit that I have found out that coaches stories are true after reading a book "A Voyage Beyond Reason: A Saga of Survival Based on the Original Journals of Benjamin Wade."

joy n said...

Anyone can write a book and say whatever. Even if he did some of what he says he did, his attitude and ego negate any admiration anyone might have for his feats. His own opinion of his greatness and superiority is such a turnoff. To me, his stories reek of exaggeration, if not outright lies. He mentioned National Geographic wanting to follow him and he told them, "This is about me." Coach's whole trip through life is about "me".

joy n said...

I went over to Amazon and read excerpts from that book. Coach didn't write it. It was authored by Tom Gauthier and based on Coach's own journals from 1996. Even the author is quoted as saying, "IF the journal mirrors the life he experienced, it would seem a miracle that he survived at all." Sounds to me like he may have had his own doubts as to the authenticity of the stories.

Dusty said...

I just now watched this episode and I all I have to say is that I HATE COACH. I so wish that they voted him out. I'm hoping that they will do it soon. I hope Tyson goes too.

Having those two on the show makes me not want to watch.

Jennasmom said...

For another good laugh, go over to Amazon & read the customer reviews of the book.

Jennasmom said...

Here's another interesting story about Brendan:

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/survivor_tocantins/2009_Apr_17_brendan_burritos

He's giving away burritos until Coach is voted out to promote his new company. Let's hope it is a short promotion!

joy n said...

Yeah, Jennasmom, those reviews are rich! The only good one is the authors. Coach is a bad joke! He truly believes his own press. LOL!

Jennasmom said...
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Jennasmom said...

Sorry, the whole address doesn't seem to want to show in the comments.
Trying again:

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/
survivor_tocantins/2009_Apr_17_brendan_burritos

Sydney said...

d;a= thanks for the link, great read.

And Joy, didn't know ponderosa would start when. Thanks for letting us know.