While this goes on, Probst describes the set-up this time, which everyone has already heard about – four teams, divided by race. Not a ratings stunt at all, of course. Just a “social experiment like never before.” Um, I think we have done this before, actually. It was called “the 19th century.”
Each one has about five members (it looks like to me) and gets its own island, where they’ll be “abandoned and left to fend for themselves,” says Probst. Yeah, except for the food challenges, the hovering cameramen, the medics, and so on. Apart from all that, though, they’re totally on their own.
It’s great to have more minorities, he says, but he’s worried it will lead to cariacatures and stereotypes. And that’s before he even meets Cao Boi.
I’m not at all worried about race right now. I’m worried how those chickens are going to survive the pounding surf. Introductions, Spoken Slowly For Big Tom
I’m going to do Probst’s job for him now and introduce everyone. Divided by race. Because I’m all racial like that. Suck it, Probst.
“Plus, I know how to make a toilet,” he says. I don’t even want to know where he’d pick up a skill like that.
Go rent it, my children. And never trust a singing snake.
Parvati: 23, a “boxer/waitress” – interesting slashie – in Los Angeles .
They’d stashed the chickens under a crate (with no ventilation – clearly these aren’t farm folks. Or even folks with a basic understanding of the respiratory system.)
I don’t even think she did it out of some earthy-crunchy “Free the Chickens” motive, I think she’s just a bit of a dumbass.
Anyway, a chicken chase ensues, which results exactly how you’d expect, given that these are the people who put chickens in a crate with no airholes – the chickens win. Viva la chicken! I Wanna Be a Cao Boi, Baby
The other girls pile on, in what they cutesily and barfily call a “cuddle puddle.” Um, why didn’t y’all just build a roofie poofie? It Never Pays to Steal a Chicken
Sorry for the spotty play-by-play, but it’s not easy recreating the drama here. Anyone Can Be Arrogant. It Takes a Real Man To Build a Fire