It is fine not to expose your background. Many more castaways have lied or kept silent than not. We have seen Doctors, Lawyers, athletes and other very successful people omit this information. Your past is not relevant to playing this game.
I also didn't buy, that if Malcolm and Denise were in the F3. Denise still wins.I think Malcolm would have won.Jmho
Great season, great observations on FORT as usual. Some random thoughts:
Penner probably made WAY more money in TV and films than Lisa ever did. He was Danny, the guy who fired Fran Fine which set up the premise for The Nanny. He got run over by Kramer on Seinfeld. He was on Rude Awakening, CSI, and tons of other stuff. So I thought it was kind of hypocritical of him to "out" Lisa as if she had so much money she didn't deserve a win. As others have pointed out, he probably did it more for effect than anything. He does like to showboat. That said, I love him! He really made the season for me. It was unfortunate that they showed a clip of him with obviously less hair right before showing him live.
I would guess that winning Fan Favorite meant more to Lisa than winning the million would have. She was looking for answers to life's big questions, one of which seemed to be "does anyone like me for me?" She mentioned many times that she had been acting since she was a child, both on the stage and in her real life as well. It must have been a wonderful confirmation to have America give her that positive answer she needed. Her Sally Field moment.
RC's laugh -- OMG. And her fake little smile and tilt of the head . . . blehhh.
I just don't get Carter. At all. He seems dumb as a rock with zero personality. Jeff tried to justify their choice of him as a contestant, but I don't see it.
I hope Malcolm is back for Fans v. Favorites, and I hope he gets some kind of lucrative deal out of his exposure on the program. What a sweetheart. I would love to hear that he goes into teaching, because we need more male teachers and role models and I think he would be wonderful at it.
Do we know what the final vote was? They usually show it, but if they did I missed it.
According to Wikipedia,Skupin got one vote, Lisa got one vote, everyone else voted for Denise...even Abi, which totally floored me! Abi's made no secret of how much she detests Denise. Then again, Abi pretty much hates everyone but she had to vote for one of the final three. Maybe she did eenie-meenie-miny-moe to decide whose name to write down, or voted for whoever she thought RC would least likely want to win.
I get that maybe it was just showboating on his part to "out" her, as were his comments to Denise and Skupin, though I thought all of his comments were a bit over-the-top. Denise didn't do all the work in getting those three to the final three. Skupin won individual immunity challenges, and Lisa played more of a social/strategic game. It's not like they were completely dead weight hauled through the game by Denise, particularly since they only changed to Denise's side from Malcolm's in the final days of the game. He made it sound like they were the equivalent of the dumb girls who allowed themselves to be played by Rob for the whole game, to the extent that one of them even did as he said in the final TC, which was beyond stupid.
I guess I would have respected Penner more--and I did like him in the game itself--if he'd done what Jeff Kent did: admit that he was ticked to have been eliminated but that he knew how to deal with that (and as a professional athlete, Kent would have to, because nobody wins all the time), and just asked some pointed questions instead of giving a speech that was meant to make them all feel small and make him supposedly more memorable. In fact, I'd prefer it if everyone had to ask at least one question, even if he/she wanted to give a speech too. I want to see the finalists have to talk themselves into votes, if that's possible. I don't really care who's feeling bitter or why, mostly because we all likely know already why they might be upset. I want to hear something I might not know and see the finalists try to play a strategic game at the end, when that's all they have left. Plus, this season, we had three people who really could talk in the final three, and I wanted to hear what they had to say.
I agree Tilden - I liked Penner during the game but lost some respect for him during the FTC. I expected something like that from Jeff Kent being he was so bitter & aloof at Ponderosa. Penner didn't need to do that :down