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Survivor 11-28-12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    I'd go so far as to say the "third stage" of the challenge was probably changed to make it easier for her. Why the first two stages were "tether to the rope, navigate the maze" and the last was simply "untie knots"? How easy would it be for the producers to make her knots easier to untie? Conspiracy I tell ya! :eek:
     
  2. MNoelH

    MNoelH McGruber

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    I have to say that Lisa ticked me off a little last night. After Carter bought the item that could be traded for rice and beans for the tribe (very noble of him), he started bidding on the next item and Lisa started bidding against him (and outbid him - he ran out of money to go up against her). The dude just gave up his money for the team's reward and you want to screw him out of a reward just for himself? I thought that was mean. He should have been able to pick up that item for $20. (I reserve the right to take back this statement if editing played some part in that not really being the very next auctioned item.)
     
  3. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    wow...you took that totally differen't than I did (and as well as the other contestants from what I saw). That was a joke.
     
  4. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I thought Penner's "encore" was pretty pathetic. You've been voted off, it's time to GTFO. I'm sure his Ponderosa vids will be as full of himself as everything else he does.
     
  5. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    No he didn't.
     
  6. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    100% this
     
  7. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    I have no doubt that producers told Abi there would be an advantage up for auction and instructed her to save her money.

    At the end of last week, I felt sure Abi would be around a while longer.
     
  8. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

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    Continuing the preview discussion:
    It's probably editing, but Malcolm's brother sounded like he had diarrhea of the mouth. Yap yap yap yap. And brutally honest stuff, like what a 4-year-old says at the grocery store when they see a "different-looking" person.
     
  9. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Why would they have to tell her? They've done that for as long as I can remember.
     
  10. Family

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    I say it goes as far as instructing others to let her have it.
     
  11. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Because she's a dummy.
     
  12. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    I thought the exact same thing & agree 1000%.
     
  13. wendiness1

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

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    Yep. I thought so, too.
     
  14. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    You saw the black helicopters, too?
     
  15. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    btw..LOVED Malcom's summation of Abi as the ex-girlfriend!
     
  17. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    What if she doesn't know or doesn't remember that there is sometimes an advantage to be bought? What if she gets caught up in a bidding war over food before the advantage is offered and spends too much money? The producers want to take the what ifs out of the equation, so they tell her "save your money and buy the advantage".
     
  18. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    one plausible explanation (more plausible than Abi being smart or the producers rigging the game) is that the other 6 discussed the advantage and decided Abi posed no risk even with the advantage. Abi overheard and decided to go for it.

    The producers then did not include those discussions to maintain the drama.





    The producers then proceeded to rig the challenge to give Abi the best possible chance of winning ;)
     
  19. InterMurph

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    When I saw the challenge, I said, "no way she can win; she's better off not using the advantage in the challenge, as doing so would undermine her immunity idol deception."

    Then she proceeded to win...
     
  20. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    I loved Penner shouting out "DENISE" when he was voting, that was awesome, silly, but awesome.
     

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