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Survivor Caramoan : OAD 3-13-2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Yes, I am adamant that the producers would not have left Brandon in the game. Do you really think they would have allowed him to stay in the game? Maybe nobody has been removed from Survivor yet, but I have seen contestants removed from many reality shows for being a threat to others.

    Forfeiting is never a good choice. They gave the fans a morale boost along with momentum and lost a chance to take another Fan out.
     
  2. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I dunno, if they were serious about removing him, why wait until after the challenge? He was threatening Phillip at camp - why not take him out then and there if that was their intent?

    I'm not buying what you are selling...sorry.
     
  3. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    So you think they would have let Brandon stay in the game?
     
  4. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    I have to side with nyny et. al. Maybe they would have removed Brandon, maybe they wouldn't have. I see nothing on the show to suggest that they would have, and obviously the contestants didn't feel it was a sure thing either. The risk that they wouldn't take him out was certainly too great for them to accept.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Your premise is based on the idea that they'd eliminate two people in this episode. That happens very rarely on Survivor, less than once per season. Since they just had two people eliminated in the previous episode, I think it's incredibly unlikely that they'd do it again so soon.

    The Favorites wanted to make sure Brandon went home. The only way to make absolutely sure that happens was to forfeit. Anything else introduces a chance that Brandon may not go home.
     
  6. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I'm saying that if they were prepared to pull him, it would have happened prior to the challenge.

    They wouldn't have decided he needed to go, let him play, waited to see what happened and THEN pull him.

    That is just illogical.

    On BB, the moment a threat is made, the player is pulled. It has happened more than once.

    They weren't going to pull him. It was good TV and they knew it, and were willing to take the risk.
     
  7. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    Does anyone know where Jeff Probst's blog is? I don't know why I can't find it.. Google is NOT my friend today. :(

    I'm curious to see what he wrote.... rather than just Dalton's Q&A with him.
     
  8. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    I'm saying that the producers already intended to pull him and when the tribe mentioned throwing the challenge they decided to let it play out that way for the sake of the story. That made it good TV and made it seem like the tribe was in control instead of it looking like the people behind the scenes were making the decision. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they were encouraged to forfeit. I think if the team had not forfeited then the producers would have had no choice but to remove him. He would not have competed in the challenge.
     
  9. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I can never find it either.
     
  10. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    ...

    We know, but you're not offering anything beyond "I'm saying" and that's not enough. I'm sure you understand.
     
  11. 59er

    59er TiVotee

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    I believe that it gets linked from the end of Dalton Ross's recap on Thursday mornings, after it is posted.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Why do you think the producers wanted to pull Brandon? As far as we know, he hadn't violated any rules of the game. From a production standpoint, they wanted him in the game as long as possible. From the standpoint of a show with established rules, they had no justification for removing him. There had been no physical violence or even a threat of physical violence. Everyone involved knew that physical violence would get them kicked off the show and they all want to stay in the game.

    Earlier you mentioned that lawyers trump drama. But as nyny pointed out, if they felt they had a legal liability if they didn't pull him, then he would have already been pulled. They wouldn't have allowed him to travel to the challenge with his tribe and stand next to them as Jeff addressed them.
     
  13. pmyers

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    Let me tell you....if I was on that tribe and Brandon started dumping my rice and beans, he would have gotten knocked over the head with something!
     
  14. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    That guy is a loon!

    What he did does make more sense to me after reading this:

    So he dumped the rice and beans AFTER he knew what they were going to do.
     
  15. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Active Member

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    And then you would have been pulled from the game.
     
  16. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Active Member

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    He doesn't do a blog any longer. Hasn't for a season or 2.
     
  17. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    I would have taunted Brandon at the immunity challenge until he went off on the deep end and charge me, then I would take any and all actions to defend myself.
     
  18. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    There have been plenty of verbal threats, the one threat I remember on BB did the guy have a knife when he made it? That was a little different than just a verbal threat.
     
  19. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    Thank you. I guess it took me a long time to miss it.
     
  20. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    As the only other hetero male in this thread, I noticed her limping right away. ;)

    I think Phillip would have taken Brandon. Brandon goes about 5 foot 2. Phillip has shown he's pretty strong.

    It's time for Dawn to go. She's unstable too. And the too white teeth are distracting.
     

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