Reunited and It Feel So...Well, Okay
An audience member now has a question for Big Tom; Big Tom tells her to "bring it on!" She asks about his boil, and he responds that it's "busted, gone, forgot about." He's in good shape now, he says. A clip shows The Boil That Shall Have No Name, and Bryant "Compliment, Shmompliment" Gumbel says it was ugly and disgusting.
Bryant now wants to discuss Survivor hardships that go beyond the environment. He thinks it must have been hard not to have water around for relief, or to be able to take a solitary walk. Wouldn't these exclusions qualify as environmental hardships? Kelly says that the experience was "really intense," and that it was a twenty-four-hour-a-day game. She says she couldn't even go to sleep because "people were up talkin' about [her] all night." And also, because the CIA was chasing her for selling government secrets, and because every time she closed her eyes, a little green monkey ate her share of the cornmeal. Although she had to be on her toes constantly because of all these threats, she says it was a wild, enjoyable ride. Bryant asks Carl about a quote in which he said he wouldn't have gone on the show if it had been set somewhere else, like Chile. Carl says Africa was definitely the allure, but that it was very tough. He says his tribe struggled, and "CBS wasn't there handin' out water bottles to us." Bryant asks if he thought there would be, and Carl says he didn't, but clearly he kind of did. Bryant points out that Frank considered the game easy and even called it "Vegetarian Survivor." Carl calls Frank a liar and insists that it was challenging. Someone makes a comment about Frank and Afghanistan but I can't make it out. Frank tells Bryant that he didn't care about the animals or the heat; the hardest part for him was the people. Bryant exclaims, "No, 'cause you were out there talkin' to the elephants!" Frank says people could get to him, but the animals couldn't. Bryant asks if Frank really believed he could communicate with elephants and Frank answers, "Absolutely. You can communicate with anything if you try hard enough." If you tried hard enough, Franker, could you communicate with me? And that joke is only funny if you've seen Meet the Parents. But maybe not even then. In any case, Tom trumpets like an elephant, and says if they're talking about hardships, he thinks going thirty-nine days without "tie-let paper" deserves a mention. He says everyone thinks Survivor is just like the Holiday Inn, but really, simple little everyday things become a challenge.