Mother's Day Massacre
Peachy promises us that after the commercial, we'll talk about smart, loser Rob and his keys to success. Plus, he announces, "It was our first deaf Survivor," thus belittling Christy even more than Jenna, HeiDDi, and Shawna did by referring to her as an "it."
As we go to commercial, we see Butch's "buddies" in Olney, Illinois waving around fake monkeys and snakes. As Rob encourages him, Butch does a half-hearted Egyptian, but it doesn't have the same zip to it as his performances in the Amazon did.
Peachy is now suddenly sitting in the audience, welcoming us back and reminding the audience that storms have been wreaking havoc across the Midwest. He points out that two of the S16 -- HeiDDi from Missouri and Butch from Illinois -- are from areas that have been severely damaged. He poorly puns that Survivor "caught wind" of a story in Oklahoma as we see footage of a destroyed house. Peachy tells us about the Williams family, whose home was destroyed by a storm; depending on how we look at it, they are either "interesting, funny, or pathetic." And I'll bet the family Williams didn't fly up from Oklahoma expecting to be called "pathetic" on national television. We see footage of a large man and his belly-baring, giggling wife as they stand beside the wreckage of their home. The man tells us they got their generator hooked up, the refrigerator running (Quick! Go catch it!), and "got that TV on so [they] can watch Survivor" To his credit, he's laughing at himself as he says this. We then see that he and his wife and their two sons are sitting right next to Peachy, but more important, we see that Rudy is sitting right in front of Peachy. Yay Rudy! Peachy calls the Williams family "temporarily homeless," and thought they deserved to see the finale live from New York. ["That's it? I thought they were going to say that CBS bought them a new house -- or at least a deluxe vacation somewhere less windy." -- Wing Chun] And Marge is there too! Yay Rudy and Marge! Mr. Williams -- whose first name is, according to my likely erroneous notes, "William" -- tells us that their home is in bad shape and that they have a structural engineer coming out in the next week to decide if they should tear it down or fix it. Mr. Williams says, "I think they oughta just tear it down." Peachy is glad that they're okay, and hopes they're soon on their feet.