Mother's Day Massacre
Peachy tries to return to the stage, but encounters some awkwardness getting there, as he tells us that the shoot, before the storms started, was supposed to take place at Wolman Rink in New York. Peachy apparently goes through puberty as his voice cracks its way through explaining that they began rebuilding the set at 8 that morning, and that Dave Letterman was "nice enough" to volunteer his set at the last minute. ["Yeah, I'm sure that was all his decision and that Les Moonves didn't have to strong-arm him into it at all." -- Wing Chun] He narrates that they "threw up" the Tribal Council set, transported the S16, and that was that.
Peachy points out that Christy was "one of the most memorable" Survivor characters of all time, and that it wasn't entirely because she was deaf. Even though it pretty much was. She had her work cut out for her because "it is tough trying to play a social game when you can't hear." Not to mention when the people you're playing with/against are offensively, confidently, and inconceivably ignorant. He tells us that most of Christy's interactions centered on her differences from everyone else, but her letter from home reminded everyone that "in her world, [hearing people are] the ones who are different." We see the clip in which Christy reads her friend's letter calling her competitors "those hearing people," and advising that there was a "whole other world waiting for" Christy when she came home. Peachy asks how it felt to be in a game with fifteen other people who didn't care whether she could hear. Christy responds that it was "the toughest game she ever played," which isn't saying all that much: for a million dollars, it should be the toughest game she's ever played. Did she expect it to be less difficult than that raucous game of Chutes and Ladders back in 1986? Christy boasts that she improved, learned, and did "awesome." The sign for "awesome," incidentally, kind of looks like "raise the roof." Surprisingly, no one applauds this statement; the audience is probably still in shock and feeling slightly betrayed by her vote for Jenna.