A Million To Whine
Jeff turns to Hatch for his take on the whole "being hated" thing, considering that he's always seemed to rather revel in it in all his naked...well, revelry. Hatch says that he doesn't exactly like being hated; he just doesn't mind it, because he doesn't mind whatever the audience wants to think about him "as entertainment." Jeff asks if it's fair to say that by going on a reality show, in a sense, you become whoever the audience thinks you are. "I knew that going in," Hatch responds, "and I believe that to this day." He goes on, of course, to insist that he's not really the way people think, which is probably not so, but whatever. He claims to think "it's great." So he's the voice of reason, all of a sudden.
Jeff turns to Amazon Rob, who was so neglected at the reunion. He says that "as likable as you are in person, you were a villain." Amazon Rob has an enormously nervous, overly smiley, kid-in-a-talent-show look about him throughout this hour that I just don't understand. He looks like he has never had his picture taken before, let alone appeared on television. He stammers that it is, in fact a game, and that it's tough to have people come up and tell you they hate you. He goes on to say that fame has its perks, after all, because before you were a nobody, and now everybody knows who you are. "It's a good thing, Survivor," he finally says firmly. And I think it's safe to say that if your priorities are the same as Amazon Rob's, that's true.