We learn that, on her audition tape, Alicia stalked with a boomerang a parasol-carrying fake kangaroo through Central Park. She's very excited that the kangaroo, her friend Peter, is in the audience. Peter is a very red-faced non-marsupial in a blue shirt. Bryant says "the mud is barely dry on the shoes of the castaways," but that he's not sure the sweat is. Who needed to know that? He then introduces a preview of Africa, full of typically melodramatic Just Peachy exposition. We are advised "not [to] be fooled," and shown the threatening hippo-cam and cougar-cam. The giraffe-cam doesn't do much for me. In any case, who didn't know that the next season was taking place in Africa? The video concludes with, "The continent may have changed, but the game is still the same: outblah, outblah and outblah." The new logo now features a picture of Mitchell. On closer inspection, it's a giraffe. Colby's advice to future participants is to "expect the absolute worst." The others all agree that this is good advice.
Bryant then asks them to compare themselves to last season's cast, and points out that the Borneo S16 had philosophical discussions about "religion, about children out of wedlock, about sexual orientation, about family." That's because Talking Rudy Doll had "philosophical discussions" programming. Talking Mad Dog might have been similarly wired, but they voted her off too soon. The new S16 argue that they did have such conversations, and Elisabeth says they weren't for the sake of the cameras, and suggests that the last cast's were. Because I'm sure Talking Rudy Doll was trying to impress America with his homophobia and general close-mindedness. Debb finally decides to participate by announcing that Kucha had "a two-hour spirited discussion on farting [the] first night." Bryant says they might have to call it a "bilabial fricative." Because we can't say that "f" word on television now? Jerri says it sounds gross; for once I agree with her.
Michael then calls out Bryant for focusing on the negative relationships of their time in the Outback. He says that he didn't meet Bozo the Keith or Tina while they were there, but they're two of his best friends now. He points out Rodger and Elisabeth, and Alicia and Jeff, as being inseparable pairs. He then cites Kel and Jerri, which is a joke. ["Or a 'joke.'" -- Wing Chun]