There's a whole lot of Michael butt-kissing going on in the last few hours of this season. Colby says that if Michael hadn't been injured, he would have made the finals. He calls the accident one of many "fortunate" incidents in the Outback. Tina then reveals that she was an alternate and wasn't picked for the finals until Monday. I'm so glad to know it was Monday, and not Tuesday or Wednesday or God forbid Thursday. Bryant says, "How good is that?" No one answers. I have a pen that Bryant Gumbel used. Neener, neener.
We're back from commercial and into the "hunger and hardship" section. We see a brief snippet of Tina's audition tape. She perkily (what else?) hangs from a tree and tells the camera it is necessary to be "just like a koala beer" to "git that prayshuss fruit!" She then faux-falls out of the tree and Bryant laughs like something funny just happened. Tina could use some lessons in physical comedy from Bozo the Keith -- he's a natural. Tina accuses Bryant of calling their audition tapes "cheesy." We also find out that Bozo the Keith was supposed to "go head-to-head with Richard" in the first season and "didn't quite make it," so he was carried over to the Outback. Bozo the Keith says he's glad to have been on the show this season because he's made such strong connections with people. Too bad they only run one way.