We rejoin Tambaqui, where they've already built a bed out of thatched leaves, and are busy convincing themselves that it's actually comfortable. Since Butch has a ready-made, seated audience, he takes the stage and decides it's time to reveal his luxury item. He's more preaching then talking, and surprisingly, none of the men seems annoyed. He reveals that he's "in the kid business," which is a naïve if not downright stupid phrase, in this era of Michael Jackson. He walks and points as he says that he deals with five hundred middle schoolers every day and has kids who, unlike the S16, aren't dreamers and have no goals. He explains that he brought along his school's banner which proclaims, "Believe in yourself." In an interview, Dave tells us that this was a "fantastic luxury item," and a "fabulous motto." He proclaims it "somethin' to really think about." The men cheer for themselves and their new motto, and then Butch points out that the banner can also be used to cover their wood when it rains. Rob -- who appears to have newly purple hair in this interview -- tells us that the members of his tribe have gotten along very well so far, but he imagines the women are having a difficult time. He says that the Tambaqui tribe has expert fishermen, but haven't yet caught anything. He says the women never imagined they'd be doing this "on estrogen alone over there in the, uh, camp of the vagina monologue," and I wonder how long he'd been waiting to use that one. In night-vision, the tribe members congratulate themselves for being "light years ahead" of their competitors, and agree that the women can't even be halfway as successful as they've been. Roger exclaims that he "just can't see it!"
Episode Report CardJoanna: B | 932 USERS: C+
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