Countdown or Smackdown?
We briefly see a clip of Greg running around yelling about counting chickens before they hatch. Otherwise, he's MIA from this special, as are Colleen, Lamber, Richard, Elisabeth, Joel, Nick, Jenna...actually, practically everyone is missing from this episode. I'm surprised they didn't bill it as a "special" Survivor panel of experts or something like that. Alicia tells us that you have to choose your battles...and now it's chicken time. I cannot do this anymore. Really. ["Me neither. In protest, I'm not even going to link to it again." -- Wing Chun] There's a finger, it's waving. There's a head, it's bobbing. Kimmi and Alicia sit together and give commentary about the argument while the footage plays. Then they get into another fight. Jeff gleefully points to himself skulking off in the background; he says he instigated the fight. Alicia wants to kill him. Kimmi tries to do Alicia's move -- she gets the finger moving, but the head is not bobbing. The effort makes her snarl. Keep that girl off the dance floor. Now onto the fight between Kelly and Sue, which pales by comparison. Kelly is so trailer-park chic. Without the "chic" part.
Now, more newbies: Clarence Black is a huge, twenty-four-year-old, high school basketball coach from Detroit. He wears tighty whities and a weightlifting belt. Teresa Cooper is next. She's a forty-two-year-old flight attendant who is cut. These people get more and more physically fit each season. They also get less interesting. Kelly Goldsmith is twenty-two and a Behavioral Research Analyst from Rancho Santa Fe, California. She stands around in an "I Make Boys Cry" shirt and a cheerleader's skirt and says she wore it to a bar on Sunday night, "all for the love of the show." I love the show, too, but I've never thought wearing my similarly-sloganed t-shirt out in public was indicative of that. Frank Garrison is forty-three, and a telephone technician from Odessa, New York. In his audition tape, he stakes a stuffed lion from a telephone pole. I'm sure those casting agents never get tired of the old stuffed animal trick.