Over at Sook Jai, it's a face-stuffing feast of bananas. Each tribe member gets a close-up of a banana entering his/her mouth -- it's homo- and hetero-friendly! Erin is amazed because she's never eaten so many bananas at one time. Wouldn't two bananas accomplish that feat for most people? They're not exactly potato chips. Robb marvels because he likes the mushy ones, and he never likes the mushy ones. In an interview, he tells us that the bananas were "sweet and soft and warm and so good." The tribe agrees that this is their best day yet, and Robb thanks God for his continued nurturing. Stompanie tells us that they all feel elated; she began the season at an energy level of "10," decreased to a "2" and is now "pushing '6.'" In addition to the bananas, the tribe discovers that the mystery reward is four chickens. As we see her licking her lips and staring at them, Stompanie explains that the tribe's plan is to wait to see if the chickens will lay eggs. If not, they'll just "pull their heads off and eat 'em!" Robb exclaims, "I've never had a chicken before!" like his non-chicken-having family is the exception to the rule. The average American household, after all, consists of two parents, two and a half kids, and a chicken. The tribe members continue to stuff bananas in their faces as they stare at the chickens. Why is it that every time I freeze my VCR, Erin has an entire banana stuffed in her maw? Shii Devil is excited because they will have something besides squid to eat, and Jake points out that they now have a "continuous source of food right here." Robb translates this statement to Dumb by adding, "It's like a food source that'll never go bad!" Robb squats before the cage and yells that the chickens had better not cockadoodle-doo at three in the morning or they're "gonna get a broken neck." And that's no idle threat. He also expects eggs every day, or someone's getting the axe. Or the bare hands, as the case may be. He yells, "Look at me when I'm talkin' to you!" which might have been funny coming from anyone but him. At this point, I can't even laugh at him, much less with him. In a voice-over, Robb tells us that he feels amazing: nourished, happy, and thankful, adding, "Things aren't so bad at me [sic] here." He speaks only for himself, though, and not for the other members of the tribe who are forced to interact with him.
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