Now on to the boys...though not literally onto the boys, because not one of them is even remotely appealing. Louisianan Clay is forty-six and cute in a gnomish, pet-able sort of way. He proudly stands in front of his "Welcome to Monroe, LA" sign. Robb is twenty-three, and has an extra "B" in his name. The second "B," clearly, is for "Boob." He's a bartender from Arizona, and is also the one wearing the stupid hat. Kenneth wins the applause of his team by saying, "I'm twenty-nine years old, but I'm a New York City police officer." What's with the "but"? Thirty-four-year-old Brian -- who may also be Joel from Pulau Tiga -- is in the "high-line world of used-car sales." Not to mention the low-line world of pornography, but he selectively omits that piece of information. Shii Ann looks away in discomfort, while Penny giggles, so it probably was a wise move on his part to avoid revealing his part in The Virgins of Sherwood Forest. Not to mention Doogie Howser, M.D.. And a girl named Penny would giggle. No offense to all the shiny Pennys out there. In his background shot, Brian removes his sunglasses and stands in front of a "pre-owned cars" sign. John is a forty-year-old pastor who poses with his Bible. Enough said. Ted, age thirty-seven, is a North Carolina software developer. He may or may not also be a giant. Jed is a twenty-five-year-old dental student from Texas, and since I'm of the opinion that "normal" and "dental student" are mutually exclusive terms, I'm not predisposed to falling victim to his youthful charms. ["And according to The Smoking Gun, you're right to suspect that Jed is not what he seems. Assuming he seems, to you, like someone who would not drive drunk." -- Wing Chun] Jake is also a Texan; he's sixty, and a "land broker." Peachy reveals that elders are revered in Thailand; he says that, "if memory services [sic]," Jake and Jan are the oldest of the S16. They come forward, and Peachy announces that they will choose the tribes' colors: red or purple. This selection will also determine each tribe's name and beach. Peachy points out that each beach has advantages and disadvantages, regarding, amongst other things, shelter and water supply. However, he can only reveal that the red bandanna has sunrise and the purple has sunset. Jake immediately grabs for sunset, so Jan and her pigtails are left with sunrise. Peachy is excited to be "off and rolling."
Episode Report CardJoanna: B- | 534 USERS: C+
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