Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mister Fanboy Television Commentary: My Love For Bad TV Just Got Very Embarrassing -- Quick Let Me Share It With You


Mister Fanboy Television joins us today to get something off his chest. Quite frankly, I'd be too ashamed to admit this in public, but here goes.

As I've told you before, my love for bad TV knows no bounds. Rollergirls. Survivor. So You Think You Can Dance? Mr. Belvedere. And the list goes on and on and on.

So today. I noticed a time-wasting quiz on the LA Times where I could test my Survivor knowledge. Since I was at work and not on my own time, I took the quiz. I got 100%. Random questions from the umpteen seasons and I got them all right. Don't believe me? Gaze below at the heights of my embarrassment. Revel in the fact that you have more of a life than I. Try the quiz yourself here. Now I will be go to the gym to hit the sauna to sweat out the ickiness I feel ... or watch this old episode of Three's Company. Not too sure.


--Mister Fanboy Television

P.S. The image chosen above is an homage to an old friend from college. Don't ask. He would certainly never admit late night viewings of Alf.

The 'Survivor' Challenge

The new season of "Survivor," premiering Thursday night on CBS, has already stirred up controversy with the announcement that the competing "tribes" will initially be split along racial and cultural lines. Critics say the "Cook Islands" installment is insensitive and a blow to diversity. Host Jeff Probst says, "Wow!" upon realizing that not all Asians are the same. Whatever. Still, it's not like this is the first time the show has had people talking over the past 12 seasons. It has had its share of shocks, surprises and water cooler chatter - both on-screen and off. How much of that do you remember? To see if you're a true fan, take this "Survivor" challenge. Click on the person you think is the correct answer to each question.

1. To get time off from work to participate in the show, this survivor convinced his employer, the Ohio Department of Transportation, that he needed a stress leave.

A. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"B. Chris Daugherty "Survivor: Vanuatu"C. Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Chris Daugherty "Survivor: Vanuatu"

2. This survivor married her "Survivor: Allstars" co-finalist after he proposed to her on live television.

A. Kim Johnson "Survivor: Africa"B. Tina Wesson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"C. Amber Brkich "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Amber Brkich "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

3. In perhaps the most memorable moment of the series to date, this player called one of the finalists a rat and said that if she ever saw her dying of thirst in a desert, she would not stop to help.

A. Amber Brkich "Survivor: The Australian Outback"B. Susan Hawk "Survivor: Borneo"C. Stephenie LaGrossa "Survivor: Palau, South Pacific"

Correct -- Susan Hawk "Survivor: Borneo"

4. Showing just how on edge players can get, this survivor repeatedly accused a fellow competitor, an Army officer, of smuggling in beef jerky.

A. Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"B. Jenna Morasca "Survivor: The Amazon"C. Jerri Manthey "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Jerri Manthey "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

5. Sometime after slaughtering a pig, this player fell into the campfire and had to be evacuated out of the show.

A. Michael Skupin "Survivor: The Australian Outback"B. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"C. Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Michael Skupin "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

6. To celebrate his birthday, this player spent the entire day naked - in his "birthday suit," get it?

A. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"B. Brian Heidik "Survivor: Thailand"C. Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"

Correct -- Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"

7. This winner was arrested earlier this year on charges of domestic battery and cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting a puppy with an arrow.

A. Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"B. Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"C. Brian Heidik "Survivor: Thailand"

Correct -- Brian Heidik "Survivor: Thailand"

8. This survivor is currently serving out a 51-month sentence for tax fraud on his $1 million winnings.

A. Brian Heidik "Survivor: Thailand"B. Chris Daugherty "Survivor: Vanuatu"C. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"

Correct -- Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"

9. This contestant took off her clothes for peanut butter and Oreo cookies, above and beyond what the challenge actually required. She went on to do a $1 million Playboy spread.

A. Susan Hawk "Survivor: Borneo"B. Jenna Morasca "Survivor: The Amazon"C. Amber Brkich "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Jenna Morasca "Survivor: The Amazon"

10. By the end of the game, this player looked like a living, breathing skeleton.

A. Tina Wesson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"B. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"C. Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"

Correct -- Tina Wesson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

11. This contestant made cast mates very nervous by spending hours at a time sharpening a machete.

A. Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"B. Michael Skupin "Survivor: The Australian Outback"C. Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Matthew Von Ertfelda "Survivor: The Amazon"

12. Being the survivingest member of her tribe, this player was forced to spend the night alone on her side of the island.

A. Stephenie LaGrossa "Survivor: Palau, South Pacific"B. Susan Hawk "Survivor: Borneo"C. Jenna Morasca "Survivor: The Amazon"

Correct -- Stephenie LaGrossa "Survivor: Palau, South Pacific"

13. This nice guy survivor brought a Texas flag to the game as his luxury item.

A. Richard Hatch "Survivor: Borneo"B. Chris Daugherty "Survivor: Vanuatu"C. Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Correct -- Colby Donaldson "Survivor: The Australian Outback"

Score: 100%

3 Comments:

Anonymous Barbie B. said...

It's ok Mister Fanboy Television; we've all got a little BadTV in us. Some just have more.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Tits McGee said...

So I'm guessing you watched the season premiere tonight, then?

9:06 PM  
Blogger Fanboy said...

Yes, I watched it. I thought it was like any other Survivor. The controversy is so fabricated. I did find it interesting that, for now, the non-caucaisans are at least cognizant of the need to represent their minority positvely while the whites were pretty much as not having that dilemma.

But the real dilemma will be when Smallville comes back (next week I think). They're on at exactly the same time and I have yet to get on the DVR bandwagon. Yes, I am a geek.

5:39 PM  

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