Category Archives: Survivor China – General

Flight Attendant Todd Flies Out Of China With One Million Dollars!

Yes it is true.  The schemer schemed his way to victory in China.  22 year old Todd Herzog was able to scheme, lie and backstab his way to a 1 million dollar payday.   The vote ended up 4 for Todd, 2 for Courtney and only 1 for my personal favorite Amanda.  Basically when all was said and done, Todd was ready for the jury, had answers for everyone, gained respect from the Jury for playing the “game” and playing it off as it was just a game an nothing personal.

Todd was only 14 when Survivor premiered and since then studied the game and knew what he was doing.  He got an alliance from day one (which all of us Big Brother fans know did not work for Kail in Big Brother 8) and kept someone weaker close just in case. (Courtney)  His planned worked like a charm.  The only complaint I have at the end of the reunion show was…WHAT IS UP WITH YOUR HAIR?!?  Oh my….

Anyway…James was voted the most popular member of Survivor China and walks away with 100,000 dollars.  Not bad for looking good and not being smart enough to play the Hidden Immunity Idols that he had!  UGH!!  Denise the Lunch Lady was gifted 50,000 dollars from Mark Brunett (who I am guessing can afford it quite easily) for sharing a story about how she is no longer a lunch lady but a janitor now and not able to be with her family for meal time and all she wants is her job as a lunch lady back. 

Ironically, there have been reports (thanks Big G) that he statement seems to have been a little misleading…

Press Release: Mrs. Denise Martin
December 17, 2007
Douglas Public Schools

On the “Survivor China” television program that aired on December 16, 2007, Mrs. Denise Martin, an employee of the Douglas Public Schools, stated that she was demoted from her position as a cafeteria worker upon her return from taping the show. This statement is false. In fact, Mrs. Martin held a full-time position as a custodian prior to her participation in the series, and she returned to this same position upon her return from China. Mrs. Martin was granted – at her request – an unpaid leave of absence so that she could participate in the “Survivor” program. We were pleased and excited to support Denise, and have enthusiastically cheered her on throughout the duration of the show.

Although Mrs. Martin was a cafeteria employee prior to her selection as a contestant, she asked to be considered for a promotion to full-time custodian, and was promoted to this position on March 30, 2007. This promotion came with additional benefits and a higher salary. Following her leave, she then returned to this same position.

Regretfully, the Douglas Public School District was inaccurately portrayed as failing to be accommodating to an employee during what the District viewed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. This is far from the case. On the contrary, we granted all requests made by Mrs. Martin so that she could participate in the “Survivor” series. Since Mrs. Martin was on an approved leave, her position was held open for her, and she returned to this same position upon her return from China. As a District, we make every effort to support our employees, and will continue to do so.

Nancy T. Lane
Superintendent of Schools

And since this press release CBS News has offered this interview on their website where Denise admits to being a Janitor and not trying to mislead anyone with her comments on the Live Finale.  (she does need a hair cut…..dang mullet)

So after all is said and done, another Season of Survivor, another Season where I guessed WRONG on who would win.

What did you think?  Was Todd your pick to win?  Let us know who you wanted to win and what you thought of the finale!

Peace,  Jeff Probst

The Big 8

Sorry I have been out of town for the past week….glad to see you are all still hanging in there.

As posted in our last post comments section… is the current state of the Survivor China game.

The Big 8

Name —- Our Nickname for them

Amanda ——– Impatient
Courtney ——- PITA
Denise ——— Mullett Madness
Todd ———— More-man (or less)
Frosti–———– Monkey Man
Erik ————– Virgin
Peih-Gee —— Serious Asian Chick
James ——-— Muscle Madness

Bootee List
Chicken ——- Chicken Farmer>>>>>Booted 1st
Ashley ———- Professional WWE Wrestler>>>>>Booted 2nd
Leslie ———- Christian Radio Talk Show Host>>>>>Booted 3rd
Dave ———— Former Model>>>>>Booted 4th
Aaron ——–— Surfing Instructor>>>>>Booted 5th
Sherea -——– Elementary Teacher>>>>>Booted 6th

Jury List

1. Jaime —— Blondie
2. Jean-Robert — Tool
3. TBA
4. TBA
5. TBA
6. TBA
7. TBA

I PROMISE to watch the last episode tonight and try to get a review post up soon.  I miss you guys and promise to end the season strong!


Jeff Probst

Time to merge and shake things up

So with the number of contestants down to 10, my initial reaction is that the merge is happening this week.  But in typical survivor fashion…you never know what will happen next.

Tomorrow’s show should be interesting.  The previews have been hinting to the Hidden Immunity Idols and should help to set the stage for the next 1/2 of the game.

Also I am curious if anyone is feeling like this is a great season or if it is just so so.  I know personally it just is not keeping my attention.  I like it and usually at this point I have my favorites and so forth but I still feel like they are trying to hard at playing the game now 15 seasons in…

So let me know what you think….will the merge happen and will it make the show a little more interesting?

Thanks for being a part of the Survivor Blog!

Jeff Probst

Survivor China: Another Look behind the Scenes with ENIGMA

Hello fellow Survivor fans! Once again I have returned from the far east with another “peek behind the scenes” of our favorite reality show Survivor. As I have stated in previous articles, Survivor has quite a large support system working long, grueling hours behind the scenes to produce the sleek finished product we all enjoy every Thursday evening. Sure, we all know that it takes quite a bit of effort to produce anything for television these days, but I thought you would enjoy another look at the what it takes to transplant a part of the “Hollywood” machine to a little known area of the most “enigmatic”, if you will ?, country on Earth.

Let’s take a look…

Ok gang, let’s talk toilets!
The video from a Survivor point of view was very informative and entertaining. But, and there must always be a “butt”, pun intended ?! When the clip reached the part about having to explain to the Chinese how to use a western style toilet, I just had to know why??? C’mon a toilet is a toilet right? Wrong? I did a little more peeking and found out why. I really do wish that I didn’t.

Please view at your own risk…!!!

Just another quick look……

And finally friends, if I have any after this posting, this one is not for the faint of heart. This final clip just makes you proud to own a proper potty ? !

There you have it. You may not want it, but I think we all have a better idea of what it is like to leave our comfortable homes and “go native” so to speak.
Now it is your turn to speak, did I look a little too far behind the scenes this time?
Tell me what you thought about Base Camp. And if you have traveled abroad and encountered a different way of taking care of business, please share with us……

ENIGMA signing off…

Getting To Know You – Survivor Fans Unite. All For One and One for All

First, I want to say… Please Please Read the Previous Blog Commentary Sections. Those concentrate mainly on the show ‘Survivor’.

I wanted to put this one on a weekend for those who have time and want to post ‘stuff’ about yourself as we become a bloggin’ Community united. Post whatever you feel like. Throw in Survivor comments…or not. Your preference.

Make it a weekend free-for-all blogggggggggin’ party.

See Ya later gater….after while crocodile, (the youthful older crowd will recognize the familiarity of that phrase). Was that tactful or what…using the word ‘youthful’. Hey, I’m in that group so no complaints please.. and, no throwing lightning bolts at me.. or popsicle sticks…or snapping rubber bands my way. Those use to hurt like sheeet… riding the school bus always got it going. Ahhh..the memories.


Survivor Dreamteam

Hello Everyone!!!

Looks like everyone has started to digest their weekly serving of Survivor-China. This may be cliche, but the show, just like the food, leaves you hungry for more,lol!!! Thank God for this blog!!!   It is like having an extra serving of the show, just about the time you start hungering for more. That is why I’d like to thank Red for the “Huge Howdy” and Big Jeff for the opportunity, but most of all you, the Survivor-Blog fans!!!  I know I am beginning to sound kinda ” too happy for one person” ,lol, but seriously it is you who stops by faithfully each day and posts your recaps, your views, or just a simple “hi” or “howdy” that really makes this Blog an extension of our favourite show! So to you I want to say “Keep up the good work!!!” and I look forward to each and every one of your comments. You are a part of our “Dream Team” Lets take a look at theirs…….

Our New Look

I’ve seen the numerous comments regarding the new look of the site. I agree whole heartily that this is a major improvement! A big nod of thanks to Jeff for all the “spit and polish” he put into the redesign! With that in mind, what do you like about your Survivor-China Blog? What would you like to see more of as far as content and information is concerned? Ok fellow Survivor fans, you now have the floor!!!!  Start your engines and post away. Lets all try to burn out another of Mr. Probst’s servers!!!

Zai jian,


Random thoughts on Survivor China’s debut

Do you ever wonder if the people who are starting a new season of Survivor have ever WATCHED the previous season before?  It just seems like sometimes they just do not have a clue.  For example, when I watched them walking with their luggage I was like well that is odd…I would bet they get rid of all of their luggage soon and sure enough after the Buddhist ritual they left “all their worldly possessions”  (well at least what was in the suitcases) behind and started the new season of Survivor.

Overall I was impressed.  This looks to be an interesting season with some dynamic individuals.

The NY waitress is hot in a “you really need to eat more” way but her mind is just not firing on all cylinders.  She will not win the game but may do ok with others carrying her since she is clueless.  (Just like our girl Dani from Big Brother!)

The Christian Talk Show host is taking a stand for what she believes.  I wish she would know that she entered a game and that sometimes God understands.  I did think that the ritual, although claiming to not be worship, sure had worship types of things: candles, bowing, kneeling, incense, folding hands.  I can see why she would be uncomfortable but still….kind of an in your face statement to the others and may hurt her in the game if she really is in it to win. 

The professional poker player calling the tiniest man in the world shifty because he is an airline attendant…so much for just putting it all out there.  I also think he should keep his shirt on. 

Speaking of keeping their shirt on, I think the world would love for the hunky grave digger to keep his OFF.  He seems to be all the rage on my blog (and I am sure other blogs around the world)!  It takes a good man to be a gravedigger and I guess he is it! 

Is it just me or does the lunch lady have one serious mullet going on?  I hope there is a cut your hair off challenge this year for her sake…and ours.

Chicken…sigh….not even fun to watch.  I am ok with his early exit.  I like to understand people but man…I just did not get him at all! 

Oh well…More to come soon….

Jeff Probst

Welcome to everyone from!

Said in my best Julie Chen voice…Dick is the winner of BB8!

“In a vote of 5 to 2, Dick you are the winner of Big Brother 8!”

**wild cheering and celebration occurs across the nation**

I am glad that CBS gives us today to soak in the Big Brother finale before getting us Juiced with the new Survivor.

So…I want to make sure that everyone had their moving buddy…so start commenting away and let me know you made it over here. Please remember your first comment needs to be approved by me before I let you go all crazy!

PS: we are number 15 on Google for the keywords Survivor Blog and number 1 for Survivor China Blog. I hope that helps us get similar traffic as we did with BBB! Please do not melt my new server! ;)  Also we are 81 on Google for Survivor China.  Not too bad!

Jeff Probst (also known as BBBlogger)

Survivor China Premier is Thursday

This year’s 16 Survivor Contestants are a very unique group ranging from a Christian Talk Show host to a WWE Diva.  Should be a very competitive season and should have some unique things that we have not seen from Survivor past since they are in China. 

This year's cast of Survivor China.

 Here is our banner of the 16 new survivors.  We will get into each one more and more as the season progresses.  I am curious as to your early guesses as to who will be the Sole Survivor of Survivor China!

Jeff Probst

Tags:  Survivor Contestants, Survivor China, Survivor CBS

Survivor China: Countdown to the next season!

So I have been reading about the new Survivor and have found a few interesting things to share with everyone…

Survivor: China Logo

Here is the new Logo for Survivor China. First thing you may notice is that the words “Outwit, Outlast, Outplay” have been replaced with Chinese characters. Per the blog at, the characters translate to: Compete in intelligence, compete in skill, compete in endurance. Personally I think they look very nice on the new logo!

Second interesting fact is that since they are no longer on an island location but will be on the mainland of China they will no longer have an “Exile Island” but per Mark Brunett they will still have a hidden immunity idol!

Also some other interesting facts for you to chew on…

The tribes are roosting somewhere near the city of Jiujiang, on the shores of the Yangtze River in Jianxi province.

The tribes are Zhan Hu (which translates as Fighting Tigers) and Fei Long (Flying Dragons). Zhan Hu’s color is yellow. Fei Long is probably red.

As initially stated on and, at least one semi-famous face is thought to be among the castaways: WWE wrestler and Playboy cover girl Ashley Massaro.

…and from our Rumor Department

ALL-STARS Part Duex?
A report on a different website, claims that the filming of the 16th season, an All-Star edition, will begin immediately after “Survivor: China” at the same site. That has not been confirmed by additional sources.

I know that I did enjoy the first Survivor All Stars but I guess we will see how the 2nd round would go. As long as they choose the right Survivors from the previous shows it may have a chance!

Stay tuned to Survivor China Blog for all of the stuff we can dig up!

Jeff Probst

TAGS: Survivor Blog, Survivor China, Survivor China Blog, Survivor 15, Survivor Rumors