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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

Friday’s Final Four – Making for a great ending on Sunday!

So last night we found out that Peih-Gee is still a person…but unfortunately no longer in China!

She seemed to have a good connection after she was left behind with Amanda while Denise, Courtney and Todd hung out at the great wall of China.

The immunity challenge was a revisit of challenges from before and definitely helped Amanda since between Denise not being able to get by stage 2 (eating a balute) and if by chance Courtney would have made it to the final part there is no way she would have swung that sword and been able to cut through the ropes.

Amanda won immunity and was guaranteed a spot in the Final Four.

With the way they all look at Todd as being the hated one, I think the 3 remaining ladies all hope to bring him with to the final 2.  Also I think there will be a final 2 and not a final 3 since Jeff said yesterday on the promo there will be 3 more tribal councils which to me means 2 more then the live reveal of the winner.

So the fun starts on 7PM Central on Sunday.  I am planning on writing a blog post that afternoon so everyone on the mailing list will get a reminder.  Since they have been having the finale on Sunday I have actually missed a few since I am not used to watching Survivor on Sundays!  Go figure!

So there you have it…your final 4 are….

Denise “The Lunch Lady”

Amanda “The Chamelon”

Courtney “The Long Shot”

and Todd “The Schemer”

Let us know is going to win and why you think that.  My money is still on my homegirl Amanda because A: she has played a smart game and B: she will be my next wife!  :)

Peace,  Jeff Probst