Still basking in the glow of the Survivor finale? So are we. However, it’s not a true finale experience without the reunion show (which just happens to be the best reunion show in reality TV). Unfortunately, since the finale ran about fifteen minutes late, we only had a scant forty-five minutes with survivors, and seeing how this cast was larger than ever, I couldn’t help but feel like we were slightly robbed on the reunion front. Plus, the lack of any bickering made this a rather mild affair. Luckily, Sekou spiced things up with a stirring performance of his future #1 single, “Survivor!” There wasn’t enough substance to really warrant a full recap, but photos will do…
Steel drums welcome us to CBS Television City. The music is supposed to be tropical, but it sounds more like what I’d hear on some crazy version of Mario Party.
Probst has now changed into a more biceps-flattering shirt. It seems to be his way of saying, “Hey Gap, call me!” Sadly, the necklace which has often looked so charming in the islands now has the faint glow of mid-life crisis about it.
“I’m average now!”
Sadly, Adam was not able to attend the live reunion, but luckily, Madame Tussaud’s was kind enough to provide this waxen replica.
“I confess. I’ve seen Dreamgirls seven times already.”
By the way, Sundra wins the award for Most Improved. Hey Sundra, STOP BEING SO RADIANT!
In classic Yul fashion, Yul explains how he flipped Jonathan to his side: “I came up with this whole argument where I said ‘If you don’t flip over to our side, probability-wise, we’ll be able to execute a strategy by which you’ll be out in the next two rounds.’” And no, I’m not making that up…
Playing the part of Carrie Ann Inaba tonight will be Jenny Guzon-Bae.
“You didn’t hold your posture, Jeff.”
Yul informs us that “The way I like to work with a group is to build consensus.” He then adds, “And yes, I am a consultant.”
Realizing he’s fulfilled his dream of becoming an ’80s pop icon, Ozzy can do nothing but cry.
That’s one happy Costco member!
That’s local anchorman Glen Walker. He kept referring to Yul as “Yulie.” It was really annoying.
Ozzy tells us that in Survivor, all his “childhood hobbies came to fruit.”
Hey look! It’s Ozzy’s childhood hobby of swimming!
Awww. His childhood love of fishing…
And, of course, Ozzy’s fascination with astronomy.
“Saruman was my brother…”
“Jeff, I call this look ‘Turtle Chic.’”
Sekou sends us to commercial with a rendition of his original song, “Survivor.” In short, it’s brilliant.
As you can see, the cast members are totally enthralled.
Nate’s black AND Latino? Oh, SNAP!
Brad notes that most Asian men are portrayed as nerdy and bookworm-ish. NOT LIKE YUL AT ALL.
Parvati reveals that she’s not so much a boxer as she is a “Model Boxer.” Sounds perfectly legitimate to me!
And you are???
Heavy metal incarnate!
JP announces that he’ll be on The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency this winter. WELL! I guess we all better tune in!
Ozzy wins a Mercury! Now he can take long drives with his dad!
“I love you, Yul.”
“Right back at you, Jeff!”