The Funny 115 - version 2.0
This is just a meaningless little scene from China, but it
makes me laugh every time I watch it.
It's the ninth episode of Survivor: China, and the Hae Da Fung
tribe is competing in an important reward challenge.
eight players left in the game have been divided into a red team and a
yellow team, and the team that can bounce their ball on a drum through
an obstacle course first gets to go on a luxury cruise ship later
tonight (including a nice dinner).
Needless to say, this is a reward that all eight players would
like to win very badly.
The two competing teams - yellow (left) and red (right).
Peih-Gee (on the red team) would probably like to win this the most
So anyway, the challenge starts, and the yellow team pretty
much destroys the red team.
Red in the lead for now. But not for long.
Yellow takes the lead
Note that red isn't even in the camera shot anymore
The red team gets completely shut
out of the challenge, 3-0, and their looks afterwards pretty much say
it all. They are -not- happy that they lost this reward today.
Peih-Gee in the front is particularly pissed
And now comes the fun part.
four members of the red team go back to camp, and within about five
minutes Peih-Gee and James have already started getting into it.
Peih-Gee starts by laying into James as he lays in the
She complains about the way he was talking to her during the
James rebuts this criticism in a very James-like way.
He tells her to go away
But Peih-Gee refuses to go away. She has something
to say. And she is going to say it right now.
"I did not see your ass strolling back to the mat every time we dropped the ball."
Again James rebuts
What I love the most about
this argument is the fact that at no point does
actually raise his voice or appear to be all that upset. He
just laying there in the shelter, half asleep. Because
is the one who is furious, not him. James is just laying
trying to block out the sound of her voice. In fact, it kind
reminds me of the way I used to talk to my mom when I was about 16.
Yeah, just keep on talking, woman. Let me know when
done so I can get back to my nap.
Ah, but then Peih-Gee decides to keep on needling him.
James tells her to shut it
James tells her to shut it again
And now comes the best part. Peih-Gee keeps on
talking, and now she has finally pissed him off. So
James busts out with one of my favorite quotes of the season.
And best of all, he does it without even raising his voice.
"Can I finish?" she asks him. "Can I please finish?"
"No you can't. Because I don't care."
"Please stop messing with me. "
"'Cause every time you bring something up I will quickly blast you back."
"And make you look quite silly."
So there you go.
Take one awesome character (James), take another equally
character (Todd) doing an imitation of him, and you have one of my
sentimental favorite entries on the Funny 115.
Oh, and how awesome is James? Not only does he make
Funny 115 when he speaks on his own, he also makes the Funny 115 when
other people are doing impressions of him. He is one of the
characters in Funny 115 history who can actually get
residual being funny credit!
"And I also did Parvati!"
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