Funny 115 - version 2.0
#102. Rocky's Space
Fiji - episode 7
My friend Justin just recently started introducing a
friend of his to Survivor. And when I asked him what scenes
and seasons she was enjoying so far, he said "Oh my God, have you
watched Fiji recently? It's hilarious! I couldn't
believe how funny Rocky is. We crack up every single time he
shows up on screen."
"Rocky?" I asked. "You mean that psychopath who just yells at
everyone all the time?"
"Yeah!" he exclaimed. "It's awesome. All someone
has to do is just look at him and he flips out. He's pissed
off every single minute of the entire season. It's
Well what Justin didn't know is that I already planned to do a Rocky
entry on the Funny 115. I planned to slip in an entry about a
character that nobody expected. Because lo and behold, he is
one of my favorite characters as well.
I can't tell you how many times I laughed while watching Fiji when
Rocky would just come up with a random outburst out of the blue at
somebody for no particular reason. He'd just be sitting
there, doing nothing, and then -bam- now he was mad at someone.
It happens pretty much every single episode.
Yeah I know, most Survivor fans don't like Rocky because he
was kind of a dick. I get that. I know this won't
be one of the most popular entries on the Funny 115. But if
you sit there and just watch Fiji from a comedic point of
view.... wow. I mean, wow. Watch Fiji again and you
will realize this guy was a gift from the heavens.
Check out Rocky's angry greatest hits below.
Rocky angry at something
Rocky not pleased with something
Rocky disgusted by something
Rocky angry during an immunity challenge
Rocky happy about something
Rocky takes out his anger on a boom mike
Rocky injures Yau Man in a reward challenge
Rocky angrily taking a dump to show his displeasure with Earl
There are so many great Rocky moments I could have picked for the Funny
115, but the one I chose for #102 isn't so much my favorite as it is my
wife's favorite. Every time I mention Rocky to my wife Diana,
she says "You have to put in the scene where he gets mad at Edgardo
for sitting too close to him. It cracks me up every
time. Edgardo comes over to have a chat and Rocky
just snaps at him."
So anyway, here you go. A Diana request, and probably of my
all time favorite "Rocky is randomly angry for no reason" moment.
It's very quick though, so you might have watched Fiji a
bunch of times and not even noticed it.
It's episode seven, and the Ravu tribe has just lost the immunity
They go back to camp, and Edgardo innocently walks over to ask Rocky
what he thinks they should do about the vote.
And from here on out, we just let greatness unfold...
Edgardo innocently sits down next to Rocky
"I hate Tribal Council," he says. "Whattya think?"
Rocky is suddenly furious that Edgardo has invaded his space cushion
"I think you should fucking push over a little bit, unless you wanna
make out. For fuck's sake."
Edgardo immediately flees the interview
End of scene. Fight narrowly averted.
Ha ha. Like I said, this moment is so quick and is so exactly
like every single other random Rocky outburst that I bet most people
don't even remember it at all. But I will always remember it
as the scene my wife thinks about every time she thinks about Rocky.
Edgardo comes over to have a perfectly innocent conversation
with him, and Rocky snaps at him for sitting too close.
Classic Rocky. Great character.
Oh yeah, and a perfect entry for a guy who did this during his final
P.S. Okay there is one part of this scene that I have never
understood. When Edgardo asks Rocky the "Whattya think?"
question, at the end it sounds like he adds "bitch." Which I
suppose could mean they are planning to vote out Lisi. Or it
could be him trying to be playful with Rocky. I have no idea.
All I know is that he is totally smiling when he asks Rocky
the question, and then Rocky just snaps at him. I love this
scene. If I ever meet you and sit next to you at a Survivor
event, please drop this quote on me. We will become immediate
P.P.S. Oh yeah and before I sign off, I mentioned to my
friend Justin that most viewers and Survivor fans seem to hate Rocky.
I said I thought he would be a hard sell on the Funny 115
because he was such an obnoxious bully.
"He's not obnoxious," said Justin (who is from Massachusetts), "He's
just very Boston. Boston
Rob is like that too. That's just how it works in Boston. You
it all, don't hold back, and expect people to be able to handle
themselves. It's not malevolent or anything. It's just painfully
anyway, there you go. Advice from a New Englander.
time you watch Fiji, just watch Rocky for the entertainment value.