The Funny 115 - version 2.0

#16.  You have to get up pretty early...
Fiji - episode 8

Okay now this is a great little example of unintentional irony.  And the beauty of it is, this is one of those scenes where the editors don't try to beat you over the head with it.  Instead of pointing out the irony in this scene like they usually do, like using the "gong of shame", or some other obvious overexaggerated sound effect, this is one of those rare scenes where the editors just present it to us in a very subtly funny casual way, and they hope we will catch it.

Well luckily for you, if you never noticed it before, now it will be documented forever in the Funny 115.  

This is easily one of the best irony moments on the entire countdown, as well as one of the two or three top entries from Fiji.

I hope you enjoy it.

It is the eighth episode of Survivor Fiji, and this morning it looks like malfeasance is afoot

Alex and the Horsemen are waking up early, because they have some work to do

And just what is this super secret mission they are hoping to pull off so early in the morning?

Well it turns out there is an immunity idol buried here at Camp Ravu.  It is apparently buried directly underneath where they sleep.

Oh, and how do they know about this super secret hidden immunity idol?

They know this because Lisi told them

"I got the clues when I was out on Exile Island."

"With the clues that I have, you, me and Edgardo should start prowling around the island."

You see, Lisi is under the impression that she is in a three way alliance with Alex and Edgardo.  So she tells them this information in the hopes that they can all find the immunity idol and work together.

Lisi in her supposed alliance with Alex and El Doucho.  I love you guys.

But as for Alex and Edgardo?  Uh, yeah.  They aren't in an alliance with Lisi so much.

They have teamed up with Mookie and they are going to screw her.

And this is where we get one of the most unintentionally funny moments on the entire countdown.

Alex wakes up early on Day 20, with plans to dig up the immunity idol

Lisi is still dead asleep to the world.  This morning she has chosen to sleep in.

Mookie, Edgardo, and Alex start to brainstorm, and try to put the pieces together.  They try to figure out exactly what they all know about the hidden immunity clues.

"After Lisi got back from Exile Island, she told Alex and me two clues."

"One of the clues was, it's at the highest point of the island, and dig down."

"And the other clue said, dig beneath where you sleep."

And with that, their early morning plan is in motion.

"So myself, Alex, and Edgardo were digging for the idol"

"While Lisi and Dreamz were sleeping."

The Horsemen start digging for the hidden immunity idol

While taking special extra care to make sure that Lisi doesn't wake up

She doesn't

More digging

More checking

More sleeping ass shots

And then... finally... Mookie's shovel hits something.  They have located the hidden immunity idol!

And you know what that means.

Old timey cartoon shushing!


With the idol now in their possession, the Horsemen quickly fill up the hole.  They do their best to hide the fact that they have been digging here this morning.

Fixing a hole where the rain gets in

I love this shot.  Mookie fills up the hole as Lisi's ass is still sleeping directly behind him

With the hole covered up, and the deed done, the Horsemen celebrate

Yeah we're awesome

Nice day to sleep in, Lisi.  Good choice.

Mookie, of course, sits down and laughs about the situation in this confessional.

"I was digging in the right place at the right time."

"And I don't know how they didn't hear that."

Still sleeping


Okay, so here's what we have so far.

The Horsemen woke up early this morning so they could dig for the idol.  They were successful.  They dug it out, and then they covered it back up.  And then they old timey cartoon shushed each other.

Meanwhile, Lisi didn't hear shit-all the entire time, despite the fact that she was laying on the ground NO MORE THAN TEN FEET AWAY.  Lisi could have farted in her sleep, and the flatus blast might have accidentally unearthed the idol.   That's how close she was lying to it.

Once time I farted in Italy, and I unearthed Pompeii.

So anyway, at this point Lisi's fail is bad enough.   At this point she is literally the worst looker for hidden immunity idols ever.

Oh but it is about to get worse.

It is about to get Funny 115 worthy worse.

Later that morning, Mookie comes back to the dig site.  I don't know why.  Maybe he is just going to fuck with his sleeping teammate a little bit.

No Big Ted.  Not like that.

Mookie just plays around with the dirt a little bit, as he waits for Lisi to wake up

Yeah, it takes a while

Eventually Lisi hears him searching around and she wakes up

Uh oh.  Mom's up.

With Mookie caught red handed, Lisi decides it will be fun to start toying with him.

She starts toying with him like a cat would play around with a mouse.

"Little idol digging, huh?"

Mmm hmmm

"Yeah that's where I suspected it is.  Right around there."

"It's gotta be right here, where we're sleeping."


Yeah let's see you talk your way out of this one, dipshit.

Frustrated that he has been "caught", Mookie walks away.

Lisi watches Mookie walk off into the distance.   Never before has an Asian man been so massively pwned.

And this is where we get one of the greatest examples of unintentional irony in Survivor history.  

God bless the fact that the editors didn't beat us over the head with this.

"I suspect Alex told Mookie that the idol is right where we sleep."

Yeah, ya think?

"Because this morning Mookie tried to be like a little discreet."

"Flipping leaves, and trying to play with the ground."

"And I was like, what, idol digging?"

"And he had no choice but to say "Uh, yeah.,"

She rolls her eyes

"I'm like, dude, you're gonna have to wake up really, really early to fool an old cat like me."

"What's wrong with you?"

And so there you have it.  One of the finest bits of unintentional irony in Survivor history.  One that the editors casually tried to slip by all of us.

Oh wait, it didn't jump out at you?

Well how about if I write it like this.  Now you will see why I love this entry so much.

"Dude, you're gonna have to wake up really, really early to fool an old cat like me."

"Hey guys, let's wake up really really early and fool Lisi."


And so there you have it.

If you want to fool Lisi Linares, you have to wake up really really early in the morning to do it.  

Although if you literally do wake up really really early in the morning, it is actually quite easy.

"What's wrong with you?"

Thank you for this foray into unintentional comic irony, Mookie.

"I have the idol."

"And Lisi's still digging for it.  She has no idea."

"And I'm gonna help her dig."


"That's the funny part."

Eenie meenie miney mo, find an idol in the hole

(still laughing)

P.S.  Here's a great quote from a reader at Survivor Sucks named PrettyGoodYear1988.  I believe this very accurately sums up the legend that is Lisi:

"Lisi was just a mess.  All of her confessionals are hilarious, particularly the ones in her boot episode.   Her confessionals in her boot episode are just like her famous face-plant, except in this case she's face-planting WITH WORDS."

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