Funny 115 - version 2.0
Tyson Apostol - A good guy to have around
Tocantins - all season long
"Tall, spiky hair blond boy. Love
"He just seems like a good guy to have around."
Yes, in the first sixty seconds of Survivor: Tocantins, we got
our introduction to the now legendary evil Mormon assassin, Tyson
Apostol. A guy who, for all intents and purposes, is not only
guy who wouldn't
be good to have around, but is probably the worst guy you
want to have around.
Why do I say that?
because last time I checked, Tyson is not only a bad guy to have
around, he seems to serve no purpose on Survivor other than to
around and talk shit about people behind their backs. He
serve no purpose to a Survivor storyline other than the guy who just
sits around in confessionals and shreds everybody else to
when they can't hear him. Usually in a meaner and a funnier
than they ever could
have done themselves.
A good guy to have around? A guy you would love to have on
It's three seconds after Erinn just called him "a good guy to
have around". Tyson's rebuttal?
"The younger brunette? She comes off to me as kind of
being... the bitch."
Ah yes. So here we go. Welcome to the world of
Where mean things will be said and done to just about
Where peoples' dreams will be crushed. Where
hopes will be destroyed. Where peoples' tears will be
encouraged. Just so Tyson can point and laugh at the
players behind their backs as he shreds them in a confessional.
It is a magical
And there's dancing too
the way, I should point out that of all the people I
writing about on the Funny 115, Tyson is the one that I am probably the
frightened of. In fact, I'm more worried about Tyson's
to his Funny 115 entry than I am about Coach's and Amanda's and Russell
Hantz's reactions to their entries combined.
because Tyson is a fucking assassin, that's why. If
there's even a chance that Tyson ever reads this entry, and he doesn't
what I say? Do you know how fast and how easily he is
going to go on Twitter or whatever social network he is using that day
and just rip me apart? He is going to
shred me faster than Rupert shreds a pair of poorly sewn underwear.
He is going to shred me like a Watergate document,
In other words, hi Tyson. I hope you read
this entry. And I really really really hope you like
you don't like it, my name is Murtz Jaffer, and I am from Canada.
Pleased to meet you.
anyway, here we go. Twelve of my favorite "Tyson
Moments" from Survivor: Tocantins. Most of which are
him basically being a
dick to people just because he knows it's funny.
I heart you, Tyson.
MEAN/FUNNY TYSON MOMENTS
I was originally going to call this "The Top Twelve Tyson
Moments", but that wouldn't be accurate because his best moments are
all going to get their own entries later. So this is
twelve of my random other Tyson favorites. Believe me, he has
ton to pick from.)
Tyson hates Sierra
It's episode ten, and Tyson is bagging on Sierra
"I like to see Sierra scramble and mope, uh, I think it's funny."
"Because I've never liked Sierra. To me, she's of no worth."
"I mean... her parents probably love her."
"I can't imagine her boyfriend's that cool."
Tyson and the Ceramic Pigs
It's episode seven of Tocantins, and the tribes are competing in a
challenge where they try to catch cute little ceramic pigs
Tyson and the Timbiras dominate the challenge
"Timbira! Wins reward!"
the Timbiras win, what is Tyson's first reaction? Is he
overjoyed? Is he excited? Is he basking now in the
afterglow of challenge dominance?
No, Tyson's first instinct is pure childlike bloodlust.
"Gimme a pig! Lemme smash it!"
He runs off to go smash a pig
The Timbiras celebrate in the foreground, and there's Tyson in the
background, destroying a pig.
The Bacon Slayer
Tyson's Naked Water Run
It's episode one, and Tyson decides he is going to do a naked water
It's just more fun when you are the guy walking
around with the blur
Especially when it makes people uncomfortable
I love this shot
9. Tyson trolls
for phone numbers
It's episode eight, and Tyson has just won individual immunity
Back at camp, he does an interview where he takes a moment to subtly
brag about himself
"So, I kicked ass, like I always do."
"And...uh... if any ladies want my phone number..."
"I guess... uh..."
Tyson lies to your face and you eat it up
There really could not be a more "Tyson" type scene than this
one. Enjoy. This is in episode two when he is
talking around camp with Candace.
"I was thinking I really wanna steam, like, a big, like, sea bass."
Two seconds in, and Tyson is already bored by this conversation
"We could steam it with like, some olive oil, and fresh lime juice."
"And wrap it up in aluminum foil and just let it steam."
"We could find most of that stuff," replies Tyson.
"Are you serious?"
"I lied straight to your face, and you ate it up."
Tyson fantasizes about an Erinn blindside
It's episode three, and Tyson is fantasizing about what he would like
to happen to Erinn tonight
"Anytime there's a blindside, it's pretty awesome. Just the
look on somebody's face."
"I think Erinn wants to be here so so bad, that her getting blindsided
would look really cool."
"I love seeing people cry. When you crush their dreams."
bonus entry - Tyson is still dreaming about an Erinn blindside two
the most part I've written Erinn off. I mean, I haven't
talked to her one on one, about anything. And she doesn't
out with the tribe a lot."
"Plus I think she'll be really really upset when she gets voted off,
and I'd like to see, uh, a freak out at Tribal."
"I think that would be fun."
Tyson doesn't pay
attention when people talk
It's episode four, and Tyson is recapping all the important things that
went down at Tribal Council last night
"Last night at Tribal we established a leader, kind of."
"So I guess... Brendan or Coach is the leader?"
"I don't know. It's, uh... I wasn't paying attention.
I don't really care."
Tyson bags on both Brendan and Sierra
It's episode eight, and Tyson is doing what he does best.
Talking shit about people.
"Lying to everybody, especially Brendan and Sierra, actually brings me
"I never liked Sierra, ever."
"I have no clue why she's out here, other than to just give hope to
stupid people around the world."
"And Brendan is really the sneakiest bastard I have to worry about."
"We smile at each other. We hug. I've kissed him
on the neck. Softly."
"He's felt my warm steamy breath on the nape of his neck."
"Even on the small of his back."
"But, you know, as the old adage goes, keep your friends close and your
"That's right. Right?"
Tyson loves to bully Sierra
It's episode nine, and Tyson is talking about the blindside going down
for Brendan tonight
"If Brendan gets wind of it [the blindside] and uses his idol, Sierra's
gone. Brendan's gone in three days from that."
"I'd like to see him go first, cause I'd like three days of just
bossin' her around, and tellin' her to shut up."
"It probably won't win me her vote from the jury."
"But it would probably win me everybody else's vote."
"So it'd be a win-win for me."
3. Tyson offers
to help J.T.
It's the episode seven immunity challenge, and Tyson is squaring off
Tyson lines up his slingshot
One target down
Second target down
J.T. nervously watches Tyson hit his targets
Third target down. Well this is easy.
Yeah I'm awesome.
Joe from the sidelines asks nervously, "'JT? You want me to
take over for you?"
"No, that's okay. I got it."
Tyson hears this and helpfully pipes in
"I'll come over and do it if you want."
Tyson is even more cold blooded than BobDawg
Remember the two other entries that I said were cold things you would
say to a mf right before you popped a cap in their ass?
Well "Denise sucks at life" was harsh, but at least it wasn't to
Denise's face. It was behind her back.
In my opinion, this one by Tyson is even more cold-blooded than Bobby's
comment to Courtney about drinking her wine
It's episode ten, and Tyson is laying down the law why they can't trust
"You keep scrambling and you keep backpedalling."
"And you keep making excuses about how you didn't know."
(near tears) "I'm not trying to scramble, Tyson, I'm trying
to explain my side.
(in tears) "So it doesn't look like I was the mastermind
Tyson is unmoved
"I don't think you were the mastermind. I don't think you're
smart enough for it."
He fucking says this RIGHT TO HER FACE
BobDawg would be proud
And my favorite...
1. Tyson slams
Sierra while simultaneously flirting with Brendan.
This one is a work of art.
It's Tribal Council in episode ten, and Jeff Probst just asked
Tyson if he feels vulnerable tonight without immunity
"I'm feeling pretty comfortable. People I've aligned myself
with are the people I trust."
"I'm also pretty happy that Debbie won. When you can't win
yourself, it's nice to see someone you love win."
Awww. "Thank you Tyson."
little hard to hear that? Tyson saying "Well if I can't win,
glad that Debbie won." He didn't say I'm glad..."
(interrupting) Well I said "Someone I love."
"It's not to say she's the only one I love here."
(taking the bait) "Who else do you love here?"
Tyson blatantly names off everyone but Sierra.
"Um, Debbie. Coach. Stephen...."
"Taj. Erinn. J.T. "
Sierra just sits there and rolls her eyes.
But Tyson's not done. Because he also loves the guy sitting
over in the jury.
Shit eating grin
love the whole "I love everyone but Sierra" scene. Here it is
gif form (including Coach's reaction to Sierra just getting a verbal
knockout punch). This is one of Tyson's best Survivor
there you go.
Twelve of the greatest/funniest/most cruelly awkward moments
Tyson Apostol. The funniest and meanest Survivor player in
memory aside from Randy. The most evil Mormon since that guy
Utah who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart. The guy who is known in
Funny 115 guestbook (thanks to his adoring Dutch fan club) as "an
amazing quote machine."
Tyson's final words: "It bothers me that Sierra will be here
longer than me."
"Little weird being outfoxed by an idiot."
Want more quotes? Believe me, Tyson has a million of them.
"When it comes down to it, I want that million dollars.
expensive furs on my shoulder. Jewels on these pretty
talkin' big time."
"I'll wear a tiara-- a man tiara. Do they make those?"
here's to you Tyson. I really hope you read this entry one
and I really hope that you like it. Because I know that if
don't like it, I'm dead. I am already aware of that.
"Here's what I don't like about the Funny 115. You guys
Tyson Apostol. Truly one of my favorite comedic characters in
And as always? Yep.
He's a good guy to have around.
Tyson wearing the immunity necklace on his head on the way to Brendan's
P.S. Here's a great email I got from my friend Matt, when he
heard I was writing a Tyson entry.
a fellow Survivor and horror movie fan I feel obligated to share one of
my favorite things about Tyson: His uncanny
Seriously, compare Tyson to vintage Robert
Englund-- the gaunt face, the hooked nose, the near skeletal frame, the
love for sadistic quips-- and you have a Survivor monster almost on par
with Matthew von Ertfelda's Jason Voorhees. Of course,
had Dave Ball's freakish armspan and could do that scraping two walls
at once bit from the original Nightmare movie, then the comparison
would be perfect.
An excellent point. Thanks Matt!
One.. two... Assistant Coach is comin for you...
Personally I have always thought Tyson reminded me more of
William Zabka. You know, the cocky blond bad guy from the
Kid movies. I think that comparison works too.
Tyson bullying Sierra
P.P.P.S. Want even more Tyson awesomeness? Check
out this link over on Youtube,
where he sits there and gives a running commentary of his final Tribal
Council. Just eight minutes of pure Tyson talking shit about
everyone. Yep, he's a good guy to have around.
With Tyson the gratuitous P.S. additions never end!
a great quote from an interview he did after Heroes vs Villains, where
he decides to bag on Danielle and Candice. These quotes are
Other than Russell, was there anyone else that you didn't
recognize in the game, or did you pretty much know everybody and their
You know, I wasn't that familiar with Danielle, and I
watched her season weeks before I left for Samoa. And I still
didn't recognize her, or remember her.
Yeah, we've experienced that too.
Yeah, it's like, who is that? Is she on the crew?
What's her job here? So her. Candice I
'cause I thought it was hilarious that they kept sending her to Exile
Island on her season...'cause she was breaking down. But I
not think that she would be out there [on Heroes vs Villains], you know?
Special thanks to IceIce at Survivor Sucks for the Freddy Krueger