Funny 115 - version 2.0
James almost kills Todd
China - episode 6
Okay now this is one of those entries that most people
wouldn't have predicted would have been on the Funny 115. But
don't care. This is absolutely one of my favorite
Survivor: China. This little scene is only about five seconds
long, but it is one of those rare Survivor moments that makes me happy
every single time I watch it.
Oh yeah, and who are the stars of our quickie little slapstick China
James Clement, the big strong intimidating wall of muscle
And Todd, who is basically an elf
So anyway, it is the sixth episode of Survivor: China, and Todd and
James are just sitting around, discussing strategy.
really isn't anything magical about the scene. It's not like
isn't something we haven't seen a hundred times before. It is
just two dudes just sitting around on the ground, talking about the
Oh yeah, except one of the guys just happens to be waaaaaaaaaay bigger
than the other one.
James and Todd discuss the plan to blindside Jaime
Eventually they come to an agreement
Afterwards, they relax with a frosty beverage
Sorry, I keed, I keed.
here is the actual scene. Like I said, it is only about five
seconds long, but it is one of those magical Survivor "what the hell"
moments that I hold so near and dear to my heart. I really
love slice of life little quirky character scenes like this.
Todd and James are sitting around, discussing strategy
Todd tells James what the plan is going to be tonight
James listens intently
"I'm going to give you my hidden immunity idol."
"Just hold it up right before Jeff reads the votes."
"All of your votes are immune, and Jaime will go home instead."
"You lose the challenge, and you manage to get Jaime out of the game
"Pretty cool, huh?"
Ooh, James likes.
there you go. The whole discussion lasts about five seconds.
And it involves Todd saving James' ass tonight at Tribal
by telling him he is going to give James one of the hidden immunity
Oh, and how does James react to this?
Oh yeah, and there is more to Todd's ingenious plan as well.
"Oh and when you get back to camp, grab the wooden thing off the top of
"Because then you will have two hidden immunity idols."
Yay! More thumbs uppy things!
The part of the scene that always makes me happy.
Todd: "Look, we saved our asses."
James understands the ramifications of this, and he gets a little grin
on his face
And then... just to show the depths of his appreciation... he reaches
out to slap his little buddy on the back
Only, oops. He forgets that he is JAMES
and that he is smacking Todd.
James hits him, and Todd explodes
he doesn't explode. But we do get this quickie little
moment below, where James practically kills Todd just by giving him a
little love slap.
Like I said, I watch this moment and it just makes me
happy. It is just one of those little character scenes that
hardly ever see on Survivor anymore, and since it comes completely out
of nowhere, it is almost impossible to watch it without a smile on your
face. James is so happy about the fact that he isn't going
tonight that he reaches out and he does what James normally would do.
And that is slap someone on the back. Except since
three feet tall and weighs about fifty pounds, James practically knocks
him right out of the camera shot. I love it.
And then, of course, we get this awesome follow up to the "James almost
knocks Todd into the river" slap.
Just another great little quirky moment from one of my all time
favorite Survivor seasons.