Funny 115 - version 2.0
Tocantins - all season long
This is one of those quickie little visual moments that I'm not
sure everyone caught (because the editors were very subtle about it.)
But if you look for it when you are watching Tocantins, it
the Coach experience that much more awesome.
Coach in his formal Tribal Council attire
of the little quirks about Coach (among about 500 others) was the fact
that, for some odd reason, he always wore his jacket to Tribal Council.
When other players go to Tribal Council, they just go in
normal Survivor clothes. But not so with Coach. For
odd reason, when Coach goes to Tribal Council, he always likes to dress
up. Like Jack Dawson in first class on the Titanic, he always
to dress up in his formal "I'm voting somebody out tonight"
The Informality Slayer
what makes Coach such a quirky spectacular character, and what makes
him such an awesome Funny 115 All-Star, is the fact that... despite the
fact that he brings his jacket to Tribal Council... he doesn't
actually wear it when he goes up to vote. Nope.
character quirk #501 about Coach is the fact that every time he goes up
to cast a vote, first he has to take his jacket off and sling
over his shoulder.
Don't believe me? Take a look.
Just another part of the Coach Experience, my friends.
Coach takes his jacket off before going up to cast a vote
Jacket over the shoulder
Here's a pre over-the-shoulder-shot from another episode
Unfortunately I couldn't get very many screen caps of the over the
I don't know. For the most part the editors were very good in
Tocantins about pointing out what a weird guy Coach was. For
most part they were very good at highlighting nearly every single one
of his little Coach quirks, and just beating us over the head with it.
But with the jacket sling that doesn't really appear to be
case. With the jacket sling, it was something you know that
was always doing, but the editors only gave us an actual shot of it a
couple of times.
Oh, and you might ask, how do I know he was
always doing it?
Well because if he wasn't doing it all the time, we wouldn't have the
#58 moment on the Funny 115.
It's episode twelve of Tocantins, and the Forza tribe is getting ready
to cast the fateful vote
The jury looks on in anticipation
I said at the beginning, this is just a quickie little visual moment,
and it's one that the editors barely even focused on at all.
And I bet most people either never even noticed this little
scene, or have completely forgotten it. But moments like this
the reason I made the Funny 115.
Are you ready for it?
It happens very quickly.
Coach goes up to cast a vote for Taj
As he is up casting his vote, the jurors decide they are going to pay a
little tribute to him
In true Coach style, Brendan and Sierra sling their jackets over their
They sit there and wait for him to walk by
Even Tyson (who is normally a tough laugh) finds this amusing.
Taj sees what they are doing and tries to keep from laughing
And now here is the best part...
Coach walks by them and you can see he is cracking up
I said, it's just a quick little five second meaningless scene in
Tocantins. But if you are looking for it, there's no way you
watch it and not laugh. It is just perfect for the Coach
And I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see that the guy can
actually laugh at himself.
By the way, when I wrote this entry and posted it a couple of
days ago, I was pretty sure it was already a fun memorable A+ Coach
entry. But what I didn't realize is that I only included like
of the overall story. What I didn't know is that there was a
bunch of even better stuff I had forgotten to add to it.
remember how I said that the jacket sling in front of Coach was the
jury's big tribute to him? Well it turns out it actually
started before that.
Check this out. Somebody on my guestbook pointed this out to
jury files into Tribal Council in episode twelve. Note that
three of them already have the jacket slung over their shoulder
They walk in all imitating Coach. Complete with feathers in
Coach sees their little tribute and laughs
As wolfytheblack at Survivor Sucks says, "I love it how Tyson actually
a pair of pants and not a jacket or sweater of any kind."
You can see the feather in Sierra's hair here
P.P.S. But wait, there's more!
You thought the jacket slinging/jury mocking/Coach tribute ended in
this out. This is where this entry goes from an A+ moment to
A+++ moment. I can't believe I forgot to include this part in
It's the Tocantins finale, and Coach is casting his final vote for J.T.
Note the jacket.
As Coach walks back past the rest of the jurors, he takes the jacket
And slings it over his shoulder
And smiles right in Sierra's face as he does it
She sees that now he is the one mocking her
And loses it
Probst watches this little exchange and nods with approval
Coach sits down and now Erinn, Sierra, Coach, and (presumably) Brendan
are all laughing about it
there you go. The world famous infamous Coach and his Jacket
Sling. One of the great long lost secret unnoticed moments in
This gif really doesn't do it justice, but here is the full jacket
sling tribute in its entirety