Funny 115 - version 2.0
Timey Cartoon Shushing
Fiji - episode 8
In my opinion, one of the greatest storylines in Survivor history is
the fall of the Four Horsemen in Fiji.
Shambo without a mullet
a comedic standpoint (or at least a Funny 115 standpoint), the fall of
the Horsemen is just about as good as it gets. Because it has
just about every single element you could ever want in a funny
Survivor moment. You've got four super douchy
(check). You've got hubris and pride and a whole bunch of
high-fiving and cockiness along the way (check). You've got a
blindside that none of the Horsemen see coming, not even for a second
(check). And you've got one of the greatest images in
history, the image of Alex and Edgardo's faces falling when
see the first Edgardo vote and they quickly realize that
I mean, come on. If you are making a list
like the Funny 115, not only do you know that the Fall of the Four
Horseman is an automatic slam dunk entry, you also have to give it
serious consideration to be the #1 moment overall.
I just announced that the Fall of the Four Horsemen is one of
six entries I am giving serious consideration to be the overall #1.
Mark it down. I usually don't give away spoilers
One of the greatest things ever
the fall of the Four Horseman is a great iconic Survivor moment.
And you might find yourself asking, okay Mario, well if it's
damn funny, if it's a #1 contender, then why are you talking about it
way down here at #64?
Well the reason I'm talking about it at #64 is because there is another
funny part to the Fall of the Four Horseman, and it's one that most
people don't even remember.
right. I'm talking about the underrated moment in episode
where the Horseman dig up the hidden immunity idol. And then,
one of the goofiest visual images I can think of in recent Survivor
memory, they do the most exaggerated old timey cartoon shush I have
ever seen. Swear to God. They literally shush each
like they are in a Warner Brothers cartoon, and they are fucking 1940's
It's a quick little moment, but luckily we have pictures.
Douche, Douche, and El Doucho start digging for the idol
They continue to dig as Brett looks on and offers advice
Douche 1 and Douche 2 are getting close
Yay! They found it!
It's a very douchy Christmas!
here we go. An image that shouldn't be all that funny, and
actually isn't really all that funny on paper. But it cracks
up every single time I watch it in the episode.
Edgardo claps and squeals like a little schoolgirl, and Mookie and Alex
Alex is a fucking cartoon character
I mean, seriously? Who does that in real life?
People don't shush like that in real life.
you don't, Coach. Nobody shushes like that in real life.
People only shush like that in cartoons or in comedy movies.
They only shush like that if you are writing a Survivor fan
fiction and you are a bad writer, and you are trying to make
characters into giant stereotypical ridiculous buffoons.
real life people don't do that. In real life people shush
dignity. They shush someone quietly, and with purpose, kind
They certainly don't do it like fucking old timey vaudevillian
anyway, in honor of Alex and Mookie and Edgardo (but mostly Alex), I
present the #64 entry on the Funny 115. The Four Horsemen
of them anyway) digging up the hidden immunity idol, and then busting
out the old timey cartoon shushing. It's just one of those
moments in Survivor that cracks me up. Maybe it will
Old timey cartoon shushing in all its glory
Yes I know that the Horsemen "got up pretty early in the
to fool Lisi. Don't worry, we'll talk more about that
in a much later entry.
P.P.S. No that entry is not one of the six.
P.P.P.S. Yes I know that Edgardo really wasn't as
douchy as Alex or Mookie. But I am going by the old Jerry
Seinfeld rule here, "adjacent to refuse... is refuse." Sorry
El Doucho. You just wound up in the wrong alliance.
* thanks to Nemo78 at Survivor Sucks for the CGI Brett picture