Funny 115 - version 2.0
Erik's Little Tantrum
Samoa - episode 4
Speaking of people behaving like children...
In episode four of
Survivor: Samoa, there is a great scene where Shambo goes over to tend
the chickens, and in the five minutes she spends sitting down
talking to them, she somehow manages to lose one of them.
And in the panic and the chase to hunt down and catch the rogue
chicken, funny things happen.
I know what you're thinking. You're probably reading this and
thinking, "Yeah yeah, I know. Erik chases after the chicken
during the chase, he somehow manages to clothesline himself with the
clothesline. And then Dave Ball makes a funny comment about
Great moment, but shouldn't it be a lot higher than this on
Well never fear. Because no this isn't the
Erik clothesline moment. And yes that entry will be a lot
than this one. We'll talk more about that particular entry
we get to it.
What this moment -does- feature is four of my very
favorite things from Samoa, all in one clip. It features the
powerful combination of A) Shambo doing something stupid, B) Erik "I'm
really really funny and underrated" Cardona, C) A chicken, and D) A
Are you ready for this one? It's a very quick visual moment,
but I promise it will be worth it.
episode four, and Shambo is attending to all the chickens'
psychological and biological needs. It looks like it is time
Erik looks on longingly. He would really really like to eat
some chicken right now.
Uh oh. Shambo has done something dumb. We have a
chicken loose. I repeat, WE HAVE A CHICKEN LOOSE! A
CHICKEN HAS GONE ROGUE!
"I think Laura did it!"
"Ha ha! Eat me, motherfucker."
Erik comes rushing to catch the chicken
But it doesn't work. The chicken gets away.
Erik looks on in disbelief. No more chicken?
And now we come to one of the best visual moments of Survivor: Samoa.
Erik is pissed. Erik is frustrated. Erik is angry
at Shambo. And Erik is hungry.
And what is the best form his anger can take at this particular moment?
Yep, you got it. It is time for a temper tantrum.
Erik winds up...
And he hits...
And he kicks.
Laura has to come over and attend to him
know the pictures don't really do it justice, so here is Erik's
ridiculous little four year old temper tantrum in full animated gif
form. Here is where he inadvertently channels Will Ferrell
just starts randomly kicking and punching. Now you will look
forward to it every single time you watch Samoa. And you're
What's the matter, Mister Poopy Pants?
anyway, there you go. The best Shambo-Erik-Chicken-Freedom
that doesn't involve a clothesline. And one of the best
tantrums in Survivor history, period. In fact, I would dare
that you could call Erik Cardona's whiny violent poopy pants tantrum
Wouldn't you agree, Jonathan? Was this tantrum as awesome as
one of yours?
P.S. Here's a great quote from Kitty Pryde1 at Survivor Sucks:
know what I always liked about that scene? Erik is randomly
wearing a black jacket all fastened up to his neck, so it looks like
he's a priest going to give the chickens their last confession.
Bless you my child. Say ten Hail Marys, ten Our Fathers, and
be sure to eat enough gravel to digest your dinner. Amen.
P.P.S. Oh yeah this entry also reminds me of my all time
favorite motivational poster.