Funny 115 - version 2.0
Ozzy proposes? Done deal.
Fans vs. Favorites - episode 7
You know, there have been a lot of funny characters and
funny narrators over 21 seasons of Survivor, but if there is one
character who I think is horribly underrated in this regard, it is
"A gangsta in a Oprah suit"
don't know about you, but I find myself laughing (or at least smiling)
at just about everything that comes out of Cirie's mouth. And
doesn't even have to be telling a joke either. Cirie has such
clever way with words, and she is such a naturally gifted speaker and
storyteller, and she is so good at pointing out the ridiculousness
around her, that she can just sit there and giggle and comment on
whatever is going on in the game, and even if it's not all that
inherently funny, it can still come off like it's the funniest thing in
They key, of course, is the giggle. Nearly every Cirie
confessional ends with "The Giggle."
You know the one I am talking about.
anyway, take one of the funniest storytellers in Survivor history
(Cirie), take one of the most awkwardly goofy subplots in Survivor
history (Erik's man-crush on Ozzy in Fans vs Favorites), and you get
the very Cirielicious #88 entry on the Funny 115. To this
this is one of my all time favorite Survivor quotes.
Ozzy Lusth - one of the two godlike players in Micronesia
the seventh episode of Fans vs. Favorites, and naive ice cream
scooper/shorts model Erik Reichenbach has just recently been put on the
same tribe as his favorite player in Survivor history, Ozzy.
And, well, needless to say, for a fan as big as Erik, this is very
and Erik wind up on the Malakal tribe together, and at the start of
episode seven we get scene after scene showing Erik's total
crush on Ozzy, and how he is utterly just in awe of the guy.
Erik watches Ozzy climb a coconut tree
Erik admires shirtless Ozzy at the reward dinner
Erik studies how Ozzy is just able to be awesome
the way, want to see a subtle way the editors try to tell a funny
storyline in Survivor? Did you ever catch this subtle
Back to back shots of Ozzy and Erik eating a banana
Cirie sure caught the back to back banana shots. You better
*insert the Cirie giggle*
anyway, Erik is totally mesmerized by his new relationship with Ozzy,
and here's Cirie off to the side, noticing it and (like usual) taking
it all in. Cirie really doesn't miss much when it comes to
Cirie giggling as she points out Erik's man-crush to Amanda
"Ozzy is amazing. I honestly like Ozzy, he is an awesome guy."
I wanna learn, I wanna grow, I wanna go outside the small scope that
I've lived in, and just see a lot more of the world."
everybody thinks that Ozzy is like the Wonder Kid, or whatever, and I
was like, I can do that. I can climb a coconut tree too."
And now we come to the scene that makes the Funny 115.
Erik decides he is going to climb a coconut tree, just like his idol,
As Master Ozzy watches and instructs
Cirie sits down to watch this with Ami
And then Cirie sits down to give us a typically awesome Cirie
and Ozzy are like the Lion King. The father when he
was teaching the cub. And you can just see, like,
"Whenever he says Ozzy's name, like star dust comes out of his mouth."
"Erik is just like, (reverential) Ozzzzyyyyy."
And then comes the big finisher...
"I think if Ozzy was to propose marriage to Erik, right now?"
One of the single best confessionals in Survivor history.
And that might not even be the best Cirie confessional.
You'll see more of me later. A lot more.
P.S. Here's a great quote
about this entry from a reader named Joe Coombs: "You should
point out that while Erik is drooling over Ozzy at the reward, Amanda
and Ami are both topless in the shower. But Erik is still
like, Ozzy is soooooo amazing."