Full Show Index
Advertise With Us
Write For Us
“What Good Could Giving Me a Fake Idol Do Him?” – RealityNewsOnline’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Gabon’s Randyby David Bloomberg -- 11/21/2008
View Printable version of this article
As anybody who has watched a single episode of this season of Survivor knows, Randy calls it like he sees it. And so it was when I talked to him. The only problem was that I had so many questions and not enough time to ask them all! Still, read on to find out what Randy thinks on a wide variety of topics and people from the game.
RealityNewsOnline: Hello, Randy, and thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at RealityNewsOnline! Starting at the end, what was going through your mind as you watched last night’s episode and saw what led up to you being voted off?
Randy: I was thinking, “Finally, Sugar is being shone for who she really is.” She’s gotten the golden edit this year, making her out to be America’s sweetheart and everybody got to see how vicious… enough about Sugar. I was relieved, I had a lot of closure last night.
(Author’s note: Randy’s statement about the good edit Sugar has been getting corresponds with what Charlie said in his interview last week.)
RNO: What do you think the average viewer was thinking as they watched?
Randy: I would guess they were saying to themselves, “Finally, the villain Randy is gone.” That’s the average unsophisticated viewer of course.
RNO: What about the sophisticated viewer?
Randy: They’re thinking, “What am I going to do next Thursday night – that’s one of five or six players that know how to play this game and have an IQ over 85.”
RNO: Who were the others who knew how to play?
Randy: From being out there as well as watching, Jacquie, Ace, myself, Charlie, Corinne, Marcus has a great early game, and somewhat Kenny. Kenny is lasting longer than me and Corinne and Marcus, but if you look at it, he’s gotten every break in every tribe flip-flop, and unfortunately, other strong players got the short end of the stick.
I’d also put Crystal as one of the best players. I want to point out that when Kenny won last night’s immunity challenge, Crystal set the all-time record in 17 seasons for losing the most challenges. This is coming from a gold medallist. And she even sucked at the auction.
RNO: To clarify for those reading this interview in print, when you said that about Crystal…
Randy: I was being totally sarcastic. Crystal from day one, she was looking at Dan and Marcus and Matty and she chooses Susie. Maybe I’m not smart enough to understand the brilliance of that move, but she left me scratching my head so many times.
RNO: Why did you seem to have such dislike for Crystal?
Randy: I pretty much disliked her for every move she made. We won that reward challenge early in the game where we got two blankets and when we slept at night, she put one blanket underneath her and used the other to cover herself while the rest of us were freezing. And she didn’t see anything wrong with that! It was early enough in the game that I let her get away with it and bit my tongue and didn’t say anything. I disliked her just because I disliked her. Period.
RNO: Going back to the beginning, what was your strategy coming into the game?
Randy: I pretty pulled off exactly what I wanted to pull off. I wanted to be a floater at first, which I was at the original Fang. There was nobody there I could form an alliance with. Fortunately, I didn’t. Then we switched up on Day 10 and I found some smart, fun people that I thought knew what they were doing. It took until Day 18 or 19 until we made it official with an alliance. A week later, another switch. My strategy was right, I just wasn’t quite patient enough.
But I don’t regret it, because when I picked Corinne, Marcus, and Charlie to play the game with, I decided I was going to win the game with them or lose the game with them, because I could not communicate with Crystal, GC, Matty, or even Kenny.
Kenny was playing the dumb kid and I didn’t see through his act. I wish I would have. I was happy with my strategy. But with so many twists in the game, the only strategy is no strategy. With Sugar and Bob still in the game, that pretty much proves that theory.1 2 Next-->
View Printable version of this article