|"It's Funny When People Cry"|
|Episode Number:||10/15 (269)|
|Original Release:||April 23, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||11.30|
|Previous:||"The Biggest Fraud in the Game"|
|Next:||"They Both Went Bananas"|
It's Funny When People Cry is the tenth episode of Survivor: Tocantins.
Challenge: Swiss Cheese Please
The castaways would be divided into two teams of four. Two members at a time from each team would race across a field to retrieve a large puzzle board. Once the pair returns, the other two teammates would retrieve another board. Four boards would need to be retrieved. Once retrieved, the boards would have to be arranged in a line so that the large holes were aligned like a grille to reveal seven vowels. The revealed vowels and seven consonants given to the team would need to be arranged to solve a four word phrase. The first team to solve the phrase would win.
Reward: The winning team would go on a trip to a local village for a feast of local food and a demonstration of Capoeira.
Winners: Red Team (Debbie Beebe, Erin Lobdell, J.T. Thomas, and Tyson Apostol) (exiled Stephen Fishbach)
Challenge: Tocantins Shuffle
The castaways would play a version of shuffleboard. Each castaway would be given three pucks which they would try to slide closest to the target. The castaway whose puck ends up closest to the target would win. In addition, if any of the contestants did not want to participate, they would get to eat pizza for the duration of the challenge.
Winner: Debbie Beebe
| Tribal Council 8:|
Tyson (5 votes)
Erinn, J.T., Sierra, Stephen, Taj
Sierra (3 votes)
Coach, Debbie, Tyson
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Sierra) I'm voting for you because you have a weird, deformed finger from a horse bite. Gross!||”|
|“||(votes for Tyson) Sorry, buddy, but, uh, just in case I can't beat you later.||”|
|“||(votes for Tyson) I wish you never would have lied to me; I wouldn't have had to do this.||”|
|“||(votes for Tyson) Sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Tyson) When opportunity knocks, you have to let him in, because opportunity is a mean dude, and, if you don't, he might burn down your house or steal your car. Sorry, man.||”|
|“||(votes for Tyson) You're a jerk.||”|
|“||(votes for Sierra) Last week, Sierra, I slayed the dragon. This week, I had to take of his bride. Truth and consequences; that'll set you free every time. Goodnight, sweet princess.||”|
|“||(votes for Sierra) Sierra, you made a bad play in the game. I hate it. I'm gonna miss you, my sweet friend. Good luck.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- The Immunity Challenge was originally from Survivor: The Amazon and Survivor: Vanuatu, and a rendition of this challenge would later appear in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
- With Tyson Apostol's elimination, the females outnumbered the males in the game for the first and only time this season.
- The episode title came from Tyson, referring to wanting to see Sierra cry.
|Survivor: Tocantins Episodes|
"Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start" · "The Poison Apple Needs to Go" · "Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This" · "The Strongest Man Alive" · "You're Going to Want That Tooth" · "The First 15 Days" · "One of Those 'Coach Moments'" · "The Dragon Slayer" · "The Biggest Fraud in the Game" · "It's Funny When People Cry" · "They Both Went Bananas" · "The Ultimate Sacrifice" · "The Martyr Approach" · "I Trust You but I Trust Me More" · "Reunion"