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"Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars"
S17e10
Bob creates the infamous fake Hidden Immunity Idol.
Episode Information
Season: Gabon
Episode Number: 10/14 (238)
Original Release: November 20, 2008
Viewership (in millions): 12.50[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 4.0/11
CBS.com Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: The Brains Behind Everything
Next: I Was Put on the Planet for This Show
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Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars is the tenth episode of Survivor: Gabon.

Story

Day 28

Day 29

Day 30

Challenges

Reward

Challenge: Survivor Auction

Reward Challenge: Survivor Auction
Competitors
S17 bob tS17 corinne tS17 crystal tS17 ken tS17 matty tS17 randy tS17 sugar tS17 susie t
Bob, Corinne, Crystal, Ken, Matty, Randy, Sugar, & Susie
Purchase Breakdown
Item Winner Bid
Three Beers and Peanuts S17 randy t $180
Covered Item (A Note)
The choice to send one person to Exile Island and take all of their money.
(Ken chose to send Bob to Exile Island.)
S17 ken t $340
Covered Item (Chocolate and Peanut Butter) S17 sugar t $340
A Hot Bath and a Clean Set of Fresh Clothes S17 susie t $340
A Cheeseburger, Fries, and a Soda S17 matty t $400
Covered Item (Spaghetti, Garlic Bread & Wine) S17 randy t $280
Advantage in the Next Immunity Challenge S17 corinne t $500
Covered Item (Plate of Cookies for the Whole Tribe) S17 randy t $20

Immunity

Challenge: The Domino Effect
In the first round, the castaways would race across a series of balance beams carrying a bag of puzzle blocks. The first two castaways to bring all three of their bags would go to the final round in which each player must stack all of their pieces like a line of domino tiles while avoiding ropes that would topple the tiles that were already stacked. Once all of the blocks were properly stacked, the castaway would start a chain reaction which would release a flag. The first castaway to raise their flag would win.
Additional Stipulation: Because Corinne bought the advantage at the auction, she is allowed to forgo the first part of the challenge, skipping directly to the finals.
Winner: Ken Hoang

Immunity Challenge: The Domino Effect
Placement Winner 2nd 4th
Castaway S17 ken t
Ken
S17 corinne tS17 matty t
Corinne & Matty
S17 bob tS17 crystal tS17 randy tS17 sugar tS17 susie t
Bob, Crystal, Randy, Sugar, & Susie

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 11:
Nobag
Voted
Against
Voter
S17 randy t
Randy (5 votes)
S17 crystal tS17 ken t
S17 matty tS17 sugar tS17 susie t
Crystal, Ken, Matty, Sugar, & Susie
S17 susie t
Susie (3 votes)
S17 bob tS17 corinne tS17 randy t
Bob, Corinne, & Randy
VOTED OFF:
S17 randy bw
Randy Bailey


Voting Confessionals

(votes for Randy) YOU HAVE MADE MY LIFE HELL FROM DAY ONE!! FORGET YOU, GO HOME, GOODBYE!!!!!!

Crystal Cox


(votes for Susie) This vote is not strategic, it's strictly personal.

Randy Bailey


(votes for Randy) Hey Randy, I forgive you for being nasty to me today, I wish you happiness. Good luck.

Susie Smith


(votes for Susie) Sorry Susie, it's a game.

Bob Crowley


(votes for Susie) I'm holding this up for a minute so it seems like I am voting for Randy. I'm voting you, Susie, because payback is a bitch.

Corinne Kaplan


(votes for Randy) Randy, you're still my boy, I hope we can hang out when this is all over with, but I think you're done playing the game, and I'm going to miss you, bro.

Matty Whitmore


(votes for Randy) You are a disgusting, old, hot headed, chauvinistic alcoholic bigot, and you need to grow up before you die alone. Loser!

Sugar Kiper


(votes for Randy) Randy, I hope you learn from this. Maybe you'll be happy after this and not disrespect so many people. I don't have anything against you, I hope you take care.

Ken Hoang



Final Words

Being voted out by these bozos is probably one of the best accolades anyone could get. The hell with these freaking people. I hope Corrine does well if she was not in on today's plot, and I don't think she was. You know, most of the others, with the exception of Matty, I hope they get bit by a big green mamba.

Randy Bailey


Still in the Running

Fang
S17 crystal t
Crystal
S17 dan bw
Dan
S17 gc bw
G.C.
S17 gillian bw
Gillian
S17 ken t
Ken
S17 matty t
Matty
S17 michelle bw
Michelle
S17 randy bw
Randy
S17 susie t
Susie
Kota
S17 ace bw
Ace
S17 bob t
Bob
S17 charlie bw
Charlie
S17 corinne t
Corinne
S17 jacquie bw
Jacquie
S17 kelly bw
Kelly
S17 marcus bw
Marcus
S17 paloma bw
Paloma
S17 sugar t
Sugar

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

Life at Ponderosa

Other

  • This episode was voted the 18th best Survivor episode of all time in the "Top 25 Greatest Episodes of all time" poll by Survivor Oz in 2015
  • Through an email conversation with Mario Lanza, the author of "The Funny 115" and host of the Survivor Historians podcast, Randy revealed that his blindside was heavily edited to make it seem that he was surprised to find out the idol Bob gave him was fake. Randy explained that he knew Bob's idol was fake, and his stunned reaction was taken from last week's episode.[2]
  • Everyone heard Crystal's voting confessional as she said it loudly.
  • This is the first time that a person bought an advantage in the Immunity Challenge but didn't win the challenge. 

Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Corinne Kaplan after getting the money for the auction. She followed it by saying "except a million."

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