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Survivor Hype

Saturday, February 17, 2001

Talk about taking one for the team.

After a tie vote at this week's tribal council, Ogakor 7-footer Mitchell signed his own execution order by admitting tribe mate Keith was stronger. Oddly, that still didn't ensure his expulsion, with Jerri and Amber standing by their exceedingly tall man.

After a second tie vote between Mitchell and Keith, the "Survivor" playbook was called upon to determine the loser: Whichever person has the most cumulative votes since the start of the game gets banished. Mile-high Mitchell headed home.

WITH SOME FAVA BEANS AND A NICE CHIANTI: Didn't you think Michael, "Survivor's" answer to Hannibal Lecter, looked a little too gleeful after killing that wild boar? He painted his face with pig blood and boasted, "If I go out, I'm going out full, and I'm so happy about that."

Michael comes across as a wee bit maniacal, but he's also got a strangely inflated opinion of his importance to the Kucha tribe. He views himself as the only one capable of finding food. WRONG! He's just the only one trying at this point.

QUIT YER WHINING: Kimmi the vegetarian ought to curtail her breakdowns every time there's a hint of an animal being slaughtered. Did she expect catered tofu in the Outback?

FEVERED FLASHBACK: Those chickens brought back long-repressed memories of the chickens that lived in the back yard on "Big Brother." Shudder.

AMBER, OUR AMBER: The hometown hottie continues to fly under the radar, but her profile is beginning to rise ever so slightly. Just not in a good way.

By staying in the hip pocket of obnoxious Jerri and with the ouster of Mitchell, Amber now finds herself in an Ogakor alliance of just two. It's possible alliances will shift again, but if Amber clings to Jerri, she might not make it to the merger of the tribes.

OH NO, NOT AGAIN! Not that we'd encourage anyone, because we have no desire to write this weekly column again due to a second local contestant, but CBS has begun accepting applications for the third "Survivor."

Go to CBS's Web site at survivor.cbs.com/primetime/survivor2 and click on "Survivor: Top-Secret Location" to download an application. It's due April 13.



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