Stacy sues Survivor.
February 6, 2001 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Stacy sues Survivor. She claims that producer Mark Burnett urged Dirk and Sean to vote against her rather than against Rudy, in hopes that the last older contestant would not be booted.
posted by rafeco (17 comments total)
That's terrible! Next thing you know, they'll be telling us professional wrestling is fixed!
posted by pracowity at 6:57 AM on February 6, 2001

This is even worse than having to wade through postings about the new Survivor series...
posted by m.polo at 7:40 AM on February 6, 2001

They are telling us pro-wrestling is fixed. They even interview the the writers these days.

Not that I watch wrestling of course...
posted by Foaf at 7:53 AM on February 6, 2001

What MeFi really needs is more posts about American politics. That'd be much better.
posted by danwalker at 7:55 AM on February 6, 2001

Foaf, did the sarcasm kind of just go over your head?

What I don't get is if they voted her off, so as to keep Rudy on...why was she one of the first contestants to get booted? At least I think that's what the article says. I'm too lazy and really not interested enough to go back and make sure.
posted by crushed at 8:18 AM on February 6, 2001

I've got my fingers crossed for the next big "island" show, maybe "Pedophile Island" or "Forcible Rape Island".
posted by ritualdevice at 8:25 AM on February 6, 2001

She's a lawyer. She's suing a huge corporation.

Why is this news?

Rudy is cool, though. He's got a hosting gig on the History Channel now.

posted by Jart at 8:31 AM on February 6, 2001

"Anyone who represents themselves in a court of law has a fool for a lawyer."

Or so I've been told.

posted by freewaydiva at 8:40 AM on February 6, 2001

No, they say "...fool for a client." Still, she's only suing, not trying to keep herself out of jail.

I kinda like the fact that wrestling dropped the pretense that it was a real sport. But how would an interview with a wrestling writer go?

"Smith previously worked on the series Boxers or Briefs, about boxers and the lady lawyers who love them, where he developed a grudge against story editor Mark Jones. Wait a minute! What's happening?! Jones has broken through security here and is throwing a chair at Smith!"
posted by dhartung at 9:10 AM on February 6, 2001

danwalker: American politics isn't much better than enginerred game show drama, if you ask me. Strikingly similar ;)

posted by Hackworth at 9:55 AM on February 6, 2001

except that the engineered game show drama contestants are in general infinitely more intelligent...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:11 AM on February 6, 2001

I like the concept of "engineered game show drama contestants." People raised in a vat specifically to compete on "Survivor."

"We can do it. We have the technology. This person was born to eat a bug."
posted by Skot at 10:39 AM on February 6, 2001

I think the reason Rudy was voted off late but she was voted off early was because at the start he was getting close to being voted off but then he started shutting up and laid low for weeks.

I'd love to see him on the History Channel though: "the battle started when the French, they were mostly queers mind you, decided..."
posted by beefula at 11:16 AM on February 6, 2001

Yeah, but I've seen him in promos for the History Channel, and I can only describe his acting as "crappy." You know, like those local car dealers who insist on doing their own commercials- you can practically see him reading the cue cards. Kind of like the Blistex commercial featuring Colleen. Just interesting that these people were picked to host or do commercials or whatever because they're in the waning seconds of their 15 minutes of fame as opposed to because they're good actors..
posted by zempf at 11:49 AM on February 6, 2001

lol beefula
posted by cell divide at 11:50 AM on February 6, 2001

I can't believe people actually watch that show, it's quite a mind boggler.
posted by Lifeblood at 12:36 PM on February 6, 2001

Kind of like the Blistex commercial featuring Colleen.

You know, Colleen just wrapped filming on a major motion picture. As the female lead. If she can't even handle Blistex, I can't wait to see her try to emote for 115 minutes.
posted by aaron at 10:52 PM on February 7, 2001

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