Season 15 Episode 1

A Chicken's a Little Bit Smarter

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 2007 on CBS
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In the season premiere of "Survivor: China", the 16 castaways start off in Shanghai and then head off to a Buddhist ceremony in the mountaintops. At the ceremony, one castaway is faced with a moral dilemma as the ceremony conflicts with her beliefs. Afterwards, the castaways were split up into two tribes Zhan Hu and Fei Long.

Wearing yellow, the Zhan Hu Tribe consists of Dave Cruser, Jaime Dugan, Erik Huffman, Peih-Gee Law, Sherea Lloyd, Ashley Massaro, Steve "Chicken" Morris and Michael "Frosti" Zernow. Wearing red, the Fei Long Tribe consists of Jean-Robert Bellande, James Clement, Todd Herzog, Amanda Kimmel, Denise Martin, Leslie Nease, Aaron Reisberger and Courtney Yates.

At the Zhan Hu camp, the tribemates encounter a huge storm and Ashley started feeling sick and "Chicken" was just frustrated with his tribemates. On Fei Long, Todd suggested Aaron would make the best leader.

At the first Immunity Challenge, Fei Long wins and at Tribal Council Dave and Phei-Gee volunteered to be leaders of the tribe.moreless

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  • This episode allows us to get to know, what looks like a very interesting cast

    The cast looked really interesting after this episode. There were a lot of people with interesting personalities. I like how they have a lot of people with interesting professions mixed into the group, like a wrestler, grave digger, and a lunch lady. The religous ceramony to welcome them to China was interesting, and it was cool to see people react to doing it. I think Leslie was taking it too far when she refuesed to participate, but I guess she is entitled to her own opinon. I was glad that Chicken was eliminated early because he seemed like a strange guy. This episode did a good job setting up for an interesting season of Survivor.moreless
  • the first episode of Survivor China.

    First of all I thought that Survivor would never do a season in China but I am very happy that they are doing it. I was shocked that people showed up wearing high heels and dresses don't they know they are going to be in nature why are they wearing those clothes. I can not believe Leslie could not evan particapate in a cememony that was being done just for them because she believes it interferes with her religous beliefs. I guess I could sy the same for her when she is on tv talking about her beliefs know that it could be aired. I think that this is going to be a great season of Survivor.moreless
  • Same old Survivor, but I still love it.

    I am and will always be a fan of Survivor. This season so far hasn't done anything different from any other season, but it's still entertaining. Atleast this time around the guy I wanted off and who was annoying (Chicken - who mentally gave up way too soon), got voted off. I just can't wait to see the skinny blond from New York (sorry, can't and really don't want to remember her name), get booted off and hopefully with attitude. She is so disrespectful, especially in a country that has so much heritage and the people seem so friendly. If I hear another 'I live in the city...or people in the city don't do that..." I'll puke. Why do people like this keep applying for this show?moreless
  • Same ole same ole survivor. One smart team one dumb team and the smart people on the dumb team go home.

    First off I have to say I am a Chinese culture and language buff. I doubt survivor did much research into chinese culture. Chinese generally are not Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Daoist, etc etc. They are Communist, meaning they either have no religion or Communism is their religion. Yes Communism is a religion. Mao Zedong is their God. But they started this episode off with an unrealist Chinese Buddhist welcoming ceremony giving the image that Buddhism is still widely practised in China. Not true! Then Jeff introduced the teams and teams names with his bad Chinese. First team was name zhan hu(zh being similar to a "j" sound but should be pronounced "John Hu", that would be a name an American Chinese person.) Jeff claimed it meant fighting tiger. Yeah I guess you could say that but I preferring the name and in my mind more acurate translation of "Warring Tiger". The next team was named Fei Long(Faye long with a long "o" sound not the short "o" sound that Jeff used to pronounce it) or Flying Dragon. Luckily they reconized the two most important colors to Chinese culture and gave the teams these two colors, red and gold. Gold was the color for the kings and emporers, no one else was allowed to wear this color and red that represented the blood they put everywhere during the Chinese new year or spring festival to scare away the evil monster "nian". For some reason the monster didn't like the color red. Now red is THE national color also the color for communism. The rest of the episode continued as usual. People wore unsuitable clothing and then acted like didn't know it would be so hard to do things in their high heels. Come on people, we know you have seen the show before. You gotta prepare better. Also as usual, one team was full of stupid unqualied people that can't work together and the other worked together and got things done. Then with the bad team lost they voted off one of the more hardworking and capable people Chicken. He made the mistake of refusing to give his opinion despite his qualifications in the area of expertise because of the stubborness of his teamates. My prediction: That team won't win a single competition unless the other team purposely loses to rid themselves of an annoying teamate.moreless
  • An exciting concept "China" Seeing a good show in a reletively unknown location, 6000 Years of Customs and Traditions! Were the Ugly American's are alive and well! Disrespecrful, Untolerable, and Very Unforgiving of other peoples Beliefs and Principles!moreless

    1. Chicken Steve, The Old Rooster!

    2. Young Roosters!

    3.Chickettes! (setting: children's stoy!)

    Well we need Shelter! young yellow roosters and yellow chickettes, dancing, talking, having fun! Work? No Who Needs It? We don't listen to old roosters!

    Later the sky is falling! Raining, Wet, Cold, No Sleep! Sun up! The Y.R.'s and Chick's dry their wet clothes. More dancing, talking, having fun! Work? Not now having fun! The sky falls again! rain, cold, wet, No sleep again. Not enough common sense to join him under the dry tree! Idea! Build a shelter to keep dry! Where is that old rooster? He can build us a shelter! He knows how to build a shelter! He said that a day or so ago, but we were very busy! He can build our shelter! WORK? well we can dance and Work! and Talk and Have fun too!

    "CHICKEN STEVE" Senses his time is short and senses his early departure from this game! Why help them and why build a shelter he will not use?

    P.G., Miss Know It All, the Straw Boss Etc., And Self Appointed Leadership Example! "Miss P.G. CHARMING"! Ya Know Maybe "CHICKEN STEVE" Did not have any use for you also! The Young Roosters And the Chickettes!

    No thanks! This is not New York! The people are different too! The blond took a right turn instead of a left turn, she was really supposed to appear in the "Lost Series"!

    The vote! "CHICKEN STEVE" Again speaks his mind! Is It The TRUTH? Was There any LIES? Sounded right on too me! Get the yellow team together, work hard togeether as a yellow team! Or It is all over for the yellow team!

    2 Votes for the wrestler for sickness, soft and being lazy. 1 vote for P.G. For being too Vocal and Bossy! Nothing super sugar coated for the young and foolish! The Youth

    Answered! "Chicken your out of here"! A Resounding "DAMN"! was heard by all from him! Contestant's minds scattered, heads snapped to the left and right! bodies shifted away and hearts skipped a beat! instilling fear! Thats Authority and Power!

    Well I believe "Chicken Steve" Is happy, smiling and laughing at all of them! He has a front row seat. Sitting back watching the young tender roosters and the young tender chickettes! Playing, dancing and talking and then, running around saying the sky is falling again or they are running from the rain and wettness! or the circling "Chicken Hawks" or maybe just the "Red" team, as they get picked off one by one!

    Yes it is was all written in Upper Case! Is it really shouting? I did not hear anything! Sounds Very Stupid to me! Is lower case typing talking or whispering? It is easyier for me to see and read. With sight problems and I'm single handed do to a disability with my right arm and no use of my right hand! The use of upper case facilitates the reduced number of keystrokes and single hand movements! Is this a equal oppertunity site in complyance with the Americins With Disability Act? And the program Access for Modern America?moreless
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Frosti Zernow

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Aaron Reisberger

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Erik Huffman

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