Total Drama Island

Season 1 Episode 18

That's Off The Chain!

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Aired Unknown Oct 28, 2007 on TELETOON
9.0
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The campers are challenged to build their own bikes using supplies from the Arts and Crafts lodge and race them in a dangerous motor cross challenge with invincibility at stake.

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  • The campers build and race bikes, and Lindsay finally stands up to Heather!

    9.5
    The Campers build bikes and then race them for a chance to gain invincibility. The guys' alliance is still going well. Lindsay finally takes a stand against Heather.



    Lindsay finally takes her stand against Heather. At first, she's not sure about Heather and begins to question her, and as the episode progresses, she curses her off! Haha, great ending, but Cartoon Network changed the beeps to a series of words that really aren't that offending (so now it makes no sense why everyone looked surprised). I did see the unedited version of Lindsay cursing off Heather elsewhere, and I have to say that it was GREAT! Unfortunately, she got voted off due to the fact that technically, she was the last one to cross the finish line. If only Heather didn't jump over her. If Lindsay stayed for just a little bit longer, there would have probably been some awesome pranks on Heather from her, Gwen, and LeShawna.



    Does Heather really think that Lindsay is that dumb? Yep. Was Lindsay that dumb? Well, at first, but she came to her senses. Heather shouldn't have expected it to last. Heather was just cruel in her expectations of Lindsay this episode. Taking a pool of piranhas, an oil slick, and mines? Who would do that? Heather would. Seriously, that girl was messed up. I wish that Lindsay also included the speed boost on Heather's bike on her own bike. Then we could have said bye-bye to Heather in this episode.



    LeShawna and Izzy go on a wild ride on Izzy's bike. I don't get why they did that. Was it comic relief? It wasn't that funny. I'm guessing that the writers just couldn't think of an actual purpose for them in this episode, but that doesn't make much sense since Gwen also barely did anything in this episode. I don't see the purpose of the bike ride.



    I don't understand why no one thought about crashing the bike they were riding in the first race. Chris did tell the campers before they switched bikes that if their bikes crossed the finish line, they would be riding it in the race for invincibility. By crashing the other person's bike that you were riding on, that person wouldn't be able to ride their bike in the invincibility race.



    Overall, an episode that will be remembered. Especially Lindsay's swear; no one's going to forget that!moreless
  • Jeff misses Bridgette, a bike race has the campers dedicated to win.

    10
    I thought it was vary cool! It would have been better if they hadn't changed a lot of words. But over all it was alright. I thought it would have been cooler if Izzy got to compete but that is that So what can you do about it? I was surprised about to things. One, that how Lindsay yelled at heather like that. And two, that Jeff knows how to draw Bridgette, now that surprised me! As for the bikes I thought they were okay, but Jeff's bike looked liked crap! and that they still believe in Santa. And even though this is not in this episode i am highly offended about what you said about homeschooling! now that's just wrong! And I should know. I'm home schooled!! you know you offend a lot of people that I'm know!!moreless
  • Linsay finally grows a brain, lashes out, and gives Heather some come-uppance in this exciting review! :D

    10
    I'm American, but I wasn't about to wait a whole week to see a censored version of this thrilling episode! I wanted to see it raw and uncut, the way Teletoon intended! Lindsay has always been willing to trust in Heather, because she believes Heather truly thinks of Lindsay as a B.F.F. But Heather couldn't think any less of Lindsay if she tried! All that matters is invincibility, and that will alienate the only person who treats Heather like a friend! Today's a Bike-building competition. Not only do the campers have to build their own bikes, they have to race them! But Heather, never one to play fair, gets Lindsay to build a bike for her. Lindsay's actually a pretty good bike builder, so she's definitely not just another pretty face. But Heather's in the surprise of her life when she finds out she Can't race her own bike in the first round, but someone elses! But Heather isn't giving up, She's determined to win. So when Lindsay has to ride Heather's bike, Heather tells Lindsay that She needs to win so in the next round, Heather can win and protect them both from elimination. Lindsay has always believed in Friends coming first, so she wins for Heather easily. In the final round, it's down to Owen, Duncan, Lindsay, and Heather. But the campers have to face some gnarly obstacles. Once again, Heather doesn't believe in doing her own dirty work, so she gets Lindsay to clear a path for her. But as it turns out, Owen and Duncan crash their bikes so with Heather crossing first, and Lindsay being the only other camper to cross the finish, Lindsay's actually the last one to cross, so she gets an automatic booting off! And imagine Lindsay's shock when she finds out Heather isn't even going to Miss her, and never Thought of Lindsay as a friend! Lindsay decides to tell Heather what Lindsay Truly thinks of Heather, and Lindsay Totally calls Heather a lying, back-stabbing B word! Whoo! :D Go Lindsay! Heather's Definitely going to lose now! :idea: Enough said! ;)moreless
  • This show gets better and better...

    9.6
    Does anyone who reads this know why i can't watch episode 17- Hide and be Sneaky? I'm only watching the videos from youtube.In this episode of Total Drama Island, the remaining campers are forced to build bikes, from scratch. Lindsay is forced by Heather to dismantle Chef's bike and use the parts from it. When all of the campers are finished, each has it's own distinct characteristics. Izzy takes LeShauna for the ride of her life and doesn't even participate in any of the challenges for the day, but neither is voted off. In a series of life threatening races, including swaping and riding other people's bikes. In the end, Lindsay stands up to Heather and swears at her for roughly 45 seconds, straight.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (25)

    • Running gag: Izzy is riding on her bike like a maniac with LeShawna, who is screaming the entire time.

    • This is the first time Chris goes on the Boat of Losers with the voted off camper.

    • The bike that DJ built is the only one with training wheels.

    • When Lindsay is in the confessional before she leaves, she says "Heather's a total.." and then it's bleeped out. When this aired on the Cartoon Network, she says "Heather's a total, no good, selfish..." and then the video turns off.

    • One of Duncan's lines was "More like Arts and Crap center." When this episode aired on Cartoon Network, "crap" was replaced with "junk".

    • Geoff's line, "Oh crap! Did I miss breakfast?" was replaced with "Oh man" when this episode aired on the Cartoon Network.

    • The song Geoff is singing in the confession booth is similar to the song Baby Come Back, by the group Player.

    • When Duncan tells Heather that what she did to Lindsay was cold, she says, "All you do is go around scaring the crap out of everyone". However, when this episode aired on the Cartoon Network, she says, "All you do is go around scaring the snot out of everyone".

    • In the scene where Lindsay called Heather a two faced, back stabbing lying little..., her next lines were censored out, though it is assumed she utters a set of vulgarities. In the Cartoon Network's airing of this episode, Lindsay's next line is "No good, selfish, heartless, pushy, bossy, mean, bully of a girl.

    • The creepy doll that Lindsay finds can be found in the tuck shop on the Total Drama Island website.

    • Goof: When Duncan finishes his bike, it has pedals like the other bikes; but when Owen races it, the pedals are gone, and it is now a motorbike, with the controls installed in the skull mounted on the handlebars. When Duncan gets the bike back and races it in the final, it is a regular pedal bike again.

    • When Duncan leaves to check on Geoff and LeShawna says, "What about our game?", her lips don't move.

    • The only campers that weren't in the confessional were DJ, Izzy, Owen and Gwen.

    • You can see Chef standing next to Chris when Lindsay starts swearing. However, when she starts swearing for a second time and we see Chris smiling, Chef is nowhere to be seen.

    • This is the fifth time Lindsay gets one of the camper's name wrong. In Phobia Factor, she calls Tyler, " Taylor ". In Paintball Deer Hunter, she calls Beth, " Belle ". In No Pain, No Game, she calls LeShawna " Liquisha " and " Lefauna " in Not So Happy Campers (2) and in this episode, she calls Gwen, " Greta ". In Who Can You Trust?, Lindsay calls Trent "Todd".

    • Lindsay's audition: She's sitting on her bed and talks about her best qualities. She says that she's pretty and smart and gets along with everyone, even ugly girls. She also says that she loves camping, but she's never gone camping before. Finally, she says that she has a bikini for every season and she speaks fluent English and American.

    • Here's the list of the switches of the bikes:

      Gwen had Owen's bike
      Heather had DJ's bike
      Lindsay had Heather's bike
      Owen had Duncan's bike
      Geoff had Gwen's bike
      DJ had Geoff's bike
      Duncan had Lindsay's bike.

    • The only people who were not shown shocked or offended by Lindsay's swearing in the show were Chris, Geoff and Gwen.

    • This is the first episode to have someone leave the island without a campfire ceremony.

    • Heather not only had Lindsay build her bike for her, but she has her steal some parts from Chef's motorcycle.

    • Chef appeared many times in this episode but has no lines.

    • Geoff hasn't gotten over Bridgette's departure from the island.

    • Although Izzy did make a bike, neither she or LeShawna participated in this weeks challenge.

    • Owen, Heather, Lindsay and Duncan's bikes made it to the final round.

    • Heather wins immunity for the third time in a row.

  • QUOTES (30)

    • Chris: To prove that I'm a nice guy, I'm even throwing in a bike manual.
      Heather: Eww, it's furry!
      Izzy: Cool, mold spores.

    • Duncan: If the guy alliance stays strong, we can win this. So, are you in?
      Geoff: I don't know man. Going on without Bridge is like, (Sniffs) is that bacon? Awww, crap! Did I miss breakfast?
      Duncan: Looks like Geoff's in.

    • Geoff: Wailing choppers!
      Owen: Kick butt. Yes!
      DJ:...Guys Alliance. Whoo.

    • (after DJ and Geoff crash)
      DJ: Forgot... to wear... jock...!

    • Lindsay: (to Heather) Look, a freaky looking doll that looks just like you. I'm going to use her for my bike.

    • Duncan: Finally, a challenge I can get behind. I used to build bikes back home with my brothers all the time. Okay, so I stole them from the dweebs down the street and crashed them into the school wall. The point is, this is something I know.

    • Lindsay: (to Gwen) Thanks for all of your support, Greta. (to LeShawna) I love you, Lequisha.
      LeShawna: (hugs Lindsay) Take care, girlfriend. If it makes you feel any better, we would have kept you on.
      Lindsay: (to LeShawna) Thanks! Kick Heather's butt for me.
      LeShawna: My pleasure.

    • Chris: Will the guys ever trust Geoff again? Will the girls form their own alliance? Will I be stuck hosting reality TV for the rest of my life?

    • Geoff: (about his bike) Sweet ride, eh? I used top of the line bolts. (in the confessional) Okay, so I forgot the bolts.

    • Geoff: (singing) Baby come back. Any fool can see. Something, something. Hey Bridge, calling out to wherever it is the boat of losers takes you.

    • Lindsay: Aren't you even sad? We're BFFs.
      Heather: Yeah, for the contest. I mean, it's not like we're gonna to be best friends for life or anything.
      Lindsay: (In the confessional) I can't believe she said that. (to Heather) I can't believe you just said that.

    • Duncan: (while riding Lindsay's bike) Okay, this is a little messed up, but yeah! This is one bommin' ride!
      Lindsay: (rides right by him) I know, right?

    • Geoff: (crying) Bridgette, I'm so sorry. I should have made them vote for someone else. Even though you did stink up the place.

    • Owen: Hey, do you guys remember your first bike ride?
      Duncan: Yeah. I wiped out so bad and broke my collar bone. You could see it sticking out of my shoulder. It was wicked.
      Geoff: I flew so far off my handle bars that I skid for a mile. Skin was hanging off me in chunks.
      Owen: That's nothing. I popped my arm right out of my socket. It took three doctors to hold me down while they sling shot it back into place.
      All Three: Good times.

    • Heather: The boys think they're so smart. They can enjoy their 'little alliance' if they want, but why build a bike when you can have someone else build it for you?

    • Izzy: No, wait, your extra weight will be good for extra speed!
      LeShawna: I'm gonna take that as a compliment.

    • LeShawna: How did you learn how to build a bike?
      Izzy: My brother was a mechanic until he got hit by a truck and developed a fear of automobiles.

    • LeShawna: What the heck is this thing?
      Gwen: It's a pedal. Haven't you ever ridden a bike before?
      LeShawna: Of course I have. I just haven't built one from scratch before.

    • Chris: Welcome to the Arts and Craft center.
      Duncan: More like the Arts and Crap center.

    • (in the confessionals)
      Lindsay: (about Heather) Wow, Heather thinks of the greatest plans. I'm lucky to have her as a friend.
      Heather: (about Lindsay) I have no way of knowing if she'll make it in second. What's important, is that I get in first. Invincibility is everything.

    • Lindsay: Bye guys, see you at the finalie. (sees Owen depressed) Awww, Owen, I think I'm gonna miss you most of all.
      Owen: (cries and hugs Lindsay) Me, too! (continues to cry as he puts Lindsay back down)

    • (in the confession stall)

      Lindsay: Once I told my math teacher that his new hairpiece looked like my dog's butt, but he totally took it the wrong way. My dog has the cutest curly little butt! It was a compliment!

    • Gwen: (about Heather): Next week.

    • Chris: (about Heather's bike) Nice dynamics.
      Heather: It only weighs two ounces.
      Gwen: Like her brain.

    • Lindsay: (to Heather) You really are mean and all that bad stuff people say about you is true. Like how you're a two-faced, back stabbing, lying little (Beep). I always told them they were wrong. I stood up for you because I thought we were BFFs but they're right. You really are a two-faced, back stabbing, lying little (Beep). And guess what? I don't want to be BFFs anymore. I'd rather spend the day staring at Owen's butt then shopping with you. And P.S. your shoes are tacky!

    • Lindsay: You mean, I've been helping you all this time and you didn't even like me?
      Heather: Uh, truth? Not really, no. What? We're not here to make friends. We're here to become celebrities, remember?
      Duncan: Oh, that's cold, Bra.
      Heather: Oh, like you're such a team player. All you do is go around scaring the crap out of everyone.
      Duncan: At least I'm straight with people.

    • Chris: Alright, racers! On your marks...get set...paramedics on standby...and drag!

    • Lindsay: But I built your bike for you.
      Heather: (to everyone else) I don't know what she's talking about.

    • Lindsay: Bye, Heather! I hope you get what karma's got coming to you.

    • Lindsay: (about Heather) She really is a beep!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Survivor

      "We're not here to make friends!"
      Reality shows like Survivor, The Apprentice and Project Runway had at least one person saying "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to win."

    • The Wizard of Oz

      The scene where Lindsay tells Owen that she'll miss him the most is quite similar to when Dorothy says good-bye to the scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz.

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