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(CBS)   Did you ever wonder if Jeff Probst is actually standing on the small ledge of a sheer cliff in the opening sequence of Survivor? Well, here's the reality   (cbs.com) divider line 120
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2013-03-07 10:15:25 AM

GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter


More helo awesomeness
 
2013-03-07 10:22:13 AM
Link to a video that starts with a commercial? Fark you Subby
 
2013-03-07 10:22:41 AM

Old_Chief_Scott: We used to call this the "One Skid Pick-up" back in my Huey days. You always counted down the extra weight coming on the skid to the pilot because unlike this scenario the pilot couldn't see what you were doing in the main door.

Ahh, helicopters.

Remind me to tell you about the time I took a 20,000 volt static discharge through my scrotum.


Hey, tell us about the time you took a 20,000 volt static discharge through your scrotum
 
2013-03-07 10:22:52 AM
Jeff has balls of steel.
 
2013-03-07 10:26:05 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: Did you ever wonder if Jeff Probst is actually standing on the small ledge of a sheer cliff in the opening sequence of Survivor?

No.


^^^

Haven't seen it.
 
2013-03-07 10:26:32 AM

DeepDownHounds: Old_Chief_Scott: We used to call this the "One Skid Pick-up" back in my Huey days. You always counted down the extra weight coming on the skid to the pilot because unlike this scenario the pilot couldn't see what you were doing in the main door.

Ahh, helicopters.

Remind me to tell you about the time I took a 20,000 volt static discharge through my scrotum.

Hey, tell us about the time you took a 20,000 volt static discharge through your scrotum


More importantly, tell us why you have a voltmeter connected to your scrotum.
 
2013-03-07 10:29:17 AM
Favorite Helicopter video, good ole boy rescue R/C plane from tree (potential NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_fB1bvoFs
 
2013-03-07 10:29:54 AM

dittybopper: More importantly, tell us why you have a voltmeter connected to your scrotum.


How else am I supposed to know I am getting my monies worth from that dominatrix
 
2013-03-07 10:37:39 AM
My pants are ruined.
 
2013-03-07 10:40:39 AM
They would need to crowbar me out of that helicopter.  I'd be screaming like a little girl.  Give me green screen and let some "stud" CGI guy put me up there.
 
2013-03-07 10:47:13 AM
That show is still running?  Damn.
 
2013-03-07 10:54:56 AM
 
2013-03-07 10:55:40 AM
I'm at sea level in Houston and my legs felt like they were melting.
 
2013-03-07 10:57:00 AM

katerbug72: f****************ck that.


Seconded.
 
2013-03-07 11:03:47 AM

stuhayes2010: Link to a video that starts with a commercial? Fark you Subby


The commercial is the video.
 
2013-03-07 11:04:41 AM

phimuskapsi: Gunderson: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene

I would guess weight is the real reason. Pilot, director, Jeff, cameraman + equipment is a lot of weight for that heli (of that size) to handle.


May also have been for safety... assuming CBS operates under OSHA regs, elevated work has to be protected by fall rated safety equipment.  So the guy might not have been able to step off the heli to set up an anchor in the first place with violating the safe work regs.  Possibly the only way was for him to trad climb up from the bottom placing removable pro as he went and then set the fall protection stuff at the top, and then down climbing back to remove all the protection.
 
2013-03-07 11:04:58 AM
Ok, now tell us the secret to that commercial when the woman stands on the tiny ass cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo

Wouldn't be me.
 
2013-03-07 11:06:02 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ok, now tell us the secret to that commercial when the woman stands on the tiny ass cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo

Wouldn't be me.


Katie Brown and Alex Honnold.  Real climbers, real climbing.

Both of them do a lot of solo climbs IRL, ironically.
 
2013-03-07 11:14:55 AM

farker99: Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.


And I'll bet you call it 'Television', because calling it TV would that it is your friend, when it is not.

/Heard a snooty professor voice in my head when I read that.
 
2013-03-07 11:20:36 AM
Even as a guy who is not afraid of heights that made me woozy. If I could climb it no problem. Getting out of a helo onto it. F*CK THAT!
 
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2013-03-07 11:33:49 AM

Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA


2:19 - "Hey, Fred."
"Hey, Sam."
 
2013-03-07 11:54:04 AM
Here for the Survivor hate...


/Needs more cow-bell
 
2013-03-07 11:57:00 AM
CSB:

I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.

spitfish.com
 
2013-03-07 11:58:34 AM

Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.


Affirmative in the power of ten
 
2013-03-07 11:59:18 AM
WHIRLYBIRD THREAD!!!

Been watching all ya'll's links...sooooooo good.

The Aussie stadium vid was awesome.  "How 'bout THAT!"

Post more choppah pron!
 
2013-03-07 12:02:43 PM
Survivor would be a lot more interesting if they took the whack jobs from Doomsday Preppers and stuck them on an island together as contestants. I'd watch that!
 
2013-03-07 12:08:06 PM

Generation_D: No.

But I did wonder why fark's nothing but viral marketing and paid click links. Apparently that damn squirrel's got a crack habit it needs to feed.


I lol'd, you sir get a funny.
 
2013-03-07 12:12:29 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter

More helo awesomeness


From the video:  "Where is entertainment like this today?"

Q: What happens if Snoopy or one of those big helos crashed in a stadium full of people?
A:  Cuisinart!
Insurance Underwriters:  FARK THAT!
 
2013-03-07 12:17:32 PM

mafiageek1980: Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.

Couldn't have said it better myself!


It could use one tiny tweak. Change "The show" to "All reality shows" (and fix the verbs to match the subject's plurality)
 
2013-03-07 12:21:01 PM
Never heard of the guy.
Never watched the show and had no idea it was still in production.
But the video was interesting to watch.
 
2013-03-07 12:38:43 PM
lostcat: Never heard of the guy. LIE
Never watched the show and had no idea it was still in production. LIE and Bigger LIE
But the video was interesting to watch. TRUTH
 
2013-03-07 12:48:32 PM

DjangoStonereaver: farker99: Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.

And I'll bet you call it 'Television', because calling it TV would that it is your friend, when it is not.

/Heard a snooty professor voice in my head when I read that.


i13.photobucket.com

I don't watch television.  I don't even own a television.  Notice I didn't say "TV" - "TV" is a nickname and nicknames are for friends and television is no friend of mine.
 
2013-03-07 12:48:33 PM

osucycler: Favorite Helicopter video, good ole boy rescue R/C plane from tree (potential NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_fB1bvoFs


That was f*cking awesome.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:15 PM
Someone should have pushed him off.
 
2013-03-07 12:57:06 PM

ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."


From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."
 
2013-03-07 01:05:41 PM

jn1512: CSB:

I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.


That dude is cool on the show. I'm hoping he wins it.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:36 PM

kmaywfec: ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."

From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."


*GRRRROWL*  [chomp]

Good thing for Jim's family he has Mutual of Omaha insurance.
 
2013-03-07 01:18:15 PM
Holy farking shiat. I saw that and assumed that it was real but I didn't really think about how it was done.

My wife and I watch Survivor. I find it mildly entertaining but the cut scenes are always gorgeous and some of the contestants are hot.
 
2013-03-07 01:32:49 PM
I like Survivor. I've watched every season.

However, my conclusion is this: Introduce weapons and blood spilling.
 
2013-03-07 01:33:48 PM

GungFu: I like Survivor. I've watched every season.

However, my conclusion is this: Introduce weapons and blood spilling.


Isn't that pretty much Hunger Games then?

/don't know for sure, didn't read the books or see the movie
 
2013-03-07 01:38:44 PM

GungFu: I like Survivor. I've watched every season.


My wife and daughter watch this show pretty much religiously (I sent her the url for the link because I know she would dig it). I see bits of it every now and then but was pretty much turned off from the beginning when it turned out it wasn't actually about survival.
 
2013-03-07 01:42:20 PM

GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter


at the 43 second mark he cuts the top out of a weed with the rotor disk. That is TOO DAMN LOW!
 
2013-03-07 01:52:08 PM

Sudlow: Stonicus:
"So they put the guys life in jeopardy for an opening shot that could have been faked, and for less money that the cost of a helicopter and who-knows how much insurance... how stupid... "

Compared to "traditional" shows, reality shows are dirt cheap. That opening cost less to make than some shows spend on coke in a week.


soda or cocaine?
 
2013-03-07 01:55:11 PM
Excellent work by the pilot.
Pity they didn't just leave Probst up there.
 
2013-03-07 01:55:39 PM

buntz: I auditioned several times to be on Survivor.  But then each season the 'contestants' became less and less 'real people' and more "actors and models and minor celebrities"
I then realized I'll never have a shot and I gave up.

But I enjoyed making some of my videos.

Having said that, I would have never climbed out of that helicopter


Do you still have the videos?
 
2013-03-07 02:17:25 PM

Mose: phimuskapsi: Gunderson: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene

I would guess weight is the real reason. Pilot, director, Jeff, cameraman + equipment is a lot of weight for that heli (of that size) to handle.

May also have been for safety... assuming CBS operates under OSHA regs, elevated work has to be protected by fall rated safety equipment.  So the guy might not have been able to step off the heli to set up an anchor in the first place with violating the safe work regs.  Possibly the only way was for him to trad climb up from the bottom placing removable pro as he went and then set the fall protection stuff at the top, and then down climbing back to remove all the protection.


CBS doesn't own the show it only airs it.  Mark Burnett's production company owns Survivor and most of the employees who work behind the behind the scenes  aren't American so they wouldn't fall under OSHA.
 
2013-03-07 02:26:50 PM
wow, people still watch that crap?
 
2013-03-07 02:38:48 PM
This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.
 
2013-03-07 02:39:16 PM
Big deal.  He stepped out of a helicopter, stood there for a minute and then stepped back in.
 
2013-03-07 02:53:26 PM

mrbach: This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.


No. Survivor is a licensed property and would be a copyright (?) or rights issue airing in other countries.
 
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