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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 33
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2013-03-07 08:42:17 AM  
13 votes:
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.
2013-03-07 08:44:10 AM  
8 votes:
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.
2013-03-07 08:48:36 AM  
7 votes:
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.
2013-03-07 08:46:31 AM  
5 votes:
That pilot is 110% pro.
2013-03-07 08:42:11 AM  
5 votes:
That was some sick piloting of that heli
2013-03-07 12:02:43 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:47:26 AM  
3 votes:
The show: meh.
The scenery and opportunity to work outside in the exotic locales: Yes!

I'd rather be in the tech crew than on the show.
2013-03-07 08:44:53 AM  
3 votes:
f****************ck that.
2013-03-07 08:17:21 AM  
3 votes:
That's still pretty cool.
2013-03-07 08:53:28 AM  
2 votes:
That was an amazing "video isn't available in your region" video... it truly opened my eyes....
2013-03-07 08:44:59 AM  
2 votes:
Who ?
2013-03-08 02:55:56 AM  
1 votes:

jn1512: 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.


It's not the beard.  It's what lives in the beard.
2013-03-07 07:32:38 PM  
1 votes:

mjbok: 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.


mjbok: 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.


I don't care why it is not available, I'm just pissed that it is not available. How am I supposed to know what everyone is talking about now? Thanks to all the assholes who don't allow videos to be viewed worldwide.
2013-03-07 05:28:44 PM  
1 votes:
I've just quadrupled my total time watching survivor or anything related.
2013-03-07 04:50:14 PM  
1 votes:

ukexpat: "Somebody left the gate open..."

/is it just me or are female climbers sexy?


Is it me, or does that song make you want to stab your eardrums with a rusty spike?

/just me?
//chick is hot, but I always change the channel immediately
///same goes for Fathead.  YEA HEA!
2013-03-07 03:01:13 PM  
1 votes:
fark that!  Someone should explain green screen technology to them.
2013-03-07 02:38:48 PM  
1 votes:
This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.
2013-03-07 11:04:41 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:26:32 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:48:46 AM  
1 votes:
As someone who is terrified of heights, allow me to say

i111.photobucket.com
2013-03-07 09:38:56 AM  
1 votes:

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...


The irony is that this is the only REAL part of this show. Everything else is, in fact, faked.
2013-03-07 09:38:51 AM  
1 votes:
Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.
2013-03-07 09:30:09 AM  
1 votes:
That was pretty farkin amazing...
Probst must have a HELLUVA life insurance/workman's comp type policy with CBS.
Normally, "stars" are not put into perilous positions...that's what stunt lookalikes and green screens are for.
Impressed.
2013-03-07 09:27:47 AM  
1 votes:

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


Favorite helicopter video thread!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7po3JlgWhvQ
2013-03-07 09:27:04 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-03-07 09:20:27 AM  
1 votes:
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...
2013-03-07 09:18:54 AM  
1 votes:

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


I'll sit back at base camp, having cocktails with the native maidens while Jim captures grizzly bears with his bare hands.
2013-03-07 09:12:34 AM  
1 votes:

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
2013-03-07 08:57:14 AM  
1 votes:

MyKingdomForYourHorse: How did he balance himself up there, no seriously I cannot fathom how I would hold myself up there while also carrying two massively large brass balls.


Balancing on top of that rock with rotorwash no less.
2013-03-07 08:54:44 AM  
1 votes:
"Jeff, we need a big opening shot. We need you at the top of a rock spire doing the opening. You can just climb up there and we will get the shot from the Wescam."
"I like the idea, but I am not going to climb a rock spire."
"Ok, you can just hop out of the helicopter onto the top of the spire, do the lines and then hop back in. Easy."
"...."
2013-03-07 08:52:24 AM  
1 votes:
Fake TV shows are fake?  Who knew?
2013-03-07 08:49:22 AM  
1 votes:
Climbing out of the heli looked tough. Getting back in looked rougher-- you're stepping on to a moving platform. I would have be scared poopless.
2013-03-07 08:46:19 AM  
1 votes:
You would think that they would have given him a darker pair of shorts to wear for that shot.
 
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