Survivor Lego musical: “Hold Up, Bro” is a must-watch

A scene from a dramatic Survivor Caramoan Tribal Council has been turned into a musical number starring Legos, and it is unbelievably awesome, as is an all-Lego recap of last week’s episode.

Lisa Ferreira recreated last week’s episode in Legos, showing how three idols led to Phillip’s exit. It’s fantastic and kind of shocking that Legos are so effective at representing Survivor cast members and locations. (I’m particularly fond of the recreation of the immunity challenge.)

At the start of the recap, Lisa wrote that “my favourite mediums are song & Lego,” and added, “Don’t think a Survivor musical is out of the question, because it’s half-written in my head, from this season alone.” She offered teases of possible songs such as party anthem “Diarrhea Fest!”, “Piss in the Beans (I want to be a good man)”, and “The Tribe Has Spoken.”

Then she turned one of those into a full-length song and musical number: “Hold Up Bro.” That’s a reference to Malcolm’s idol move from the previous week, and the result–written and performed by Lisa and her brother Matthew Willcott–is unbelievably spectacular, from the lyrics to the reaction shots.

Watch and be amazed (and then download the MP3 version):

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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