Survivor ditches “Come on in guys!”

"I, too, want to be part of the moment," Jeff Probst tells Survivor contestants as he changes the script.

“The tribe has spoken….Immunity is back up for grabs…. Come on in guys… I’ll go tally the votes…”

The lingo by Jeff Probst is part of Survivor‘s DNA. But last night in the Season launch the host and executive producer signalled Season 41 was part of a new Survivor era.

He asked the show’s new 18 players if they felt OK with him continuing to use the phrase, “Come on in, guys.”

“I love saying it, it’s part of the show, but I, too, want to be part of the moment,” Probst said. He asked players if the word “guys” was still OK “in the context of ‘Survivor?'”

“I, as a woman, as a queer woman, do not feel excluded by ‘Guys,'” student ​​Evvie Jagoda said, adding it’s “a signature expression.”

Probst asked if anyone disagreed and was met with silence.

But before the first immunity challenge, player Ricard Foyé, a 31-year-old flight attendant, indicated that he’d been thinking over the question.

Foyé said he didn’t have the “capacity” to really focus on the question earlier but now “fully agrees” with changing the word “guys” to be more inclusive.

“The reality is that Survivor has changed over the last 21 years, and those changes have allowed all of us – all of these brown people, Black people, Asian people, so many queer people – to be here simultaneously,” he explained.

Probst said that he agreed and “loved” that Foyé gave more thought to the question and had the courage to voice his opinion.

“I want to change it,” Probst said. “I’m glad that was the last time I will ever say it.”

From now on the phrase will just be “Come on in!”

No word if Australian Survivor will pose similar questions, nor if it is considered necessary.

Source: Yahoo

13 Responses

    1. I’m the same haven’t seen US Survivor since it went from channel 9 to GO. Very disappointed that GO won’t show it with closed captions. . I don’t know what is stopping them from having closed captions on the program.

  1. The ‘guys’ bit has annoyed me since the very beginning of Survivor – but more so in real life. When a few of us women are addressed as ‘guys’ by waiters, shopkeepers, anyone… I put them straight, but it’s an uphill battle.
    How would you guys like it being addressed as women, or girls for the rest of your lives?

  2. Really enjoyed the first episode. I assume that the shortened amount of days is probably due to the budget as cast/crew had to quarantine in Fiji before the shoot?

    Look forward to seeing how the “Breaking the 4th wall” approach goes. Survivor has always gone to such great lengths to edit out any BTS footage, so to do a 180degree turn and start showing crew will be interesting. Will wait until the end of the season before casting my vote…

  3. I’m really annoyed by this decision. One person chooses to view ‘guys’ as an exclusive term, so we all have to pander to his desire to be woke? The truly frustrating part is that a queer woman contestant spoke up saying the term was fine and part of the spirit of Survivor, but her views were dismissed in favour of a man’s perspective yet again.

    1. But, remember this, twice during the show, Jeff himself said he wanted to drop “guys”, so he was looking for any reason he could to do so. So when someone said yes do it, he was only too happy to accommodate. And how do you know Ricard identifies a a “man”, did you ask him?

      The dropping of this one word doesn’t bother me at all, the phrase it still there.

  4. Absolutely loved the bold and upfront changes to make the audience and participants feel more included in the show, right down to actual shots of the crew doing their job and I think it was deliberate to capitalise on the long wait between seasons to include a more diverse cast than ever knowing there would be more hunger for whatever they would chuck at us.
    There was one beautiful sentence that would be challenging for some viewers to process, when Ricard said he was “married to a pregnant trans-man”. I thought that was a wonderful moment of openness and I’m so glad they didn’t edit it out or present it as shocking. It’s part of his story and it’s on our screens. Society has evolved and so has Survivor. What a formidable start.

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