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Survivor (TV)

"What's that Survivor slogan? 'Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.' I was a survivor."

The show that started the "reality TV" craze, Survivor was originally a Swedish show called Expedition: Robinson (which is probably a cooler-sounding title in Swedish). Contestants are brought to a remote location, divided into tribes, vie for a one-million-dollar prize through competitions and voting members off one by one, and scrounge for food while the camera guy filming them probably munches on a BLT. Doesn't sound quite as difficult as surviving years in the Ugandan army, but Apollo Bukenya used the Survivor slogan to describe how he made it out of there alive. After the success of the first season of Survivor — and the dollar signs in the eyes of network executives who could get away without paying actual actors — it gave rise to such quality programming as My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé, The Bachelor, and Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. But we're not bitter. Okay, we totally are.

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