GET INVOLVED: 25 Greatest Moments In The History of Survivor!


The new year is upon us and as we eagerly await the 26th season, we thought what better time than to look back at 25 seasons worth of memories and find out what is the best moment to have come from the juggernaut of reality TV. And as always, we want YOU to get involved in help decide the results!

Back in September we held our first annual Survivor Oz poll, where we got you to vote on everything from the greatest ever player to the greatest season. But what moments are the best in the history of the show? Is there a particular tribal council that stands out? A confessional that you think should be number one? Maybe a challenge? Even a Jeff Probst moment that should be ranked accordingly? Well now you have the opportunity to vote for any moment you think is worthy to make the top 25!

All you need to do is send in your three most memorable moments in the history of the show that you think are deserving of the greatest moment and we will tally up the results to find out what YOU think are the 25 greatest moments! You need to vote them in order as well, so your number one moment will get 3 points, your number 2 moment will get 2 votes and your number 3 moment will get 1 vote. For example, you would email us with a list of 3 saying: 1. Sue Hawk Tribal Council Speech 2. Rupert stealing the shoes 3. Billy Garcia declaring his love for Candice in Cook Islands and each would get 3 points, 2 points and 1 point respectively. If you vote for 2 for the top moment, whichever moment you vote for first will get the three votes, so please ensure you vote three separate moments in three separate areas. You can send in any three moments, as long as they appeared during an airing of an episode. Unfortunately deleted scenes, Ponderosa videos or interviews/events outside the show do not count.

To get them into us, you can either email them to us at, comment to this post or send them to us via our Contact Us page. Voting closes on January 25th at 12am AEST and we will reveal the results during a live episode the following week and publish them online, with a video to go with them!

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say on the greatest moments in the history of Survivor!

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53 Comments on GET INVOLVED: 25 Greatest Moments In The History of Survivor!

  1. 1. Boston Rob winning RI
    2. Boston Rob asking Amber to marry him
    3. Paravati playing 2 idols in HvV’s

  2. Jenna & Heidi getting naked for chocolate & peanut butter

  3. Coconutphone // December 31, 2012 at 1:53 am // Reply

    Top 3:

    1) Sue Hawk’s FTC speech. It was probably the most famous ‘moment’ from the show’s biggest watercooler season. Everyone knew that speech.

    2) Parvati handing out 2 HII to Sandra & Jerri during HvV.

    3) Skupin falling in the fire in Australian Outback.

  4. Zoe making the jury.

  5. 1. Amanda using the idol to Blindside Alexis
    2. Russell blindsiding Tyson
    3. Parvati using 2 idols to blindside JT

  6. 1. Sophie slaying challenge dragon Ozzy on his own turf, and then later slaying the dragonslayer himself Coach at final tribal council by calling him a little girl and taking the whole kit and kaboodle.

    2. Ethan and Lex in the African village reward and playing with the local children.

    3. The pole wrestling challenge in Cook Islands with Candice almost single-handily winning it for Aitu.

  7. 1. Natalie White winning Survivor Samoa
    2. Boston Rob winning RI
    3. Rudy getting blindsided in All Stars

  8. 1. Russell Hantz finds 3 idols
    2. Russell makes finals back to back
    3. Troyzan winning immunity vs. 6 female opponents

  9. Hashem Asfour // December 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm // Reply

    1. Coach’s Exile Island. Not even close.
    2. Johnny Fairplay’s Dead Grandma Lie
    3. Snakes and Rats

  10. Matt Johnson // December 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm // Reply

    1) Russel Hantz tricking Tyson to vote Parvati’s way and handing the idol to her to change the course of the 2nd All-stars.

    2) Russel Hantz blindsiding Kelly from Galu and changing the course of season 19.

    3) Bob winning Gabon

  11. 1. Troyzan wins the immunity necklace and tells the girls who are all against him to back off because THIS IS MY ISLAND!! You CAN’T beat me!!

    2. Naonka and Purple Kelly both quit the game with 12 days left.

    3. Russell finds 3 hidden idols without a clue during Samoa.

  12. 1) Susan Hawk’s speech
    2) Richard’s victory
    3) Michael Skupin/pigkiller/Skupin/Skoopin/Mr. MaGoo falling into the fire.

    It’s tough to limit it to only three choices, but that’s what it’s gotta be.

  13. 1. Parvati playing 2 idols
    2. Jonny Fairplay’s dead grandma lie
    3. Sue Hawk FTC speach

  14. 3.ulong loosing every immunity
    2.fairplays dead grandmas
    1.Erik giving away immunity

  15. 1) Sue Hawk’s Rats and Snakes speech.

    2) Fairplay’s dead grandmother lie.

    3) Amanda blindsides Alexis

  16. 1. The greatest example of Survivor mind control: Erik giving up his immunity necklace in Fans vs Favorites and then immediately getting voted out!

    2. The greatest (and most influential) use of immunity idols: Parvati getting Russell to give him TWO of his immunity idols (that alone is amazing) and then she gave two idols to Sandra and Jerri to blindside JT. Perhaps the single best episode of Survivor ever.

    3. Russell Hantz. Everything from stepping foot on Samoa in season 19 to crying his way out on Season 22. He will probably never win – but there has never been anyone else like him on Survivor… no one else even comes close!

  17. 1. G Sizzle get’s lost and no one can find him for the reward challenge in Gabon.
    2. Mitchell gets blindsided and betrayed by Tina in Australia leaving viewers at their Wit’s End.
    3.Amanda and Danielle fight over a Hidden Immunity Idol clue while film buff Colby Donaldson ignores the situation as he watches Treasure Island with baited breath.

  18. 3. Natalie White winning Samoa (mainly because I felt vindicated since I was one of the few who could tell that Natalie was going to win and no one believed me)

    2. Sandra winning twice

    1. Amanda blindsiding Alexis

  19. Tontor 5150 // January 2, 2013 at 2:42 am // Reply

    #1,2 and 3. During the family visit in RI Natalie Tenerelli mom was asking her about how much weight she has lost. Nat then turns around and gives her perfect butt a smack right to the camera. Single greatest moment not just in survivor history but TV history.

  20. only proper answer // January 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm // Reply

    1 rats and snakes
    2 dead grandma
    3 mike falling into fire

  21. Enrico from the Philippines // January 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm // Reply

    1. Russell Hantz cries after being defeated by Matt in Redemption Island
    2. Sandra burns Russell’s hat in Heroes vs Villains prior to the Final Tribal Council
    3. Colton convinces Manono tribe to give up immunity

  22. William Yelton // January 3, 2013 at 11:50 am // Reply

    Where is the list of top 25 players?

  23. 1. Lex and Tom’s safari reward…Tom telling waitress to take BIG tip on Probst’s credit card. 2. Judd getting voted out and telling the tribe he hoped they would get eaten by crocodiles. 3 hate to admit…Fairplays lie…….

  24. 1) Sue’s Final TC Speech
    2) Erik giving up immunity
    3) Chocolate and Peanut Butter

  25. 1 – Hatch winning
    That woudn’t be a Survivor with any other result.
    2 – Skupin falling on the fire
    Showed everybody Survivor was for real.
    3 – Dead grandma lie
    Showed it was OK to lie (Rob C lied first but not in the same way)

  26. Chris Hickey // January 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    1) Erik giving up immunity at the final 5 in Micronesia resulting in his departure.
    2) Parvati plays her two idols during a HvV tribal council for Jerri and Sandra.
    3) Becky and Sundra’s inability to make fire at the final 4 tiebreaker in Cook Islands.

  27. Shayna davis // January 9, 2013 at 11:56 am // Reply

    1. Skupin falling in the fire
    2. The outcast twist in pearl islands
    3. Skupin killing the pig.

  28. 1. Fairplays dead grandma scene
    2. Eric giving up immunity
    3. Rob Cesternino voting out Rodger speech when he asked them to play a song.

  29. 1. Bringing contestants back to become returnees
    2. Dividing the contestants by race in Cook Islands
    3. Bringing in twists into the competition

  30. Jason giving Eliza his stick. Seriously, best thing ever… It wasn’t purely strategic either.
    Also… Jamie Bobby-Jon rock fight.

  31. Peanut blossom // January 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm // Reply

    1. Dead Grandma
    2. Scupin falling into the fire
    3. Rob proposing to Amber

  32. 1. Sue’s jury speech
    2. Natalie White winning Survivor Samoa
    3. Lisi’s jury speech

  33. 1. Johnny Fairplay and the dead grandmother lie
    2. Skupin falling in the fire
    3. The Black Widows getting Ice Scooper Eric to give away immunity and then voting him out.

  34. Doug Marshall // January 23, 2013 at 2:20 am // Reply

    1. Sue’s snakes and rats speech (s01)
    2. Russell crying on redemption island
    3. Parvati playing two idols in heroes vs villains!

  35. 1. Ted and Ghandia
    2. Lillian’s torch doesn’t go out ~so ominous~
    3. Paschal picks the purple rock

  36. Michael Douglas // January 23, 2013 at 6:02 am // Reply

    1. Troyzan winning immunity
    2. Russell making the finals back to back
    3. Marty gives Sash the idol

  37. 1. Richard Hatch forming an alliance when others thought it was not in the spirit of the game… this set the scene for all future Survivor seasons
    2. Johnny Fairplay’s granny lie… this just simply upped the whole survivor ‘outwit’ category
    3. Skupin’s firefall… this highlighted early that Survivor is not all manufactured

  38. RIchard Logazino // January 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm // Reply

    1. Russell giving two idols away to Parvati and Jerri in HvV
    2. Erik giving his immunity necklace to Natalie FvF 1
    3. Robb choke slamming Clay in the Attack Zone challenge Thailand

  39. 1. Parvati playing 2 idols
    2. Russell giving Parvati the idol to save her
    3. Amanda playing as the best actress and blindsiding Alexis

  40. 1. Rupert builds a shelter.
    2. Russell cries after being beat.
    3. Amanda runs to James

  41. 1. Flood in Australia. Mike may have shown that the show was real, but this was the first time we saw that the show as a whole was a true battle to survive.
    2. Tribe swap in Africa. Helped the show to become unpredictable, and made sure that no survivor would ever become complacent again – or at least punish those who did sevrely
    3. First challenge in Guatemala. We haven’t seen another test of endurance even remotely close to this since then.

  42. 1. Sandra burning Russell’s hat.
    2. Phillip calling Francesca “Francesqua”
    3. Cookie-gate

  43. Nicholas Vernem // January 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm // Reply

    1. Kat’s jury speech in One World
    2. Johnny Fairplay and his grandma
    3. Heidi, Jenna and peanut butter 😉

  44. Mike Skupin’s fire and pig slaughter. Also, his challenge with Penner where he threw his idol up in the air. That rocked!! GO SCOOP!

  45. 1. The Dead Grandma lie
    2. Trial By Fire
    3. Final Immunity Challenge in Palau

  46. 1. Fairplay lying about his grandmother
    2. Big Tom, Ethan, and the ham
    3. Richard Hatch wins Survivor

  47. Ivan Laurence // January 25, 2013 at 8:35 am // Reply

    #1 – Parvati giving 2 idols (to Sandra and Jerri)
    #2 – Blackwidow alliance blindsiding Erik
    #3 – Skupin falling into the fire in S2

  48. Timothy Hayes // January 25, 2013 at 9:05 am // Reply

    Vecepia winning Survivor!!

  49. I agree Vecepia winning was awesome ^_^ very under-rated winner.

  50. 1. Parvati playing two idols on Heroes vs Villains
    2. Amanda blindsiding Alexis
    3. Sandra burning Russell’s hat

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