The Funny 115
#114. Jon Dalton's "Fuck You" vote
Pearl Islands - Episode 7
Jon Dalton was famous for a lot of things on Survivor, but this moment is one of my favorites. Jon became the first (and last) person to drop an F-bomb in a voting comment. That may not sound that impressive, but remember this was quite a change from the civil (and downright polite) votes cast back during the first season. Remember Sonja's vote for Rudy in the first ever episode? "I'll miss his skills and speaking his mind openly." Well Jon proved that the show had come a long way since then.
Jon was famous for a lot of his voting confessionals during Pearl Islands, because most of them were homages to professional wrestlers. And if you know anything about pro wrestling, there are a whole host of Jon votes that you probably thought were hysterical. But since not everyone follows wrestling, I chose to go mainstream and this is the vote I chose as Jon's best. The F Bomb vote. The one that proved just how far voting comment etiquette had fallen. By the way, you can see the historical context of Jon's vote in this quote from the movie Speed:
Howard Payne: See, I'm in charge here! I drop this stick, and they pick yer friend here up with a sponge! Are you ready to die, friend?
Harry: Fuck you!
Howard Payne: Oh! In two hundred years we've gone from "I regret but I have one life to give for my country" to "Fuck you!"?
Thanks Jon, for all the great voting comments.
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