I would like to personally thank everybody involved with the show Survivor. The show has been a big part of my life (and American Culture) going on 20 years and I just want acknowledge my gratefulness to each and everybody involved.
I would like to thank host and producer, Jeff Probst, Executive Producer Mark Burnett, Supervising Producer John Kirhoffer, Executive Producer Charlie Parsons and the countless other Producers for making the show the best reality show on Television. I would like to thank the folks at CBS for continuing to feature Survivor as part of your prime time network schedule.
I would also like to thank all the hard working editors, cinematographers, production designers, set designers, camera people, etc.. who work hard to bring Survivor to life each week, season after season. I would like to thank all the casting directors including Lynne Spiegel Spillman, and Robyn Kass, who were able to find interesting and compelling contestants to play year after year. I also would like to thank all the people who are part of the crews behind the scenes at CBS and the remote filming locations (Staff members, Janitors, Chefs, drivers, builders, location managers, etc… ) who all work hard towards keeping Survivor going and going, season after season. And last I would like to thank the 570+ contestants who took the step to apply and got chosen to go on an adventure of a lifetime
I know I have missed some others – IMDBs site for Survivor lists pages and pages of people who all were involved some way with Survivor. I would like to let you know that I am very grateful for the work and effort each and everyone of you have done as well to allow me home to sit and watch Survivor each week.
As mentioned earlier, Survivor has been a huge part of my life over the last 20 years. It has been a constant in keeping my spirits high as I have gone from job to unemployment to job to current unemployment again. It has been a pillar of consistency throughout my daughters entire life (She was born during Season 1, grew up hearing me talk about Survivor year after year, and has become a big fan of the show herself) And Survivor is still appointment viewing with me and my wife each and every Wednesday. Its a time to put down the cell phones and other distractions and spend an hour talking about the game of Survivor (who the current cast they remind us of, who we like and dislike, the good and bad moves they are making) as well as life and general and just for this everybody deserves another big thanks
I will continue to submit my application (have applied on and off since Season 1), and hopefully one day I will get the opportunity to join the cast of Survivor, and get the opportunity to personally thank everybody involved. Until then, thanks again and keep up all the excellent work and remember that it it truly appreciated.
PS – As a collector of Non-Sports Cards, I decided it might be fun to try my hand at creating some cards for Survivor. Below is my attempt in creating some cards for Season 1 of Survivor.