Exclusive Interview: Randy Bailey of 'Survivor: Gabon'
Exclusive Interview: Randy Bailey of 'Survivor: Gabon'
Last night's episode of Survivor: Gabon will certainly be remembered for seasons to come.  At a Survivor auction, Sugar took a cookie off of Randy's plate (which he won for the entire tribe) and gave it to Matty, so that he wouldn't get one.  Later, Sugar convinced Bob to give Randy a fake immunity idol, which he then played at tribal council.  His tribe mocked him and laughed at him as he was told by Jeff Probst that the idol was not real.  Randy was voted out of the game and now joins the jury.  Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview and, even months after filming has wrapped on the show, Randy is still just as bitter as the day he left.  Check out his explosive interview, where he refuses to hold back when it comes to his enemies in the game!

Below, you will find the transcript and mp3 of the interview.


Thank you so much for doing the interview. I really appreciate it.


I don’t have a choice. They make us do it.


You are contractually obligated to talk to me. So had you thought about trying out for Survivor in the past or was this the first year that you went for it?

I started applying in Survivor 3, the first Africa, and I’ve maybe missed one or two application periods.


Did you do anything to prepare for being on the show, training wise?


I jogged a little bit, lifted some weights. You know, quit drinking for a month just to make sure I could do it.


What was the hardest part for you being out there?

Without a doubt, the people. Surviving was a piece of cake. You know, sleeping on the dirt, going without food, that was fun. It’s been a dream of mine for so long, it was no problem at all. The hardest part was just fighting the urge to scream at people.


Do you leave the game being good friends people because, despite what they showed on tv, in their interviews, Charlie and Marcus spoke very highly of you and said that you were a true friend of theirs. Who did you leave the game being close to?


Just don’t refer it to Charlie and Marcus, you know. Dan is… you know, believe it or not, I had a lot of friends in the cast. Got a few enemies, too.


So what happened with the cookie incident last night? Did you intend to make a big deal about it or were you genuinely upset about it?


It wasn’t the cookie, you know. I ate spaghetti and drank beer the whole time and it was just Sugar acting like a 3-year-old and taking the last cookie and giving it to Matty. She’s horrible. I’m so thrilled with last night’s episode because finally, the editors are showing the world what Sugar’s all about. She’s… she’s a skank.


As a fan of the show, and as someone who’s trying been trying to be on the show for years, does it frustrate you that weak physical players like Crystal or Susie are getting ahead?


Uh, yeah it frustrates me but no matter than it frustrates Ace or Charlie or Marcus or Jacquie. There’s some other good players that got screwed, too. It’s frustrating. Give me Survivor: Borneo and I’ll win it.


The fake idol joke last night seemed so out of Bob’s character. Were you surprised that he was part of it?


Yeah, and you’re right. It is not Bob’s character and you saw he had a lot of help making that decision. You bring up something that I want to talk about – Bob giving me the idol. His only strategy could be to make a fool out of me and he forgets that I’m on the jury and I’m voting whether or not… pretty much a million dollars. It shows last night that Sugar fell off her chair and rolled around in the dirt laughing at me when I was playing the idol. Again, is that trying to get my vote? When Crystal votes for me, she goes on that loud rant that she’s so famous for now. What if she gets to the end and then I’m on the jury? If any of those three make it to end, I don’t see how I could vote for any of them. If those are the three that make the final three or two of those make the final two, I’lll probably just walk off the set and quit. I’ll say, “Jeff, get me a plane home. I quit.” There’s a lot of people in the world. Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson, and Charles is second, Osama is third, and Sugar is number one and I mean that.


Now, as a member of the jury, what kind of Survivor player will get your vote? What are you looking for? What qualities?


With who’s left, it’s gonna be interesting. You look at the original 18 and you think of somebody like Marcus who’s gonna win this game or you think of somebody like Dan or Matty or Jacquie. None of them are left. I’d love to see Corinne go all the way but I’d love to see Corinne voted out next so I can see her at Ponderosa. I don’t know. I mean, Crystal holds the record for losing challenges. In all of Survivor, she’s lost more than anyone in 17 seasons. How can you vote for her? It’s gonna be tough.


- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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