Survivor Day 38 Club (Revised) – No. 32 – Eddie Fox

Ian Walker continues to count down the updated rankings.

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The last person to leave the game, the person so close to the end they can taste the money but has their opportunity to plead their case taken away at the very last moment. That person becomes ingrained in their respective season as the final recipient of “The Tribe Has Spoken” and earns a place in a very special group in Survivor history: The Day 38 Club.

Inside Survivor contributor Ian Walker continues the countdown of the updated and revised Day 38 Club rankings. The list takes into account the strength of a player’s game, character, and the power of their story.


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No. 32 – Eddie Fox (Caramoan)

Out of all the names in Survivor history, Eddie Fox holds a unique distinction: he’s the person who has cast the largest number of votes for the player who did not get voted out in a single season, voting for a non-booted person nine different times.

However, Eddie making it to Day 38 while being wrong so many times is nothing short of remarkable. The crazy thing was, Eddie had a decent shot of winning the game if he had been able to survive that last vote and get to the Final Tribal Council, just for being a sweet, easy-going guy.

Alright, I know what you’re probably thinking at this point. “Eddie’s too high!” you’re screaming at your computer screen. “You said it yourself. Nine incorrect votes! He only voted correctly twice! He should be near or squarely at the bottom!” Well, here’s the thing. Yes, Eddie was bad, but he was so bad that he reached comedic levels.

The fact that Eddie could make so many wrong choices in the game and yet still go so far is hilarious and awesome in the best way possible. It’s a feat that deserves recognition beyond being one of the last few spots on the list.

Plus, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Eddie’s biggest contribution to the season, his dog bar confessional. Eddie expressing his desire to open a place where a group of buddies can grab a drink while letting their dogs roam free, and that he’s so genuine and sincere about it, stands out as one of the real comic and lighthearted moments in a downer of a season.

The dog bar confessional is forever linked with Eddie and has burned in the fanbase’s collective memory as his defining moment on Survivor, and for one that is so sweet and innocent, he should be rewarded by not placing him at the bottom of the Day 38 Club ranking.

Stay tuned to Inside Survivor as the Day 38 Club rankings continue over the coming days. Check out the previous entries here.

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Ian Walker

Ian, from Chicago, Illinois, graduated with a Communications major and an English minor and is now navigating adult life the best he can. He has been a fan of Survivor since Pearl Islands aired when he was 11 years old, back when liking Rupert was actually cool.

3 responses to “Survivor Day 38 Club (Revised) – No. 32 – Eddie Fox”

  1. Where’s Keith Nale, though? He should be right next to Eddie. They played pretty similar games, had a goot shot at the money had they won the final IC, voted incorrectly most of the times. Even Keith got his son inardventently voted out, and neither had any agency in the game whatsoever.

    Also, I don’t get why Ashley is so low. She was part of the majority alliance the whole game and was the only one with a real shot to win over Rob.

    • Grant, Andrea, Matt, Mike would have all won against Rob. Heck probably the entire jury does. No Ashley was not the only one with a real shot to win over Rob. I agree with Ashley’s ranking, she was an ok but nothing special player, who is part of the worst season in history.

      Keith Nale is a much more interesting story than Eddie, and no Eddie does not likely win even if he makes Final Tribal. He never beats Cochran, he probably could not get Cochran voted out due to Dawn even if he won Final Immunity, and even in a Dawn- Sherri- Eddie Final 3, good chance Dawn wins that. Eddie’s clueless charm was enticing, but Keith was the more iconic character and story by far, in addition to being more of a real threat to win.

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