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Barrel of Monkeys (also known as In The Barrel) is a recurring challenge on Survivor.

Rules

One or two castaways are placed inside a barrel and are pushed throughout a course by their tribe mates, collecting items along the way. The first tribe to finish the course wins.

History

The challenge debuted as a Reward Challenge right after the infamous Mutiny in Cook Islands, where the distraught Aitutaki tribe won in a clean sweep against Rarotonga.

In Blood vs. Water, Galang and Tadhana were neck and neck the entire race, but when it came to the final leg where a member of each tribe had to play skee ball, Gervase Peterson was able to finish his task before Hayden Moss, claiming victory for his tribe and sending Tadhana back to Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in Cambodia as a Reward Challenge. Despite Bayon falling behind on the barrel rolling portion, they managed to regain some time in the ball rolling portion. They were, however unable to make a comeback as Ta Keo finished first and Angkor finished second.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Cook Islands
"Mutiny"
Tribal Reward S13 becky t.pngS13 ozzy t.pngS13 sundra t.pngS13 yul t.png
Aitutaki
Blood vs. Water
"Rule in Chaos"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S27 aras t.pngS27 colton t.pngS27 gervase t.png
S27 kat t.pngS27 laurab t.pngS27 lauram t.png
S27 monica t.pngS27 tina t.pngS27 tyson t.png
Galang
Cambodia
"A Snake in the Grass"
Tribal Reward S31 ciera t.pngS31 joe t.pngS31 kass t.png
S31 keith t.pngS31 kelley t.pngS31 terry t.png
Ta Keo
S31 abimaria t.pngS31 andrew t.pngS31 tasha t.pngS31 woo t.png
Angkor

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Trivia

  • Woo Hwang is the only competing male castaway to be placed inside the barrel.
  • Ciera Eastin is the only castaway to actively compete in this challenge twice. She won the challenge on her second attempt.

References

Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me
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