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Kicking and Screaming is a recurring physical challenge that originated in Survivor: Cook Islands and was reused in later seasons.


Three castaways per tribe would sit and hold onto a pole for as long as they can. Two members from the same gender would pull a member from the rival tribe and same gender off the pole to a mat. Once they get the person to touch the mat in any way possible then the next two castaways go. The first tribe to get all the castaways to touch the mat wins the challenge.


The challenge debut in Survivor: Cook Islands for a feast of lamb shanks at the Double Tribal Council. Cao Boi Bui sat out for Aitutaki. Candice Woodcock, Ozzy Lusth, and Sundra Oakley were on the posts for Aitutaki, while Cristina Coria, Nate Gonzalez, and Jenny Guzon-Bae were on the posts for Rarotonga. Rarotonga struggled with Candice, allowing Aitutaki to surge ahead and win. 

In Survivor: Gabon, the challenge was used for reward in the form of comfort. Both tribes had to sit out players. Fang sat out Ken Hoang, while Kota sat out Corinne Kaplan, Jacquie Berg, and Kelly Czarnecki. In the first round, GC Brown struggled with Ace Gordon, giving Kota the first round. In the second round, Ace convinced Paloma Soto-Castillo to hang on to the post. However, the Fang members easily overpowered her, tying the tribes one each. In the third round, Ace was eventually overpowered by Crystal Cox and Matty Whitmore, leading to their first victory.

In Survivor: Cagayan, one member of each tribe would hang on to a post. Two members of the opposing tribe would attempt to remove the tribe member from the post and drag them across the sand to the finish line. The first tribe to get the member of the other tribe across the finish line would receive one point. The new Solana tribe won the Reward Challenge 2–1, after Cliff Robinson proved too heavy for Spencer Bledsoe and Jeremiah Wood to shift.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Cook Islands
"Plan Voodoo"
Tribal Reward S13 becky t.pngS13 candice t.pngS13 caoboi t.pngS13 jessica t.png
S13 jonathan t.pngS13 ozzy t.pngS13 sundra t.pngS13 yul t.png
"She Obviously Is Post-Op!"
Tribal Reward S17 crystal t.pngS17 dan t.pngS17 gc t.png
S17 ken t.pngS17 matty t.pngS17 randy t.pngS17 susie t.png
"Odd One Out"
Tribal Reward S28 cliff t.pngS28 jefra t.pngS28 lj t.png
S28 lindsey t.pngS28 tony t.pngS28 trish t.pngS28 woo t.png




Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · 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 · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · 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 · Kenny Log-Ins · 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 · Star Man · 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