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.
| Cook Islands|
"She Obviously Is Post-Op!"
"Odd One Out"
- This had always been used as a Reward Challenge.
- Survivor: Cagayan was the only season where one of the competing tribes wasn't red.
- The Runner-Up has always been on the winning tribe.