Malcolm Freberg - Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Caramoan, Survivor: Game Changers
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 79 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2

Survivor: Philippines (2012) - 4th place, 15th out - eighth juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "Million Dollar Question" (Day 38).

Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (2013) - 9th place, 11th out - third juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Come Over to the Dark Side" (Day 30).

Survivor: Game Changers (2017) - 17th place, 4th out.

  • Idoled out in Episode 4, "The Tables Have Turned" (Day 11).
Malcolm Freberg - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S25: Philippines 5.21 13.36 0.39 9 6 12 0.74 2.10 - - - 1.13 7.31
S26: Caramoan 1.23 5.90 0.21 3 3 6 0.49 2.00 - - - 0.70 3.23
S34: Game Changers 0.42 1.08 0.39 2 5 3 0.61 2.07 - - - 1.00 2.49
Career 6.86 20.34 0.34 14 14 21 0.66 2.07 - - - 1.00 4.35
Malcolm Freberg - Challenge record
  • S25 logo Philippines challenges
    Swing Break - Ep4 RC/IC
    Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-11)

    • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does rowing stage, Matsing last on the puzzle (3rd/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauler, puzzle. Matsing last (3rd/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Dives. Matsing loses again (3rd/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Competes, blows a slight lead over Kalabaw (Matsing last, 3rd/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Splits two bouts against Jeff Kent, but Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes again. Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - Not in the field as Tandang surrenders.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - Makes the last few scores as Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Part of winning team effort (with Denise, Penner, Lisa, Jeff Kent).
    • Philippines Ep. 9 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of winning team again (with Denise, Penner, Carter).
    • Philippines Ep. 10 RC: "Snare the Drum" - New partners, another team win (with Pete, Carter, Abi-Maria).

     

    Fish and Game - Ep12 IC
    Dragon Slayer - Ep14 RC

    Individual challenge record (4-for-11): (Mean % finish: 69%)

    • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Out early for the men (4th/7).
    • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - One of seven eliminated in first stage (5th/10).
    • Philippines Ep. 9 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of many losers with no balls placed (tie-4th/9).
    • Philippines Ep. 10 IC: "Push Your Luck" - Eliminated in the second stage (4th/8).
    • Philippines Ep. 11 IC: "Brains and Brawn" - Gets two Qs right, but eliminated in the 2nd stage (tie-4th/7).
    • Philippines Ep. 12 RC: "Mud Slinging" - Wins reward challenge (with his brother, Miles, 1st/6).
    • Philippines Ep. 12 IC: "Fish and Game" - Narrowly wins immunity (edging out Carter, 1st/6).
    • Philippines Ep. 13 RC: "Sliders" - Barely loses to Skupin (2nd/5).
    • Philippines Ep. 13 IC: "One Track Mind" - Dramatic come-from-behind win (1st/5).
    • Philippines Ep. 14 RC: "Dragon Slayer" - Wins, earning advantage in the IC (1st/4).
    • Philippines Ep. 14 IC: "The Ball Drop" - Out first, uses advantage, out first again (4th/4).

     

    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • None.
  • S26 logo Caramoan challenges
    Water Slaughter - Ep1 RC
    Hot Pursuit - Ep7 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-12):

    • Caramoan Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Scores winning point (with blurring) vs Reynold, and Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - blows lead during final sandbag toss; Bikal loses.
    • Caramoan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - gets 2/3 on final ring toss; Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - One of many lassoers, Bikal wins again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders"- Helps transport Brenda & Andrea, Bikal wins Tata visit.
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab"- Smashes plate, retrieves key, Bikal wins again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Shoots baskets, Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now on Gota, flips crates with ease, Gota wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - Unsurprisingly, Gota wins coffee and pastries.
    • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - For the final time, Gota wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Goalie for the losing team (which loses, obviously).
    • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Despite using the Carter/Penner strategy for bags, his team loses.

     

    Caramoan Catering - Ep8 IC
    Last Gasp - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 68%)

    • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Makes it to final round, but barely loses to Cochran (2nd/12).
    • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Fifth person to drop out (7th/11).
    • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Makes it to the final round, but Reynold wins (2nd/10).
    • Caramoan Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Fourth person to drop out (6th/9).

     

    Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

    • Caramoan: None.
  • S34 logo Game Changers challenges
    Serpent Turf - Ep2 RC/IC
    Ram-Ball On - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-4):

    • Game Changers Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Crosses obstacles, digs up a bag, but Mana does not win.
    • Game Changers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Unlocks the combo lock, catches up on ring toss, but Mana loses again.
    • Game Changers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Austin's EOC" - Crosses obstacles with JT & Michaela; new Nuku wins! (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 4 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Retrieves bags, plates a ball on the table maze for Nuku, but Nuku loses.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Game Changers: None.

     

    Duel/ Hero challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • Game Changers Ep. 4 RC: "Ram-Ball On" - Tosses sandbags at pipes for Nuku, scores the winning shot (1st/3). (Scored as a duel, because only two people per tribe competed.)
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 16
    Played: 27
    Win%: 0.59
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 15
    Win%: 0.27
    Mean% Finish: 69%
  • Duels/ Hero challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100%
Malcolm Freberg - Tribal Council record
  • S25 logo Philippines Tribal
    Ep5 idol
    Ep12 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/0):

    • Philippines, Ep. 5: Finds Matsing's idol with Denise, keeps it for himself.
    • Philippines, Ep. 8: Announces he has the idol at Tribal Council, but never plays it.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):

     

    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Philippines, Ep. 4: One vote, from Russell Swan.
    • Philippines, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Pete and Abi-Maria.
    • Philippines, Ep. 14: Three votes, from Skupin, Lisa, and Denise (voted out, 3-1).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

  • S26 logo Caramoan Tribal
    Ep10 Tribal Council
    Ep10 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (2/2; 2 votes voided)

    • Caramoan, Ep. 3: Finds the Bikal hidden idol with Corinne (actually Day 4).
    • Caramoan, Ep. 9: "Hold up, bro" - Malcolm talks Reynold into giving him his idol, plays it (no votes erased).
    • Caramoan, Ep. 10: Finds another idol in Enil Edam camp, play his old Bikal one for himself (erasing two votes) and gives the other to Eddie (who plays it, voiding four votes), forcing the remaining Favorites to vote out Phillip.
    • Caramoan, Ep. 11: Buys a (suddenly difficult to find) idol clue at the auction, fails to find it.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/6):

     

    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • Caramoan, Ep. 11: Three votes, from Andrea, Cochran, and Erik (voted out, 3-3-3 [6-0]).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Caramoan, Ep. 14: Voted for John Cochran (who won, 8-0-0).
  • S34 logo Game Changers Tribal
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Game Changers: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):

     

    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Game Changers, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Brad, Debbie, Hali, Sierra, and Tai (idoled out, [0]-5).

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Game Changers: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 3
    Played: 2
    Votes voided: 2
  • Voting record
    VFB: 14
    Tribals: 21
    VAP: 14
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 2
    Received: --
Malcolm Freberg - Pictures
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Malcolm Freberg - Interviews
  • S25 logo Philippines interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/17/12): "Malcolm says 'I'm still pissed off that I lost'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (12/17/12): "Interviews with the Survivor Philippines Final Four"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/18/12): "Survivor Runner-Up Malcolm: ‘Lisa Whelchel Is a (Expletive Deleted)’"
  • S26 logo Caramoan interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (4/25/13): "Talking With the Latest Player Voted Off of Survivor - 4/25/13"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (4/25/13): "Malcolm: 'My Feelings Are Very Fragile This Morning'"
  • S34 logo Game Changers interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (2/16/17): "Malcolm Freberg Weighs His Options"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/6/17): "Malcolm: 'I'm Still Snarky, and Talking Trash, and My Ego Is Somewhere in the Stratosphere'"
    • CBS Game Changers pre-game interview (YouTube)

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (3/23/17): "Malcolm Freberg Breaks Down that Insane Tribal Council"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/23/17): "Malcolm: 'JT Was Trying to Screw Us, 100%"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/23/17): "Malcolm shares scoop on that insane joint Tribal Council"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/23/17): "Exit Interview | Latest Player Voted Out - 3/23/17"
Malcolm Freberg - Bios
  • S25 logo Philippines bio

    Excerpts from his CBS.com Survivor: Philippines bio page (8/24/12):

     

    "Personal Claim to Fame: In college, I helped to organize and run a program that paired varsity athletes with underprivileged children in a free-to-join sports league. It still exists today.  
    Inspiration in Life: O.J. Simpson before the legal drama. When he was a kid, he had rickets. For his birthday, when he was still young, his father took him to a signing to meet Jim Brown and O.J. hobbled right up to him and told him he was going to break all his records which he eventually did. I’m a sucker for underdog stories. 
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
    1) Hair ties – I can’t see anything without them.
    2) Book of puzzles – Your mind is a muscle and needs to be kept in shape.
    3) Whiskey – to unwind after a hard day of challenge domination and competitor manipulation. 
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I think I will play most like Russell. You can control and rule with an iron first. You just have to be clever enough for them to thank you for it in the end. I’ll run the show from day 1 until I’m handed an oversized check with my name on it. 
    Reason for Being on Survivor: I’ve been watching Survivor since I was 12 years old. Some kids grow up watching baseball on TV and dream of getting their chance to play in the big leagues. I grew up watching and dreaming about playing Survivor."

     

    From his EW.com pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

    "Why will Malcolm win Survivor? 'Because I'm better than all the other idiots out there.' A big fan of the show, Malcolm could be a true triple threat in that he appears to possess equal parts brain and brawn, and is funny and likable enough to thrive at the social game as well. But he does already have one complaint about his castmates: 'I wish there was more eye candy. There's a couple that are cute. But for primetime? C'mon, you can find something.'"

     

  • S26 logo Caramoan bio

    Excerpts from his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:

     

    "Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
    Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
    Occupation: Bartender
    Personal Claim to Fame: Once I spent over a month with Abi-Maria Gomes, and I'm still considered legally sane by the state of California.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
    1)    Soap - Not for me; for whoever I end up cuddling with at night 2)    Book of puzzles – Your mind is a muscle and needs to be kept in shape. 3)    The Hidden Immunity Idol I never played in the Philippines - Early advantage. Seems obvious.
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: This feels like a trick question.
    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: Experience plays a huge roll in any situation in life. I made it through 38 days the first time so I have to like my survival odds the second time around."

     

  • S34 logo Game Changers bio

    Excerpts from his official CBS Game Changers bio page:

     

    "How have you changed since the last time you played? 
    1.  My hair is—incredibly—even thicker than before.
    2.  Rewatched an unhealthy amount of Disney movies and discovered I relate more to the villains. Gaston was misunderstood.
    3.  Got a little fat.

     

    What, if anything, do you most regret? 
    Losing. Also, wearing way too much plaid.

     

    How will you play differently this time? 
    Same big moves, but more finesse. I’m still going to find all the Idols, still going to wreck folks, but being a little older and a little wiser—LOL—should get me paid this time around.

     

    Please bring back the oversized checks for my coronation."

     

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