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Total Drama Island
Season 1
Total Drama Island
Country of origin Canada
Genre Animation
Comedy
Reality television
Television channel(s) Teletoon
Cartoon Network
Episode count 26 (+1 special)
Teletoon premiere July 8, 2007
Cartoon Network premiere June 5, 2008
Created by Tom McGillis
Jennifer Pertsch
Developed by Fresh TV Inc.
Teletoon
Directed by Todd Kauffman
Mark Thornton
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Total Drama Action

Total Drama Island (originally titled Camp TV) is the first season of Total Drama.

Overview

This season involved twenty-two sixteen year-old contestants who had signed up to be in a reality show on an island, known as "Total Drama Island." The teens all had different expectations for what camp was going to be like, with the underlying idea that it was going to be a luxurious get-away. According to Chris, to be on the show, one had to be sixteen years old and be either "kooky, obnoxious, stuck-up, dense, loud, annoying, filthy, or anywhere remotely in between." The twenty-two teens chosen were divided into two separate teams; the Screaming Gophers and the Killer Bass. The two teams were given challenges every three days. The losing team would vote one of their members off and the contestant that was voted off would have to walk the Dock of Shame and board the Boat of Losers, which would then take them away. At some point in the competition, the teams would dissolve. After the merge the same elimination process would continue to happen, except then after every challenge only one to two people had invincibility and after every challenge the whole group had to vote somebody out instead of just one team. This process continued until only two contestants were left to compete in a final challenge where the last contestant standing won $100,000.

Elimination

This is the process in Total Drama Island in which a camper is eliminated; initially, the team that lost the most recent challenge, unless the last challenge happened to be a reward challenge, would vote for a camper and the one with the most votes against them would be voted off the island. Since the teams eventually merged, all the campers began to vote for each other and only the challenge winner received immunity. In certain challenges, a camper would be automatically eliminated without any votes if they lost a challenge after the merge.

Participant Team Status Placing
Ezekiel Killer Bass 1st Voted out
in Not So Happy Campers - Part 2
22nd Place Non-Merged
Eva Killer Bass Returns in No Pain, No Game
2nd Voted out in The Big Sleep
Noah Screaming Gophers 3rd Voted out
in Dodgebrawl
21st Place
Justin Screaming Gophers 4th Voted out
in Not Quite Famous
20th Place
Katie Killer Bass 5th Voted out
in The Sucky Outdoors
19th Place
Tyler Killer Bass 6th Voted out
in Phobia Factor
18th Place
Izzy Screaming Gophers Returns in No Pain, No Game
7th Left in Up the Creek
Cody Screaming Gophers 8th Voted out
in Paintball Deer Hunter
17th Place
Beth Screaming Gophers 9th Voted out
in If You Can't Take The Heat...
16th Place
Sadie Killer Bass 10th Voted out
in Who Can You Trust?
15th Place
Courtney Killer Bass 11th Cheated out
in Basic Straining
14th Place
Harold Killer Bass 12th Voted out
in X-Treme Torture
13th Place
Eva Killer Bass 13th Voted out
in No Pain, No Game
12th Place Merged
Trent Screaming Gophers 14th Voted out
in Search and Do Not Destroy
11th Place
Bridgette Killer Bass 15th Voted out
in Hide and Be Sneaky
10th Place
Lindsay Screaming Gophers 16th Eliminated
in That's Off the Chain!
9th Place
DJ Killer Bass 17th Eliminated
in Hook, Line, and Screamer
8th Place
Izzy Screaming Gophers 18th Voted out
in Wawanakwa Gone Wild!
7th Place
Geoff Killer Bass 19th Voted out
in Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon
6th Place
Leshawna Screaming Gophers 20th Eliminated
in Haute Camp-ture
5th Place
Duncan Killer Bass 21st Eliminated
in Are We There Yeti?
4th Place
Heather Screaming Gophers 22nd Eliminated
in I Triple Dog Dare You!
3rd Place
Gwen Screaming Gophers

Winner in The Very Last Episode, Really!
Runner-up in Owen's ending

Owen Screaming Gophers

Winner in The Very Last Episode, Really!
Runner-up in Gwen's ending

Characters

Winner

Owen wins Total Drama Island.

Twenty-two teenage contestants, plus the host, Chris, and Chef Hatchet, the camp's cook and the co-host of the show.

Voice Actor Role Episode count
Scott McCord Owen 28/28 episodes
Megan Fahlenbock Gwen 28/28 episodes
Rachel Wilson Heather 28/28 episodes
Drew Nelson Duncan 28/28 episodes
Christian Potenza Chris 27/28 episodes
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet 25/28 episodes
Novie Edwards Leshawna 25/28 episodes
Dan Petronijevic Geoff 25/28 episodes
Clé Bennett DJ 23/28 episodes
Stephanie Anne Mills Lindsay 22/28 episodes
Kristin Fairlie Bridgette 21/28 episodes
Scott McCord Trent 20/28 episodes
Katie Crown Izzy 18/28 episodes
Brian Froud Harold 17/28 episodes
Emilie-Claire Barlow Courtney 16/28 episodes
Lauren Lipson Sadie 15/28 episodes
Sarah Gadon Beth 14/28 episodes
Peter Oldring Cody 13/28 episodes
Stephanie Anne Mills Katie 11/28 episodes
Peter Oldring Tyler 11/28 episodes
Adam Reid Justin 9/28 episodes
Carter Hayden Noah 8/28 episodes
Julia Chantrey Eva 8/28 episodes
Peter Oldring Ezekiel 6/28 episodes

Episodes

There are twenty-six episodes, twenty-seven counting the exclusives, plus a special that led up to next season. TDI Rundown was a special recap episode aired only on Cartoon Network, and Total Drama Island Recap was a special recap episode aired only on Teletoon.

Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive!

TDILogo

Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive!

The official website for this season, Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive! features, along with information about the series, an interactive campsite with information about the characters, games themed on the episodes, earnable wallpapers, and screensavers, and a camper creator where the player is able to create their own character. On Cartoon Network's website, it was replaced by Total Drama Action EXTRA, though it was still accessible until the website was taken down.

Camp TV

Camp TV is the original prototype for Total Drama Island. In it, there were only seventeen of the current contestants which all had different prototype designs, though some of the designs resemble those of the current contestants and interns.

Censorship in United States

Total Drama Island episodes were usually rated TV-PG in the United States, for suggestive dialogue and aggressive language. On occasion an episode would be rated TV-PG D for mild flirtatious dialogue, such as in X-Treme Torture etc.

Rewards

Many challenges award prizes to the winner or winners. The usual prize is invincibility for the winning team or contestant. However, on other occasions, rewards were given out as bonuses for their accomplishments.

DVD

Cartoon Network's DVD features the entire season and is in fact edited with the censoring of some dialogue whilst the Australian DVDs (released by Madman Entertainment) are split into two collections and are unedited, retaining the original dialogue as the unedited seasons of Total Drama broadcast there.

Netflix

Total Drama Island has been released onto Netflix. This season has unedited dialog and full screen, 16:9 aspect ratio. It also includes all the episodes of the season.

Trivia

  • This is the first season of the entire series.
  • This is the first season in which Courtney and Harold are eliminated back-to-back, the second being Total Drama Action.
  • This is the first of three seasons in which the two finalists are originally from the same team, the others being Total Drama All-Stars and Total Drama: Pahkitew Island.
    • This is also the first season where all three finalists are from the same team, the second being Total Drama: Pahkitew Island.
    • This is also the first season in which the final three consists of one male and two females, the second being Total Drama: Pahkitew Island.
  • This is the only season in which both returning contestants were of the same gender; in this case, both of them are female.
    • In addition, this is currently the only season in which someone who returned was eliminated in the same episode.
  • This is the only season to not feature a double elimination.
  • This is the only season to not feature a prize of one million dollars, as the prize was $100,000.
    • Although the special featured one million dollars as the grand prize.
  • This is the only season to not feature a one-year time span between it and the following season, as the time span between this and next season was two days.
  • This is the only season in which a contestant did not quit.
  • This is currently the only season in which Eva, Katie, and Sadie participated in the competition.
  • This is currently the only season that had recaps.
  • This is currently the only season in which Izzy is not the first member of her team to be eliminated.
  • This is currently the only season in which Duncan and Courtney are not the last two Killer Bass members left in the season.
  • This is the only season in which the lowest-ranking members of all teams are males.
  • This season featured the highest amount of eliminations of any season so far (including the two returning contestants and Gwen or Owen's loss in the finale), with twenty-three.
    • If Mr. Coconut's "elimination" is counted, then the amount of eliminations comes to a total of twenty-four.
  • This season featured the highest amount of challenges of any season so far, with twenty-five.
  • This season featured the highest amount of contestants of any season so far, with twenty-two.
  • This season featured seven irregular eliminations. This is the reverse of Total Drama World Tour, which featured only seven regular eliminations.
  • This season featured the longest consecutive streak of eliminated contestants where each one alternated between the two teams each time (Bass, Gopher, Bass, Gopher, etc.), with ten eliminations from Eva's second elimination to Heather's elimination.
  • This is one of only two seasons to have its main promotional image be a moment from an actual episode, the other being Total Drama World Tour.
  • Occasionally, music similar to music from Survivor is played throughout the season.
  • Total Drama Island has been featured as a question on the game show Jeopardy!, with both Dodgebrawl and Brunch of Disgustingness being mentioned as part of the clue.

Gallery

Total Drama seasons
Total Drama Island | Total Drama Action | Total Drama World Tour | Total Drama: Revenge of the Island | Total Drama All-Stars | Total Drama: Pahkitew Island

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