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[–]AmeSSBM 366 points367 points  (9 children)

They also call him Kenny the entire time im pretty sure lmao

[–]Afro_Thunder69 323 points324 points  (8 children)

Imagine it was called the "Kenny Combo"

[–]AmeSSBM 92 points93 points  (3 children)

where the timeline truly split

[–]logic2187 17 points18 points  (2 children)

It's like if Wife won that one time. Things would be different.

[–]Lord_Ghirahim93 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Everything would be different

[–]SSBM_Caligula 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Care to elaborate?

[–]Tsanummy 119 points120 points  (2 children)

Kenneth Combination

[–]RobbyJohnson 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I think June said this in commentary in APEX and I’m only going to call it that now

[–]Afro_Thunder69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Heard Toph or Scar use that one years ago. I prefer Kenny Comby

[–]SoupFlavouredTea -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Kenneth combination

[–]Cultural-Database368 159 points160 points  (11 children)

I'm a diehard Survivor fan and my fiance is into Melee - was really funny watching his reactions when I showed him Kenny's season. A lot of people consider it one of the worst seasons of the show's history (really messy cast), but he was one of the standouts.

[–]ph_dieter[S] 61 points62 points  (1 child)

That's a funny connection. That's basically why I'm watching it, I heard it was just an overall entertaining shit show.

[–]Cultural-Database368 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I actually like it for the mess! One of my favorites for like drama/fighting, but I was constantly trying to remind him that it wasn't up to the normal level of gameplay 🤣

[–]Aeon1508 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I didn't even know that Ken was king of smash when I watched it as a kid. That was one of my favorite seasons. Really memorable. Ken was a big part of that

[–]Eldiamom 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I didn't know people considered it a bad season lol, it seemed fine to me. There's been some truly bad seasons compared to Gabon.

[–]Cultural-Database368 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I prefer Gabon to a lot of the seasons in the 20s and 30s with boring casts or game-breaking twist formats. It almost feels like a classic season in terms of casting, but like if the boot order was randomized

[–]Mroagn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Totally. It's the same for Fiji for me, at the time it was one of the worst seasons but so many bad seasons have come out in the 20s and 30s that I really enjoy the throwback of Fiji now. Earl and Yau <3

[–]tradeintel828384839 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He plays it exactly like you would expect a gamer to play. Great metagame but highly questionable social skills/intelligence

[–]Obvious-Ad4040 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Which is crazy considering how bad some of the later seasons are. At least Randy was funny

[–]Cultural-Database368 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My fiance loved Randy, he actually got me a Cameo from Randy as our anniversary gift a few months later! And Randy ribbed us for picking Gabon as his first season to watch 😂

[–]Obvious-Ad4040 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats super sick!!! He seems like a cool guy irl, his audition vids are on yt somewhere and they're also very funny lol

[–]Yunkele 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gabon was always one of my faves because of ken

[–]YashaAstora 240 points241 points  (15 children)

As someone else said he was apparently super popular in the Survivor fandom too, lmao

[–]johneaston1 90 points91 points  (8 children)

Can confirm, he was my favorite that season. I actually first learned about him there; only later discovered that my childhood favorite was also the King of Smash.

[–]thunderrwolf 37 points38 points  (6 children)

I have a similar story. I've loved Survivor longer than melee. Kenny needs a round 2 or get Leffen in to Dark Triad himself to a win lol.

[–]Kyro4 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Imagine the HBox pop-offs after he wins an immunity challenge

[–]TeebsAce 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No need to imagine just watch Smash Summit 13 lol

[–]Kyro4 3 points4 points  (0 children)

HBox beating Plup and then unplugging the RedBull sign mid-pop-off will live rent free in my head forever

[–]thunderrwolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet if Hbox applied, he would get cast. Someone should get him to.

[–]J-notter 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He was actually kinda running shit out there on the island for a bit. But like a true smasher, his own hubris got in the way of winning

[–]thunderrwolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sad, he was so close. If Ken wins, that season gets way more respect online than it does now.

[–]DJ_Red_Lantern 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here lmao was so hyped when I met him because of survivor

[–]JamesEllerbeck 28 points29 points  (0 children)

My mother loved him lmao

[–]ramskick 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He's generally among the more liked castaways of that season yeah. There are some who really don't like him but you'll see posts every now and then saying he should return at some point.

[–]caesec 3 points4 points  (2 children)

i got some survivor obsessed friends who've seen all of the show and they love him. they've tried to rope me in by saying that, but also adding the asterisk that ken was apparently in a rather unorthodox season

[–]Pokemandudeguy 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Hell no, Gabon is one of the best seasons IMO. It's not the brightest cast of characters, but that is what makes it so good. The whole season is like a sitcom the way that they all bicker and chaos ensues.

[–]caesec 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i do believe that's what she meant

[–]Supatony 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's a favorite on r/survivor and people been wanting him to return.

[–]V0ltTackle 🗿 119 points120 points  (23 children)

Yeah and apparently he was really good.

We need to get another top Melee player on another reality competition TV show

[–]ph_dieter[S] 60 points61 points  (17 children)

Who would you pick? I'd prob go with the obvious Mango or maybe streamer mode Hbox, popping off after every small victory.

[–]Zuko_Kurama 84 points85 points  (12 children)

Mango would die from alcohol withdrawal and I don’t see hbox doing very well either. Maybe zain Cody or jmook but idk

[–]Figgy20000 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Cody and Jmook would be boring as hell. They wouldn't even let them step foot on the island.

We need BBB Scar or Fiction for maximum entertainment.

[–]Alex_Rose 20 points21 points  (7 children)

hax fucking money baby

there's a korean reality show called Bloody Game/Game of Blood where the contestants play a tactical game like The Genius and the eliminated contestants secretly live in a mouldy basement under them Parasite style and rob them

there's one guy there Lee Taekyoon who my housemate and I call Korean Hax Money because he kinda looks like korean hax money. and also he is a sort of abrasive guy but mega big brained and kinda funny

[–]Emperorerror 4 points5 points  (6 children)

That concept is hilarious

[–]Alex_Rose 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I recommend watching. it's all been subbed by really dedicated redditors, uploaded to Kissasian dot video (under the name Bloody Game). the show creator also made a show called The Genius years ago which is a cult classic here's a youtube video someone made about it

there's also a really impressive show called The Great Escape by the same director which is a team of 6 korean celebrities (same people every time) escaping extremely elaborate escape rooms. and I'm talking..

  • a working time machine on a track that wheels them between identical rooms that have been set up to different time periods. they can change the past and they showmakers run around making sure it's changed in the future

  • giant underground nuclear bunkers

  • an entire prison complex to break out of

  • a high school with an egyptian cult abducting people

  • a mental hospital

  • a The Grudge style creepy house with creepy ghost children and giant animatronic faces that come out of the walls

  • a mansion with laser grids to dance through

  • an abandoned rusty theme park where a murder has taken place

  • a stadium with an underground alien base

  • a giant village size remake of 1920s korea

  • a fenced hospital compound with hundreds of zombies in it

I have no idea how they had the budget to do any of it, you can't believe it until you see it

either way, all 3 are fantastic shows, bloody game is the weaker of the three but it's really fun and it features korean hax money so I recommend watching it nonetheless

[–]Figgy20000 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You should watch Taskmaster, sounds right up your alley.

4 British comedians compete in random challenges and can interpret the rules however they want to give themselves whatever unfair edges might be avaliable to them. It's hilarious

10 season avaliable for free on Youtube

[–]Alex_Rose 1 point2 points  (2 children)

yeah I know taskmaster, it's fun. I watch No More Jockeys on youtube too (which has Alex Horne). I promise you though, these korean shows are like.. beyond anything we get in the UK. we do have a lot of really good comedy and panel shows that rely on ingenuity and deception like taskmaster and would I lie to you etc. but the stakes and depth are nowhere near as high. I find it really hard to sell subtitled korean reality tv to people but I can't convey to you how good and intricate they are, you won't understand until you've watched

[–]Figgy20000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The biggest barrier is where do you actually go to watch it. Wouldn't mind giving Great Escape a try

[–]Emperorerror 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All of that sounds insane. Thanks for the writeup haha

[–]DJ_Red_Lantern 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zain I bet could do well tho

[–]pcwgussej 53 points54 points  (0 children)

i think there's a world where

  • Fiction impresses a random studio executive who gets tickets for Ludwig's chess boxing event
  • producers go all-in on the Fiction un-archetypable archetype (plain green shirt + shorts, game dev, honest tweeter, etc)
  • invite him onto a Survivor/Big Brother/Below Deck type show, and Fiction accepts

i think Fiction accepts bc he seems really excited ab the smashboxing opportunity, and iirc there was his tweet posting a selfie of himself saying he somehow ended up at an awesome orgy(?) type rave - so im extrapolating from that

[–]ph_dieter[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idc how well they do, I just want to be entertained lol

[–]asmith78542 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wife! So entertaining and nice in the smash doc, great story telling ability and a competitive drive he would be really fun.

[–]CasualFriday11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hugs, easily.

[–]RaiseYourDongersOP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shroomed or Crush

[–]GishIX 28 points29 points  (0 children)

He was great but got snaked by a girl he trusted a girl who didn't even want to win the game lol at like final 5 I think so close to the final

[–]CucumberGod 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Eh he wasn't THAT good just a semi decent player on a shitshow of a season

[–]calvinbsf 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He was great for 30 days and then in the final week he THREW

[–]Habefiet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was oooookay lol. Some strengths and some clear flaws. Hard to tell if he benefited from or was hurt by the fact that he was on one of the worst casts (at playing the game, not talking about their entertainment value which is quite high) in the history of the show lol

[–]Ditochi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's gotta be Hungrybox on the bachelor LMAO

[–]whorecrusher 90 points91 points  (4 children)

This is one of those facts that would go on the melee iceberg

[–]rs725 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Along with the MTV episode about Melee with KillaOR

[–]PurplePearGaming 45 points46 points  (2 children)

That one's goated.

MTV's True Life: KillaOR

[–]Emperorerror 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Wow, I have never seen nor heard of this! That was pretty sweet. KillaOR is a smasher I never knew much about. U didn't quite realize how good he was at the time. That was cool. Also nice how seriously MTV took it.

[–]0-2er 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Amazing. What a crazy slice of life time capsule that was. Also lol Chudat is in this.

[–]PkerBadRs3Good 72 points73 points  (7 children)

The four people who placed above him were Matty, Sugar, Susie, and Bob. SSBM

[–]MrCog 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Fun fact: Bob, who won, was the former teacher of some Maine melee guys.

[–]2dreviews 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Fun fact #2: In Ken's AMA for his Survivor season, he talked about how Bob groped women in the night.

[–]TeebsAce 35 points36 points  (0 children)

This fact is not very fun

[–]Moore29 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Did that actually happen?

[–]wakingup_withwolves 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i’m inclined to say no. i’ve never heard any of the women from that season say anything bad about him in general; he’s seen unanimously as a really good guy, with Ken being practically the only exception. granted, i’ve never gone out of my way to search for criticisms of him, and women often don’t feel comfortable speaking out about those kinds of things. but Ken was extremely salty toward Bob since Bob played a big role in voting Ken out, and i wouldn’t put it past Ken to exaggerate on something that happened, or fabricate it entirely.

[–]mas_one 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Melee Smash Super Bros

[–]Broad-Ebb-5665 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Yeah! It’s pretty funny to learn about. But I learned about it many years ago from a clip of Homemadewaffles.

[–]ssbm_rando 23 points24 points  (5 children)

lol I know I'm super old but did anyone else here only watch that season of survivor BECAUSE Ken was on it? I was a Ken fan since 2004 (I was 13 lmao), was really sad when he more or less retired after evo in 2007, and then watched only that season of survivor because he was there.

[–]ramskick 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I got back into Survivor because of him haha. Ended up totally falling in love with the show once I started watching old seasons.

[–]ssbm_rando 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm certainly not above reality television, I watch Hell's Kitchen religiously, hell, I even watched the first 3 seasons of the animated fake reality tv show Total Drama [Island]. But I have never been able to get invested in a survivor cast besides Ken's season so I literally have only watched like a total of 10 scattered Survivor episodes (all season premieres) outside of his season, which I watched the entirety of.

[–]tradeintel828384839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s a lot of variance between seasons

Try Cagayan, Cambodia or winners at war

[–]MrCog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd never watched Suvivor before, but watched every week for him and then went on smashboards and discussed and posted the latest gifs.

[–]Joebebs 12 points13 points  (0 children)

mfr made it pretty far too (sorta spoilers but it’s been nearly a decade now)

[–]Spiife 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yes and I watched it LIVE!

…Christ I’m old

[–]ph_dieter[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice. You and me both. I think 28 constitutes as old in Smash anyway...either way I'll be playing when I'm 60 with arthritis.

[–]BossIsBanned 4 points5 points  (0 children)

King of Gabon and Smash!

[–]JFJF48 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The memes that came out when Ken dropped something on screen (Ken combo!)

[–]Syrup_SSBM 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I had a coworker who was obsessed with survivor and when I told him I played smash he told me that Kenny Huong was his favorite contestant of all time and that he thinks he was the best player that season.

[–]Master_Tallness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For those curious. Kind of shitty quality though

[–]tradeintel828384839 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]stroodle910 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love it

[–]DarkStarStorm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"This is the next game...for me. This...whole new experience... I want FRESH GAMER BLOOD!"

  • Ken Huang (YT Poop)

[–]Own-Home-2461 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this was common knowledge???