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The Screaming Gophers is one of the two opposing teams on Total Drama Island. The Screaming Gophers' logo is a green gopher standing upright with its fists drawn out. It is mounted on a pale yellow circle with a green ring surrounding it.

Members

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Note: In Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, Chris allows Katie to switch teams with Izzy so that the former can be on the same team with her best friend, Sadie.


Total Drama Island

The Screaming Gophers happily work together at first.

In "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1," Chris announces that the members of the Screaming Gophers will be Gwen, Trent, Heather, Cody, Beth, Lindsay, Katie, Owen, Leshawna, Justin, and Noah. Once in their cabin, Gwen doesn't seem to be very friendly, as she forces Cody out of the girls' cabin, starts a conflict with Heather, and insults Lindsay; meanwhile, Owen fails to impress his fellow male teammates, as he makes comments that could be misinterpreted.

In "Not So Happy Campers - Part 2," most of the Gophers jump off the cliff, with the exception of Beth, getting boxes to build their jacuzzi, which gave them an advantage to win over the Killer Bass, saving them from the first elimination ceremony due to this and their good teamwork. Prior to the challenge, Katie begged Chris to allow her to be on the same team with her best friend, Sadie. Izzy then volunteered to switch teams with Katie, meaning that Katie was now a member of the Killer Bass while Izzy was now a member of the Screaming Gophers.

In "The Big Sleep," when the Gophers thought they had won the first part of the challenge, which consisted of running twenty kilometers around the camp, they eat from the big feast Chris served them, in order to make more difficult the Awake-a-Thon, a challenge in which the last camper standing wins immunity for their challenge. Owen is the first to fall asleep; Heather forms the first Total Drama alliance with Lindsay and Beth; Justin cheats by painting his eyelids; and Gwen and Trent begin to develop their relationship. In the end, it was Gwen who took the lead and got her team the win, granting them immunity for the second time in a row.

Their winning streak ends in "Dodgebrawl," when the Killer Bass manage to defeat them in three-out-of-five dodgeball matches after the Gophers have already taken the lead with two wins, losing the third and fourth thanks to Duncan's prison tactics. They lose the last match due to Harold's figure skating skills, which gives them their first loss. Noah becomes the first Screaming Gopher voted off the island because of his refusal to help in the dodgeball match and lack of team spirit.

In "Not Quite Famous," Heather puts herself in charge, along with Beth and Lindsay, to choose the three campers who will perform in the talent contest. During their time off, Heather notices that Gwen and Trent are spending a lot of time together, so she asks Lindsay to spy on her. Meanwhile, other campers audition for the challenge: Beth performs baton twirling, Izzy does her rattlesnake dance, and Justin gets a spot for the show when he charms the girls by putting out a burning bush. Heather, failing to get useful information through Lindsay, breaks into the cabin while Gwen and Trent take a dip in the lake, managing to steal Gwen's diary. In the talent show, Justin dances , getting a good score; Trent sings a song, dedicated to Gwen, and gets several points for his team; however, when it is Heather's turn, she does not dance as planned but reads Gwen's diary in front of everyone, causing her not to get a single point for her team. Finally, Heather manages to save herself from elimination by convincing her alliance (Beth and Lindsay), Izzy, and Owen to join forces to vote Justin out, causing him to be the second member of the Screaming Gophers to be eliminated.

In "The Sucky Outdoors," when Chris forces the teams to spend a night in the woods, the Gophers have a hard time surviving due to lack of food, so Owen fishes and brings food back to their assigned camp and, then, makes up a story about how he defeated a bear with his grandfather. At night, when a bear appears, Owen chickens out and says he was exaggerating, so everyone, being scared, climb a tree to protect themselves; however, when Leshawna's branch breaks and the bear tries to talk to her, Izzy reveals that she was disguised as the bear only to scare them and laugh. Later, a real bear invades their camp, causing Cody to pee his pants for the second time, forcing them to stay in the tree all night. At dawn, the Gophers arrive last back at the campfire, but, because Katie and Sadie didn't get there for the Bass, the Gophers win the challenge.

In "Phobia Factor," once the Gophers return from their bounty at the tuck shop, they join the Killer Bass at the campfire, and they all start talking about their biggest fears. The next day, Chris forces them to face their admitted fears: Beth manages to get into a pool filled with worms; Cody fails to defuse a bomb under pressure; Gwen manages to be buried alive for several minutes; Izzy and Owen overcome their fear of flying by being forced to be on a plane; Leshawna fails to control herself when she sees Chef dressed as a spider; Lindsay, who is afraid of bad haircuts, has to wear an ugly wig; and Trent faces a mime who follows him around. Thanks to most of the Gophers completing their challenges, they get immunity, especially after Courtney doesn't jump into a pool of green jelly, as Chris would have given the Bass triple points, saving the Gophers from the elimination ceremony.

Beth finds a tiki idol on Boney Island, which curses her team.

In "Up the Creek," the campers must row to Boney Island, an island from which they can not take anything or they will be cursed. As they get there, Cody annoys Gwen by asking her out on a date; Beth and Lindsay admire Trent; Izzy creeps Leshawna out; and Heather ignores Owen. Once there, the Gophers are confronted by large woolly beaver chasing them, and although they manage to escape them, Trent and Lindsay fall into quicksand, from which Cody rescues them. When it's time to make a huge bonfire, Izzy causes an explosion with tree sap and other ingredients, earning the Gophers a point. In the end, Izzy costs her team the victory when gives advise to the Bass on how to get back to Camp Wawanakwa without paddles and, although she was at risk of being eliminated, the R.C.M.P. found her, so she leaves the competition. At the end of the episode, it is shown that Beth took a tiki doll from Boney Island.

In "Paintball Deer Hunter," The Gophers lose for the second time in a row due to internal team conflicts, as a disobedient Beth caused a chain effect of shooting when she hit Heather, as her own team shot themselves multiple times, costing them the challenge. In the end, Cody is eliminated because he was mauled by a bear, so the others felt he would no longer be useful to their team.

In "If You Can't Take the Heat..." Heather again makes herself the team leader, bossing and irritating her teammates; for instance, Leshawna is ordered to cut pineapple chunks even though she is allergic; Owen is ordered to fetch various materials even though he is stung by several bees; Beth is not treated with respect after their conflict in the previous episode. All of this angers Leshawna so much that, along with Beth's and even Lindsay's help, they take Heather's makeup bag and throw it into the freezer, where Heather enters and gets locked in. The lack of teamwork, along with Owen's lack of self-control, causes the Screaming Gophers to lose yet again. Having lost three challenges in a row, the team discovers that they are dealing with the bad luck of a cursed tiki idol that Beth had unknowingly taken from Boney Island, leading to their elimination.

In "Who Can You Trust?" the conflicts between the Gophers continue to be apparent. Although Heather tampered with Gwen's rope in the climbing challenge, Gwen managed to earn a point for her team, while Lindsay accidentally poisoned Trent with a toxic fish and also caused Heather to be electrocuted by jellyfish, sending her to the infirmary. Leshawna and Owen also earn a point by winning the blind William Tell challenge. In the tiebreaker, Gwen and Leshawna win the blind slide challenge, ultimately giving the Gophers the victory.

In "Basic Straining," the Screaming Gophers are upset that Chef is now in charge of the challenge. The first part, holding a canoe over their heads, starts off badly for them, especially when Lindsay gives up. During the musical challenge, Duncan stops the music, saying he wants to quit, but Chef won't let him. They then write an essay about why they love Chef, from which Trent is eliminated for falling asleep. Then, Leshawna is eliminated from the obstacle course challenge, leaving only Gwen, Heather, and Owen standing. During the final challenge, hanging upside down from a tree for as long as possible, Owen farts, so Heather drops, but Owen falls on top of her as well. In the end, Gwen gives the victory to the Gophers, giving them immunity.

In "X-Treme Torture," for the first part of the challenge, DJ and Trent face off against each other. For the second part, Geoff and Leshawna also face each other, while Harold faces Lindsay. The Gophers lose the first challenge, but win in the second, evening the score. In the last challenge, two more people have to compete in the challenge as runners, who end up being Duncan and Heather. In the end, Lindsay wins the tiebreaking challenge, earning her team the final immunity as a team.

The two teams end in "Brunch of Disgustingness," and Bridgette is instructed to move to the former Gophers' cabin, while Trent and Owen move into the former Bass' cabin in order to have the two sexes compete against each other during the challenge. Izzy returns in "No Pain, No Game," claiming to have been living in the woods since her elimination and in that same episode the teams are permanently dissolved.

Eliminations

Campers Team Status Rank Episode Reason for Elimination
Overall Team
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Noah
The Schemer
Pre-merge 21st 11th 3rd eliminated
in "Dodgebrawl"
He refused to play dodgeball and irritated his teammates by being overly sarcastic.
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Justin
The Eye Candy
20th 10th 4th eliminated
in "Not Quite Famous"
Heather convinced her alliance (Lindsay, Beth), Owen, and Izzy to vote him off instead of her.
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Izzy
The Psycho Hose Beast
Returns 7th eliminated (Left)
in "Up the Creek"
Although she was not actually eliminated yet, the RCMP arrived to arrest her, and she ran off.
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Cody
The Geek
17th 9th 8th eliminated
in "Paintball Deer Hunter"
After being mauled by a bear, he was in a full body cast, so his team thought he was no longer useful.
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Beth
The Wannabe
16th 8th 9th eliminated
in "If You Can't Take the Heat..."
Heather exposed her for taking a cursed tiki idol from Boney Island, causing her team to blame her for their losses.
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Trent
The Cool Guy
Merge 11th 7th 14th eliminated
in "Search and Do Not Destroy"
When Gwen told Leshawna that Heather kissed Trent, Leshawna then told everybody to vote him or Heather off. Since Heather won invincibility, they voted off Trent instead.
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Lindsay
The Dumb Princess
9th 6th 16th eliminated
in "That's Off the Chain!"
In a sudden-death challenge and after Heather won invincibility, Lindsay crossed the finish line second but was also the last to cross the line due to a technicality.
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Izzy
The Psycho Hose Beast
7th 5th 18th eliminated
in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild!"
In an animal-hunting challenge, she shot Heather, Chef Hatchet, a plane, and a horse with a tranquilizer gun due to her poor shooting skills.
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Leshawna
The Sister with 'Tude
5th 4th 20th eliminated
in "Haute Camp-ture"
When Chris allowed the losers to vote out a remaning camper, Katie and Sadie accidentally set off a chain reaction that caused many and a parrot to vote her off by simply saying her name.
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Heather
The Queen Bee
3rd 3rd 22nd eliminated
in "I Triple Dog Dare You!"
Gwen and Owen teamed up against her, and she failed a dare, that envolved shaving her head, on a technicality.
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Gwen
The Loner
2nd 2nd Runner-up
in "The Very Last Episode, Really!"
Izzy's plan to lure Owen to the finish line with brownies succeeded, making Owen the winner.
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Owen
The Party Guy
1st 1st Winner
in "The Very Last Episode, Really!"

Campers Team Status Rank Episode Reason for Elimination
Overall Team
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Noah
The Schemer
Pre-merge 21st 11th 3rd eliminated
in "Dodgebrawl"
He refused to play dodgeball and irritated his teammates by being overly sarcastic.
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Justin
The Eye Candy
20th 10th 4th eliminated
in "Not Quite Famous"
Heather convinced her alliance (Lindsay, Beth), Owen, and Izzy to vote him off instead of her.
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Izzy
The Psycho Hose Beast
Returns 7th eliminated (Left)
in "Up the Creek"
Although she was not actually eliminated yet, the RCMP arrived to arrest her, and she ran off.
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Cody
The Geek
17th 9th 8th eliminated
in "Paintball Deer Hunter"
After being mauled by a bear, he was in a full body cast, so his team thought he was no longer useful.
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Beth
The Wannabe
16th 8th 9th eliminated
in "If You Can't Take the Heat..."
Heather exposed her for taking a cursed tiki idol from Boney Island, causing her team to blame her for their losses.
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Trent
The Cool Guy
Merge 11th 7th 14th eliminated
in "Search and Do Not Destroy"
When Gwen told Leshawna that Heather kissed Trent, Leshawna then told everybody to vote him or Heather off. Since Heather won invincibility, they voted off Trent instead.
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Lindsay
The Dumb Princess
9th 6th 16th eliminated
in "That's Off the Chain!"
In a sudden-death challenge and after Heather won invincibility, Lindsay crossed the finish line second but was also the last to cross the line due to a technicality.
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Izzy
The Psycho Hose Beast
7th 5th 18th eliminated
in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild!"
In an animal-hunting challenge, she shot Heather, Chef Hatchet, a plane, and a horse with a tranquilizer gun due to her poor shooting skills.
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Leshawna
The Sister with 'Tude
5th 4th 20th eliminated
in "Haute Camp-ture"
When Chris allowed the losers to vote out a remaning camper, Katie and Sadie accidentally set off a chain reaction that caused many and a parrot to vote her off by simply saying her name.
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Heather
The Queen Bee
3rd 3rd 22nd eliminated
in "I Triple Dog Dare You!"
Gwen and Owen teamed up against her, and she failed a dare, that envolved shaving her head, on a technicality.
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Owen
The Party Guy
2nd 2nd Runner-up
in "The Very Last Episode, Really!"
Trent motivated Gwen with a pep talk, and Izzy's plan to lure Owen to the finish line with brownies failed, making Gwen the winner.
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Gwen
The Loner
1st 1st Winner
in "The Very Last Episode, Really!"

Trivia

  • The Screaming Gophers are seen as the superior team to the Killer Bass in challenges, losing only five challenges compared to the Killer Bass' seven.
  • They are the first team ever to lose more than twice in a row.
  • Throughout the entire series, original members of the Gophers are generally more successful in winning than the Bass' members. Examples of this include:
    • They win most of the pre-merge challenges in Total Drama Island, and later, all of the post-merge challenges are won by a former Gopher.
    • All of the Screaming Gophers — except for Cody and Noah — return for Total Drama Action.
    • All of the Screaming Gophers — except for Beth, Justin, and Trent — return for Total Drama World Tour.
      • Coincidentally, the three who did not return became members of the Killer Grips in the previous season.
    • Three of the Screaming Gophers return for Total Drama All-Stars, compared to the Killer Bass' two.
    • Every former Gopher except Katie competes in at least two seasons.
    • Every former Gopher except Noah and Katie reaches the merge at least once.
    • Four out of the final five contestants in Total Drama Island are Screaming Gophers, and the final three campers are all Screaming Gophers.
    • A Gopher always reaches the final two in the first three seasons, whereas no former Bass member reaches the finals in Total Drama Island and Total Drama World Tour.
  • There are several animation errors in the Screaming Gophers' cast picture:
    • For some reason, Ezekiel is included with the Gophers instead of the Bass, his actual team.
    • Gwen's foot is in midair and isn't actually resting on the dock.
    • Cody's shirt and pants are altered from the promotional picture, and his legs are very irregularly shaped.
    • Some of the highlights in Heather's hair have disappeared.
    • Izzy's sarong is colored the same green as her top.
  • This is the only team that Leshawna has been on without Harold and DJ.
  • Beth is the only female Gopher to compete in only two seasons.
  • Owen is the only male Gopher to compete in all of the first three seasons.
  • This is the only team Izzy has been on in which she is not the first to be eliminated.
  • Noah is the only member of this team never to receive a symbol of immunity.
  • The Screaming Gophers are one of two teams to make up the final three of the season, with the other being the Waneyihtam Maskwak.
  • The Screaming Gophers have produced the most amount of finalists in the series, with 4.
  • Every member of this team has either shown their underwear or shown nudity on screen.

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See also

Total Drama Teams
Island Action World Tour
Killer Bass Screaming Gophers Killer Grips Screaming Gaffers Team Amazon Team Chris Team Victory
Boys Girls
Merge Merge Merge
Revenge of the Island All-Stars Pahkitew Island
Mutant Maggots Toxic Rats Heroic Hamsters Villainous Vultures Pimâpotew Kinosewak Wâneyihtam Maskwak
Merge Merge Merge
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