Big Brother

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  • Big Brother, which began in the summer of 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer (with the exception of the 2008 winter edition) viewers are treated to new HouseGuests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other HouseGuests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the HouseGuests vote to evict someone from the house for good. Along the way are Food competitions (which, if the HouseGuests do not win, results in them eating "Slop" for the week) and the occasional Luxury competition, all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars! Big Brother 14 will include 16 guests with 4 of them returning from previous seasons. The 4 returning guests are going to be mentors of a team of 3 guests. The mentor of each team only goes home if their entire team also goes home. In BB16, there are now 2 HOH's. Each HOH gets to put up 2 nominees, who then compete in teams in a challenge called the Battle of the Block. The winning pair of nominees earn safety and also dethrone the HOH who put them up, leaving that HOH as a possible replacement nominee. The POV still exists, so there are now 2 chances for a nominee to be safe.moreless

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  • S 17 : Ep 40


    Aired 9/23/15

  • S 17 : Ep 39


    Aired 9/20/15

  • S 17 : Ep 38


    Aired 9/16/15

  • S 17 : Ep 37


    Aired 9/15/15

  • S 17 : Ep 36


    Aired 9/13/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Malin

    BB2 Days 1-33

  • Hardy Hill

    BB2 Days 1-64

  • Natalie Okins


  • Jase Wirey

    BB5 (5th evicted)

  • Will Wikle

    BB5- Himself- 6th Evicted

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  • Quotes (570)

    • Jordan: My ass probably looks like the Titanic. Will: an ironing board. Jordan: laughing) Will.

    • Will on Hardy:"not a nice guy. He lies. That's my role."

    • Will on Monica and Krista: "Arguing with the two dumbest people I ever met doesn't behoove me."

    • Will on Bunky in the HoH competition says, "Bunky did much better than I expected and much better than I could have. I'm proud of him."

    • Will on Hardy and Nicole trusting him:"Some village is missing an idiot if they think I won't stab them in the back."

    • Jack: (Dana) has the sex appeal of a buzzard's crotch.

    • Holly: I got tuna... my cats like tuna... (laughs)... but they're not here!"

    • Marvin: "It was kind of hot and sexy. I mean, if you're into that: green headed chicks with a mohawk."

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    Notes (501)

    • We are introduced to the season one house guests; George, a Midwest father of three. Eddie, an athlete from Long Island. Jamie, a beauty queen with a 4.0 grade average. Josh, a civil engineering student. Cassandra, a Communications specialist for the United Nations Development Program. Jordan, a former exotic dancer. Curtis, a lawyer from New York. Karen, a mother of four from Columbus, Indiana. Brittany, a spunky girl known for her varying hair color. And William, a politician from Philadelphia.

    • The format of the first season is different than the other seasons. Instead of the house guests competing for HOH they each privately nominate two house guests for "banishment". The two house guests to receive the most nominations are then marked for banishment. America calls an 800 number to pick which nominee to vote out. Whoever receives the most votes is banished from The Big Brother House.

    • Eddie is the winner.

    • Eddie was the winner.

    • The following house guests introduced in Big Brother 2 are Autumn, Bunky, Hardy, Justin, Kent, Krista, Mike, Monica, Nicole, Shannon, Sheryl, and Will.

    • Mike becomes the 1st Head of Household.

    • Sheryl and Nicole are nominated for eviction.

    • Justin is Expelled from the house for breaking the house rules repeatedly.

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    Trivia (337)

    • Eviction Votes: Nicole: Will, Shannon, and Monica Sheryl: Hardy, Autumn, Krista, Bunky and Kent

    • Eviction Votes Autumn- Will, Shannon, Hardy, Monica, Bunky, Nicole, Mike Kent - None

    • Eviction Votes Lori: Marcellas, Roddy, Chiara, Eric, Tonya Amy: Gerry, Danielle, Jason, Josh

    • CBS Edited out part of Scott's tantrum in which he admits to having the STD; Genital Warts, a common and dangerous (for ladies, anyway) STD. After admitting this, Michelle and Ali begin throwing up for a while and worrying about the STD, and learning how to go to the bathroom without touching the toilet seat. Eventaully, they divided the men and women into different rooms and the live feeds cut to the front of the house, with many thinking they explained the STD to the houseguests.

    • Jack and Alison are both nominated for eviction for the first time.

    • Nathan wins the 3rd "Golden" Power of Veto. He uses it to save Alison, taking her off of the chopping block.

    • David is nominated for eviction for the first time.

    • Jase becomes the first Head of Household for BB5 in the partnered-up treadmill challenge.

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    Allusions (33)

    • The name of the Veto Competition, "Ice, Ice Veto," is a play on the song, Ice, Ice Baby, originally recorded by Vanilla Ice.

    • Ivette compares Janelle to a "miniature Pamela Anderson...not 100% natural." She is referring to the star of Baywatch and Stacked, Pamela Anderson. Formerly married to Tommy Lee, Anderson is notorious for her surgically-enhanced breasts.

    • Rachel compares the secret gold-covered bedroom to Donald Trump's bedroom or money room. Trump is a hugely rich business mogul, who now has more in common with the HouseGuests than ever - he has his own reality series, The Apprentice, on NBC.

    • Kaysar: This is the twist! Just like they had the twins! Kaysar is talking about the fifth season of Big Brother, where Adria and Natalie, a pair of twins, played the game together.

    • When Michael is making his sexual advances on her, he asks Janelle, "You ever watch Spiderman?" He then turns her upside down on the bed, and begins to kiss her romantically. This is a reference to the first installment of the wildly popular Spiderman series, where Spiderman, played by Tobey Maguire, kisses Mary Jane, played by Kirsten Dunst, while upside down.

    • Howie claims that he does not really know what religion he is. What he does know, however, is that he is training to be a Jedi. Wannabe Jedi Howie is referring to the popular Star Wars movie series, which include The Revenge of the Sith, The Attack of the Clones, and The Return of the Jedi. The George Lucas-directed films feature Jedis, like Annakin Skywalker, another person that is referenced in this episode.

    • Sarah compares the dark light flashlight found in the bedroom to "a little Inspector Gadget-type flashlight." Inspector Gadget was originally a cartoon that aired from 1983 to 1986. Later made into two live-action movies, the series featured a detective who was part-human, part-robot, with extending arms and legs, and numerous gadgets. Among these gadgets was a micro flashlight, much like the one found in the Big Brother 6 bedroom.

    • Howie continues with his Star Wars spouting when he compares the house to a battle between the Jedis and the Sith lords. These two forces are major players in the Star Wars movie series. The latest installment, Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, has now grossed over $300 million.

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  • Fan Reviews (310)
  • MORE! : (

    By vsaiz, Sep 21, 2015

  • worst season ever

    By kendunn, Sep 09, 2014

  • Big Brother 16: one of the best yet

    By emily8, Oct 03, 2014

  • gotten way too old and crappy

    By RavenZeroland, Sep 30, 2014

  • Big brother

    By rubypoolebecknel, Sep 17, 2014