As we await the coming of brand new fabulous and sparkly house-guests, I’m pondering the not-so-distant annals of Big Brother USA. Most former house-guests have congealed like gobs of slop into one big BB haze but a few pop out, causing much laughter, tears and gas.
My favorite house-guests started off as underdogs, only to finish in a blaze of glory. Well, yeah, they didn’t actually win most of the time, but I really, really liked them. Remember Marvin, the chef with a mouth full of precious, and owner of odorous feet that could kill a small country? He stood up to the dreaded twins Natalie and Adria in Season 5 with an epic, verbal shootout, because if he was going to get evicted, might as well make everyone else miserable.
From the same season— Nakomis. The second she stepped into the house, she was on the block. But this blue-haired freak surfaced, creating a standard of wicked gameplay which still exists today. However, it was only clever enough to get her to the final four.
Kaysar! ‘Cause he was hot, and decent-minded, and hot, and sweet. And hot. Why, oh why did you take your finger off that button?!! Janelle. Yeah. She pretty much ruled BB and I still miss her. Jordan’s Jeff. Quotable at a rate of five lines per minute. This guy had charm and humor, and should have his own non-internet TV show. Just sayin’.
If I was a casting agent I’d remember that most of the viewers favorite HG’s were likable in a sense that they were real, not just eye candy. Yes I know you gotta have the hotties, but let’s face it Chicken George was never a hottie. I rooted for him because he was real.
Were I put in charge to peruse a crowd of hopefuls, all clutching glossy 8×10’s, I’d put together a cast of witty, sly, strange, real people. Grocery store clerks, construction workers, accountants, librarians, ex-priests, grave diggers, and then, yes, hotties. Maybe even a tattooed ballet dancer.
Happy BB13 everyone!