History Series / BigBrother

28th Oct '17 1:51:35 PM StFan
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It's often actually turned into Machinima, see WebVideo/SBBBrothers for just one example.

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It's often actually turned into Machinima, see WebVideo/SBBBrothers Machinima/SBBBrothers for just one example.
23rd Oct '17 3:09:06 PM LoutishScorpion
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** Season 19 gives us Cody, who gets voted out and is gone for all of two weeks upon fully winning every heat of the Battle-Back Competition.

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** Season 19 gives us Cody, who gets voted out and is gone for all of two weeks one week upon fully winning every heat of the Battle-Back Competition.



* ActionGirl: Janelle Pierzina, Daniele Donato, Britney Haynes, and Rachel Reilly all won plenty of competitions in their respective seasons.

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* ActionGirl: Janelle Pierzina, Daniele Donato, Britney Haynes, and Rachel Reilly Reilly, and Vanessa Rousso all won plenty of competitions in their respective seasons.



* CampGay: The US version has (in order): Bunky (2), Marcellas (3 & 7), Will (5), Beau (6), Joe & Dustin (8), Joshuah & Neil (9), Steven (10), Kevin (11), Ragan (12), Lawon (13), Wil (14), Andy (15), Frankie (16), Jason (17 & OTT), Jozea (18), and Ramses (19). 1 and 4 have none because 1 came before it became a once per season tradition to have a campy gay guy and 4 was built on a cast comprised of heterosexual exes (and one lucky girl out of the uneven thirteen houseguests who got to enjoy not being plagued by an ex).

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* CampGay: The US version has (in order): Bunky (2), Marcellas (3 & 7), Will (5), Beau (6), Joe & Dustin (8), Joshuah & Neil (9), Steven (10), Kevin (11), Ragan (12), Lawon (13), Wil (14), Andy (15), Frankie (16), Jason (17 & OTT), Jozea (18), and Ramses (19). 1 and 4 have none because 1 came before it became a once per season tradition to have a campy gay guy and 4 was built on a cast comprised of heterosexual exes (and one lucky girl out of the uneven thirteen houseguests who got to enjoy not being plagued by an ex).
22nd Oct '17 5:59:15 PM nombretomado
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Homaged by the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]], with a {{dystopia}}n future version where the contestants are disintegrated when they're voted out. This is often assumed to be a parody or a TakeThat against RealityTV, but WordOfGod confirms it as [[AffectionateParody a tribute.]] The show also inspired the MiniSeries ''Series/DeadSet'' by CharlieBrooker, in which seven contestants and some of the show's backstage staff battle a ZombieApocalypse. Both feature cameos by host Davina [=McCall=]. It also inspired the novel "Dead Famous" by Creator/BenElton, which turns the concept into a murder mystery.

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Homaged by the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]], with a {{dystopia}}n future version where the contestants are disintegrated when they're voted out. This is often assumed to be a parody or a TakeThat against RealityTV, but WordOfGod confirms it as [[AffectionateParody a tribute.]] The show also inspired the MiniSeries ''Series/DeadSet'' by CharlieBrooker, Creator/CharlieBrooker, in which seven contestants and some of the show's backstage staff battle a ZombieApocalypse. Both feature cameos by host Davina [=McCall=]. It also inspired the novel "Dead Famous" by Creator/BenElton, which turns the concept into a murder mystery.
19th Oct '17 1:57:42 PM Maddoxsort
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** Hugely averted in Season 10 by casting someone who was '''72 years old''' in the form of Jerry Macdonald, whose age upon competing remains far older than ''any'' contestant in the run to ever play the game.


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** Averted in Season 19 with Kevin, a Gen-X man who was deliberately thrown into the house as a contrast to a crowd of youngsters at 55 years old, and turned 56 in the house.
30th Sep '17 1:06:26 AM Maddoxsort
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* DwindlingParty: A feeling enforced with the round table in the house every season. When the house gets down to about less than half its cast, the big table is replaced with one that is much smaller and less imposing, because now there's no need for a big piece of furniture like that to take up the living space. When the house gets down to the Final Three, the table is once again replaced with an even smaller one with only three chairs and an imposing design as if to tell the houseguests they've made it to the big time and things are about to get real.



** The first season of the U.S. version was much more similar to the UK, which had 10 contestants and allowed for audience nominations. They changed formats with season 2, upped the contestants number to 12 (and sometimes 14, though season 14 & 16 had 16, the largest amount of Houseguests to date), and introduced in-house nominations/evictions and Head of Household and picked the winner, as opposed to the audience really doing anything more than picking what losing Houseguests will eat.
** The show used to condone the use of alcohol and the contestants could get drunk if they wanted to. All of two seasons, in this backfired '''HORRENDOUSLY''' when Krista Segall got on top of the island table and started to kiss Justin Sebik... and then Justin nonchalantly threw out the question of if Krista would she be mad if he ''killed'' her, jokingly put a kitchen knife to her throat, and she was too drunk to know better than to repel him right then and there. This incident got Justin booted from the game that same night.

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** The first season of the U.S. version was much more similar to the UK, which had 10 contestants and allowed for audience nominations. This setup did not do so well. They changed formats with season 2, upped the contestants number to 12 (and sometimes 14, though season 14 & 16 had 16, the largest amount of Houseguests to date), and introduced in-house nominations/evictions and Head of Household and picked the winner, as opposed to the audience really doing anything more than picking what losing Houseguests will eat.
** The show used to condone the use of alcohol and the contestants could get drunk if they wanted to. All of two seasons, in this backfired '''HORRENDOUSLY''' when Krista Segall got on top of the island table and started to kiss Justin Sebik... and then Justin nonchalantly threw out the question of if Krista would she be mad if he ''killed'' her, jokingly put a kitchen knife to her throat, and she was too drunk to know better than to repel him right then and there. This incident got Justin booted from the game that same night. Now, alcohol is only permitted sparingly, and only to be bestowed in HOH gift baskets and from Pop TV.


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* SteamPunk / ClockPunk: The house design for ''Big Brother 16'' features a giant gear-themed table at the starting phases of the game as well as gear-themed wallpaper for the halls to the Diary Room.
29th Sep '17 1:25:42 AM Maddoxsort
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Every season after the original seems to play host to one houseguest who is ''far'' and above just plain unlikable; they are basically atrocious (Justin (2), Scott (4), Amber (8), Joshuah (9), April (10), Chima (11), Matt (12), Keith (13), Willie (14), Amanda (15), Christine (16), Vanessa (17), Paulie (18), Raven (19)). Really bad seasons will be a case where ''everyone'' is like this (15 and 19 come to mind very quickly).

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Every season after the original seems to play host to one houseguest who is ''far'' and above just plain unlikable; they are basically atrocious and/or crazy (Justin (2), Scott (4), Amber (8), Joshuah (9), April (10), Chima (11), Matt (12), Keith (13), Willie (14), Amanda (15), Christine (16), Vanessa (17), Paulie (18), Raven (19)).(19)) and receive intense dislike from fans and houseguests alike. Really bad seasons will be a case where ''everyone'' is like this (15 and 19 come to mind very quickly).
29th Sep '17 1:24:11 AM Maddoxsort
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Every season after the original seems to play host to one houseguest who is ''far'' and above just plain unlikable; they are basically atrocious (Justin (2), Scott (4), Amber (8), Joshuah (9), April (10), Chima (11), Matt (12), Keith (13), Willie (14), Amanda (15), Christine (16), Vanessa (17), Paulie (18), Raven (19)). Really bad seasons will be a case where ''everyone'' is like this (15 and 19 come to mind very quickly).
29th Sep '17 1:12:11 AM Maddoxsort
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** A literal example would be Joey from Season 16, who could best be described as "The One with Blue Hair". Well, at least until she changed it up for the finale, and turns out to sport a wide variety of hair colors, with blue being the only one she got to show off in the house.

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** A literal example would be Joey from Season 16, who could best be described as "The One with Blue Hair". Well, at least until she changed it up for the finale, finale to cotton candy pink, and turns out to sport a wide variety of hair colors, with blue being the only one she got to show off in the house.
29th Sep '17 1:11:32 AM Maddoxsort
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** A literal example would be Joey from Season 16, who could best be described as "The One with Blue Hair".

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** A literal example would be Joey from Season 16, who could best be described as "The One with Blue Hair". Well, at least until she changed it up for the finale, and turns out to sport a wide variety of hair colors, with blue being the only one she got to show off in the house.



** Season 19 had bluenette Megan.

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** Season 19 had bluenette bluenette/multi-colored streaks of pink and blonde Megan.
29th Sep '17 1:10:07 AM Maddoxsort
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** A '''Floater''' is a player who does not commit to any alliance except ''maybe'' one ally and only votes with the majority and goes to whichever alliance has power at the moment so they don't get targeted. They intentionally don't try to win Head of Household challenges because the Head of Household is forced to reveal their alliance(s) to the house. A Floaters' goal is to just keep the target off their back by making it so the house wastes a week trying to evict them. The way "Floater" is used by almost everyone in Season 13 is to describe "Whoever is not aligned with us" or "lazy coward".

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** A '''Floater''' is a player who does not commit to any alliance except ''maybe'' one ally and only votes with the majority and goes to whichever alliance has power at the moment so they don't get targeted. They intentionally don't try to win Head of Household challenges because the Head of Household is forced to reveal their alliance(s) to the house. A Floaters' goal is to just keep the target off their back by making it so the house wastes a week trying to evict them. The way "Floater" is used by almost everyone in Season 13 is to describe "Whoever is not aligned with us" or "lazy coward". This term was coined by Dr. Will in Season 2.
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