Last night, CBS kicked off its twelfth season of the hit summer reality show Big Brother. The contestants live together in a house with cameras filming them 24/7 to compete for $500,000. This season, they threw an extra twist into the bunch with the creation of a Saboteur. This person is specifically on their own mission to sabotage the other house guests and wreak havoc in the household. You are even able to submit your own suggestions for what the Saboteur can do. If they make it through the first five weeks, they will win $50,000.
As for the house guests, here is a short introduction on each:
Andrew: Orthodox Jew, Podiatrist, (39)
Britney: recently engaged, from a small town, (22)
Hayden: college student, (24)
Rachel: big boobed red-headed Chemist (26)
Kathy: Deputy Sheriff, oldest person there (40)
Monet: doesn’t like to be around anyone disgusting or nasty, college student, (24)
Matt: recently married, certified genius, musician, (32)
Annie: bisexual, bartender, (27)
Lane: quiet, from a ranch, (24)
Enzo: loves meatballs and his mama, from New Jersey, accent and all, (32)
Brendon: high school swim coach, (30)
Kristen: calls herself fun, outgoing, and smart, “the life of the party”, (24)
Ragan: nerdy guy with a PhD, college professor, gay, “has a thing for big, dumb guys,” (34)
Rachel (Photo courtesy of CBS.com)
After everyone had entered the house and introduced themselves, it was quite obvious most of the household had noticed Rachel’s large boobies. She definitely attracted plenty of attention for those, but what I noticed more was her immediate love of Andrew for wearing a “Yom Kippur.” Um, she’s supposed to be a Chemist? Doubt it. It’s a Yarmulka,(Yam-aka), sweetheart. But, nice try. Beyond that, Kirsten and Hayden have a definite attraction to one another and could quite possibly hook up, half of them lied about what their jobs are, and Britney loves Ragan for being a flaming homosexual because those are her people and they can talk about boys, shopping, and Broadway shows. Already, I like this season more than last year. Nice job with casting, Big Brother. The best part is that there is no more of that ridiculous “clique” business they had going on last summer. We just have to deal with the mysterious Saboteur.
Speaking of the Saboteur, Julie Chen revealed this twist to the house guests, and they all freaked out and started accusing each other of who it could possibly be. Then, it was time for the first Head of Household (HOH) competition. The house guests were instructed to split up into two teams, with one person sitting the entire competition out. Andrew volunteered to be that person. After dressing up like a hot dog and making plenty of kosher cracks, he was informed he would be safe from eviction for the first week.
The competition was simple. Each team would jump onto a giant hot dog while being sprayed with red and yellow liquids and ride it across a “grill” to the other side and safety. The first person from the winning team would win $10,000, and the last person would be named the first HOH. Britney slipped and fell down multiple times, the last of which she injured her knee and could no longer participate in the competition. The yellow team picked someone to come back and go across again to take her place, something Kristen did with no problem, while Kathy continually slipped right off the slimy hot dog. In the end, the red team easily won, with much thanks to Kathy, and Hayden became the first HOH. (Well, now he doesn’t have to worry about not having a bed, now does he?)
Kathy (Photo courtesy of CBS.com)
Then, the Saboteur shut off the lights and locked the storage room where all the food is kept. Who is the Saboteur? Well, we won’t know for sure until next Thursday, but we sure can speculate until then. My guesses were Britney or Kathy during the HOH competition, but then Andrew and Brendon were being awfully sneaky while the lights were out. Not to mention, Andrew jumped at the chance to sit out of the competition. So, my personal guesses are either Kathy or Andrew. But, on the other hand, I don’t think using the excuse that someone not in the room could have shut the lights off and turned them back on again because my assumption is that the Big Brother powers that be probably have a helping hand in all that goes on. For all the lights to go out? It just doesn’t seem like a house guest would be able to pull that off. But, I suppose we will all see.
The HOH nominees for eviction will be revealed on Sunday night! At this point, it just feels too early to have any idea who that will be, but my hope is for Rachel to be one of them. That laugh is enough to drive a person crazy, and I’m not even living with her!