It is almost that time of year again. It simply would not be summer without Big Brother, the enormously popular reality show that has been running on CBS for years now. It is on three nights a week and usually people are separated into two camps, those who think Big Brother is incredibly dumb, and those who live for it and can’t wait for each episode. If you are reading this article you could be either type.
An awful lot of reality TV follows a certain pattern- break the contestants up into different groups and have them compete at various challenges. Make sure to get the hottest contestants wearing the least amount of clothing and give them the most amount of face time. Find controversy and milk it. Find rivalries and encourage them. Try to see who might hook up with who. and of course, revel in backstabbing, lying and cheating among the contestants. Big Brother is no different.
In fact, Big Brother is like Survivor's (the Grandaddy of reality TV) indoor cousin. While in Survivor contestants battle the elements with a bunch of people they don't know completely cut off from the world, on Big Brother they are stuck in a house with a bunch of people they don't know completely cut off from the outside world. The only good thing about this if you are a guy is that most of the women on the show are ridiculously hot. The whole point of the show, of course, is to continue to vote out contestants until only one remains, which makes for a lot of lying, manipulation, rivalries, and darn good television.
But like any reality show on television, a lot goes on behind the scenes that you don't know anything about. Reality TV is always a mix of what is real and what the producers of the show want you to see, and Big Brother is no exception. What kind of secrets are behind the Big Brother curtain? You'll have to read on to find out. Here is TheRichest's list of 15 secrets you didn't know about Big Brother.
15 Contestant Receive Suspicious Letter Before Arriving
14 They Are Told To Look Hot
13 One Of The Winners Used His Victory Money To Become A Dealer
12 Slop Is Actually Really Bad
11 There Are Big Brother Shows All Over the World
10 They Get Sequestered Even When Trying Out
9 George Orwell's Estate Sued Because Of The Name
8 The Chenbot Rules
7 Contestants Must Have Watched A Full Season To Apply
6 They Are All Tested For STDs
5 They Get Paid Around $750 A Week
4 The House Is Kind Of Nasty
3 They Can't Usually See The Camera People
2 People Really Do Listen To Every Word
1 They Hear Music We Don't
We all know about the loudspeaker on the show, as fans of Big Brother can hear it when it makes announcements during the show. It tells people when a competition is coming up, when a house meeting or an eviction happens, and it even tells folks when the Chenbot wants to tell them something. What we don't hear is music that is blasted through the loudspeaker that is used to pump up contestants to get them ready for competitions. This is just one more sign of many signs that what seems like reality TV is not quite that. Either way, it is fun to watch, and that is pretty much all that matters. Which is pretty much what you can say for the whole show. To most that watch reality TV and consider themselves big fans. Big Brother is only second to Survivor when it comes to being the best in the business.
Sources: yahoo, hitfix.com
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