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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2020, 09:27:23 PM »
Think she got into the porn industry, specialising in scat flicks.

It was "brassy baldie" Nichola Holt who did porn, luv.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2020, 09:28:08 PM »
One moment that will stick forever in my memory is from the series that had Mikey the blind guy, specifically the episode where he ate a raw hot chilli pepper as a dare and started hyperventilating with his tongue continually lolling in and out. The cherry on the cake was series irritant Luke screeching delightedly in the background "He looks like Jabba the Hutt!"

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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2020, 09:32:23 PM »
The cherry on the cake was series irritant Luke screeching delightedly in the background "He looks like Jabba the Hutt!"

Luke Marsden was my tango partner's school bully. ☹️

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2020, 09:47:58 PM »
One moment that will stick forever in my memory is from the series that had Mikey the blind guy, specifically the episode where he ate a raw hot chilli pepper as a dare and started hyperventilating with his tongue continually lolling in and out. The cherry on the cake was series irritant Luke screeching delightedly in the background "He looks like Jabba the Hutt!"

There’s an even better Mikey moment where he’s in the swimming pool and Rex and Darnell are batting a ball back and forth and it accidentally smashes Mikey in the back of the head. “WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?! THAT’S PISH MATE!”

EDIT: Found the clip - https://youtu.be/kxcZ2ZP36Ns



“I’m only laughing at how angry you are” haha.

Anyway, surprised they kept the Barrymore Hitler impersonation in tonight’s re-airing of the CBB4 episode.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2020, 10:24:09 PM »
Anyway, surprised they kept the Barrymore Hitler impersonation in tonight’s re-airing of the CBB4 episode.

Not just that. I went into this remembering Dennis Rodman being a bit pervy towards the women, but he sexually assaulted Jodie and Chantelle in this episode and they kept it in. Last night Rylan said they were going to edit stuff that "didn't feel right in 2020", I guess they realised they couldn't edit around that series.

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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2020, 10:48:15 PM »
It was good they left all that in, given it was "only" 14 years ago it demonstrates how things have changed. Poor Jodie looked a bit upset.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2020, 11:06:07 PM »
I can't watch this.  The early series were all I ever saw, and they feel like yesterday.  It chills my soul to think they were an entire two decades ago, and I have leapt from 20 years old to 40 years old in the blink of an eye.


Best to leave it in the past and not risk crying about my wasted life.

Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2020, 01:13:36 PM »
Nasty Nick does look like George Cotigan, doesn't he?

Also, for some mad reason I conflate NN and Nick Leeson - the reason that people in Irish financial institutions have to take off 10 consecutive days leave each year.

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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2020, 01:27:04 PM »
can't hack Rylan's faux-sincere wrap-arounds at all. watched ep 1 though, reminds you what a sterling job these in-line editors did ruthlessly manufacturing the seeds of narrative. Mel's little diary room bit where she was beginning to have trouble Nick's occasional mendacity, then cut to Nick saying bad stuff about women to Darren behind everyone's back. Clever.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2020, 01:33:46 PM »
Are they going to show that one where that lady shoved a champagne bottle up her chuff?  Or that one with the cheeky chappie who stuck his tongue out all the time?  Or that one with the tourette's feller who shouted " BRAS"? Or that one with that thick cunt who claimed that he didn't know what gravity was?

What a quality tv show  " Big Brother" was.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2020, 01:41:30 PM »
Nikki Grahame tonight. Bit conflicted, she is clearly a vulnerable and somewhat damaged person...but fuck me her meltdowns were funny. WHO IS SHE? WHERE DID YOU FIND HER?

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« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2020, 01:54:44 PM »
Not just that. I went into this remembering Dennis Rodman being a bit pervy towards the women, but he sexually assaulted Jodie and Chantelle in this episode and they kept it in. Last night Rylan said they were going to edit stuff that "didn't feel right in 2020", I guess they realised they couldn't edit around that series.

I thought they handled this really poorly - a voiceover from Rylan at the end saying "2006 was a different time". If you're going to make the decision to show historic sexual assault fourteen years on I think it needs a bit more than a passing comment.

Sack off the wraparounds and this is a fascinating watch, though. The 2000 house looks like it's made from papier mache, which parts of it probably were.

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2020, 02:09:30 PM »
I remember loving series 1 purely as a bit of entertainment but also as a bit of a social/psychological experiment. I watched up to and including series 6 , but bailed out by the time the tourettes fella came along.

I should imagine the constant 'hackjaw' comments towards Nadia have been edited out - although if they leave them in it would be a nice insight.

I remember dipping back in when that really horrible woman was in the house - the one that was divisive and attention-seeking and scheming. Fascinating TV but having watched clips from recent series, it does seem to be getting quite close to scripted reality.

But series 1 has quite a place in my heart. I had finished a bad relationship, I was living on my own, finishing my dissertation and getting ready for a summer of travelling. BB was a really engrossing bit of nightly entertainment and I remember it fondly.

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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2020, 02:40:17 PM »
Probably watched it up to series 6 when I felt it had crossed from being "these people know they can get famous from this" to "these people are too knowing that being a shithead can make them even more famous". Like beyond S1 it is a knowing show but you still get fundamentally normal people like Cameron winning it and likeable semi-normos who aren't always 'on' like Jon, Dean, Gos, and Alison in there. In S6 nearly everyone is a bit of a character - even the likeable Eugene was painted quite cartoonishly in nerdface. Look at the cast here - https://bigbrotheruk.fandom.com/wiki/Big_Brother_6

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« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2020, 02:47:42 PM »
don't really remember the Nikki series (7) though I remember Glyn who came second as this baffled Welsh speaker. I do remember a lot of 8 and hating nearly everyone and ultimately myself for watching.

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« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2020, 03:00:51 PM »
Nikki Grahame tonight. Bit conflicted, she is clearly a vulnerable and somewhat damaged person...but fuck me her meltdowns were funny. WHO IS SHE? WHERE DID YOU FIND HER?

Wasn't there another woman who went in a year or two later and tried to behave exactly like her? Even doing the waving her arms about in the diary room bit. But it was so contrived and obvious what she was trying to do she only lasted a week or so.

I'd occasionally watch it for the first few years but sadly the only ones I can really remember are the women I fancied on it (Nush, Nicky - the Asian one- and Saskia) and a couple who I really disliked (Marco and that dreadful woman whose husband bought her the golden ticket or something and then falsely claimed that she was in the Addicted To Love video. I know a lot of the contestants were hungry for fame but she was absolutely desperate. I'm so glad she's never been heard of since) Apart from them it occupies almost none of my brainspace. And I'm quite grateful for that.

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« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2020, 03:14:11 PM »
S6 was probably the peak. That mad episode near the end where Craig and Anthony had a massive row and Kinga responded by frigging herself off with a wine bottle in the garden. The show was finally complete; the house had completely broken everyone in it and their only response was a huge outpouring of animalistic energy.

All downhill from there. I'd given up by series 9.


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« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2020, 03:26:48 PM »
I remember loving series 1 purely as a bit of entertainment but also as a bit of a social/psychological experiment. I watched up to and including series 6 , but bailed out by the time the tourettes fella came along.

Ah, Pete! I saw him perform at a comedy night in Brighton a few years ago and his set was one of the most bafflling things I've ever seen. It was one long anecdote about him being hassled by a gay bloke offering to suck him off. No jokes, and then the punchline is that he told the bloke he didn't want to get sucked off, and the bloke accepted it and walked off. Really weird.

Luckily the night was saved by Quint Fontana, who.I'd never heard of but was probably the most I've ever laughed at a comedy night.

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« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2020, 03:29:14 PM »
though I remember Glyn who came second as this baffled Welsh speaker.

Funnily enough just re-watching Screenwipe and enjoyed CB's description of him as "naive boy from space who can't seem to fathom how anything on Earth actually works".
https://youtu.be/X4YsKaz9SUk?list=PLC8D41E8639DDA6BB&t=262

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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2020, 04:06:48 PM »
My favourite Charlie Brooker quote about Big Brother was when he said Roberto looked like "a cartoon drawing of a foolish horse".


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Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2020, 04:22:54 PM »
My favourite Charlie Brooker quote about Big Brother was when he said Roberto looked like "a cartoon drawing of a foolish horse".



Ah, my only connection to Big Brother. That guy used to work in an restaurant run by two guys I was at school with (the same one mentioned in my recent much-heralded 'contrived Italian accent' anecdote) AND apparently went out with one of my colleagues at the local newspaper for a few months.

I've never met him though.

Re: Big Brother: Best Episodes Ever
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2020, 04:35:15 PM »
Nikki Grahame tonight. Bit conflicted, she is clearly a vulnerable and somewhat damaged person...but fuck me her meltdowns were funny. WHO IS SHE? WHERE DID YOU FIND HER?

Always been nonplussed about the guffaws around Nikki. Horrible contrived person. That clip you've described just felt really fake when I watched it.

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« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2020, 04:39:03 PM »
I don't think it was contrived at all, she had pretty serious mental health issues. She's from round my area, though I didn't know her, and was well-known for causing trouble, as soon as she went into the house, before she had kicked up any fuss, I was hearing through friends of friends that she would be great value as she was nuts. IIRC she was banned from a lot of local gyms, though I can't remember why. A mate of mine also saw her sprinting up West Street in Brighton screaming "I NEED ALCOHOL", although this was when she was still in the public eye so she might have been playing up at that point.

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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2020, 05:00:41 PM »
I vaguely knew Kemal from series 6 as he used to go to a mate's Buddhism seminars in Liverpool. My brother knows machotrout's sex partner's bully Luke as he was a turbotwat around our neck of the woods for a while pre-telly.

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« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2020, 05:24:36 PM »
S6 was probably the peak. That mad episode near the end where Craig and Anthony had a massive row and Kinga responded by frigging herself off with a wine bottle in the garden. The show was finally complete; the house had completely broken everyone in it and their only response was a huge outpouring of animalistic energy.

All downhill from there. I'd given up by series 9.

Series 7 and 9 were two of my favourites. 6 was a banger though. I met Derek in a Sainsburys once, lovely chap.

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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2020, 05:48:37 PM »
Just watched that David dead clip, that's absolutely outstanding. Biggest laugh I've had in a while.

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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2020, 05:51:43 PM »
Just watched that David dead clip, that's absolutely outstanding. Biggest laugh I've had in a while.

An underrated moment is when, even after they've established that Gest's in bed and moving, that guy lifts the covers and literally gropes his face just to be absolutely certain.

EDIT:  And considering this is David Gest, his face was the last thing to go to as an indicator of his living status.
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2020, 05:52:08 PM »
yeah C5 was a bad run for CBB but David's dead is my favourite TV moment of the 2010s ahead of bits of TP3 and Nathan for You. It is perfect. When they lift the bedcover off David Gest I cry every time.

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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2020, 06:10:27 PM »
I was 11 when the first series aired and about to start secondary school, so it felt like proper grown-up stuff I could impress the cooler kids by knowing about. Nudity, swearing and everything.

I stuck with it until the 2007 final - the one where almost all the housemates were late teens/early twentysomethings (so basically my then-age) who were openly using it as a career booster to get into the industry and would talk about it on the show. It seemed to have lost something by then, with some obvious attempts at creating the "new Jade" or "new Jon Tickle" etc with ever-diminishing returns. Two years later and everyone's watching The X Factor/Britain's Got Talent on the other side instead - indeed there was a bit of a crossover there as I remember at least one BB contestant appearing on BGT while they were actually in the BB house, as the audition round had been filmed a few weeks earlier.

I've not (knowingly) met a housemate, but in 2011 I was at a house party in the same region of Wales that Glyn's from, and was told he was a regular at the local club and the fame had gone to his head a bit by then.

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« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2020, 06:12:56 PM »
David Gest nearly killed me once you know. The paper I worked on had a showbiz reporter who used to get his photo taken with every celebrity he met. Which a lot of us found funny to start with as he has the same expression on his face on every single one. And he interviewed Gest and got the obligatory picture. Now the thing is that David had a rather small head and ****** has exactly the opposite problem. It looked like a ventriloquist and his dummy.

Anyway, one day I went swimming, suddenly thought of this picture and started laughing. Not a good idea as I swallowed a load of water and started choking. I somehow made it back to the side of the pool, where I spent the next five minutes being asked by various people if I was okay. I was, but as another colleague pointed out when I told him about it the next day, if I'd drowned, nobody would ever have known what had caused it.

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