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Buh-bye (Wednesday 9/24)

They were woken up early for their big day, and they gathered in the living room under grandma's blanket for a special farewell to us, the feedsters.. they used their dreaded Diary voices but shared some of their favorite things of the summer: Derrick said playing pool, strategy talks, and watching the sun rise (he also gave a final shoutout to Jokahs & Hamstahwatch - back at ya!).. Victoria said hammock dates and fire room follies.. Cody said seeing Zach get turnt up and the many laugh sessions


Finale finally

Then it was showtime, and what a show it was.. after the requisite recaps and comps we'd already seen and/or knew the outcome of, Julie led them and us in the new business.. Part 3 was a complete-the-juror-comment affair, with Cody & Derrick perched atop two sides of a giant scale.. that one went to a chalkboard tiebreaker like so many others, and Cody won - he evicted Victoria as promised but not necessarily expected

The jurors and Victoria were trotted out and they cast their votes with a few more snippy and snappy comments than usual.. while the keybox waited, pregnant with impending cash, the pre-jury evictees were trotted out to sit opposite the jury (but they didn't get any questions or comments), and then the fun began

Julie revealed to all of them - including Cody still inside with Derrick - about Team America and its successful tasks (with clips), and about Derrick being an undercover cop: jaws dropped all around, and it was good

Then the votes were revealed and Derrick won 7-2.. Jocasta and Donny were the dissenters, each citing early promises to Cody.. the tickertape flew, the hugs were hugged, and then Julie announced that Donny had won the $25k viewer vote, with Zach and Nicole as the next vote-getters, and Frankie's face fell

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Co-Stars of the Season

I think this is only the second time this honor has been shared, but it's an easy decision this time.. sure, Derrick's game was the real star, but that's not what this award is about - it's about the smiles


Izzy was only there for a few hours in the late season dog days, but she brightened up everything for them and for us.. they couldn't have found a better doggie to visit them - she was perfect in every way

Sharing the honors with Izzy is Derrick's daughter Tenley, who melted even the most hateful hearts when they got surprise video clips from home.. tiny Tenley easily outshone celebrity sisters with her message to daddy, helped by mom Jana, and their pug and boxer.. Tenley further cemented her place as a BB legend when Derrick heard the best of his 5,000 hollas, once again with Jana's assistance

Honorable mention goes to Devin's daughter Jayden Sophia, who was a hilarious meme for everyone thanks to her daddy's constant mentions of her.. but when we finally saw her, she turned out to be worthy of every single mention - she's utterly and absolutely adorable

Am I going soft with all this cuteness? Maybe.. or maybe I'm just trying to counter a bit of the overwhelming negativity this show can bring out in all of us.. but seriously, who can say a word against any of these three faces? Nobody, that's who


Ratings - It's a Wrap, Obits editions

Ratings were hit or miss this year - as always, thanks for reading and for encouraging my behavior
VTW = Voted to win

Ups for the packed finale and yes, cumulative ups for the season. Early on I praised the cast as being fresh and less stereotypical than most seasons, and I'll stand by that. It's not TPTB's fault that their hamsters didn't perform as we might have liked, although I do blame them for the booze drought and the stuntcast guy, which were my main problems, as well as the way too long season and the lack of twists plus ridiculous overexaggeration of same.

However, they did feed our summer crack habit once again, feeds were extremely functional and blocks were minimal, and while the schedule was predictable, there were some new comps and even the repeats looked better than usual, by a lot. Bottom line, hats off to them, and to each and every one of the hamsters for putting themselves out there for our amusement.

Won: $575,000, 5,000 hollas

Won Part 2
I don't think we've ever seen a truly flawless game before, and while it wasn't necessarily the most exciting to watch, it was fascinating how easily he gathered them into his hands week after week. I said he was driving the game early on, but I thought he might have been gaming too soon and too hard to sustain it - but he did, and in a big way. He's the first Hamsterwatcher to win and that's sweet, but mostly he's an extremely worthy winner - we aren't always so lucky. Super big ups, congrats, and holla!

Won: $50,000, 24 hrs kicking self, 1 week dinosaur

Won Parts 1 & 3
Final Head of Household
Sure he's a nice guy and nice looking, and he played the cocker spaniel role pretty much perfectly. He was forever being petted by whoever was handy - Christine, Frankie, Nicole, Victoria - and that was downright weird. He'll be remembered for his slurpy farewell to his dad, random & annoying shouting in the final weeks, and for whacking himself in the face in his sleep. He made a $450,000 mistake but loyalty counts for something - maybe if he'd seen the show before...

Won: $5,000, 48 hr Adam & Eve with Caleb

Evicted by Cody
VTW Derrick
She took a LOT of flak in there and out here, including too many cheap shots by the writers, but at its core, this game is about sticking and she did that. She easily won the Detachable Hair division of #Deathrace2014 but she really doesn't need all that fakery, and I hope she learns that. She delighted them and us with her occasional stories about escape artist hamsters and sidewalk lawsuits but without a doubt, her crowning moment was that crow.

Won: $5,000, shaved head, 48 hr Adam & Eve with Victoria, football trip

VTW Derrick
His Amber obsession was creepy and sad, and their trainwreck breakup convo (which CBS shamefully overlooked) and pickle date were the kind of thing that make feedsters' jaws hang open. He boasted and swaggered like he was the best person alive, then he wore an angry onesie to have a bunny slippers tantrum. He repeated himself way too much, but at the end of the day, he brought a lot of humor to the feeds - most of it unintentional.

Won: $20,000, football trip

VTW Derrick
I was prepared to overlook the stuntcasting problem and give him a fair shot, but it wasn't long before he blew it. His constant humping of everyone was bizarre and distasteful, and his nasty talk was over the top even for fans of raunchy. This guy made narcissists seem humble, and he promoted every negative gay stereotype on a daily basis. Yes he won a lot of comps, but I don't give a damn.

Won: Football trip

VTW Derrick
She was the non-actormodel and longtime fan we always hope for, but many hated her anyway. I didn't mind her at all, despite her constantly saying this or that was 'the most disgusting thing/person on the planet' - many of us do the same. She laughed a lot, always a good thing, and she petted Cody too much. Her hubby Tim was one of the best relatives we've ever had, taking on haters like a superhero swatting away mosquitoes.

Won: 1 week frog, 1 week Germitard, revival

VTW Derrick
She was ingenuous without being cliche, refreshing and adorable, and she wore both costumes equally well. She was flattered & surprised to be a flirting target, and her game and/or guts were praised by Ian Terry, Dick Donato, Andy Herren, and Dan Gheesling, which is pretty high praise. Despite some very stiff competition, Nicole is easily the winner of Deathrace 2014, and she'll be missed.

Won: $40,000

VTW Cody
One of the most likable hamsters ever, complete with ongoing Lines of the Day contributions, a rare combo. He had a nasty side but didn't often let it show, so he got an angelic edit once they stopped painting him as a backwoods buffoon. He went to bed early and missed nearly all of the gaming, and he complained about nobody ever coming to talk to him. I missed most of his morning shows and he lost me when he refused a TAFY task, but he was still the one to watch, at least when Zach was asleep, and he'd be fun to hang out with.

Won: Germany trip
VTW Derrick
A kooky combo of erratic, volatile, and endearing, he was unique in every way. He slept much of the time but when he was awake he was as unpredictable as they get, a rare and valuable hamster quality. He'll be remembered for his Victoria's ever-present pink hat, cuddling with Frankie, for being the TAFY 'escape goat', and most of all for playing a pretty crappy game yet ending up a huge fan favorite anyway.

Won: $5,000
VTW Derrick
He was the nice guy they all liked, and it's always rough to lose that guy early. Slightly immature with no shame, he was extremely good-natured and responsible for most of the just-for-fun activities and spontaneous silliness. He was cute with Nicole and a perfect combo of Jackass and hamster. He brought a lightness to the feeds that was missed when he left.

Won: Nothing
VTW Cody
She didn't bring the holy wars I feared but she did speak in tongues. She cried a lot but she also laughed a lot, and she did great Diaries. She'll be remembered for her bow ties, her choir robe/portable changing room, and most of all her judgemental, IDGAF, side-eye, and the hell you say expressions.

Won: Nothing
A stunningly gorgeous model, she lasted longer than the hamster in that slot usually does, but she exited on another unanimous vote, and before jury. She wanted to play a clean game and that usually doesn't work out so well on this show. She was a good sport about pranks, including the antiquing shown here, but she'll mostly be remembered as the object of Caleb's dreams, and I do mean dreams.

Won: 2400 goals
She was the rawest recruit we've had in awhile and she didn't do much homework, which worked against her in a big way. She seemed to have pretty good game instincts and may have done some real damage if she'd been better prepared. She'll be remembered for her high bun as well as the few times her hair escaped it and landed her in Deathrace 2014 hall of fame, and for sticking with and completing that brutal soccer task when she didn't have to.

Won: Nothing
He has a daughter.

PS He easily wins the Best Evictee Award with this.
(Sadly, Devin has deactivated his Twitter. The linked pic was of him with the veto, and a hilarious self-deprecating caption about losing his better judgment in there because of 'the Precious')

Won: Nothing
I kept hoping for the spitfire she plays on Twitter & Instagram to show up but it didn't until the veto meeting blowup. She was well on her way to being a perma-pawn but she stressed about not being able to win comps, and then Devin happened and out she went. She had a lot of entertainment potential and while we were robbed of most of it by her early exit, we'll always have CALTORU.

Won: Nothing
She blew up her game prematurely and spectacularly, and then her alter ego Alex and his 'big ass balls' sealed the deal. Supposedly she beat someone with 500k Twitter followers (plus 15 million backup) in a public vote, but that went splat just like BB12's saboteur Annie. Joey was lively and personable, a worthy member of the first out club, and she easily leads the pack of hamsters with unnatural hair colors.


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Donny won the viewer favorite $25k

Derrick won a bonus $50k for winning the season
Recap of TAFY tasks & outcomes


Dog or bunny was the last one


Final/adjusted: Wednesday's 90 minute finale placed second for its first half hour with 2.6 rating, 8 share, and 6.92 million viewers, behind Blackish on ABC with 3.3/10/11.04, and ahead of Law and Order: SVU on NBC with 2.2/6/10.07 and Red Band Society on FOX with 1.1/3/3.43. BB16 won the 10pm hour, ahead of Chicago PD on NBC with 1.9/6/8.51, and Nashville on ABC with 1.5/5/5.80.

Rating & share = adults 18-49
Rating = % of all TV households
Share = % of households watching TV





HOHs in order, *indicates the surviving HOH
Frankie/Caleb*, Amber/Devin*, Nicole/Derrick*, Cody*/Frankie, Frankie*/Zach, Nicole*/Donny, Caleb, Nicole/Christine*, Derrick/Frankie*, Cody, Caleb, Derrick, Frankie, Caleb, Derrick, Cody

BOB wins in order
Brittany/Victoria, Hayden/Nicole, Amber/Donny, Amber/Jocasta, Christine/Nicole, Caleb/Victoria, (none), Frankie/(Caleb), Donny/Christine

Veto wins in order
Donny, Devin, Donny, Victoria, Hayden, Christine, Donny, Zach, Frankie, Cody, Christine, Frankie, Frankie, Cody, Cody

Evictions in order
Joey 13-0; Paola 10-2; Devin 11-0; Brittany 10-0; Amber 9-0; Jocasta 6-2; Hayden 5-2; Nicole 6-0 (revived a week later); Zach 5-0; Donny 5-0; Nicole 4-0; Christine 3-0, (nobody), Frankie 2-0; Caleb 1-0; Victoria 1-0

Evictees on Twitter: @JoeyVanPelt1, @paolashea, @devinshepbb16, @brittany_bb16, @aborzotra

Jurors on Twitter: @jocastao, @teenage_child, @ranceypants, @DonnyThompsonBB, @nicole_franzel, @stinestinks, @FrankieJGrande, @BBTEAMCALEB, @VictoriaRPhoto

Finalists on Twitter: @Cody_Calafiore, @Derrick_L13


BBQ Smackdown Scorecard

- Big Brother 16 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Frankie 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Frankie 0, Derrick 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Frankie 0

- Big Brother 15 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Helen 1, Jessie 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Helen 0, Jessie 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Spencer 0
Round 4: BBQ 1, Spencer ½, Judd 0, McCrae 0

- Big Brother 14 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Dan 0

- Big Brother 13 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Adam ½, Rachel 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Rachel 0

- Big Brother 12 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Brendon 0
Round 2: BBQ 2, Britney 0, Lane 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Lane 0, CBS 0

- Big Brother 11 -
Round 1: BBQ 0, Jeff 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Jeff ½
Round 3: BBQ ½, Kevin 0, Michele 0

- Big Brother 10 -
No title events

- Big Brother 9 Winter Edition -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3: BBQ ½, Ryan 0

- Big Brother 8 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1

- Big Brother 7 All-Stars -
BBQ training sabbatical

- Big Brother 6 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Howie 0

- Big Brother 5 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Drew 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Drew 0, Diane ½
Round 3: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, CBS 0, Nakomis 0


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House meetings - 6
First eight, on premiere #1
Joey's, semi-formal 6/28 5.56pm
Devin's 7/2 11.18pm
Devin's Bomb Squad 7/5 5.47pm
Derrick's re Victoria 8/10 2.45am
TAFY missing items 8/17 5.55pm

Fights - 5
Devin vs Brittany 6/29 12.21am
Devin vs Caleb 7/5 3.06am
Zach vs Paola 7/7 3.10pm
Zach Cody Derrick Hayden plus Caleb Frankie 7/29 8.22pm
Zach vs Frankie 8/8 9.50pm

Hamster revivals - 1

Makeout pairings - 1
Hayden & Nicole

Sex events - 4
-Hayden self service (retells)
  7/25 6.57pm, 8/02 1.50am
-Zach self service (retell)
  7/28 10.37pm
-Christine self service?
  8/12 2.16pm
-Cody self service (retell)
  8/19 8.23pm

Blindside evictions - 5

Nom speech scorchers - 3
Zach putting up Nicole & Christine
Zach when Frankie put up Amber
Christine putting up Nicole

Backstory mysteries - 2
Victoria's hair loss
Amber's past relationship(s)

Pinkyswears - 17
Paola & Devin 6/29 1.35pm
Paola & Devin 7/4 12.15am
Paola & Donny 7/4 8.06pm
Devin & Victoria 7/6 10.49am
Jocasta & Amber 7/10 7.57pm
Derrick & Victoria 7/12 8.37pm
Nicole & Christine 7/13 1.24am
Nicole & Hayden 7/15 12.07am
Nicole & Christine 7/15 11.05pm
Jocasta & Amber 7/22 6.27pm
Zach & Victoria 7/24 9.00pm
Nicole & Hayden 7/25 5.32pm
Amber & Christine 7/29 11.15pm
Nicole & Christine 8/9 12.19am
Cody & Christine 8/9 1.28am
Nicole & Victoria 8/31 6.26pm
Derrick & Victoria 9/4 show

The Soup mentions - 6
-Donny's smarts
-Donny's America + Devin/Caleb cuddling
-Egg puns + Jocasta's tongues
-Frankie's solo BOB
-Frankie coming out + Zach's teary DR
-Scorpion show reactions

Almost literal asshats - 1
Zach 7/5 6.08am

CBS goofs - 35
- Happends
- Jill, for the 2nd year
- Premiere 2 wasn't live
- Misspelled Jocasta 6/29 show
- Flashback calendar's off
- Joey left before trackers came but got 1st place anyway
- Forgot TA results 7/10 show
- Pointless edit amputated Caleb's toes 7/10 show
- Misspelled Jeff 7/10 show
- Live show tweet on Saturday
- #BattleoftheBlcok
- Faulty status updates
- Arithmetic is hard
- Ignored feedster poll - they got both
- Flashback highlight time error
- Week-old comp on feeds
- Staffer caught on feeds
- 8/2 Trifecta: BBAD ran 1+ hour while feeds remained blocked, production comp audio leaks on BBAD, fishies on BBAD
- More faulty status updates
- Misspelled Donny 8/10 show
- Forgot TA 8/10 show
- Flashback highlight a week late
- Staffer caught on feeds again
- Nicole evicted 8/14 but in a group shot on 8/21 show
- Discrete/discreet error
- Bad info given to cable guides
- Misspelled apple (really)
- Staffer on feeds yet again
- Flashback highlight flub again
- Another faulty status update
- Trackerjacker stats fail
- Julie posted wrong/spoiler pic
- Allison Grodner timezone error
- Misspelled Donny again
- Faulty tiebreaker math



Julie: The most twisted summer ever

Derrick: I wasn't nominated once, through 55 noms and renoms

Dr Will about Victoria: You guys are in the jury house, you're at summer camp - she's playing Big Brother

Zach about Victoria: She hasn't won a competition
Dr Will: You don't have to win things to be the best at Big Brother

@TulaneTerry: You watching Big Brother? You better be standing up right now, b/c you just witnessed the best game ever played

Zach: Cody, what were you thinking, you fruit loop dingus?

Donny: Hi, my name is Donny, and I crossed out Victoria's name in the Big Brother bathroom

Cody: I didnít realize how easy it is to search the internet and find stuff

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Live feed updates by @UgotBronx

On The Block BB16 hamsters talk with McCrae & Spencer

The Beast Mode Cowboy Collection by @BB11HouseRodent

Big Brother 16: The Saga, Episode 13 Finale by @WilHeuser

Big Brother in 2 Minutes #14: No Schools for Africa by @TrashTweetTV

16 questions answered by Buzzfeed

Jeff Schroeder's backyard interviews for CBS

Brian Haug's backyard interviews for WIBW

Kelli Green's backyard interviews for KFROG

Donny crossed out Victoria's name by @BrophE

Frankie during viewer vote reveal by Lindsey

Frankie's bad night by @donathanhurley

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