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Never put it on or near a television, radio or hi-fi or a fridge."

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hamster9/20/05 - Day 80 - The end

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Janelle's mom Ann attended the finale and wrap party and once again graciously shares her pics with Hamsterwatch.. thanks so much Ann!

front: Will (BB5), Sarah, Drew (BB5 winner)
middle: Jason (BB3), James, Janelle, Danielle (BB3), April, Marvin (BB5)
back: Michael, Howie

Janelle & her mom Ann - Ann & Marvin - Janelle, Michael, Howie:

T-shirt messages from James in America hates you April with Sarah..
Howie in Star Wars (what else?).. Rachel in Bye Bye Bitches:
You can get the 'Bye Bye Bitches' t-shirt and others from Reality Chicks

Most of Team Jedi, and the overnight feedsters favorite trio:

Michael & Janelle in bed (to drive the Nerd Herd nuts) - Michael, Janelle & Ashlea:

Autograph signing in bulk.. Old friends and new:

Onstage at the wrap party.. Eric doesn't look too happy:

Arnold Shapiro giving April a bar of soap for her potty mouth, and special guest:

Arnie knows who his stars are: Howie & Janelle do "Ohh Howieeee - Ohh Janeeyyy":

The gag reel immortalizes King Kaysar, the Buxom Blonde of BB6, and Lifelong Friendships:

..also Beau-Beau (mispelled as Bobo) and his Plastic Vomit Bag:

..also Janelle doing Madonna in Diary, and a Star Wars parody.. Jedi Janey showing her light saber skill - Howie got to give away 60 of them to the crew
The loss of Kaysar was a fatal blow to the Sovereign Six, but there are whispers of a new power in the universe. A young man has come forward, one who will test the limits of the force and renew the strength of the Jedi.

His name is Howie.

While the reborn Republic is focusing on rebuilding, a new power has surfaced in the name of the Friendship led by Capt. Cappy. He has just successfully mounted an attack on the cloning farms of the Big Brother house and taken it over. His attack on the new Republic moves closer as his clone army is almost complete..

Howie's light sabers are available from
Anakin - Darth Vader - Darth Maul - limited edition Anakin - limited edition Yoda

Janelle, her friend Nate, Danielle, Sarah, Michael, and John Henson (tv guy and former "Talk Soup" host).. Janelle & Drew

Such a cupcake & such a beefcake.. and the True Romance of BB6

Superstar Ann with Howie, Michael, and Marcellas..

.. and with the other stars of the evening Kaysar and Janelle

Read recaps of the wrap party by Beau borrowed me the Bible and the Michael's blog guy - huge thanks for those and of course to Ann for sharing her pics (and her daughter) with us!

Your winner

Maggie spouted about her integrity and honesty a lot.. she liked to say how much Janelle lied & cheated all the time, calling her names with her friends.. here are a few video samples that illustrate why Maggie's so special

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Ivette spying Maggie & April trash Ivette while she's out spying for them, then scramble to prevent her from getting caught
Fuck Julie Maggie sends a message to Julie Chen
Make noise, Beau Beau's going to go jerk it and Maggie wants to hear it
Undiagnosed The Friendship tries to figure out how Janelle does so well
Lie of Omission The Friendship debates The Truth vs. The Whole Truth
Mean girls Reactions to Janelle winning Bahamas trip "she's a fucking brat"
Maggie on Rachel The winner talks about one of the people who voted for her
Maggie laughing Maggie"having fun" - disbelieving & laughing at Janelle

And then there's these two.. the feedsters' choices
Howie & Janelle light saber duel part 1 - part 2
Disturbance "I sense a great disturbance in the force - be wary"

Maggie & her crones grew more & more obsessed as the game went on that Janelle was lying & cheating.. that she was being favored by the producers & editors, to the point of suggesting she was a producer or editor, or had bribed her way through the game with sexual favors.. they were convinced Janelle & Howie talked game and trash nonstop.. when Janelle won two America's Choice votes they were besides themselves with envy & whispered nasty accusations.. but Janelle was edited as the villain for most of the series, and the "Friendship" were edited favorably for the most part.. later episodes started leaning hard on Jennifer, April & Ivette but Maggie came across as a decent person on the tv show - they never aired her nasty accusations or sexually explicit chat

The truth is that these were the ones who lied, who spied & eavesdropped on the opposition, who hid their quarters after Janelle had shared hers, who urged Beau to sneak into Howie's bed and jerk him in return for a vote, and who talked trash about Janelle every chance they got.. all the time claiming integrity & morality

That's that

Who are these happy-go-lucky people? Nobody we've seen for 80 days

With the pairs twist, producers & CBS made lies & deceit a required part of the game this year rather than just something encouraged for "good tv"

That in turn led to one of the nastier seasons we've had so far with clearly divided teams; horrible attacks behind closed doors by & about most of them; and nearly every eviction was a secret, backdoor affair even when the evictee suspected it was coming

There was some fun, but not as much as there could have been.. should have been

There were bodies and boobies..


Odd pairings that made us shudder..

Cool pairings that made us smile

Expressive faces, happy or not

America's Choice: we had two

I have more flip-offs but can't find them all.. April gets two

There used to be so many of them.. finally there was just one left

Howie, Janelle & April are easy winners for sheer entertainment value

BBQ 2005 Smackdown II: Season Recap - Final score: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
The highly anticipated sequel to last year's exciting Barbecue Death Match started quietly enough on Day 53 when the recycled champ arrived in the backyard via the gumball machine (I think Beau won it).. after a couple uneventful meals, the season was over in a single brutal match when the metal monster attacked Ivette without mercy or provocation, practically burning her to a crisp on Day 64
The season total comes from a single match, The Immolator.. a second match - Silent Showdown - was attempted on Day 66 but it was unscored.. the BB BBQ remains the undisputed and unbeaten champ

Hamsterwatch and hamsterwatchers

The popularity of the site this year has blown me away.. had over 1.2 million page views in August.. by September there were close to 50,000 of you visiting every day from all over the world, from places as diverse as Mexico, Singapore, Belize, Israel, Netherlands, Tuvalu and Brunei.. there were so many of you on some days my server slowed to a crawl and even crashed one day - thanks for your patience

I want to thank everyone for visiting the site this year, especially those who sent donations, info, content, and support messages - I appreciate it more than you know

Thank you pic by BBVoyeur

Special ups & gratitude
TD for daily installments of BB6 Park
Aldav - attw x - Amy's Bus Ticket for inspiration, caps you caught, and being there
Janelle's mom Ann & grandma Marie for pics, support, and raising the star of the show
C=Venus for outstanding chops - Tracy and Eric for superb Kill Bill extras
Hoss - Sherri - Howie/Richard Pacheco - The Cavalier - SHFB for special contributions
Keith and everyone at BB Chatter for another great summer, especially BBVoyeur and cherryred; It's Aawwn for awesome show recaps & IAgrams; also bbfan & csnet for terrific sites, Eric fight videos, help & info
Loo See & La Norman la Femme for indulging me this obsession, and \ as always

Most of all, thanks to each of the hamsters for sharing themselves with us.. this site is for them and for hamsterwatchers everywhere


What really matters must-clicks: Survival of New Orleans blog - Live video feed
Do the right thing: Direct Relief International - American Red Cross

Today's must-click specials: BB6 Park for September 20 by TD
Photo must-click specials: Finale photos at Getty Images
Bonus must-click special: Reality Chicks BB6 merchandise for sale
Extra maybe-click special: Another Beau page looks like his own Myspace
CBS Big Brother 6 the official site
House Calls weekdays live 10am BB/1pm ET on BB main page - show archives
Live feeds signup - No timeout feed links
BB6 Park by TD listed on Hamsterwatch daily index
Hamsterwatch on Youtube BB6 & BB7 videos off the feeds
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 8 here we go again
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 7 All-stars in the house - from me, that dingo person
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 5 Dailies, Cowboyisms & Hollyisms - also from me
Aldav has all of the edgier stuff & the best mini-recaps in town
BB Chatter feed updates, screencaps, and fun boards - easy to use and functional!
Screencaps refresh site is back, from bbfan
Reality TV Links - Big Brother 6 emphasis on individual hamsters' sites
Sir LinksALot Big Brother 6 all the links
Big Brother Link news, info, caps, forums, and links
Big Brother Fanatics chat, updates, caps, news, and links
Big Brother 6 Keyhole peruse various BB sites in the same window, feeds too
Joker's Updates Big Brother Grins can't do BB Park this year
2005 or 2006 Kaysar calendars by BBVoyeur - pdf format
C=Venus BB6 chops new site full of really great work
BB6 Houseguest Fun play Mr. Potato Head, mess up their faces, send cards
Destroy a houseguest fun for fishies times by johnbb
Patrick's Place one-man BB show - 15 streaming cams including his car, turn his lights on/off
YAYsports! snarky stuff for sports fans from the creator of Michael's Blog
another 2 cents quasi-intellectual sleaze & radical gumbo aka blog

I love keeping tabs on the feeds during summer, and wish I didn't have to do this.. but the reality is it takes a ton of time that I can't really afford to give away. If you like the site and would like to help support it, please visit my sponsor links by clicking on the banners, or make a Paypal donation by email. Please support other BB6 fan sites that you like, too - many many thanks!

Please read before linking to pics, 'borrowing' or stealing any content from this site - this means you will remain up - come back and relive BB6 & BB5 anytime, and do it all over again with BB7

I need a job

Producers and/or CBS failed to do the right thing and donate the unwon $700k to hurricane relief - shame on them

Missing: 2 Janelle HOH blogs, 2 Janelle HOH pics, 1 Janelle/Julie HOH Q&A, 1 Howie HOH blog, 1 Howie HOH pics, 1 Howie/Julie HOH Q&A, 1 gnome

Surplus: 1 pointless PBJ pass


An hour still isn't enough to recap 80 days worth of stuff and once again a live audience did nothing to help production values or Julie's script delivery. After watching Maggie & Ivette become less than best buddies in the last 24 hours of feeds, it was good to see them sweat in the eviction chairs after all the talk about not being there for the money. Aftermath of the jury Q&A was largely omitted to the surprise of no one and only reaffirmed the editing slant all season. It was tough but not unexpected seeing Maggie win - CBS almost got their wish for the fireman hero win when his game widow was chosen, but fitting that he got nothing while his partner and his protegée won it all. Janelle, Howie & Kaysar got the biggest cheers from the audience which wasn't surprising to anyone but the opposing team, and it was great fun seeing their faces for that! Howie got in a couple good digs; both he & April threatened Julie's time-per-hamster allocation and Ashlea was all but forgotten. Not a memorable show but few of them were this year: 'Big Brother' is always about the feeds more than the show. This year that was more true than ever, since CBS presented so many incidents and people 180° opposite on tv than what was seen & heard each week on Realplayer.


Head witch of the coven & chief mean girl and I think she just got lucky to get to Final Two. Acting smug & superior were her main talents, plus talking about sex & pretending she didn't, talking up a sense of humor we never saw, talking cheaters while pocketing quarters, and talking trash. Editing was way too kind to her and nobody knows why. She liked to make rules and she said a Lie of Omission was just fine. She won.
Note she has a supporting role in the audio linked below with April: while April calls us 'pieces of shit' Maggie keeps it simple with 'fuck them'.


She said going in she had a big mouth that often got her in trouble and that was no lie. She was a very strong player who often drove the game but some bad judgment and bad allies cost her. She's passionate about everything and that gave us some of the best Diaries, some of the best drama, and some good laughs but she went too far too often. I want to like her even when I don't and I wish her well in spite of this.
Note I have more of her more horrid moments if she or James want them.. I won't post them here though - even I have a line.


Buxom blonde bombshell and star of the season. Part femme fatale & part small town girl, she did anything but meet expectations. She wasn't a saint but she entertained and gained legions of fans. Her brilliance kept her in til the end in spite of being hated & lied about and she played a clean game despite what they say. She stood up to all of it, never cried & rarely moped, and rallied back every time til math took her out.


She ran from side to side every week with angst even though she DID NOT CARE! She tried to get Ivette kicked out & blamed it on Janelle, like everything else: she's most of the reason her fellow crones hate Janelle so much. She brought Gladys Kravitz into the house, picked her nose, freaked out regularly, lied & cussed up a storm, and called all us fans pieces of shit on tv, but thanks to her we got Howie's Busto rant.


Pure fun & entertainment, he gave us boobies, his jack shack, the Busto rant, and so much more. His friendliness & charm outweigh his explicit mouth & harassing ways and most everyone loved him in the end. He brought the Force into the house and inspired Jedi Janey to carry on. Never mind his looks, build, and future economic potential: his best trait is just being Howie.


As BB's double token he danced, he flashed, he puked and rode Ivette's jetstream. Not as fabulous as promised, and it doesn't seem right that he knows so many people that Janelle & Howie do, not to mention he's pals with BB2 Hardy. I thought he'd be this year's Cowboy at #2 but he won an HOH so he's gone.


He played a good game, saved himself too many times, and played both sides against each other instead of for himself. He wasn't a very nice boyfriend, and he was mostly dull with an excuse for everything. Arrogance was his undoing.


Half of the oddest pairing since Oscar & Felix, she did her best but went to bed too early to make it all happen. She's not the most fun hamster by a long shot, but she's one of the most decent and I wish her well.


She wanted to 'stir up the house like Kaysar did' but instead she stirred up everyone with a whopper of a lie to America's Choice, and she took out his partner with a huge lie of omission. So long Jenn and remember, roses really smell like poo poo.
(Big ups to Outkast for the ultimate Jennifer song)


America's Choice by 82% (at least) but he was out 4th and 6th. He turned the game on its ear, took out an emperor, and fell for Janelle overnights but was taken out by the cheerleader who took out his partner because she cried. He's a class act and did it all with brains, humor and integrity.


She was too young & too naive to be in there but held up well considering she played with the boyfriend from hell. I'm glad she got out early and alive.


Maybe the poorest loser in BB history but he gave us the best fight sequence. He said it nonstop but he never understood that 'it's just a game'.


Not blameless but not the villain they made him out to be either. He had funny voices, 'The Continental' and Janelle - plus the best hoax of the season.


There's never much to say about the first out except they're gone. She blabbed too much so she wouldn't have lasted long but she was fun while she was there.

This site isn't necessarily about who should win, who will win, who I'd be friends with, or who is cute. It's about watching hamsters: which ones are doing what and why, which are fun and which are dull. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior.. that dingo

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