The 2013 Big Brother season just isn’t that funny.
There’s strategy, relationship dramas, twists, blah blah blah, but where is all the comedy at?
Where is the good stuff that I can write fun blogs about?
Sure there have been some very close calls:
Like Mikkayla’s ongoing Racism.
Caleb’s Workout Face
And the Diary-Room Penis Chair
Sure each of those are funny.
But there just isn’t enough content to create an entire entry around, and not strong enough for a stand-alone, single-picture entry like ‘Redfoo on an Escalator’
This is what I was thinking about while watching another episode of this ‘meh’ season. And then …10 minutes later. As if the Reality Gods had heard my thoughts, they delivered one of the funniest things to ever happen on Big Brother Australia!
BEN’S IN THE POOL
Ben is not used to living in a house full of people, and more than that, he just isn’t used to being around this much Drama.
In a Sunday Night double eviction, we got a whole segment about Ben, unfortunately, unable to escape the on-going dramas within the house. Now these events probably happened hours, if not days apart, but none-the-less, this was pretty fantastic.
It started with the images above. Mikkayla had just got into another argument with Tahan, most likely over a racial issue. What started as a conversation, turned into an all out screaming match, and ended with Mikkayla in tears out in the hallway, while Tahan continued to mock her outside.
But this article is about what happened next. Once this drama settled down another one appeared, and it comes in the form of Australia’s most infuriating on and off couple: Drew and Tully.
They are having ANOTHER argument. Who cares what it’s about. This relationship is one of the most annoying things I’ve seen on television and shame on you Australia for letting this couple last so long in the Big Brother House. You know what, I’m not writing any more than I have to about this pair, because I really don’t want to give them the time of day.
So the two are outside arguing, yada, yada, yada, you know how this shit goes, Drew is trying to work things out, but Tully is just not listening.
DREW: Can we talk about trust for a second?
TULLY: Shut up.
DREW: Why? Who’s gonna hear. The other 9 people that live in this house?
BEN: I’m in the pool…
BEN: …I’m so sorry.
Drew just explodes with laughter.
As does the live audience. I do actually like it when there’s a live audience watching the episode play out. As long as they’re not screaming over the sexy men, it gives these little moments a real sit-com feel and is really fun.
Tully isn’t as happy about the situation and sulks off.
Reality T.V. should be made up of these little character moments, rather than the romance and bro-mance between contestants. These little things are what produced the early stars from this genre and made contestants so memorable. Seeing this was like a battle of old-school and new-school Big Brother. The new-schoolers: Drew and Tully, getting a large portion of screen-time due to their on and off again relationship. And Ben, the old-schooler, who is a fascinating character. These two things came head to head and erupting in one big hilarious collision.
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DREW: Were you just like: ‘Shit. Shit. Shit.’
BEN: Yeah, I kinda got caught here …I’m so sorry.
Poor Ben. It seems like whenever he is in water, awkward and uncomfortable situations arise!
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The segment wraps up with, of course, Drew and Tully trying to work things out.
Hopefully this time they can get through it with being disturbed…
BEN: I’m just filling up my water bottle…
Tully just can’t get a minute alone with her Precious!
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BEN: Why can’t we all just get along? …I’m too old for this Big Brother.
……….I’m too old.