Big Brother 17’s 10 Most Epic Moments
In a lot of ways, this season of Big Brother was a kinder, gentler version of the show we’ve come to know and love over the past fifteen years. The house guests all got along (more or less) with no crazy fights, no real villains, minimal smoking and next-to-no foul language — it was all very PG, so to speak. But that’s not to say it wasn’t fun to watch. Like all good things the summer brings, Big Brother 17 has come to an end, so in honor of another great season, we’ve picked our top 10 zaniest, wackiest, most unforgettable moments from the show. Oh, Mylanta!
10. The Blanket
Audrey Middleton made Big Brother history as the first transgender houseguest ever to play the game, but she will likely be best remembered for her scary stint as “The Blanket” — her ghost-like alter-ego that was immortalized in the Comic Book Cover Veto Competition. After alienating everyone else in the house due to her incessant lying and overplaying the game, Audrey was nominated for eviction and spent the next few days hiding in bed and — when she had to get up — creeping around the house covered by a blanket. Oh, Mylanta! Audrey, you had so much potential in the beginning…why did you have to go and ruin it, girl?
9. James’s Scares
Every season needs a goofball, and this year’s purveyor of laughs came in the most unlikely form of camo-wearing, Asian good ol’ boy, James Huling — he had a countrified accent and the unrequited crush on city girl, Meg. But while this dude seemed all business at the start — killing the first HOH competition and putting up some big targets — he won us over with his love of pranks. Whether he was hiding in garbage bags or popping out of closets, James never failed to scare the crap out of whatever unsuspecting houseguest happened to be his mark. Oh, Mylanta! We love you, James!