On July 31 not much went on in the Big Brother 18 house, as cast members went about their business, chit-chatted, and were somewhat relaxed throughout the day. This resulted in less than exciting live feed action for dedicated viewers.
Nevertheless, on Sunday night, Rob Has a Podcast (RHAP), hosted by Rob Cesternino, did not disappoint and featured a guest who is intimately familiar with the Big Brother game, Matt Hoffman, who discussed the current season, as well as the current houseguests. Additionally, one theory about the elusive round trip ticket to safety was discussed.
Matt, who was a Big Brother 12 cast member, will probably be best remembered for gaining the sympathy of fellow houseguests by claiming his wife was seriously ill, even though she was perfectly healthy. Despite his best efforts to stay afloat, Matt was eventually evicted in a blindside when his alliance members from “The Brigade” turned on him.
Entertainment Weekly reports Matt is a “self-proclaimed ‘diabolical super genius'” who believed his actions during Big Brother 12 worked well, as he made it to jury and placed seventh in the game.
Rob was curious to get Matt’s thoughts on Big Brother 18 and the game play of the current cast, noting many on social media are “discontent” with this season.
Matt quickly responded with, “I cannot find people to like or hate. It’s that boring… it’s just so mediocre. It’s not good, not good…,” Matt added there is no one he is rooting for to win, and he really doesn’t care because this season is so “mediocre.”
Rob compared the current all-male alliance in the Big Brother 18 house to that of The Brigade, and asked if Matt’s former alliance would have ever start dressing the same, as Paul Abrahamian and Paulie Calafiore, also known as “PP,” have been doing.
Matt answered in the negative. Rob asserted the point of an alliance is to be secretive and what PP is doing defeats the purpose, as they are dressing uniformly and even have the same haircut. Matt agreed, saying its counterintuitive for Paul and Paulie to be yelling “PP,” and throw up their hands in front of other houseguests like they’ve been doing.
Rob asserted jokingly that Paulie is “…adopting Paul’s whole persona… it’s like a ‘Single White Female’ (referring to the 1992 film about an obsessed roommate), where he’s basically like just becoming him…”
Matt found the entire thing to be ironic, and didn’t understand how the opposite didn’t take place, as he felt like Paulie would have always been very popular, and said, “people would have wanted to be Paulie, and nobody would ever want to be Paul…” He called the phenomenon that is “P” and “P” almost “serendipitous in a way…”
Rob put forth the scenario of Paul and Paulie being in the final two, and asked who would win Big Brother 18 if that was to happen. RHAP live feed correspondent Taran said he thinks Paul has rubbed too many people the wrong way, and Paulie has not, therefore, Paulie would garner a majority of the jury votes for a win.
Regarding Paul, Matt continued with, “It is so beyond puzzling to me… Why does anyone like him? Are we missing something? Everyone does [likes Paul] in the house, but I feel like nobody does outside of the house… how is that possible?”
Matt also believes Paul’s catch phrases are contrived and much too repetitive, yet, he loves to hate Paul in a “train-wrecky way.”
When the subject of America’s Care Package and Natalie Negrotti, who won the first advantage, was broached, Matt called the prize, “America’s Who Cares package.” He added that he believes the relationship between James Huling and Natalie will never, ever last.
Matt further wondered why Zakiyah Everette, who he’s heard is “quite the wack-job on the feeds,” is not shown on Big Brother 18 episodes experiencing angst over Paulie. He said from the show edits he’s not getting a clear picture of who she is, so he wants to see her go into “crazy girl mode.” He said his understanding is Paulie is “ready to clip her because she’s being crazy…”
RHAP live feed correspondent Taran Armstrong agreed and offered, “Any time Paulie gets near another girl, Zakiyah… has a little freak out…” and later decided to sleep in Victor Arroyo’s bed to get back at Paulie.
Subsequently, Rob read a question from a RHAP viewer asking Matt if he had the chance to recruit one of the current houseguests to be an honorary member of The Brigade, who it would be. Matt proclaimed none of them would be welcome.
“Out of any of these schlubs? No. I had a hard enough time with the guys I had and they were actually kind of half decent sometimes… Drag this dead weight around, no thanks.”
After Matt said his goodbyes and bid the podcast adieu, Rob and Taran discussed a round trip ticket theory prevalent on the Internet.
It should be noted that Paul is the Week 6 Head of Household (HOH), and he has nominated Paulie as a pawn, as well as Bridgette. Paulie won the Power of Veto (POV) and will take himself on the block, thus, the plan is to replace him with Da’Vonne Rogers and send her out the door Thursday.
This is relevant, as each houseguest currently has a sealed envelope obtained from the secret room twist, with only one envelope containing a round trip ticket back into the game after eviction. Rob said the envelopes are apparently numbered, so there is an assumption the Big Brother 18 production crew potentially knows which player chose the round trip ticket.
Rob and Taran discussed that is it believed Da’Vonne has the number 8 envelope, which is only noteworthy because there is a poster in the Big Brother 18 house featuring a cruise ship and the words “Ocho Rios” or “Eight Rivers” on it. They noted some theorize this means Da’Vonne has the round trip ticket in her number 8 envelope, which means if she is evicted this week, she will be able to re-enter the game. If the theory is wrong, Da’Vonne has a one-way ticket to become the first member of the jury.
Big Brother 18 airs on CBS Wednesday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Big Brother After Dark airs on Pop Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 12 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday at 1 a.m. Eastern Time. Live feeds are broadcast from inside the Big Brother 18 house 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are available from CBS All Access.
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