Big Brother’s challenge creator revealed: a “drug-addled monkey”

Thanks to the (satirical) behind-the-scenes video below, we now know where Big Brother‘s challenges come from: a drug-addled monkey.

That’s according to KCS Cougar’s hysterical animated take on the show, which EW’s Popwatch introduced me to. KCS Cougar has also offered other satirical reality show videos: the cast of NYC Prep, the Real Housewives of NYC reunion, and The Real Housewives of NJ talking to each other on the phone.

None are quite as funny as this, though, perhaps because we’re in the middle of the season–and it’s so damn true. Watching this video, I haven’t laughed as hard as I have at anything Big Brother-related since B-Side’s Jerry and Renny montage.

My only concern is that we’ll actually see some of these challenges on TV, especially “hot dinosaur disco,” which seems exactly like something we’d see this season:

Big Brother: Behind the Scenes [YouTube via EW's Popwatch]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.