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]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.