Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tonight's (Not) Live Broadcast Preview

The rumors have been confirmed - tonight's show will be taped earlier in the afternoon, and the BB sites have been filled with complaints.

But I sort of get the reasoning behind it, as I don't believe it's just because of the fears of a few curses or racial epithets getting through. This is bound to be the most explosive episode in history, and tempers could lead things to get out of hand. CBS is just as afraid of hand gestures and violence as they are of the "seven words you can't say on TV". Flipping a person off can't be digitally blurred on the fly, and even the quickest control room can't guarantee that they'll make the camera changes on time.

It sucks, but is the reality of broadcast television.

108 comments:

Garv said...

I don't care if it's on tape delay...this is going to be AWESOME!

ale said...

And Scott, I think this being the most explosive episode in history was due to the very fact that it was going to be a live show. The only issue I might have with this is missing out on the raw reactions.

Do they not think audience members will potentially leak information before the show airs?

bish said...

Why are people being so pissy? We are going to get to see it regardless. I'd almost prefer the evictions to be taped, that way they could cut short the mindless Julie talking to houseguests/HOH parts where we learn absolutely nothing.
GAH! Jeff better friggin use this thing. I hope Russell hasn't burned his bridges with absolutely everyone.
SO. MUCH. EXCITEMENT!

Scott said...

This is one of those rare nights when that awkward 30 second shot of the house reaction as they walk into the kitchen is worth seeing.

And yeah, Ale, I understand what you're saying, but I also understand the network concerns. There's too many suits and lawyers involved these days that are way too worried about offending anybody.

bish said...

I blame all of this on Janet Jackson's titty. Ever since that Super Bowl, TV standards and the FCC have been clamping down like we're in communist China or something.
DAMN YOU TITTY!

Reefer Jello said...

Jeff has the power tonight to turn the house upside down. If he can get Jessie out tonight, the whole dynamic of the game is changed. Jessie has owned, controlled and lived in the HOH bed since the season began, Jeff HAS to get Frankenstein's Monster out of the house to give the viewers some mercy. I want to get to see one of the non ugly persons in the house in the HOH room. The crowd that has occupied the room is nasty.

Cal said...

Actually, I'm wondering if CBS will be watching the audience to stop real-time blogging or keep the audience net-silent try to control the presentation ("everything was cool... so-and-so is gone because of 'personal issues'" spin). Wonder how many audience members will try to go to the loo as soon as something happens...

ale said...

Heheh TITTY. The root of all of our network viewing problems.

I just like my drama fresh off the cooker, not a few hours old. ;/

Cal said...

HamsterDame is reporting all the HGs were told to pack this morning...

Scott, you may want to open another post.

Speculation Time!

ale said...

Well, "anyone" apart from the HoH and Veto holder can end up going home, right? ;)

Scott said...

I believe that it's routine for cell phones and other devices to be collected at a TV taping. Besides the leaking of info, they don't want ringtones interrupting the broadcasts.

Scott said...

I'm almost sad that I won't be able to watch the fees this weekend.

Scott said...

Yeah, there's nothing to read into the fact that everybody but Chima and Kevin have to pack. That's pretty much understood even if the mystery power holder (aka Jeff) decides not to use it.

Cal said...

Doh!

You're right, of course. After all, who knows who would go up if the power is used (at least as far as the HGs know ;) ).

ale said...

Imagine the bricks Jesse's shitting at this very moment. Would the taping be under way right now?

David__ said...

Wasn't the audience reporting to the studio at 2pm?

Reefer Jello said...

Chima went nuts and had to be restrained by security. Al Sharpton showed up and screamed that he was outraged that a proud, black woman was deprived of her HOH delights by whitey...aka CBS.

Jessie punched out Jeff and was arrested.

The show ended with Kevin shouting...I am NOT a lump!

Reefer Jello said...

I know you folks like a good Big Brother laugh. Cut and paste this address and enjoy. It is quite funny!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tallulah-morehead/big-brother-11-the-empire_b_256209.html

Scott said...

Good stuff, Reefer.

As for the taping time, they had to report at 11:30 instead of 2:00. Keep in mind that they have to go through security before taking their seats, and then there's warmup stuff as they check cameras and mics and things like that. The taping may have already started, but I'll bet it will be a little bit later today, as they'll want enough time to make any necessary edits but yet not have too much time elapse before turning the feeds back on.

lmanson said...

If Chima was a black man would they have allowed the same comments to be made towards Russell... I am not saying he is without blame... his game reminds me at times of Evel Dick... but if Chima was male they would have shut her down on the terrorist comments... I think that CBS has been weak when it comes to her...

Scott said...

I just read an unverified leak that if true will ensure tonight is worth viewing.

ale said...

SCOTT. Don't post stuff like that and not expect my crazy little mind to race >o

ale said...

I think I glimpsed what you're talking about. Now I wish I'd kept it a surprise for myself. I'm such a brat! haha

bish said...

BAH! So it looks like I'm pretty much going to have to cut myself off from all things internet for the rest of the night until I finally get to see the show. Thank god for satellite, because there is no way I am going to be able to wait for the Pacific time zone broadcast.
SOOOO EXCITED!

Scott said...

This is one spoiler I really didn't want to ruin. If anybody wants to know, email me at hudson@iw.net.

Scott said...

How about we use this thread for our usual Thursday night commentary?

Sara said...

I am sure there will be alot tonight!!! Can't wait!!!

ale said...

We're all commenting in here anyway, why nottttt! :D

On a side note, I succumbed to getting a twitter thanks to spending so much time lurking Twitter today. :[

Tony said...

i gotta know!!!!!

Sara said...

I finally gave in and went and found it...

Can't wait for live feeds again!!!!!

Tony said...

where did you go sara? i'm still looking

Tony said...

ooooo i think found it. tonight could be fantastic!

Sara said...

bigbrother gossip twitter has it on there

Sara said...

For sure!!!

Sara said...

Okay so don't know if rumors are true but does anyone know if the HOH comp was taped for sure or I have heard that they taped eviction and then the HOH will be live??? anyone know anything to do with this???

Scott said...

God, I can't wait for this to start!

Scott said...

As for whether the HOH will happen live, the scoops that have filtered out say this is not the case, and the winner is....

Sara said...

OMG we are missing so much with the live feeds being down if the HOH is already over!!!! Im getting pissy here.... I want aftershock!!!!

Scott said...

I would much rather see what happens after the eviction than the HOH comp.

IndyMike said...

The feeds won't be back for another hour and the rumor was posted 90 minutes ago - thats 2 1/2 hours the HGs have to recover from the show.

AARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Sara said...

I watned to see all of it.. BB is not fair at all today!!!

Scott said...

Maybe the wayback machine will let us eventually see it?

Or at the very least the Sunday ep will definitely show it!

Scott said...

Three minutes!!!

ale said...

Well knowing these people, they'll be griping and fuming about it for the next 2 weeks as if it had just happened minutes prior. Slight consolation, I guess.

Scott said...

I'm glad (if the leaks are true) that Lydia didn't win it. Natalie's sudden love towards her is as shallow as it was two weeks ago when she enlisted Lydia to help with her trashbag raincoat.

ale said...

So, Julie is wearing the polka dots. And she looks really good too

ale said...

But I think (?) Lydia is onto her? I feel like they only got along for Jesse's good graces.

Tony said...

oooooo boy she is where polka dots!!!!

ale said...

Julie looks good, Russ looks good, Lydia's going to funeral. I love this show

Tony said...

shocking but Julie is a sex prego chick

ale said...

Seriously, she's deliciously hot with a bump.

ale said...

I love the defeat in Jesse's demeanor, knowing his ass is on the line.

Sara said...

I agree with the Lydia thing.. But am kinda worried about who did win and who will be in her/his ear!!! Hope they stay true!!!

Tony said...

that fight was great. russel is the one person that jesse couldnt bully lulz

ale said...

They don't show them laughing after the fight, though. Obviously.

Sara said...

They laughed after it was over.. Like they staged it..

Tony said...

yeah ale, but that'll ruin the dramorz!

bish said...

Do we really need to know what Chima's friends and family think? Its literally the same thing for every houseguest every season. No more.

bish said...

Wow. I'm actually quite surprised they showed Chima's family saying something more than "she's hard headed" or "Oh that's just our Chima" WAAA WAAAAAaaaaaaa.
Good for them for thinking she's over the top like the rest of us.

bish said...

Oh, and as an aside, I saw that Jeremy Piven movie last night.
It was alright. Not great. But watchable.

ale said...

Oh, here it comes.

Tony said...

moment of truth!!!!!

bish said...

IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony said...

look at Jesse fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuming

bish said...

Chima looks like she's about to explode.

bish said...

HE'S DOING IT! HE'S FRIGGIN DOING IT! I LOVE JEFF!

Tony said...

this is great

Tony said...

jesse is wearing a shirt of himself.... what a douche!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bish said...

Solid speech by Jeff.

Sara said...

Go Jeff!!! Go Jeff!!! I wonder how much of this was edited????

If looks could kill!

Tony said...

awwwwww poor jesse poo

bish said...

Oh man. I can only imagine the tension in the house right now. That's hilarious.

Ashley said...

i love jeff!

bish said...

hahaha. Jesse good on math.

ale said...

So Chima is keeping her mouth shut, huh?

bish said...

HAHAHAHAHA. Oh man. This is the best episode EVER!

Tony said...

i love hearing i vote to evict jesse over and over

ale said...

hahah we heard it 2 few times, if you ask me!

Sara said...

I agree Ale!!!!

Sara said...

I love it!!! I love it!!!
SEE YA!!!
Only thing better is if it would have been Live

Tony said...

peace out d-bag

Zoot Mantis said...

You are all talking in code. I am at work and can't see. What happened? Did they evict Natalie?

bish said...

2 years in a row. Third times a charm maybe? Allstars. Hahaha. Ahhhh. Good night tonight.

bish said...

What's Chima babbling on about? She looks like she's about to melt.

ale said...

She and the producers need to have a bit of a talk? Whilst Lydia freaks out, what the hell is going on?

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bish said...

Is Julie calling more people on their shit this year? I like it.

Zoot Mantis said...

I wish I could see what's happening. Your vague comments are not too enlightening.

ale said...

Jeff put up Natalie and Jesse, and by a vote of 3-2 Jesse was evicted from the house. Lydia broke down into tears, and Chima started babbling about needing to talk to production about something or other. Jesse acted he like knew it was coming.

Zoot Mantis said...

Thank you Ale. It was very frustrating reading all the unclear comments.

bish said...

@Ale

She said something along the lines of "So you knew about the wizard power all along. Looks like I'm going to have to have a talk with the producers."
And it seemed like it was directed at Jeff.
So, just throwing out ideas here, she either thinks Jeff new about the power since day one, or she doesn't understand the concept of him having the power for 2 weeks, and he somehow should not have found out about having the power until tonight (?). I don't know. She's clearly going to be miserable all week thought, which should be awesome.

Sara said...

She will spend the whole week in HOH with the Rumored winner!!! Trying to suck up and gripping about the men in the house and how Jeff shouldn't have got to use the power for some reason!

bish said...

What the hell??? WHY IS KEVIN TAKING DIRECTIONS FROM CHIMA???

ale said...

No prob, Zoot. I can imagine nothing we said made any sense to you...sorry :)

Bish, clearly she doesn't get it- regardless of her meaning. He obviously KNEW he had some power..blahblahblah

bish said...

Whoa. Wait. hahaa i just realized Chima was playing in the HOH. uhh. UH OH.

ale said...

Kevin is making it really hard to believe he has any backbone. WTH was that?

bish said...

phhheeeewwwwwwwwwwww.

Reefer Jello said...

So...Jeffrey had the brains AND the balls to kick out Commander Meathead. Good for him.

BBAD will be a lot better to watch without his vain, narcissistic ass in the HOH bed. Natalie next...if there is a BB God.

ale said...

Is it just me, or did Jeff just not even try to buzz in? He just waited for Michelle to buzz in and looked over at her.

bish said...

Man. Michelle is apperently for real.
Wow. I have no idea how this week is going to unfold now.
I'm gonna go ahead and just take a stab that it's going to be Jeff and Russell on the block.

Sara said...

That is what I am afrais of.. I am worried that she will let the bugs get in her ears instead of sticking with the two people that have been with her... Only hope nat and chima or nat and lydia or lydia and chima.. or kevin I dont care just not jeff and jordan her so called alliance

bish said...

DOUBLE EVICTION! Man. That's going to be potentially 2 incredible Thursday shows in a row.

ale said...

I don't think she'd put up Jeff/Jor, simply because she's gone as far as to tell BOTH sides that she wouldn't put either of those two up.

Of course Chima is going to push the whole girl-power thing, and that might put Russ up there again.

bish said...

So far Michelle seems to be EASILY swayed. So it may come down to who was in ear last.
God could Chima be any more annoying?

Richie said...

Chima is such a cunt. She is acting like a child that didnt get her way. " I am going to have to talk to the producers" thinking Jeff cheated


Double eviction next week should be sweet. CBS keeping me interested

AName said...

Dammit CBS, show us what is going on. no one wants to keep watching them sit in the back yard and not even talk. They got the power and still acting scared as hell

Scott said...

Notice at the end that Kevin's feelings were hurt because Jessie didn't hug him or even acknowledge him as he left?

Jess said...

Jordan and Jeff make the best couple! They should win! I hope the final two are them. I think the final four should be Russle, Michele,Jeff,and Jordan. :)