Day 61 FNL

Terrence, still suffering from a neck injury, had to sit out FNL again this week but Spy Night carried on regardless.

Round One was “Shoe Phone Fetch” with housemates competing in pairs where one housemate was Fang the dog and the other was Maxwell Smart.

The housemate deemed ‘fang’ was dressed as a dog and had to crawl to a pile of shoes and carry them one-by-one in their mouth to their master Maxwell who then had to throw them through doors which were being opened and closed by the ninjas.

The girls went first with Alice and her dog Bianca scoring 8 and losing to Brigitte and her dog Terri who scored 9. The boys then had their turn and Ben and his dog Cherry scored 13, annihilating Rory and his Dog Travis who scored 9.

Two of the four losers were then invited to win their way back in a second chance round. Each losing boy was paired up with a losing girl and had to dress them with only their mouths.

Rory had to dress Brigitte and Travis had to dress Terri. Despite Travis sticking the tongue in while attaching Terri’s moustache, they lost out to Rory and Brigitte who won themselves a place back into the games.

Rory, Alice and Brigitte then took on Cherry, Ben and Bianca in Round Two – “Time Bomb Volleyball”. Teams had to return slime-filled balloons over the net. The first team to five points was to be the winner and that turned out to be Rory, Alice and Brigitte – the Red Team.

The night wasn’t quite over Blue Team-ers Cherry, Ben and Bianca though. They each got to take turns trying to blow up a missile by removing strings one-by-one. On Cherry’s third turn he finally picked the correct string and blew it up securing himself a spot in round Three.

Round three was a contest in which one boy paired up with one girl to race around an obstacle course. First up Rory played Agent 86 while Alice played Agent 99. They completed the course in 0:59 but were awarded 20 seconds each as a time penalty for falling off of a ledge. Cherry then took on the role of Agent 86 and, accompanied by his own Agent 99 Brigitte, beat out the first time with a flawless performance on the ledge and an overall time of 1:16.

Brigitte and Cherry then dressed as giant hands to play “Spy Snap”. Despite Brigitte’s obvious enthusiasm Cherry snapped himself three pairs in a row and took out the night. He chose Brigitte, Terrence and Bianca to accompany him to the movies to see a screening of Get Smart.

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Day 54 FNL

Welcome to heavy metal night on Friday Night Live!

Once again, poor old Terrance is unable to compete in tonight’s games. After the HMs enter the arena, BB declares him tonight’s ‘groupie’, and gives him a blonde wig and some lippy to wear.

Round 1: Skid Row

This game was a skidding competition. Girls and boys competed separately. One by one, they had to make a run-up to a wet and slippery vinyl surface and slide as far along it as possible without shuffling their feet or losing their balance. The further they went, the more points they scored. Housemates got two skids each, with the two top scorers from each gender going through.

With the maximum number of points for one skid being 10, there were no particularly strong performances from the girls. It was Brigitte on 5 and Alice on 4 who went though. Terri got 3 a Bianca a measly 2.

No doubt experts in the way of the skidmark, the boys showed a bit more skill. Nobbi in particular got a perfect 10 on his first skid (they did all get one practice run however). Also of note during this round was a noble attempt by co-host Fitzy to breach FNL’s PG rating – “god, he went down quicker than a Van Halen groupie!” After both skids it was Nobbi on 14 and Rory on 11 who advanced. Cherry got 6, Ben 5 and Travis 2.

Second-chance Round: Kicking competition

Housemates are spun around ten times, and then within three seconds must kick a bass drum into a giant target on the ground, aiming of course for the bullseye (5 points). One attempt each, and the two with the highest score are back in the games.

Cherry is first. He staggers right off, but lands a good kick on the drum. Unfortunately it only gets one point. Ben next. He has trouble getting in position to kick the drum, but his kick gets him two points.

Trav next. He prances straight towards the drum and kicks it into the 4 point area! Everyone cheers. Bianca next. One of the boys: “Watch out for the boom-boom!” She barely gets out of the spinner, and then staggers and falls flat on her arse as everyone giggles. No score. Terri next. Brigitte: “She looks funny!”. She makes a solid run for the drum and gets it into the three point zone.

Travis and Terri are back in the games!

Round 2: Iron Maiden

This is a team obstacle course. On the buzzer, one Housemate, dressed as a giant iron, pushes another on an ironing board, weaving in and out of several large weights. Then, reaching the third Housemate (the ‘maid’), the original pusher also hops on top of the ironing board and both are pushed to the finishing line, as the third collects several pieces of washing from a clothes line along the way. Best time wins.

First is Nobbi, Alice, and Terri. Terri is on the board, Alice is the first pusher, and Nobbi is the second. Going around the obstacles, they miss a weight. They reach Nobbi at the halfway mark, and Alice has trouble getting on top of Terri on the board. The Ninjas help hold it steady. Eventually, they’re on their way and Nobbi pushes them down the rest of the course (which is just a straight). They’re a bit uncoordinated grabbing the clothes (which have to be placed in a basket Terri’s holding), but eventually cross the finish line. BB tells them they got 1:30. However, as they hit a heavy metal, and threw a bra in the basket after crossing the finishing line, they’ve had 10 seconds added. That’s 1:40.

The second team is Brigitte (on the board), Travis (first pusher), and Rory (second pusher). Brigitte calls out steering instructions to Travis, who manoeuvres around the irons quite well. They reach Rory, who assists Travis in mounting Brigitte (heh). Rory is much more coordinated in the second half than Nobbi was, quickly running and grabbing all the clothes before pushing his fellow HMs down the straight. They got 1.10! They’re through!

Second-chance Round: Pin the Tongue on Gene Simmons

The three members of the losing team will be be blindfolded and spun around before placing a big tongue on an even bigger Gene Simmons poster. Closest HM goes through.

Nobbi put the tongue roughly on Gene’s ear. Alice next. She walks forward very tentatively, feeling the edges of the picture. Consequently she almost gets it spot on. Terri last. She follows Alice’ example, but still loses her way a bit, feeling all over a cameraman and a ninja’s face. She eventually finds her way back and places the tongue only inches from Alice’s. A ninja has to measure it, but Terri wins!

Round 3: The Air Guitar Championships

Each HM will have 30 seconds to perform an air guitar song. They wll be judged by air guitar ‘professional’ Rath Mackenzie. All four HMs score highly, with a particular comment from Rath about Terri’s tongue work. In the end Rory gets 7/10, Brigitte 9/10, Travis 10/10 (despite failing to actually hold a guitar for most of his go), and Terri 8/10.

Travis and Brigitte are through to the final.

Final: Smash ‘n’ Grab

Hanging in the arena are a number of boxes (five for each HM), each of which contain a key. Once all keys are collected, they must use them to open a door – only one key will work in the lock. The first Housemate to get through their door and don the ‘backstage pass’ is the winner.

Much of the race is close, but Brigitte seems to have that extra bit of determination. She hurriedly tries her keys and is through the door! Brigitte wins the Games!

In the Diary Room, Brigitte is told that her mystery prize is a private screening of her favourite movie, ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’. Without hesitation, she chooses Alice, Terri, and Travis to accompany her.

Next week: Spy night!

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Day 47 FNL

To Celebrate Friday the 13th, FNL’s theme was ‘Friday the 13th. Clever, huh?

Terrence was out of the games before they begin – doctor’s orders due to his ongoing neck trouble. That left ten starters for the games.

Round one was the “Pinch of Salt” course. In teams of five, housemates had to all straddle one long broomstick and make their way through the course in the shortest time. Ben, Rory, Travis, Rhianna and Bianca competed first and achieved a time of 2:10. Nobbi, Brigitte, Cherry, Terri and Alice, aided by the advantage of going second achieved a time of 1:55.

Big Brother then instructed the five losers to stand on five red disks on the ground. Rory found lucky number 7 under his disk and won his way back into the games.

Round two was Freddie Vs Jason. The Freddie Krugers, Alice, Cherry and Brigitte, took on the Jason Voorhees’, Nobbi, Rory and Terri, in that old FNL favourite – the pillow fight on the slippery pole.

At the end of 2:00 neither team had a player in their opponent’s zone so a sudden death race to the centre was played out between Cherry and Rory. Rory narrowly won and was thrashed by Rory’s pillow for his troubles.

Big Brother then had a ‘scream’ off for three people to win there way back into the games. Each eliminated housemate screamed into a deciblemeter. They achived: Rory 103.3 dB, Nobbi 122.1 dB, Rhianna 106.5 dB, Ben 110.5 dB, Bianca 112.3 dB, Travis 115.1 dB and Terri 118.1 dB. Based on these results Nobbi, Travis and Terri were invited back into the games.

Round three was “Monster Munch” – another FNL classic game which involves a giant human kebab. Two members of each team (the ‘Chefs’) had to cover the third member (the ‘Madonna’) in sauce and other ingredients, then roll them up to make a ‘Madonna Kebab’.

Cherry and Alice had Terri all wrapped up and fed to the monster in 1:28. Nobbi and Brigitte then wrapped up Travis, getting him in the monster’s mouth in a time of 1:22.

Brigitte, Travis and Nobbi then competed in “Thirteen Pin Evil Penguin Bowling”. They were each required to slide down a tarp on an inflatable ring and knock over as many ‘evil penguins’ as possible. Nobbi achieved a score of 11, Travis 9 and Brigitte 8. Brigitte was therefore, after a short temper tantrum, out of the games.

In the final round Nobbi and Travis were required to eat nasty foods, with one point being awarded for each one they got through. Firstly a teaspoon of wassabi, which both competitors managed to do without incident. Secondly was ox tongue, which again both boys managed to swallow. Big Brother then upped the ante and told them they weren’t allowed a drink of water until they presented an empty mouth.

The third item on the menu was Ox Tongue which (with some encouragement from their housemates) both of them managed to swallow. Fourthly they were presented with bull’s testicles, Nobbi gets his down without chewing but Travis has trouble with this one and can’t finish it.

The final course was fish eye which again Nobbi was able to complete when Travis couldn’t, although Travis did give it a good go despite already having lost the games.

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Day 40 FNL

In the true style of cramming more in than will fit, ‘Super Hero’ night fast turned into ‘Tree Hugging Hippy’ night.

Round One this week saw a 2008 FNL first with more than two teams in a game! Team captains were made up of the intruders, as well as Nobbi who earned his status by saving water with a shower-free day. Two members of each team had to push the third around an obstacle course in a wheelie bin.

First up the Green Team (Rhianna, Alice and Rory) beat out the Yellow Team (Cherry, Renee and Brigette) in a close heat. Not so close was the second heat with the Blue Team (Nobbi, Bianca and Ben) easily beating the Red Team (Terrence, Travis and Terri).

Round two sees one housemate strapped up on a harness ‘flying’ above the arena. Their two team-mates have to throw them recyclable trash, which they in turn have to throw into the correct recycling bin.

Rhianna flys first and scores 8 correct items – a score that was smashed by Nobbi who collected 12 correct items on his flight.

The night wasn’t open for Rhianna’s team tho who competed against each other for a place back into the games. The three of them had to cram into a phone booth and dress as Clark Kent in the fastest time. It was a close call but Alice just beat out Rory to win her way back.

Next up was “Murder In The Bark” – a classic FNL game. This is the one where two players are blindfolded – but wearing noisy apparatus’ – and one has to find the other.

First up Bianca was chasing Alice – and caught her easily. Secondly Nobbi was chasing Ben – and caught him easily. Hardly surprising considering Mike Goldman said that in rehearsals they pretty much always got caught!

In the final round Nobbi and Bianca had to defend the planet against meteors. More specifically, they had to stand on a spinning platform and keep meteors of their opponent’s colour out. Nobbi won this game by a large margin and won himself the game.

Nobbi is called to the Diary Room and Big Brother tells him he’s won 4 tickets on BB Airways. He choses Ben, Rory and Bianca to fly with him.

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Day 33 FNL

FNL took on a horse racing theme this week. Round one involved all ten competitors partaking in a sweepstake and choosing a horse at random. They were then shown a recording of a live horse race and told to ‘barrack with passion’ for their chosen horses. Terri’s horse came home first and Renee’s came in last – winning them both a free pass to the third round.

It was then back to the old standard “two teams” games with Rory, Travis, Bianca and Ben facing off against Dixie, Brigitte, Nobbi and Alice in the second round which is a game of soccer while wearing backwards racing binoculars. Despite a nice early goal from Rory, his team is out-scored 3 to 2 and are eliminated from the games.

Next up is “Photo Finish”; an obstacle course while riding on mini horses on wheels. Alice, Renee and Nobbi go first. Nobbi is very enthusiastic with his whip and gets over the line quickly. Alice comes in last and gets eliminated. Next to race are Brigitte, Dixie and Terri. Brigitte won easily with Terri coming in last and being eliminated.

In the fourth round Nobbi and Renee took on Dixie and Brigitte in a contest to shovel ‘horse manure’. This is the FNL ‘classic’ where one person throws shit (haha) over the wall and the other catches it. Dixie shovels first, throwing to Brigitte. Nobbi then shovels and throws to Renee. Both Brigitte and Renee have impressive falls wall running with their poo-loads but ultimately Renee’s team is victorious.

Nobbi and Renee then had to face off in “The Biggest Winner Game”. They have to see who can don the most extra weight (in clothing) in a set time limit. Nobbi manages to gain 7.05 Kg while Renee picks up an extra 8.65 Kg and wins the games.

Big Brother tells Renee the bottom three Are Dixie, Travis and Bianca, then asks her who she’ll take to the strategy room. She decides to take Dixie despite not wanting to have to tell her that she’s in the bottom three.

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Day 26 FNL

Scouts Night started off with Big Brother telling the housemates to “build a bridge and get over it”. The ‘Dib’ them had to race the ‘Dob’ team through an obstacle course by using a plank of wood to move from one rock to the next. The plank was not allowed to be moved to a new rock until all team members were safely on the last.

The ‘Dib’ team was led by Nathan and consisted of himself, Nobbi, Ben, Renee, Brigitte and Travis. The ‘Dob’ team was led by Rory and consisted of himself, David, Alice, Dixie, Bianca and Terri.

The race was a tight one with a different leader every few seconds and in the end Big Brother declared it too close to call. The team leaders were forced to rock off for a winner and Rory’s paper had Nathan’s rock all wrapped up.

A second chance round saw the six losers hanging from a bar to compete for two spots in the next round. Travis and Brigitte were out early, Ben and Nathan lasted a bit longer, but they were no match for Nobbi and Renee

The teams then became Rory, Nobbi, Dixie and Bianca up against Alison, Terri, Renee and David. They had to compete in the ‘box of horrors’ round. Each had to hold their head inside a box of creepy-crawlies for thirty seconds to get a point for their team.

The first competitor from each team (Rory and Alice) had to endure giant burrowing cockroaches and wood roaches. The second competitor from each team (Nobbi and David) had to endure fighting crickets and leaf mimics. The third competitor from each team (Dixie and Terri) had to endure a ‘Creepy Crawly Combo’ which included all of the above as well as meal worms and other bugs. The final competitor from each team (Bianca and Renee) had to endure rubber snakes.

The FNL hosts announced that fake snakes were used as real snakes were too dangerous and showed footage of Mike Goldman putting his head into a box of real snakes and almost being bitten.

All competitors completed their challenge and round two was also a tie. Big Brother announced that the winner would be decided by an eating competition. Rory and Alice each had to eat a Killer Python. Alice easily won, getting her team through to the next round.

The remanning housemates then paired off David and Renne versus Alice and Terri. Each pair had to erect a tent while hindered by The Big Fan. Neither team managed to succeed in their challenge in 2:30 so the winner was decided by a paper plane flying contest. Alice threw hers first and did very well. David screwed his up into a ball and tried to cheat – but failed.

Alice and Terri then had to ask Yes/No questions of Big Brother and figure out what he’d stolen from the house. After many questions and clues, Terri incorrectly guessed ‘Hoop’ instead of ‘Hubcap’ and was consequently slimed, and lost the games.

Alice, as the winner, was told the bottom three were Bianca, David and Nathan. She chose Nobbi to take to the Rewards Room.

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