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Big Brother 1 (US)
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Season 1
Season Run July 5, 2000 - September 29, 2000
Host Julie Chen & Ian O'Malley
House Guests 10
Days 88
Winner Eddie McGee
Runner(s)-up Josh Souza
Curtis Kin
Returnees George Allen Boswell (All-Stars)
Cast
Big Brother 1 Cast
Opening Sequence
Big Brother US 1 Intro00:24

Big Brother US 1 Intro

Series Chronology
Next Season Big Brother 2


Big Brother 1, also known as Big Brother 2000, was the first season of the American reality television series Big Brother (U.S.). It began on July 5, 2000 and aired on CBS for 88 days, concluding on September 29, 2000 when Eddie McGee was crowned the winner with votes from America.

Season 1 of Big Brother is radically different from following American seasons of the series. It was a near-exact port of the hit Netherlands series of the same name. Every week, Housemates would nominate two fellow housemates and the two or more housemates with the most nominations were eligible for banishment. American viewers could then call a 1-900 number and cast a vote to evict a HouseGuest. There was no Head of Household, Power of Veto, or Food Competitions, but rather the HouseGuests would have to complete Weekly Tasks (also called Week Long Challenges) to win rewards for the house.

There were 6 episodes every week: a one-hour live eviction show, and five 30-minute daily recaps.

Background

Houseguests

Eddie1
 Winner 
 
Eddie
Josh1
 Runner-Up 
 
Josh
Curtis1
 Third Place 
 
Curtis
Jamie1
 Banished 
 
Jamie
George
 Banished 
 
George
Cassandra1
 Banished 
 
Cassandra
Brittany1
 Banished 
 
Brittany
Karen1
 Banished 
 
Karen
Jordan1
 Banished 
 
Jordan
William1
 Banished 
 
William

Potential Houseguest

After week 9 in the Big Brother house, it was revealed that the six remaining houseguests would be offered $20,000 at the live eviction show. If one of the houseguests took the offer, then they would have to walk from the game. If a houseguest took the money and walked, they would be replaced by a woman named Beth.

Name Result
58-1- Beth Never Entered

Nominations History

Week 2 Week 4 Week 6 Week 8 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Day 81 Finale
Eddie Jordan,
William
Curtis,
Jordan
Curtis,
Jamie
Curtis,
Jamie
Cassandra,
Curtis
George,
Jamie
Curtis,
Jamie
Winner
59%
Josh Brittany,
Curtis
Curtis,
George
Curtis,
Karen
Cassandra,
Curtis
Cassandra,
Curtis
Curtis,
George
Curtis,
Jamie
Runner-Up
27%
Curtis Karen,
William
Eddie,
Karen
Eddie,
Josh
Eddie,
Josh
Eddie,
George
Eddie,
George
Eddie,
Josh
3rd Place
14%
Jamie Jordan,
William
Curtis,
Eddie
Josh,
Karen
Eddie,
George
Cassandra,
Eddie
Eddie,
George
Eddie,
Josh
31%
George Jordan,
William
Curtis,
Jordan
Cassandra,
Josh
Brittany,
Josh
Curtis,
Josh
Curtis,
Jamie
51%
Cassandra Brittany,
Eddie
Eddie,
Jordan
Brittany,
Karen
Brittany,
George
Eddie,
Jamie
46%
Brittany Jordan,
William
Curtis,
Jordan
Cassandra,
Josh
Cassandra,
George
34%
Karen Jordan,
William
Curtis,
Jordan
Cassandra,
Josh
76%
Jordan Eddie,
Karen
Eddie,
Karen
78%
William Brittany,
Eddie
73%
Key:  Nominated   Banished 

Game History

Week 1 & Week 2

Jordan1
 Nominee
  27% to banish
 
 
Jordan
William1
 Banished 
  73% to banish
 
 
William

On Day 1, Brittany Petros, Cassandra Waldon, Curtis Kin, Eddie McGee, Karen Fowler, George Allen Boswell, Jamie Marie Kern, Jean Jordan, Josh Souza, and William Collins entered the Big Brother House. On Day 7, HouseGuests were given their first weekly task. They were given the names of dozens of celebrities and had to state whether they were dead or alive. They were given days to attempt to recall the correct answers and would be quizzed about it at a later date. They wagered 20% of their weekly budget on this task, which they ultimately failed. William intentionally failed his portion of the challenge, upsetting many of the other HouseGuests. On Day 9, the HouseGuests participated in their first round of nominations. William and Jordan were announced as the nominees this week, with William receiving six nominations and Jordan receiving five. The next day, the HouseGuests were later given their new task, which required them to ride a stationary exercise bike to achieve a total distance of 1,000 miles. They wagered 50% of their weekly budget on this task, which they passed. On Day 16, William Collins became the first HouseGuest to be banished from the house after he received 73% of the public vote.

Week 3 & Week 4

Curtis1
 Nominee 
  20% to banish
 
 
Curtis
Jordan1
 Banished 
 78% to banish
 
 
Jordan

On Day 20, HouseGuests are given their new weekly challenge, in which they had days to practice making a set of dominoes fall down in a single session. They had to set up 12,100 dominoes to form the series logo and then make them all fall by knocking only one domino over. The group passed this task, which they wagered 20% on. On Day 22, HouseGuests participated in the second round of nominations. Curtis and Jordan became the second set of nominated HouseGuests this season, with Curtis receiving six nominations and Jordan receiving five nominations. The next day, the HouseGuests were later given their new weekly task, which required them to ride a stationary bike for a total of one thousand miles. They wagered 50% of their shopping budget on the task, which they passed. On Day 29, Jordan became the second HouseGuest to be banished from the house after she received 78% of the public vote.

Week 5 & Week 6

Josh1
 Nominee 
  9% to banish
 
 
Josh
Cassandra1
 Nominee 
  15% to banish
 
 
Cassandra
Karen1
 Banished 
 76% to banish
 
 
Karen

The HouseGuests were given their new weekly task, which required them to write a poem pertaining to the game. They would then have to jump rope together while the rope holders recited the poem. They had one chance to correctly complete the poem, and failure to do so would result in the group failing the task. They wagered 30% of their shopping budget on the task, which they failed. That night, it was revealed that Cassandra, Josh, and Karen had been marked for banishment due to a tie in the nomination process between Cassandra and Karen. That same night, the HouseGuests received a pug named Chiquita. HouseGuests were later given their new weekly task, in which they were required to make eight raspberry and eight blueberry pies, and split into teams named after the various pies. The first team to eat all eight of their pies would choose how the weekly allowance was spent. Curtis, Josh, Jamie, and Karen were on team raspberry and Eddie, George, Cassandra, and Brittney were on team blueberry. After eating all eight of their pies, team raspberry won the weekly task. On Day 43, Karen became the third HouseGuest to be banished from the house as she had received 76% of the public vote.

Week 7 & Week 8

Josh1
 Nominee 
  6% to banish
 
 
Josh
Curtis1
 Nominee 
  9% to banish
 
 
Curtis
Eddie1
 Nominee 
  13% to banish
 
 
Eddie
George
 Nominee 
  18% to banish
 
 
George
Cassandra1
 Nominee 
  20% to banish
 
 
Cassandra
Brittany1
 Banished 
 34% to banish
 
 
Brittany

The HouseGuests were given their new weekly task, which required them to memorize all of the major highways in the country. They would then be required to state what highways would get them from one city to another. The group wagered 20% of their shopping budget on this task, which they passed. During their first luxury competition, HouseGuests competed in a sumo wrestling competition in an attempt to win a luxury massage. Eddie was the winner, with former HouseGuest William secretly giving him a bad massage. On Day 50, the HouseGuests participated in their fourth round of nominations. Due to a tie in the voting, Brittany, Cassandra, Curtis, Eddie, George, and Josh were all marked for banishment. For their next weekly task, the HouseGuests were required to have two HouseGuests dancing at all times. When cued, all HouseGuests would be required to dance at the same time. They passed this task, which they wagered 20% of their weekly budget on. On Day 57, Jamie was given a live task in which she was able to co-host the episode with Julie Chen, including announce who had been banished from the house. That night, it was revealed that Brittany had become the fourth HouseGuest to be banished from the house when she received 34% of the public vote.

Week 9 & Week 10

Curtis1
 Nominee 
  13% to banish
 
 
Curtis
Eddie1
 Nominee 
  41% to banish
 
 
Eddie
Cassandra1
 Banished 
 46% to banish
 
 
Cassandra

HouseGuests were given their new weekly task, which required them to build a puzzle that featured 4,928 pieces by the end of the week. The group wagered 50% of their weekly shopping budget on this task, which they failed. On Day 64, it was revealed that Cassandra, Curtis, and Eddie had been marked for banishment. Following this, the six remaining HouseGuests were offered $20,000 to walk from the game, with this offer later rising to $50,000. Should one of the HouseGuests accept the offer, a new HouseGuest named Beth was set to enter the house and the nominations would be voided. Ultimately, none of the HouseGuests took the offer, thus Beth did not enter the game. For their new weekly task, the HouseGuests had to train Chiquita to go through an obstacle course. The group passed this task, which they wagered 20% of their weekly budget on. During their second luxury competition, Curtis won the reward of going to the 52nd Primetime Emmy Awards. On Day 71, Cassandra became the fifth HouseGuest to be banished from the house as she had received 46% of the public vote.

Week 11

Curtis1
 Nominee 
  4% to banish
 
 
Curtis
Eddie1
 Nominee 
  14% to banish
 
 
Eddie
Jamie1
 Nominee 
  32% to banish
 
 
Jamie
George
 Banished 
 51% to banish
 
 
George

The HouseGuests were given their new weekly task, which required at least one HouseGuest to be juggling at all times. They were not permitted to drop more than two balls, or they would fail the task. The group wagered 50% on the task, which they ultimately failed. That same night, the group made their nominations live for the first time. It was revealed that Curtis, Eddie, George, and Jamie were marked for banishment. The HouseGuests were later given a new weekly task in which they had to write lyrics for the show's theme song, and were later required to record their song in the Red Room, which they passed. During their third luxury competition, the HouseGuests attempted to find Chiquita in the house, with the winner being able to present the weather from inside the house; Josh was the winner. On Day 78, the five remaining HouseGuests were asked to select one of the previously banished HouseGuests to return to the house in a matter of days; they chose Cassandra. That night, George became the sixth HouseGuest to be banished from the house as he had received 51% of the public vote.

Week 12

Curtis1
 Nominee 
 
Curtis
Eddie1
 Nominee 
 
Eddie
Josh1
 Nominee 
 
Josh
Jamie1
 Banished 
 31% to banish
 
 
Jamie

The HouseGuests were given their new weekly task, in which they were required to determine whether or not specific news articles had actually appeared in the news or not. The group wagered 50% of their weekly shopping budget on the task, which they passed. On Day 81, the HouseGuests participated in their final round of nominations. Due to a tie in the voting, all four of the remaining HouseGuests were marked for banishment. Former HouseGuest Cassandra entered the house as a guest that same night, as the HouseGuests had selected her to return days prior. During their fourth and final luxury competition, Josh was selected to become a saboteur in the house, and performed tasks such as setting time back on the potato clock. If one of the other three HouseGuests correctly guessed that Josh was the saboteur, they would win a new flat screen television; Curtis won this prize. On Day 85, Jamie became the seventh HouseGuest to be banished from the house as she had received 31% of the public vote. Chiquita also exited the house that night, and was adopted by a couple upon her exit.

Finale

Eddie1
 Winner 
 59% to win
 
 
Eddie
Josh1
 Runner-Up 
 27% to win
 
 
Josh
Curtis1
 3rd Place 
  14% to win
 
 
Curtis

During the Finale, it was revealed that Curtis had come in third place, receiving 14% of the public vote to win, leaving Eddie and Josh as the Final 2. Minutes later, it was revealed that Josh had come in second place with 27% of the public vote, meaning Eddie had been crowned the winner with a total of 59% of the public vote.

Trivia

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The Big Brother 1 Logo from All-Stars

  • This was the first season where all members of the Final 3 were eligible to win the season at the final vote.
  • Thus far, this season has the smallest amount of total HouseGuests with 10, a figure unlikely to be beaten due to the current format of the show.
  • This is the only season represented in Big Brother All-Stars to not have more than one representative competing. 
  • This is the first season to have a dog in the Big Brother house. On week 3, the HouseGuests were given a dog named Chiquita who stayed in the house until Day 85. 
    • It was followed by Big Brother 16, when the Final 5 was given a dog named Izzy for a few hours.
  • This is the only season to have two hosts, Julie Chen and Ian O’Malley.
    • However, Ian O'Malley only appeared in 3 episodes. After that, he never appeared on Big Brother 1 (or any other season of Big Brother) again. 
  • This season holds the record for having the most HouseGuests on the block with 6, a figure unlikely to be beaten due to the current format of the show. 
  • This is the first season where America voted for the winner.
  • The season finale of Big Brother 1 garnered more viewers than the 2000 Summer Olympics.
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