The first episode of Big Brother
On July 5, 2000, the fine citizens of the United States were introduced to the voyeuristic world of Big Brother, which originated as a popular series in the Netherlands.
For its debut season stateside, the show welcomed 10 Houseguests for an 88-day adventure that introduced the kinds of twists and turns fans have come to expect from the addictive series. In fact, one of the only things viewers can count on each season is a summer packed full of surprises!
With Season 18 officially underway, let's revisit some more quintessential first-time moments in Big Brother history.
Watch Big Brother on Wednesdays and Sundays at 8/7c, and Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.