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Big Bro Walks Over Memphis

9/18/2008 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Big Brother" is in a little doo doo this AM.

In the first episode of BB10, Memphis won a sweet 1969 Camaro in a car-pulling contest (don't ask). Small problem -- "Big Brother" couldn't give the car away because the show didn't own it. We're told someone else actually held the title. In fact, the car had already been returned to the owner almost immediately after the contest.

Memphis the Mixologist was none the wiser because no one told him about the snag while he was inside the house. But on Tuesday, Memphis gained his freedom, losing to Dan, and learned the car he had come to treasure wasn't really his. Another problem -- the car has been repainted since it was on the show.

We're told producers are now scrambling to buy the car from the real owner. Sources say the real owner will turn the keys over for $24,000. A '69 Camaro online sell for anywhere between 7 and as much as 80 grand. Fact is, Big Bro doesn't have a lot of bargaining power, so they are more SOL than HOH.

We made several calls to "Big Brother" -- so far, no comment.

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Switch    

is that a joke or is his name really Bob?

so pumped up name and job title.

2191 days ago
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sighhhhh    

All I can say is that the producers had better get off their dead a$$s and find a cherry '69 Comaro ASAP! WTF? Did they think Memphis would just forget about it? This car could have cost Memphis the F2 since all the HGs were so jealous of it! How STUPID can BB and AG be???? This is totally disgusting BB.

2191 days ago
18.

sighhhhh    

Oh geezzzz....his name is Robert Memphis Garrett.

2191 days ago
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boredatwork    

It would appear that someone at CBS screwed up! They will have to pony up the car because who's gonna go on the show if the prizes are'nt real. Plus he could sue them like he owns 'em. He has plenty of proof that it was promised to him & that he won it. That aside, I don't really like him as a person, he came off as an ahole so he probably is an ahole. YAY Dan!

2191 days ago
20.

Switch    

sorry i don't bury myself in BB message boards

2191 days ago
21.

sighhhhh    

Just TMZ comments, huh, Switch?

2191 days ago
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Switch    

2191 days ago
23.

rhode    

While I didn't like Memphis, he got scamed. He was promised the car he "won". What kind of dumb a ss gives away a prize they do not own? And then expect the guy to not ask for it the second he gets out of the house.

2191 days ago
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JCA    

"Memphis" is a douchebag and doesn't deserve the car, nor did he deserve the money. He never did anything in the game! His real name is Robert Garrett. He said that he acquired the nickname from some friends of his while he was living in Atlanta, GA, because his hometown wasn't far from Memphis. Now, can we find someone else to waste our time talking about? I didn't want Dan to win either, but of the 2 he was the lesser of the two evils.

2191 days ago
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Triple Play    

Lisa # 1 DAN PPLAYED THE GAME THAT IS WHY HE WON BY A VOTE OF 7 TO 1. EVERYONE AGREED THAT HE PLAYED TO WIN, MEMPHIS COASTED ALL SUMMER LONG AND LOST SIMPLE AS THAT. I DO HOPE THAT HE GETS THE CAR THAT MUCH HE DESERVES

2191 days ago
26.

AZtrooper    

This is frakked up. Big Brother promised Memphis a car and thats what they should provide. They should take him to a new car lot and let him have his choice or give him the cash equivelent. I would take 35 or 30 grand in cash with no problem.

2191 days ago
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bratty_bran    

Hey #25, ejd..... you are an idiot... Dan won 7 to 0.... retard

2191 days ago
28.

Gabby    

wow. that sucks.
well memphis did screw keesha over so idc because keesha was favorite.

so glad:)

2191 days ago
29.

Captain Biff    

How do you give away a car you don't own? BB has had 70+ days to correct this problem, WTF? Maybe Memphis might be happy with a pimped out BMW!

2191 days ago
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Lisa    

I think Big Brother messed up big time and need to make it right. Memphis won the car fair and square and this put a target on him that effected the game. I also think that they need to get him that specific car because that is what the prize was. If they give him money or a different car then it is a whole different game because the other house guests maybe would have tried harder if it was a different car they could have won? Sure, it would be easier to give him a different car or money, but that wasn't what the prize was. BB really should have bought all the cars before they had the contest. Heck, they could have used the other cars that he didn't choose on other shows that CBS has on the air. Just my opinion.......

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