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Memphis Takes "Big Brother" for a Ride

9/18/2008 8:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Memphis, the "Big Brother" contestant who won a 1969 Camaro the show didn't even own, has decided he doesn't want the car anyway.
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After setting up a test-drive to see if he wanted the classic car -- which "Big Bro" would've had to purchase from the rightful owner -- Memphis realized the gas-guzzler wasn't for him and chose to pocket an undisclosed amount of greenbacks instead.

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16.

barry Gordy is genius    

The original owners of the car assembled it in their warehouse in Fresno. Everyone's talking about it.

2204 days ago
17.

darien    

How unprofessional of Big Brother and CBS!

2204 days ago
18.

WHAT?    

MEMPHIS IS AN UNDESERVING, BORING ,DUFUS......PERIOD, END OF STORY.

2204 days ago
19.

Mary Beth    

I would hope that Memphis got more than 25,000. for the car. If a t-shirt or a bag can fetch hundreds on e bay, the resale value of a Big Brother car owned by a top two would be much more than the car would normally be worth. Of course changing the paint job didn't help his cause. Congratulations to Memphis though, I really enjoyed this season, especially on the feeds.

2204 days ago
20.

Gregg    

Many "Game Shows" give you the option of the cash or prize. Do you really think the Price is Right gives away THAT many dinette sets???

2204 days ago
21.

Lisa    

Justin, I'm with you..... He should have got that car and end of story since that is what the prize was. He shouldn't have gotten the choice to choose. That wasn't the way the game was played. Too bad that Big Brother would have to pay big bucks for a car they didn't even own. That's the price you pay for a screw up. The whole game changes when the right prizes aren't offered to all the house guests. Not fair for all the other players. They got screwed out of a competition that maybe someone else would have won if they were "driven" for money instead. Memphis got lucky on this one once again since he "rode" on Dan the whole way.

2204 days ago
22.

gizmocruz    

I don't think the votes were anti-Memphis; let's face it, Dan played a better game, hands down.

As for settling for cash, Memphis probably made a better move doing that from a tax perspective. BB should not have awarded a prize that they didn't have title to, though.

2204 days ago
23.

Observer    

He was better off taking the cash...

2204 days ago
24.

donna    

I don't know what happened to the rest of my message?It went on to say Rock,Paper Scissors and Steven won but Memphis refused to accept that he lost.If you saw the competition you will see what I"am talking about!!!

2204 days ago
25.

Shellsrt    

ummm....didn't this show end 3 or 4 days ago? I think their 5 minutes are up already.

2204 days ago
26.

Chucky    

What A STUPID KID. That car is beautiful. When I was younger I had 2 1969 Firebirds and a friend with a 1969 Camaro Z28. If anyone ever gets a chance to receive a car like that I suggest that YOU TAKE IT!!!

2204 days ago
27.

CaseyinVegas    

On BB10 -Memphis constantly bragged about how much money he makes as a mixologist. Why does he share a car with his g/f? If he makes so much why doesn't he have a car? WTH??? He should have picked the Mustang anyway :P

2204 days ago
28.

Picard5489    

IS HE FREAKING STUPID?!?!?!?!?!?!? That is a 1969 Camero! He would ahve been riding in style!!!!!

2202 days ago
29.

hahhahahahaha    

i find this hilarious, the whole time memphis thought he was getting this bad ass car and big brother didn't even have the option to give it to him!! ha! esp funny cause he wanted the car!

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