Going into Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, we’ll admit that we’re not extremely excited about Keshia Knight Pulliam as a contender to win this season. She’s been a part of several reality shows already, and many of them featured her being booted fairly early on. Take, for example, her being fired on Donald Trump’s The Celebrity Apprentice for failing to call Bill Cosby during a fundraising task. (In 2018 that sentence sounds pretty awful — really wasn’t as much at the time in which it filmed.)
What Pulliam is best known for is playing Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show for more than 150 episodes; beyond that, she also appeared in over 70 episodes of the comedy House of Payne. She’s a sitcom actor who has appeared on the aforementioned Apprentice as well as Splash.
The biggest question that we wonder with Pulliam’s casting is this: What are producers hoping to get out of her? She can be funny, but she’s not exactly a comedian. We also have a hard time imagining that she’s going to start spilling all sorts of tea on The Cosby Show, and we’re not sure if she’s going to be some sort of cutthroat game-player. Yet, we also don’t think that we’re looking at a repeat of her Celebrity Apprentice stint here. She’s not a physical threat, she’s not a huge gameplay threat, and we don’t think any celebrities are going to be overtly threatened by her presence in the house. (We do think that’ll be a thing this season — celebrities who feel threatened that someone else could be the star.)
The best-case scenario for Keshia Knight Pulliam is that she finds a way to keep things fun, avoids fighting, and just serves as a pleasant entry in the house. We don’t really have any expectations for anything more.
The thing we’re most excited about – The Keshia – Brandi Glanville reunion and what that looks like. She may know some of these other contestants but these two were on the same team for that one episode of The Celebrity Apprentice prior to Keshia getting fired. Is this a possible pre-game alliance, or do we make way too much out of them spending three days together in an obnoxious reality show hosted by a future President? (Fun sidebar: Remember Trump’s bragging about his “record” State of the Union ratings? He used to go on conference calls and proclaim his show was #1, even when that wasn’t even close to the case.)
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