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Getting Up to Date with Roddy Mancuso from ‘Big Brother 3’by Paris Cosby -- 07/01/2003
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With Big Brother 4 just around the corner, I thought this was a great time to catch up with one of the more controversial houseguests from Big Brother 3, Roddy Mancuso. I know there are at least a few of you out there that are curious as to what Roddy's been up to since BB3 ended. I've included little chat transcripts (between him and I) here and there for you as well.
First of all, I should give you a bit of an understanding as to what Roddy is really like – not the manipulative devil he was made out to be on Big Brother. That may help you understand some of his answers a bit better. He truly is a very funny person. As we were chatting, he was "having an ‘80s explosion" and "dorking out to Depeche Mode" while dancing around his living room. This led to a couple hours of downloading music off the internet, chatting, and me getting into the spirit and listening to Wham and Duran Duran.
Roddy: The greatest ‘80s song ever (next to “The Safety Dance”) is “Kiss You All Over” by Dr. Hook! Beat that!
Paris: “It Takes Two,” but I can't remember who sang it. It sounds like you're having fun!
Roddy: Or, I've lost my mind! But, with Dr. Hook in the air... who can keep sane?
Ahhh, memories of the ‘80s. "Wake me up before you Go-Go, don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo..." Sorry, I got a bit off track there, but I do love Wham! Geez, I'm putting my own dorkiness out on the internet for everyone to see, aren't I? Nothing new there I suppose.
At any rate, the night of the music bonanza, he did mention that people still ask him about Chiara. He said he answers them with, "I'm with Jason now." Always a joker, he is. So, for Roddy fans everywhere, he's flying solo at the moment. He did say, "Chiara is a great girl but no, we're not together." I believe all of the couples from Big Brother 3 have gone their separate ways – including Lisa and Eric. I guess you really can't expect a relationship like that to last for very long anyway, except in rare cases. Personally, I got sick of the two of them (Lisa and Eric) really quickly. They would come on my screen and I would roll my eyes and think, "Yeah, yeah, gag, gag. Enough already!" (Of course, this year they are putting ex-couples together, so who knows where that will lead!)
Okay, back to Roddy! His movie about gambling that was picked up has been put on hold for a while. I'm not exactly sure for how long but he is currently working on a television show. I'm not at liberty to describe it to you but it will be shot partly in Alaska. By the way, if you live in Alaska, Roddy will be up there soon. He loves to travel, especially to Alaska. Every Wednesday, he's over at bestfares.com looking to see which deals he can scoop up. I think it's an obsession because I get messages reminding me to check the site out each week – they update on Wednesdays. I think everyone that knows Roddy knows that bestfares.com updates on Wednesdays.
He's also been dabbling a bit in stand-up comedy. Apparently, it's been something he's been into for quite some time. At first, I was surprised to learn that little fact but it's grown on me. Perhaps he should have tried his luck on Last Comic Standing rather than Big Brother!
Right now, it seems Roddy is all BB'd out. I asked him a few things about the show and he didn't give much of an answer. Frankly, I don't blame him because they really are the same questions over and over again. I'd get sick of them myself. Questions like, "Why was the vote so heavily in favor of Lisa?" and "What happened with Marcellas in the hot tub?" You can't really blame him for getting irritated.
I do, however, have some fun Roddy facts for you! He's a big hockey fan and he wanted Anaheim to win the Stanley Cup this year. I was a little surprised at that considering he's from New Jersey. However, he said no self-respecting Rangers fan could cheer for New Jersey. I don't know, I'm an Oilers fan. I suppose I could equate it to cheering for the Flames. It's one or the other, not both! We talk about hockey a lot. We talk about food a lot too...
Roddy: I'm going to eat salmon for the next five months. I'm going to be made of salmon! BBQ and dill, yesss!!!!!
Paris: Ooooo, I'm a dill freak! I love that stuff! Try mashed potatoes with garlic and dill. Boil the garlic and dill in there with the potatoes.
Roddy: I was thinking of cooking Italian food all day today. I have been so healthy recently, I need some lasagna with red wine and way too much garlic and onion!
Paris: You can never have enough garlic or onion!
I'm actually getting hungry just writing this! Anyway, as for Big Brother 4, Roddy isn't sure whether he'll be tuning in or not. I think curiosity will get the better of him and he'll watch at least a few episodes – even though he's "all realitied out." I'll also be on his case (relentlessly) to write about the new show with me. He's agreed, but we'll see...
And with that, I'll leave you with one last quote from Roddy...
"When I become emperor, pop-up people will all suffer..."
I'm not sure exactly what it means but it was amusing enough to include. Cheers!
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