Mike Boogie, winner of Big Brother 7: All-Stars, was evicted this Thursday on Big Brother 14. He came as a Coach, was dragged in to the game by his fellow Coaches, and was ultimately sent packing at the hands of his own player. Now that’s Big Brother!
I’ll admit I wasn’t a past fan of Boogie, but he definitely brought something to the game this season. It wasn’t always positive, but he never held back and that helped make it more enjoyable for many of us. Everyone season needs a “love to hate” kind of HG.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Boogie on the phone to discuss Ian’s betrayal, his last words to Frank, who he wants to see in the Final 2, and more. Read on to find out what Mike Boogie had to say.
Big Brother Network (BBN): Why did you hold Frank back when he wanted to target Dan earlier in the season?
Mike Boogie Malin: I really truly believed in my heart of hearts that Dan thought we could be a real powerful force together. My idea was to try and make it a threesome [w/ Frank]. Obviously he had Danielle and other people. At the end of the day, Dan just didn’t want Frank around and I was unwilling to bend on that concept. I trusted Dan and I play no fear, no regrets, but obviously there were points in the game where I could have made different decisions. We could have voted out Danielle and Dan when I was still a coach and we didn’t do it. We could have backdoor’d Dan when Frank was HoH. I don’t even know if Dan would have been voted out now that I know they were altogether. Who knows if it even would have worked. Obviously if you don’t win there are always moments you’re going to look back on.
BBN: Your parting words to Frank were, “Ian can’t be trusted.” Knowing what you know now, would you still advise Frank against working with him?
Mike Boogie Malin: I told everybody it’s all fun and games to gang up and have a giant alliance, but when you get out your target you then have to turn on each other. But in the meantime, like what happened apparently, is if the other side gets power, you can fragment and segment the other group. If Frank puts up Dan and Shane, the Danielle is going to be forced to choose. If Shane Vetos and Britney goes up, then Shane will have to choose. That little group that was so happy to get out the great Mike Boogie has a whole new reality this morning, don’t they?
To answer your question more directly, Ian is still possibly someone good to work with. It’s weird, I have to go home and form a whole new opinion [of Ian]. He won HoH after I left. The kid might be a player afterall.
BBN: If Frank and Ian can’t make it to the Final Two, who would you like to see make it there?
Mike Boogie Malin: Dan. I think Dan would totally deserve it. It’s obvious that if Dan sits in the F2 seats with anyone but Frank that he’ll win, but if you really want my pick of someone who might sneak up it’s Danielle. I think Danielle might get there. She might be a classic second-placer, like Porsche or Erika from All-Stars, but I do think Danielle might find her way to one of those Final Two seats.
BBN: What was your favorite experience from this summer?
Mike Boogie Malin: Good question, no one has asked me that yet. Voting out Janelle!
BBN: Was voting out Janelle a personal or strategic decision?
Mike Boogie Malin: It’d typically be strategic, but the way she was bad mouthing me I felt really, really satisfied not only in voting her out but getting all the people together to get her out. That took a lot of work. It saved Frank and it got Janelle. So to me that was the most satisfying.
BBN: Great. Thanks, Boogie.
As a parting “gift” from his fellow HGs, Boogie received some pretty top notch goodbye messages. These were easily some of the best we’ve seen in a long, long time. Here’s that segment from Thursday’s show:
What do you think of Mike’s answers? I was glad to hear him admit they missed chances at getting out Dan and Danielle earlier in the season. He also had great insight to what Frank should be doing right now with his nominations. Boogie offers a smart strategy that Frank doesn’t seem to see or understand with the nominations he’s made.