Remember how I mentioned that cameras had been set up in every room, except the bathrooms? Even the hamster habitat has one.
Here’s the first footage we caught on the HamCam.
Akira: Maybe you’ve heard of me? Akira Kibo? Rapper? Karaoke star? No? OK. Doesn’t matter.
Akira: I’ve heard of you! Hammy the Hamster. Jokestar Extraordinaire. Dude, you’re legendary!
Akira: So you might be wondering: If I’m somebody that somebody might have heard of–not that you heard of me, but that’s understandable–if I’ve got name-recognition, what could possibly tempt me to sign up for this thing, a boy band?
Akira: I’m all about the dream, baby! And the more impossible the dream, the more I’m about it. You’ve seen these guys, right? They’ve all got heart. Not so much talent. Not experience, not yet anyway. But they got heart. And that’s what it takes to make a dream a reality, amiright?
Joey: Oh, hey there. You awake? I just woke up myself. Feeling kinda peckish, also. How’s the chow?
Never mind! You don’t have to share! They’ve got ice cream downstairs. Want me to bring you a bowl?
Joey: I can’t believe I’m actually here. Just yesterday, I was a bartender, hoping to get discovered. And now. Here. I. Am. Even got my own Instagram account!
Joey: Trying to figure out my image. Joey Crook! S-Boy Rapper! How’s it sound?
Joey: Only problem, I don’t know how to rap.
Joey: But I could learn, right?
Joey: How hard could it be?
Gimme the grime
Gimme the move.
Got the crime
Got the groove.
Got the… uh. What rhymes with crime? Time? Rhyme? Chime?
Err, this is a lot harder than it seems.
Joey: Maybe I should stick to singing. Joey Crook! Lead Singer for the S-Boys!
Joey: Follow that star!
No matter how far!
No matter how paaaaainfuuulll
Sounds my gee-taaaaar!
Joey: Bravo, bravo! Again! Encore!
Joey: That’s it! My destiny. In lights!
Joey: No, seriously. You’ve been a big help.
Rylan: I could hear your little wheel contraption squeaking all the way in the kitchen. You want me to oil that thing for you, little guy?
Rylan: I’m always happy to help!
Unlike some of the folks here.
You know what that creep of a bartender said to me?
“The Village People left town yesterday, dude! Looks like you forgot to shove off with them.”
Rylan: But you think maybe he had a point?
Guess I’m feeling kinda out of place. Maybe I should have stayed in the city. You think I’ve got what it takes?
Rylan: What’s it take to be part of a hit band, anyway?
Can you tell me?
Rylan: Ha. You sure look happy in there, little fella!
Rylan: Kind of enjoying life, are you?
Rylan: And that’s the secret? That’s what you’re trying to tell me?
Rylan: Well. I am here. Guess you’re right. Might as well enjoy it. Thanks, little fella!