I think it would be hilarious if Zingbot entered the house in a full enviro isolation suit. Please, please, please....they can't take Zingbot away from me. Or the "No Stars!!!" guy... I may have to resign myself to no OTEV though, that is a very elaborate comp set up, which I'm sure takes a lot of people a lot of time to design, mock-up, build, tear down, build again in the backyard, and tear down again in the back yard. There's no way the crew can socially distance through all of that. OTEV is really the only elaborate comp set up I like. The rest is just flashy crap to engage the casual viewer. Other classics such as the slip and slide race, dizzy ballerina bowling, chicken-wire egg transfer, etc. seem to be fairly straight forward set-ups, especially if they forgo some of their trademark "over the topness".
But some of the other endurance comps with the overly elaborate set-ups where they spray the hamsters with crap (wall standing, object hanging) are just dumb and should be sacrificed. NOT sacrifice the endurance, just the elaborate sets. Remember the endurance comp where the hamsters just had to stay on the mattress out in the back yard? No syrup, no feathers, just "sit here until you don't". That went forever, and I remember footage of that one hamster needing to pee badly, but didn't want to wet the bed, so she shoved her bandana into her pants to try and absorb the pee. Dr. Will, as I recall, just calmly pissed himself.
Speaking of OTEV, that was also one comp where they would torture the overall design theme of the season into the OTEV race-to-find-the-answer obstacle course. Some--like the overall camping theme last year--were less tortured than others. Can anybody tell me what the overall house theme is this year? I've looked at various still photos of parts of the house, and there doesn't seem to be a theme, other than "Big Brother" the TV show, not "Big Brother" the all-knowing, all-seeing, harsh master. (Who is not at all harsh and has been letting the hamsters slack big time lately.)