Any fans of The Big Bang Theory on CBS?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by lasvidfil, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    I wonder if that is just a way to ensure that all the writers on the show get as much money as possible during the final seasons?
  2. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Can that be right? Isn't it closer to 20 minutes at least?
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  3. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

    Halifax, NS Canada
    Usually it's 22 minutes but when we were watching last week's ep on the PVR last night we both noticed that the show seems shorter than other 1/2 hour shows. Don't know if that's the case or not but it sure does seem that way.
  4. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

    After the first set of commercials, the second set go for at least 3 minutes.
  5. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    The actual running time varies from as low as 19 to 20-21 mins (ie, just the content itself, but including the short title sequence).
  6. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Ok. The last few episodes I thought were pretty good. Am I just being lulled into mediocre taste or does anyone agree?
  7. aforchione

    aforchione Forum Resident

    Englewood, Florida
    I agree the last couple have been better, but that's not really a compliment. I watch out of habit, but for a few years this is a show on autopilot...except for maybe Parsons, they must all know that the party is over once this string ends so they are just phoning it in and sleeping like babies on piles of cash.
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  8. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known

    I took a couple years off but have come back to see a few episodes this year. To my surprise the show has gotten better than where it was in the slump.
  9. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Parsons really doesn't need the show anymore, he's become a regular on Broadway (next year he'll star in a much anticipated revival of "Boys In The Band") where he always garners excellent reviews. Helberg does movies pretty regularly to good notices and Nayyar has done off-Broadway.
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  10. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Last night’s episode wasn’t horrible.
  11. tootull

    tootull John Norman

    Wish they would lose the annoying laugh track.
  12. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

    Atl., Ga, USA
    It's hard to watch it these days. They have a few laughs, but wow is it tired.
  13. utopiarun

    utopiarun "on the road to Utopia"

    Staten Island NY
    I don’t understand why it’s hard to watch. It’s a light silly comedy, it’s lot like they’re trying to remake Citizen Kane. I still enjoy it.
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  14. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I like it as well!
  15. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

    Atl., Ga, USA
    I said that that it's hard (for me) to watch it these days.

    As someone who watched the show for years, I know what is (a light silly comedy) and not (Citizen Kane).

    But my point, having watched it for many years, is that it is not what it once was and that happens to tv shows, especially sitcoms. This is normal. Sadly it's also normal that networks don't often pull the plug before the quality drops.
  16. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    Yet nobody seems to mention "Modern Family" - which reportedly will end in Spring 2019.
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  17. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    My wife just tonight got around to watching the latest episode, I think she said it aired two or three weeks ago. Anyway, between the story and screenplay there were 6 people credited and this is the best they could do? I actually watched it with her, usually I just read or browse online but I watched tonight and she was the one reading. I asked her why and she said it just seemed forced this time ... she said she only finished because she thought I wanted it to. I asked her if she heard me laughing and she said no ...
  18. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    It's chucks fault for not being creative enough with less writers..
    there a lot hangers on .. on there..
    And dragging a good show once into slow death through the desert.
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  19. tomhayes

    tomhayes Forum Resident

    San Diego, Ca
    At least the got Penny into a yoga outfit for 10 seconds the week.

    If they aren't going to let her do funny stuff she can show off the small stomach to big arms triangle thing she has.

  20. chili555

    chili555 Forum Resident

    In sharp contrast to Bernadette’s small arms and big stomach!
  21. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    Side note: I saw Johnny Galecki's in the producer credits of new CBS series "Living Biblically". The actress who played Sheldon's mee-maw (June Squibb) had a bit role, as did Sara Gilbert aka Leslie Winkle.
  22. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    It’s generally not a laugh track, as they film in front of a live audience as much as possible.

    John K.
  23. tootull

    tootull John Norman

    Right! Just wish they would tame the sound levels. Sometimes the level does seem to be better.
  24. aforchione

    aforchione Forum Resident

    Englewood, Florida
    Talk about phoning it in...they don't even try to come up with new Happy Days at the end, just the Fonz saying, "Ehhhh".
  25. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    That's doesn't mean the laughing on the broadcast isn't fake as hell. Every line on the show gets the exact same length and volume of laugh. It sounds unbelievably phony. If that laugh track is real those must be some incredibly well-trained audience members to be able to replicate the exact same sound (and the one required "ooooOOOOO" every time someone implies anything risqué) every single time without variation.

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