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Any fans of The Big Bang Theory on CBS?

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

  1. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    Yeah, on many modern sitcoms of the last 20 years, the writers room actually wrote the script, and they decided which among them would get the actual credit each week. They all still got paid as staffers, so nobody went hungry.
     
  2. 93curr

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    The only other Lorre show I (occasionally) watch is 'Mom' and, yeah, that one (at least) also has about four or five credited writers on each episode. I assume it's his way of making sure none of his writers make too much money off any one episode? He does seem to like having a large writers' room, I'll give him that.
     
  3. Squealy

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    Does it work that way?
     
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  4. ACK!

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    And the thing is: She's still young. She's only 33 or 34.
     
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  5. 93curr

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    No, of course not. I'm being facetious.
     
  6. musicfan37

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    I thought the last episode was a nice send off. However, I did find it strange Sheldon’s mom wasn’t included in the trip to Sweden. Amy’s parents could have been included in the audience as well.
     
  7. Squealy

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    It was the series finale. Lorre or one of the other producers said they deliberately didn't have any guests to keep the focus on the main group (the Sarah Michelle Gellar cameo aside). There wasn't really time to work in scenes for Sheldon's mother.

    And as mentioned, Laurie Metcalf is doing eight shows a week on Broadway right now.

    That said, I suppose they could have dropped in a line about her being afraid to fly over the ocean or being prejudiced against Swedes or something.
     
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  8. george nadara

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    Since the final episode of Young Sheldon was connected so well with the final episode of The Big Bang Theory, and no one has mentioned it, at the conclusion of the former Sheldon listens to the Nobel announcement awarded to Jerome Friedman, Henry Kendell, and Richard Taylor, actual physicists who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for, to quote Wikipedia, "their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics."

    Very fine conclusion to The Big Bang Theory, not quite what I expected, but I knew Lorre and staff had a rare opportunity of using a second show, Young Sheldon, with the conclusion.
     
  9. Gary7704

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    My wife mentioned something that never crossed my mind, aside from being able to speak to woman without being drunk, Raj was the only character who's life wasn't changed over the years. Penny got a great job and got married to Leonard, Leonard married the girl of his dreams, Howard went to space and got married,
    Sheldon in the end realized what his friends meant to him and won the Noble Prize. Amy got a make over and married Sheldon. Christ, even Stuart got a girlfriend.
    Raj ended up pretty much the way he started.
     
  10. neo123

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    The end of Young Sheldon episode was a nice tie-in. I thought it was funny when they panned over to all the younger versions of Sheldon's friends one-by-one at their own homes. All the ones who would become PhDs were either studying science or reading, while the ones who did not have a PhD were doing other things. Young Howard (only a Master's degree) was playing video games in front of his TV with his mom yelling at him in the background. Young Penny was doing nothing meaningful when they went to her (I forget what she was actually doing.)
     
  11. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Penny was sleeping and so was Bernadette.
     
  12. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    But, are you being ironic about being facetious regarding your sarcastic remark...?

    :confused:
     
  13. Hymie the Robot

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    Am I the only one who thinks Young Sheldon is a much better show?
     
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  14. Splungeworthy

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    Not holding myself out to be an expert on TBBT (I bailed after season 4), but I had to at least see the finale, and as finales go it was fine. It tied up everything you would have expected, and was surprisingly touching at times. I agree that Raj's arc didn't really do much over 12 years (from what I've read), and that's a shame, but it's also realistic. He started out with problems dealing with women, and ultimately he didn't find a long term relationship that was good for him. That's just the way it is for many of us. What is inescapable is the staying power this show had. The viewing numbers over the years are staggering and never really waned. The fact it lasted this long with the entire cast intact will never be repeated-even Modern Family is ending after season 11.
     
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  15. eddiel

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    I watched all the seasons but if someone asked when a good time to bail would've been it would be after Season 4, so you picked a good time :)

    They never did find much for Raj to do other than go through bad relationships lol I never believed any of them, the last one the least.

    I enjoyed the finale. It closed things off nicely without resorting to having someone move to another country, etc.
     
  16. music4life

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    Perhaps Raj ended up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer...:D
     
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  17. Cerebus

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    It is a very family-oriented show. I think it’s quite good, but different from BBT. It’s made me much more sympathetic to Sheldon’s mother and rarely seen brother.
     
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  18. Bachtoven

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    Nope, I far prefer it. If nothing else, no laugh track!
     
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  19. Silken

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    Sheldon is one of my favorite characters ever, and having watched every episode (although they should have called it a day around season 6 or 7 ) I cried when he (and Amy) found out they won the Nobel Prize. I also cried when he gave the acceptance speech. Oh and when the elevator was finally working. I guess I'm too emotional lol.
     
  20. RoyalScam

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    Well her new first name will be "Mommy," apparently.

    That annoyed me, by the way. Leonard and Penny had made a decision to not have children, which is something many couples choose to do, yet it never gets depicted anywhere on TV. I thought it was a brave choice. So, then, in the very end, they "honor" (the writers' word, not mine) the Penny character by getting her pregnant - after having drunk sex.
     
  21. Keith V

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    I liked it better when it was called The Wonder Years
     
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  22. RoyalScam

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    Nah, Kevin Arnold wasn't on the spectrum.
     
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  23. rmath84

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    I don't watch much network TV since cutting the cord and the laugh track seemed way over the top.

    It's amazing how tiny Simon Helberg is IRL. He looks like a stiff breeze would blow him away. A talented actor none the less.

    I was a big fan of the early seasons and lost interest over time. I didn't buy Sheldon's conversion but I still very much enjoyed the last episode.
     
  24. RobRoyF

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    I watched the ending episode and the finale after sitting out most of Season 12. I quit watching this show regularly last year or so. I liked the final episode overall. I think it was a good ending. Their ending special about the show was alright as well. Even so I do think the BBT probably should have ended a few seasons ago, it was just less funny over time in my opinion. I find Howard to be usually the funniest character.

    BBT was the first broadcast sitcom I watched regularly in 2 decades or so. I generally do not find most sitcoms that funny or entertaining.
     
  25. RobRoyF

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    The laugh track is outdated and rather annoying. I wish fewer sitcoms used it.
     

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