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TBBT Prequel.

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On 11/8/2016 at 0:35 PM, shamyyellow said:

 -- even this season when he revealed why he knocks 3 times. You know, "the first one is traditional; two and three are for people to get their pants on." 

This was an absurd plot point created by the writers that should never have been inserted into an episode. Sheldon has not always knocked three times. In the early episodes he knocked just like everyone else. He didn't begin to do this until the show was well into it's run. It was easy to accept this new behavioral peculiarity as just a new, and amusing, manifestation of his inner strangeness. Then, years later, we get this silly explanation. For it to be believable, Sheldon would have had to done the triple knock since the moment we first met him. 

On 11/25/2016 at 10:50 PM, Lady in Red said:

There is a lot of love between Sheldon and his mother and grandmother. 

I know it was a product of bad writing and less than inspired casting, but I thought Mee-Maw sucked. Didn't like her at all. 

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 For the past 10 seasons we have watched the "Lego" Sheldon have bits and pieces added on to get the Sheldon we have today. How wonderful it would be to see "Lego" Sheldon being made from the ground up. I'm all for the prequel !

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6 hours ago, walnutcowboy said:

 For the past 10 seasons we have watched the "Lego" Sheldon have bits and pieces added on to get the Sheldon we have today. How wonderful it would be to see "Lego" Sheldon being made from the ground up. I'm all for the prequel !

Yeah I'm not interested In Sheldon at all lol. So not interested in seeing Sheldon developing into the jackass we see today :icon_biggrin:. In any case from a ratings stand point. This well most likely flop. Most spinoff/prequels do. I don't see Ratings being strong enough to sustain it. 

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Do you think CBS will announce the spin-off along with confirmation of the 2-season renewal of the original show? Also, is there a chance that the prequel won't become a reality? I know Jim Parsons has said in interviews that they've found their young Sheldon... Is there a possibility that the new show won't resonant with test groups, or CBS will want changes (similar to how TBBT was retooled after the original pilot) that will thwart it from going to series? I'm just wondering if Sheldon will be subjected to the same hurdles any potential new series has to overcome, or if the desire to continue the brand is so high that nothing can stop it from going to network.

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On 11/8/2016 at 0:33 AM, Kathy2611 said:

I'd rather have a Shamy spin-off

I agree.

Also, I don't see how you could have a TBBT prequel, since Sheldon and Leonard didn't meet until 2003, and Penny didn't move in across the hall until September 22nd, 2007.

A prequel about a young Sheldon Cooper yes, but not a prequel about TBBT.

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2 hours ago, Kev0821 said:

Do you think CBS will announce the spin-off along with confirmation of the 2-season renewal of the original show? Also, is there a chance that the prequel won't become a reality? I know Jim Parsons has said in interviews that they've found their young Sheldon... Is there a possibility that the new show won't resonant with test groups, or CBS will want changes (similar to how TBBT was retooled after the original pilot) that will thwart it from going to series? I'm just wondering if Sheldon will be subjected to the same hurdles any potential new series has to overcome, or if the desire to continue the brand is so high that nothing can stop it from going to network.

Casting well be key yes. And Testing groups. I have no desire to watch this at all. Although I'm aware a lot are.

1 hour ago, Stephen Hawking said:

I agree.

Also, I don't see how you could have a TBBT prequel, since Sheldon and Leonard didn't meet until 2003, and Penny didn't move in across the hall until September 22nd, 2007.

A prequel about a young Sheldon Cooper yes, but not a prequel about TBBT.

Could say the same about Shamy seeing they diddnt meet till 2010. If we're talking prequels. If this show has spinoffs I only see this Sheldon show. They could do a TbbT Prequel before Penny moved in. 

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For clarification about how the spinoff (not prequel) came about....an extra from Jim's interview with Willie Geist on the Sunday Today show.

Video in the link....

Jim Parsons reveals the inspiration behind 'Big Bang Theory' spinoff about young Sheldon

http://www.today.com/popculture/jim-parsons-reveals-inspiration-behind-big-bang-theory-spinoff-about-t108068

 

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10 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

Could say the same about Shamy seeing they didn't meet till 2010.

When did I mention a Shamy prequel?

10 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

If this show has spin-offs I only see this Sheldon show.

Why?

A spin-off (ie. a show set after TBBT) could be about any (or all) of the current characters, and indeed, further characters brought in to add to the group, or replace any characters who aren't carried forward into a new show.

10 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

They could do a TbbT Prequel before Penny moved in. 

That's a possibility but, from what we saw in The Staircase Implementation, prior to Penny moving in, Sheldon and Leonard did little more than work and play video games/watch TV.

The Joyce Kim and Elevator destruction have already been covered, in The Staircase Implementation.

Also, aren't the cast a bit too old/mature, to portray themselves 17 years ago?

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16 hours ago, vonmar said:

For clarification about how the spinoff (not prequel) came about....an extra from Jim's interview with Willie Geist on the Sunday Today show.

Video in the link....

Jim Parsons reveals the inspiration behind 'Big Bang Theory' spinoff about young Sheldon

http://www.today.com/popculture/jim-parsons-reveals-inspiration-behind-big-bang-theory-spinoff-about-t108068

 

Thanks for sharing, @vonmar. So, it seems like the push for a spin-off came from Jim's end, mostly. It's interesting to hear that he's not really a fan of spin-offs, either. While I realize that this potential series replicates the brand that WB/CBS want to continue, I can't help but ask myself why they don't just make a Sheldon-esque show about a boy genius. I mean, let's not write a show about Sheldon Cooper. As Jim mentioned, his nephew is very intelligent. Let that be what drives the show, which may help it feel more organic. But, writing it specific to Sheldon could potentially ruin a lot of the original series' cannon. I get the feeling like this could be a live-action version of Jimmy Neutron, so there really isn't a reason why it has to be about young Dr. Cooper. Another issue that I have is that Sheldon went to college at a very young age. Does that mean he had a roommate before Leonard? Would the writers use this potential character to explain why Sheldon treats Leonard the way he does? I just can't imagine that, over the course of 10 seasons, Sheldon wouldn't have mentioned said person, if he existed. Again, before I get all worked-up, I must wait and see how they tackle this. However, it's not something we necessarily need.

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32 minutes ago, Kathy2611 said:

They've already done a show about a boy genius.  Malcolm in the Middle.

Exactly. And that was perfectly casted. Key with the Sheldon Prequel show. Is Casting. Imagine Johnny, Jim, or Kaley not casted. I have just doubts this well all come together. TbbT hit the jackpot. Of A Perfectly casted show, right time slot, right network etc. Finding those ingredients is rare. Sheldon in TbbT, in a comedy sense is funny. Theirs almost a mystery. Ha he is so quirky. Going like TiVo reversing haha. The first time he was tested for being crazy, his first love, His Dad Cheating. Feels like Dark Humor to me. If this does eventuate. I'm willing to watch the first episode. But I don't see it lasting all that long. 

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13 hours ago, Kev0821 said:

Thanks for sharing, @vonmar. So, it seems like the push for a spin-off came from Jim's end, mostly. It's interesting to hear that he's not really a fan of spin-offs, either. While I realize that this potential series replicates the brand that WB/CBS want to continue, I can't help but ask myself why they don't just make a Sheldon-esque show about a boy genius. I mean, let's not write a show about Sheldon Cooper. As Jim mentioned, his nephew is very intelligent. Let that be what drives the show, which may help it feel more organic. But, writing it specific to Sheldon could potentially ruin a lot of the original series' cannon. I get the feeling like this could be a live-action version of Jimmy Neutron, so there really isn't a reason why it has to be about young Dr. Cooper. Another issue that I have is that Sheldon went to college at a very young age. Does that mean he had a roommate before Leonard? Would the writers use this potential character to explain why Sheldon treats Leonard the way he does? I just can't imagine that, over the course of 10 seasons, Sheldon wouldn't have mentioned said person, if he existed. Again, before I get all worked-up, I must wait and see how they tackle this. However, it's not something we necessarily need.

From the few cases I've known, children under sixteen who qualify for admission to university have to have a parent or another adult in loco parentis with them or they can't go. Mary stayed in Germany with Sheldon when he was a visiting professor at fifteen. Sooner or later he'd have been old enough to stay by himself, seventeen or eighteen perhaps, and I'd imagine he must have had room mates from then on or lived in a hall of residence. He was about twenty three when Leonard answered his advert for a room mate. At what age Sheldon ceased to be a student and become an employed academic, they've never said, but it's hard to believe he could have afforded not to share. Even in 4A he once told Leonard he'd live alone if he could afford that apartment without a room mate.  Leonard met a departing room mate when he entered the building to meet Sheldon. Imagine if some of Sheldon's old sharers popped up from time to time and told the others some of the things Sheldon did. That would make for a few laughs.

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Just now, joyceraye said:

 At what age Sheldon ceased to be a student and become an employed academic, they've never said, but it's hard to believe he could have afforded not to share. Even in 4A he once told Leonard he'd live alone if he could afford that apartment without a room mate.  

What's interesting to me is that Sheldon admitted he spends less than 50% of his income.  Since that includes rent, electric, water, possibly gas, food, hobbies, transportation, etc, it's hard to see why he can't afford to live by himself.   He has uncashed checks sitting in his desk.  As he spends less than half his income, he would still have enough as then his rent and other expenses would still be less than 100% of his income.  Especially if he had a one bedroom, as without a roommate, he wouldn't need a two bedroom.   

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13 minutes ago, Tensor said:

What's interesting to me is that Sheldon admitted he spends less than 50% of his income.  Since that includes rent, electric, water, possibly gas, food, hobbies, transportation, etc, it's hard to see why he can't afford to live by himself.   He has uncashed checks sitting in his desk.  As he spends less than half his income, he would still have enough as then his rent and other expenses would still be less than 100% of his income.  Especially if he had a one bedroom, as without a roommate, he wouldn't need a two bedroom.   

The writers are consistently inconsistent.

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1 hour ago, Stephen Hawking said:

We know he did.

 

Yeah, I chose my words poorly. I remembered this roommate... However, I was referring to past roommates, i.e. at universities, study abroad experiences, etc. We don't really know these details.

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I'm not sure if I would want this "Young Sheldon" prequel getting a series order for next season. A TBBT spinoff I'd rather see would focus on Bernadette, and probably Amy.

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I think one of the problems may be that they will be confined by the things that were founded on TBBT. They won't be able to make the people around him accept him too much and they won't be able to have his character develop too much because it would be too much of a contradiction to early TBBT Sheldon and to his efforts to change in later seasons. Personally I prefer a futuristic spin-off with the gang's children, then you can have a bunch of character in their 20's/late teen years who have some characteristics similar to the original gang, they are young so no need to artificially hold them from having families (like they are doing with Lenny) or have them mostly in marriage dynamics (so it can be like early TBBT) and you can take them wherever you want. Plus you can do cool futuristic stuff, TBBT production shine when it comes to funny props.

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From deadline.com

‘Big Bang’ Sheldon Spinoff Inches Closer With Iain Armitage & Zoe Perry Castings

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CBS and Warner Bros. TV are yet to acknowledge the existence of the untitled Sheldon project, but The Big Bang Theory spinoff prequel has been quietly chugging along, casting the two key roles.

Word is that Iain Armitage, currently on HBO’s Big Little Lies, has been cast as Sheldon Cooper, an younger version of the character played by Jim Parsons on the mothership series. And the producers are keeping things as authentic as they can in the genes department by casting Sheldon’s mother, Mary Cooper, with Zoe Perry (ABC’s The Family) whose mother, comedy veteran Lauri Metcalf, plays the part on Big Bang. CBS and WBTV declined comment.

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more: http://deadline.com/2017/03/the-big-bang-theory-sheldon-spinoff-iain-armitage-zoe-perry-cast-1202034391/

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Ha!  I was saying that Laurie Metcalf is the perfect age to play young Sheldon's Meemaw in the prequel.  How delightful that her daughter has been cast as Sheldon's mother.  Keeping it all in the family, in a way.

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Yay! I love the cast for now, I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the idea at first but every time I read more and more about the project sounds much better and now I really want to see it! :) 

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Wasn't the original casting call description for a 12-year-old Sheldon? So, are they making him a little younger? Here's an interesting little piece about ideas of who could play his father: http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-big-bang-theory-spin-off-sheldon-dad/?ftag=TVG_Facebook Chris Klein would be an interesting choice. However, I'm still not sold on the idea of a prequel.

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The very idea of a prequel has always seemed like a rotten idea to me. i don't see how it can be funny. Sheldon was insufferable as a child from what we know and got bullied a lot. And you have to deal with the religious beliefs of his mother, and that could be a landmine for controversy. I just don't like the idea at all and I doubt if I will watch it. If I do I'm afraid i will probably wind up wondering why she never followed up with that specialist.

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4 minutes ago, Kev0821 said:

I'm not sure if this has been posted elsewhere already or not, but we now have a working title... Little Sheldon. Am I the only one that finds it a little cringe-worthy?

http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-big-bang-theory-renewal-prequel-pickup/?ftag=TVG_Facebook

It hasn't been announced as the official title, it's what Les Moonves (CBS chairman-CEO) called the prequel at the conference where he made remarks about TBBT renewal and the general shape of the CBS network.

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