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4 minutes ago, wowbagger said:

Big Bang's Little Bang?

The Big Bang Corollary?

The Big Bang Lemma?

The Little Bang Theory?

The Kid With The Two T-Shirts? (requires slightly specialised knowledge, that)

The Original Big Bang :D

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They were pretty excited about it.  Even though he was an unknown, his performance in "Happy Days" showed that he could handle the crazy antic character.  It debuted rather well and was in good shape for the first two  years, after that, the ratings fell and dropped it out of the top 30.   Interestingly, in it's third season, it was in the 8 PM Thursday ABC slot, followed by a new show, staring a then unknown Tom Hanks, in Bosom Buddies.  

 

9 hours ago, wowbagger said:

Big Bang's Little Bang?

The Big Bang Corollary?

The Big Bang Lemma?

The Little Bang Theory?

The Kid With The Two T-Shirts? (requires slightly specialised knowledge, that)

I'm telling you, the show should be know as 

Little Sheldon: Here in Texas.  

Little (S)heldon (H)ere (I)n (T)exas.   

 

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13 hours ago, djsurrey said:

It has the same producers, at least one of the same writers and Jim narrating a story about Sheldon's younger self. Sounds like a spin off to me.

Well, you'd think the majority of TBBT's audience would be interested in a spin-off, but given that none of the original cast members are part of it, except for Jim narrating the story (wow), I can see why most people are rather against the idea. What makes me love TBBT is the whole cast and what makes me love Sheldon is Jim. Both these things are not gonna be present in the same manner, so why would I watch this?

Just because it might have the same producers or writers or some random child actor playing Sheldon, the whole thing still means nothing to me. Not to mention that there will be no room for character development, unless they want to mess with the already known story, and I'm pretty sure they will.

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9 hours ago, Cloud Strife said:

Well, you'd think the majority of TBBT's audience would be interested in a spin-off, but given that none of the original cast members are part of it, except for Jim narrating the story (wow), I can see why most people are rather against the idea. What makes me love TBBT is the whole cast and what makes me love Sheldon is Jim. Both these things are not gonna be present in the same manner, so why would I watch this?

Just because it might have the same producers or writers or some random child actor playing Sheldon, the whole thing still means nothing to me. Not to mention that there will be no room for character development, unless they want to mess with the already known story, and I'm pretty sure they will.

I'm not a die-hard Sheldon fan myself, but I have a few friends and co-workers and acquaintances who are die-hard Sheldon fans, regarding this spin-off, I've asked all of them that whether they would watch it or not, and ALL of them told me NO. 

Like you said in the bold part, they told me they love Sheldon because of Jim Parsons's appearance, because of Jim Parsons's acting skills, etc, etc.

It is he who makes "the annoying Sheldon" enjoyable and loveable. Even though Jim Parsons will be the narrator, it's not the same.

They (and I, TBH) fear the spin-off would rewrite Sheldon's history, and that would be so messed up. 

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5 hours ago, snapepans said:

I'm not a die-hard Sheldon fan myself, but I have a few friends and co-workers and acquaintances who are die-hard Sheldon fans, regarding this spin-off, I've asked all of them that whether they would watch it or not, and ALL of them told me NO. 

Like you said in the bold part, they told me they love Sheldon because of Jim Parsons's appearance, because of Jim Parsons's acting skills, etc, etc.

It is he who makes "the annoying Sheldon" enjoyable and loveable. Even though Jim Parsons will be the narrator, it's not the same.

They (and I, TBH) fear the spin-off would rewrite Sheldon's history, and that would be so messed up. 

Considering how awful much of Sheldon's history - as he remembers it - is, I wouldn't mind if it turns out to be different. If Dr Gallo is getting him to go over his memories and see them from another angle to make him happier, I'll go for that. 

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5 hours ago, snapepans said:

I'm not a die-hard Sheldon fan myself, but I have a few friends and co-workers and acquaintances who are die-hard Sheldon fans, regarding this spin-off, I've asked all of them that whether they would watch it or not, and ALL of them told me NO. 

Like you said in the bold part, they told me they love Sheldon because of Jim Parsons's appearance, because of Jim Parsons's acting skills, etc, etc.

It is he who makes "the annoying Sheldon" enjoyable and loveable. Even though Jim Parsons will be the narrator, it's not the same.

They (and I, TBH) fear the spin-off would rewrite Sheldon's history, and that would be so messed up. 

Hum, I dont believe in that possibility....

They could smooth a bit about some  darker moments Sheldon had been telling about his childhood for they seem more appaling to comedy but the changing the essential about him would be too much, I guess.

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 How different would everyone's opinion be if there had never been a TBBT show to begin with, and there was never a Sheldon ?

 This would just be about a genius kid and his ups and downs of just trying to fit in a world full of morons (in his eyes) and wild chickens.

 Everyone seems to be grading the new show on who Sheldon is going to become and not how he got there. 

 Grade the show on it's own merits and not on what the future becomes.

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8 hours ago, walnutcowboy said:

 How different would everyone's opinion be if there had never been a TBBT show to begin with, and there was never a Sheldon ?

 This would just be about a genius kid and his ups and downs of just trying to fit in a world full of morons (in his eyes) and wild chickens.

 Everyone seems to be grading the new show on who Sheldon is going to become and not how he got there. 

 Grade the show on it's own merits and not on what the future becomes.

Fun fact: this was kinda the original idea. Just a family sitcom with a smart kid living in Texas, roughly inspired by Jim Parsons' cute nephew. Then during brainstorming it turned into "hey, let's make a show about Sheldon's childhood!"

Personally, I would like the original idea better because yes, it being about Sheldon is the reason most people aren't exactly thrilled. If it were about someone else that wouldn't be an issue. Of course some people would probably still hate the idea but you can't please everyone anyway.

Anyway, I'm willing to give this a chance cause the casting choices have been decent from what I can tell, and by making him a bit younger they at least sidestepped some of my plot concerns. But I'm still not particularly eager for the show.

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6 minutes ago, April said:

Fun fact: this was kinda the original idea. Just a family sitcom with a smart kid living in Texas, roughly inspired by Jim Parsons' cute nephew. Then during brainstorming it turned into "hey, let's make a show about Sheldon's childhood!"

Personally, I would like the original idea better because yes, it being about Sheldon is the reason most people aren't exactly thrilled. If it were about someone else that wouldn't be an issue. Of course some people would probably still hate the idea but you can't please everyone anyway.

Anyway, I'm willing to give this a chance cause the casting choices have been decent from what I can tell, and by making him a bit younger they at least sidestepped some of my plot concerns. But I'm still not particularly eager for the show.

The bold part summed up perfectly why I 'm willing to give a try. Not particularly eager for the show either, for the reasons I have posted earlier. However I have started to watch tv shows that I thought I would not pass the pilot, others I thought surely would love the show and I did not even finished to watch the pilot. Indeed the best judgement is to try  and decide if what we feel about it is worth to keep watching it.

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On 3/22/2017 at 11:57 AM, walnutcowboy said:

 How different would everyone's opinion be if there had never been a TBBT show to begin with, and there was never a Sheldon ?

 This would just be about a genius kid and his ups and downs of just trying to fit in a world full of morons (in his eyes) and wild chickens.

 Everyone seems to be grading the new show on who Sheldon is going to become and not how he got there. 

 Grade the show on it's own merits and not on what the future becomes.

But the show is based on who Sheldon is and what he is going to become sooooo.. Unfortunately you cannot get away from these pre conceived notions. 

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 I'm not sure I agree. I think that "LITTLE SHELDON" will be a stand alone show where no BBT knowledge will be needed.

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1 hour ago, walnutcowboy said:

 I'm not sure I agree. I think that "LITTLE SHELDON" will be a stand alone show where no BBT knowledge will be needed.

Imo the spin- offs dont make necessary to the viewer had had to watch the show which it was based on. Usually the premise has the necessary elements for the viewer understand the basic from the show the spin-off was based on. There is a kind of tv show viewers who is not much into all details of things show related they are watching and easily be entertained for what they are watching at moment, as they dont care much what is beyond the show they are following.

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3 minutes ago, spidergirl said:

Imo the spin- offs dont make necessary to the viewer had had to watch the show which it was based on. Usually the premise has the necessary elements for the viewer understand the basic from the show the spin-off was based on. There is a kind of tv show viewers who is not much into all details of things show related they are watching and easily be entertained for what they are watching at moment, as they dont care much what is beyond the show they are following.

I don't know, I think it really depends on the spin off. For example, you can watch NCIS-Los Angeles without knowing anything about NCIS. In the case of Little Sheldon, though, I don't think there will be many viewers deciding to watch just the spin off without having really any connection with the main show. Plus, the premises of the series are heavily connected with what has been already told in TBBT, pretty sure many anecdotes Sheldon said during the years about his childhood will make it to the new show. So, if for example the writers decide to make Sheldon have some friends at school (not saying they will....), even the most distracted fan will realize there's something wrong with it.

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6 hours ago, spidergirl said:

Imo the spin- offs dont make necessary to the viewer had had to watch the show which it was based on. Usually the premise has the necessary elements for the viewer understand the basic from the show the spin-off was based on. There is a kind of tv show viewers who is not much into all details of things show related they are watching and easily be entertained for what they are watching at moment, as they dont care much what is beyond the show they are following.

I agree. I knew hardly anything about Friends when I watched Joey, which I liked and was sorry to see finish. I only watched Cheers because my curiosity was awakened after I'd been into Frasier for years.

6 hours ago, mirs1 said:

I don't know, I think it really depends on the spin off. For example, you can watch NCIS-Los Angeles without knowing anything about NCIS. In the case of Little Sheldon, though, I don't think there will be many viewers deciding to watch just the spin off without having really any connection with the main show. Plus, the premises of the series are heavily connected with what has been already told in TBBT, pretty sure many anecdotes Sheldon said during the years about his childhood will make it to the new show. So, if for example the writers decide to make Sheldon have some friends at school (not saying they will....), even the most distracted fan will realize there's something wrong with it.

Unless Sheldon narrates it in his BBT way while we see something totally different happening ?

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On 3/23/2017 at 11:04 AM, joyceraye said:

I agree. I knew hardly anything about Friends when I watched Joey, which I liked and was sorry to see finish. I only watched Cheers because my curiosity was awakened after I'd been into Frasier for years.

Unless Sheldon narrates it in his BBT way while we see something totally different happening ?

You never heard of Friends? 

Problem with saying Little Sheldon is a stand alone show. Is it really isin't. Malcom in the Middle could be seen as a stand alone show. With Little Sheldon. Alot of the stories and cannon, most likely well be gathered from what Sheldon prefaced in the original show. So it is more about cannon. Like saying Football was big in his family in Texas. OR his parents argued alot when he was younger. What if in the prequel. They are a loving married couple. Be like huh. I agree even the most distracted audience would notice. And Missy his sister. Sheldon say she used to pick on him. What if suddenly she is very nice to Sheldon lol. They really need to correlate Sheldon on TBBT to Little Sheldon in the Prequel. Both shows are connected. 

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1 hour ago, 3ku11 said:

You never heard of Friends? Have you been under a rock the past two decades lol? 

Problem with saying Little Sheldon is a stand alone show. Is it really isin't. Malcom in the Middle could be seen as a stand alone show. With Little Sheldon. Alot of the stories and cannon, most likely well be gathered from what Sheldon prefaced in the original show. So it is more about cannon. Like saying Football was big in his family in Texas. OR his parents argued alot when he was younger. What if in the prequel. They are a loving married couple. Be like huh. I agree even the most distracted audience would notice. And Missy his sister. Sheldon say she used to pick on him. What if suddenly she is very nice to Sheldon lol. They really need to correlate Sheldon on TBBT to Little Sheldon in the Prequel. Both shows are connected. 

 You make what at first seem to be a lot of valid points. However, whenever I listen to my wife and her siblings (of which there are seven) you would think they all came from different families. They all have different memories of the same events. So I'm thinking that at least some actual events that happened to Young Sheldon might be different then the way he remembers them now, even with HIS memory.

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2 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

 I didn't say I'd never heard of  Friends I said, 'I knew hardly anything about Friends when I watched Joey'.

 

6 minutes ago, walnutcowboy said:

 You make what at first seem to be a lot of valid points. However, whenever I listen to my wife and her siblings (of which there are seven) you would think they all came from different families. They all have different memories of the same events. So I'm thinking that at least some actual events that happened to Young Sheldon might be different then the way he remembers them now, even with HIS memory.

My mother was the youngest of six children. I know what you mean about siblings' memories. I think it would be fun to compare Sheldon's view of events with what actually happened. For instance, a children's  entertainer who dressed as Batman might have been booked as a surprise for his birthday party but couldn't make it at the last minute. His parents, not knowing the girls had tipped Sheldon off, didn't tell him. Or, perhaps the fowl that treed Sheldon wasn't a chicken. 

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 Exactly my point JOYCERAYE. No matter how smart the child, their brain/memory works differently than an adults, so things will be remembered differently.

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15 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Or, perhaps the fowl that treed Sheldon wasn't a chicken. 

I like that one. Who knows what pranks his brother or neighbor kids might have pulled on him.

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17 minutes ago, Tensor said:

Can anyone else see his Brother in a chicken suit, chasing Sheldon?  

LOL, Yes! That would still not encourage me to watch this kind of a weird prequel. :scratchhead:

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44 minutes ago, Tensor said:

Can anyone else see his Brother in a chicken suit, chasing Sheldon?  

I thought it might be a goose or something like that but his brother told him it was a chicken. Your suggestion is even better.

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I'll have to watch at least the first episode. Having been a fan of Malcolm in the Middle, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World and Family Ties I can't imagine not giving Young Sheldon at least some chance.

** disclaimer I enjoyed earlier seasons of Boy Meets World when he was still a kid. The later seasons did not seem to work when the same sort of lines came out of a much older face.

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Could be sheldons first love their! Cute kids. This well flop though, guareenteed. Give it 5 episodes. 

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