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  1. 9 points
    I just think Raj was sidekick material from the start. Writers were more comfortable attaching him to the others as comic relief or third banana than trying to give him a long term arc to explore relationships. He didn’t have the determination or drive to pursue a woman like Leonard or Howard. He was too busy living in a fantasy world. Plus the writers could never settle on the quintessential Raj once he could talk. He was destined to remain the odd Seventh Character. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 8 points
    Nah, I want a picture in Leonard's chair.
  3. 8 points
    First of Die, that was a great list. As for Yvette, I believe they intended her to be recurring for Raj. However, back in 2014, Molaro, did several interviews, after that episode aired, and when asked, hinted that they didn't think the character was a good fit for the show, which puzzled me. They are the writers, why write a character that wasn't a good fit for the show, which got me thinking (which is dangerous). One thing TPTB were very protective of, was the chemistry of the cast. If they thought an actor was a good fit, and they saw that during the week, they tended to bring them back, even if they were supposed to be a one shot. Melissa and Mayim both were supposed to be one-shots, and they ended up as main cast. Zack was supposed to be a one shot, and he ended up recurring. Melissa was asked the Friday after the table read if she was available for more shows, and they offered Mayim main cast, when she thought her arc had run it course. I bring those up, because I got the impression that it was possibly the actress who maybe didn't mesh with the rest of the cast. This is speculation on my part, but from the interviews, that's what I got. This is not to say she was a bad actress or there was something wrong with her, or she was a diva, none of that. It could simply be TPTB didn't like the interaction or chemistry between her and the cast, and wanting to protect that cast chemistry, simply pulled the plug on her character. Or, they could have decided the character wasn't a good fit, either way, the result was the same. We probably will never know for sure. Emily was introduced the second episode after the appearance of Yvette, about three weeks production time. Now there's a case of bending over backwards to make sure she was available, when they wanted her. Which, in the end, didn't matter as that character also ended up disappearing.
  4. 7 points
    It's been a while not entering the forum! Seeing this super late but I wanted to say thanks ♥️
  5. 7 points
    By the time Lucy ( and Emily and ultimately Anu) came around I think the 3 girl dynamic had been well and truly established as one of the core relationships in the show. We had 3 seasons of the boys relationship ( with Penny the counterbalance ) and then 3 seasons developing the girls relationship ( with some occasional Penny/Bernie stuff introduced in Season 3). Ultimately I just think the writers never wanted to change those two dynamics with a permanent 4th female. Raj’s chances were doomed to fail by the end of season 4 when interestingly another female, Priya, was also driven out of the show, as an outcast of the female triumvirate. Denise as an extra female was able to happen late because while Stuart increasingly became important through the Howardette connection, he was still the optional extra and Denise didn’t always appear with him ( no show at Halloween while they were still trying to force Anu onto us as a cosplayer. ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 7 points
    Penny was the “socially normal” polar opposite female needed to play off and grow the boy nerds, Amy the “socially awkward” female equivalent of the boys who needed to grow up with the help of Penny (and Bernie) and Bernadette was the part scientist/part normal female that sat between Penny and Amy, while also being the mother replacement/catholic opposite for the Jewish boy. Emily didn’t have a role to fill as she was another normal girl with the forced defect of gore fetish that just didn’t gel with the characteristics of the others and the hardcore quilting which Penny and Bernie were never going to appreciate so causing a split for Amy. Lucy’s role as the socially awkward female was already taken by Amy. Clare went nowhere and was just a plot device to kill off Emily in the show. Anu was a last ditch but half hearted attempt to save Raj at the end with a stereotypical arranged Indian relationship that had been done before with Lakshmi. Interestingly, Denise worked for Stuart as the perfect soul mate of 100% comic geek. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 6 points
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  9. 6 points
    From Deadline Hollywood ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sets Added To Warner Bros. Studio Tour Fans of The Big Bang Theory can soon relive their favorite moments from the groundbreaking hit comedy series as part of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Some of the original sets from the show, including apartments 4A and 4B, the infamous elevator and the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria, will be added to the Studio Tour beginning June 28 at Stage 48: Script to Screen. Guests will be transported to Pasadena, California where the show, which wrapped its 12-season run in May, was set. Photo ops will be available including the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous elevator. Fans also can peer into the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria where Leonard, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) often discussed the complexities of life and their relationships, in addition to comic book super powers. The Cafeteria set will also feature original costumes and from the larger cast including Penny, Amy and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). “For twelve seasons and 279 episodes, the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theoryfound their home away from home on these sets on Stage 25,” says Chuck Lorre, co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, “We’re thrilled that Apartment 4A and other Big Bang locales will remind visitors of all the laughter that took place on our show.”
  10. 6 points
    Yeah, while the girls are happy to do cosplay and a bit of D&D, Denise could have been the “voice” of the boys in the girls group, something none of Raj’s harem could add. Imagine redoing the Thor comic scene with Denise involved or the girls arriving at the Doctors Nerd Cave to bring the boys home. A Season 13 with Denise could have been the reverse journey of the boys to Normal Land - the girls heading towards Nerddom. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 6 points
    I'm not disappointed in the final episode but I think that TPTB and the writers could have done a much better season 12 when they knew that it was going to be the last season.
  12. 6 points
    Lucy's crippling shyness was the death of her. For a show all about character growth, the writers never took those steps with Lucy. If they had, she might have been the one for Raj.
  13. 6 points
    They had to finally have been OK with each other. She was at the apartment for dinner, and was evidently part of the girls night movie watching. She also went to Vegas on the party bus (The Empathy Optimization).
  14. 6 points
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  16. 5 points
    Yeah, instead of 1203 showing Penny didn’t want kid, they had her tell Leonard she was pregnant. She would have been due in May, and they could have spent the season with a story here and there about her pregnancy. The caveat, to that would be that Leonard and Penny wouldn’t have been able to make the trip to Sweden.
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  22. 5 points
    Yeah! I'm almost sure this would have been my most popular season.
  23. 5 points
    Raj issues was that tptb didn't want or tried to give his character growth like the rest. Simple as. There is no point in going on about his exes, they were just there as mini plots to make it look like tptb were going somewhere with raj. Little crumbs here and there. It was all a ploy to keep the character from moving forward in any relationship. As seen in the finale. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  24. 5 points
  25. 4 points
    Now I want to go back to WB and do the tour again! I’ve already been Joey on the Friends set. Now I want a picture on Lenny’s “island” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    3 pictures - Jim, Laurie and Todd
  28. 4 points
    (2 pictures)
  29. 3 points
    Yes, penny giving birth followed by her and Leonard watching the Nobel prize ceremony on the internet and Skyping with everyone would have made a lovely finale storyline. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 3 points
    From Gold Derby's You Tube Channel... 'The Big Bang Theory' director Mark Cendrowski, writer Steve Holland chat with Gold Derby's Zach Laws about delivering an 'emotional' series finale.
  31. 3 points
    From TV Line Emmys 2019: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees! JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY WHY HE DESERVES A NOD: He stuck the landing, that’s why. In the CBS sitcom’s 12th and final season, Parsons not only made Sheldon Cooper the insufferable, infuriating, idiosyncratic brainiac that we’d long known and loved, he opened the heart of his emotionally obtuse alter ego wider than ever before. And, as the Nobel Prize winner expressed his affection for his friends with a genuineness that felt at once unprecedented and entirely in character, another victory for his portrayer seemed ever more assured. <slideshow in the link>
  32. 3 points
    The Tony for Best Revival of a Play went to The Boys In The Band. I'm sure Jim Parsons is quite pleased about that.
  33. 3 points
    @Swedish Chef Happy belated hooray to you! 😀
  34. 3 points
    It really was a good awards show--so entertaining James C did a great job
  35. 3 points
    YYYAAAAAAYY!!!!!! so happy for them!!!
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    (2 pictures)
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  39. 3 points
    Lucy definitely could have evolved. She was broken, but so was Raj at that point. They had to make him so pushy and desperate...but then they did that over and over again. Perhaps he was the one who needed the most character growth. I agree with everyone who's said he didn't get it. THIS^^^ If they had done that earlier, it could have been very funny. There's so much they could have done with a geeky girl. Did they realize too late that geeky girls exist? Denise was probably one of the best done side characters they had in the history of the show.
  40. 3 points
    I agree with this. Denise was a very optional extra, and they also did use her at times as a gate to the nerd world for the girls, which I think they could've done more if the show were to continue.
  41. 3 points
    I don't think the issue with Emily was Penny. I think the character just didn't fit in well enough with the gang. I think the one who had the most potential to fit with them (character-wise) was Lucy.
  42. 3 points
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    (3 pictures, 3 videos)
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  47. 2 points
    Jim and Todd at the Tonys... He was not announced as a presenter earlier, so this is a surprise.
  48. 2 points
    Assuming for a moment that is correct, riddle me this. If Leonard had repeatedly visited the Cheesecake Factory, before the show began, how is it he didn't recognise the waitress who had been serving him all that time, when she moved in across the hall?
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    I agree! I'm sure some were disappointed, but not me. I wasn't completely satisfied, but all in all not too bad!
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