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  1. 29 points
    "The Laureate Accumulation" The gang is watching Campbell/Pemberton on Ellen. Sheldon is just waiting for Ellen to ask them what exactly Super Asymmetry is so the world can see what big frauds they are. Instead, she asks them to sing their Physics song. They get up and perform "Let's Get Physics-al". Penny looks super impressed. Sheldon goes to their hotel to tell the other team they have to hold a press conference to tell the world that Super Asymmetry was his and Amy's idea and that they're frauds. They decline and Kal Penn's character (Campbell) tells Sean Astin (Pemberton) that his wife was not right, and he's not a fraud at all. Sheldon says she was right and they basically slam the door in his face. Guys eating at the cafeteria. Sheldon sees another video that Pemb/Camp have uploaded. Leonard tells him it doesn't matter what they do, no one ever won anything by being nice. Raj says, well Tom Hanks has won tons of awards and he's super nice. Some back and forth on Tom Hanks. Then Siebert comes up and tells Sheldon not to worry about the other team's publicity tour. They ask if he's worried and he fake laughs and says of course not. He's scheduled a reception with a bunch of other Nobel Laureates so they can get the science world on their side. They don't have to worry about being likable if they can get the other scientists to support them. Sheldon asks Siebert, doesn't he think that him and Amy are likable. Siebert says that's what he likes about Sheldon, he asks the difficult questions. Howard and Bernie talk in their living room. Halley is afraid of the dark so Howard goes to talk to her. Bernie overhears him telling Halley that he was scared in space, and he also was wearing a full diaper. Sheldon and Amy talking in their apartment. Amy is reading out list of Nobel laureates invited to the reception. Sheldon winces after each name, because he's somehow insulted or alienated every single one of them. He says he wouldn't have insulted them if he'd have known he'd need them in the future. Amy just looks at him and then he admits that's actually not true. Stuart and Bernie at H/B house. Bernadette is trying to draw a cartoon about Howard in space and Stuart asks her if Halley drew that at school. He offers to illustrate the nighttime story. Says it will be a real change from his usual drawings. Bernie asks what he usually draws, and he awkwardly says, well good night, and hurries off. Leonard and Penny at their apt. Leonard is washing dishes and Penny says she thought he said was going to workout. He says you have your ways of working out and I have mine. Sheldon and Amy come in, asking to borrow some cookie dough. They're going to send the Noble laureates cookies to convince them to come to the reception . Some discussion about how Sheldon didn't mean to insult all of them, he just sometimes misses social cues. Penny says "you don't say" (very funny facial expressions in this scene lol). Sheldon and Amy's apartment, intercut with scenes of the various scientists receiving their cookies. Kip Thorne and George Smoot see they're from Sheldon and throw their's away immediately. Frances Arnold opens her up and says mmm cookies, then sees they're Oatmeal Raisin and throws them away. At the apt Sheldon is checking his email. He excitedly calls Amy over and says look someone has taken the cookies we sent and spelled out Thank You with them. Amy looks and says, that word is not "Thank" Sheldon. Bernie and Howard with Raj at their house. Bernie shows Howard the book with Stuart's illustrations, it's called Frightened Little Astronaut. And a publisher wants to publish it, but they need Howard's permission. Howard says no way and walks out. Raj says maybe they should all it the Bitchy Little Astronaut instead. Leonard and Sheldon at L/P apt. Sheldon feels bad because his past bad behavior is making Amy suffer. Leonard looks surprised and asks Sheldon when he started caring about other people's feelings. Sheldon says, well when Amy was shocked by the Christmas lights (or something like that) and he laughed at her, it was sometime after that. Amy and Penny are in the laundry room and Amy is explaining what Sheldon did to each of the Nobel laureates and why none of them are coming to the reception. Penny is sympathetic but she's like damn, I probably wouldn't come either. Back to L/S, and Sheldon is saying he just has a problem telling when he's gone too far. Leonard says he can help him by saying a code word when he shouldn't say anything. It will be "shut up". Sheldon says that's perfect, since he hears it all the time, and no one will suspect it's their code word. H/B house and Stuart is convincing Howard to agree to the book. Stuart says he could really use this. Howard wants to change everything about the astronaut, including the name, giving him muscles, and having him fight aliens in space. Stuart says so basically you want it to be a superhero astronaut. Howard says yes, that's perfect. Penny and Leonard trying to convince Kip Thorne (maybe, I can't remember which one) to come to the reception. Penny asks him about his work and he's impressed she knows about whatever it was. While Leonard is talking, she quickly googles it, then reads off to him exactly what it is. Penny tells him that Amy is actually really nice, and if you combine her and Sheldon (math!) you get an okay person. Bernie trying to convince Howard to do the book. He doesn't want his kids to know how scared he was in space. Bernie says the book might help some kid who's been scared know that they can overcome it (basically. Melissa had a ton of trouble with this line and had to re-do it 4 or 5 times). Finally she guilts him into it. Howard says she uses guilt expertly, just like a Jewish Mom. The reception is happening. All the Nobel laureates are there and Sheldon and Amy seem to be doing well. Then Pemberton and Campbell show up. They say that George Smoot invited them, they're Facebook friends, and they call him Smooty. Leonard checks in with Sheldon to see if they're alright, and Sheldon says now everyone will find out that the other team have no idea what they're talking about. Shamy go up to Pemb/Camp and quiz them with a really in-depth question about Super Asymmetry. The guys guess the right answer and Shamy are stumped. Pemberton and Campbell then give a speech about how they've felt so accepted since they proved Super Asymmetry and they weren't sure if they would fit in, that sometimes they feel like frauds but everyone has been so great. All the scientists in the room are nodding along and looking impressed. Sheldon wants to say something but Leonard tells him to shut up. Finally Amy has had enough and totally flips out. She screams at them that what they're feeling is called Fraud Syndrome and it's actually because they're true frauds that they're feeling like that. She says her and Sheldon should be the winners because they discovered Super Asymmetry and the other team doesn't even know what it really is. Everyone is looking at her like she's crazy. Sheldon asks Leonard if that's what he looks like when he says something he shouldn't and Leonard says yes, and Sheldon thanks him for stopping him this time. We end on Howard reading The Frightened Little Astronaut to Halley. He's trying to change it, but Bernie catches him. When she leaves, he changes it and tells Halley that he really did fight aliens in space .
  2. 28 points
    I got this from Nicole this morning. If anyone has any questions, PM me and I’ll pass it on. She said she would answer if she remembers. Name: The Paintball Scattering. In addition to the main cast, we have President Siebert, Anu, Denise and a couple of others with small parts. ***This is not scene by scene, just a summary of the episode as a whole.*** Shamy’s paper has been published and it is getting really positive feedback from the science community. Siebert allows Shamy to eat in his private dining room, and tells them there is a lot of press to be done. He wants Amy to do the press and Sheldon to stay out of it. At first, Sheldon understands, but when a website publishes an interview titled “The Neurobiologist Who Revolutionized Physics” he gets very upset and blames Amy for it. They fight through a few scenes, and at one point Amy points out she talks about Sheldon constantly through the interview and “I didn’t write the headline.” Leonard and Penny want to have a paintball game, and throughout the episode they get Shamy, Howadette, Raj/Anu, and Denise/Stuart to join them. (Howard volunteers both him and Bernadette without asking her, because he knows she will be game, “I’ve been pretty annoying lately and she’s gonna want to shoot me.”) There is a comic book store scene that has Raj offering to install a doorbell alarm for Anu (he has one and loves it), and Denise tells Leonard/Penny/Stuart that her roommate is moving out and she hasn’t been able to find a new one wink wink nudge nudge. Penny says to Stuart “you hear that? SHE NEEDS A ROOMMATE” and he either flees to the back of the store or out the door, depending on what take they use. Later, Stuart is telling Howardette and Raj that Denise wasn’t mad, “she said she was fine.” They all know that wording is a bad sign and start consoling him. Raj gets a notification on his phone from Anu’s new doorbell alarm and Bernadette tells him it’s wrong to check it. He says “who is this guy?” and she is interested. They see Anu hug a man and invite him in. At the paintball game, Denise and Penny are captains. Denise picks Leonard first. He is very confused about being picked first for anything. Penny picks Bernadette. I don’t recall who all is on the teams but I think Shamy is on the same team, and so is Raj/Anu. Stuart is picked last but still picked (by Penny, who pretends there are more people to choose from so he feels better about it, but he is still thrilled because sometimes he doesn’t get picked even when there is no one else left). During the game the fighting couples fight more intensely, and Raj makes some smart mouth comments to Anu before revealing he knows she had a guy over. She admits it was her ex, he came to pick up some stuff, and they still talk but she isn’t cheating on Raj. She demands he take the app off his phone, and that she should trust him. He yells “HOW CAN I TRUST YOU I HARDLY KNOW YOU” and they stare at each other. While this is going on, Denise finds Stuart and shoots him about 20 times. Leonard finds Penny peeking out of her team’s base and says “bang, I got you.” She said “why don’t you shoot me then?” he said they are too close together and it will hurt. She says “no it won’t” and shoots him. He is in pain and she still doesn’t believe they are too close so he shoots her and she’s like “oh wow okay that does hurt.” (They’re not fighting, I thought it was kind of an adorable scene in a way.) At one point, Bernadette shoots Howard and he says “ow” and she offers to “kiss it and make it better,” and they go into one of the sheds to have sex. Denise walks in on them when she tries to get the team flag and they throw it out the door to her. Anu storms off, and Raj offers to drive her home but she refuses. Shamy is also leaving and they offer to take her with them. Leonard and Penny find Stuart and he admits he is scared to move too fast and lose Denise. They both kinda give him a pep talk and Leonard at one point basically says he doesn’t think the fear of losing the person important to you ever goes away. That leads to Stuart apologizing to Denise and swearing he’s serious about the relationship, he’s just scared. Denise says she understands and she doesn’t want to mess it up, either. Tag is Shamy giving a joint interview. The interviewer asks Sheldon a question first, and it is one that Siebert had initially warned him might get asked (about the Russian paper). Sheldon tells Amy he’ll wait in the car and runs off, and Amy smiles at the interviewer and turns the microphone back toward herself.
  3. 25 points
    Before the reality of the end settles in in the next few weeks I just wanted to say Thank You to all the members of this forum. You have made my favorite show even more enjoyable with all your observations and debates. As an earlier poster noted, The fun of those late nights, early mornings waiting for taping reports and the kindness of all of those whose shared their taping reports and visits to the set will be missed terribly. You were all so generous and amazing to share those special details with those of us unable to travel to them ourselves. I so appreciate your tireless efforts even when you were waiting all day in line and then writing reports for us even at the expense of sleep. Thank you also to the “keepers” of this forum. Your dedication does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Good health and love to all. Let’s enjoy the end whatever it may bring. ❤️
  4. 25 points
    Spoiler alert: Don't read on if you don't want to know what episode 12 is all about. What a fun night! (Even though the episode wasn't necessarily one of the funniest.) Leonard and Penny’s storyline was a little more on the serious side. Zach and his new wife Marissa (Zach, by the way, is apparently super rich now after selling off his company), ask Leonard to be their sperm donor to help them have a baby. Penny gets upset that Leonard is considering it but in the end decides that since he had no say in her not wanting to have kids, she gets no say in him doing this. Anu is still upset with Raj for what he did in episode 11 (if that hasn’t been spoiled already, I’m happy to do so). The wedding’s off, but Raj, in true Raj style, tries to win her back in “Love, Actually” style. By the end of the episode, in a sweet moment, they decide that they’re going to start dating - start their relationship from the beginning instead of the middle. This show will air on January 10 in the US I was hoping the cast and crew would acknowledge Mayim’s birthday, but no such luck tonight. I still had a blast and am still very sad that this is their last season. And likely the last time I’ll get to see one of their tapings. I’ll always cherish this memory!
  5. 25 points
    The episode is called "The Citation Negation." Leonard researches citations for Sheldon and Amy's paper. He finds a Russian paper that basically discredits super-asymmetry. Bernadette tries to beat Howard and Raj at Fortnite, and recruits help from Denise. I'll work on a longer report. Johnny iced his hand all night, and his face showed he was in pain. The injury wasn't written in.
  6. 24 points
    Here’s a short description of the taping last night. It’s from Nicole, and if there are any questions I can pass them along: Alright so episode is called The Conference Valuation. In addition to the main seven, we have Stuart, Beverly (though that scene isn't going to be filmed until later in the week) and a few one off characters. The A storyline is Penny and Bernadette at a conference for the drug they were working on together. Penny is an amazing saleswoman and the other drug companies take note of that. One rival company offers her a job with them. She (briefly) entertains it because she's flattered, Bernadette is upset at the idea that she might take it, but she turns it down and says she's very happy where she is. B storyline is while Penny and Bernadette are gone, Howard is responsible for the kids (there is a line I really loved where he says he can handle babysitting and Bernadette goes "you're not babysitting, they're your children, you're parenting.)" He has Shamy + Leonard + Raj over for board games, and they end up "doing experiments" on the babies from a book Sheldon found at the bookstore, which includes testing to see which hand is dominant, object permanence, etc. Leonard realizes that this was his entire childhood. We find out later that Amy purposefully had Sheldon find that book and then come over to get him interested in babies. The tag is him admitting he wants kids, but they have to be great in number and be divisible by three so he can do the experiments he wants on them.
  7. 24 points
    Scene 11 Sheldon barges into Siebert's office, telling him what the other scientists are doing, and objecting to them trying to get rid of Amy. Siebert says he agrees and Caltech will fight to get Amy on the Nobel committee. Sheldon stops short, says he was expecting more pushback. Siebert says his job is to take care of Sheldon's academic and personal needs. "Huh," says Sheldon. What do I do with all this nervous energy. Siebert says they have a brand new weight center, go there to work it off. Sheldon asks, where is it? Siebert says it's in the new gymnasium center. Sheldon goes, Where's that?" Siebert gets up to take him to the Scene 12 . Penny is walking up the stairs and she finds Bernadette sitting on the step on the second floor. Penny asks if she's been there long, and Bernadette says, "Long enough for two of your neighbors to ask if I was lost and needed my mommy." Penny says she isn't going to do the job. Bernadette says no problem, she found another salesperson (I don't remember the name, lets call her Peggy) to do the job. Penny is upset, because that woman has been stealing her yogurt. Bernadette says she had to pick her, since Penny didn't want to do the job and besides Peggy is smart because she has a masters. Penny says that she is smarter than Peggy, because she can read Penny on the yogurt. Bernadette says she needed someone who could handle the job, be tough and she didn't want to press Penny, since she didn't want to do it. Penny says it's not that she doesn't want to do it, she's just nervous about doing it....Hey, wait a minute, I know what you're doing. Bernadette goes "Is it working?" Penny goes "Yessssss" and then turned to go up the steps. Bernadette says " does this mean I'll see you Monday?" penny says "Yesssssss" as she turns the corner of the staircase. Bernadette snickers, and says, "I could get her pregnant if I wanted to." Tag Scene Pre taped . Penny has just completed her presentation to the salespeople working for her. As she passed out the folders with all the information in them. She says they have to learn all the information by tomorrow, and one salesman, Peggy, says no one can learn all of the info overnight, besides, do you know everything that's in there? Penny give her a withering look and says, "Do you want to go head to head on this, the winner get the yogurt in the fridge." The other woman looks away, with Bernadette smiling. Then Penny says go ahead and go, learn it. They are still milling around and Penny yells, "I said go learn this, now and everyone be back her in the morning." The other salesmen run off and Bernadette walks up to congratulate Penny and ask, "do you really know all the data in the packet?" Penny start talking to Bernadette in the same tone of voice she yelled at the other salesman. Bernadette says, stop, that tone doesn't work on me." Penny goes, "yeah, I know, sorry." Ok, that's it for the taping. I may wait until tomorrow to give you the rest of the BTS info, I'm tired.
  8. 24 points
    "The Citation Negation" The opening scene takes place in 4B. Sheldon and Amy are discussing how the citations should appear in their paper. Sheldon says in the appendices and wants Amy to do the research. She suggests they have a grad-student do it, but Sheldon doesn't like the idea. Amy then suggests Leonard, but Sheldon is hesitant. It cuts to Sheldon in 4A proclaiming that he's having an affair with Rita, a cafeteria worker. He tells Leonard not to say anything. Penny enters and asks Leonard what was going on. Leonard says that Sheldon was testing him to see if he could keep a secret, but he couldn't tell Penny because he didn't want to "fail" Sheldon's test. The next scene takes place in the cafeteria. Sheldon and Amy approach Leonard sitting at a table. Sheldon says he is not having an affair. Leonard obviously knew better. Amy was upset that Leonard didn't have the desire to reach out to her. She asks him if he thinks Sheldon is desireable to women, and Leonard says, "No." They ask him to research the citations for their paper. He agrees, saying it will be fun for the three of them to do it together. Sheldon reveals that they aren't going to join him. Leonard likes that better. Howard and Raj are at the Wolowitz house playing Fortnite. Raj's avatar does a celebratory dance, and Howard kills him. Then, Howard's character dances. Bernie enters and wants to play. She dies almost instantly. Leonard and Raj go to the university library to research the citations. Raj is spooked by the atmosphere, so they both agree that they'll talk to each other. Raj keeps calling Leonard's name to which he responds. Eventually, Leonard moans and wheezes, distressing Raj. There was too much dust, and Leonard stopped to breath his inhaler. Bernie practices playing Fortnite at her office. Penny does well and implies that Bernie is just stupid. I can't remember the wording... At the university library, Raj and Leonard read articles at a table. Leonard comes across one in Russian and suggests they have Howard translate it. Raj tries to use Google Translate, which generates pure rubbish. He says he understands why it's a free app. Howard translates the article for the guys, minus Sheldon, in the cafeteria. The author says there is no merit to super-asymmetry. Apparently, the article is from the 70s, and not a new idea. Johnny had trouble uttering this Russian name several times. Leonard suggests that they tell Sheldon together, but Raj and Howard want Leonard to do it alone. Bernie goes to the comicbook store and encounters Denise. Stuart was away. There was some back-and-forth about the gals' choices in men. Denise's family had a funeral home, implying Stuart is a corpse. Denise inquires about Bernie's attraction to Howie. Bernie says, "Look at him." Denise offers to teach Bernie how to play Fortnite. One take had Denise showing Bernie a callus on her finger. Another said that she hasn't been in sunlight in forever. Leonard is in the hallway and keeps walking up to and from 4B. He can't seem to get up the courage to knock. Penny comes up the flight of stairs and notices. Leonard fills her in. She encourages him to leave an anonymous tip. Apparently, she tried telling a friend in high school that the girl's boyfriend was cheating on her. It didn't go well. Penny was the other girl and even had a hickie on her neck. The girl gave Penny a blackeye just before prom. They stop talking about her high school years, and Leonard proceeds to knock on the door. Penny says wait until she goes into 4A, clearly wanting to avoid the drama. In the Wolowitz's living room, Denise teaches Bernie how to play the game. Her tactics include insulting Bernie, who gets offended. At one point, she tells her to hit "X," and Bernie doesn't know where the button is. Denise makes fun of her for not knowing her alphabet. Leonard tells Sheldon and Amy about the article. Sheldon is initially shocked. Then, he breaks a white-board and goes crazy with rage, before storming off to the bedroom. There is a bedroom scene between Amy and Sheldon. Amy tries to comfort Sheldon, but he doesn't like her calm rationale. She gets upset about their research being cast aside, and Sheldon decides he doesn't like this reaction either. (I think this scene was here...) Back at the Wolowitz's, Bernie plays Howard and Raj again. She smugly says how bad she is, surely hoping to show them up. She does well at first and impresses Raj, but then Howard kills her. She gets upset and storms off, proclaiming that she makes more money than Howard. Leonard and Penny go to check-in on Amy and Sheldon, who stayed home from work. Both are in their pajamas, eating on the couch depressed. They discuss being wrong about their theory, it being Saturday, and saying the Russian professor's name wrong. Basically, they were wrong three times. Sheldon becomes interested in Leonard and Penny's take-out dinner, so the two leave it for them. The tag finds Penny and Bernie playing Fortnite in 4A. Bernie is happy that she's beating Penny, and squeals in delight. Penny doesn't care at all. She just wants to go to lunch. Leonard enters and Bernie is so happy that she hits the water bottle out of his hand. The second take had water splash out and cover Johnny. Penny says that she'll drive and leaves after Bernie. BTS: - Melissa Rauch was out by her car when my group was about to enter the soundstage. She was putting a birthday bag, for who I assumed to be her daughter, in the car. - Johnny iced his hand all night. When he was seated, his hand was steady and laid on a book, the table, etc. He looked to be in pain. - Wyatt McClure, a.k.a. Billy Sparks from YS, was a VIP. He sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." - Kaley and Johnny thanked the audience. I didn't know if Johnny would or not with his hand, but he still climbed up the railing. - A man proposed to his girlfriend towards the end of the evening. A lot of the crew members were in tears. I'll try to field any questions tomorrow. Sorry if any of this is out of order. There were a ton of scenes, both taped and pre-taped.
  9. 23 points
    Ok so everyone seems to be interested in the leonard story, here's the 30,000 foot view. I wont give a play by play spoiler but it should be enough So, episode opens with The gang on the couch, similar to "olden times" :). They were discussing what movie to go to and where/when to eat dinner. Everyone had an opinion and Leonard did not want to eat late at night. Sheldon argued with him, Leo caved and the entire group told him he as "satisifier", as somone who does whatever anyone else wants to take the least path of resistance. Afterwards, Penny continued to push Leo to see that the group is correct and to start doing what makes him happy, and to not take penny's feelings into account for things he wants to do. So, Penny tells Leo to pick an activitiy, and he struggles with that. He also shows Sheldon the "new strong" Leo and takes a new way to work (or home, or somewhere, I don't remember) which frightens Sheldon. What the real Pivot point of the episode in my opinion was that Leonard feels his job is inadequate, and he is unhappy. He writes a proposal to President Sibert (spelling) about leading up a plasma physics team, and he was not willing to take no for answer even if that meant leaving the university. Penny found out and was rather upset, as any wife would when her husbands job might be in jeopardy and he argues with her about it. In the end, President siebert said no and Leonard walked out. The show ended with Penny discussing what happened with Leonard and it was revealed that after Leonard walked out, Siebert said they didn't want to loose him so gave him a Co-lead position on a different "study" (don't remember what is was about). Leonard was happy with that and that he stood up for himself. My take on this: I feel they could have filmed an alternate ending, where Leonard was NOT offered a different position and come to find out that Leonard is going to leave to go to a different university. IT would be a befitting ending to the show's dynamic, as he would be the first of the 4 to leave the university which could the the "end event". Let me know if what I posted does not make sense.
  10. 22 points
    Sadly, I caught a "Big Bang Bug" of a flu somewhere between my trip there and friday afternoon and I'm still battling it. I'll post a couple of things though: Title: The Plagiarism Schism. Main Plot: Sheldon and Amy discover Pemberton likes to mooch off others' work instead of doing things on his own, but Penny and Leonard take the whistleblowing into their own hands which fails and then goes to Campbell for swift resolution (having been a victim of someone plagiarizing my own work, i didn't agree with how this resolved). Sub Plot: Cheesecake Factory made a final return as Bernie tells Howard that another waitress had a crush on him but that she herself made sure that didn't go any father, and Howard tried to find out hillariously who it was. I was seated in front of Penny's Apartment and the cheesecake factory was way way way off to the side past Sheldon and Leonard's place. Kal Penn and Sean Astin were there. I wish something had been done about the Raj and Anu arc because I was really curious about that. Couple quick anecdotes: Jim Parsons had his lines on cue cards and hid them in the shelf before a scene with him and Mayim. In the scene where Sheldon and Amy talk to the rest of them about what they know, the entire cast did not know some lines had been cut leading to some hilarious confusion! There was also a bit of a fight scene that was pretaped I wish they would have done live. And no one unlocked the 50 or 100 that was in the envelope.
  11. 22 points
    Had a great time, some very funny lines. As we already have all the information I won't repeat it here except for the title: The Confirmation Polarization. Ok, I'm going to give a recap of each scene, where I remember specifics (or can paraphrase) I'll add those. I'm not going to vouch for pinpoint accuracy. Cold Open. Shamy doing a fun with flags episode (don't get too excited, it was very short, basically leading into the episode). Sheldon apologizes for Amy, because she claimed there was never a flag with a purple stripe. Sheldon points out there was, I believe it was Lithuania, a country that had one, and he shows the flag. Amy then apologizes for Sheldon, for having his fly open the entire previous episode. The wanted to take questions, and Sheldon told Amy to take off her glasses, so her password isn't visible. She takes off her glasses, but then can't read the emails. She puts them back on and finds an email from Fermilab (at this Sheldon says that's near Chicago, the Windy City, a good city for flags. Amy says no, it seems two scientists have confirmed their theory. They start going back and forth getting louder and louder saying " We did it." When it gets really loud, there is a cut to the rest of the gang in the hallway, and Penny says, "Awwwww, remember when they only did it on Amy's Birthday." Scene 1 The gang (minus Shamy) are eating. Howard wants to brag on Bernie, but Bernie says he doesn't need to. Everyone shuts up and eats, Bernie looks around and complains no one is asking her about it. Leonard finally asks, and Bernie says her project has passed all the FDA tests. Then the rest ask which project and she keeps saying no (a really funny one was, Penny I think, asked about her eye drops and she said no, they had to re-brand it as some sort of industrial cleaner). Finally she tells them and that it is good luck for Penny, as Bernadette wants Penny to head the sales team for the drug. You can tell Penny is not really enthused about the idea. Penny keeps issuing weak reasons for not doing it, and Bernadette keeps saying things like "That sounds like a yes to me." Finally, Shamy comes rushing in all excited and ask if they all know what happened. Raj says, "You did it." (thinking of sex), and they say "Yes we did" (thinking of their paper). Then Sheldon says "We didn't even know we did it". Howard goes "Wait, what?" Then Amy says, we had to have two professors from Chicago tell us we did it" and Leonard gets this strange look on his face and says, "Wait, what?". Then Jim started explaining about the theory and what led the other two to figure it out. And, he screwed up. So, they restarted, and he screwed up again. He looked at the script, said Ok, and they restarted, and he screwed up again. Someone in the audience went "Awwwwwww", feeling bad for Jim, and Jim said "Don't Awwwww me, I can keep you here all night." and everyone laughed. Then he started again, and screwed up again. He finally gets through it, and after a long sentence of large scientific terms, Penny says "Wait, what?" Scene 2 Later, Penny and Leonard are cleaning up. Leonard mentions it's funny seeing Penny wash dishes. Penny says she knows how to do it, she just get tired and leaves them. Leonard goes, "are you using any soap?" Penny says "Then you do it." Leonard asks Penny about why she didn't take the job offer from Bernadette. Penny says Bernadette is mean, that she can be hard on her subordinates, and Penny doesn't want to have to work that way. Scene 3 Shamy goes to President Siebert's office. The first time they went through it, Joshua Molina (Siebert) rose and opened his arms behind the desk, and said "bring it in" Sheldon said "bring what in?", and Amy explained it was for a hug, and he said "No, don't bring it in." Then Siebert explains that the two scientists would be visiting, and "we" wanted to write up Nobel paperwork. Sheldon asked if he meant "we" indicating him and Amy, or "we" indicating all three of them. Siebert explained Caltech had 38 Nobel laureates and they won, they would be the 39th an 40th. Sheldon wants to be 39, and Amy says it doesn't matter. He agrees it doesn't matter, but then winks at Siebert. There was a rather long pause, then they restarted. This time Molina didn't open his arms until he was around the dest. Mayim laughed and said can we restart. So they restarted and there were a couple of changes (opening his arms later, some minor dialog changes). Then there was another long wait, they restarted and there were some more changes. the one I remember was after Sheldon's "we's", Siebert said "we" or "we" it doesn't matter. Then Amy says "Wheeeeeeeeeee" before continuing. Scene 4 (pretaped) Penny stops by Bernadette's office to tell Bernadette, she talked to her boss and she didn't want to let Penny go, as her area was short. Bernadette offers to call her boss to get her released. Penny says, "You don't have to call her, It's no big deal." Bernadette, "You don't want to work for me?" Penny: "No, it's not that, were just short, darn it. Remember don't call my boss. Bernadette: "Look if you want to work on this with me, I can call her." Penny: "No, I'm like darn it, but you don't have to call. I just don't want to leave her short of salespeople, remember, don't call her. And Penny leaves. To Be continued...
  12. 21 points
    Funny episode tonight. A-plot was the Shamy Nobel laureate situation. No resolution tonight on that front. They're still competing with Dr. Pemberton (Sean Astin) and Dr. Campbell (Kal Penn) for the nomination. They (Pemberton & Campbell) have been doing a publicity tour for support. They even went on Ellen to sing a viral song about physics that they'd posted on YouTube lol. Siebert planned a reception for Sheldon & Amy to drum up some support from other Nobel laureates, but none of them wanted to come because Sheldon has insulted all of them at one point or another. Leonard and Penny eventually convinced them all to come to the reception. B-plot was Howard and Bernie. Basically she wanted to make a nighttime story book for the kids about how Howard overcame his fears in space, called The Frightened Little Astronaut. And she wanted Stuart to illustrate it. Howard wasn't feeling it, but eventually he agreed to it, though he kept trying to change details to make himself look better. Lots of VIPs there tonight. Mayim's Mom as well as Jim's Mom were in the front row. The hype guy jokingly teased Jim's Mom about something (he didn't recognize her at first), then spent the rest of the night apologizing to her lol. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) was there too. He was hanging with Jim in Sheldon's spot after the show. You can tell the cast is savoring these last few eps. Lots of joking around and laughing, lots of hugs after the curtain call. When they came to speak to the audience, it seemed like Kaley was on the verge of tears. I'll do a more detailed taping report tomorrow.
  13. 21 points
    Hi guys, there seem to be no details about the thanksgiving taping, so I’ll fill you in a little. Sorry for not posting earlier. This was due to travelling and illness. To start with I was surprised that everything that had been taped, had already been broadcast. So we got to see 1209 which had already aired before the taping. 1210 is a direct continuation of 1209 “The Citation Negation”. I’ll give you the name of the episode when I am home and have dug out the little program of the show. There are lots of guest stars: Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, Montana Jordon and Christine Baranski. I almost screamed when I read this so my excitement was huge 😊. Sheldon is still upset about the Russian Paper so Amy goes over to Lenny to find out if there is anything she can do that she hasn’t tried yet to cheer him up. Leonard suggests tea but Amy tells him that Sheldon now questions everything and has renamed tea into “leaf soup” 😉 So Leonard gives Amy an old video cassette and VCR with a recording Sheldon had apparently made as a child for himself for an emergency like this. We get to see the first minutes of the tape (Iain speaks) but then the tape changes to a football match his father had taped so the original footage is gone. Sheldon is devastated. Leonard’s mother is video chatted for advice. While Sheldon is in the bedroom Amy continues to watch the video. After a while Sheldon comes out and asks “why are you watching this”? Amy explains that she hoped that there is something left of the recording. It is then when we get to see Lance Barber talking to his football team including Montana. The team had lost horribly so Lance explains that you actually learn more from mistakes than from success (this is actually very sweet). Both Amy and Sheldon are surprised to see his dad on tape. Then Amy begins thinking that they have made a mistake and that the Russian paper could be right but that there are more sides to super asymmetry (sorry, I can’t remember the exact wording). So in the end they are both back on track. There is a little side story where Howard plays “the great Howdini” which is quite funny. I liked this episode a lot because of its depth and the character development. It is also beautifully written and the video tape is an excellent means to bring in the Young Sheldon characters. If you have any questions please ask, I’ll try to answer them.
  14. 20 points
    A few more notes from the taping (sorry I haven't got to it, we had the trip home, then I must have caught something as I've been running a fever and generally feeling like shit). Anyway, I met several people who came to the forum to find how to get tickets. For those who don't remember, the tickets for this episode went up early, like two and a half hours early. The people who found out and put it up here were there. I thanked them, as I probably wouldn't have been able to get tickets if they hadn't been put out early. I met a couple at breakfast who had also checked in here. Johnny and Kaley came up to do their usual thanks to the audience. Johnny was getting all sappy, and started to tear up, and he said he was doing that to get Kaley to cry. It was a bit surreal seeing my ship standing only eight feet away. Before they came up to the railing to talk, there was a young woman from China who was singing Soft Kitty in Chinese (I don't know what dialect) and she had to stop, because they had gotten up on the railing. After they left, Mark Sweet asked her to continue. She said she couldn't, because when Kaley came up to the railing, she had said Hi to the young woman, and she was all flustered. I had to laugh at my wife, when they introduced Mayim, she came running out and my wife said, "They're real." LOL One thing we both noticed, Melissa really does look very small. Yes we know she's short, but it's much more obvious at the taping, than when watching on TV.
  15. 19 points
    Haven't said much yet, just enjoying all the reactions and spreading likes. Just want to say that I thought the finale was great, which was a little surprising considering the less than perfect season. I was especially happy with the Lenny pregnancy. When this forum finally winds down, I will very much miss interacting with my fellow TBBT fans as much as I will miss tuning in to the show week after week. It's been a fun and at times frustrating ride and I wouldn't change it for the world. I found support here through both the Lenny breakup, and my own battle with cancer (closing in on two years cancer free for those who were aware 🙂) and for that last, I am most thankful. That was pretty wordy for me, lol, but this is not good-bye. I plan on sojourning here for at least a little while longer.
  16. 19 points
    Seeing the forum packed with @luminous's posts made me think of the incredible service you're doing and have been doing for us for sooo sooo long, @luminous. I think we all came to expect every video and instagram post will just be there for us in the forum, but this does not mean we should take that for granted. So our dear luminous, THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU THANK YOU X2948476969381849799483
  17. 19 points
    nope, just some piece of meteorite, didn't say anything more about it. OK, here what I can remember .... 😀 The Meteorite Manifestation Bret wants to examine piece of rock from the sky and needs help from Raj and Leonard gets jealous because they do not want to use his laser to cut it. Bernadette and Howards new neighbor builds an illegal balcony with perfect view of their hot tub and installs strong floodlight with a movement sensor underneath …. Here come the spoilers 🙂
  18. 19 points
    Scene 8 Howard, Bernie and Raj are all sitting at the table in the Wolowitz's kitchen. They are talking about Penny working for Bernadette, and Howard points out that pushing her isn't going well. Then there are several conversations about how good Bernadette is in getting people to do what she wants. Raj is trying to figure out what to do about the Anu situation, and Bernadette manipulates him rather easily (Howard looks surprised (sorry I can't remember the exact situation). Bernadette says she changed Howard to the point where ehe wanted to be an astronaut and Raj points out that Howard wanted to be a astronaut when he was young and Bernadette says, yep, that's how good I am. scene 9 The guys are in the cafeteria, Sheldon looking at this iPad, and Raj starts talking about Star Trek Discovery, and Leonard says he's a couple of episodes behind, so Raj stops. Then Leonard asks about the latest Walking Dead, and Howard and Raj both claim to be 2-3 episodes behind, so Leonard shuts up. Then Howard mentions something (I didn't catch it) and again a couple are behind in watching, so Howard shuts up. Then Sheldon shows Leonard the iPad and explains how the other two scientists are going around on a press tour, and how they want to drop Amy off of the Nobel nomination. Raj says something about it being Sheldon and Amy's theory, no one who makes a wrong discovery would become famous. Howard says, you mean like that guy that was trying to get to India and found a new continent, what was they guys name? Raj gives Howard a dirty look dand asks it's, they can't do that, can they? Leonard points out that the Nobel committee tends to like experimentalists better than theoreticians. Sheldon says something like 'are you trying to scare me, like that campfire story about the guy with a hook for a hand?" Kunal screwed up the first word of the scene and they stopped. They restarted, but Johnny said his first work, while Kunal hadn't finished his line. A while later, Jim messed up again, and the quickly corrected it. scene 10. Amy and Sheldon are eating, and Sheldon is tut-tutting for a while and Amy asks what's wrong. Sheldon asks how Amy knows there's something wrong. She says, he's barely touched his dinner and he sounds like a bomb waiting to go off. He then explains what Fermilab is going to do, and what they want Caltech to do. You can tell Amy's upset, but she says that Sheldon should do what they suggest. He says that she wrote the paper with him, and deserves credit. Amy says, no it's his dream, and all that she wants is for him to be happy. (there was a big Awwwwww here). Sheldon then says she has to stay on the nomination, because without her, he wouldn't have been able to make SuperAsymmetry work. (another big awwwwwww, here.). They hug. For the second take, they asked the audience not to say awwwwwww during the scene. They reran it, we stayed quiet and they went on. To be continued...
  19. 19 points
    Scene 5. Sheldon and Amy are at the Athenaeum having lunch. Amy says the last time they were in there, was for their wedding. Sheldon says it has a lot less grandeur without Mark Hamill in it. Amy deadpans, "That's what you said about our honeymoon." Molina brings in the two scientists, (Kal Pen and Sean Astin) and specifically tells them not to try and hug Sheldon. The two explain that they weren't even looking for SuperAsymmetry, They just had some results with Kaons (a subatomic particle that can decay into matter or antimatter violating CP symmetry) and some of their colleagues told them of Shamy's paper. Sheldon is puzzled how they knew that SuperSymmetry would help them with their data problem. They both say they didn't even understand SuperAsymmetry, but it help them with their experiment, and it's made them famous. The two of them looks excited, but Shamy looks stunned. Then Kal Pen's character says "oh hell, I'm going to hug him anyway. So he gets up and hugs Sheldon. While they were doing this scene, Sean Astin screwed up at the same place three or four times. The cameras were off, but the mike picked up his comment that he didn't want to disappoint anyone here. Jim jumped in and said don't worry about it, he disappointed them earlier in the evening (referring to his problems in the first scene). Scene 6 Pre taped. Bernadette called Penny into her office, and tried to get her to agree to head the sales team. Penny tried the "were shorthanded" but Bernadette pointed out she called Penny's boss, and found out that Penny section wasn't short. Bernadette continued pressing Penny, until Penny tells Bernadette she doesn't feel comfortable about taking it. She's didn't graduate from college and all the people who would be working for her have degrees, that she doesn't really know how to handle people, etc. Bernadette talks about how she should know how to handle people, just by watching Bernadette. Penny's not sure, and just then a guy comes in, says "Dr Rostenkowski" and Bernadette goes off on him and he quickly leaves. Penny looks at Bernadette and she shrugs and says, "I love that guy." scene 7 The two scientists are eating in the Athenaeum. Sheldon walks in and they start talking about the Nobel paperwork. The two point out that there can be only three names on the nomination forms. Sheldon leans toward Astin and says, "Are they leaving him (indicating Pen) off the nomination?" Pen says, "No, they are not leaving me off." At that, Sheldon leans toward Pen and says, "Are they leaving him (indicating Astin) off the nomination." "No" says Pen. Astin says, that Fermilab is going to nominate Pen, Astin and Sheldon, because Physicists should be nominated for the Physics prize. They also pointed out that a different set of name on the nomination from Caltech, would be counter productive, as then there would be fighting over which names. So they hoped Sheldon would see it their way. Then they said something to the effect that wasn't Sheldon the type of person who would do anything to get a Nobel?" And Sheldon shouts as he's leaving, "I hope not." To be continued....
  20. 18 points
    Merry Christmas to all members of the forum. 🎅 🎄 ❄️
  21. 18 points
    Merry Christmas to all my TBBT friends! Many blessings to you and your families. 🎅🎄☃️🎁
  22. 17 points
    @spidergirl : Your post brought yet more tears. As we have come to "the end" we will begin to fall away from something that for better or worse has sort of become our online home for TBBT content. We agree; we disagree; we argue; we make-up (and sometimes don't), but we all have something in common: our love for this (as Mrs. Wolowitz would say) furcocktah television show. I just want to say now that I wish every single one of you as we make our exit (whenever we do so) peace, joy, love and happiness!!!
  23. 17 points
    From TV Line Big Bang Theory Retrospective to Air May 16 Following Series Finale CBS is getting more bang out of its Big Bang Theory goodbye buck, slotting a 30-minute retrospective to air the same night as the sitcom’s series finale. Titled Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, the special — hosted by series stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco — will air Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 pm following the one-hour Big Bang closer (8-9 pm) and the Young Sheldon Season 2 finale (9-9:30 pm). Per CBS, Galecki and Cuoco will “lead fans on a trip down memory lane, sharing some of the best-kept backstage secrets and personal memories from the past 12 years. They will reveal their favorite moments playing beloved characters Leonard and Penny, and revisit some of the most memorable stories from “The Big Bang Theory Stage.” In addition, the special will feature a tour of the iconic sets, including Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment” as well as “unforgettable clips and interviews.” As previously reported, the Big Bang cast will also appear on Late Show With Stephen Colbert on May 16. News of the retrospective special comes one day before the Big Bang Theory cast tapes the show’s final episode.
  24. 17 points
    Yes, they showed the D&D episode, which I thought was pretty funny. Here’s a short summary of the plot, though it probably sounds dull without the jokes: Amy and Sheldon are appearing on Wil’s Professor Proton show, and Shatner is there. Sheldon is so excited to meet him that he throws up on him (off screen, of course). When Sheldon goes to apologize to Wil later on, he hears the D&D game going on inside the house. After the guys find out, they all want to go, and they try to get Wheaton to invite them, but he declines. Eventually he does invite Leonard over the phone, insisting that Leonard cannot tell anyone else about it. Leonard goes and has so much fun that he has a hard time hiding his happiness the next day. He can’t resist telling Penny about some of it, and when he realizes that she could not care less about Shatner, he tells her about the rest of it. Penny didn’t care about Shatner or the game itself, but she is very enthused about Joe Manganiello. Amy and Bernadette are equally enthused about Manganiello, particularly for his performance in “Magic Mike”, and the three girls approach Wil wanting an invite to the game as well. Wil is displeased that Leonard didn’t keep things to himself, so he is disinvited. He has found another replacement for his game, which turns out to be the three girls.
  25. 17 points
    I attended yesterday’s taping. I don’t have much time today, but I can answer a few of the above questions, though most of it is just my opinion, any you'll all have to watch the episode to form your own opinions. To me, nothing really contradicted what we already know of Sheldon wanting kids. I think it’s more that he’s never actually interacted with infants or small children, and has shown no interest in doing so with the Wolowitz’ kids or any others. We've only ever seen Sheldon talk about kids in a theoretical, clinical kind of way. So my impression is that this is Amy’s sneaky way to get Sheldon to actually spend some time with babies, and to do so in a way that would be fun for him. And he does have a really great time. He’s thrilled when Michael grabs his finger, and helps Howard with several tasks, all under the guise of it being for science. It’s much the same as Amy has often done things with Sheldon—helping him to take tiny steps towards aspects of life that may be daunting for him, and doing so in a way that he'll enjoy. To make it simpler and for humor, they do sort of refer to it as her tricking him into wanting kids, so it is a little weird, but I think of it more as making the idea of having kids more real to him instead of theoretical, if that makes sense. The Wolowitz' kids aren't shown. There are just infant carriers/car seats on the table facing away from the audience, and you can see the hats that they have on their heads.
  26. 17 points
    Here’s a few more Lenny bits: Leonard and Penny, only had the first part of one scene together, but in my opinion it was very cute. We got them saying I love you and hugging. It was when she was leaving for the conference. There were jokes on his end about being worried she might not come back - since she packed a lot of clothes, which she did because she was nervous- but it wasn't anything serious, just their bantering back and forth that they've been doing over the past few seasons.)
  27. 17 points
    They are all terrific friends to each other, despite their exaggerated flaws and occasional ( there have been 268 episodes and 15/12/9 years of relationships to spread it out) bad behaviour. These individual instances of poor treatment of friends are often overblown examples of things that life long friends in real life experience and forgive and forget, with the odd example that may have gone too far e.g. the behind the back girl stuff re Stephanie and Priya and fantasising about friends girls. The humour staple of this show as I think we can all agree is playful ( sometimes hurtful) put downs, jibes and teasing and cutting observations of each others’ lives. We are IMHO way more sensitive about their treatment of each other than they obviously are. Other than a Penny punch to Howard’s face, a ‘Panty piñata’ showdown, an occasional one episode walkout, a swinging handbag, a Carpark fight, a YouTube punch on, a side kick inspired wrestling match, a public spat at a conference panel, a few pranks and name calls and I’m sure a few others I can’t recall, most of their responses to the daily snark are just just dirty looks, eye rolls and shrugs. But amongst all that - and my wife and friends have put up with smartarse comments from me for decades and let it slide - they have done a lot for each other. Lead insulter that he is, Sheldon has financially supported Penny, given her advice she’s appreciated, supported her when Leonard hasn’t been around. He’s saved Raj from deportation and provided company when Raj has needed. He fought for recognition for Howard on the gyroscope project, gave him emotional support when and after his mum died, and set up a fund for Holly. He clearly respects Bernie and was able to give her something the others couldn’t see with that D&D adventure he made for her. Despite putting Leonard down constantly, he has also been a support in many situations and regardless of what we see ON screen, being in constant contact with someone for 15+ years is a real friendship. Main target though she is, Penny has consistently been a support for Sheldon from Season 1, saved Amy from a life of loneliness while also putting up with a lot of crap from her, even when Priya was around, Penny helped out Leonard and gave him lots of support before they got together. She always drops everything she is doing when her friends need her. Leonard, despite his weaknesses, will do anything for everyone. Despite many setbacks, he was always a shoulder to lean on for Penny in the early years and did more than a parent for Sheldon. He’s often seen as the leader of the group. Despite their faults, Amy and Bernie have been great friends to Penny. I don’t think she would have survived season 4 without them. They have also talked up Leonard to her when required ( and yes also put him down ) and Bernie did help Penny grow up by getting her that job. Howard and Raj are harder to pin down other than just being good guys to hang around with that are less hassle than Sheldon but when required they listen and support. Obviously they are great support to each other as well as Bernadette as they have become the secondary friendship group as support to the Lenny/Shamy main act. My point is, we can all find examples of shitty behaviour as friends, but deep down, despite the the edgier Chuck Lorre show humour that makes them appear far from perfect friends, I think they are just as good friends as the 6 from Friends. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  28. 17 points
    Episode is named "The Meteorite Manifestation" .... taping was real fun. IMHO much more professional than Two and a Half Men for an example. Kutcher and Cryer were forcing the Jokes, especially Kutcher, TBBT cast is doing it extremely professional and still having fun I'll post all sorts of spoilers bit later, wanna eat something first 😀
  29. 17 points
    Happy holidays to everybody! To whom celebrate Christmas, have a happy one. Have fun and stay safe! And Tbbt, you always rock! ♥️
  30. 16 points
    I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and she asked me if BBT was my favourite show ever. I thought for a while - I really loved MASH, Cheers, Seinfeld - then said “ it’s the show I’ve been the most emotionally engaged with and it’s because of the forum I’ve been on for 6 years” I started coming here just for spoilers when I started watching in Season 5 and binge watched 5 seasons in 3 weeks. One day I was drawn in by one particularly passionate post and hit reply and bang - my life changed. I was now watching a show, not just with my wife and kids, who were just casual viewers but with 100s of people who had connections to the show like me. I wasn’t just watching a comedy, I was watching my life played out on TV and that wasn’t just because of the writers but even more because of you guys. We talked about how our lives mirrored Lenny and I connected every part of Leonard and Penny’s story to the history of my marriage. The more we talked about Sheldon’s issues the more I saw his characteristics in me ( not to that extreme but boy am I a Sheldon). We talked about Raj struggling with women and saw me before my wife. We talked about Howard’s,Leonard’s and Sheldon’s relationships with his Mum and I relived how I am with my mum. Every conversation we had I was digging deeper into my life. The show started it off but this place created an emotional connection I never thought I’d have with a TV show. You guys were with me when my Dad died and then I was there when your families lost someone. We mourned the deaths of loved forum members and checked in on the health of others. We woke up to news of hurricanes in Florida and wondered how forum friends were going. When I started planning my trip to US and wanted to see a taping, I was supported by members who didn’t know me but understood my dream and sat at their computers with me on the opposite side of the world helping me fulfill it. I’ve spent just as long on my local football team’s forum and talk a lot of football there. On this forum I’ve talked a lot about life. So different. When it got a bit snarky here a couple of years back I had a break from the negativity and stopped posting but couldn’t resist reading. And when I occasionally hit that reply button just to say I’m still here, the regulars would be so happy to “see” me again. In the end I couldn’t do anything but return to normal transmission and reengage regularly. Saying goodbye to the show was tough last night but they were characters. Saying goodbye to this place will be tough because we’re real people. Maybe the reruns will keep it all going. [emoji1319][emoji16][emoji3590][emoji22] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 16 points
    Oh my word! This is beginning g to sound like jr. high school! “He’s better friends with her than you are”. Yikes. They are all friendly with each other to varying degrees. Johnny and Kaley were in a relationship. Now they’re not. Luckily for us as fans of TBBT, they share a deep friendship. Jim and Mayim respect each other immensely and appear to be good friends. Johnny appeared on Mayim’s television show when they were both teens and have a connection there. Jim and Kaley have a nice friendship as well. Melissa and Bill Prady share aspects of their religion on Instagram with each other at holiday times. We are lucky that as co-workers they all get along. I believe this lends to the longevity of the series. Let’s all embrace that as the days dwindle down....
  32. 16 points
    From TV Line Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Veronica Mars, Big Bang, Supernatural, Gotham, Psych, To All the Boys, TWD and More Question: Big Bang Theory is ending soon and we still haven’t met Howard’s father. Any word on him possibly showing up? —Dina Ausiello: Well, we did ask show boss Chuck Lorre if viewers would meet any unseen relatives before the hitcom fades to black, and he hedged, “Not that I can talk about.”Hmm…. Elsewhere on the Big Bang front, I hear Sheldon and Amy will soon be spending some time in a sensory deprivation lab, and I’m already predicting this will be one of my favorite episodes of the season.
  33. 16 points
    More info from Nicole: the babies are in car seats (since the book suggests doing the experiments when they're in the car, they just did them in the car seats in the living room). They pre-taped one of the scenes where you can see Michael's hand, in the other scenes they have dolls in the car seats (a larger one for Halley) so you can "see" the tops of their heads. As for Sheldon needing to warm to kids, I got the impression it came from his comments in the last few episodes about not caring to be around Howard and Bernadette's babies. ALSO - we get to hear Halley speak!
  34. 16 points
    Hi, my first post here, wasn't aware of these boards until now (never too late). We are going to the taping coming Tuesday, for the first time, so we are very exited!!! We plan to arrive around noon, just to be on the safe side and not miss anything. As I read on last pages spoilers are allowed, will post our experiences when I get time. K.
  35. 16 points
    No. They just left it at Penny telling him he can do whatever he wants. The episode ends before he gives Zach and Marissa an answer. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that WE even get a definitive answer as to whether or not he’ll actually do it.
  36. 15 points
    First off, I want to thank @vonmar, for posting the ratings. Due to a couple of things going back a month or so, and something that happened today, I've spent most of the day in the hospital, getting X-rays and A CAT scan. I may have a slight fracture to my right arm (and I'm right handed), but I can still type, without moving my arm. As for the show, as most of you can imagine, I'm quite happy with the Lenny pregnancy. If, as they said, they were looking at it from early in the season, then I'm puzzled about some of the episodes. As far as the episode 3, I am now of the belief that they expected a 13th season, and 12.03 was a way to not deal with a Lenny pregnancy during this season. The donation episodes were then their attempt to show Penny possibly changing her mind (or more properly think about it) but it was a rather messed up attempt. I think they pushed Sheldon's bad behavior more than necessary, (it's difficult here, as we've seen something close to that kind of behavior from him, even in this season, but it did seem a bit over the top), but the payoff in his speech was nice. I did think the too much change for Sheldon was overdone, as it had been done in 7-24. I also liked Amy's speech.I was disappointed that Raj didn't seem to get the sendoff the others got. Overall, I think they managed to honor several long running bits, and even some things from earlier in the run, while honoring the changes in the characters. There were several flourishes, Sleazy Howard made an appearance, in the Bernie and Penny shower comment. It was nice to see Bernie and Howard's kids, live, and of course the elevator working, was nice (if you watch the scene, until it opens, they never show the elevator, the shots are all close ups on Sheldon and Leonard). I liked the 139.5 hours bit (the number of hours of TBBT that ran), a Penny and Sheldon scene, The tag was perfection for me. The gang sitting on and around the couch, eating, as they have done so many times before. Amy and Sheldon with their Nobel medals, and Leonard rubbing Penny belly, after they kissed were nice touches. And having Bare Naked Ladies do an acoustical version of the theme, with a melancholy bent, was a great way to end it. I wasn't all that thrilled by the YS show, but the tag, with all the young kids was rather nice. The retrospective was what I expected, although panning across the different sets, then having the lights go out was rather emotional for me. One last thing, @Itwasdestined that was a great post, and I'm sure there are a lot of members here who have the same feelings. Thank you for voicing those sentiment so eloquently, very well done sir.
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  38. 15 points
    Aw, thank you. I'd like to extend the THANK YOU to all who provided pictures, gifs, information and news during the last few years. @vonmar, @Kev0821, @Tensor, @veejay, @mirs1, @stardustmelody and many more. Thank you all.
  39. 15 points
  40. 15 points
    From etonline.com Kaley Cuoco Says She's 'Thrilled' With Where Penny Ends Up in 'The Big Bang Theory' Series Finale (Exclusive) video in the link above
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    From TV Line The Big Bang Theory Series Finale: 10 Non-Spoilery, Bittersweet Nuggets I attended Tuesday night’s taping of the Big Bang Theory series finale and all I got was a lousy NDA! Well, that’s not entirely true. Although I did lend my signature to an ironclad non-disclosure agreement, the fine print of said contract does permit me to share both behind-the-scenes observations and super-vague, spoiler-free teases. So let’s get to it. 1. The first half of the hour-long finale was shot last week. The studio audience screened that before witnessing the live taping of the second half. From the vantage point of this longtime fan, the super-sized farewell was an immensely satisfying, consistently hilarious and, at times, refreshingly dark sendoff. 2. Seconds before cameras rolled on the very first scene, a loud burst of laughter erupted off-camera from the producers and crew, prompting Jim Parsons to deadpan, “The show’s over here.” 3. Audible gasps could be heard from the studio audience when [IDENTITY OF SURPRISE CAMEO REDACTED] turned up in the flesh. Full disclosure: One of them was from yours truly. 4. Several long-running storylines were paid off in ways that felt both organic and surprising. 5. Johnny Galecki was so overcome with emotion following the initial cast introductions that two of the show’s makeup artists had to frantically clear the emotional debris from his face before cameras rolled on the cold open. 6. Big Bang co-creator Chuck Lorre, fighting back tears, banged the clapboard and yelled action on the evening’s final scene (but not the episode’s final scene, which was pre-taped). Speaking of the episode’s closing tag… 7. … it was the only part of the finale held back from the studio audience. Hmm… 8. As chronicled in my soon-to-vanish Instagram stories, a pre-taping reception featured Big Bang-themed cocktails and fortune cookies. 9. Addressing the crowd at one point, a verklempt Kaley Cuoco — whose emotionally overcome family was huddled in the back row of the studio audience — reassured the throng of super-fans that “Big Bang Theory will live on in our hearts for the rest of our lives.” 10. The off-camera group hug that followed the episode’s final group scene — as chronicled in Cuoco’s Instagram feed — broke me. It was one of two times I lost it during the taping. The other came during the final bows when a sobbing Melissa Rauch spotted me in the audience and blew me a kiss. And before you ask YES I AM ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN SHE WAS LOOKING AT ME. (You can’t just let me have that, can you?)
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    From metro.co.uk The Big Bang Theory fans crown Leonard and Penny the show’s best couple
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    I agree, we can't have that pesky Leonard just letting himself into 4B any time he feels like it. So rude, using his emergency key and then sleeping on Sheldon and Amy's couch.
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    Sorry I'm answering with a bit of delay. TV really doesn't do her justice. And though some of the pictures in magazines come close, she really is quite stunning in person. I was really impressed with Johnny's transformation into Leonard. He's so relaxed, between scenes, he was talking and joking with those around him, and then they get ready to do the scene, he puts on the glasses and he literally becomes Leonard. Johnny and Kaley were only in the first two scenes together (and just before they talked to us). In between the two scenes, they were in the kitchen talking. They weren't smiling, just looked like a serious conversation. After they scene, Johnny said something to her, and they both laughed. Just before coming up on the railing, they were talking, and both were smiling.
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    Oh, yeah. the sperm episode. At the end, Penny comes back into the apartment. She had talked to Amy and Bernadette and realized that Leonard may want to supply his sperm, because, as Amy says, he's a mammal and wired that way. Penny comes back and finds Leonard thinking about it. She goes into the bathroom and gets the cap of a mouthwash bottle. She says to him, "I'm giving you a sample cup." Leonard says "That's just the top off the mouthwash." Penny says, "I'm making a gesture, are you going to give me problems over it. Leonard says, are you sure you're OK with this?" Penny doesn't say yes or no, just (paraphrased) "You weren't included in the decision I made about not wanting children, so I'm in no position to be included in the decision on whether or not you are going to be a donorI. It goes to black at that point, so it's left unresolved, and we know they actors for Zack and Marisa will be back. They'll resolve it, but just not tonight. It was a bit of a bash Leonard type of episode, with everyone pointing out Leonard's faults, as reasons for wondering why Zack would want Leonard as the donor. Only Zack (and Penny once) pointing out his good qualities. (smart, kind, a really good guy). I have to admit there was a really funny line. Zack points out Leonard doesn't get to have sex with his wife. Penny says, "we should stop there." and then Zack says, "just because I slept with your wife, doesn't mean you get to sleep with mine." and Penny says "and yet you went ahead and said it." Zack's wife is not the smartest thing, but looks like she's a bit ahead of Zack. Yes, I put Pre taped in all the scenes that were pre taped. Yep. If you can remember, you can type it up.
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    Happy Christmas to everyone on the forum. I hope you all have a wonderful day!
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!
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    Some of you asked about Shamy in this episode. Not much to report there. They didn't even have a scene together. All the other characters just provided comic relief to both of the serious plotlines -- Howard and Bernadette for Raj, Sheldon for Leonard, and Amy and Bernadette for Penny.
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    Ok, here are bloopers that Nicole passed along to me, this evening. Again, thank you so much Nicole for the taping information and the bloopers: In the cold open, Leonard is reacting to what Sheldon is saying, and the camera holds on him, and everyone was laughing at his expression, and then we heard someone yell "Johnny" and we realized the pause wasn't in the script and he just forgot it was his line. Also in the cold open, Mayim forgot it was her line, and she was just messing with a food container. Jim looked at her and said "it's your turn," and she jumped and said "wait was I supposed to say something?" At that point Johnny turned to the audience and said "this isn't even real champagne!" (Cold open was Lenny and Shamy celebrating the publication of the paper.) They called cut on a scene early (to rewrite a line) and before the monitors cut out, Joshua Malina looked right into the camera and struck a pose. The pose Malina struck was he put his hand on his hip and jutted it out. It was hilarious. Rati was saying a bit of a lengthy sentence and she slurred two words together and immediately started the line over, they yelled cut and she just threw her hands up and said "yeah that was (something I couldn't make out.)" In that same scene, Kunal had a line (involving a raccoon that was huge from eating his cheese of the month club - something he knows from his doorbell camera) that kept making him laugh and he would look at the monitors and smirk and shake his head. In one group scene they kept on cutting and redoing the same exchange, and once when the monitors were off (this was on a set way off to the side) we hear Kunal over the mic, "should we do better acting?" During the same exchange they were doing over and over, after Kunal asked that, Kevin said something and Melissa started her response immediately (the sympathy for Stuart when he was saying what Denise said when he apologized for running away from her) and Kunal leaned over and was like "you have to wait for the laugh, Melissa!" Kevin and Lauren kept having to repeat a kiss and they kept laughing, first time I thought it was a blooper but they did it each time (this is right at the end of the scene) so I'm still not entirely sure if that was them or the characters. The interviewer at the end said "Dr. Sheldon" instead of Dr. Cooper and she caught it before they did - "So Dr. Sheldon...*throws hands in the air and laughs* Dr. Sheldon." *monitors cut out*
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