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    From The New York Post ‘The Big Bang Theory’ makes history in Washington, DC ‘The Big Bang Theory” ended its run three weeks ago, but will live on in perpetuity — not only in repeats but as part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. “BBT” producer Warner Bros. Television has donated a slew of show-related artifacts from the long-running CBS sitcom to the Smithsonian’s Entertainment Collection, including Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) superhero shirt, Amy Farrah Fowler’s (Mayim Bialik) knee-length skirt and Howard Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) dickie and belt buckle. They’re the most recent additions to the museum’s long laundry list of artifacts from TV shows including “Breaking Bad,” “All in the Family,” “The Walking Dead,” “Barney Miller,” “Star Trek” and “The Joy of Painting” (Bob Ross’ palette and easel). “When we collect our main concern is the preservation of artifacts over time,” says Eric Jentsch, the Smithsonian’s lead curator for entertainment and sports. “We can’t include every show . . . but ‘The Big Bang Theory’ says some things about the differences in perspective on pop culture. It was kind of meta in that way and embraced pop culture in a way other shows haven’t. Those are the kinds of things we hope to relay in our work and exhibits — elements that are essential to understanding American history.” Television artifacts are both donated to and collected by the museum and are exhibited on a rotating basis (the “BBT” collection is expected to be put on display in 2021). “When they come into our collection our guarantee is that we care for them in perpetuity, and because of that we don’t put anything on permanent display because of environmental factors that will degrade [the artifacts],” says Ryan Lintelman, the museum’s entertainment curator. “We have people here called conservators who study material science and make recommendations for how long something can be on display.” Even the most popular collections — including Archie and Edith Bunker’s chairs from “All in the Family” and Fonzie’s leather jacket from “Happy Days” — aren’t always on display. <full article in the link>
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    From Variety Live+7 Ratings for Week of May 13: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Hits 24 Million Viewers The grand finale of “The Big Bang Theory” saw an even greater ratings explosion in delayed viewing. Having registered a stellar 3.1 rating in the key 18-49 demographic in Live+Same Day, the finale grew by 56% to finish with a round 5.0 rating in Live+7. For comparison, “Big Bang” averaged a 3.8 in Live+7 throughout its 12th and final season. In terms of total viewership, the finale saw a 34% bump in delayed, finishing with 24.75 million viewers after it was watched by 18.5 during its live broadcast. The finale’s initial rating was the show’s highest since January, 2018, while the total viewership figure was the highest it produced since September, 2015. “Big Bang Theory” is the first show to end its run as TV’s top series since the final season of “Seinfeld” aired in 1998. <full article in the link>
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    Nah, I want a picture in Leonard's chair.
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    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
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    TBH I am prob going to miss the community around the show, more then the show it self. It really has brought people from all walks of life. Not one person I have ever meet has ever not at least watched one episode of TBBT. I Think that is its legacy, its Diversity.
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    It's been a while not entering the forum! Seeing this super late but I wanted to say thanks ♥️
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    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.
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    Right now it just seems like the summer break, in the fall is when it is going to be real when there are no new episodes.
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    BTW, Happy Birthday skull. Damn you're getting old.
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    Ever since I found out they "wrote against" Lenny having children as a strategy to make it a surprise in the finale, I just don't take Penny not wanting kids seriously. I don't see this position as genuine anymore. The whole thing felt so OOC and against what we've seen prior to it because it was. It wasn't something that stemmed from the character and its experiences, it was something that was dropped on the character due to production interests, even though it didn't fit. If I do try to "fill in the blanks", I'd go with that it's not that Penny genuinely didn't want to have kids but that due to anxieties and feelings of inferiority (we did get glimpses of that from her over the years) she decided to give up on that. Finding out she was pregnant would make it poured out of her and then Leonard would find out. Those kind of feelings are something Leonard knows and understands well, he has battled with them successfully, especially in his quest to be with Penny. He would give her support and understanding, making them stronger than ever (as they seem in the finale).
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    Yes, a plausible, convincing and happy conclusion for our favorite couple. Lenny are deeply in love, happy together and on their way to become parents of smart and beautiful children. This is exactly what I wanted for Lenny when the show would end. And I got it. I'm happy. Really happy.
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    When Leonard met Penny
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    I think there are cultural and generational differences in play here. It has become more common to have children without getting married and marriage does not have the same importance as it used to have. Some people do not want to get married, they don't see a need or don't believe in it. Some of them have children. They may stay together for life, they may have a relationship as good or better than that of a married couple.
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    From Entertainment Tonight's YouTube channel
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    According to the listings on Amazon, Season 12, as well as the complete series, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 12, 2019! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
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    Just pointing out, by their interviews, the writers actually planned for Penny to be pregnant at the finale all along, it wasn't just a bone thrown to fans. In fact, according to Holland, it was this tat made them decide to "write against it", i.e. 12X03. I won't go into my opinion about that strategy, but I wanted to point out the facts as revealed by TPTB.
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    Happy Father‘s Day to all my dear Lenny friends. ❤️
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    Sorta like how they tossed an unrealistic bone to the fan base that was waiting for a Nobel?
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    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
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    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
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    Well said. I can also imagine that various aspects of the now complete series development could be alternatively or even re-evaluated from today's personal perspective. In view of the mostly positive experiences here in this forum, it would certainly be an inspiration for us fans to continue some threads of conversation, no matter in which direction or preference. I myself still find it difficult to give up the end of a now long period of joint refreshing squibblings with a wide range of people from all over the world. 🙂
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    Cheers man 31 I’m aging like a fine wine haha. Going too see Rocketman tonight.
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    I imagine the kid doing it in less than a minute and then looking it her like "Okay, now what?"
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    Just....Perfection. I have so many wonderful memories of this couple as they found themselves as they found each other. One of their greatest strengths is their ability to make each other laugh, to laugh at each other and to laugh together! What a gift!
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    Penny‘s pregnancy brings Leonard and Penny’s story on the show to a plausible and convincing conclusion. Her pregnancy is the last part of this story, that started in the pilot episode, in which Leonard told us that his and Penny’s babies will be smart and beautiful. Things have come full circle.
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    I have to say that for me, the most wonderful and joyous and fantastic thing is how so immensely in love and happy together Penny and Leonard Hofstadter are as our weekly view of their lives comes to an end. Not only in the finale, but over the second half of this season they have been finally portrayed realistically to their ore beings. The couple that was always, always, always meant to be have been written that way! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Happy 39th Birthday, Melissa. 😃 🎂
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    I like The ending in that life just went on for the group. The pregnancy was great and necessary albeit kind of thrown in as a bone to fans. I liked seeing the Wolowitz kids. I was never a fan of the Nobel storyline or its domination of the final season, given that, they handled the finale well enough. Less Sheldon was never going to happen so all in all the finale was pretty good.
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    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).
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    Nicely said. It’s been an experience. And belated best wishes for your birthday. Cheers
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    In the near future, Penny can play this with her own kids she has with Leonard.
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    I've been thinking about this too. After watching the final episodes a few more times I'm left with no doubt that both Penny and Leonard are very happy about having a baby. It's really obvious from their behavior that they are both thrilled and they seem more in love than ever. So that's the good news for me. We also get this little bit when Leonard calls out Sheldon on the plane when he doesn't show any happiness about the pregnancy. Sheldon's response to Leonard is, "I didn't think Penny wanted children." And an angry Leonard back at Sheldon, "Well she didn't and now she does." Like many other Lenny situations in the past, I guess we just have to imagine how this all shook out privately between Penny and Leonard. Wish the writers tried showing us how and why Penny's feelings changed instead of making us feel like they just threw us a bone because they finally paid attention to outraged Lenny fans. The conversation between Penny, Bernie and Amy on the plane could have been used to share Penny's change of heart process. The scene when Leonard asks Penny if Amy was suspicious about Penny needing her dress let out was another lost opportunity for them to elaborate a bit. In the end I have to go with Penny's fear of commitment, fear of change, fear of failure. And I have to go with Leonard finding the right words to soothe her, to calm her and to reassure her and as always, to love her. And I have to go with Penny really hearing him and knowing in her heart that they are a great team who will be great parents, holding hands and doing it together.
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    I always had the feeling that this author of Screenrant was a true friend of the Hofstadter couple. 😉 Big Bang Theory: Penny’s Finale Outfit is a Callback to Series Premiere "Not all fans of The Big Bang Theory are happy with how Penny and Leonard's story ended. Since Penny had spent so much of the season being adamant that she didn't want a baby, her sudden 180 on the topic upon finding out she was pregnant rang false for some. Still, as mundane as seeing Penny wear the same shirt she did the day she met Leonard was, it's a thoughtful reminder of how far they've come as individuals and as a couple in the show."
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