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  1. 22 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.
  2. 14 points
    Can't say I see that. Penny is all over the place. Whatever they need in a given episode. Leonard is kind of the anchor that everyone buzzes around. The straight man. I don't see any of these characters are deep or fully realized. They are all cartoonish. Someplace between Peanuts and Muppets.
  3. 13 points
    It was a major bucket list item for my wife and I and we had been trying for tickets since the start of the taping season. We had a great time, both at the taping and with a mini getaway in LA and Malibu!
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  6. 9 points
    Ahh.. yes there were a few flubs but only one really noteworthy. Sheldon and Leonard were "driving" and Johnny messed up his line, which had the audience in hysterics. Jim Parsons Turned to the audience and said "When you F*** up at work does everyone laugh at you??" and then he turned to Johnny and did a "golf clap" to him. Was great
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    Leonard and Penny in a promotional photo for episode 12.18 "The Laureate Accumulation" Source ...and Penny Source
  9. 9 points
    To all: I wanted to post some information and my experience regarding the show Tapings.I attended the 3/19 taping. My wife and I were #27 and #28. They only brought 50 Regular ticket holders back that I am 100% aware of. They basically said that standby folks most likely will not get in. There were a boatload of VIP's, many from the ellen show again (as they showed the previous weeks taping which Ellen guest starred in). There were a LOT of friends and family of the cast and crew there. I did get the chance to talk with a few Audiences Unlimited folks and they echoed that moving forward, A guaranteed ticket will be more like a standby. Their advice was get there EARLY even with a guaranteed ticket. We arrived at 1:30. About the taping: They said this was the 275th episode taping, which ties the series with Cheers. Once they pass them, they will be the longest running Sitcom ever on TV. They also said it was a special occasion as they had multiple camera's set up to tape the audience as well as camera crews interviewing guests who where getting in. We were chosen to be interviewed and the overall message was what TBBT meant to my wife and I, and what we wanted to say to the cast and crew. Bittersweet as they mentioned it will be played for them at the series finale parties or something like that and may end up on the final season DVD. When I asked why they didn't do it at a later taping, they said they wanted the true fans that didn't live local and had a story about how they came to see the show which would not be available because the remaining tapings were going to be primarily VIP. We were ushered back, as expected as very well explained throughout the forum. What we were not prepared for was the Time/distance/wait between parking structure and the studio. It was not a really big deal but my wife does have a bad knee which requires some forethought for those types of walks but seeing she was semi prepared, not a big deal. **Note** I think we say Kaley Cuoco driving her ML350 with License plate Amimlvr. Looked like her and I thought I saw her car/plate picture on a forum someplace. Not a big deal but was neat. We saw a bunch of other cast/crew cars, including what we thought was Will Wheaton's car, vanity plate ITISWL. The studio has such an energy about it. Not to mention it was built in the 1930's and it was just amazing to see how many times that building was transformed for whatever magic they needed to make. They have a plaque on the building showcasing all the movies and TV shows filmed there. The place also had the typical "old building smell" (not horrible or anything but was part of the experience). You are security screened twice before you are seated. The MC was energetic, somewhat funny, and did his job well. Pizza was cold, Had potential if they knew about the invention of salt. There was a Scene where Sheldon and Leonard were driving a car, and Johnny flubbed up his lines and everyone died laughing. Jim said to the audience "When you F**** up at work does everyone laugh at you?!?!!" (jokingly of course). It was rather funny. Spoilers about the taping moved to the season 12 discussion thread, here. My Overall: I am a longtime viewer of the show and for myself and my wife, was a big part of our married life. I personally identified with many, if not all of the characters throughout the 12 years and in my mind, those characters were living, breathing people living in Pasadena that I was actually going to meet. (Not Logically, mind you but it felt that way because of my connection to the characters/show). Seeing the show being taped was an AWESOME experience, and everyone was so professional... but you do see that they are characters and that once They yell cut, the actors go from Leonard, Penny, and Sheldon, to Johnny, Kaley, and Jim very clearly. It popped my TV bubble a little bit, but I needed that. To see the "magic" of TV happen and to see what these individuals do to prepare for each scene is nothing short of amazing and really mimics many of the things I do in my own life before I have to present or speak so it helped me to realize "this is their job" and these characters only exist because of the writers, crew, and actors. Id do it again in a heartbeat but im glad I didn't and couldn't If I wanted to. This was a bucket list, once in a lifetime thing for us and it would just dilute the experience if it was just "easily available" Thank you again to EVERYONE on this forum. The information posted was exactly what I needed to make this happen. From the Informational first post on the what, what, where, and why to the experiences and stories of everyone. I hope TBBT ends with a story that leaves us fulfilled.
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    Hello Shamy fellows! I have just watched 12x17 and I had to share here some thoughts about it. I know many might disagree about the Sheldon experiences with Holowitz children but I thought they fitted with Sheldon character and at same time they seemed realistic for a potencial Sheldon father role in upcoming episodes. By the way I have read it may not be possible Amy being pregnant at moment because if it was true, she would tell it to Sheldon by the end of the episode... However that mix of mischivious and melted look from Amy to her husband... I m not sure at all she wasnt, hehe. Maybe I am wrong but I loved the feeling of my Shamy could become parents sooner than I thought they could...couldnt help my Shamy heart!
  14. 9 points
    (JMO, But if you are not in Love with someone, you don’t become so completely sad at their leaving and as overjoyed at their return as Miss Penny is here. #PennyLovedLeonardNearlyFromTheStart)
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  16. 8 points
    I still want to see them coming back to the building for the reunion, only Stuart is not stood up. He is just the first one there, and then the others all arrive.
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    A gif for #flashbackfriday For her husband's eyes only
  19. 8 points
    I think the conversation with Siebert is supposed to be an over-correction by Leonard, as is common in comedies. I agree that they just arbitrarily decide someone is happy or unhappy with their job, then again they also arbitrairily decide someone suddenly doesn't want kids so I don't look for believability or something close to realism there anymore. (Also, Leonard goes straight to the president of the university? Yeah right...)
  20. 8 points
    Promotional pictures for episode 12.18 "The Laureate Accumulation" are up on CBS Press Express. (geo-blocked) cbspressexpress.com
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    I know that everybody has their own or similar ideas of when this happened. I think that unknowningly there has been a lot of progress with Penny but it takes her some time to catch up. I always see season 1 and 2 as that period of attraction and confusion for Penny. Because here is a group of men that does not conform to the men she has encountered, but only that, there is one guy from the group that she connects with: Leonard. The cat's alive was proof of what she has always needed to date someone, attraction, but she was still coming to terms. It was no until he left for months that she could feel the absence of Leonard and she took a leap of faith. But the first time they break up is evidence, at least for me, of her indecision, and that had to do with hurting Leonard. She still could not define her feelings. I do think the moment she knew that she did not want him to leave, that was the first spark of love. But with Penny it takes time. It took her a long time to say "I love you" and then she acknowledged it, but that was season 6! But the real moment, at least for me as a fan, happened off screen. I really believe that the first moment she started to save everything Leonard had done for her, that's when it was love for her. That first moment she saved the snowflake, the letter from their first time together, the plane tickets, and all those other wonderful memories.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    From metro.co.uk The Big Bang Theory producer confirms which three characters have changed the most ahead of sitcom finale
  26. 8 points
    Tank and Blueberry
  27. 8 points
    I think she discovered she had very deep feelings for him in the Hamburger Postulate when he was with Leslie Winkle. The huge smile on her face as she walked away from his and Sheldon’s table when she learned Leslie and Leonard would not be together (coupled with her “good for him. Good for Leonard.”) was a huge game changer. However, I think the moment she let herself know she loved him was one of Penny’s only solo moments and a great piece of acting on KC’s part. The moment on the other side of that door at the end of Season 2: The Monopolar Expedition. She told herself (and us) that she loved him by the sadness she felt at the thought of him leaving; of him being away for four months. Everything afterward by her to the contrary was just hiding from that truth.
  28. 8 points
    “It means I wish you weren’t going” becomes “oh god! I’m so happy you’re back!” (Don’t you just love the way she launches herself at him???)
  29. 7 points
    There was an interesting article on Screen Rant about how the show might end for Sheldon. It discussed the fortune teller way back when Penny took him. The fortune teller said everything will come in to place when you commit to the girl. It suggests the Nobel Prize and possible child all thanks to Amy coming into his life. I would like to see a flash forward to them getting the Nobel years out. With teenage kids.
  30. 7 points
    This is a great picture. 😍 TEAM HOFSTADTER 👩‍❤️‍👨
  31. 7 points
    Thank you for your positive and optimistic outlook when it comes to Lenny. I agree with you. Great things will happen for our favorite couple. By the way, I will have a viewing party with family and friends on the evening the final episode will be aired. We'll start the evening with playing the BBT Trivial Pursuit game, and after that we will play the BBT Monopoly. ...and then we will watch the finale.
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    Awwww I just love them here!! Power couple ❤️😍
  34. 7 points
    This is what Kaley said about the finale: "We were told that we're actually going to pre-shoot the whole thing. So we'll have shot it, and then we will have an audience taping. [...] We're gonna still do the audience, but we will have taped it and shot it beforehand." https://www.eonline.com/shows/daily_pop/videos/285804/kaley-cuoco-ready-to-cry-taping-big-bang-theory-finale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLvAmVO4Qu0 (The YT video is geo-blocked)
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    I had no problem with his statement in general, that women don't have to have children to be fulfilled, the problems relate to dropping this on these specific character, the timing of doing so and what had been previously shown.
  39. 7 points
    <This is long and not really about the show so if the issue is not of interest to you just skip this post> Very disappointed at Kaplan with this: https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/16/big-bang-theory-producer-explains-sheldon-coopers-lack-social-skills-wont-ever-labelled-8914549/ The man is highly intelligent, but he clearly doesn't know what he's talkong about when it comes to diagnosis in the mental health field. He shouldn't be talking this way about something he clearly lacks knowledge about. Kaplan seems to think there's a profession called "diagnostician", and what that person does is just applying diagnoses to people for them to get payments from insurance companies or something like that. Umm... What? There may be cases where people go to meet a psychiatrist or a psychologist to get officially diagnosed so they could get the support they desrve from inssurance companies but that is not where it ends, at least not the way it is supposed to end (you cannot make an adult person who's not a danger to themselves or others go to treatment so yes, in some cases it may end there because that's what the person chose). In some cases it also doesn't start there, the person may have been sent to that professional by someone who had raised concerns and is not allowed to diagnose or is not sure about the diagnosis. So let's clear some things out: A dignosis is a means to guide treatment. It is not the entire story, it is not the only thing that defines a person to mental health professionals, and itbis not the entire treatment plan. It just sets a certain direction. The professional who makes a diagnosis, that would be a psychologist or a psychiatrist (not sure if there are other professionals legally allowed to do that and maybe it's different in different countries), also won't just print out a paper with a label and that's it. There will be an assessment, more or less comprehensive, and various details abojt the person and their surroundings will be taken into consideration. If treatment, either by medicine and or psychological, is to start then the treating professional will make a more comprehensive, thourough assessment and devise a(n ever updating) treatment plan. If it is a psychodiagnostic assessment then again there will be a more comprehensive and through assessment and it will include some tests and end in a report that tries to convey an undertanding of the person and make reccommendations accordingly. In both cases the professional will try to understand the story of the specific person and make suggestions slecifically tailored for that person. (To clarify, there won't always be an inital assessment leading to a more thorough one, that's just in case there's a prior more ad-hock meeting.) So no, dear Kaplan, these "diagnosticians" you're talking about are not so different than you writers trying to tell a chatacter's story. They don't just label and that's it. They try to understand a person's story (in a way that's deeper than what TBBT writers do), while also applying a label that helps guide their treatment and get the person what they deserve (if there is something they deserve). I can understand the writer's reasons to not diagnose Sheldon, including Kaplan's feelings about it not beloging with what he does. That's fine, that's how he feels. But, he shouldn't be spreading misinformation, especially the kind of misinformation that may lead people who need professional help to avoid seeking for it (not saying this specific article has high chances to do that to many people, I assume it won't reach many people, but I'm talking about the kind of things he said in a more general way). Also, Kaplan is making a generalisation that is just not true. He says "diagnosticians" and writers speak in "different registers" and makes it seem like a diagnosis cannot work in a comedy. However, there are writers out there doing marvellous job with mental health diagnoses on their shows. "Crazy Ex Girlfriend" is an outstanding example. They included a diagnosis in a way that is sensitive, realistic and multi-faceted. They also showed how a diagnosis can help in finding an appropriate treatment and enhance self understanding and feelings of belonging and being understood. And it resonates with people who deal with mental disorders, there are very touching posts and comments in a Facebook fan group I'm at. So I guess what I'm saying is, Kaplan, speak about what you know and speak for yourself and it would refer, probably (I don't know all mental health professionals and what each of them calls themselves), to psychodiagnostic(/psychodidactic) diagnosis, which is a full process, not just labelling. /rant over *ETA: To clarify, one may describe themselves as a diagnostician but that's not their profession, it's a job description.
  40. 7 points
    The way she looks at him. 😍 Yes, that's LOVE! ❤️
  41. 7 points
    Amy doesn't want Sheldon to be one of those men (if they still exist ) who take no interest in their children until they are walking around saying, 'Daddy' and showing an interest in trains. She won't want to be landed with all the work. Practising on someone else's children first is very much typical of both of them. Sneaky but Shamy. 'Me likey'.
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  43. 6 points
    Talking about throwbacks. When Lenny reconciled in the 150th episode. In my Top 5 Fav Tbbt episodes. The Recombination Hypothesis. Foreshadowed the rest of the series. Always loved the beautiful framing of when they first meet in the pilot. And in this episode mirroring that.
  44. 6 points
    The following was reported by insomniak, in the "Information to Attend a Taping" thread. It was moved here as that is not a spoiler thread. **MILD SPOILER ALERT** So, as for the episode, I will not give out a full Play by Play on what we watched, but will give an overview.. Previous taping. - Story continues in regard to Sheldon and Amy's Nobel prize, No finalization there. There was a personality switch between 2 main characters which was foreseeable within the subtext of the episode but was needed. There was also a rather "back to the shows roots" story involving Howard, Raj, and Bernadette which I found funny and reminiscent. No real shockers or reveals with Leonard or Penny. The taping we saw: Show took again a "back to its roots" Format, which I really enjoyed. Felt more like a season 3-5 episode than the current season's wind down. Leonard and Raj are the 2 main story points in this episode. The group confronts Leonard about an issue that should have been addressed seasons ago so we could have seen more organic growth but it is relevant to cleanly breaking the series. It's a good character development move for Leonard which could be the basis of the series finale IF they decided to develop it more. In WHAT WE SAW BEING TAPED (yes, I capped that for a reason), it seemed the development/story did the typical Birth, Growth, Death cycle you see in a 30 minute sitcom BUT I wouldn't be surprised if there was an alternate story line taped as I really feel this could be a great story progression to end the show. Raj's story did have Anu Present but it had nothing to do with their relationship. It focused around Raj's work and his reputation within the scientific community. Was a great side story to the primary plot.
  45. 6 points
    Kaley Cuoco talks life after Big Bang Theory From WGN News YouTube channel From Good Day Sacramento YouTube channel
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    Emission Impossible? Sitcom Star Kaley Cuoco Hacks The Future Of Transportation from Shell's YouTube channel part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_R1gEPZY3c part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh-YS5MVEUs part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3P_P2dBfkk part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ27UQpqf8A
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    She is in love with the way he is talking about the hologram. She sees the passion he has for what he does......"Sometimes I forget how smart you are." As do many, many fans because of the 1,000 pound gorilla in the room. You know the one with the IQ of 187 to Leonard's "measly" 173....
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