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  1. JimT212


    Alright, I really went overboard with the "Penny's last name" thing after Kaley Cuoco revealed that it wasn't going to be revealed at all on the TBBT series finale. Since then, I've had people get on my case about this and question the importance of such a "revelation". I didn't want TBBT to feel like one of those classic pre-1980s shows that only never got to explain certain mysteries because they were cancelled before they got the chance to do so. I acted like the people that got on my case were going to have one stupid "mystery" would ruin my enjoyment of TBBT (and its series finale). Maybe the Penny's surname thing would have been easier to deal with if the current season of TBBT had not been announced as the last season. And here's something else: I'm terrible at fan fiction. Who else is disappointed (like, genuinely)?
  2. Opinions like this imply that such a reveal would be stupid. All this questioning about what the "big deal" is and whether it matters or not will make the whole issue about Penny's surname, for lack of a more polite term, stupid.
  3. What if I said that I'm not going to deal with it? Anyway, you know what? We should have gone to the old Penny character/surname threads and discussed it right there. If it makes you feel any better, I don't understand why the show's writers created such a mystery in the first place. I wish Kaley had waited until after the finale to make the comments about this non-revelation. If you do not want to discuss this any further, I'm sorry I ever thought about Penny's maiden surname and what it could possibly be, I'm sorry I ever hoped for its eventual revelation, and I'm sorry I ever commented on it.
  4. How about they just confirm that Penny (and the rest of her family) don't have a real surname at all, and be done with it? It's like people from certain Asian countries who are monomymous (like Sukarno and Suharto, the first two presidents of Indonesia), even those who only have patronymics and have to be referred to by their first/given names.
  5. This is starting to feel like something I could get in trouble over: a question that will remain unsolved literally forever. Truth is, I was hoping that Penny's maiden-surname will indeed be revealed in the last episode, but boy, was I wrong. I guess a revelation like this will have to wait until a Will & Grace-style revival of TBBT airs down the line. Does this mean the finale will be open-ended?
  6. As much as I want to flip-out and say "No, it is not fine, it can't be fine or alright", I was hoping that Penny's last/maiden name would be resolved in the series finale, and it would be nothing but a letdown if it isn't. Is Penny like a character on According to Jim? The last name of the family on that show was never revealed during its run. I would hate to be the longest-running series on primetime TV and still leave unanswered questions by the time of its (proper) conclusion.
  7. How heavy has the focus been on that Sheldon and Amy Nobel Prize storyline this season? I'm getting worried that some of TBBT's other major plot-points, like Howard's dad and Penny's (maiden) last name, will be left without any resolution because of it.
  8. On TBS, the guide on my TV would mix up the episodes "The Misinterpretation Agitation" and "The Prom Equivalency". This means that while one of these episodes is being telecast, the guide will display the info/description for the other episode when one presses "INFO" on the remote, and vice versa.
  9. This isn't an episode idea, per se, but I would like to see a cartoon voice actor (male or female) guest-star on The Big Bang Theory. It can be on any episode, provided that they appear on-camera. It would be better if said voice actor had only done cartoons throughout his career and has never done any live-action acting work.
  10. I noticed that anytime TBBT airs an original episode against the NFL Draft, that episode's demo rating and viewership is usually lower than those of the original TBBT episodes that aired on the preceding week and the following week.
  11. JimT212

    Will & Grace

    Will & Grace is a sitcom that ran on NBC for eight seasons, from the fall of 1998 to the spring of 2006. It is about a gay lawyer (Will Truman) and a straight interior designer (Grace Adler). Also, there's Karen, an alcoholic socialite, and Jack, a flamboyantly gay actor. How many in this forum watched Will & Grace at least once, and how many are fans of W&G?
  12. I wanted to ask this after Episode 22 ("The Cognition Regeneration") aired: How come The Big Bang Theory (and several other broadcast-networks' programs) have to air new episodes against the NFL Draft if their ratings are going to end up being lower than usual?
  13. The Great Indoors is a new sitcom for the 2016-17 TV season that airs in the timeslot following The Big Bang Theory. It features Joel McHale from the NBC/Yahoo sitcom Community (TBBT's former timeslot competitor). The show explores a multigenerational workforce and the generation gap among the tech-savvy Millennial online team for the Outdoor Limits magazine (Clark, Emma, and Mason), their Generation X supervisor (Jack Gordon, played by Mr. McHale), and the Outdoor Limits magazine's baby-boomer publisher (Roland, played by Stephen Fry). How many of this forum's members have stuck around after TBBT to watch The Great Indoors, or just switched the channel to something else after TBBT?
  14. With this "Young Sheldon Cooper" prequel being ordered to series for the 2017-18 season, I don't think CBS can afford to lose a comedy hour to a drama at this point. With TBBT, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Life in Pieces, Superior Donuts, Kevin Can Wait, and Man with a Plan, there is not going to be enough room for other new sitcoms on the CBS primetime schedule for 2017-18, especially if the network's comedy schedule is going to be reduced from a total of four hours to three hours. Some commenters at TVByTheNumbers.com are suggesting an extra hour of drama to replace a comedy hour on CBS's primetime schedule.
  15. I'm not sure if I would want this "Young Sheldon" prequel getting a series order for next season. A TBBT spinoff I'd rather see would focus on Bernadette, and probably Amy.
  16. Another question regarding TBBT's expense: I wonder how expensive NCIS is compared to TBBT? A couple of factors: The original NCIS debuted four years before TBBT. NCIS is produced by CBS Television Studios while TBBT is produced by Warner Bros. Television. NCIS always gets a lower 18-49 demo rating than TBBT, yet NCIS's total-viewership figures are always higher.
  17. Two and a Half Men ran for a total of twelve seasons (2003-2015). Do you think The Big Bang Theory will have less seasons than Two and a Half Men just because TBBT has more main cast-members than TAAHM (TBBT has seven main cast compared to TAAHM's five)?
  18. Another comparison between Friends and TBBT that I want to mention: Friends had six main characters throughout its entire run, meaning it started and ended with those six main characters. The Big Bang Theory, on the other hand, started its run with five main characters, and that number increased to seven main characters after its season four. And right now, TBBT also has two additional main characters who have not appeared in every episode since their actors joined the main cast.
  19. There is a scene in this episode where, while Howard and Bernadette were video chatting when Howard was on the International Space Station, Howard suggested that he and Bernadette talk in code. "From now on, "Frog" is me, "Sandwich" means you, and "Lemon" means rocket. So, come on, Sandwich, build me a Lemon ’cause Froggy wants to come home." I was thinking, should "Sandwich" be Bernadette's new nickname? I wonder what anyone here thinks about this.
  20. I also want to mention the fact that it may not help matters if a fan of both TBBT and WWE doesn't have a DVR at all.
  21. One other thing I wanted to mention about WWE: WWE SmackDown, upon its premiere in 1999, aired on Thursdays until 2005, when it moved to Fridays. Since January of 2015, WWE SmackDown moved back to Thursdays, meaning The Big Bang Theory is already airing against a WWE program right now. A note to TBBT fans: If you are also fans of WWE, you will almost certainly miss the opening segment and the first couple of matches of either Raw or SmackDown if you were to watch an original episode of TBBT, and it won't help matters if you DVR-record either TBBT or Raw/SmackDown.
  22. I think it is just too soon to get Bernadette pregnant right now.
  23. A couple of long-running storylines were wrapped up during the current 9th season of The Big Bang Theory. In the season 9 premiere, Leonard and Penny got married, and in episode 11 (The Opening Night Excitation), Sheldon and Amy finally seal the deal in bed. I fear that Steven Molaro really is driving TBBT to a season 10 ending. TBBT ending its original run after season 10 will be just too soon. Because that will mean ideas for individual episodes (some of which may have nothing to do with any of the show's ongoing storylines whatsoever) may be very limited. I feel like the storylines within TBBT are being rushed because of the possibility of a season 10 ending.
  24. I feared that CBS getting a third year of NFL Thursday Night Football would be bad news for CBS's comedy division, since they were being limited to two hours during the current (2015-16) season. At first, I was worried about The Big Bang Theory moving to Mondays due to TNF because I was DVR-recording WWE Raw, and that would leave me unable to watch TBBT's Monday originals live. Now, as of early 2015, I no longer DVR-record WWE Raw, nor do I watch WWE Raw on a regular basis anymore. Plus, with CBS broadcasting only five TNF games next season compared to eight in the previous two seasons, there'll likely be less damage to the CBS comedy schedule. But we'll know more in May when CBS unveils its fall schedule for next season. A permanent move of TBBT back to Mondays will mean TBBT having to hold its own against two other juggernauts: The Voice on NBC, and Dancing With the Stars on ABC.
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