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  1. 21 minutes ago, chucky said:

    Very well could be. I think Janine Davis took over as Dean of Physics. I think she was last year in the episode Leonard said that Physics was dead in that radio interview in Episode 11/2, I think it was.

    I highly doubt she is the dean of Physics. She has always been referred to as Ms. Davis, rather than Dr. Davis or Prof. Davis, which suggests me she is  is a member of the staff (at a very high level, of course, as she was in charge of reprimanding Leonard on the occasion you mention)  and not a member of the faculty.

  2. 1 hour ago, BobtheBlob said:

    Interesting thing I noticed when reading Mayims review on this episode on Groknation. Her final sentence in her article says that it's the Halloween episode next week (we knew that already) but then she says that she's excited for everyone to see Amy's costumes not costume. So my guess is that not only does she dress up as Clara Clayton from Back to the Future 3 but I think that Sheldon will in act revenge on Howard for dressing up as him (which I think is happening anyway) and he and Amy will dress up as Howard and Bernadette at Leonard and Penny's Halloween party that's just my prediction anyway

    Good catch! In fact there are no promo pics of Sheldon and Amy at the Halloween party, probably they didn't want to spoil this surprise! 

  3. 17 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

    Likely not. Isn't MAry a catholic or has it been said what religion she is? 

    No, she is not a catholic, both in TBBT and in YS she has been pretty skeptical about Catholicism. I think it was said in TBBT she is a born-again Christian. In YS she attends a Protestant Church, I can't tell which confession it is.

  4. 26 minutes ago, chucky said:

     Yea, I figured that. Just reminding people that episode is not this week. They seem to be awfully excited about it. 

    I guess we all know that, we are just amused by the pics we saw and we want to speculate a bit about those, it's what we always do around here, when we have no spoilers to speak about,  we speculate, LOL! Plus, that will be the last Halloween episode ever, I guess that's reason enough to look forward to it.

  5. 1 hour ago, hokie3457 said:

    Raj is US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Anu is the US Constitution.

    Thanks! I was far far off, ahahah! Their choice of costumes is brilliant! Not sure they are the "best" couple, but for me they win the prize for best couple costume indeed, LOL!

  6. 8 minutes ago, bfm said:

    Looks like Bernadette is Mary Poppins and Howard is an orphan or something...? Kind of creepy LOL 

    I guess he is Bert, the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins....as many other said!

    Have Raj and Anu matching costumes too? I can't say, but it looks like something from Alice in the Wonderland...

  7. Even if Holland told journalists that the writers were planning this season as it were the last, I guess he and the writing team had the strong suspicion it could not be the case, hence they penned the beginning of the season the way they did (which was rather unimpressive to me). But the point is they knew it was the last season only one week after they started filming, so I hope they don't shoot all 7/8 episodes they had already written (they were at Episode 5 before SDCC, so I imagine they at least sketched another couple of them in August) as they were thought over the summer. They should think more to evolve the main stories and less to write filler episodes and have different guest stars. I don't need each and every YS character on TBBT. TBH, this has making me hate YS! Also, I get the fact the writers might want their most beloved guest star to come back for a last performance, but this shouldn't be done at the expense of the main characters...

  8. 2 hours ago, nusspot said:

    Take it from someone who's been following Mayim for years. If she said that, then you're in luck, 'cause she's almost never right with her analyses/predictions and it's most likely that the opposite will happen. 

    Well, in the original version of the article (it has been since then corrected) she mixed up this episode with the Tam one; plus, she found that creepy breastfeeding joke funny so...yeah, I think chances are she has not clear idea of what is going on on the show, LOL!

  9. 37 minutes ago, bfm said:

    IMO this current change of heart was not well explained. These writers are not good at these things. They sometimes give us half-baked stuff which make me expect more of them but then they just switch the pastry for a different one they "quarter back" or for a similar half-backed one which again they only half bake (e.g., Sheldon learning the same lesson all the time). Maybe it would've been better if they just didn't try, at least there wouldn't be expectations.

    In general, I'm not sure there should be a reason for one person changing their mind about having or not having babies, it's just something that they feel at some point in their lives.  Obviously the other partner involved has all rights to be disappointed and to take their own decisions if they don't agree with this life project.

    Anyway, I agree that introducing such a sensitive topic was not a very good idea on the writers' part and I have no clue why they felt compelled in doing so, this is way out of their alley, IMO. To be honest, that part of the episode didn't feel like a comedy at all, it was way too dramatic...but the show is a comedy, so I don't expect them to "undone" that (and I think they'll undone it at some point) in a dramatic or convincing way.

  10. 3 minutes ago, bfm said:

    I think it would be better if they deliver the message that it is a personal thing and one should not be "recruited" to any camp. This way they can avoid leaving some fans very upset by at least leaving her undecided, and not misrepresent IRL women who don't want kids.

    Well, the writers have always made a point that their characters are not poster persons for any category, so I don't think they would be worried at all of the consequences that might follow if Penny at some point decides of having kids. Now, I agree that, if her change of hearth is not sufficiently explained, it would be an example of bad writing, but on many occasions the writers have proven me that they don't care of giving deep motivations to the characters' actions.

  11. 50 minutes ago, thebigbangtheorist said:

    Then I’m guessing the United States has different preferences when it comes to teens. I’m assuming most of this is due to te popularity Netflix shows have gained, but for what I know most sitcom viewers in Spain are mostly people my age (17 year olds). Shows like Mom, Modern family and two and a half men are widely acclaimed between teens.

    Do you watch them on broadcast TV or on various steaming sites? If I tried to watch those shows weekly on broadcast TV in my Country, I would be facing a delay of more than one year with respect to USA schedule, most likely they would air at ungodly hours or in the early afternoon, and the schedule itself would be very erratic. So I just watch them at my convenience on Netflix or on some other streaming sites. Those ratings are not detected in any way. 

  12. 28 minutes ago, thebigbangtheorist said:

    Is this about Big Bang? Because I feel like most of their watchers are mostly young adults, but then again that may just be in my country🤔

    I think there were many young adults (18-34 demo) watching the show when it started, but, if they have stuck with it, they have since then grown and "changed" demo segment (24-54 or more...) Very young people nowadays very seldom watch broadcast TV, they prefer to watch their favourite shows on other media which are not detected with the present ratings system, that's one of the reasons why that particular demo is the most valuable for advertisers.

  13. 11 minutes ago, Sah said:

    I agree with what you are visualizing happening in this episode, right down to Professor Proton and a Star Wars reference then fading away. Hopefully. It will be a harmless mistake in the long run. I know Sheldon wouldn't do anything out of malice to hurt Amy. I will be currious about what he said or did though...

     Amy has expensive  new equipment that Sheldon, being clumsy, can break or he can inadvertently tamper important samples she is collecting for her experiments. I think it will start with him playing around with "biology stuff" he knows nothing about, and then he discovers he has done a mess...For the rest, I imagine  the episode verbatim as @Jonny described it!

  14. Just now, vonmar said:

    I'm not worried about it, I was sort of expecting some sort of conflict to occur.    The couldn't keep them all lovey dovey all season.

    Oh, I'm not worried either, it's just  fun to throw out that gif from time to time, it felt appropriate for this episode! I know that the conflict will be solved within the episode, with PP having some part in the resolution. Maybe I'm just a bit annoyed by this kind of plots, they sound kind of repetitive now.... 

  15. We have yet to watch the episode, but I don't remember any hint in the TR that it was Leonard who involved Penny's father in the discussion about children; on the contrary he backed  his wife up and defended her decision of not having children; the fact it is totally unbelievable to me he let it go so easily on something which was so important to him is a whole other story... I think it was one of those situations when parents push their children into giving them grandchildren ASAP, and Wyatt (without knowing it) chose the worst possible moment to make that request, as Penny and Leonard were actually discussing the exact opposite.

  16. 25 minutes ago, vonmar said:

    From USA Today

    First look: ‘Big Bang Theory’ rolls into final season with ‘Young Sheldon’ crossovers


    "The Big Bang Theory" will end its run in May 2019 at the conclusion of the twelfth and final season.

    "We've talked about the arc for where we want to end, but it's not all officially ingrained. I'm hesitant to talk too much about it now, but right now that's not part of the plan," says "Big Bang" executive producer Steve Holland, adding there will be "no more babies." As for the final episode, due in May, "we've talked about it. We don't know the whole thing. We have some ideas we're really excited about, but nothing set in stone yet."

    "Big Bang" writers typically don't plot too far ahead, so Holland and Steven Molaro, an executive producer of both comedies, say they have time to prepare  a satisfying conclusion after it was announced in August that the new season would be its last. 

    "We have time to plan and hopefully do it right," says Molaro, taking a break from the taping of an upcoming "Sheldon" episode that features the return of  child prodigy (and Sheldon frenemy) Paige (Mckenna Grace), who's introduced Thursday.

    <pictures and full article in the link> 

    Well...I get now the reason of Sheldon's "fashion" choices for date night clothes...he dresses like Tam, they even have the same shirt, LOL!!!

    Also, this season there will be a Halloween episode (both on TBBT and YS), happy about that!!!

  17. 4 hours ago, bfm said:

    One of the thing that caught my eye in the Holland interview @mirs1 shared is him saying they want the ending to be surprising, not fan service, and true to the characters (well, in their eyes) and also that it probably won't be like Friends' with the moving (I'm paraphrasing, he said Friends did that finale well, implying...). Considering they already have some idea of an ending, does anyone have a guess what that could be? 

    One "surprising" possibility could be "it was all a dream/phantasy". Leonard's (tying it up with "The Recombination Hypothesis")? Penny's? However, I remember one of TPTB once saying that is "owned" by Newhart (words to that effect). 

    Nobel? That seems like "fan service".

    Amy pregnant with multiples? Not all that ground breaking...

    Lenny not having kids won't be surprising after 12×03.

    Leonard and Sheldon find out they were switched as babies LOL Nahhh they have YS

    They all move to Mars? LOL Nope, that's moving...

    Some joint project?

    They all move into Los Robles? 

    Yeah I got nothing

    TBH, that part of the interview has been kind of a bummer for me, I've always envisioned TBBT ending with the main characters leaving 4A/4B, I saw some symbolism in it. Actually, I didn't care much it was similar to Friends' last scene (also because I envisioned the elevator to be fixed while they were leaving, and that didn't happen in Friends!)  but I can see why the writers want to avoid a direct comparison between the two shows. The good thing is Holland was very clear that the show will have a happy ending which stays true to the characters, so I go out on a limb here and predict there will be no pianos killing off beloved characters, LOL!

    Since in another interview Holland said he was cautiously open to a possible spin off, when I read the article you mentioned I thought it could be that not everyone is moving because they might use the 4A/4B set in the new show, if it ever happens. I know this is a long shot at best at the moment, and if the ratings stay the same of the premiere during the season I dare say it will be very difficult to have a spin-off at all, but it's fun to speculate.

  18. 7 minutes ago, Jonny said:

    I have a few immediate reservations about the so-called fight plot:

    - I think the show for the most part doesn't do these plots well especially involving Sheldon.  I think the show for maximum comedy and outrageousness has Sheldon go over the top even react in a really silly way to situations like this. It's usually a 'Sheldon is still Sheldon' reminder kind of story, which I don't necessarily need to be reminded of.

    - The plot has been cooked up for a Guest Star presumably to solve, I think the show has had success and failure with this approach.  Obviously Proton being around for Opening Night was a plus, but I thought his involvement in the most recent one (involving WW getting the PP role) was weak from a storytelling perspective.

    - It might be that I think Sheldon by now should be able to deal with these type of situations better so I immediately think and expect better from him these days.  Especially when over the years he hasn't supported her only to come around at the end sometimes forced sometimes he comes to the conclusion himself, last season's opener I think he absolutely should have learned from.  The plot screams another old school Sheldon to me.

    Most are these are on the assumption that Sheldon reacts badly to these situations which 99% of the time it is Sheldon, but maybe he doesn't and it's Amy who goes too far for a change perhaps lashing out? That would be refreshing, though Amy doesn't see Proton Sheldon does (which strongly hints he has to change his viewpoint or his behaviour to something) so maybe expectations need to be low for that kind of storytelling twist.

    Anyway I will see how it plays out and like @mirs1 said there will be some kind of makeup that involves a sweet moment.

    All IMO.

    The interview suggested me it will be more a Amy's "meltdown" (for lack of a better word) than a Sheldon's one, which as you said would be refreshing. Let's wait and see, in a few days the episode is taped, fingers crossed we get a TR for this one!

  19. 54 minutes ago, Jonny said:

    Hyped for a new season but sad this will be the final time we do this for a premiere. 

    Hoping we get a great season that gives our favourite couple (and they are well and truly beloved characters) the send-off they deserve.

    The interview I posted has a lot of interesting parts about Shamy. We already know there'll be a couple of great episodes at very the beginning of the season, which is great. Holland also mentioned a fight, the first Shamy marital fight, as a pretense for them to have PP back in 12.5. It is the plot he had mentioned before about Amy struggling to find her identity, as she and Sheldon now work together as a married couple. Not my favourite kind of plot, but we'll see PP again and, big fights call for big make ups, so....Also, and this is was very interesting to me, Holland hasn't completely ruled out for Shamy to go for other milestones, like a house or a baby. Not that I want a pregnancy plot for Shamy (sorry for the persons in this thread who wants it, that's my opinion...) but it seems to me they want to continue the progresses for our couple. I guess it might also have something to do with a possible spin off, which obviously won't include Sheldon and hence, most likely, Amy. I would love if the show ends with a wonderful Shamy send-off!

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