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  1. Johnny Gakecki: 31 - 44 Jim Parsons: 33 - 46 Kaley Cuoco: 21 - 33 Simon Helberg: 26 - 38 Kunal Nayyar: 25 - 38 FYI - Johnny and Kunal have the same birthday (April 30th), which will also be the day that the series finale is taped. I can’t even imagine how John and Kun will take that.
  2. When she was hungover and river danced for Sheldon in reference to how drunk she was at her bachelorette party, it looked strikingly similar to Mayim Bialik’s dance sequence in the opening credits of “Blossom.”
  3. Every cast member has been a grownup since the pilot episode, thus the ridiculousness of Chuck Lorre not ending "Two and a Half Men" after Angus Jones ('Jake Harper') turned 18 less than a month after Ashton Kutcher's first episode. Perfect opportunity to end on a high note -- when Charlie and the "half man" are gone. Typically when a child actor is still with his/her series after adulthood, it pretty much jumps the shark. Fortunately, that was not possible with TBBT. Yes, I know that a 20-something-year-old's maturity level is no where near a 40-year-old's, which makes Kaley, Kunal, Melissa, and Simon's longevity on the TBBT questionable, as opposed to Jim, Johnny, and Mayim who were already in their 30s. But the fact of the matter is that a sitcom pilot with all cast members who can legally drink, shouldn't make their aging relevant in the long run. Look at "Cheers"... who knows how long it would've survived if the cash cow Ted Danson, like Jim Parsons, hadn't called it quits, which I think could also be said for TBBT.
  4. The following dialogue was from episode 11.22, "The Monetary Insufficiency": Amy: Sometimes when you want something big from someone, you-you got to be careful not to scare them away, you know? You got to start small and-and build up slowly, even if it takes eight years. Eight long years. Sheldon: That's oddly specific. Have you ever done that? Amy: Nope Right after that, Amy did the "hush hush" gesture (index finger over lips) to Penny. I'm not understanding. Can someone please elaborate?
  5. I’m basing this on the fact that both shows were created by Chuck Lorre, are his longest-lasting projects (coincidentally 12 years), and are chronologically next to each other on Chuck’s résumé (TAAHM premiered in 2003; TBBT in 2007). Life imitating art.
  6. Was that a reference to “The Nutty Professor”? Since he’s a nerdy scientist just like the characters in TBBT, and was 35 years old living with his mother, it would make sense that Sherman Klump would be referenced.
  7. I imagine the only time we would hear Melissa's voice as Mrs. Wolowitz is when Melissa is not physically doing a scene.
  8. On top of that, their names seemed to appear in the opening credits ONLY in the episodes they were in. For that matter, they might as well put them in the closing credits. If the couch scene wasn't going to be reshot for those three, what was the point of making them series regulars? This is all too confusing, as opposed to sitcoms back in the day when you were either 100% one or the other (recurring or regular).
  9. Keep in mind that he only had two insignificant projects under his belt at the time he snagged the role of Raj Koothrappali: an independent film, and an episode of “NCIS” which aired literally one month before filming for TBBT began. In Kunal’s case, he was obviously just acting. But his muteness and whispering to Howard somewhat reflect stage fright more-so than what he was written as. Could it be a case of art imitating life?
  10. I noticed that the "starring Johnny Galecki" credit doesn't seem to be much of a big deal in comparison to, for example, "starring Ted Danson" on "Cheers." I say this mainly because the opening credits of sitcoms used to have that Rockstar vibe, which is mostly attributed to the catchy theme songs that coincide. With that said, I doubt there were any bruised egos regarding Johnny (top billed, but not as vital) and Jim (second billed, but is the cash cow of TBBT). On "Cheers," however, Ted Danson and Shelley Long both considered themselves the star of the series and neither wanted to receive second billing. The unique placement of their names (lower left corner, upper right corner) allowed both to be considered top billing. Do you suppose that thanks to the phasing out of theme songs, receiving top billing is no longer an ongoing dispute? Not to bash the "little people," but realistically speaking, no one reads the opening credits during the start of a sitcom, i.e. "produced by," "directed by," etc. Therefore, who actually pays attention to the cast members' names in TBBT, as opposed to if the names appeared during the theme song?
  11. Even though BNL is mostly Rock, I'm sure they can still pull off a tearful, bittersweet sendoff with their awesome guitar riff, and you can't go wrong with "End of the Road." In addition, instead of the usual pitch-black screen during the credits, how 'bout a montage of photos from each season of TBBT?
  12. The pilot episode is dated 1989, and the flashback episode of TBBT where Leonard first met Sheldon is dated 2003. If "Young Sheldon" achieves longevity, I wonder if the writers will incorporate their friendship into the finale? Although, 14 years is a rarity, and "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" still maintains that throne since 1966. On top of that, Sheldon was nine years old in 1989, making him 23 in 2003, and coming-of-age sitcoms typically do not chronicle the lead character's life beyond childhood ("The Wonder Years," "Everybody Hates Chris," to name a few"). But, despite my doubts, I hope the writers will make an exception with "Young Sheldon."
  13. Even though character development is a key factor in sitcoms, finales typically put a screeching halt on that. The "Sam & Diane" schtick was getting old, so I think the writers did the right thing by keeping him single, especially because that's who he was: a ladies man. In addition, Cliff Clavin, who Raj sort of mirrored before he finally was able to talk to women sober, remained single as well. His only character development: a promotion at the post office, which I believe didn't put a wrinkle on the "Cheers" finale. Also, props to Sam for not selling the bar, which is basically the equivalent of when characters pack up and start a new life elsewhere. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but you notice "Cheers" came full circle, thanks to no changes in Sam's life, i.e. still the bartender. Coming full circle is often the best sendoff of a sitcom. If TBBT doesn't go that route, no biggie. Although, I wouldn't mind if Penny becomes pregnant, thus the series coming full circle with Leonard saying to Sheldon, "I told you our babies will be smart and beautiful." Other than that, I think Raj should stay single.
  14. 1. Rachel and Penny: America's Sweetheart/girl-next-door who goes from waitress to career woman 2. Ross and Leonard: girl-next-door's whiny boyfriend 3. Joey and Howard: playboy 4. Chandler and Raj: has trouble with women 5. Phoebe and Amy: weird; plays musical instrument 6. Monica and Bernadette: short-tempered and bossy 7. Since TBBT has FOUR male leads, the only thing I can point out is that Sheldon and Monica have OCD. 8. Recurring characters Gunther and Stuart: the underdog 9. Feline-related songs: "Smelly Cat" and "Soft Kitty" Yes, I know I'm stretching this a little too far, since both shows' characters are entirely different in terms of the "nerd" factor: 1. Joey is dimwitted and suave while Howard is intelligent and creepy. 2. Chandler just has a bit of a complex, as opposed to Raj who is flat-out socially awkward. COINCIDENCES 1. Art imitating life: James Michael Tyler (Gunther) used to work in a coffee shop, and Kevin Sussman (Stuart) used to work in a comic book store. 2. Michael Rappaport played a character on both sides of the law: police officer on "Friends" (Phoebe's boyfriend), and illegally sold helium on TBBT.
  15. If you do your research, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" ran from 1952 to 1966, so TBBT will simply be tied with "Two and a Half Men" which also ran for 12 seasons. FYI for those who beg to differ, "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live" don't count, as "American Comedy Series" does not apply to animated or sketch comedy. But more to the point, is there some sort of unwritten rule where anything in Hollywood can be dethroned if they haven't been relevant in years? I'm merely speculating because Sasheer Zamata was crowned the first African American female cast member on "Saturday Night Live" upon joining in 2014. However, African American comedienne Ellen Cleghorne joined the cast of SNL in 1991.
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