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  1. Hi, everyone!


    I went to the last taping too. Just wanted to share, since am sooo happy to have gone there.  :)


    I went to last night's episode. New to this forum, but here are a few highlights.


    The entire process was great. I was lucky enough to have non-standby tickets. The wait was in level 1 of the parking garage, which I think is a change from what I read online?. There were lots of benches for people to sit down and wait. Arrived around 3:45 and it looked like there was already over 100 standby. They announced numbers 1-19 in standby may make it in. Not sure how many actually got in because we were seated by then. We were seated third row right by the center aisle behind VIP. A couple of regulars told us those were great seats...and I have to agree. :)


    Leonard is still at the North Sea and Penny and Sheldon are missing him during this episode. Amy and Bernadette are away at a conference and enjoy being hit on by men in a bar. Rajesh spends the episode missing his girlfriend and Howard tries to help him out.


    Any questions, let me know. Looking forward to spending some time on this board!


    Nice to meet you, Jennifer!

  2. Amy should be written out of the show.

    1) We don't need another Sheldon. The audience loves the Sheldon we have. It was cute for one, maybe two episodes to have a female Sheldon clone, but now it's just an excuse to fill up air time.

    2) She is unlikable. What makes Sheldon work is that beneath his super genius craziness he's very child-like which makes great comedy because of ironies of a highly intellectual person with the emotional development of a little kid. Amy has the super genius crazy qualities, but she lacks the gooshy inside.

    3) She lacks the necessary ironic component for comedy. Other Sheldon-like characters, like Leonard's mother, have worked because of the ironies of a mother---a traditionally compassionate, loving figure---treating her child like a science experiment. But Amy doesn't have the opportunity to have such an ironic relationship with Sheldon since there's no expectation for her to behave lovingly toward him. She has the extreme personality, but we're missing a foil.

    4) Building off of my previous points about the necessity of irony in comedy, if Sheldon were to have a girlfriend, it would be funniest if she were dissimilar to Sheldon. She would have to be smart so that Sheldon couldn't patronize her, but really motherly toward Sheldon to bring out that funny aspect of his personality. Although I have often thought about the much talked about possible Penny/Sheldon pairing, it would be too out-of-character for the writers to actually do. And in any case, she's too easy for Sheldon to patronize, and thus if they were together they would either be fighting all the time or one of them would be dominating the relationship too much. But maybe at some point Sheldon will meet the perfect opposite. Amy is an example of likes repelling the comedic value out of a scene.


    Unfortunately, I'm sure Amy will stay.

  3. Any time someone says "nevermind";

    Any time Sheldon is sitting at his desk using his laptop, when everyone else is doing something else;

    Any time Sheldon blinks funny (not when he's having tics attacks, but a lot of times when he blinks slowly, or an eye and then the other, or just one eye)

    Any time Raj complains about being alone.


  4. It's hard to choose. I like all from season 1 to 3. But some that come to my mind now:

    Nerdvana Annihilation

    Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

    Adhesive Duk Deficience

    Euclid alternative

    Financial Permeability

    Staircase Implementation

  5. I am from Canada and I have all the available seasons of Big Bang on DVD.

    Since I'm from Canada, English is my native language and the show airs on a bunch of channels here both American and Canadian without subtites, of course.

    What is very interesting, and I must say, funny, about having the show on DVD is I noticed they actually have an option to watch the show with voice dubbed in Portuguese! Now, no offense to the people who are actually relying on the Portuguese voice dub to understand the show but to anyone who knows how the characters sound in real life and what they are saying ... it's very funny to watch an episode you know well in English with the Portuguese subtitles...mostly because it is just voices you're not expecting to hear from those characters. :p

    Well, I'm from Brazil, but I've never seen the show dubbed. Some time ago a channel tried to air it dubbed, but they canceled it after just 2 weeks due to low audience. Now the only channel that airs it here is Warner Channel and it's in English with Portuguese subtitles. I particulary hate dub voices. It's weird and a lot of the fun is lost with the translation.

  6. I completely agree! He has become a very weird Sheldon and I miss the old one. Really hope he gets thinner and cuts his hair the way it used to be.

    I'm with Sheldon. "Change is never fine. They say it is, but it's not".

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