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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    In one of my fan fics, I have Penny mention she didn't like the actress that played Billie on Charmed.
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Which means what? How does that translate into more acting experience? And a big movie doesn't mean much of anything, for experience, unless you're saying they knew it would be a big movie while they were shooting it. Actually, the entire last season of Charmed was built around Kaley's character. This was because there was talk of doing a spin off, which was to be based on Kaley's character.
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    There are actually three tiers of names. Johnny and Jim are first, and were equal pay wise, as they with the project from the beginning. Johnny's name appears first, as he was the more well known. Then you have Kaley, Simon, and Kunal. Kaley was obviously the more well known. Simon had done a couple of TV shows and a couple of shorts, while Kunal, I think, had one credit, NCIS. As a result, the names appear Kaley, Simon, and Kunal. Kaley got equal pay with Johnny and Jim, probably due to her being more well known than Jim. Then you have the interesting one. Mayim and Melissa. Melissa appeared on the show before Mayim, was made a main cast member before Mayim, but Mayim appears before Melissa, probably due to a combination of them being made main cast so close together (five episodes), and Mayim's previous work, which was much more well known than Melissa's. That may be, but I was referring to the comment about who was the more experienced actor.
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    If Mayim was the only character to appear, or she had a major production role (like Roseanne, you might have a point. But there were other actors who were part of the show and others that took care of production. (and yes, titular is a word) How exactly? I would argue, at least from my experience and talking to other actors, that it's tougher and you gain more experience by having all those guest staring roles. Playing the same role week after week, after the first or second season hardly strains your acting ability. It's something you have done repeatedly before. Paraphrased, Kaley said she can drop into Penny in about five minutes. If you have to create a new character every three or four weeks or so, you gain far more experience. You also have to look at different mediums. Mayim had much less experience in movies (either TV or regular motion pictures). Johnny had 25 of those prior to TBBT, Mayim had 4. Her and Kaley also did not have significant theatre experience, whereas Johnny appeared on and off Broadway. If the claim is the most experiences actor, Kaley had the most work and Johnny had the most diverse resume. I want to stress this isn't a knock on Mayim, she did good work prior to TBBT, and a lot of it. But, the conversation was about who was the most experienced actor prior to their time on TBBT and Mayim had neither the most or the most diverse.
  5. Paleyfest 2018

    For those who can't be in LA, you can view the live stream here: https://www.facebook.com/PaleyCenter/videos/10157288509327571/
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Actually, prior to TBBT, the most experienced was Kaley. She had 251 episodes (in 23 series) of television series appearances, compared to 187 (28) for Mayim and 139 (15) for Johnny(although, by the time Mayim started with TBBT, Johnny and Kaley both had another 63 episodes, so Kaley was over 300 and Johnny over 200. Johnny had 25 movies and TV movies, compared to 16 for Kaley and 4 for Mayim. All three were tied in the "Other" category (videos, games, shorts). Also, prior to TBBT, the only cast member to appear on Broadway was Johnny, in "Little Dog Laughed." But, as Chucky said, it really doesn't matter at this point.
  7. Character Screen Time

    11.17 The Athenaeum Allocation I still haven't gotten to putting up the spreadsheet, but then, I've been too busy IRL to do the ratings anyway. Here are the results for this week, with the season totals: Week Total Season Total Show 20:40 345:20* *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory" 2:40 total Commercials 10:20 180:40 Minor Characters (MC) 2:00 48:40 Leonard 6:55 140:35 Sheldon 9:55 179:45 Penny 3:10 109:20 Raj 3:30 122:30 Howard 7:10 129:55 Bernadette 6:40 66:15 Amy 7:55 116:50 Stuart 0:00 19:05 Ruchi 8:30 Shamy (Total) 7:15 62:50 Shamy (Alone) 3:35 47:10 Lenny (Total) 0:55 43:15 Lenny (Alone) 0:00 18:20 Howardette (Total) 5:10 28:15 Howardette (Alone) 4:30 17:35 Rachi (Total) 6:40 Rachi (Alone) 4:45 Guys 1:00 13:55 Girls 0:00 0:30 Gang 4:00 25:45 I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things It's the system I used for seasons 1-10. While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly. Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. Tensor
  8. Chit Chat: Season 11

    Baseball players with a sense of humor, and pi day:
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    The discussion of Stephen Hawking's death is in the Cast, Crew, and TBBT News thread.
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I want to apologize for not getting the taping chat thread open tonight. I had rehearsal and was out.
  11. Cast, Crew, And Bbt News

    It is being reported by the British press Association, from a family member, that Stephen Hawking has died.
  12. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Don’t forget the rainy part, though that was yesterday.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Here's what were going to do. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the show, so there is no need to make that point explicitly in a post. In fact, it's condescending, so stop it. Whether or not you feel someone doesn't have enough knowledge to make a point, doesn't need to be in a post. Refute the POINT you believe isn't valid, don't comment on the other poster. If you feel like leaving the discussion, just leave it, there is no need to announce it. Snarking comments about whether someone comprehends a point aren't needed either. I may have missed something so the easiest way to think about this is, don't comment on other posters, comment about the show. A thanks to April for trying to calm things down.