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    The Cruciferious Vegetable Amplification

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  1. It is lame compared to what?
  2. ER did it many years ago and there were mistakes, but they just laughed it off. In fact, they did it twice, one for the east coast airings and one for the west coast. Live mistakes aren't as bad as taped ones. They just have to go on with it. Remember Dark Shadows, that was even tapped but they would roll with it because back then, tape editing wasn't as easy and more expensive than it is now. It would be an entertaining experience of TBBT to do it.
  3. I predict that Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galeki will be in the limelight for many, many years. The others will somewhat be diminished in popularity, but will never have problem finding parts.
  4. I don't mind plot holes. I think it makes watching more entertaining. Gives you something extra to watch for.
  5. I think a movie could work. They could go on some major trip together. Perhaps to Comic Con. They could do things that they normally couldn't do on tv. I'm all for it.
  6. I think in the very last episode, whenever that is, the elevator should get fixed and Penny and Leonard use it, and it breaks again and while they are in there, Leonard asks Penny to marry him and she finally says yes.
  7. You should hear my politcal rants! LOL
  8. I do tend to get long winded in my posts. But I guess that is the writer in me!
  9. As many who have read my posts here, and other sights, know is that when in conversation I suppose many things. When a topic is suggested I put my two cents in and add what I think could be. Now, unless I say that I know something as fact and/or give evidence, it is merely speculative. I honestly did not mean to even minutely suggest that tbbt's producers employed hired laugers. But when discussing a topic, I offer what can be possible. I actually believe the tbbt does not use hired laughers. I see no evidence of it based on people here that have posted their experiences and I believe the producers when they say they do not "sweeten" the laugher--and i take that to mean that they do not use canned laughter and do not use professional laughers. But in this discussion I was only pointing out that some shows use hired laughers and since this is a tbbt forum, that maybe the producers employed that tactic. I think it is topical. I apologize too all if I was coming off as being negative.
  10. Well, I did not say that absolutely tbbt used "placed" laughters. I was just wondering because this is a discussion about the laughter. They probably don't and I believe Bill Prady, but when he said they did not sweeten the laughter, he may have only meant that they did not add canned laughter, there may still place "laughers" in the audience. I am not saying that for a fact, just something that is possible. They probably don't. I did not mean that the placed laughers were not much help all the time, just that if a joke was really bad, it would not help then. Apprently it works well or shows would not hire them at all. It may be something outdated now, though, I did see something about it a few months ago, but I forget what show it was. The fact is that many shows used them in the 70s and before and even some shows still do. So, it must work. Again, I'm not saying tbbt uses them, but some shows do. Here is an interesting article. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/01/humor-code-professional-laughers
  11. I don't know if the "placed" laughers would completely prevent jokes from being rewritten or that they always helped. I'm not even sure if they had access to the script before hand so they would know what to expect. From what I saw on the special back in the 70s they were not there to force or cause the other audience members to laugh as much as they were there just to nudge the laughter. I'm sure if a certain joke just doesn't work, the "placed" laughers would not be much help anyway.
  12. I know in the past live shows would have certain "professional" laughers in the audience just to keep the rest of the people laughing. I have wondered if TBBT uses such people. I know usually the rest of the audience do not know who these people are and sometimes not even the actors. I saw a special about it back in the 70s and at that point they said it had been done throughout the history of live television shows and even back in the radio days.
  13. I thought the extras were really great on this 6th season release. The one on the couples was really touching and the astronaut one was really interesting. I liked the group interview one, too. I think the extras this season were better than any release. They were more emotional.
  14. I don't see a problem with it. You always here people say that that is too much money for anyone to make. But who can be the real judges of how much someone should make. Some question if they deserve to earn that much or wonder how much the cast is really worth. And when a cast member on a show or movie asks for alot, they are branded as greedy. But think how much the producers of the show are making. I think the cast should ask for as much as they can get.
  15. If it is revealed, it should only be on the last episode when Penny and Leonard get married when the Pastor asks Penny"Do you Penny (whatever her surname is) take Leonard to be. your... Of course that is assuming they get married, but I think that would be a cool way of doing it.
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