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  1. Cast, Crew, And Bbt News

    From Variety ‘Big Bang Theory’ Co-Creator Remembers Lunching With Stephen Hawking Without a doubt, the best thing about working on a TV show about fanboys is the opportunity to be a fanboy. The anticipation that you’re headed into work with Leonard Nimoy or Steve Wozniak or Buzz Aldrin or Adam West is the kind of thing that makes you wish you could send a letter back to your teenage self. “It gets nerdier,” it would say. But no amount of Batmen or Vulcans or real-life astronauts is adequate preparation for Stephen Hawking, who died March 14, at 76. There’s nothing remotely on par with walking into a library at Caltech and meeting the man a “Big Bang” writer much funnier than me called “the wheelchair dude who invented time.” After we finished shooting Hawking’s scene [for the 2012, Season 5 episode “The Hawking Excitation”], we were invited to join him for lunch at Caltech’s Athenaeum Club (“Einstein was a member,” says Sheldon). At a table in the corner, the grad student who assisted Hawking helped him situate himself, while Kip Thorne recommended items off the menu. (Thorne would later win the Nobel Prize — for physics, not food reviews. But he was spot on with both.) <full article in the link>
  2. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    I'm going to time how long it takes for Jim to have Mayim in hysterics with her face buried in her hands....lol
  3. Jim Parsons

    From Broadway World Star Of Stage And Screen Jim Parsons Announces The Tommy Tune Award Nominees For Best Musical High school students, teachers and parents across Houston are celebrating and filled with anticipation as the nominations for the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards have just been announced on facebook.com/tommytuneawards. Emmy-winner and native Houstonian, Jim Parsons announced the nominees for Best Musical via video on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page. Parsons, who started his career on the stage in Houston, will star in The Boys in the Band on Broadway next month. Video at facebook.com/tommytuneawards
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Chuck wanted Johnny from very early on in the process of creating the show. Chuck contacted him about the show and then faxed him a few pages of what they had written for the original pilot, that's when Johnny asked if Chuck if he could read for Leonard instead of Sheldon. Jim had to due a full blown audition for Sheldon. Jim and Johnny then met for a screen test and finally a full scene performance in front of the CBS/Warner executives.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Search YouTube for Emmy Legends Chuck Lorre on the cast of The Big Bang Theory.
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    The screen credit order is contractual. Johnny and Jim did the first pilot. CBS didn't pick it up but asked them to try again. They kept Johnny and Jim on contract while they rewrote it and recast it. Contractually Johnny and Jim already held spots 1 and 2. Johnny got spot number one because he was the "name" and Jim was the new talent. Kaley, Simon and Kunal came in for the second pilot hence they are third, fourth and fifth in the opening credits.
  7. Chit Chat: Season 11

    Bracket-destroyer Loyola...we're loving it!
  8. Chit Chat: Season 11

    I worked at a Catholic college for many years, it was huge deal when dispensation was granted when St, Patrick's Day fell on a Friday during Lent.
  9. Chit Chat: Season 11

    I'm not sure why. But it is big here and elsewhere. Other saints are celebrated but not in such a grand manor. Italian Americans will celebrate St. Joseph's Day on Monday, March 19th. Catholic and other religious communities will hold festivals to celebrate other patron saints throughout the year.
  10. Chit Chat: Season 11

    No, we just enjoy celebrating the day. Hell, we enjoy celebrating everything...lol
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yes and in the spin off Archie bought it and renamed it Archie Bunker's Place.
  12. Chit Chat: Season 11

    They only traditionally dye the river for St. Patrick's Day. The dye is actually orange and when it mixes with the water it turns green. They have dyed it other colors for home team championships.
  13. Chit Chat: Season 11

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Here in Chicago we had parades, pub crawls and we dyed The Chicago River green...