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I can't imagine the show anymore without Amy or Bernadette, but that's just personal opinion.

Same here. I think it' because I can't imagine Sheldon without Amy, or Howard without Bernadette, any more. They've become so important to thse characters' lives and personalities, at present.

Thats why i think they've become core.


I like Amy and Bernadette but I agree they shouldn't be in the opening shot. They're regulars, in that they're in every episode, but they're not the real core cast members. I see a distinct line drawn between 'the originals' and 'the newcomers'.

Howard, Leonard, Penny, Sheldon and Raj have all had there own storylines but I don't think Amy and Bernadette have - and that's how it should always be. This isn't Friends! :)

I would argue it differently.

A non core cast member would be:

Raj's parents

Howard's mom

Stuart

Kripke

I think what I mean too is this: if Amy or Bernadette were to leave the show, it would still be TBBT. Obviously, because it was TBBT before they were ever in it. But if Sheldon, Penny, Leonard, Howard or Raj left it would not.

There is the core cast and the core core cast. :)

I think a case could be made that the show could be okay without Penny. She was really just something good to look at more than anything.

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I can't imagine the show anymore without Amy or Bernadette, but that's just personal opinion.

Same here. I think it' because I can't imagine Sheldon without Amy, or Howard without Bernadette, any more. They've become so important to thse characters' lives and personalities, at present.

Thats why i think they've become core.


I like Amy and Bernadette but I agree they shouldn't be in the opening shot. They're regulars, in that they're in every episode, but they're not the real core cast members. I see a distinct line drawn between 'the originals' and 'the newcomers'.

Howard, Leonard, Penny, Sheldon and Raj have all had there own storylines but I don't think Amy and Bernadette have - and that's how it should always be. This isn't Friends! :)

I would argue it differently.

A non core cast member would be:

Raj's parents

Howard's mom

Stuart

Kripke

I think what I mean too is this: if Amy or Bernadette were to leave the show, it would still be TBBT. Obviously, because it was TBBT before they were ever in it. But if Sheldon, Penny, Leonard, Howard or Raj left it would not.

There is the core cast and the core core cast. :)

I think a case could be made that the show could be okay without Penny. She was really just something good to look at more than anything.

Yes, but Penny was the catalyst for change - for the 'big bang'. She introduces the guys to a new world and new possibilities (and they, in turn, introduce her to their world and integrate her into it). In that way, she's a core character.

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Oh, Penny is definitely a core character - and arguably the second most popular of them all, I'd wager. :)

I personally think of the original five as the core characters simply because they can have, and have had, scenes naturally with each other. Amy is attached to Sheldon and Bernadette to Howard - their spin-off characters if you like. Without Sheldon there is no Amy - same with Bernadette and Howard.

Hope that makes sense.

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Oh, Penny is definitely a core character - and arguably the second most popular of them all, I'd wager. :)

I personally think of the original five as the core characters simply because they can have, and have had, scenes naturally with each other. Amy is attached to Sheldon and Bernadette to Howard - their spin-off characters if you like. Without Sheldon there is no Amy - same with Bernadette and Howard.

Hope that makes sense.

I agree although Penny, Amy and Bernadette are attached, I can't think of say Amy and Raj naturally in a scene together, alone.

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  • 1 year later...

Regarding the photo of Season 1, I think it's different from what you see in the show.  Leonard in this pic is pouring something into his food box.

 

http://s7.postimage.org/pg3tp9oh7/tbbt_1.jpg

 

BTW What could Leonard be pouring into his food - mobster sauce?

 

Just to update things - They did have a new image for Seasons 6-7, adding Bern and Amy.

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The opening titles were changed with the first episode in season two, and then changed again in season five and six to add Amy and Bernadette. So there have been three different openings

Season 1
Seasons 2-4
Season 5
Seasons 6-7

 

ETA, I stand corrected  bigbangsheldon.  Mea Culpa  

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I used to feel uncomfortable with the integration of the two girls (Amy and Bernadette) when they were just introduced. Something felt kinda forced, imo. But now, after many years, I just really feel how integral they are. Can't imagine the show without them either at this point.

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I think what I mean too is this: if Amy or Bernadette were to leave the show, it would still be TBBT. Obviously, because it was TBBT before they were ever in it. But if Sheldon, Penny, Leonard, Howard or Raj left it would not.

There is the core cast and the core core cast. :)

I think this is a personal preference situation. If any of the characters were to leave for whatever reason, to some the show would "be over" (to them) and to others the show would go on. There have been quite a few shows where main characters have left and they were replaced and the show continued. Two and a half men for example with Charlie Sheen, if I am not mistaken Charlie was one on the "Two Men" from the title, yet the show continued. Now I am not saying everyone was happy and they kept all the same viewer for TAHM but none the less it is still on the air. For me if Amy and Bernadette left the show would most likely be over...but to others not. Also for me if Raj left, I don't think I would be overly upset (sorry kunal lol). I way prefer him to stay but I imagine I would sill watch the show.

 

While were on the topic of characters leaving, what happened to the daughter on Family Matters :wink:

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Not necessarily. Mayim and Melissa were added to the main cast in the first third of season four (Melissa in 4.04 and Mayim in 4.08), yet they didn't get added until the sixth season. By comparison, if they add Laure Spenser to the main this year, it would be season 10, currently the last one, before she's added to the opening titles.

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Not necessarily. Mayim and Melissa were added to the main cast in the first third of season four (Melissa in 4.04 and Mayim in 4.08), yet they didn't get added until the sixth season. By comparison, if they add Laure Spenser to the main this year, it would be season 10, currently the last one, before she's added to the opening titles.

 

I think it might depend on how fully they commit to having her stick around as Raj's girlfriend--and whether she can commit as a regulary.  Also, since they know that they pretty much plan to end with S10, they might go ahead and add her as a main character and add her to the titles, maybe by S9.  Certainly not this season, though.

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Yea, she won't be in the title.  She is still considered a "guest" star..  And they don't change the titles every season...I don't think we'll get a new one in season 8 anyway (but I could be wrong)

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Yea, she won't be in the title.  She is still considered a "guest" star..  And they don't change the titles every season...I don't think we'll get a new one in season 8 anyway (but I could be wrong)

 

Yeah, I don't think there's any real reason to refresh it just yet.  I do hope that they are able to incorporate Emily as a regular character, to commit to having her as Raj's girl.  I know the actress has to juggle a recurring role on Bones, but I hope that TBBT is able to entice her away to join them permanently, by S9, hopefully.

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My estimate, for the change in titles, was based on Laura having a recurring role in Season 8 and being assigned to the main cast in Season 9.  With her going back and forth with Bones, I would not expect an upgrade to main cast this year (although they could announce her as main cast for Season 9, late this coming year.     

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