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Not sure how I feel about the acting gig for penny... was kinda hoping they would pull her away from acting and into something else but this could work too, looking forward to seeing this.

As for raj and his new lady friend well... idk I'll wait and see what happens to comment

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Not sure how I feel about the acting gig for penny... was kinda hoping they would pull her away from acting and into something else but this could work too, looking forward to seeing this.

As for raj and his new lady friend well... idk I'll wait and see what happens to comment

 

You don't think the writers would pass up the opportunity to have Penny play opposite somebody the exact opposite of Leonard and have him become jealous over it did you?

 

I'm putting the plot line for Street Car in a quote bubble below for anybody who's interested.

Blanche DuBois is a fading, but still-attractive, Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask alcoholism and delusions of grandeur.

Her poise is an illusion she presents to shield others (but most of

all, herself) from her reality, and an attempt to make herself still

attractive to new male suitors. Blanche arrives at the apartment of her

sister Stella Kowalski in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, on Elysian Fields Avenue; the local transportation that she takes to arrive there includes a streetcar route named "Desire." The steamy, urban ambiance is a shock to Blanche's nerves. Stella, who fears the reaction of her husband Stanley, welcomes Blanche with some trepidation. As Blanche explains that their ancestral Southern plantation, Belle Reve in Laurel, Mississippi,

has been "lost" due to the "epic fornications" of their ancestors, her

veneer of self-possession begins to slip drastically. Blanche tells

Stella that her supervisor allowed her to take time off from her job as

an English teacher because of her upset nerves, when in fact, she has

been fired for having an affair with a 17-year-old student. This turns

out not to be the only seduction in which she has engaged, and, along

with other problems, has led her to escape Laurel. A brief marriage

marred by the discovery that her husband, Allan Grey, was having a

homosexual affair and his subsequent suicide has led Blanche to withdraw

into a world in which fantasies and illusions blend seamlessly with

reality.

In contrast to both the self-effacing and deferential Stella and the

pretentious refinement of Blanche, Stella's husband, Stanley Kowalski,

is a force of nature: primal, rough-hewn, brutish, and sensual. He

dominates Stella in every way and is physically and emotionally abusive.[1]

Stella tolerates his primal behavior as this is part of what attracted

her in the first place; their love and relationship are heavily based on

powerful—even animal-like—sexual chemistry, something that Blanche

finds impossible to understand.

The arrival of Blanche upsets her sister and brother-in-law's system

of mutual dependence. Stella's concern for her sister's well-being

emboldens Blanche to hold court in the Kowalski apartment, infuriating

Stanley and leading to conflict in his relationship with his wife.

Blanche and Stanley are on a collision course, and Stanley's friend and

Blanche's would-be suitor, Harold "Mitch" Mitchell,[1]

gets trampled in their path. Stanley discovers Blanche's past through a

co-worker who travels to Laurel frequently, and he confronts her with

the things that she has been trying to put behind her, partly out of

concern that her character flaws may be damaging to the lives of those

in her new home, just as they were in Laurel, and partly out of a

distaste for her pretense in general. However, his attempts to "unmask"

her are predictably cruel and violent. In their final confrontation, it

is implied that Stanley rapes Blanche, resulting in her nervous

breakdown. Stanley has her committed to a mental institution, and in the

closing moments, Blanche utters her signature line to the kindly doctor

who leads her away: "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the

kindness of strangers."

The reference to the streetcar named Desire—providing the aura

of New Orleans geography—is symbolic. Blanche not only has to travel on

a streetcar route named "Desire" to reach Stella's home on "Elysian Fields" but her desire acts as an irrepressible force throughout the play—she can only hang on as her desires lead her.

The character of Blanche is thought to be based on Williams' sister Rose Williams who struggled with her mental health and became incapacitated after a lobotomy

 

What's interesting is that Penny's character shares some traits with Blanche DuBois, so I'm betting that's the character that Penny will be portraying.

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A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof would have been less of a challenge to include/refer to in a comedy : it ends well-ish and there are funny moments. But A Streetcar... Whether Penny plays Blanche or Stella, it is not a happy adventure.

Cat.... would also have been a nice callback to The Thespian Catalyst. Where Penny mentions Cat... as being a classic of American Theatre.
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Well she will either suck at it and that will make her rethink being an actress or she will be good and her career will take off. I don't think the writers will just keep her career the same as before.

I think you're right that this will be a turning point in her acting career, for better or for worse. I think she is going to be good but not realize any of the similarities that may exist between her and Blanche (if that's the role she plays). I haven't seen the play and am just going by the summary above. I know that this role is one of the most difficult around. If Penny is good, she could get a break into some TV work. I hope that this spoiler turns out to be accurate, it's great to see them give Penny some prospects.

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I love love love Kate Micucci.  Never watched Raising Hope but she played Gooch on Scrubs.  Also, she's half of the comedy team Garfunkel and Oates.  The other half of the duo is Riki Lindhome, who you'll recognize.  JP said in an interview that he liked having her on the show.  (Warning:  there's profanity in the video.)

 

For some reason some videos aren't showing up for me. I just get a big blank space. Right now, while I'm quoting your post, I can see the URL for the link, but I don't know why I can't see them originally...

Ooh, and I just now saw the promo for tomorrow's ep on TV during Craig Ferguson! :)

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I love love love Kate Micucci.  Never watched Raising Hope but she played Gooch on Scrubs.  Also, she's half of the comedy team Garfunkel and Oates.  The other half of the duo is Riki Lindhome, who you'll recognize.  JP said in an interview that he liked having her on the show.  (Warning:  there's profanity in the video.)

 

I liked her on Scrubs as well. Raising Hope is awesome though. She's not a main character and isn't in every episode of Raising Hope.

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Official release

 

SHELDON MUST FIND A VALENTINE’S GIFT FOR AMY, ON “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” THURSDAY, FEB. 14

CHEAT TWEET: Candy hearts, romantic dinners & romance ninjas?! It’s #ValentinesDay on #BigBangTheory and love is in the air for some on Feb. 14 8pm ET/PT on CBS CBS Press Express | SHELDON MUST FIND A VALENTINE’S GIFT FOR AMY, ON “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” THURSDAY, FEB. 14

"The Tangible Affection Proof" – While the guys try to give their significant others the perfect Valentine’s Day, Raj and Stuart throw a “lonely people” party at the comic book store, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 14 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


CAST:
Johnny Galecki (Leonard)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny)
Simon Helberg (Wolowitz)
Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette)
Mayim Bialik (Amy)

GUEST CAST:

Kevin Sussman (Stuart)

Margo Harshman (Alex)

Josh Brener (Dale)

Kate Minucci (Lucy)

Briana Cuoco (Gretchen)



STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Holland

TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds and Tara Hernandez

DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski

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So I've been thinking about the next Twp episodes and something seems a little off to me... did anyone else notice that in the first of two episodes Leonard learns penny is not ready to live with him yet so in the next episode he thinks its a good idea to propose? I don't see where that line of thought came from

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So I've been thinking about the next Twp episodes and something seems a little off to me... did anyone else notice that in the first of two episodes Leonard learns penny is not ready to live with him yet so in the next episode he thinks its a good idea to propose? I don't see where that line of thought came from

 

It's sitcom writers who don't care all that much about continuity nor consistency from episode to episode.

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So I've been thinking about the next Twp episodes and something seems a little off to me... did anyone else notice that in the first of two episodes Leonard learns penny is not ready to live with him yet so in the next episode he thinks its a good idea to propose? I don't see where that line of thought came from

Maybe he got all caught up in the romance--he's already proposed to her before. And being engaged doesn't mean they'd be getting married right away, so maybe he figured she'd be more ready to live with him by the time they actually got married.

But it's more likely that Leonard just jumped the gun, as he always has with Penny. :)

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