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His performance as Howard so far in Season 6 has been one of the best things about the season, for me. The ISS scenes were good and I think he's been one of the show's comedic constants, in that his jokes are of the same kind everytime yet they're still funny everytime.

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I recently started really watching this show.  I don't know as much as many of you do about it, or the actors.  I am wondering about Howard/Simon and the episode where Howard helped Raj with a girl who was deaf.  He was translating sign for them throughout the episode.  I have many questions as I am hard of hearing myself.  1. was this just for the one episode?  2.  Have there been references to Howard knowing sign language prior, or following this episode, and was there a reason mentioned for him knowing it?  3. Does Simon know sign or did he just learn what he did for and in that one episode?-- lol if anyone can enlighten me that would be great.  :icon_mrgreen:

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well there have been signs of howard being multi-lingual but i dont know about sign language 

 

He knows at least "5 languages" as we were informed in Season 3. I wouldn't therefore be surprised if he knew sign-language as well, which is, in itself, a sixth language.

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I agree, he must be nominated. Regarding sign-language, I think that was the only episode where they showed him using it. Probably Simon doesn´t know that language in the same way he doesn´t know Chinese and Russian but he use them in the program.

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He´s so funny!

Its so sad, that he´s never been nominated for any award for his great performance as Howard Wolowitz.

 

Do you know what roles Simon has played before being Howard W. in the Big Bang Theory? I never heard of his name before

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Do you know what roles Simon has played before being Howard W. in the Big Bang Theory? I never heard of his name before

 

He had a small role in a movie called The TV Set.

The movie is about a writer's efforts to get his TV pilot filmed and considered for a series pickup, but along the way, as he meets with the studio heads, he ends up making this little compromise and that little compromise until his original story barely exists anymore.  The story is about a young man whose brother has died (committed suicide, as I recall) and how he deals with it.

 

So Simon plays the actor that the writer preferred to play the part of the young man who is mourning his brother.  The character in the pilot is supposed to be Jewish, and SImon's character is Jewish, but apparently the studio heads find him "too Jewish" or something like that.

But he's a great actor for the part, so there's a bit of a struggle, until the studio insists that they use some hot young thing of an actor (who is very obviously not Jewish), so Simon's out.

 

It's a funny movie overall, and though I didn't know SImon's name at the time, I do remember his performance.  I haven't watched that movie recently--maybe I should check it out again. :)

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He´s so funny!

Its so sad, that he´s never been nominated for any award for his great performance as Howard Wolowitz.

 

With such a great cast there should be a short straw competition before the awards season as to who is representing the show! 

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I wonder if Simon will EVER reveal his secret about why he wears alien pins on his turtleneck in every scene???    AWESOME AWESOME show!!!!!  :icon_razz:

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This is a video that Simon's wife did to help get her movie "I am I" funded, It was filmed in their home at the time and Simon plays a small part, plus it's very interesting on the processes of how you actually go about getting a movie together.

 

 

PS: I like Jocelyn because once she tweeted about how she used shaving cream to moisturise and I replied "well once my partner used "Nair Mousse" in his hair, thinking it was "Hair" mousse,  I have this idea that she was sitting next to Simon and saw my tweet and said "Hey Simon, this is the funniest thing ever" and she told my Nair mousse story to Simon, and then, oh this part is back to reality, she dm'd me and said it "seriously?  that would have been funny"  _ TRUE story - all of it.  and in case you don't know Nair Mousse is hair removal you don't want to use it as hair mousse, luckily for my partner it smells bad and he said,  "mm this smells bad this HAIR mousse" and I said "WHAT HAIR mousse?"  Quick rinse off in the shower and all was well

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What a lovely wife and video! I like the bed plenty of Simon's friends in it.

Jolly good! A little insight in Simon's home life.

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Simon's a good guy and his character has moved up in my eyes too.  I love the dynamic between Jim's character and Simon's :)

 

 

I agree re the dynamic, but I think if Leonard moved away and Raj returned to India, Howard and Sheldon would naturally drift away. But I think if  Leonard moved away and Howard did too, Raj and Sheldon would remain friends,

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