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Maybe somebody who knows the TV business can answer this question for me:  if they want to generate buzz about Billy Bob Thornton's appearance on the show, why are they being so hush-hush about it?

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Maybe somebody who knows the TV business can answer this question for me: if they want to generate buzz about Billy Bob Thornton's appearance on the show, why are they being so hush-hush about it?

Well its still got Three or Four weeks away, its all about timing. Im sure promo well come, but nows not the time.

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I know that this is totally of topic, but I have to post it somewhere - I am so excited this morning cos TBBT premier will be aired here in the UK tonight.  I know that many of you will already have seen this and commented, but to actually see the episode with all the detailed analysis provided by you guys and to know what Sheldon has on his mind and is really feeling is awesome.

 

And to prove how excited I am, I actually dreamed about this last night.  It was very weird as dreams often are.  The premier episode had the gang being involved in a robbery of some kind and the girls deciding that they were going to keep all the money and leave the guys, this was all discovered because for some reason Howard had a tattoo on his back (don't ask me why, but it made sense in my dream).  Everyone made up though it took some time for Sheldon to forgive Amy as he was stunned that she would even consider doing this to him - then they were all on  a train and the episode finished, but I kept telling everyone that this was not the premier that in fact it was the 3rd episode (I know it isn't but in my dream it was) and that E4 (the UK channel airing TBBT) had messed about with the schedule, but for some reason I could not tell anybody how I knew this as I could not talk about this forum because it was a secret.

 

God only knows what I will dream about the night before the Prom episode airs - that is I sleep at all. I don't think I crazy, but maybe I do suffer with TBBT-itis. 

 

Anyway off to do some mundane RL stuff till 8.30 pm.

 

ETA = sorry to interrupt the flow

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Maybe somebody who knows the TV business can answer this question for me:  if they want to generate buzz about Billy Bob Thornton's appearance on the show, why are they being so hush-hush about it?

They may promote is as a big mystery guest, which can often generate more buzz than if they said who it actually was.

Or it could be that they wanted to surprise the studio audience, to get a bigger reaction from them when he first appeared in a scene.

Chloe said that the program they were given didn't have his name listed. For those in the audience who didn't know, it could have been a big surprise.

CBS may go ahead and name him, or not, depending on what they want from the TV viewing audience.

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I know that this is totally of topic, but I have to post it somewhere - I am so excited this morning cos TBBT premier will be aired here in the UK tonight.  I know that many of you will already have seen this and commented, but to actually see the episode with all the detailed analysis provided by you guys and to know what Sheldon has on his mind and is really feeling is awesome.

 

And to prove how excited I am, I actually dreamed about this last night.  It was very weird as dreams often are.  The premier episode had the gang being involved in a robbery of some kind and the girls deciding that they were going to keep all the money and leave the guys, this was all discovered because for some reason Howard had a tattoo on his back (don't ask me why, but it made sense in my dream).  Everyone made up though it took some time for Sheldon to forgive Amy as he was stunned that she would even consider doing this to him - then they were all on  a train and the episode finished, but I kept telling everyone that this was not the premier that in fact it was the 3rd episode (I know it isn't but in my dream it was) and that E4 (the UK channel airing TBBT) had messed about with the schedule, but for some reason I could not tell anybody how I knew this as I could not talk about this forum because it was a secret.

 

God only knows what I will dream about the night before the Prom episode airs - that is I sleep at all. I don't think I crazy, but maybe I do suffer with TBBT-itis. 

 

Anyway off to do some mundane RL stuff till 8.30 pm.

 

ETA = sorry to interrupt the flow

you are lucky.... if we get it by December here it will be a miracle!  enjoy! ( i can't wait till it airs here. it's one thing watching it online on a 15 inch screen (with bad quality) and it's a whole other story to watch it on a 40 inch screen!!!! 

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I was thinking, Howard has been really taken a beating from Bernadette lately about money, not doing stuff and being just like a kid. She is really sort of taking him for granted really bad. I think it would be funny if some astronaut groupie grad student (very pretty) started sniffing around Howard and toned Bernadette down a little. I would love to see Bernadette all mousy again whining to the girls that she is loosing Howard and she regrets how mean she has been to him. Howard would be funny when he realized some hot girl wants him, of course he would never cheat on Bernadette. I think a scene where the girl comes to Howard's lab and opens her coat to him, nothing underneath, would shock Howard and it would be funny to see him try and get out of there. So in short I think we need an episode that sort of gives Howard his balls back.

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I was thinking, Howard has been really taken a beating from Bernadette lately about money, not doing stuff and being just like a kid. She is really sort of taking him for granted really bad. I think it would be funny if some astronaut groupie grad student (very pretty) started sniffing around Howard and toned Bernadette down a little. I would love to see Bernadette all mousy again whining to the girls that she is loosing Howard and she regrets how mean she has been to him. Howard would be funny when he realized some hot girl wants him, of course he would never cheat on Bernadette. I think a scene where the girl comes to Howard's lab and opens her coat to him, nothing underneath, would shock Howard and it would be funny to see him try and get out of there. So in short I think we need an episode that sort of gives Howard his balls back.

Me thinks someone just wants to see Bernadettes hadron colliders

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I was thinking, Howard has been really taken a beating from Bernadette lately about money, not doing stuff and being just like a kid. She is really sort of taking him for granted really bad. I think it would be funny if some astronaut groupie grad student (very pretty) started sniffing around Howard and toned Bernadette down a little. I would love to see Bernadette all mousy again whining to the girls that she is loosing Howard and she regrets how mean she has been to him. Howard would be funny when he realized some hot girl wants him, of course he would never cheat on Bernadette. I think a scene where the girl comes to Howard's lab and opens her coat to him, nothing underneath, would shock Howard and it would be funny to see him try and get out of there. So in short I think we need an episode that sort of gives Howard his balls back.

I don't know if the Howardette dynamic will change. They basically replace Ms. Wolowitz's role with Bernies. They like keeping the howard as a child persona, IMO. BBT also like to be over the top with real life situations, and money issues are common for couples so the are just over dramatizing that common issue for laughs. When these characters pick on each other or put each other down...it's not meant to be personal but rather for comedy

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Yeah, Penny USED TO BE my least favorite character but now it's Bernie....big time!! And it all started when she tried to keep Howard from going into space by telling his mother behind his back.

I think she's a total bitch and control freak and at this point, I can't stand her and wish they'd do something for that couple to knock her down a peg or two. Or three, four, maybe even five....lol.

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Yeah Bernadette didn't want him to go to space both times, but on the train she tells Amy that him being an astronaut is all her doing. I think Bernadette is over the top now and needs to be brought down a notch or two. The money thing between them has been a unhealthy issue since she bought him the watch, a Rolex which causes thousands of dollars, but when he goes half on a printer ($2500?) she goes ballistic, so it is not the amount of money that is the issue, it is control of it. That is why I think seeing that she could loose Howard would be good for her.

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I'd like interviews from the whole cast after prom airs. Kevin too. All the characters are in such interesting places right now. I'd like to hear what they think about it.

Yes, I was just thinking about this too. I'd love to hear the cast do an interview after the prom ep about the changes their characters have gone through in just these first few episodes if season eight. I agree that Kevin should be apart of it too.

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I think she's a total bitch and control freak and at this point, I can't stand her and wish they'd do something for that couple to knock her down a peg or two. Or three, four, maybe even five....lol.

I agree, she's become Sheldon. :p

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I agree, she's become Sheldon. :p

It's weird cause I've always liked her but I don't get where they're going with her character. She seems to be going from cute but bossy/quirky to kind of mean and shrew-ish. And now that they're expanding that beyond just her relationship with Howard, to Penny too and now to Amy a bit in this week's taping...it's just not pleasant to watch.
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I am probably in the minority, but I like Bernie's bossiness. I like that she sort of has an innocence about her and then a whole different monster comes out when she's pissed. I feel like Howard probably enjoys being babied to a degree. I mean, could you imagine him living completely on his own? I can't. He needs someone to mother him because he has been coddled throughout his entire life.

 

However, I do think the mother/son dynamic can get a little weird sometimes but it is obviously over exaggerated for comedic purposes.

 

I personally find Bernie's bossiness towards Howard more tolerable than Penny and Leonard's relationship. I am not saying this to start a war; it's just my opinion. So, put your pitchforks down.

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I like Bernadette and i think she's right for Howard ( im even ok with a chore chart. Howard was babied by his mom for a long time) but they are making her a little.....sharper? this season. Howardette is still my second favorite couple though...

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you are lucky.... if we get it by December here it will be a miracle!  enjoy! ( i can't wait till it airs here. it's one thing watching it online on a 15 inch screen (with bad quality) and it's a whole other story to watch it on a 40 inch screen!!!! 

 

Well it will be my first time seeing this.  I know as you have indicated that you can see the show on the computer but I have not been able to master how to do this.

 

Though I am not spoiler free, I am trying not to view promos or excerpts on YouTube so that I get see it fresh - if that makes sense.  However having said that, my discipline failed on this one and I did do a sneak peak at the scene in the car.  Been good on the rest though.

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I'm not even complaining about how she deals with Howard because it must be real hard work to put up with a guy that was babied all the way to his 30s.(like my husband)
It just gotten weird how she's treating everyone else. Penny, her own boss, Amy. It's one thing to be cute when she's angry, but she's got scary right now.

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I didn't really like the way she treated Amy in the last report. shes one of Amy s bestfriends and she knows how she feels regarding Sheldon and sex in general and it wasn't cool. i cant remember but did she apologize? i'll have to go back and Read it again

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