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I want to know something about the tap,

someone told me that was a lot of tension in the set the last tap (17 feb), was it true?

I don't know about "tension"...? (Of course, never having seen this crew together in action in person before, I have no way of knowing WHAT they were feeling.) I did notice that there really wasn't much/any interaction between any of the cast members in between takes. I just figured they each had their own "thing" to do. Sometimes hair and makeup were touched up on some of them. Jim appeared very focused and had his face in his script a lot. Kaley seemed tired - she yawned a lot in between takes. I didn't notice anything in particular with either Johnny or Simon. Kunal seemed the most lively and light hearted.. He could be seen head banging or bopping along to the music they played in between shots (fun!). Only he and Simon stayed for autographs at the end, and they were very sweet. I loved the experience!

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Hmmmm. Maybe the entire cast is just more focused and doing their own thing during the actual tapings. I don't think that means there's tension though, because whenever I've seen their interviews together they all seem to get along really well and are chilled out. But then again I've never been to a taping so I don't know. Thanks for sharing your experience jaamodei!

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I want to know something about the tap,

someone told me that was a lot of tension in the set the last tap (17 feb), was it true?

I don't know about "tension"...? (Of course, never having seen this crew together in action in person before, I have no way of knowing WHAT they were feeling.) I did notice that there really wasn't much/any interaction between any of the cast members in between takes. I just figured they each had their own "thing" to do. Sometimes hair and makeup were touched up on some of them. Jim appeared very focused and had his face in his script a lot. Kaley seemed tired - she yawned a lot in between takes. I didn't notice anything in particular with either Johnny or Simon. Kunal seemed the most lively and light hearted.. He could be seen head banging or bopping along to the music they played in between shots (fun!). Only he and Simon stayed for autographs at the end, and they were very sweet. I loved the experience!

where were u seated?

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I want to know something about the tap,

someone told me that was a lot of tension in the set the last tap (17 feb), was it true?

I don't know about "tension"...? (Of course, never having seen this crew together in action in person before, I have no way of knowing WHAT they were feeling.) I did notice that there really wasn't much/any interaction between any of the cast members in between takes. I just figured they each had their own "thing" to do. Sometimes hair and makeup were touched up on some of them. Jim appeared very focused and had his face in his script a lot. Kaley seemed tired - she yawned a lot in between takes. I didn't notice anything in particular with either Johnny or Simon. Kunal seemed the most lively and light hearted.. He could be seen head banging or bopping along to the music they played in between shots (fun!). Only he and Simon stayed for autographs at the end, and they were very sweet. I loved the experience!

where were u seated?

About 5th row center.

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Hey all, thanks for all the information that you guys have posted regarding the taping and it was interesting to know what's going on based on the description because i've never been to a live TV recording.

Anyway, I've got 2 questions if you helpful TBBT forum users can help with.

I will be going to LA for about 2 weeks for a visit and it'll be around mid June and was hoping to maybe get tickets for the live taping for TBBT.

1st question: I can't seem to find any information on which episode they will be recording on some of the dates published to order tickets on. Will they have finished recording season 4 by then?

2nd question: Some of the guys here have mentioned that they have to try a couple of months before getting the tickets. Assuming that they are still recording then (refer to question 1) and i try to order tickets for the 2 recordings, what are my chances of getting them?

I guess my question is, are they picked randomly or if you miss the first time then you have a slightly higher priority chance of getting the next one?

Thx in advance :)

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They won't be recording in June, unfortunately. Season 3 wraps in a few weeks, Season 4 starts production in August.

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Tripper, thanks for that. It's a shame though, was hoping that maybe I can at least have the chance to catch one of the live taping. Next time then.

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Hey fellow Big Bangers...

I will be attending a taping this coming Tuesday 3/30 of The Big Bang Theory. Looking forward to it. I can report back then.

Until then...Bazinga!!!!

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Have fun! I know a lot of people going to that taping on Tuesday...shout out to the Paradox community ;) Have fun everyone!

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Hey Krys :) I'm so excited for you hun! You're gonna have a blast!

that's great, the thing that I wonder mostly is if you get to see the taping of the entire episode or just a few scenes? or for how long will you be there? what you do in the beginning and at the end? and if spoilers and intel aside from the taping it would be great thing to know, even if it is by a private message jejejeje.Congratulations for being able to go to the taping.

I've been to 3 tapings of the show (episodes 2.22, 3.2, and 3.10) and actually going to my 4th taping next week on Tuesday :) So I've gone enough to be able to answer those questions in other words!

When you see a taping you see the entire episode taped and they film it in order how you see it on the episode from start to finish that way us in the audience do not get confused as to the storyline. The tapings start at 6:30pm and usually last about 3 hours (yes it takes 3 hours to tape a show with less than 30 min run time haha) so we get out a little before 10pm.

At tapings since tickets do not guarantee you will actually get in you do need to show up a couple hours early or you will not get in. Once you finally are done with the check in process they take you back in groups and you basically follow the leader around the Warner Brothers studio backlot until you get to stage 25 which is the studio the show tapes on :) After going through more security checks you are told where to sit (being first in line doesnt mean you get the best seats...its random how they seat you). About 30 minutes before the taping starts we watch on the tv screens above us the episode that will air before the one we watched taped (usually its the episode that they taped just last week). So in other words, we get to see 2 new episodes (one we watch on tv and the other being the one we see taped of course).

Once we finish watching the episode on the tv's, the MC guy who "entertains" us in the audience the entire time and also directs us as to what to do in situations (like reminding us to laugh even though we've already seen the scene every time before they say "action"), will introduce the cast one by one and they basically just wave to us and then take their place either on stage or backstage if they will not be in the scene. From then on we watch the episode taped in order. We see everything except sometimes at a taping there might be 1 scene they pre-taped the day before for various reasons (its always a very short scene though...no longer than 1 min long) and we watch it on the tv screens so they can record our laughter. Throughout the taping music is constantly being played every time they yell "cut" (they actually have a DJ in the back who is playing the music) and the cast can sometimes be seen dancing to it while on stage :) About an hour or two into the taping the audience is given pizza and water free of charge so we don't go hungry or thirsty. Anyways during tapings very often we watch a scene anywhere from just 1 take to as many as 6 times....it various a lot but the average I'd say is 3 takes a scene. Several times the writers will have the actors try different lines just to see which line goes over the best with us and/or works simply better for the scene. When the taping is over the cast has a final curtain call one by one and all stand together on stage waving goodbye to us. The end of taping, if you go down to the rail you can try to get autographs from the cast. Every single taping is different as to how that goes though....sometimes you might not be able to get any and sometimes you can luck out and get them all to sign something (luckily that happened to me once)! FYI Kunal signs the most by far and spends a long time signing for as many people as he can. So yeah overall its a really fun thing to do and even better is thats its free haha. It's definitely a lot harder now though to get tickets....quite difficult anymore to be honest, but still possible if you are persistent enough :)

I just had a few questions I was wondering is the set in Universal Studios, and how exactly do you get tickets and how much are they? Thanks!

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^^The set is at Warner Brothers Studios and tickets are free...you get them online at www.tvtickets.com. Tickets for season 4 will be available later in the summer

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^^The set is at Warner Brothers Studios and tickets are free...you get them online at www.tvtickets.com. Tickets for season 4 will be available later in the summer

Thank you so much for the link!

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^^The set is at Warner Brothers Studios and tickets are free...you get them online at www.tvtickets.com. Tickets for season 4 will be available later in the summer

Awesome thanks!

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I am soooooo jealous!!! How'd you do it?

Hey fellow Big Bangers...

I will be attending a taping this coming Tuesday 3/30 of The Big Bang Theory. Looking forward to it. I can report back then.

Until then...Bazinga!!!!

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Need some help, my sister is about to join the navy after she gets out of college this may and will ship out sometime in august and we are taking a family trip to LA sometime this summer before she goes. TBBT is the only thing she is going to miss. So I am trying to get her tickets. I know about the website but am not sure how to get them. When do they post? Is it first come? I have many question and if someone could answer them throw email or just post. Would love to talk to someone that has gone throw the process. Help a kid brother make her big sis day.

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Did anyone get to the taping of the season finale or know of some set report online? I'm hoping someone can tell me the title of the final episode. I have the titles of the others leading up to the finale (Spaghetti Catalyst, Plimpton Stimulation, Elevator Implementation).

Steve

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