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37 minutes ago, GivesAWhit said:

AAAHHHH! >flailing excitedly<< The stubbornly modern and independent Harriet, Peter's dogged devotion and utterly appropriate proposal in Latin, the incomparable and indispensable Bunter, the dons, the punting excursion...Oh my dear girl, you have cited one of my favourite romances in all of literature. "Placetne, magistra?" "Placet." Smooth Wimsey. Very smooth. I myself went with Mozart.

Not only that, but there is a tie-in (no pun intended) with the matter of Sheldon's imperfect bow tie.

Oh blast. This is like my Coraline opera post, isn't it? Total blather except to me. >>retiring to the naughty corner<<

I tuned in to the Saturday opera but that style of music isn't to my taste so I went elsewhere.

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1 minute ago, joyceraye said:

I tuned in to the Saturday opera but that style of music isn't to my taste so I went elsewhere.

Yes, not my cuppa either. It was really only the coincidence regarding Gaiman's TBBT appearance that made it noteworthy.

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17 minutes ago, KripkeRules said:

The thing is, considering TBBT's track record about "the cliffhangers of the season finales", I for one am VERY happy that this episode has NO cliffhangers. 

I don't need any "excitements", as long as the show still has these characters, I'm gonna keep watching.  

You may not but I think many of the casuals will stop watching. The finale is going to have millions of extra viewers just to see Mark Hamill. It will be an audience that normally doesn't watch. You need to try to grab some of that audience. Nothing in this episode did. Many regular viewers will see the wedding as the end of TBBT. The tag while touching will be seem more than just a memory to the late Hawking but to the show itself. The tag needed to be something that the audience  could look forward to.

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11 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

You may not but I think many of the casuals will stop watching. The finale is going to have millions of extra viewers just to see Mark Hamill. It will be an audience that normally doesn't watch. You need to try to grab some of that audience. Nothing in this episode did. Many regular viewers will see the wedding as the end of TBBT. The tag while touching will be seem more than just a memory to the late Hawking but to the show itself. The tag needed to be something that the audience  could look forward to.

By your logic, "The finale is going to have millions of extra viewers just to see Mark Hamill." Then, unless Mark Hamill can miraculously become a regular cast of the show, then these new "millions of extra viewers" are bound to go back to normal, as in "don't watch the show". 

So, I don't think they can "grab these audience" just by putting Mark Hamill in some sort of cliffhanger, yeah, sure, maybe they could "grab" some in the 12x01, but how about the rest of the S.12? 

What? By hiring Mark as regular cast? LMAO. 

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27 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

You may not but I think many of the casuals will stop watching. The finale is going to have millions of extra viewers just to see Mark Hamill. It will be an audience that normally doesn't watch. You need to try to grab some of that audience. Nothing in this episode did. Many regular viewers will see the wedding as the end of TBBT. The tag while touching will be seem more than just a memory to the late Hawking but to the show itself. The tag needed to be something that the audience  could look forward to.

Is Hamill really that big of a draw?  Anyway the cliffhanger is often not important to more than a couple of episodes.  I do ‘t Think it usually drives season ratings.

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55 minutes ago, MsGreentea said:

I was escorted down the aisle by both my parents (in a church).  My daughter did the same thing (also in a church).  I don’t remember the exact wording but we did not “give her away”.  She could have easily chosen to walk down by herself or go with her dad only.  

I think perhaps many brides no longer think of the meaning behind the term,'give me away' even metaphorically. They probably see it as a ceremonial role played without considering the historical significance and these days  might use the  term 'walk me down the aisle'  alternatively as a description of what he's doing. I've been thinking about this.

In fact, in living memory everybody in England and Wales if they were under 21 had to get the consent of a parent or guardian before they could apply for a licence or certificate. (Hence  the practice of running away to Scotland ) Only a magistrate could overrule a refusal. My hairdresser got married on her 21st birthday to her  21-year-old fiance because all four parents had earlier said 'No'. The public demonstration of your dad or other important personan turning up in a smart suit and literally  giving your hand in marriage was a sign to the neighbours and the world his consent was freely given. So his doing so really meant something. Most families here have relatives old enough to have been minors in every respect until they were 21. My parents had to countersign my application to renew my library membership.

In today's housing climate even if they're 31, many couples need their parents' approval because in order to set up home they need parental assistance to get together enough money for a deposit on a mortgage. The fashion among very well-mannered young men of asking their girlfriends' parents' 'permission' to get engaged, regardless of age, has never quite died out and has undergone a resurgence with the expansion of American TV since we've had cable and satellite channels. On American TV it seems to be the fathers they ask, as did Sheldon. Amy seemed to regard it as highly important. Perhaps she thought her dad needed an ego-boost if her mother's a nag.

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1 hour ago, MsGreentea said:

Is Hamill really that big of a draw?  Anyway the cliffhanger is often not important to more than a couple of episodes.  I do ‘t Think it usually drives season ratings.

Yes, I am not a huge Star Wars fan (prefer other Science Fiction/Space Opera franchises) but he's a true icon and people will tune in to see him. Plus Star Wars has a fairly big influence /impact in regards to this show, it's been referenced A LOT.

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Sooooo, is anyone else suffering from the morning after season finale taping blues? Probably the blues are setting in due to no more new show taping until August. Damn, 4 months and counting. Wow, No new episodes taping and no College Football till August. This is the start of the dead period.😢

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1 hour ago, KripkeRules said:

By your logic, "The finale is going to have millions of extra viewers just to see Mark Hamill." Then, unless Mark Hamill can miraculously become a regular cast of the show, then these new "millions of extra viewers" are bound to go back to normal, as in "don't watch the show". 

So, I don't think they can "grab these audience" just by putting Mark Hamill in some sort of cliffhanger, yeah, sure, maybe they could "grab" some in the 12x01, but how about the rest of the S.12? 

What? By hiring Mark as regular cast? LMAO. 

I know I will continue to watch and enjoy the show next season.  

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26 minutes ago, Jonny said:

Yes, I am not a huge Star Wars fan (prefer other Science Fiction/Space Opera franchises) but he's a true icon and people will tune in to see him. Plus Star Wars has a fairly big influence /impact in regards to this show, it's been referenced A LOT.

Either am I. But did you notice the reaction from the other cast members. Star Wars fans are all ages. Mark Hamill has a whole new generation of fans including my teenage daughter and friends.

 

20 minutes ago, Sah said:

I know I will continue to watch and enjoy the show next season.  

It isn't like there is millions of fans on this thread.

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31 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

Either am I. But did you notice the reaction from the other cast members. Star Wars fans are all ages. Mark Hamill has a whole new generation of fans including my teenage daughter and friends.

 

It isn't like there is millions of fans on this thread.

Yep and as long as they keep making Star Wars films that will be the case.

One of the main reasons why his popularity has never really died down is because people went back to watch the original films after seeing the poor Hayden Christensen trilogy of films around Anakin's story. So people watched those films, enjoyed them and then went to watch the superior originals for the first time and became enthralled by the story and the genre.

I think he will likely always be popular.

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8 minutes ago, shamyarmy2016 said:

I wish the show didn't have to end it was my weird childhood I watched the show when I was 6 I am now about to be 17 and it scares me that show was the one show I liked that I could be an actress and I will never forget it 

Wouldn't rule out a 13th Season yet, still a good chance that might happen. Keep the faith! :)

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1 minute ago, shamyarmy2016 said:

how do you know?

I don't, but If I take what the cast said most recently at Paley and the viewing figures still I think there is a good chance they will be offered another deal.  Which they might commit to or might not.

I think chances are good we will get a 13th. 

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7 minutes ago, Jonny said:

I don't, but If I take what the cast said most recently at Paley and the viewing figures still I think there is a good chance they will be offered another deal.  Which they might commit to or might not.

I think chances are good we will get a 13th. 

I hope so I atleast want to be 18 when they are done 

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