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'The Reclusive Potential' - Season 11, Episode 20 
Airs Thursday, April 12 at 8/7c on CBS.

A brilliant but reclusive scientist, Doctor Wolcott, invites Sheldon to his cabin in the middle of nowhere, and Leonard, Raj and Howard go along for the trip. Also, Penny and Bernadette improvise after Amy doesn't like the tame bachelorette party they planned for her.

Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal, Numbers) guest stars.

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4 minutes ago, Datitguy84 said:

I was able to attend this taping, and it's funny episode. I will not post any spoilers. But will post some cool facts about the taping after it airs

Datitguy84,  you can post spoilers, but they need to go in the Season 11 Discussion thread.  We have quite a few members who attend, and then post a taping report.  I did it for 11.15, The Novelization Correlation. 

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22 hours ago, Tensor said:

Datitguy84,  you can post spoilers, but they need to go in the Season 11 Discussion thread.  We have quite a few members who attend, and then post a taping report.  I did it for 11.15, The Novelization Correlation. 

I dont know if I can be as detailed as others. But will hit the high notes if they want me to

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12 hours ago, Datitguy84 said:

I dont know if I can be as detailed as others. But will hit the high notes if they want me to

Be as detailed as you want or can be.   Any information is welcome.   Even if someone has done a report, another person may remember something different, saw something different or saw something the other missed.  

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12 minutes ago, djsurrey said:

I got a kick out of the character portrayed by Peter MacNicol on Ally McBeal so I be looking foreword to this episode with interest. Hope he gets a chance to strut his stuff a bit.

LOL, yes, John was always great to watch at the restroom (when I remember him right). :icon_cheesygrin:

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4 minutes ago, veejay said:

LOL, yes, John was always great to watch at the restroom (when I remember him right). :icon_cheesygrin:

I remember his ridiculous distractions in the court room and his eccentric methods of preparing for court. On that show hes was the most eccentric. On the BBT we will just have to see. hmmm :icon_biggrin:

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:52 AM, Datitguy84 said:

I was able to attend this taping, and it's funny episode. I will not post any spoilers. But will post some cool facts about the taping after it airs

I would be very appreciative of any information given...love BTS stuff!

On 4/8/2018 at 1:05 AM, djsurrey said:

I got a kick out of the character portrayed by Peter MacNicol on Ally McBeal so I be looking foreword to this episode with interest. Hope he gets a chance to strut his stuff a bit.

I miss that show...it always made me laugh!

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17 hours ago, Sah said:

I would be very appreciative of any information given...love BTS stuff!

I miss that show...it always made me laugh!

Sorry, never watched it. I've had friends on both sides of the fence on this show.

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On 4/9/2018 at 2:33 PM, Sah said:

I would be very appreciative of any information given...love BTS stuff!

I miss that show...it always made me laugh!

 

Will do, I’ll post some things as the episode airs.

 

one tidbit. When Bernadette was discussing to leave for the bachelorette party there was one line she couldn’t get out, it took her 4-5 takes and at one pointed screamed “what the hell”, but not in anger. The audience erupted in laughter and cheered her on, and she nailed it on the next take. They called that one good and didn’t retake that dialogue like they do with every scene 

 

you will know the line when you see it tonight 

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17 minutes ago, Datitguy84 said:

 

Will do, I’ll post some things as the episode airs.

 

one tidbit. When Bernadette was discussing to leave for the bachelorette party there was one line she couldn’t get out, it took her 4-5 takes and at one pointed screamed “what the hell”, but not in anger. The audience erupted in laughter and cheered her on, and she nailed it on the next take. They called that one good and didn’t retake that dialogue like they do with every scene 

 

you will know the line when you see it tonight 

Thank you so much! I love Melissa when she gets all mad like that. Perhaps cause she is so tiny. I look forward to hearing more stories from your time at the taping. I am sooooo jealous!! Glad that it was fun to see live😊

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22 minutes ago, Datitguy84 said:

 

Will do, I’ll post some things as the episode airs.

 

one tidbit. When Bernadette was discussing to leave for the bachelorette party there was one line she couldn’t get out, it took her 4-5 takes and at one pointed screamed “what the hell”, but not in anger. The audience erupted in laughter and cheered her on, and she nailed it on the next take. They called that one good and didn’t retake that dialogue like they do with every scene 

 

you will know the line when you see it tonight 

Thank you, can't wait to read what you give us.

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They cut out a line from Howard saying, I’m telling you the hulk takes Uber 

 

it was after Leonard’s at the top of the stairs 

The bedroom scene was filmed before the taping.. 

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That was not their best take of Raj eating the tomato. There was one when he slowly let it drip out of his mouth and it was hysterical. 

They had to wait a bit before Howard’s line due to laughter, so they must of kept the shorter take 

The body shots off bartenders Bernadette could not get out. The first takes she was seated and the dialogue was slower. 

She got it out after an audience cheer and they changed it to her getting up to leave 

The scene where Dr Wolcott said Sheldon can’t afford to be distracted, the audience gasped and had a reaction like this was the prelude to an Amy and Sheldon breakup.

They had to do two more takes once the audience was past the moment.

 

also, the joke was rewritten twice about DR Wolcotts and his wife’s marriage arrangement and living on separate continents. Which led to him requiring several takes to get it right. It was the longest scene of the taping to get right. They rewrote it based on audience reactions 

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19 minutes ago, RoRo said:

I found this episode entertaining. The river dance at the end with Sheldon telling her she is not to do that for any other man was funny.

That must be why Jim had a video of himself dancing like that on his IG stories :icon_cheesygrin:

6 minutes ago, Datitguy84 said:

I felt like they didn’t keep the funniest takes 

Luckily you have memories of the taping. Sounds like you had a great time.

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I didn’t really laugh tonight, just a few smiles, I found the girls story funnier than the guys.  I would have to rate this episode near the bottom for the season.

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4 minutes ago, SRAM said:

I didn’t really laugh tonight, just a few smiles, I found the girls story funnier than the guys.  I would have to rate this episode near the bottom for the season.

I have to agree. The best part for me was the pictures the girls took and Amy River Dancing at the end.

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I liked this episode from the line about what Penny looks like reading all the way up to Sheldon knowing the difference between rabbit and squirrel. Wolcott was perfectly done and Sheldon and Amy were very sweet at the end. Not the best ep ever but definitely not the worst ep this season.

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