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That's sad to hear. I guess that since it is the last season there are more VIPs coming.

I went in Season 10 and a lot of VIPs knocked out some guaranteeds. Luck I was 10th in line ( coming from Australia was taking no chances). Doesn’t have to be last season or even special episodes. Sometimes it just the cast bring a lot of guests in on a given week. Mayim and Raj took up the whole front row when I went.


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4 hours ago, bfm said:

That's sad to hear. I guess that since it is the last season there are more VIPs coming.

What a disappointment. I feel so sorry ! I know I'd be crying my eyes out.

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On 11/22/2018 at 5:00 AM, tractionaction said:

Then around 5pm or so, they announce 4 different groups of ticket holders, VIP, Regular, Standby and one other that we didn't catch.
They continued stating that due to the high volume of VIP's that even some regular ticket holders may not get a seat!

I have a regular ticket for the 4th and this has made me worried! Any idea when the first few regular ticket holders started showing up? What time would you get there if you had a regular ticket? Thanks!

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I have a regular ticket for the 4th and this has made me worried! Any idea when the first few regular ticket holders started showing up? What time would you get there if you had a regular ticket? Thanks!

I had a regular ticket for the October 16th taping and was number 5 in line. I got in line about 11:15am. Time went by rather quickly as the people in line around me were friendly and and chatted the entire time and didn’t read the book I brought but was glad I had it for backup.


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Dates for February have been added:

2/5/19 ★ 2/12/19 ★ 2/26/19

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Tickets are now available for the 01/08/19 show....My wife and I are in!

Opened up at 6:30AM PST.

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Got mine.  Wife and I will be traveling to California.  

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26 minutes ago, tractionaction said:

Tickets are now available for the 01/08/19 show....My wife and I are in!

Opened up at 6:30AM PST.

 

16 minutes ago, Tensor said:

Got mine.  Wife and I will be traveling to California.  

Congrats to you both! Have a great time!

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26 minutes ago, tractionaction said:

Tickets are now available for the 01/08/19 show....My wife and I are in!

Opened up at 6:30AM PST.

Great ! Have a wonderful time !

17 minutes ago, Tensor said:

Got mine.  Wife and I will be traveling to California.  

Hooray ! Enjoy every minute !

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35 minutes ago, tractionaction said:

Tickets are now available for the 01/08/19 show....My wife and I are in!

Opened up at 6:30AM PST.

 

26 minutes ago, Tensor said:

Got mine.  Wife and I will be traveling to California.  

Congratulations guys!!! Enjoy!

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Hi Guys,

my name is Lukas and I’m from Germany. I tried to get tickets to watch the episode on the 8th of January but unfortunately the tickets were available earlier than I expected😭😭. Anyway, my flights are booked and I hope I might be able to get one of the standby tickets. I have read through the instructions but I can’t seem to find when they release the standby tickets. Could one of you give me a hint?

Thanks for your help :)

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1 hour ago, Luke89 said:

Hi Guys,

my name is Lukas and I’m from Germany. I tried to get tickets to watch the episode on the 8th of January but unfortunately the tickets were available earlier than I expected😭😭. Anyway, my flights are booked and I hope I might be able to get one of the standby tickets. I have read through the instructions but I can’t seem to find when they release the standby tickets. Could one of you give me a hint?

Thanks for your help :)

Hi Lukas. I'm sorry you missed the tickets. The standby tickets went up a little more than 27 hours ago. I've sometimes seen them become available on the site at random times. If I notice any, I will post here. 

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23 hours ago, Tensor said:

Got mine.  Wife and I will be traveling to California.  

Congrats &  a wonderful "Freak out"!

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31 minutes ago, veejay said:

Congrats &  a wonderful "Freak out"!

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Oh, I’ll have fun, but you know there’s going to be a taping report. 🙂  Not going to do the tour report like I did last year, unless I see something new having to do with the show. 

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anyone knows if there were any non-VIP tickets given for the final episodes of "two and a half man", "how I met your mother" etc. 

we have visited at least one taping during last 6 seasons, thinking more and more about trying to get the tickets for the final one.

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1 minute ago, LionetBigBang said:

I saw you take part in three times? I saw somewhere said we can only attend at most twice in each season? Just wondering how you made it?

I'll answer for Kev.  Yes, current rules only allow you attend twice PER SEASON.  If you look at the taping Kev attended, you will find one in season 10, one in season 11 and one in season 12.  So, he's only attended once each of those seasons.

 It used to be that you could only get two regular (what are erroneously called guaranteed )  tickets per season, but were also allowed to attend on standby as long as you were there early enough to be part of the standby ticket holders that made it in.  Toward the end of season 5, there were complaints that there were people who were getting more than two regular tickets.  That wasn't the case, though there people who were attending more than two per season, which was allowed if you were attending more than the two on Standby tickets.  

There was one person who attended every episode from 3.18 throughout 5.24.  They would get their two regular tickets, then use standby tickets, and just get their early (around 8 AM) every taping Tuesday, so they were getting in with standby tickets.  Another was was to get two tickets, then write in to change the name on the ticket.  After 5.24, while they didn't outright limit anyone, they were watching more closely.  Basically, if they started to recognize you, and you got another ticket, they would send an email telling you you had attended too many and your ticket had been rescinded.

 In season seven, there was a problem with some regular ticket holders who didn't get in (there were a lot of VIPs that day) and Bill Prady had a huge problem with that.  So, Audiences Unlimited, the company that handles the tickets, started limiting tickets.  While you could still get two per season, when signing in to get tickets, you could only get one per person, (for most shows you are allowed to get four tickets per attempt).  After you got your ticket, you had to re-sign in, to get another one.  And, names on the ticket could no longer be changed by writing to Audiences Unlimited.   They also started watching much closer to how many shows you attended, and two was pretty much it (although there were people here and there who got in for more than two, they were relatively rare after season seven.)  

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3 minutes ago, Tensor said:

I'll answer for Kev.  Yes, current rules only allow you attend twice PER SEASON.  If you look at the taping Kev attended, you will find one in season 10, one in season 11 and one in season 12.  So, he's only attended once each of those seasons.

 It used to be that you could only get two regular (what are erroneously called guaranteed )  tickets per season, but were also allowed to attend on standby as long as you were there early enough to be part of the standby ticket holders that made it in.  Toward the end of season 5, there were complaints that there were people who were getting more than two regular tickets.  That wasn't the case, though there people who were attending more than two per season, which was allowed if you were attending more than the two on Standby tickets.  

There was one person who attended every episode from 3.18 throughout 5.24.  They would get their two regular tickets, then use standby tickets, and just get their early (around 8 AM) every taping Tuesday, so they were getting in with standby tickets.  Another was was to get two tickets, then write in to change the name on the ticket.  After 5.24, while they didn't outright limit anyone, they were watching more closely.  Basically, if they started to recognize you, and you got another ticket, they would send an email telling you you had attended too many and your ticket had been rescinded.

 In season seven, there was a problem with some regular ticket holders who didn't get in (there were a lot of VIPs that day) and Bill Prady had a huge problem with that.  So, Audiences Unlimited, the company that handles the tickets, started limiting tickets.  While you could still get two per season, when signing in to get tickets, you could only get one per person, (for most shows you are allowed to get four tickets per attempt).  After you got your ticket, you had to re-sign in, to get another one.  And, names on the ticket could no longer be changed by writing to Audiences Unlimited.   They also started watching much closer to how many shows you attended, and two was pretty much it (although there were people here and there who got in for more than two, they were relatively rare after season seven.)  

So I can still try to get the general tickets while having many standby tickets? I already got standby on January 15th, but planing to try more on regular tickets.

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Well, you can attend twice a year.  If you get into two shows on Standby, those are probably your two shows.  

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10 hours ago, LionetBigBang said:

So I can still try to get the general tickets while having many standby tickets? I already got standby on January 15th, but planing to try more on regular tickets.

Hope you get in and have a fabulous time. Good luck !

On 12/13/2018 at 1:02 PM, margarete said:

anyone knows if there were any non-VIP tickets given for the final episodes of "two and a half man", "how I met your mother" etc. 

we have visited at least one taping during last 6 seasons, thinking more and more about trying to get the tickets for the final one.

Hope you make it !

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