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OK, here's where I'll be posting tweets.  My original source's phone went down, but I have a couple of other sources.   Fell free to comment here, up until the the panel starts (10:15 PDT, 1:15 EST, 15:15 UTC).  At that time, I'll be locking the thread, so only I can post things.   After the panel, I'll unlock it and you can resume posting.    

With the way the forum software works(15 minutes between posts), you may have to refresh to see the additions to posts.    

 

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I want to thank Roxanne from The Big Bang Buzz (go listen to their podcast), Kazzie, and fitzsimmons for tweeting.  

 

 

It appears the panelist will be  Bill Prady,   Steve Holland, Steve Molaro, Bill Prady, Dave Goetsch, Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari,  Tara Hernandez, Andy Gordon, Adam Faberman and Jeremy Howe.  There is also a water bottle at the end, with no name tag.  

OK, locking the thread.  

OK, panel starting to come in.  

Kunal will be Moderating.   

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Kunal will be Moderating.   

Replaying highlights from last year.  

OK, panel starting to come in.  

Disregard Kunal moderating.  Jerry O'Connell is moderating (Sheldon's Brother)

View of the Panel.

Favorite moments of the past year, Holland's was meeting with Mark Hamill, didn't have script.  

 

Maria said she didn't hear a word during Mark Hamill meeting, just thought , If I could reach out, I could touch him.

Holland took the inflatable death stars and his lightsabers out of the office before Hamill came in. 

Still two empty seat at the dias.  

 

They were surprised at how funny Mark was.

Kunal just walked out, so although not moderating, he's there.  

Kunal says he loves coming to comicon.

O'Connell asks if it's time for Raj to find someone.

 

Ask about being the last one single, Kunal says it leaves room for a spin off. 

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Call the spin off Old and Fat Raj  also say it leaves room for guest stars

 

Raj likes not having to straighten his hair.  30 minutes each taping was not fun.

Talked about the wedding dress and Mayim is now there.

 

Jerry O'Connell says he got misty eyed at the wedding.  

 

Image of Mayim and Kunal on dias

Mayim says she tried on a lot of dresses, but wanted one that had all her dreams in wishes in one dress. 

Didn't want a dress that looked too silly, but writers decided if Amy like it, it wasn't silly. 

Mayim said  if you love us, it's because you love the writers.  

Kunal said even the actors became fans of the moment, when watching the wedding. 

Goetsch tried ask the cast of Hamilton and looked around - but no one showed up.  

Mayim talked about how hard it was filing the wedding with so many guest stars.  Saying the vows in front of People she loves and cares for.  

Saying them as herself and her character.  That the wedding was more than the sum of it's parts. 

Holland says he's asked how they got Teller to speak,..Just asked him. 

Maria like that they've gotten to write about Parenthood and work anxiety on the show.  Things that are important to her as a mother.  

They write episodes as a group, Holland says it's like a therapy session as they talk about life experiences. 

Leonard's experience crying when he met Bill Gates was based on Tara's experience meeting Donny Osmond in an airport.  She says bring your own tissues.

Jeremy says its the first show he's worked on where everyone works together on the script from beginning to end. 

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Holland's son had a bad first time driving experience, which is what was used for Sheldon's bad experience.  

Eric was giving name suggestions for Maria's baby, saying Maria's baby will one day learn her true name.  That turned into the naming conversation on the show.  

Eric offered to name babies or one of the audience.  Named one of them Kanotis.  

Stated talking about the Hulk's waist size, and now Eric talking about the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants. 

audience question want's a Shamy baby with a brain condition for them to investigate.  

Holland says no current plans for a Shamy baby.

Eric says it would be cool if the baby was born able to sing and dance.  

Question about Penny going back to acting.  Holland says no plans as Penny is happy with her current pharmaceutical job. 

Prady says the first year at comicon they talked about filming there.  But, it's hard for them to shoot on Location and they couldn't figure out how to do it. 

Molaro want Sheldon and Amy to go to a flag convention, Mayim agrees.

Bill Prady on the dias

 

Kunal suggested bringing comicon to WB to film.  j/k

Asked abut the possibility of a Young Leonard show.  Answer No. 

Kunal asked about what superstar would he like to see as a date for Raj.   Gal Godot was brought up, Kunal agreed. 

About Kunal's idea for a spinoff called Fat Old Raj, Molaro says CBS has a history of fat guys, with hot wives.  

Another suggestion for an actress to play Raj's date was Margot Robbie. 

Molaro says they don't look too far ahead when writing.  Let the characters guide them. 

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Molaro talks about the weird time machine they found.  Seeing the characters between young sheldon and TBBT

More crossover, currently working on an episode with grown up Tam.  

Bill says there has never been two TV shows that depict a character at two different times in their lives, running at the same time.  

Jerry O'Connell says he learned the accent by watching Young Sheldon and trying to sound like Montana.

Also said, his son watches Young Sheldon, but didn't know about TBBT

Asked if they act as their characters when they are hanging out by themselves.  No, they don't take about work.  

Sometimes, however, Simon and Kunal hanging out turns into stuff on the show.  Kunal says Simon doing Raj, with an american accent is irritating.  

No snake in boot story this year, but Molaro recapping it from prior panels.  

First episode is Shamy on Honeymoon. 

When asked if Amy is wearing a neglige, Molaro says Amy should wear the wedding dress all year.  

Mayim talking about how hard it was wearing the wedding dress, Kunal pipes up, "Did you have to ride a seahorse for twelve hours as Aquaman?  

Amy's parents will return in season 12

 

Said they had a joke about revers cowgirl, but they had to cut it because the rule is you can't google it, and it can be found on urban dictionary.  

Mayim said it was fun to see what Amy would look like in a strapless dress and let amy feel pretty. 

Mayim was asked if Shamy would do attachment parenting, she said it was up to the writers.  

Holland says that while we do know Shamy has kids, not sure if it will be seen in TBBT

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Kunal says there are no words to say how much the fans mean to them.  "We love you so much."

 

That's a wrap.  

 

Again, I want to thank Roxanne from The Big Bang Buzz (go listen to their podcast), Kazzie, and fitzsimmons for tweeting.  

Thread is unlocked.  

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Thank you very much @Tensor and thanks to all the twitterers too.

This was (not unexpectadly) diasppointing to me. Of course Shamy will have a honeymoon and her parents will show up again (yet nothing of Penny's family or of Alfred since the re-do). And it appears that somewhere during season 11 the writers had decided to do a retcon by just saying in interviews that Penny is happy with her current job, while there was nothing to support this on the show. There was never anything about her changing her mind since 10×22, just that Beverly is proud of her and that she wants the PR job. Oh and there's adult Tam, for promotional reasons only. *Sigh*. Seems like we're up for another season of the Sheldon/Shamy show, featuring hopeless Raj. Yay. Sorry but, at least right now, I do hope season 12 is the last. Time to wrap things up before they keep their demise.

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50 minutes ago, bfm said:

Thank you very much @Tensor and thanks to all the twitterers too.

This was (not unexpectadly) diasppointing to me. Of course Shamy will have a honeymoon and her parents will show up again (yet nothing of Penny's family or of Alfred since the re-do). And it appears that somewhere during season 11 the writers had decided to do a retcon by just saying in interviews that Penny is happy with her current job, while there was nothing to support this on the show. There was never anything about her changing her mind since 10×22, just that Beverly is proud of her and that she wants the PR job. Oh and there's adult Tam, for promotional reasons only. *Sigh*. Seems like we're up for another season of the Sheldon/Shamy show, featuring hopeless Raj. Yay. Sorry but, at least right now, I do hope season 12 is the last. Time to wrap things up before they keep their demise.

Totally agree with you. Very disappointed nothing optimistic on Penny and Leonard.  Looks like you are right, it will be the Sheldon/Shamy show again. Wasn't there any  fans there to question Prady/Holland on Lenny secondary status?  If season 12 does not improve somewhat for Lenny storylines and I know the money is a big factor, but how can Kaley and Johnny come back if there is a season 13 with this scenario? Thanks tensor for yr input onTBBT panel.

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4 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

Wasn't there any  fans there to question Prady/Holland on Lenny secondary status?  

The person who asked about the Young Leonard Show, was dressed like Leonard.  Other than the question about Penny going back to acting, and them saying no, because she's happy with her job (something that was actually the opposite of what has been show the last two years), it doesn't appear as if there were any questions.  The lack of interest in Lenny, as far as questions go, may have something to do with the writers lack of interest in Lenny.  

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So we can look forward to-

- Grown up Tam visiting as Sheldon’s first friend from Young Sheldon

- Grown up Libby ( Young Sheldon’s first crush ) visiting to cause jealousy in Amy

- Dr John Sturgess, Young Sheldon’s first scientist obsession and Meemaw love interest, appearing in a dream ( unless they make Wallace Shawn just look really old)

- Billy and Bobbi Sparks returning - since Leonard had a Speckerman story way back, we have to revisit Young Sheldon’s bullying experience

- And episodes with all of his former teachers from YS, Pastor Jeff and Dr Goetsch, the psychologist.

 

AND that’s just from Season 1. Who knows what cross promotion we can shoe horn in from Season 2?

 

I love Sheldon and don’t mind as much as other Lennies that he dominates the show but this just sounds like it’s gonna go up a notch or 12. Every storyline hinted at was Sheldon/Shamy. That they plan.

 

“Penny happy with her job” = we got nothing for her this season.

 

NO!! to Young Leonard ( not that I necessarily want that) = we really don’t value that character anymore.

 

Another season of couch sitting, kitchen island Shamy observing and walking through the door returning or going to work for Lenny

 

And thanks Tensor. ( and Kazzie, Fitz and Rox)

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

Wasn't there any  fans there to question Prady/Holland on Lenny secondary status? 

I'm guessing that if Kaley or Johnny had been there on the panel there would have been more questions about Lenny.

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8 minutes ago, Tensor said:

The person who asked about the Young Leonard Show, was dressed like Leonard.  Other than the question about Penny going back to acting, and them saying no, because she's happy with her job (something that was actually the opposite of what has been show the last two years), it doesn't appear as if there were any questions.  The lack of interest in Lenny, as far as questions go, may have something to do with the writers lack of interest in Lenny.  

Sorry to hear that.  Don't feel good about any meaningful storylines for Lenny but as a long time TBBT devotee will keep watching until the end.

1 minute ago, Swedish Chef said:

I'm guessing that if Kaley or Johnny had been there on the panel there would have been more questions about Lenny.

Maybe so, but someone could have questioned Prady or Holland on where Penny and Leonard will go storywise.

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10 minutes ago, Swedish Chef said:

I'm guessing that if Kaley or Johnny had been there on the panel there would have been more questions about Lenny.

That's what happened last year, Jim and Mayim weren't there and I believe that Shamy were barely mentioned.

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4 hours ago, Tensor said:

Mayim said  if you love us, it's because you love the writers.

Interesting concept.

1 hour ago, Mario D. said:

The lack of interest in Lenny, as far as questions go, may have something to do with the writers lack of interest in Lenny.  

That makes sense.

4 hours ago, Tensor said:

Didn't want a dress that looked too silly, but writers decided if Amy like it, it wasn't silly. 

Yes it was, and butt ugly besides.

4 hours ago, Tensor said:

Molaro want Sheldon and Amy to go to a flag convention, Mayim agrees.

I'd LOVE that.

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1 hour ago, vonmar said:

That's what happened last year, Jim and Mayim weren't there and I believe that Shamy were barely mentioned.

As were the other characters barely mentioned last year.  Most of the discussion was about BTS stuff. Nothing about even possible plots for any of the characters.  Unlike this year when we get specific notification for three Shamy plots.   Of course one of them is a tie in to Young Sheldon.  

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