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post #1831 of 2539
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Wasn't Raj talking to Howard's mom a lot? he wasn't drunk on the morning, so he can talk to women thru walls right?

They established in other episodes that Raj can talk to certain types of women based on certain criteria. I imagine since Howard's mom is so big and non-female like that it fits that category.
post #1832 of 2539
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When I was in Grade School in the early Sixties when those shows were new, we used to think they didn't show us the monster because the shows (and movies) were "too cheap". We didn't realize it was because they were too scary. eek.gif
Re The outer Limits....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Architects_of_Fear
Look about half way down the page under "Censorship" "The "bear" in this episode, the monstrously-altered Alan Leighton, was judged by some of ABC's local affiliate stations to be so frightening that they broadcast a black screen during the Thetan's appearances, effectively censoring most of the show's last act. In other parts of the United States the Thetan footage was tape delayed until after the 11 o'clock evening news, In others it was not shown at all."
post #1833 of 2539
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A bump for CBS’s ‘Big Bang Theory’
Sitcom jumps to a 6.1 in 18-49s, up 13 percent from last week
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Feb. 8, 2013

CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” surged while Fox’s “American Idol” slid last night.

“Bang” jumped to a 6.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, up 13 percent over last week and well ahead of “Idol” in their shared half hour.

“Idol” averaged a 3.8 in its first half hour against “Bang” before growing a 4.4 in its second half hour. It averaged a season-low 4.1 for the night, off 9 percent from last week, when the two top-rated Thursday shows squared off for the first time.

“Idol” tied “Two and a Half Men” as the No. 2 show of the night behind “Bang.”

Elsewhere last night, CBS’s new drama “Elementary” didn’t get much of a Super Bowl lift. The show drew its best-ever rating behind Sunday’s game, a 7.8, but last night it was up only 5 percent from its previous Thursday episode, averaging a 2.3.

In fact, it finished second in the hour to ABC’s hot drama “Scandal,” which posted another series high with a 2.8.

The return of NBC’s “Community” improved on the show’s third-season finale last May. The fourth-season premiere averaged a 1.8 last night, jumping 38 percent from a 1.3 for its season ender.

It was also well above the 1.3 NBC had been averaging in the 8 p.m. timeslot this season.

Lead-out “Parks and Recreation” hit a season high with a 2.0 at 8:30 p.m.

But NBC’s 10 p.m. drama “Do No Harm” continued to struggle, posting a mere 0.7, off 0.2 from last week’s disastrous premiere. It probably won’t be in the timeslot much longer.

CBS led the night among 18-49s with a 3.5 average overnight rating and a 10 share. Fox was second at 3.1/9, ABC third at 2.4/7, Univision fourth at 1.7/5, NBC fifth at 1.4/4, CW sixth at 0.8/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.5/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-seven percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. CBS led with a 5.1 for “Bang” (6.1) and “Men” (4.1), followed by Fox with a 4.1 for “Idol.” NBC was third with a 1.9 for “Community” (1.8) and “Parks and Recreation” (2.0), Univision fourth with a 1.7 for “Por Ella Soy Eva,” ABC fifth with a 1.3 for a repeat of “Shark Tank,” CW sixth with a 1.1 for “The Vampire Diaries” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for “Pasion Prohibida.”

CBS was first again at 9 p.m. with a 3.2 for “Person of Interest,” while ABC moved to second with a 3.1 for “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fox was third with a 2.2 for “Glee,” Univision fourth with a 1.9 for “Amores Verdaderos,” NBC fifth with a 1.6 for “Office” (2.1) and “1600 Penn” (1.1), CW sixth with a 0.6 for “Beauty and the Beast” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for “La Patrona.”

ABC took the lead at 10 p.m. with a 2.8 for “Scandal,” with CBS second with a 2.3 for “Elementary.” Univision was third with a 1.4 for “Amor Bravio,” NBC fourth with a 0.7 for “Do No Harm” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “El Rostro de la Venganza.”

CBS was also first for the night among households with an 8.8 average overnight rating and a 14 share. Fox was second at 5.7/9, ABC third at 4.9/8, NBC and Univision tied for fourth at 2.0/3, CW sixth at 1.3/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/a-bump-for-cbss-big-bang-theory/
post #1834 of 2539
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Last week was a pretty good episode unitl the very last part where Raj screws everyone to go with the girl.
post #1835 of 2539
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Last week was a pretty good episode until the very last part where Raj screws everyone to go with the girl.

That was the funniest part of the whole show! biggrin.gif
post #1836 of 2539
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Last week was a pretty good episode unitl the very last part where Raj screws everyone to go with the girl.



Most guys would have done and said the same exact thing. "Later losers"! That was funny as stated above earlier. I take it you've never heard or experienced being "cockblocked"?
Edited by Sharp1080 - 2/18/13 at 2:04pm
post #1837 of 2539
Yeah that part/scene was funny. The whole about face he did was comedic timing 101. cool.gif
post #1838 of 2539
I admit I haven't followed the thread because I don't like the show, but from time to time I watch a show because of friends who are true believers. So maybe this is addressed somewhere in previous pages...

How do you fans stand the canned laughter??? It's enormously intrusive and obnoxious. The show is obviously constructed and paced to require the audience, or the illusion of an audience, but really.
post #1839 of 2539
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I admit I haven't followed the thread because I don't like the show, but from time to time I watch a show because of friends who are true believers. So maybe this is addressed somewhere in previous pages...

How do you fans stand the canned laughter??? It's enormously intrusive and obnoxious. The show is obviously constructed and paced to require the audience, or the illusion of an audience, but really.


It's no different than any other comedy show shot these days on the networks. The type of shows in the past such as "Happy Days" and a live audience are long gone. When you watch a drama on TV do you think it's a real story?
post #1840 of 2539
You mean like Seinfeld, Cheers, and Friends?

i'm not saying I like it either, but they're FAR from the first to do it rolleyes.gif
post #1841 of 2539
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How do you fans stand the canned laughter??? It's enormously intrusive and obnoxious.
It is a real audience. My parents went and toured the set once (didn't sit through a taping though). There's even a popular youtube video where the cast and crew do a flashmob for the audience.

As far as the laughter itself, though. Lately it has started to bug me, probably because the jokes these days aren't as clever as they used to be. I've watched episodes and tried to imagine what the show would be like if the audience laughter was removed... and it would be terrible. Half the time you chuckle because the audience is laughing and it gives you a cue that you're supposed to laugh, but it wasn't really funny.

I wonder if anyone has edited videos like that and put clips on youtube with the laughter removed? I wonder how that would change the dynamic of the show. I think I'll google for it.
post #1842 of 2539
It's no different than any other comedy show shot these days on the networks.

It is absolutely different. One camera shows sans audiences aren't paced the same way, though in the past comedies shot like a movie frequently had laugh tracks. And it makes them excruciating to watch now.

Not saying they're the first to do it. You can watch The Honeymooners to this day and the enthusiastic audiences add to the comedy.

The show I watched last week really looked like the laugh track was radically "sweetened". And with Friends at least they didn't fake it. If a joke was expected to get laughs and it didn't, that was how the show came out. They didn't pull out the tape loops. Friends didn't bother me at all.

Big Bang doesn't sound like the usual show with audience.
Edited by Shaded Dogfood - 2/18/13 at 7:19pm
post #1843 of 2539
That is annoying. Blocking it out is the key. Program your brain, helps a lot.

All the best comedy shows are those without laughtracks.
post #1844 of 2539
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Most guys would have done and said the same exact thing. "Later losers"! That was funny as stated above earlier. I take it you've never heard or experienced being "cockblocked"?

It is just the whole Raj thing, so played out and he bothers me. It was so obvious it was going to happen. Would of been cooler to actualy have him bond with those guys and end with the speech. I guess it is just my dislike of Raj that did it. And yeah, I heard of it before.
post #1845 of 2539
^^
I think he was sincere and he did bond with the guys in that moment. But then life goes on and things change. Sometimes for the better! tongue.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #1846 of 2539
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It is just the whole Raj thing, so played out and he bothers me. It was so obvious it was going to happen. Would of been cooler to actually have him bond with those guys and end with the speech. I guess it is just my dislike of Raj that did it. And yeah, I heard of it before.

He bothers us because he's supposed to bother us. All realistic characters have flaws. One of his just happens to be that he's a bit of jerk. I'm sure you know someone like that in the real world. I view him like I view Ross from "Friends", who I never liked either.
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I'm still convinced that given how BBT writers think, they are going to pair Raj with a girl who also shares his same issue about talking with the opposite sex unless there is alcohol. You can just see it based on how the writing has been since the freefall:

They meet and rarely drink, but engage in a relationship based on non-verbal communication (and being physical, of course). Occasionally they'll drink and say stupid stuff to each other (and perhaps begin to open up a dialogue on their feelings). Then to appease the now mainstream audience of the show, in the season finale, they'll both finally (not counting the one or two goof ups in Season 1 I think) say their first words to the opposite sex sober, and say it simultaneously: "I love you."

I'm going to be shocked if this doesn't happen with Raj, especially considering they have confirmed he will have a romance this season and anything suggesting he is gay is obviously a red herring. It's just how predictable they write this stuff. Either that, or I should be a writer for BBT. lol

So it's not a girl who absolutely cannot talk like him, and we don't know how it's going to end, but pretty close with the whole socially awkward thing. Is anyone surprised that socially awkward Raj will now date a socially awkward girl?
post #1848 of 2539
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Good episode. Raj was actually funny in this one, he is much better when he is being funny and not so out right mean. That whole scene of him in his underwear was to funny. Sheldon's fun with flags just crack me up, "Open your legs, invite them in." To funny.
post #1849 of 2539
Yes....also Sheldons remarks about Penny memory at the end was funny also. Raj also had quite a lot of funny lines....including something like "lets go on a date & you will see I am the most pathatic date"....& when he got the date...."boys & girls thats how its done"
post #1850 of 2539
Yeah, Raj was hilarious in this one! I couldn't stop laughing as he ran down the street in his underwear begging Howard for the girl's number!

At first, I thought he was wearing a diaper but then realized it was just normal tidy-whiteys...LOL smile.gif
post #1851 of 2539
Funny episode. I really thought Raj was wearing a diaper, but I may have to watch it again. Hope they keep Kate Micucci in the show for a while. She's cute in that quirky, goofy way.
post #1852 of 2539
Anyone feel like this was a setup for some major changes for Penny? Everyone saying how good she was in the play, perhaps she hits it big with a few roles and that changes the whole dynamic of their relationship.
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Anyone feel like this was a setup for some major changes for Penny? Everyone saying how good she was in the play, perhaps she hits it big with a few roles and that changes the whole dynamic of their relationship.

Very well could be. I think it would be a good idea. Penny has been at the Cheesecake Factory since the beginning. Howard went into space, got married. Now give Penny a chance to move forward.
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Yeah, Raj was hilarious in this one! I couldn't stop laughing as he ran down the street in his underwear begging Howard for the girl's number!

At first, I thought he was wearing a diaper but then realized it was just normal tidy-whiteys...LOL smile.gif
Looked like about 3 pairs of them to make sure there was no see-through.
post #1855 of 2539
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Anyone feel like this was a setup for some major changes for Penny? Everyone saying how good she was in the play, perhaps she hits it big with a few roles and that changes the whole dynamic of their relationship.

Yes, we did immediately. I hope so!
post #1856 of 2539
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Anyone feel like this was a setup for some major changes for Penny? Everyone saying how good she was in the play, perhaps she hits it big with a few roles and that changes the whole dynamic of their relationship.

Maybe she will be win a part in a TV ad with William Shatner. smile.gif
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Maybe she will be win a part in a TV ad with William Shatner. smile.gif
And spring-board into a series of ads on a modern I Dream of Jeannie...
post #1858 of 2539
I thought it was a good episode all around. Raj was pretty funny, but I kinda like him anyways
post #1859 of 2539
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It is a real audience. My parents went and toured the set once (didn't sit through a taping though).

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post #1860 of 2539
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

It is a real audience. My parents went and toured the set once (didn't sit through a taping though). There's even a popular youtube video where the cast and crew do a flashmob for the audience.

As far as the laughter itself, though. Lately it has started to bug me, probably because the jokes these days aren't as clever as they used to be. I've watched episodes and tried to imagine what the show would be like if the audience laughter was removed... and it would be terrible. Half the time you chuckle because the audience is laughing and it gives you a cue that you're supposed to laugh, but it wasn't really funny.

I wonder if anyone has edited videos like that and put clips on youtube with the laughter removed? I wonder how that would change the dynamic of the show. I think I'll google for it.

You also have to realize that they are not shooting scenes in one take. If someone or something screws up -- they re-shoot the scene. The studio audience laughter we hear on TV may be laughing harder than seems reasonable because they are laughing about events that happened during the not used sceenes we aren't seeing.

For example, one of the actors keeps flubbing a line. Once he or she finally gets it right the studio audience laughs and that is the take the TV audience sees.

There are jokes and funny things that happen for the studio audience -- but the TV audience at home never sees them.
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