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post #2251 of 2538
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Originally Posted by mikeny View Post

It is. However from I've read they still tweak/enhance and/or insert a laugh track.

Yes, most live shows still do enhance the laughs.
post #2252 of 2538
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Originally Posted by hooked01 View Post

Is there a new director this season. I made a comment a few weeks back where Penny had very few lines, but they kept cutting to her laughing or smiling at other people's lines. This episode, they cut to a solo shot of Leonard laughing at something Penny said. Are they trying to show us that a line is funny and we're supposed to laugh?

Yeah, the show shouldn't be centered around her, but she's basically just a background image lately. Is she doing something else? Make the writers mad?
post #2253 of 2538
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Big Bang is filmed with a live studio audience.
It is. However from I've read they still tweak/enhance and/or insert a laugh track.

It's called "sweetening" and there is almost no "live studio audience" response on anything on television that isn't enhanced, mixed or dubbed in after the fact using either multiple samples of the audience track or some pre-recorded stuff.
post #2254 of 2538
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

It's called "sweetening" and there is almost no "live studio audience" response on anything on television that isn't enhanced, mixed or dubbed in after the fact using either multiple samples of the audience track or some pre-recorded stuff.
I believe that the way they do for The Big Bang Theory has been interpreted by many, evidently as highly sweetened to a fault. Personally, it doesn't bother me much but on other forums they find it quite objectionable. I know someone personally who doesn't watch the show and in large part its due to what she perceives as the condescending over the top laugh track.
Edited by mikeny - 12/9/13 at 2:02pm
post #2255 of 2538
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I wish Sheldon would get a visiting professor gig somewhere are disappear for a few weeks. Show is much, much too Sheldon focused. Would this group continue to interact with Sheldon in the real world? Often we put up with annoying people because they have some redeeming qualities --what are Sheldon's? While it's a bit before my time I feel Amy is turning into Zelda from Dobie Gillis. The character has established herself as part of the group now I see no reason she could not move on to some other love interest or dating experience and still be part of the show.

You sort of get your wish, the episode this week is everyone imagining what their life would be like if Sheldon were not in it because he leaves for awhile (I think he goes to Texas for awhile).
post #2256 of 2538
They should bring back Sheldon's twin sister.
post #2257 of 2538
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

They should bring back Sheldon's twin sister.

I agree with that. Speaking of which, did anyone else notice Sheldon say something about a brother? Unless I totally missed it, I don't think I've ever heard him mention having a brother.
post #2258 of 2538
two days from now...a new episode...can't wait....
post #2259 of 2538
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I agree with that. Speaking of which, did anyone else notice Sheldon say something about a brother? Unless I totally missed it, I don't think I've ever heard him mention having a brother.

He has mentioned it numerous times before and his mother has too. One episode she talked a lot about Sheldon's siblings.
post #2260 of 2538
Just saw a rerun where he mentioned a brother in some silly illustration he was trying to make. Don't think we've ever met said brother, though.
post #2261 of 2538
The BB characters wiki says he has a brother - no name is listed.
post #2262 of 2538
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FYI, Melissa Rauch who plays Bernedette is in the latest issue of Maxim. Wow, almost didn't recognize her.

I was watching some reruns on-demand and TW on-demand use to let me fast forward, now none of them let me fast forward and I tried them all. I wonder if they changed it with the ratings so high.
post #2263 of 2538
Wow! I just won a Twitter contest from Tabletop, the web series that Wil Wheaton referenced in last week's show when he came to see Sheldon. I've watched that show from the beginning and there have been some gems that my weekly board game group really enjoys playing.

The contest wanted the line from BBT that referenced his show, "I'm an author now, I do public speaking, and I have my own web series about board games." I get a signed poster from Wil and the guests from season 2 on Tabletop!
post #2264 of 2538
TableTop has gotten me interested in the games they play (although they are all so incredibly niche that the only way to obtain is online). I'm a fan of table games, but it's often tough to find people who want to play them!
post #2265 of 2538
All this board game talk reminds me of Game Board.
post #2266 of 2538
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

TableTop has gotten me interested in the games they play (although they are all so incredibly niche that the only way to obtain is online). I'm a fan of table games, but it's often tough to find people who want to play them!
If you're near even a modestly sized city there should be a gaming store or hobby shop that carries most of those games. Even Barnes and Noble carry many of them now. However, the prices are much better online.
post #2267 of 2538
You can always tell when an episode has aired online for a board game, as the Amazon listing shoots straight to the top. And then the "related items" always show the previous games played. They call it the TableTop Effect now.
post #2268 of 2538
Awesome episode tonight. Probably the 2nd best this season behind the scavenger hunt episode.

The scene with Raj feeding Howard was hilarious. Also, Penny being attracted to Sheldon was funny.
post #2269 of 2538
Stuart was portrayed as being so sad and pathetic that it wasn't even funny after a while.
post #2270 of 2538
I'd rank it among the worst. There were a few funny bits, the Christmas tree bit was the funniest, everything else bah. The rest was just more Sheldonification of the show. Just change the name to The Sheldon Show and be done with it.
post #2271 of 2538
The most stripped down we've ever seen Penny, I think. eek.gif
post #2272 of 2538
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Awesome episode. Sheldon stating he saw things he shouldn't of seen, women things, was hilarous. Stewart was sad but funny too how he kept inserting himself into people's stories especially the fat Leonard story, to funny.

The fat Leonard and Raj was so funny, Raj feeding Howard was awesome too and sooo you know would happen that way. smile.gif

And Penny....WOW she looked good when seducing Sheldon. And that whole seduction thing was hilarous.

Just a great episode all around!
post #2273 of 2538
I too thought it was great. And as another that thinks that this is becoming The Sheldon Show, I was ok with last night's episode. It showed Sheldon in a completely different environment and his reaction's were less predictable and more humorous. One of my favorite lines: what do you think? what do you think? what do you think?
post #2274 of 2538
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The most stripped down we've ever seen Penny, I think. eek.gif

And she looked spectacular. One of my favorite lines was Sheldon's "I'm not taking you anywhere until you put on a shirt." biggrin.gif
post #2275 of 2538
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ABC and CBS shows rise in fall finales
CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' tops the night with a 5.3 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Dec. 13, 2013

The parade of fall finales, or final episodes before the holiday hiatus, continued on broadcast last night with several CBS and ABC shows seeing their ratings spike over the previous week.

CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” finished as the night’s top show, as usual, posting a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights.

That was up 10 percent over last week. And lead-out “The Millers” drew a 2.9, jumping 21 percent from last week’s 2.4.
post #2276 of 2538
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

The most stripped down we've ever seen Penny, I think. eek.gif
Is this the scene you're referring to? biggrin.gif
post #2277 of 2538
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I'd rank it among the worst. There were a few funny bits, the Christmas tree bit was the funniest, everything else bah. The rest was just more Sheldonification of the show. Just change the name to The Sheldon Show and be done with it.

Ditto. My wife and I usually love this show, but this episode fell flat for both of us. Except Penny trying to seduce Sheldon. That was pretty funny.
post #2278 of 2538
KC had a raspy voice all episode, sore throat?

Yeah she looked amazing in that scene..
post #2279 of 2538
I liked the "It's A Wonderful Life" aspect of the show, and I realize it's a comedy and I shouldn't analyze it, but...

That being said, I didn't understand their rationalization for everyone's relationship minus Sheldon. If it was truly a "It's a Wonderful Life" analogy, then no, Sheldon would not be living across the hall from Penny. Sheldon wouldn't exist. Leonard might even be the one living in that apartment, maybe with Raj or some other friend. Even at that, Penny is only friends with Sheldon because she's friends with Leonard (Sheldon never had any interest in befriending Penny at first, it was only later that he added her to his circle of friends). Without Leonard, Penny would not be friends with Sheldon.

On top of that, are we supposed to believe that if Leonard and Sheldon weren't roommates, they aren't also coworkers at CalTech?

But continuity errors aside, it was a grand excuse for the Penny/Sheldon scene.
post #2280 of 2538
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

FYI, Melissa Rauch who plays Bernedette is in the latest issue of Maxim. Wow, almost didn't recognize her.
You mean this picture? biggrin.gif




I also like this one from Esquire:

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