10 episodes [1/10]- The Fish Guts Displacement
I can think of many things Spider-Man can’t do that a spider can. One, crawl in your ear and die. Two, legally leave Guatemala without a passport. Three, have sex with a spider.
The first time it came around, they wanted me to audition for Sheldon, Jim Parsons’ role. I was very close to getting “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” So I opened “Big Bang” and the audition was for the next morning and I saw Sheldon’s dialogue, which was like a four-page monologue. I couldn’t even wrap my mind around it, so I put all my eggs in the “Studio 60” basket, which I ended up getting, but not as a regular. The next year, “Big Bang” came around again, this time for the part of Howard. But I didn’t want to audition because I thought “Studio 60” was Aaron Sorkin’s show, it was doing OK, and I’d played so many nerds. I was convinced to audition and they wanted me to test, and I passed on testing. I think Chuck Lorre called my agent and asked why I wasn’t testing, and my agent said, “He’s on ‘Studio 60,’ and Chuck said, “But nobody watches that show.” So I went in to test. I tested the same night as Kaley Cuoco and the next morning I read she got the part. But I didn’t hear for a week. So I still kind of don’t know what happened in that week.
Question: Do you find yourself watching episodes of a TV show and thinking to yourself, “Well, this is his/her ‘for your consideration’ episode?” I say this because I thought that twice during last week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory. First, as Simon Helberg was really getting into his role as “Dungeon Master,” I thought he was doing such a good job —and different from his usual geeky pervert role (not that that’s a bad thing) — that I thought this would be one of his standout episodes for this season (along with the episode involving the letter from his dad) and be one he could submit for nomination. But then came Amy and Sheldon’s “love scene” which I thought was just outstanding and should get Jim Parsons yet another deserved Emmy nomination (if not a win). He managed to show tenderness towards Amy without losing the essence of the character (something this show excels at as the characters grow without becoming different characters). I know there are some shows where actors get obvious “Emmy scenes,” but this one was subtly acted in a wonderful way without feeling out of place
Matt Roush: We should all be so lucky to age as gracefully as Bob Newhart, Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter. Age happens to us all, and while there’s always a twinge of nostalgia when we reconnect with old favorites and remember them as they were, I was delighted, not saddened, to see them back in action — Newhart in particular, who deserves a guest-actor Emmy nomination for his deadpan responses to Sheldon, Leonard and Penny. I’m not sure I would have recognized Patty Duke either in that role if I weren’t already aware of her casting, but evidence of age aside, her performance was witty and spirited and I hope we see more of her.
Hires versions of the episode stills for Episode 6.24- The Bon Voyage Reaction available here.
In other news, wow, Amy’s legs peeking.
Sneak Peek #2 for episode 6.24- The Bon Voyage Reaction
“You know Star Trek. Should a guy with no name on a red shirt go on an expedition?”
“Hey, don’t discourage him. This is a fantastic opportunity!”
“Shut up, Uhura.”
Howard: Everybody is playing DnD
This whole apartment is playing D&D.
The couple that
praysinstigates together, stays together.