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2014-01-13 11:35:29 AM
I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.
 
2014-01-13 11:44:55 AM

gopher321: I've never watched TBBT


I've never met anyone who has. I just sort of assumed it was still on the air because it was created by some network/oil exec's son or something.
 
2014-01-13 12:00:41 PM
No. I must protest.
 
2014-01-13 12:02:54 PM
Okay, I tried to RTFA.  I thought it was coming off as particularly stupid with a particularly strained analogy, but had to stop reading here:

"However, while Sherlock Holmes (and John Watson) often demand refreshments of their landlady Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), who protests "Not your housekeeper!", but gets them food anyway, the situation is reversed with Penny often using Leonard and Sheldon's wi-fi, and eating their food, for free, despite Sheldon's protestations that she's free-loading."
 
2014-01-13 12:05:02 PM

gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.


My wife watches it, and since I love I her I forgive her.  Every once in a while there is a legitimately funny moment, but usually its the same old HEY LOOK A HOT CHICK IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE NERDS WHO ARE COMPLETELY SOCIALLY INEPT LETS LAUGH AT THEM HAHAHA

It gets old after a while.
 
2014-01-13 12:06:19 PM

Far Cough: Okay, I tried to RTFA.  I thought it was coming off as particularly stupid with a particularly strained analogy, but had to stop reading here:

"However, while Sherlock Holmes (and John Watson) often demand refreshments of their landlady Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), who protests "Not your housekeeper!", but gets them food anyway, the situation is reversed with Penny often using Leonard and Sheldon's wi-fi, and eating their food, for free, despite Sheldon's protestations that she's free-loading."


Especially as he misspelled Moriarty throughout TFA.
 
2014-01-13 12:17:28 PM

gopher321: Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.


I hope you haven't seen Series 3 yet. =\

I'd say episodes 1 and 3 of Series 1 and 2 were stellar, with both middle episodes being ok. Series 3 was kind of like 3 middle episodes. Still, Series 4 is either going to be amazing or the dumbest thing since sliced bread. Sliced bread with Marmite.
 
2014-01-13 12:17:57 PM

sigdiamond2000: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT

I've never met anyone who has. I just sort of assumed it was still on the air because it was created by some network/oil exec's son or something.


It's on CBS. CBS currently has a sitcom (The Millers) starring Will Arnett, that is not endager of being cancelled (getting like a 3 rating).

I mean, come on Michael. If they can put on a successful sitcom with Will Arnett, CBS can do anything.
 
2014-01-13 12:22:19 PM
No. Sheldon is Henry Higgins from Pygmalion.
 
2014-01-13 12:24:56 PM

Far Cough: Okay, I tried to RTFA.  I thought it was coming off as particularly stupid with a particularly strained analogy, but had to stop reading here:

"However, while Sherlock Holmes (and John Watson) often demand refreshments of their landlady Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), who protests "Not your housekeeper!", but gets them food anyway, the situation is reversed with Penny often using Leonard and Sheldon's wi-fi, and eating their food, for free, despite Sheldon's protestations that she's free-loading."


That analogy is so strained it needs some tiger balm and an ace bandage.
 
2014-01-13 12:28:17 PM
Sheldon is Jesus.  You know that one's coming.
 
2014-01-13 12:35:00 PM
gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.

Oh, indeed. Very much so.
 
2014-01-13 12:40:12 PM
If you eliminate all possibilities, all that remains, no matter how improbable, is that your blog sucks.
 
2014-01-13 12:41:03 PM
So, is Kripke Moriarty, or is he a front for Amy?
 
2014-01-13 12:43:10 PM

zinethar: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.


That is part of "sweetening" which they also claim they don't do. I even call bullshiat on there being no laugh track.

I enjoy the show, and it has made me laugh out loud about four times in its entire run. One day I would like to meet a room full of people who laugh at every single BBT joke, because they would either be the happiest people in the world or know where to get some REALLY good weed.
 
2014-01-13 12:46:15 PM

Dragonflew: One day I would like to meet a room full of people who laugh at every single BBT joke, because they would either be the happiest people in the world or know where to get some REALLY good weed.


Weed can only do so much. What you're looking for are what we commonly refer to as "idiots."
 
2014-01-13 12:47:18 PM

sigdiamond2000: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT

I've never met anyone who has. I just sort of assumed it was still on the air because it was created by some network/oil exec's son or something.


It was created by the same guy who created/produces Two and A Half Men.  Based on ratings alone, CBS would let him rape a baby on TV.

As to who watches it: my father loves it, but he's a retired engineer with Aspergers.  He likes the double endure and teh math/science jokes.  I really don't think he gets most of the cultural references, though, as he was never a Trekkie/D&D enthusiast/video game player/etc.
 
2014-01-13 12:48:08 PM

Dragonflew: zinethar: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.

That is part of "sweetening" which they also claim they don't do. I even call bullshiat on there being no laugh track.

I enjoy the show, and it has made me laugh out loud about four times in its entire run. One day I would like to meet a room full of people who laugh at every single BBT joke, because they would either be the happiest people in the world or know where to get some REALLY good weed.


I saw a half an episode once after hearing a friend talk about how funny it was.  It was possibly some of the stupidest shiat I had seen since Friends.  Come to think of it, I'm hard pressed to find good comedy on any of the major networks that aren't incredibly shiatty.

I'll stick with UK comedy, thanks.

\Father Ted !
 
2014-01-13 12:49:22 PM

Far Cough: Sheldon is Jesus.  You know that one's coming.


Are they going to kill him on a cross while all his friends cheer? Because that would be great. And frankly, I don't know how they've stopped themselves so far.
 
2014-01-13 12:51:13 PM
I've seen folks who laugh a split-second into the laugh track to get their laugh cue.  I hate that.  The show is for dumb folks to make them think they can get smart jokes.  Jokes on them, the smart jokes aren't funny most of the time!

/glad 'Brooklyn 99' won awards over TBBT last night
//best new show I've seen in awhile
 
2014-01-13 12:52:42 PM

cryinoutloud: Far Cough: Sheldon is Jesus.  You know that one's coming.

Are they going to kill him on a cross while all his friends cheer? Because that would be great. And frankly, I don't know how they've stopped themselves so far.


Well, I just meant that some inane blogger or would-be journalist was bound to make the analogy sooner or later, 'cause every character in everything is inevitably called a Jesus figure.

Not that your idea should be dismissed out of hand.

(Actually I like the show.  It has its moments.)
 
2014-01-13 12:53:51 PM

zinethar: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.

Oh, indeed. Very much so.


I still consider a live audience a laugh track when I'm not watching it live. After watching shows like Curb, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny, and AD, I can't get into a show with a laugh track anymore.
 
2014-01-13 01:02:01 PM

sigdiamond2000: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT

I've never met anyone who has. I just sort of assumed it was still on the air because it was created by some network/oil exec's son or something.



I envy you. My smart intelligent sister who makes way more money than me... loves this stupid show. Same for my smart intelligent brother in law (though, he thinks 9/11 was an inside job, so maybe I'm describing him too generously). I cannot stand TBBT. I don't get how they can.
 
2014-01-13 01:04:59 PM

Lego_Addict: zinethar: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.

Oh, indeed. Very much so.

I still consider a live audience a laugh track when I'm not watching it live. After watching shows like Curb, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny, and AD, I can't get into a show with a laugh track anymore.


Do you go to live theater much?  What if you're in the back half of the house, and you don't catch the facial expression that makes the front half of the house laugh?

Also, the best humor in TBBT is the physical humor. Gestures, posture, and facial expression bouncing back and forth between Penny & Sheldon or Raj & Howard.
 
2014-01-13 01:07:14 PM
The difference between the two is that Sherlock actually makes me laugh.

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2014-01-13 01:07:34 PM
Because they're both on the spectrum?

/DRTFA
//Community nailed the "special detective" genre last week, especially what Abed did.
 
2014-01-13 01:09:26 PM
Eh, I enjoy TBBT. The blond chick is super hot. Not Penny, but the one with the boobs. Damn...

Anyway, the article/blog/whatever is terrible. It's like a high school senior's end of the year English paper comparing a piece of classic literature, to a Kanye West song because they both talk about life and stuff.

'Kanye West is totally the Robert Frost of my generation because...'
'Katie Perry is like Sylvia Plath because...'
'Channing Tatum is like Beowulf because...'
 
2014-01-13 01:15:48 PM

alizeran: No. I must protest.


Denied
 
2014-01-13 01:17:52 PM

INeedAName: Eh, I enjoy TBBT. The blond chick is super hot. Not Penny, but the one with the boobs. Damn...


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-13 01:20:22 PM

INeedAName: Eh, I enjoy TBBT. ... boobs. Damn...


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-13 01:29:23 PM

gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.


They didn't have a laugh track the first season of the show.  The second season it became so annoying I stopped watching.  The show is not that good and there are plenty of other shows to waste my time on.

/and I don't buy for a moment its a "live studio audience"
 
2014-01-13 01:39:24 PM
But nerd minstrel show.
 
2014-01-13 01:42:13 PM
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Unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-13 01:44:36 PM
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Unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-13 01:44:37 PM

GalFriday: alizeran: No. I must protest.

Denied


Informal protest!
 
2014-01-13 01:47:02 PM

Wellon Dowd: INeedAName: Eh, I enjoy TBBT. The blond chick is super hot. Not Penny, but the one with the boobs. Damn...

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Now those are some golden globes
 
2014-01-13 01:47:07 PM

OtherLittleGuy: So, is Kripke Moriarty, or is he a front for Amy?


I have no idea, but his basement sounds like a happenin' kind of place.
 
2014-01-13 01:48:17 PM

Hugo Zorilla: GalFriday: alizeran: No. I must protest.

Denied

Informal protest!


Informally, BBC Sherlock is one of my all time favorite shows in the history of forever and everything and suchas, while TBBT is a vast conveyor belt of suck.

Also, no sheldor?

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-13 01:48:26 PM
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Sherlock had this.
 
2014-01-13 01:52:42 PM
I have a theory:
It doesn't matter.
 
2014-01-13 01:53:03 PM

gingerjet: They didn't have a laugh track the first season of the show.


Your wrong, they have had the laugh track since the pilot.
 
2014-01-13 01:55:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Sherlock had this.


A chair with snail trail?
 
2014-01-13 01:57:25 PM

FunkOut: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Sherlock had this.

A chair with snail trail?


You can play scratch and sniff for months.
 
2014-01-13 02:00:02 PM

FrancoFile: Lego_Addict: zinethar: gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

They shoot before a live audience, so the laughs are genuine. However, they have admitted that if a joke gets a big laugh and they re-shoot the scene, they will "move" the laugh to append to the scene that gets aired. It's not  really deceitful, as the audience did indeed laugh at that scene, but the laugh-track quality of it is sometimes evident.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.

Oh, indeed. Very much so.

I still consider a live audience a laugh track when I'm not watching it live. After watching shows like Curb, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny, and AD, I can't get into a show with a laugh track anymore.

Do you go to live theater much?  What if you're in the back half of the house, and you don't catch the facial expression that makes the front half of the house laugh?

Also, the best humor in TBBT is the physical humor. Gestures, posture, and facial expression bouncing back and forth between Penny & Sheldon or Raj & Howard.


Yeah, but if your watching it on T.V. you won't miss the facial expression so it's not needed at all....and I'm pretty sure if I was in the back of the audience and didn't see the facial expression I wouldn't laugh and instead would get better seats next time.

Nothing against TBBT, just laugh tracks in general.
 
2014-01-13 02:00:49 PM

gingerjet: /and I don't buy for a moment its a "live studio audience"


Big Bang Theory "Call Me" flash mob.
 
2014-01-13 02:05:48 PM
Outside of the Politics tab, I find Big Bang Theory threads to be the strangest part of Fark; the vitriol with which partisans on both sides of the argument press their points is mind-boggling. Love it or hate it, it is just a damn TV show.

i.imgur.com


i.imgur.com

 
2014-01-13 02:12:00 PM

Wellon Dowd: Outside of the Politics tab, I find Big Bang Theory threads to be the strangest part of Fark; the vitriol with which partisans on both sides of the argument press their points is mind-boggling. Love it or hate it, it is just a damn TV show.[i.imgur.com image 600x320]
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That's because Fark is largely populated with both subspecies of nerd.
a) Science, math, & engineering nerds
b) Comic-book, Star Wars, & gamer nerds

Of course, a lot of category (b) claims to be category (a) even when they aren't.
 
2014-01-13 02:15:11 PM

Kyosuke: gingerjet: /and I don't buy for a moment its a "live studio audience"

Big Bang Theory "Call Me" flash mob.


Thanks, and observations:

1.  Melissa's looks so tiny, but this is near proof her wonderfully jiggly breasts are real.

2.  Kaley seems quite tight / limber, but this nearly confirms she's had implants since John Ritter was her dad.

3.  If anything this only shows how relatively small the studio audience is, and even when they react they're not particularly loud or guffawing.  Industrial Strength Sweetening Theory still in play.

That was fun.
 
2014-01-13 02:15:51 PM
Melissa.  Melissa looks so tiny.
 
2014-01-13 02:16:24 PM

gopher321: I've never watched TBBT, but if it has a laughtrack, I'm going to assume it sucks and treats its' audience as mouth-drooling morons. Par for the course for sitcoms.

Sherlock otoh, is excellent and clever in many ways.


Oh shut up.
 
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