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The Big Bang Theory - 11/29/12 - The Parking Spot Escalation

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Thom, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    I'm an old lady and I can do it.
  2. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    Yes, but that's REAL LIFE, not on a controlled indoors set with actors, grips, directors, cameras, lights, microphones, and a live audience very close nearby. And as I said, if you watch, it doesn't look like anyone is pushing the car.
  3. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

    Mar 26, 2007
    They did it via magic, now can we move on? :p
  4. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    As someone mentioned upthread, what would a BBT thread be without random tangents on minutia?
  5. eddyj

    eddyj Active Member TC Club

    Jun 20, 2002
  6. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    Details. :p
  7. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    Amusing, sure, but ironic? I don't think it's either ironic-ironic or Alanis-ironic.
  8. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

    Jul 14, 2004
    it is made of iron, however.
  9. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TC Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    So obviously they used a big magnet to move the car. ;)
  10. aaronw

    aaronw New Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Yes, it is quite funny re-watching the blind date episode where Howard meets her for the first time, her voice is quite a bit lower than it becomes later on.

    Apropos of nothing else, it occurs to me that for almost every main character, only the parent with the opposite gender is involved in their lives and/or they get any mentions or appearances - Sheldon, Leondard, Howards - mothers. Penny & Bernadette - fathers (Bernadette's at the wedding, I'm not sure we ever saw her mother ...?). Raj is the exception. It was just something I noticed.
  11. fmowry

    fmowry New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Pretty sure if Mini got product placement in a hit TV show that they could provide a car without an engine. Or BBT could provide the 5 hours ($120/hr) of labor to pull the motor for any competent mechanic/garage with an engine hoist or lift.
  12. verdugan

    verdugan New Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Another exception is Amy. She's made plenty of references to her mother (when she first went out with Sheldon she mentioned how she humors her Mom and goes on a date once a year ... or something like that.)

    I've never heard any references to her father.
  13. Idearat

    Idearat New Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Regarding Bernadette and her mother: The bonding moment between her and Howard on their first date was their overbearing mothers. Bernadette mentioned that her mother lays out her clothes for the next day, despite not actually living with her mother. Other than that first date we haven't seen or heard much, if any, about Bernadette's mother.

    Maybe we'll see Howard stand up to her like Bernadette stands up to Howard's. ( well stand up means yell back at her )
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I don't understand this talk about pulling a motor from a car. If a prop house has a car with no motor in it, I'm sure BBT would rent that and use it. But if not, I don't see what the big deal is. Whether the car weighs 2,000 lbs. or 3,000 lbs., it's still going to require some kind of fancy setup to push it without the cameras seeing. I don't think they'd go out of their way to dismantle a perfectly good car just to make pushing it a little easier.
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TC Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    On the other hand, they really did send Howard into space, but they faked wires and gravity so other producers wouldn't get jealous.
  16. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    It wouldn't surprise me if MINI had a shell car already that they lease for little or no cost for productions and show/exhibits.

    I'm sure MINI Marketing sees it as a good thing if their car is on the top sitcom in the nation.
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    That wouldn't surprise me at all. What I would be surprised about is if they removed an engine from a working Mini just to make it easier to push on the set.
  18. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    What would be absolutely shocking is if the discussion about how they filmed the car scene ended! :p
  19. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

    Feb 8, 2002
  20. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard New Member TC Club

    Jul 8, 2004
    Did anyone find it odd that (a) AFF seemingly casually showed Sheldon her hoo-hah and (b) the only reaction from Sheldon was an equally casual "that's a lot of band-aids"?

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