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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Big Bang Theory - 05/02/2013

Bob Newhart = BEST GUEST STAR EVAR!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Yes, he should get an Emmy for that performance.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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They don't make 'em like him anymore. Great show.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Made me wish Bob was in good enough shape to have a regular gig again. He is so freaking funny.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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That was a master class in comedic timing. Bob Newhart would be funny reading the phone book.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:56 PM   #6
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He was always a bit of a one trick pony. But that one trick is so seriously freaking amazing I never tire of it no matter how it is utilized. I would watch that one trick all day. He's amazing and so unique.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #7
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Bob Newhart = BEST GUEST STAR EVAR!!!
This. This. This.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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'I'm have trouble with my pacemaker' -Professor Proton
'Any chance we could plug it into the potato?' Penny

"Nice guilt trip, you are going to be a AMAZING mom." Howard to Bernadette

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:05 AM   #9
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"Nice guilt trip, you are going to be a AMAZING mom." Leonard to Bernadette
You mean Howard to Bernadette.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #10
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From an article in The Star Ledger about this episode, Mr. Proton will probably be in a couple of episodes next season. Bob is a fan of this show (but doesn't like Two and a Half Men) and signed a contract with Lorre to make multiple appearences.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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Sheldon - "Do you remember signing this picture for a young boy in West Texas"
Prof Proton - "I'm wearing my address on a bracelet. What do you think?"
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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Awesome.

That is all.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #13
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Awesome.

That is all.
And THAT is the correct use of the word awesome.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #14
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Essentially it was Bob Newhart playing Bob Newhart. If you like his humor he was really good at playing himself. I guess I'm in the minority, but not my favorite episode. Penny looked good though I liked Howard losing the dog, even though you KNEW that was going to happen. And it's an obvious setup for Bernadette getting preggers and them having a kid. In most cases I don't like when they turn to the kid gimmick, but having Howard's mom being the Jewish bubby should be comedy gold!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:01 AM   #15
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"Is the blonde really your girlfriend?"

"Yes."

"You're the genius."

Then later, "What do the two of you talk about?"

Bob Newhart was seriously awesome.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #16
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Maybe Prof. Proton will wake up and discover it was all a dream.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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Bob Newhart = BEST GUEST STAR EVAR!!!
Who ever wrote his lines obviously knew who he was and his comedic style.

Interesting to read that he will be back next season. My guess is that has something to do with Sheldon being Dr. Proton Jr. and calling him Dad at the end.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #18
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Anyone else notice the turret suddenly turning 180 degrees after shooting Leonard?

I swear it felt like they had different dialog from Penny in that scene and they reshot it after the fact and replaced her comments and reactions.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #19
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Maybe Prof. Proton will wake up and discover it was all a dream.
They already used that joke in this episode.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #20
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Who ever wrote his lines obviously knew who he was and his comedic style.
They probably wrote him a large check, so course they gear the writing to make best use of him.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #21
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I too was pleasantly surprised when I saw Bob Newhart waiting on the landing. He is hilarious and great at the part. My whole family laughed throughout this episode. Then I got a little sad thinking the there won't be too many more performances from him. He's really 83 years old and while still very funny, you can see that some of the "old main frailty" isn't really acting. Ehhh, I'm bumming myself out here.

Suffice to say, Bob is funny, that is all.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #22
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Anyone else notice the turret suddenly turning 180 degrees after shooting Leonard?
Yes, I noticed that, too. I figured it was merely some sort of continuity glitch during their takes and re-takes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #23
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Anyone else notice the turret suddenly turning 180 degrees after shooting Leonard?

I swear it felt like they had different dialog from Penny in that scene and they reshot it after the fact and replaced her comments and reactions.
Yes, I had to rewind to see when it turned. My thought at the time was that Sheldon had hacked into the other laptop, taken over control and was planning a tactical strike on her breasts. (given the location of the gun, it was that or up her nose )
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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Or she just hit the reset button on the screen that makes it go to the "home" position. /rationalization
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #25
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Or she just hit the reset button on the screen that makes it go to the "home" position. /rationalization
That's what I thought.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #26
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Bob Newhart = pure comedy gold. Master of timing. This is how it's done, kids. Watch and learn.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #27
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Fun episode.

Bob is great. He still has it after all these years.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #28
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Penny looked great... but she was written up just a tad dumber than usual for this episode.

Also, the bedroom scene with Leonard and Sheldon was stupid filler. It's like their walls are made of rice paper.
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Penny looked great... but she was written up just a tad dumber than usual for this episode.
She was written much dumber than usual! I commented to my husband that she isn't usually that stupid.

Bob was great. He's one of my all-time favorites.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #30
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I guess I'm in the minority, but I've never liked Newhart. Too much of a ham for me...always overacting, mugging for the camera, I just prefer somebody more restrained.


Or is that Robin Williams? I always get those two mixed up...
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