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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Sep 26, 2019.
I think it was about an hour away.
Just curious, but does Sheldon mention where he went to college in TBBT? I would have guessed he went to an Ivy League school or somewhere like Standord, CalTech, Univ of Chicago or some very high end school. Do we know that the college where Sturgis teaches would be considered high end?
I haven't researched, but I suspect the school where he got his Ph.D. may be different from his first school.
I don't think they ever said where he went to undergrad school. He got his PhD at CalTech.
The college Dr. Sturgis teaches at is a local college. Not high end.
It will be interesting so see how they write the "Sheldon goes to college" years. Will he go to a school close to home? Will he get a ton of scholarships and have to decide where he's going but his mom insists he stays close to home (my assumption is this is how it will play out)?
The entire future of this show will be interesting to see. They have a canon to follow, plus kid actors who age, both of which limit the creative choices they can make.
They've done a great job so far. Each character we've seen matches the spirit of the character as introduced in TBBT.
See, and I disagree. George Sr. isn't anything like the way that Sheldon described him on BBT, nor is George's relationship to Mary. Sheldon also described Georgie (George Jr.) as far more of a lunk and a bully than he is on YS. The Meemaw that we saw on BBT was totally unlike the Meemaw we see on YS. On BBT, Sheldon was described as constantly being beat up by the neighborhood kids, while on YS, he's annoying but tolerated. Sheldon suggested that his childhood home was a trailer home, rather than a typical suburbian ranch home. And so on, and so forth.
Mary is about the only one that is pretty much the same on both YS and BBT.
It was only after YS started that the depictions on BBT of the other characters started to more closely match those on YS.
I think they had to "modify" the characters and their behavior to make Young Sheldon a watchable series. No one wants to see Sheldon's childhood as described on BBT. And other than a little grumbling at first ("that's not how he described his dad"), people have adapted to the new reality.
The canon I was referring to is life events... his dad's death, his going off to college at an early age, that sort of thing. They are theoretically immutable events.
Yeah -- totally unrealistic. No one in real life would ever exaggerate their childhood like that.
Hmm. Trailer? They showed his childhood home in season 1 of BBT and while it doesn’t looks like the one they use on YS, it weren’t no trailer. As for bullying, we know Sheldon see things like that differently. And it is a couple of years until his father dies so the arguments could get really bad.
As for Meemaw, I think she is consistent. She is 20 years older on BBT than she is on YS. He always intimated that she drank, etc.
And Georgie? Gee. Sheldon sees him as a lunk? He also sees engineers lacking in intelligence.
In short, Sheldon is not a reliable witness when it comes to human relations.
Originally they did say it was an hour away. But now they have Dr. Sturgis riding his ten-speed to the house regularly, so I think they've shifted away from the one-hour drive to something more local.
Except he doesn’t have to live near the campus. He could carpool or take public transport to work and live closer.
In “The Pancake Batter Anomaly,” Sheldon mentioned that his mom couldn’t help him when he was sick when he was 15 and a visiting professor in Germany, because she had to fly back to Texas because the aluminum home had slipped off the cinder blocks again.
Of course, that contradicts when he said in season 7 that his dad died when he was 14.
An aluminum house doesn’t necessarily look like a trailer. They make modular homes as well. But we saw the house on BBT and it wasn’t a trailer. You are finding inconsistencies in BBT not between BBT and YS. Heck, in the pilot episode, Sheldon was a regular masturbator. That didn’t hold up.
That is sort of my point. If BBT can’t even be consistent with Sheldon’s back story, it won’t be able to be consistent between BBT and YS.
Don’t get me wrong; the backstory as Sheldon described would be a bad show, so the changes were improvements, but changes nonetheless.
In Texas a one hour drive is considered close by; it's a big state.
Here in LA a one hour drive is a morning commute. But it won't cover nearly the distance.
Maybe things went poorly for the family after the dad died.
The assertion (correct IMO) was about characters introduced on TBBT, and George Sr was never on. It was only Sheldon's recollection/perception of him (and everyone else) while growing up that was mentioned. And, as rightfully indicated above, his perception of people, relationships and their actions vs reality are likely very different.
Sheldon recalled his dad as pretty dumb, drinking a lot of beer and watching football all the time. Nothing like what we've seen.