Young Sheldon - Season Three *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Dec 7, 2019 #101 of 138
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    12,116
    1,695
    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    He also called his very smart friends dumb and exaggerated Penny’s social aspects right in front of her.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2019 #102 of 138
    LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    38,900
    2,031
    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    And most of the time that his father was mentioned, he was described as getting into shouting fights with his mother, sometimes involving throwing or breaking of household objects.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2019 #103 of 138
    ct1

    ct1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    6,322
    1,009
    Jun 27, 2003
    Maryland
    If that happened in a few instances, they would be burned into a child's mind, and those are what comes to mind when he recalls them later.

    Given the relationship depicted, I don't think shouting or throwing things on occasion is unlikely.

    Do you think the show has depicted every single fight? Or perhaps they could just have Sheldon mention that they shouted and broke things sometimes. Which he did.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2019 #104 of 138
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    13,600
    2,915
    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston/Bren...
    Maybe they're simply writing the show as they want to write it, and not worrying too much about trying to line up every snippet from BBT with YS.

    99% of viewers (and 4/5 dentists) don't give this stuff a second thought. And the writers know it. People just want to watch a cute, entertaining show.
     
    DevdogAZ, jcondon, lalouque and 2 others like this.
  5. Dec 7, 2019 #105 of 138
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    12,116
    1,695
    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Although I think the correlation between YS and BBT is better than the self reference within the 12 years of BBT.
     
    astrohip likes this.
  6. Dec 7, 2019 #106 of 138
    Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,650
    103
    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Exactly. I find YS most enjoyable and linked enough to TBBT to enhance that enjoyment.
     
    jr461 and Mikeguy like this.
  7. Dec 7, 2019 #107 of 138
    Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,650
    103
    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I see what you did there...
     
  8. Dec 9, 2019 #108 of 138
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    51,047
    2,723
    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Huh? Almost every episode of YS has him drinking beer and watching football. I think that's pretty consistent. Nobody JUST does that.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2019 #109 of 138
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    51,047
    2,723
    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Remember, he's only what 10-11? As the character George becomes more of an alcoholic, perhaps some of that does happen a couple of years down the road. Or maybe, as was said up thread, he's exaggerating things. Sheldon NEVER exaggerates things?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2019 #110 of 138
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    51,047
    2,723
    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    And remember, when I originally mentioned this that I said "spirit". There's no way that Sheldon's recollection is exactly how it really was. We say Georgie as a bit of a lunk, but when he appears in the last season of TBBT we see he owns a chain of tire stores. Not exactly a lunk but Sheldon would think so. We can see the beginning of Missy's promiscuity and sharp tongue, in YS. We can see George as exactly that beer swilling, football loving guy, but not quite the drunkard wife beater that Sheldon described, but he's not much different and it's not a leap to see him go there. Maybe he loses his coaching job that sends him there, something like that, and so forth.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2019 #111 of 138
    ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    3,595
    495
    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Sometimes irony is to be understood, even without a smiley face.
     
    DevdogAZ and jcondon like this.
  12. Dec 9, 2019 #112 of 138
    DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    10,032
    920
    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    My favorite line of the episode:
    Sheldon (Spock): My mother's on Vulcan.
    Billy: My mother's on Valium.
    :D
     
  13. jilter

    jilter Not.

    9,732
    227
    Oct 4, 2002
    Fascinating discussion.
    The producers/writers of one fabulously successful series are to remain true to the script of said show in a spin-off series that has effectively created its own separate and effective identity....
    Wouldn't that just be a continuation of the original show? How could that contribute to second show’s own voice and staying power?
    Safe to say that Lorre is a product of the television of our childhood where suspended belief, lack of continuity, and
    an undemanding audience were the norms.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    57,827
    3,945
    Apr 16, 2003
    Arizona
    Right. My comment wasn't meant to imply that the university being an hour away was far. It was simply meant to point out that Dr. Sturgis riding his bike to Connie's house means either (a) the university is now a lot closer than an hour, or (b) (as pointed out above) Dr. Sturgis lives nearby but commutes the one hour to work via public transportation.
     
  15. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    12,116
    1,695
    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Yeah. About that. I just watched the rerun where Sheldon stays at Sturgis’s House one night. George says he drove an hour each way to pick him up after he almost burns the place down. So, my conjecture was wrong. This was in season 2.
     
    mattack and DevdogAZ like this.
  16. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    24,616
    535
    Apr 9, 2001
    sunnyvale
    But aren't a lot of the viewers of BBT and thus this show likely to be in that other 1%?
    (Sheldon-like)
     
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    38,900
    2,031
    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Spoilers from 12/12 episode...
    The “pool” in tonight’s episode was Kaley Cuoco, right?

    I’m trying to figure out who “Batman” was, though. Someone doing that gravely voice... I almost want to say it was Simon Helberg, but not nearly as confident on that guess. (Edit: another site says Dietrich Bader)
     
  18. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    2,131
    432
    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was Cuoco as the voice of the pool.

    IMDB has Batman being voiced by Bader, who has been doing Batman's voice on a lot of recent projects, including the new Harley Quinn series, which coincidentally stars Cuoco as the voice of Harley.

    Neither the pool nor Batman were credited on the show itself (although, Bob Newhart was credited for doing Professor Proton's voice -- but I don't remember him appearing even in the background of the episode).
     
  19. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

    5,086
    508
    Apr 3, 2003
    South Florida
    Sheldon was watching his show about getting an egg into a bottle and we heard him say, "Who's ready to suck an egg?" LOL
     
    ThePennyDropped, lalouque and getbak like this.
  20. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    2,731
    1,018
    Nov 2, 2017
    IIRC, YS was watching Prof Proton on TV at least once.
     

Share This Page