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Old 11-13-07, 11:35 AM
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Big Bang Theory-"The Grasshopper Experiment" 11.12.07

I think it's time to give Big Bang Theory its own weekly thread. The one we've been using titled "Worst Sitcom Ever?" isn't even close to being accurate. BBT is shaping up to be one of the biggest surprises of the season and this week was very funny. I'm really loving this show.

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I had a good time with last night's episode, all the characters got some good mileage out of their lines.
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Yeah, still enjoying the heck out of this show.
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I thought this was the best episode yet.
Old 11-13-07, 04:46 PM
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When I first heard of the show, I believed I would hate it.

When I watched a few random clips online, I wound up hating it.

As I watched the first episode... didn't hate it.

Now, this show has risen above it's failings, and become a truly good show. This, along with HIMYM, make for one of the funniest hours of television around.
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I was completely wrong about this show. I thought the pilot was crap, but I stuck with it, and it's been far better than I thought it ever could be even before I saw the pilot.
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This show has been the most pleasant surprise of the year for me. I like how they haven't made all of the episodes revolve around Penny and Leonard. I was afraid the show would get old very quickly if that storyline was too dominant.
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Good episode, even without a lot of Penny in it.
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I enjoyed this episode so much I had to watch it twice. Penny
Old 11-13-07, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD
This show has been the most pleasant surprise of the year for me. I like how they haven't made all of the episodes revolve around Penny and Leonard. I was afraid the show would get old very quickly if that storyline was too dominant.
I agree. Penny interacting with all the geeks is much more entertaining.
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Yeah. After hearing the premise (and stupid theme song the first week), I figured this to be short-lived.

Now I'm hoping it makes it because I'm enjoying the show more each week.
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I never understood the hate for this show. It isn't groundbreaking entertainment, but I have found it to be quite watchable. I thought this was one of the best episodes so far. I'm glad they aren't force feeding us the Penny-Leonard relationship episodes too.
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Plus, I really like the theme song. Barenaked Ladies rock.
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Originally Posted by movieking
Plus, I really like the theme song. Barenaked Ladies rock.
I would have guessed it was "They Might Be Giants". I usually skip through it though because I have to record it - it's on at the same time as "Aliens in America" (and also "Prison Break")
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The full-length version of the song can be purchased on Amazon MP3 here:
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bang-Theor.../dp/B000XKMQZY
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Actually added a new viewer of the show with my fiance, she caught an episode and really liked it. May not be the "best" show but it is FAR from the worse.
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This show reminds me of the King of Queens; not groundbreaking, cutting edge, comedy but a solid little 20 minutes of entertainment thatíll make you laugh and doesnít disappoint. Actually, the King of Queens is a really solid sitcom and Iíve bought all the DVDs, Iím just using that show as an example of what I think The Big Bang Theory is like. Itís no NBC Comedy, but itís good.

Definitely a new season surprise that no one expect to be any good. Hope it weathers the WGA strike and stays on for more than this season.

Did anyone notice that Rajeshís father was Mr. ďBad, Bad Man!Ē (Brian George) from Seinfeld, I thought that was pretty good.

Funny episode and I liked Sheldon asking for a Diet Coke.
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Originally Posted by nateman241
Funny episode and I liked Sheldon asking for a Diet Coke.
You mean a virgin cuba libre.

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Originally Posted by nateman241
This show reminds me of the King of Queens; not groundbreaking, cutting edge, comedy but a solid little 20 minutes of entertainment thatíll make you laugh and doesnít disappoint. Actually, the King of Queens is a really solid sitcom and Iíve bought all the DVDs, Iím just using that show as an example of what I think The Big Bang Theory is like. Itís no NBC Comedy, but itís good.

Definitely a new season surprise that no one expect to be any good. Hope it weathers the WGA strike and stays on for more than this season.

Did anyone notice that Rajeshís father was Mr. ďBad, Bad Man!Ē (Brian George) from Seinfeld, I thought that was pretty good.

Funny episode and I liked Sheldon asking for a Diet Coke.
I noticed that and its funny I said that same exact line when I saw him .

I totally agree with you on the show though.
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Originally Posted by nateman241
Definitely a new season surprise that no one expect to be any good.
I don't know where this stuff keeps coming from. I expected it to be good, and it was/is. It didn't overcome any failings, or suddenly improve. It has been good since the first episode.
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I hate that advance word of mouth has so much power over new shows. A show needs to have three episodes on the air at least before it can be judged, IMO.
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Add me to the list of doubters - even after the first airing - who's now in for the season.

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