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Old 09-23-10, 05:00 AM
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The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

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In the fourth-season opener, Sheldon goes on a date with Amy Fowler----his first date ever---and Penny finds herself accompanying them.


New Night and probably the most insane night of the week. Competing against Community and Bones at 8pm. This will easily take 1st place.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

I just want to know why the hell this is marked as 31 minutes both this week and next week. It's making my DVR drop 30 Rock!!!
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

I'm hating the new time slot. I'll have to start watching Community on Hulu now.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Xander View Post
I just want to know why the hell this is marked as 31 minutes both this week and next week. It's making my DVR drop 30 Rock!!!
I think you just answered your own question.

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Old 09-23-10, 11:39 AM
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Derrich View Post
I think you just answered your own question.

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Yep. I hate that bullshit, since it's just more commercial time. I really wish 30R was at 9:30 - it would make things much easier.

I also wish DVRs would let you chop recordings by a minute (instead of having to do a manual record) like they let you extend them.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I also wish DVRs would let you chop recordings by a minute (instead of having to do a manual record) like they let you extend them.
TiVo has Overlap Protection, which is exactly what you describe.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Yeah, I was thinking I could cut it off by a minute and thus get my 30 Rock back, but it won't let me. Thinking of sending a nasty email to CBS if it happens again the next week.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

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Yeah, I was thinking I could cut it off by a minute and thus get my 30 Rock back, but it won't let me. Thinking of sending a nasty email to CBS if it happens again the next week.
And it will go right in the e-mail trash. You're watching on a DVR. You mean nothing to them.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

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And it will go right in the e-mail trash. You're watching on a DVR. You mean nothing to them.
Unless you have a Nielsen box and aren't fast forwarding through the commercials.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

It's not just that you mean nothing to them -- it's that they're preventing you from watching 30 Rock, or at least making it less convenient. In a zero sum game, that's worth something to them.

I hate this scheduling move by CBS. If Community gets canned due to this move, I'll keep watching TBBT, but I will hold it against CBS by not watching any new shows of theirs.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Jimmy James View Post
It's not just that you mean nothing to them -- it's that they're preventing you from watching 30 Rock, or at least making it less convenient. In a zero sum game, that's worth something to them.
Unless people decide they like 30 Rock so much that they'll skip The Big Bang Theory instead of having it cut into 30 Rock. A move like that could backfire when you're trying to muscle your way into a new night.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by WallyOPD View Post
Unless people decide they like 30 Rock so much that they'll skip The Big Bang Theory instead of having it cut into 30 Rock. A move like that could backfire when you're trying to muscle your way into a new night.
The people that matter (the ones not watching on a DVR) and like both are going to watch both. They'll either sacrifice the last minute of BBT or first of 30R.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Good opener. Kinda figured where they were gonna go with Howard's "arm"
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Though I missed the first 5 minutes or so. Pretty good Premiere.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

I always like when Penny and Sheldon together. I hope he becomes number 32 this season.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Bit of casting news for an upcoming episode:

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Eliza Dushku will be playing an FBI agent doing a background check on Wolowitz.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by WallyOPD View Post
Unless people decide they like 30 Rock so much that they'll skip The Big Bang Theory instead of having it cut into 30 Rock. A move like that could backfire when you're trying to muscle your way into a new night.
As I understand their Monday ratings, I don't think CBS is too worried. We'll soon see if their confidence is warranted.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Ok this was a wonderful episode

I still hate Blossom's delivery in her scenes, but Penny being a slut made that scene awesome. Walowitz and the arm was predictable, but still hilarious. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

It is easy to overdo the Sheldon character. Sheldon + female Sheldon is a bit much for me ... I get it ... they are social awkward. I think it would be much more interesting to have him for some reason become interested in a girl like Penny or even that slutty scientist friend from last season.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Loved it.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

I can't believe so many people watch this terrible show.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

Always love the Penny/Sheldon centric episodes.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

I'm well aware of how much impact a single email will make on a corporation like CBS. Was just venting.

Originally Posted by WallyOPD View Post
Unless people decide they like 30 Rock so much that they'll skip The Big Bang Theory instead of having it cut into 30 Rock. A move like that could backfire when you're trying to muscle your way into a new night.
This is probably closer to what I'll actually do. Much as I like TBBT, I DON'T like being strong-armed just because I DVR my shows. If they keep it at 31 minutes, I'll be dropping TBBT and watching it online or something.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory -- Season Premiere -- "The Robotic Manipulation" -- 09/23/10

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I can't believe so many people watch this terrible show.

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