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Sheldon Cooper May Get a 'Big Bang'

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 27th 2010 1:00PM
The Big Bang TheoryIt seems that the producers of 'The Big Bang Theory' have decided it's time for Jim Parson's character of Sheldon Cooper to have a girlfriend. Mayim Bialik will appear on the season finale of the sitcom as Sheldon's date, a potentially recurring role.

This has serious shark-jumping disaster potential. Sheldon has been repeatedly shown in the past as having zero interest in a romantic relationship. It's one of the hallmarks of the character. He's even rejected Danica McKellar.

On the other hand, the major event could be him simply feeling his age and wishing to procreate his genius. He'll probably run out of other options such as cloning. Also, Bialik's character is described as a female version of Sheldon, perhaps she's seeking a "brain-only" relationship, too.

Still, it does seem a bit like selling out. Romantic relationships are in every sitcom, but I was hoping 'The Big Bang Theory' wouldn't succumb to sitcom peer pressure and keep some of the elements that made it unique. We'll see how this change of character is executed before any final judgments are made.

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'The Big Bang Theory' - 'The Pants Alternative' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 23rd 2010 12:27AM
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If you've ever read my 'Big Bang Theory' reviews, then you know that I always end it with some of my favorite quotes from the episode. I'm pretty sure that after this week's, my hands almost fell off. There were so many great lines to choose from-- and I didn't even get in to Sheldon's amazing speech. Were I to do that, then I'd pretty much be transcribing the entire episode instead of reviewing it.

The episode went along pretty much as you would expect it to: Sheldon has a weird problem, the friends pitch in to try and help him out. There are a couple of things I didn't see coming: The "C-Men" joke, and Sheldon's amazing drunk stand-up act at his awards ceremony. In three years, that was the loosest we've ever seen Dr. Cooper, and the results were fascinating.

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Sheldon Goes All Gollum on 'Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 9th 2010 5:02AM
Sheldon turns into Gollum on 'The Big Bang Theory' We laughed out loud when Sheldon called the ring "my precious," then looked in the mirror to see that he's become Gollum from 'Lord of the Rings.'

No other show does the geek factor as well as 'The Big Bang Theory' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS), which is why we love both it and Sheldon Cooper. We're onboard for as long as it lasts.

Let's just hope Sheldon doesn't start seeing a big fiery eye in the sky.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Sheldon Crashes Stan Lee's House on 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 3:20AM
The Big Bang Theory, Stan LeeIt's gotta be a major thrill for Sheldon to hang with Stan Lee on 'The Big Bang Theory' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS). Especially since the last time they were supposed to meet, Sheldon ended up in jail.

Still, dude. Crashing your hero's pad when he's in his pajamas? Thirty lashes with a wet Spider-Man comic book.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Big Bang Theory' - 'The Excelsior Acquisition' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 2nd 2010 12:30AM
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(S03E16) I've got to say, I would have enjoyed a little bit more of Stan Lee in this episode. He didn't really get to interact with anyone except for Penny. Even though Sheldon was in the scene, he just kind of hung back before dashing into Stan Lee's house. Instead of seeing another, "what crazy situation can we put Sheldon in" scene, I would have much preferred seeing the events that transpired that ended up leading to Wolowitz and Leonard having gelato with the comic book legend.

In fact, the episode left me with more questions about Stan Lee than it answered. Namely, would he really answer his own door, and do he and Hugh Hefner go pajama shopping together? Because that is a reality show I would be interested in watching.

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'Big Bang' Bazinga! Could Sheldon Be Gay?

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 10th 2010 9:00AM
big_bang_theory_jim_parsonsAs his 'Star Trek' hero Mr. Spock might say, this is 'fascinating.' When Chuck Lorre was asked to define Sheldon Cooper's sexual orientation on 'The Big Bang Theory,' his answer wasn't gay. It wasn't straight. Not even asexual or nonsexual or unsexual. Lorre settled on the term 'other,' for Sheldon.

Lorre told Michael Ausiello in Entertainment Weekly that Sheldon's focus is not on the physical; it's on physics. And when Ausiello asked 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons what he thought, Parsons said that the object of Sheldon's affection would be the Nobel Prize, not another human being. Hearing the word that Dr. Sheldon Cooper has been awarded the Nobel Prize in theoretical physics would be Sheldon's turn on. "That's the warm embrace that he longs for," said Jim.

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Super-Colliders, Switzerland and Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 9th 2010 12:33AM
The Big Bang Theory - The Large Hadron CollisionSheldon is soooo excited! Turns out the University is sending Leonard to Switzerland to see the CERN Super-Collider – and he can bring a guest! Well, Sheldon automatically thinks HE will be Leonard's plus-one at the event. "This is incredible!" says Sheldon. "I'm so happy, I'm not even going to question their judgment in picking you!"

Not so fast! Of course, Leonard will want to take Penny, especially since the trip happens on Valentine's Day. But will she be all that geeked about subatomic particle research? Either way, it's just awkward all the way around. Watch 'The Big Bang Theory' on Mon., 9:30PM on CBS.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jim Parsons Stands Up 2 Cancer and It's Great

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 5th 2010 9:00AM
jim_parsons_the_big_bang_theoryAs Dr. Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory,' Jim Parsons is a big bang of funny week in and week out. Oh, yes, he's not working alone. He has a wonderful group of actors around him and they're also very funny characters. But the breakout star on that show from the very start has been Jim.

But is it the character or the actor? Hmm ... if only there was a way to see Jim doing something else. Well, ta-da, here it is. Watch this public service announcement created by the folks at Stand Up to Cancer. If you had any doubt that Jim Parsons is a comic wizard, this will dispel them.

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Review: 'The Big Bang Theory' - 'The Einstein Approximation'

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 2nd 2010 12:30AM
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(S03E14) Look, I'm just going to put this out there. It may be weird, but confused, bedraggled Sheldon is a little bit hot. I've been watching this show for three seasons, and this is the first episode where I was all, "well helloooo, Jim Parsons." It's amazing what a little stubble will do for a dude. Anyhoo, I love the fact that Sheldon got a job this episode. Putting Sheldon in any situation is fantastic, but finding a fairly legitimate reason to make Sheldon a busboy is absolutely golden.

Here's my main problem: Raj. I love Bernadette, and the fact that she and Wolowitz have had a multi-episode relationship, but it kind of leaves Raj out in the cold -- much as he was when his idea to go roller skating turned into a double-date that did not include him. He doesn't necessarily need a girlfriend (although I would like to see that), but they really need to find something to do with him, so he can do more than just show up at the beginning and the end of any given episode.

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Sheldon Needs Some Sleep on 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 2nd 2010 12:15AM
The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon CooperFor some people, all it takes to go to sleep is some warm milk and maybe a little Lunesta. But for Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS), the path to dreamland requires an in-depth analysis involving neuro receptors, REM sleep, serotonin, norepinephrine, and impaired cognitive function.

And that's why we love Sheldon so much. Well, that and the fact that he built an armed robot out of his sister's Easy-Bake Oven when he was a kid.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: The Big Bang Theory - The Bozeman Reaction

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 19th 2010 1:31AM
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(S03E13) This episode really could have been Sheldon's one-man show on Broadway. He was definitely the star this week, and everyone else was basically there to help set-up jokes. Sheldon is by far my favorite character, but I'm not sure how I feel about this. When I was writing out my favorite quotes this week, every single one of them involved Sheldon, and while he was hilarious, I love Big Bang Theory as an ensemble.

With that said, I did enjoy this episode a lot. Sheldon is the best when he's put in stressful situations, and there aren't very many situations that are more stressful than being robbed. Although he took everything to a quirky extreme, Sheldon behaved in pretty much the exact same way I would think I would behave if I found myself in that situation. I would be afraid of every noise, barricade myself in my room, and failing all of that, I would totally pick up and move-- although I doubt I would ever attempt to move to Montana.

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Review: The Big Bang Theory - The Psychic Vortex

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 12th 2010 4:00AM
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(S03E12) The TCA panel for CBS was on Saturday, and Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre brushed off talk of a Penny/Sheldon hookup by basically saying that Sheldon is asexual. He's chosen not to play the relationship game at all, and the writers aren't planning on changing that. This is quite evident in this week's episode, as Sheldon meets a lady who totally wants to do it to him, and he instead spends the night in Leonard's room accompanied by his Green Lantern lantern.

Despite the fact that Leonard and Wolowitz are double dating and Raj is trying very hard to find a girlfriend (who he will never be able to talk to? I'm still a little confused as to how that would work), Sheldon remains perfectly content to backup all of his data and reinstall his operating system. And since it's Sheldon and not Wolowitz we're talking about here, that's not even a euphemism for anything.

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Review: The Big Bang Theory - The Maternal Convergence

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2009 6:40AM
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Christine Baranski is back! I loved this episode, but it was way too short. It was so fast-paced, that it seemed like it was over before it even got started. They really picked up where they left off the last time she guest-starred. In that episode; they established how she and Sheldon were basically the same person and hinted at a Mrs. Robinson-type relationship. In this episode, they totally went there.

Sure, she was drunk and didn't really mean it, but when she pulled Sheldon in and kissed him, my jaw dropped. It's been a while since we've seen her, and they spent the first half of this episode establishing basically that Sheldon had replaced Leonard in his mother's life. He's sending her get-well flowers, he knows about Leonard's dog dying, he's giving Beverly notes on her papers; so when she kissed him, it was jarring -- like she was kissing her own son.

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Review: The Big Bang Theory - The Gorilla Experiment

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 8th 2009 1:55AM
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(S03E10) Do you think it's weird that Sheldon and Penny seem to be having more and more storylines together, but I can't actually remember the last episode in which she and Leonard shared a scene alone? When I did a poll a few episodes ago asking if you think Sheldon and Penny are going to get together, nearly half of you said "yes." I don't necessarily agree, but is it a problem when your character has more chemistry with her boyfriend's friend than her actual boyfriend?

Right now, it's still working for the show, but I'm not sure how much longer they can continue having Leonard and Penny involved in a "relationship" in which they barely speak. However, if they break up, then it would be more difficult for Sheldon and Penny to have so many scenes together, and a great deal of the comedy would be eliminated right there. It's an interesting place where the writers find themselves right now.

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Big Bang Theory meets the Wonder Years

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 2nd 2009 4:30PM
danica_mcKellar_big_bang_theoryDoes it take a brainiac to play a brainiac? No, of course not. But when Danica McKellar guests on The Big Bang Theory on January 11, that's what they'll get. Not only is Danica well-remembered as the nearly-perfect Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, Kevin's neighbor and the girl he always adored, she's also smart as a whip. She has the degrees to prove it.

A couple of years ago, TV Squad put Danica In the Limelight. Ryan learned that Danica had graduated Summa cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Mathematics. She is the McKellar in the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem.

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