Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries...

If you know me in real life, as they say, or if you've been a regular reader here, you know I love attending the William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest) every Spring. This year is no exception. We've been to 5 out of the 6 nights we have tickets for so far. While they've each been great in their own way, I think the The Big Bang Theory was the funniest ever.


I only recently started watching the show and fell in love with it. Nanette tried to tell me I'd like it when the first season started. I know better now, but sort of thought she was just recommending because Barenaked Ladies sing the theme song. Okay, so that was pretty stupid and I should have just tried it out. I'll skip the boring details, but we've now become fans (who are still catching up on Season 1). How could I not love a show about four geeky scientists? E won two extra tickets, so Nanette even got to join us!

Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons

I was so excited when The Big Bang Theory appeared in the PaleyFest '09 lineup. The event started with an unaired episode screening. The one we watched involved a trip to Las Vegas and was quite hilarious.

Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar

All of the main cast members, as well as creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady were present. Some highlights include:
  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon) recounted how when he got something labelled "A Script by Chuck Lorre" duing pilot season, he actually thought it was from Chuck Woolery. He sounded sincere, but even if it's not true, the story had me crying from laughing so hard.
  • The absurd tale of Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Simon Helberg (Howard) deciding to rent a boat for the group when they were all in San Diego last summer for Comic-Con. Apparently, Kaley Cuoco (Penny) is a "very bad" boat driver. Let's just say it would make for a good episode sometime!
Kaley Cuoco
  • The processes of Simon getting in and out of the skintight pants they put his character in every week.
  • An audience member asked Jim Parsons to recite the rules for "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock," which he was uanble to do. That might have also been my question if I'd bothered to stand up, as that is one of my favorite bits ever. Enjoy:


madretz said...

heehee, i love that show. how cool to see the cast and the creator and producers, too.

I have a feeling you've seen "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog"? I love Simon Helberg as Mr. Moist.

Anonymous said...

Sounds cool.

ren said...

i am pretty sure you are less than six degrees from simon helberg...ask me how sometime.

Anonymous said...

that must have been fun, i love that show!

Nanette said...

Great recap! And thanks again for thinking of me for your extra ticket. It was so much fun!

Jodi said...

@ren: You work on that, sistah!

@Nanette: I'm so glad you could use the ticket. I could have made this post much longer and almost did, but didn't want to be too obnoxious. My photos still aren't "live" on flickr, but hopefully will be soon, as I keep saying.

Darlene said...

I love that show and glad to hear a recap of the highlights. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

ah! i love this, very cool to see them out of character. do you read the the chuck lorre wisdom at the end of every show? i always pause it b/c it's a hoot.

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