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You’ve Got a Friend (Well, Seven) in ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Spoiler Alert: Content below features a few spoilers (of sorts) from last night’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ series finale.

With last night’s series finale of ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ it seems appropriate to post a video with the show’s cast expressing gratitude for their dedicated fans who watched them for 12 seasons from all around the country and the world.

The hour-long series finale was fantastic, filled with hilarious punchlines coupled with heartwarming moments as was the tradition on the show. It was great. However, there are still a few lingering questions:

  • What caused the immediate change of heart with Penny having a baby?
  • Why didn’t Penny have a last name?
  • Where were Sheldon’s final three knocks? No “Soft Kitty” or reference to “Soft Kitty”? No bazinga?
  • Why didn’t Howard’s dad make an appearance or why wasn’t that mystery — which was teased in an earlier season — firmly resolved on camera?
  • Why did Howard wear an alien pin in every single episode of the series? 

Maybe I’m being too picky. Too mired in the details? An hour sounds like a long time, but the writers did a great job of crafting a cohesive story in about 42 minutes of actual air time to cram in a lot of things for a lot of characters to wrap the series up in a nice way. My questions above aren’t meant as massive critiques of the final show as a whole — they aren’t — but instead, highlight a few missing classic ‘Big Bang Theory’ shout-outs and what seemed like must-see revelations.

Above all, I really thought the writers would reveal why Howard wore an alien pin in every single episode (279 of them). It was there every time yet it was never mentioned or explained as what could have been revealed as a profound characteristic of the character?

Perhaps series co-creator Chuck Lorre put it best on his famous pause-worthy vanity card after the series finale last night:

“The end.”

Lingering questions aside, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ had a Nobel ending as one of the great sitcoms.

P.S. The ending of ‘Young Sheldon’ last night was yet another perfect synchronization with its parent show…and its characters.

Just perfect. 

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Happy Monday!

James Bond is returning for his 25th cinematic adventure, which will be the fifth and final film for Daniel Craig as 007. His portrayal has been widely considered one of the best (if not the best) as the iconic British secret agent brought to the world by Ian Fleming. While the title is still unknown, the cast has been revealed:

Daniel Craig, Rami Malek (villain), Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch, Rory Kinnear, David, Dencik.

Here are Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and director Cary Fukunaga discussing James Bond.

‘Casino Royale’ => ‘Quantum of Solace’ => ‘Skyfall’ => ‘Spectre’ => ?

What’s the title pattern? Is there a pattern? Lots of questions fit for a spy involving ‘Bond 25.’ Perhaps that’s the way it should be right now.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

I’m Not a Fan of Scrambled Eggs. Unless…

Please say this is true. C’mon. Do it. It would be incredible!

Or, as a sophisticated French person eating caviar before attending the opera would say, “incroyable!” 

Some sitcoms just need to keep going.

In less than 24 hours, the painful reality of a live-action ‘Aladdin’ hitting the silver screen in a few months sans the late, incomparable Robin Williams was relieved–in the form of an appropriate mind game—with the news from Dr. Frasier Crane Kelsey Grammer regarding a ‘Frasier’ revival. And what’s encouraging is that it sounds like the original cast and possibly some original writers, with the exception of the late John Mahoney, may be on board to tell a genuinely exciting new chapter of the amazing NBC sitcom that ended in 2004.

We all want more of this.

And this.

“Wish me luck.”

These were the final words spoken on the ‘Frasier’ series finale. Hopefully, there will be another series finale in the future.

Upon hearing the news of a potential ‘Frasier’ revival from the man himself, we’re all wishing him and that small group of people luck on bringing ‘Frasier’ back on the air again.

The Wilder Side of Life

Gene Wilder died on August 29, 2016.

His death still hurts and remains tragic because of the comedic characters he played, most especially Willy Wonka on the silver screen. And what made his portrayal so memorable and beloved by millions of kids and adults alike is that he possessed a very real three-dimensional quality (and bizarre new dimensions that looked other-worldly in some scenes) that was projected through a wacky two-dimensional character written in a book and screenplay.

Like his famed–and sadly fictional chocolate an candy factory–there was always something more there. There was something genuine lingering above the circus-like atmosphere and quintessential ’70s sets.

Back in March 2007, Gene Wilder gave an interview about his life and career. Portions of this conversation were animated into a condensed video series for PBS Digital Studios called “Blank on Blank.”

The reason for posting this interview today of an actor who died in 2016 is the same as why we will spontaneously watch ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ that was released theatrically in 1971:

A random curiosity for wonder and reassurance of this thing in life called pure imagination.