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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:32 PM

A "Vanity Card" from Chuck Lorre, Producer of "The Big Bang Theory"...

I just started watching this show about a month ago, when someone left a copy of Season 5 here at my house. I liked it so much that I found seasons 1 - 4 on Ebay and bought them.

For anyone not familiar with the show, it's about a group of friends who all work at a University in Pasadena, Ca. Their jobs range from an Astro Physicist, a Molecular Physicist, a Theoretical Physicist and an Engineer. When they aren't working, they are all self described "nerds" and "geeks" who are into Star Wars, D&D, comic books, etc.

Anyways, at the end of each episode Mr. Lorre has a "vanity card" at the end of all the credits and stuff.

This one really made me laugh out loud in real life, so I thought I would share it:

"A wise man once told me that we are all God in drag. I like that. Sometimes when I'm sitting in a public place or sitting at a stop light, I'll watch people walking by and I'll silently say to myself, "He's God. She's God. He's God. She's God." Before long I always find myself feeling a warm sense of affinity for these strangers. The experience is even more powerful when I do this while observing a person who is clearly suffering. On occasion I'll test my little spiritual practice by turning on Fox News. Within minutes I become an atheist."


Peace,

Ghost

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Reply A "Vanity Card" from Chuck Lorre, Producer of "The Big Bang Theory"... (Original post)
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 OP
MzNov Jun 2013 #1
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #8
bvar22 Jun 2013 #18
Hissyspit Jun 2013 #41
Hissyspit Jun 2013 #2
arcane1 Jun 2013 #3
Cleita Jun 2013 #7
litlbilly Jun 2013 #25
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #9
IADEMO2004 Jun 2013 #4
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #10
premium Jun 2013 #5
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #13
premium Jun 2013 #36
MrSlayer Jun 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2013 #11
MrSlayer Jun 2013 #24
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #15
Matariki Jun 2013 #12
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #16
Control-Z Jun 2013 #14
Ghost in the Machine Jun 2013 #17
jtuck004 Jun 2013 #19
litlbilly Jun 2013 #20
arcane1 Jun 2013 #28
litlbilly Jun 2013 #29
WillyT Jun 2013 #21
Sheldon Cooper Jun 2013 #22
litlbilly Jun 2013 #32
JDPriestly Jun 2013 #23
ChazInAz Jun 2013 #26
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #27
litlbilly Jun 2013 #30
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #31
litlbilly Jun 2013 #33
zappaman Jun 2013 #34
litlbilly Jun 2013 #35
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2013 #37
Mz Pip Jun 2013 #38
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2013 #39
progressoid Jun 2013 #40
Babel_17 Jun 2013 #42
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2013 #43

Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:38 PM

1. This is great. Thanks for sharing.


I love this show so much I watch a couple of episodes every night after work.

I've never noticed the vanity card, so thanks!

My favorite Sheldon line: "I'm not crazy my mother had me tested."

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Response to MzNov (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

8. My pleasure :-)

You have to be quick with the pause button to catch the card...

My favorite line from Sheldons mom: "I should have taken him to Houston"...

I'm watching right now myself, lol

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 06:26 PM

18. love the show.

Even the re-runs are worth watching.

My favorite line from Sheldon's Mom:
"If I hadn't a told Uncle Stumpy NOT to clean out the Wood Chipper while it was running,
we would still be calling him Uncle Ed."


MY favorite Sheldon Line:
"I am NOT crazy!
My Mom had me tested."


I didn't know about the Vanity cards.
I'll be looking for them now.

Thanks.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:26 AM

41. They were invented for the VCR period.

They go by so fast you can't read them, but people who had taped the show would realize you could pause the image to read them.

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. Lorre's been doing those for years for all his shows. You can find them collected

at http://www.chucklorre.com/index-bbt.php

BTW, sorry you caught up late to BBT. Seasons 1-4 are better, and watch them in order.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:43 PM

3. Agreed

It was funnier before they all get into relationships

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:54 PM

7. But even geeks and nerds have to evolve which means they will get into

relationships. They just couldn't go on forever going to comic book conventions and lusting after Penny. I suppose the series will end when Amy finally succeeds in getting Sheldon into bed.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:38 PM

25. original unaired pilot

in this one, Sheldon already slept with another girl nerd. Never would have worked.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:19 PM

9. Thanks for the link!

I noticed one where he made reference to his "Murphy Brown" days...

Once I got seasons 1-4 from Ebay, I had a BBT marathon

I couldn't believe it was only $28.99, with free shipping, for all 4 seasons!

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. TTP Tony Tiger Post

It's Great

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:21 PM

10. Thank you! n/t

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:45 PM

5. IMHO, one of the best and funniest

 

comedies on TV these days. Jim Parsons is hilarious.
The bloopers are funny as hell also.

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Response to premium (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:32 PM

13. Agreed on all points!

One of my favorites is during season 2, when they are at the lunch table and everyone kept interupting Sheldon as he attempted to explain the origins of Tapioca pudding. The way his face was twitching, I was literally in tears laughing!!

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:29 PM

36. My favorite episode

 

is when he couldn't figure out Howard's card trick, never grew tired of watching it.

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:47 PM

6. The best part about being late to the party.

 

Is that you get to watch all of the episodes marathon style. I was late to BBT too. I also got to do all of of Arrested Development, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead like that. It's a better experience in my opinion. No commercials, no having to wait for a week or a year to see what happens.

The Lorre quotes are always good.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:24 PM

11. "watch all of the episodes marathon style."

Yes!!!!
And for all the reasons you state.
Esp. for a series like Game of Thrones which has so many story arcs and characters.
And Mad Men, too, IMHO.

I am one of the late to the party re: Big Bang, and now that I have all 6 seasons, I watch 3-4 episodes as a night cap.
damn fine show, reminescent of Taxi, Night Court, Mary tyler Moore.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:29 PM

24. My whole family does BBT.

 

We all love Sheldon the most. And being a D&D and Sci-fi geek since I was a kid, I truly appreciate all the references to the culture. I knew one day the nerds would take over the world. Haha!

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:40 PM

15. That is exactly what I did.. BBT Marathon!

I also like watching "Analyze This" & "Analyze That" back to back, as well as "Get Shorty" & "Be Cool". I was at the pawn shop a couple of weeks ago and found a 3 movie set.. "Friday", "Next Friday" & "Friday After Next"... for $2!!

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:26 PM

12. That's awesome. Thanks for posting it ;-)

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Response to Matariki (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:42 PM

16. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) n/t

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:33 PM

14. I laughed out loud.

Alone in my car waiting for my daughter in a crowded parking lot. People looked. It was good!

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 05:44 PM

17. LOL!! I can see that in my mind.. since I've been there before myself! n/t

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 06:53 PM

19. That's funny, God. I mean God, that's funny. n/t

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:03 PM

20. Did anyone see the original Pilot?

It didn't have Penny and was really bad. Then they got the perfect cast and nailed it. They had to bring back Jim Parson more than once to make sure what they were seeing in his audition wasn't a fluke. Its also great when they added Amy and Bernadette.
They don't have to hire a neuro biologist as consultant since Miam Bialik is one. I was like a lot of people, didn't even know about this show till about 6 months ago. Have all 6 seasons now and watch at least 3 episodes a day. I especially like the newer one with Bob Newhart. What a perfect episode for him. And of course the one where Sheldon hugs Penny for the first time. I think I'll watch an episode now. Just for a smile

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:48 PM

28. Here's a link to it:

http://www.tvids.net/watch69/The-Big-Bang-Theory/season-01-episode-00-Unaired-Pilot


It definitely needed some tweaking. Making Sheldon a "normal" sex-driven guy just didn't fit, it was like giving Data that emotion chip.

I laughed when Miam Bialik first appeared, since in an earlier episode Raj suggested recruiting her to be on their Physics Bowl team.

Then, there was a recent Halloween episode, where Sheldon and Amy are trying to choose a famous couple to dress as. One of the suggestions on their board was "Blossom and Joey"

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #28)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:07 PM

29. I remember that episode

When they mentioned blossom. It's a perfect fit for her. Im sure she saw the show and decided it was time to get back into acting.

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:07 PM

21. LOL !!! - Perfect !!! - K & R !!!






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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:15 PM

22. I'm so glad you discovered the show. I think it's outstanding.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:12 PM

32. It's just the kind of show you can't just watch once

Ive seen every episode at least 3 times. the ones I have on DVR I just watch over and over. Cant get enough...

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:25 PM

23. Thanks for the tip. I'll watch it.

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:44 PM

26. I'm a geek.

I've just started watching this program, and identify strongly with the characters. In a way, it reminds me of my old college dorm: Kemp Hall at Illinois Wesleyan U. The powers that be thought it would be a good idea to put all the ...errm..."odd" people in one place so they could keep an eye on us better. Didn't quite work out the way they planned.
Seeing Mayim Bialik all growed up is a delight. She's always been a talented, funny performer. And recently they've added one of the singing team of Garfinkel and Oats to the cast in the small part of a true uber-geek. I keep expecting her to put on water wings and to burst into a rousing rendition of "Sex With Ducks".

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 07:46 PM

27. OT: Do you know there's a Wiki page for Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock? :)

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:08 PM

30. BBT game

The game has rpsls, you use it to steal other players cards. Its a tough game

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:10 PM

31. Cool! And welcome to DU, litlbilly!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:13 PM

33. Thanks:)

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:14 PM

34. Rec!

And Kick!

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:18 PM

35. Been here awhile, Im more of a reader than a poster

But I do love the BBT, when Im having a bad day, just watch an episode or 2 and all is well

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:35 PM

37. ahhh.. a university in Pasadena - That would be Cal Tech

never watched the show.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:43 PM

38. Or maybe the Jet Propulsion Lab

Mr Pip used to work there. the show really resonates with him. I love it too and I am not a geek. I'm more like Penny.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #38)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:48 PM

39. the two organizations are related

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:51 PM

40. Excellent!

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:21 AM

42. News Radio is another great show

I see some posters are enjoying stumbling on some of the great classics.

News Radio is such a classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112095/

http://www.crackle.com/c/news-radio

http://www.hulu.com/newsradio

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