Amy Farrah Fowler
The entire cast of Community will return for the fourth season. Alison Brie (Annie) says that doing the show without its fired aspie creator will be different:
Dan Harmon was so instrumental in everything that went on with the show, and was the cause of most of the relentless innovation.
Parenthood producer Jason Katims talked to Entertainment Weekly about how happy he was with the storyline last season between Max and Amber:
There was the other really nice storyline with Amber and Max. I loved seeing those two characters together, where she helped him and at school he was being punished because he had gotten into a fight with his cousin. It was a really touching story where she helped figure out how to have Max apologize to Jabar for what he did. In doing so, Amber herself started to understand what some of the difficulties were with Max’s learning differences. There was also that really funny story where Adam was trying to dress in different clothes to look like somebody who he wasn’t. And it just gave this story — not only did it have this emotional impact, but it was also humorous. There was a lot going on.
Alphas begins its second season July 23, and autistic Gary may be starting it in an institution. Check out a preview here.
Sheldon's inability to get a haircut upsets his entire life on tonight's repeat of The Big Bang Theory.
Click here to see Kaley Cuoco (Penny) on the cover of Maxim Australia cover and watch video from the photo shoot.
Mayim Bialik says that she and her character Amy Farrah Fowler have a lot in common:
"I'm pretty similar to Amy," she added. "I'm definitely on the spectrum of socially awkward. I'm not as fashion-challenged as Amy, even in my normal life when I'm not dressed by a stylist! But I think a lot of her sweetness and her trying hard is something that's definitely part of me and I do draw on that a lot for her."
Harvey, starring Jim Parsons, is opening tonight on Broadway (watch clips at the end of this post). Here are some things that obsessed fans of The Big Bang Theory who don't have tickets can do to console themselves:
Watch a repeat of "The Friendship Contraction" tonight on CBS.
Debate the question: "How much further should Amy and Sheldon go?"
Have cocktails with Amy Farrah Fowler herself, actress Mayim Bialik. It'll cost you $1000, at least, but it's for a great cause.
Vote for Bazinga! as Best Catchphrase in the CBS Fan Awards.
Read an interview with Kunal Nayyar (Raj)
The Big Bang Theory returns after a couple of weeks of March Madness absences with a new episode that features Leonard Nimoy as the voice of a Spock action figure.
And, for those of you suffering Amy Farrah Fowler withdrawal, here's Mayim Bialek returning to the hat-wearing teenage golden day of Blossom for a new Old Navy commercial.
Tonight The Big Bang Theory is airing its 100th episode, and they promise it will be special and unsual. I've been watching TV enough to know that that means it will probably be boring and dumb. Oh, well. I'll still watch.
The video above also includes a sucky, awful list of Top 10 TBBT moments. They get the top moment right, but there is only one Amy Farrah Fowler moment!!!!!!!
So, here's my hastily assembled list of Top Ten Moments (click the links to see them on YouTube):
10. Truth or dare
9. Any Way You Want It
8. Tampon Talk
7. Smoking Monkey
6. Soft Kitty
5. The Friendship Algorithm
3. Operant conditioning
2. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
"You look beautiful." "Of course I do I'm a princess and this is my tiara!"
Okay, sorry for the spoiler, really, but Amy Farrah Fowler's tiara demands both a picture and a headline. "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" was one my favorite recent episodes of The Big Bang Theory because it showed Sheldon Cooper, now that Amy is officially his girlfriend, is making a successful effort to understand her and meet her needs. Of course she needs a tiara, and who else but Sheldon would know that? I like it when their relationship is a source for jokes rather than a joke in itself.
And the rift that made the tiara necessary was, frankly, a typically autistic one: Amy is hurt because Sheldon is more impressed with his own 100 Twitter followers than with her important publication. I'm dealing right now with some very smart autistic people who are having trouble conceptualizing that things that are not important or meaningful to them can still have value to others. Some people see biology as more than "yucky, squishy things."
And a gift is not always shallow or hallow. Sometimes autistic people need to make concrete gestures as apologies rather than using words. And sometimes autistic people are unable to forgive each other because we have trouble accepting those nonverbal apologies--- the words matter to many of us.
A smoking monkey, a harp, Twister, and, now, a tiara. Slumber party at Amy Farrah Fowler's house!