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November 25th, 2017 at 6:50:47 AM permalink
Wizard
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Thanks Paco. I knew there was an anachronism there. How did you get the exact dates of births of the characters?
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November 25th, 2017 at 7:17:20 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
Thanks Paco. I knew there was an anachronism there. How did you get the exact dates of births of the characters?


They were listed in this fan site, but there is no cross reference to the episode.
http://bigbangtheory.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Main_Characters

The same actress plays a nurse in both series

November 25th, 2017 at 10:23:35 AM permalink
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The same actress plays a nurse in both series


I thought she looked familiar in the heart attack scene. It's funny how every time there is a hospital scene on TBBT they get the same nurse. Kind of like how in Cathy comic strips every time Cathy went shopping she got the same saleswoman.
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November 25th, 2017 at 12:07:44 PM permalink
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I thought she looked familiar in the heart attack scene. It's funny how every time there is a hospital scene on TBBT they get the same nurse. Kind of like how in Cathy comic strips every time Cathy went shopping she got the same saleswoman.

I think Chuck Lorre likes to use actors that he is familiar with.

Amanda Walsh played the original female lead character called Katie in TBBT. Even if she acted well, the test audience felt the character was too harsh. The pilot with Amanda Walsh was planned to air on 1 May 2006, and the last episode of Charmed with Kaley Cuoco aired 21 May 2006. So the pilot was rewritten and Amanda was out and Kaley Cuoco was in.

Amanda as consolation was given a single episode on Two and a Half Men (That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam ). It does show loyalty, but being paid for one episode versus a lifelong fortune is not so good.
November 25th, 2017 at 12:28:55 PM permalink
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Amanda as consolation was given a single episode on Two and a Half Men (That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam ). It does show loyalty, but being paid for one episode versus a lifelong fortune is not so good.


Pete Best dind't even get that much.
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November 26th, 2017 at 3:44:38 PM permalink
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I thought she looked familiar in the heart attack scene. It's funny how every time there is a hospital scene on TBBT they get the same nurse. Kind of like how in Cathy comic strips every time Cathy went shopping she got the same saleswoman.


Guest characters on Seinfeld have become famous in their own right (probably none more famous than Newman).
One of the Trivia questions is who was the most frequent guest actor on Seinfeld (over half the episodes).




Ruth Cohen ... Ruthie Cohen / ... 101 episodes, 1992-1998
Wayne Knight ... Newman / ... 45 episodes, 1992-1998
Norman Brenner ... Man on Sidewalk / ... 29 episodes, 1990-1998
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross / ...28 episodes, 1992-1997
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza / ... 27 episodes, 1992-1998
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza / ...26 episodes, 1993-1998


Ruth Cohen had six acting credits outside of Seinfeld (all incredibly minor parts on TV).
Norman Brenner had a single guest appearance after Seinfeld on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
November 26th, 2017 at 4:42:29 PM permalink
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Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross / ...28 episodes, 1992-1997
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza / ... 27 episodes, 1992-1998


I never would have guessed Susan showed up more than George's mother.

Does the count include the infamous backward episode? Susan's on it for only one very short scene ("You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister.")
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November 26th, 2017 at 6:01:42 PM permalink
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I never would have guessed Susan showed up more than George's mother.

Does the count include the infamous backward episode? Susan's on it for only one very short scene ("You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister.")


Susan was in 11 out of 24 episodes in Season 4
She was in 16 out of 24 episodes in Season 7 which went from from The Engagement (1995) to The Invitations (1996)
Final (28th) appearance was the "backwards episode" in Season 9

Estelle didn't appear until episode #51 (The Contest) in season #4 which may have been the most famous episode before they moved from Wednesday to Thursday night on episode #56. Estelle was only in three episodes that season. George's father was not cast in season #4 so he missed those three episodes. Once Jerry Stiller was cast he appeared in every episode as Estelle plus two episodes without her, so he has one less total count than Estelle.

Estelle's 27 appearances were spread out over 6 seasons.

5 Season #9
- The Finale (1998)
- The Strike (1997)
- The Merv Griffin Show (1997)
- The Junk Mail (1997)
- The Serenity Now (1997)

3 Season #8
- The Money (1997)
- The Andrea Doria (1996)
- The Fatigues (1996)

5 Season #7
- The Doll (1996)
- The Shower Head (1996)
- The Caddy (1996)
- The Rye (1996)
- The Engagement (1995)

3 Season #6
- The Fusilli Jerry (1995) ~ "stopping short" move
- The Doorman (1995)
- The Chinese Woman (1994)

8 Season #5
- The Opposite (1994)
- The Fire (1994)
- The Raincoats (1994)
- The Conversion (1993)
- The Cigar Store Indian (1993)
- The Non-Fat Yogurt (1993)
- The Sniffing Accountant (1993)
- The Puffy Shirt (1993)

3 Season #4
- The Handicap Spot (1993)
- The Outing (1993)
- The Contest (1992)
November 27th, 2017 at 6:46:08 AM permalink
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George's father was not cast in season #4 so he missed those three episodes. Once Jerry Stiller was cast he appeared in every episode as Estelle plus two episodes without her, so he has one less total count than Estelle.


As I recall, some other actor was first cast as George's father, around the time George and Jerry's pilot was shooting at NBC.


About Young Sheldon, I keep waiting for the show to become funny.
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November 27th, 2017 at 1:19:15 PM permalink
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The third revival of "Three Men on a Horse" was staged by the National Actors Theatre. It began previews at the Lyceum Theatre on March 23, 1993, opened on April 13, and closed on May 16 after 24 previews and 39 performances. Directed by John Tillinger, the cast included Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Jerry Stiller, Ellen Greene, and Julie Hagerty.

Because Jerry Stiller was not available, "The Handicap Spot" with the John Randolph playing Frank Constanza aired May 13, 1993.

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As I recall, some other actor was first cast as George's father, around the time George and Jerry's pilot was shooting at NBC.


I guess if you count the reshoot Frank and Estelle both had 28 episodes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EggYnwMWyE

This video is interesting because it completely contradicts Jerry Stiller's recollection of the part (see video below). John Randolph played the part very aggressively and he slaps Jason Alexander on the head so that he hits the door. Jerry Stiller says that he was told to play the part very meekly so as not to upstage Estelle Harris's grandstanding. Stiller makes it sound like it was his comic genius was that invented the aggressive Frank who hits Jason on the head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKiWx0aNy3w


Quote: Nareed
About Young Sheldon, I keep waiting for the show to become funny.

Chuck Lorre's sitcoms are getting increasingly serious.
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