The Bazinga Cast, Episode 35, The Comic-Con Excitement


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In this podcast:

– Jim, Mayim, Kaley, & the Show
– E!’s 2014 24 Most Notable nominees list
Chicago Comic-Con
Edmonton Comic-Con
Did not quit/get fired
Wish I Was Here released in North America
ESPY Awards
– In New Mexico filming Burning Bohdi
Salt Lake City Comic-Con
Throwback Thursday
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Candid Camera
Gold Derby interview
Star Talk Radio
– Multiple lists for the Emmy Noms
Penny gets a job at Bernadette’s company
Mrs. Davis returns
– Jim
– “The Relationship Diremption”
– Mayim
– “The Indecision Amalgamation”
– Bob Newhart
– “The Proton Transmogrification”
– The Show
– “The Proton Transmogrification”
– “The Status Quo Combustion”
– “The Scavenger Vortex”
– “The Romance Resonance”
– “The Convention Conundrum”
– “The Locomotive Manipulation”
– Technical Direction
– Editing
– Please provide feedback
– Provide us material
– Production begins this week
– Send us BTS info and episode titles
Info on tickets and tapings

- Kayla & Melody

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CBS: Six Things You Might Not Know About Melissa Rauch

Big Bang Theory fans know her best as Bernadette but here are six things you might not know about Bernadette’s portrayer, Melissa Rauch.

1. Bernadette may have served tables at The Cheesecake Factory but Rauch’s first waitressing job was at Johnny Rockets.

2. Bernadette’s voice is based on Melissa’s mom’s voice.

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Slate gives the Return of ‘Blossom’ a Review , starring Mayim Bialik: Full Bloom

The complicated, endearing maturity of Blossom. Yes, Blossom.

By Willa Paskin

Photo: NBC/Buena Vista Television

This month, for the first time in 15 years, Blossom began airing on television again, nightly on the Hub network. The sitcom about funky, precocious Blossom Russo (Mayim Bialik) and her family, which ran on NBC from 1990 to 1995, was in syndication for a few years immediately after its finale, but the third millennium has (give or take an Old Navy ad or SNL sketch) been a wasteland for Blossom and its signature whoas and zany hats. (Only the first two seasons have even been released on DVD.) But Blossom, despite its fairly time-specific ’90s stylings, is a show that, like its protagonist, was and remains mature beyond its years.

The series, created by Don Reo, who had worked on shows like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Rhoda (and currently writes for Two and a Half Men), was initially supposed to be about an emotionally astute teenage boy and his hip musician father. NBC asked that the boy become a girl. (“It meant that I could steal every story that The Wonder Years had ever done and no one would know it,” Reo joked.) NBC also worried that having such a child and a single, hip dad in one show was too much: In the series’ pilot, 14-year-old Blossom lived in Los Angeles with her nuclear family. By the second episode, in which Blossom gets her period and tries to buy tampons from a very young Giovanni Ribisi, Reo had prevailed on NBC: Her mother had moved to Paris to follow her own dreams (and Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” had been replaced by “My Opinionation” as the show’s theme song). Blossom and her older brothers, recovering addict (a bold choice at the time) Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) and doltish Joey (Joey Lawrence, whom the show made a Tiger Beat pin up), lived with their relatively cool musician father Nick (Ted Wass). Blossom is an old-fashioned family values show, with some structural and emotional twists: a close-knit, slightly broken clan relying on dad, who often, but definitely not always, knows best.

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Billy Bob Thornton is a big fan of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

by Melody Star | July 29, 2014 1:58 PM PDT

The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences held their annual pre-Emmy Performer’s Peer soiree last evening and while none of the cast from The Big Bang Theory were present, it seems a big fan of theirs was, and that fan would be Billy Bob Thornton.

When interviewed, Thornton said that he loves The Big Bang Theory and would love to do a guest role on the show.  Hear what Thornton had to say in these two clips from the Television Academy:

Could we see Thornton on The Big Bang Theory in the future?  Only time will tell, but I am sure it made Steve Molaro, Bill Prady, and Chuck Lorre smile.

‘The Big Bang Theory’s Real Life Astronaut Leaving NASA for Columbia University

by Melody Star | July 29, 2014 12:40 PM PDT

Bill Prady, Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), and Mike Massimino on set of The Big Bang Theory of the Soyuz Spacecraft Photo:

During Seasons 5 and 6, Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) befriends Mike Massimino, a true NASA astronaut, who joins Howard’s space journey to the International Space Station in the story on The Big Bang Theory.   Massimino returned in Season 7 when Howard was having a crisis after NASA calls him wanting him to return to the International Space Station to do some work in The Table Polarization episode.

Well it seems that @astro-Mike is hanging up his helmet and space suit and putting on his teaching cap.  Leaving NASA, after being with them nearly two decades, Mike Massimino will be moving to Columbia University, his undergraduate degree Alma Mater, and taking on a full-time teaching position with the University.

Joining NASA in 1996, Massimino has been on two shuttle missions to service the Hubble Telescope and during his final servicing mission in 2009 (STS-125), he was the first astronaut to tweet from space, opening the doors for social media from space to follow.  He logged more than 570 hours in space, including 30 hours of spacewalks.  Amusingly, his first space shuttle mission was on a ship named Columbia.

“Mike has played a significant role within the astronaut office in his time here,” said Bob Behnken, Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “His technical expertise was extremely helpful in the many roles he fulfilled, not the least of which was his part in the successful Hubble servicing missions.”

“Mike embraced the opportunity to engage with the public in new ways and set the stage for more space explorers to be able to share their mission experience directly with people around the globe. We wish him well in his new role fostering the dreams and innovations of students just beginning their career paths,” Behnken said.

Graduating with his  undergraduate degree from Columbia University, Massimino completed four additional degrees form Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); two Master’s degrees – one in Mechanical Engineering and the second in Technology and Policy and he has a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering.

It is ironic that his character on The Big Bang Theory would be dependent on Howard Wolowitz’s Mechanical Engineering skills in the scripts.  Sharing another common interest with the character Howard, Massimino served in the Astronaut Office Robotics Branch and the Astronaut Office Extravehicular Activity (EVA, or Spacewalk) Branch.   Howard shared common interest in robotics and EVA.

We do hope that with his new position, Massimino will still be able to return from time to time to The Big Bang Theory to give Howard Wolowitz more ribbing.  We wish Mike Massimino well in his new position at Columbia University.

More Biographical Information on Mike Massimino


Daily Instagrams & Tweets – July 29, 2014

This is a running account for the day of cast related Instagrams and Tweets so it continually gets updated through the day. Please check back often for updates. The main cast is listed in order of how they are credited on the show.

Taping Dates and Info

List of Emmy Nominees

Full Panel from Comic-Con clips included





JOHNNY GALECKI (no IG or Twitter)


JIM PARSONS (IG, but no Twitter)

 Tuesday the 29th.  #goodmorning #yawning #notyelling



Home sweet home sweet home sweet home!!! ❤️❤️

Oh I missed this nose 😊 #norman #bestie







Hosting Candid Camera is more fun than even I realized it would be. Here’s me after Day 1 heading home.
@lexiterese was taking a selfie and me @robertramosprod & @missmayim photo bombed her today at work! Lol #candidcamera #hair #setlife #friends #fun

Only for Candid Camera do I wear white high heels. This is a first!




Unexpected vinyl at my in-laws house. #DavesNotHome

Canobie Lake Park






KATE MICUCCI/Garfunkel & Oates

 Our show premieres August 7 on IFC. Let’s eat cake! 🎂
Good job, LA.

Cute poll on Buzz Feed about Which TV Couple are you Most Like

by Melody Star | July 29, 2014 12:28 AM PDT

Buzz Feed put out a poll that viewers can take to find out which TV Couple you are most like.  If you play the game well, you too can be Sheldon and Amy (Shamy).  Which couple are you most like with your significant other?


Take Poll and Find out Here


Television Academy Foundation Announces Auction Prizes which includes ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Package

by Melody Star | July 28, 2014 4:12 PM PDT

Photo: Television Academy Foundation

The Television Academy for Arts and Science Foundation has announced auction prizes for their annual Emmy season fundraising event.   The fundraiser allows fans to win VIP packages and prizes, and will run through July 31, 2014.

The Television Academy Foundation dedicates itself to preserving and celebrating the history of Television, as well as provides education and inspiration to those who will shape the future of the industry.   The proceeds for the Foundation fundraiser will benefit educational  and archival programs within the Foundation.

Items to be auctioned include:

  • 2 tickets to the 66th Emmy® Awards and Governors Ball
  • 2 tickets to view the 66th Emmy® Awards Red Carpet arrivals, with front row seating
  • 2 VIP tickets to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,”
  • 2 VIP tickets to a taping of “Conan”
  • 2 VIP tickets to “The Talk” – plus show mugs, t-shirts, pens and tote
  • The Big Bang Theory” Package (cast-signed poster, seasons 1-6 on Blu-ray, two t-shirt, cup and Uno playing cards)
  • The Bates Motel” package (poster signed by Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, season 1 DVD and Blu-ray set, signed t-shirt, key chain, postcard)
  • a “NCIS” – Pauley Perette package (autographed “Abby Sciuto” photo signed by Pauley Perette, cast-autographed script and photo, cast and crew hat, hoodie and shirt, soundtrack, season 2-9 DVD set)
  • an “Arrow” package (two jackets, two stunt team t-shirts, DC collectible bust, 4 comic books, season 1 DVD set)
  • a “Haven” package (cast signed one sheet, crew jacket, two crew shirts, seasons 1-3 DVD sets including comic book)
  • a “Continuum” – Rachel Nichols package (signed copies of seasons 1 and 2 on Blu-ray, baseball cap, Sennenhiser headphones, signed Rachel Nichols photo, cast-signed photo, time device replica)
  • a “Suits” cast signed mug

More information or Place Your Bid

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 7 and Some Bonus Features available on iTunes in USA

by Melody Star | July 28, 2014  3:04 PM Updated 7:24 PM PDT

Update:  We now have the full Bloopers Reel:

The Big Bang Theory Season 7 DVD, including a couple of the extra bonus features is now available via iTunes to USA viewers.   The bonus features may only be viewed by purchasing the full season DVD, but we have included some of the captured preview components that give you a taste of what you can expect on the bonus features.

Above is a clip from the gag reel of Raj, Sheldon and Amy and then Raj, Amy and Emily showing some out-takes.  Here is another one with just Raj and Shamy:

Below is a clip of three little girls that play Melissa Rauch (Bernadette), Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Penny) and Mayim Bialik (Amy).  Also included is a clip with the three actresses with the little girls in a feature called “BBT Tea Time”.

In addition to these clips there is a clip on the making of “May the 4th be with you”.  Likewise, these .gifs made by lomilleforever on Tumblr of a gag reel moment where Mayim adjusts Jim’s shirt above his bottom and then realizes what she did and gets embarrassed.

The full season DVD purchase price is $44.99 USD and can only be available through iTunes at the moment (or you can pre-order on  DVD Purchase price on Amazon is $29.96 and Blu-ray is $39.96.