Daily Instagrams & Tweets – July 25, 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

BILL PRADY

 

STEVE MOLARO

JOHNNY GALECKI (no IG or Twitter)

 

JIM PARSONS (IG, but no Twitter)

Have a great Friday! #goodmorning

So nice to meet the great @joshuahorowitz yesterday… Good times in SD.

JIM PARSONS & MAYIM BIALIK

 

KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING & RYAN SWEETING

 

BRIANA CUOCO

Two daughters & the best dad on earth

SIMON HELBERG & JOCELYN TOWNE

 

KUNAL NAYYAR & NEHA KAPUR

 

MAYIM BIALIK

MELISSA RAUCH

 

WIL WHEATON & ANNE WHEATON

JOHN ROSS BOWIE

#nr Donna Tartt ‘The Secret History.’

LAURA SPENCER

 KEVIN SUSSMAN

 

BOB NEWHART

KATE MICUCCI

 

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COMIC-CON! Covering Dreamworks ‘Home’ & ‘The Big Bang Theory’

by Melody Star | July 24, 2014 11:40 PM PDT

We will be covering The Big Bang Theory and Dreamworks Animations’ Home activities at Comic-Con.  Please check back as this will be updated throughout the event.

Dreamworks Animation

Today Dreamworks Animation is holding their panel.  The panel will be discussing Home (with the handsome Jim Parsons and Tim Johnson) and Penguin in Madagascar (with the handsome Benedict Cumberbatch on the panel).   Craig Ferguson is hosting the panel.


Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons, a clear fan favorite,  received huge cheers ushering him onto the Panel, hosted by Craig Ferguson, joined by Tim Johnson, the creator of the film Home.

Tim Johnson and Jim Parsons gave a brief overview of the film and Jim’s character “Oh” named after the less-than-enthusiastic response the Boov gets every time he encounters one of his fellow aliens because of his bumbling ways.

Both Jim and Tim continued to discuss how Rhianna was involved throughout the creative process in defining and creating her character “Tip” to bring life to the girl who would befriend “Oh” and try to save the planet earth from the Boov population that has taken over and decided to “improve” the world.  Unfortunately in the process it appears that both she and Oh destroy Paris.

“When you first see your voice with that character, it does take an adjustment period,” Parsons said. “I was a little horrified. The animators are the greatest excuse-makers for your performance in the world. I deliver my lines and I’m like, ‘I don’t like that performance at all. And then they draw it and I’m like, ‘That was perfect!’

Backstage at the ‘ol Comic Con… I❤️San Diego

Read Related Article:  Four Things We Just Learned About ‘Home’ At Comic-Con

Jim Parsons’ interview with MTV

MTV Interviews Jim Parsons at #SDCC July 24, 2014 to talk about Dreamworks Animations ‘Home’ film. Photo: MTV

Jim Parsons being interviewed by MTV at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: MTV

Jim Parsons being interviewed by MTV at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: MTV

Jim Parsons being interviewed by MTV at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: MTV

Craig Ferguson hosting the Dreamworks Animation panel at San Diego Interntaional Comic-Con July 24, 2014 Photo: Dreamworks Animation

Craig Ferguson hosting Dreamworks Animation panel at San Diego International Comic-Con July 24, 2014 Photo: @thebessman on Instagram

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Jim Parsons with Boov character from the movie Home while on the San Diego International Comic-Con Dreamworks Animation panel July 24, 2014 Photo: @thebessman on Instagram

Jim Parsons with Boov character Oh at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation Panel July 24, 2014 Photo: @lovingseries on Twitter

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Tim Johnson and Jim Parsons at the Dreamworks Animation panel at San Diego International Comic-Con on July 24, 2014 Photo: Dreamworks Animation

Tim Johnson & Jim Parsons at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation Panel on July 24, 2014 Photo: @NotoriousJLD on Twitter

Tim Johnson & Jim Parsons at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel July 24, 2014 Photo: @erin_linn on Twitter

Jim Parsons and Boov character Oh at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel 24 July 2014 Photo: @geeknum88 on Twitter

Jim Parsons and Boov character Oh at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel 24 July 2014 Photo: @FoxHomeEnt on Twitter

Tim Johnson & Jim Parsons at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel 24 July 2014 Photo: @Amy_Holiday_ on Twitter

One of the presentations “surprise” moments occurred when Parsons took a photo with a cardboard version of Rihanna’s “Home” character, Tip, in the singer’s racy Council of Fashion Designers of America outfit. [Variety]

Workin’ with this guy… In Rihanna’s dress… #dreamworkshome #oh

Jim Parsons and Boov “Oh” at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: Dreamworks Animation

Jim Parsons and Boov “Oh” at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: Dreamworks Animation

Jim Parsons, Tim Johnson & Craig Ferguson at San Diego International Comic-Con Dreamworks Animation panel on July 24, 2014 Photo: @prwelly on Twitter

Jim with Boov character at Dreamworks Animation panel, San Diego International Comic-Con July 24, 2014 Photo: Variety

Tim Johnson & Jim Parsons at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation Panel 24 July 2014 Photo: @sharetv on Twitter

Tim Johnson & Jim Parsons at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel July 24, 2014 Photo: @karenkto on Instagram

Mia Denuit ‏@miadenuit 8m Also surprise appearance from jim parsons #BigBangTheory #home pic.twitter.com/0Te68fXjPc

Had a great live radio chat with @ewlive @juliasiriusxmu @mariosity Photo: @therealjimparsons on Instagram

From the EW Social Photo Booth:

Rihanna ‏@rihanna 6m Haaa! Jim Parsons at #sdcc kickin it with #Oh from our Dreamworks animation movie #HOME !! Lil throwback to #cfda pic.twitter.com/MssmU0ZGUr

Jim Parsons at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: @ThatGirlCarly on Twitter

Jim Parsons at #SDCC July 24, 2014
Photo: Entertainment Weekly

So nice to meet the great @joshuahorowitz yesterday… Good times in SD.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict’s interview with MTV:

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Benedict Cumberbatch at #SDCC July 24, 2014 Photo: @televisionacad on Instagram

 

Benedict Cumberbatch at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel to discuss Penguins in Madagascar Photo: On The Red Carpet

Benedict Cumberbatch with Penguin at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation Panel 24 July 2014 Photo: @eonline on Twitter

Benedict Cumberbatch at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel July 24, 2014 Photo: Digital Spy

Benedict Cumberbatch at #SDCC Dreamworks Animation panel July 24, 2014 Photo: Dreamworks Animation


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The Big Bang Theory


The panel seating position from right to left is as follows:
Steve Molaro, Bill Prady Dave Goetsch, Jim Reynolds, Steve Holland, Maria Ferrari, Anthony Del Broccolo,Tara Hernandez, Jeremy Howe, and then David Salzberg

The event started with a highlights clip and when the boys were dressed in costume and buying Comic-Con tickets aired, the crowd cheered in a big way.

Kate Micucci and Riki Linkholme of Garfunkle & Oates, who are going to be featured at the House of Blues in San Diego,  were up next,  playing live the Bernadette song that Howard sang to her  in the Ballroom at the panel today giving their own “spin” and adding words about Comic-Con in the piece.  Nice touch ladies!

Kate Mucci and Riki Lindholme of Garfunkle and Oates perform at #SDCC The Big Bang Theory Panel a special Comic-con flavored version of “The Bernadette Song” on July 25, 2014 Photo: WB TV

Craig Ferguson moderates the panel and when Professor Proton’s death came up, Craig replied “You bastard” to Steve Molaro, who was blamed for the death of the character.

Bob Newhart had to be given special tips on Star Wars in order to perform his role in the Professor Proton after-life scenes.

Eric Kaplan received some boos from the audience when he revealed that he was not a fan of Star Wars, yet Steve Holland is a big fan and threw a Star Wars themed party at his home.

A tidbit about The Big Bang Theory is that James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher met for the first time on their set.  Who would have known?  When Carrie first saw James, she said “Dad!”

Stephen Hawking holds a special place in his heart for the show and invited the writers to his birthday party!

Tara Hernandez is a big fan of both Craig Ferguson and How To Train Your Dragon it seems.

Bill Prady claims that the show was never originally intended to be about geeks and nerds, but it was about special people who were highly intelligent and people they knew.  He had considered originally to make them about computer programmers, where he had worked in a past career life.

Jeremy Howe talks about how he originally was a writer’s assistant, easing into becoming part of the writing staff.   Anthony Del Broccolo worked at Nickelodian, joining (along with Maria Ferrrari and Steve Holland)  The Big Bang Theory team in Season 3.

Eric Kaplan was interviewed when the producers were seeking a different Eric Kaplan and signals were crossed.   This Eric was contacted instead and well the rest is history!

Eric Kaplan thinks that the good thing about science fiction is it makes the real world comprehensible to people.  When commenting on himself and others like him:

We make sure we don’t exceed a certain level, but we don’t drop below either. -Eric Kaplan

Dave Goetsch at one time shared an idea early in the show and Chuck Lorre responded “if you do that you will ruin the show”.   So much for confidence building.

Molaro does talk to the cast about upcoming story and Johnny finds it particularly helpful.

Fan questions started with asking about the elevator.  “Will it ever be fixed?”
Molaro replied that it was the only exercise the boys get.   Prady feels the staircase gives the characters and “organic place” to walk and talk.

Trivia piece about the stairs, WB originally wanted to move the pilot to a different sound stage so that they would not have to dig another hole for the stairs.

When the show first brought on the girls Amy and Bernadette, the show had no specific or grand plan for them according to Molaro.  “We loved their auditions and they were great and that is how it happened.”

One of the fans talked about how she is very happy with the Shamy progress and the crowd reinforced her enthusiasm for the couple by a huge cheer.  When Molaro mentioned the Shamy kiss on the train, the crowd again cheered and clapped.

The kiss caused a lot of stress within the writing team because they wanted to get it right.   They wrote various versions, including a gentler version where Sheldon kissed Amy because he is enjoying the train.

Prady teases Eric Kaplan by stating “Uncomfortable and direct questions from Eric are part of the writer’s room experience.”

When asked about Sheldon’s progress, Prady says “Sheldon will not move at all and Amy will not let him move.”

Goetsch estimates that the writers spend 1500 hours a season together and the job does get tough.

The audience was shown a hilarious spoof of the Serial Ape-ist2 “Monkey See, Monkey Kill” which had the audience roaring with laughter and cheering.

Special Guest Wil Wheaton joined the panel!

 

Special guest Wil Wheaton joined #TBBT panel at #SDCC July 25, 2014 Photo: WBTV

Wil Wheaton immediately starts out with “I’m not as evil as the character started out being, but it gradually shifted to more of who I am in real life.”

Craig interjected that he wished the Serial Ape-ist2 movie was real.  Wil  replied that “the more we  talked about the scenes, the more they wanted it to be real.”

The Wil Wheaton home on the show is designed to look like Wil’s real home.  The Crusher wall art he actually owns in his real home.

A fan asked if there were more flashbacks planned and Molaro said that none were planned at this time.

Craig suggested a “Big Bang Babies (a la Muppet Babies)” show.  Molaro replied back that there are no plans for the characters to have babies.

One fan asked why there was so much hate on Aquaman.  Craig yelled back that Aquaman is not a real superhero.  Wheaton on the other hand likes Aquaman.

Sheldon is a hypochonriac.  If he says diagnosed, in all likelihood it was by himself.  You cannot take him for his word, according to Prady.

Good news, the comic book store is not a total goner.  Molaro says the show will not go on without a comic book store.

Kaplan says that Star Wars is a “childish wish fulfilment.”

There is no roadmap set out yet for the characters.  The women were attributed to the large growth the guys have made.

Leonard and Penny are not in a rush to get married.  Penny wants to set the date far enough out that people will know she is not pregnant.

Molaro has thoughts on how the show will end, but will not share them.

“Penny’s last name is a bit of a superstition right now” says Molaro when asked about whether her last name will be revealed.  When the Leonard and Penny characters marry, they will figure out how to work the last name issue.

Stuart is still with Mrs. Wolowitz at the start of the new season.

Mary Quigley selects the shirts that the guys wear on the show.

The Big Bang Theory: Photos, Gifs, Video Clips

Ticket to The Big Bang Theory panel at the #SDCC July 25, 2014
Photo: @EthanRavensdale on Twitter


The Big Bang Theory: Tweets

Mayim Bialik will Co-Host TVLand’s Candid Camera

by Melody Star | 24 July 2014 5:42 AM PDT | Updated at 9:47 AM PDT

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Mayim Bialik has a new gig.  In addition to her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, Mayim will be the co-host with Peter Funt on the new TV-LAND Candid Camera series.

The original series debuted in 1948 and ran off and on through 2004  with various hosts.   Larry Jones, President of TV Land along with Keith Fox and Ben Silverman are Executive Producing the series.  Peter Funt will host the series along with Mayim being co-host.

A remake of Candid Camera is the perfect addition to our portfolio of original series,” Jones said. “The show is full of joyful laughter that catches you off-guard and leaves you in high spirits — exactly the outlook that our brand embodies.”

Ben Silverman (Electus) suggested the remake of the show when he was approached about bringing a new series to TVLand.

“You’ll see things that cover the most relevant themes of our time; we’re going to be doing different bits and narrative serials in the show that have come from the DNA of the original but are things that have never been done before,” he says, noting that with cameras now a regular part of our daily lives, it made sense to revisit Candid Camera.

When asked in a recent interview with Gold Derby if she will be going out on the streets to pull the pranks and get the footage, she responded that she would be doing her “out on the streets” acting on The Big Bang Theory and that her role is to do more introductions on the show and closing of the episodes each week.  However, we have learned that camera crews are already combing the nation and filming those laughable pranks and hidden camera reactions.

Candid Camera will begin airing August 11.  New episodes will air on Monday through Thursday that premiere week, with them settling to air on Tuesday nights following the premiere week.

 

 

Daily Instagrams & Tweets – July 24, 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

BILL PRADY

JOHNNY GALECKI (no IG or Twitter)

 

JIM PARSONS (IG, but no Twitter)

I spy… Thursday! #goodmorning

Backstage at the ‘ol Comic Con… I❤️San Diego

Workin’ with this guy… In Rihanna’s dress… #dreamworkshome #oh

Had a great live radio chat with @ewlive

JIM PARSONS & MAYIM BIALIK

 

KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING & RYAN SWEETING

 

BRIANA CUOCO

 

SIMON HELBERG & JOCELYN TOWNE

 

KUNAL NAYYAR & NEHA KAPUR

Beard no more. #skinassoftasbabysbutt

MAYIM BIALIK

Back to publicity/work/promos/real life. Summer is over!

Getting all gussied up with @robertramosprod

Selfie happy today

MELISSA RAUCH

 

WIL WHEATON & ANNE WHEATON

JOHN ROSS BOWIE

LAURA SPENCER

 KEVIN SUSSMAN

BOB NEWHART

KATE MICUCCI

Hanging out with a cardboard Benmont Tench at @largolosangeles. @benchten

Pretending we are in Vanity Fair. #tbt

A still from our web series. Kate loves this picture. #tbt

Mayim Bialik Chats with Gold Derby about Her Third Emmy Nomination

by Melody Star | July 24, 2014 5:23 AM PDT

 

Mayim Bialik sat down with Gold Derby and talked about her third Emmy nomination.   During the chat she talks about how Jim Parsons helped her select her submission this time around, which we at Bazinga Cast are thrilled with her selection. She chose Indecision because of her progression in the episode.

She was also asked about her SAG nomination last year, bringing out how special it was for a supporting actress to be nominated.

Mayim went into how the writers pace things well as far as relationships and how romantic relationships in the show are not always the focus, which makes the show fun because they mix it up.

Gold Derby asked her the difference about the various award ceremonies and which had meals, etc. and which had stars that she wants to meet.

Blossom entered the conversation. Gold Derby asked about the reunion. He also asked about the response. Both agreed there is probably some new audience as well as the nostalgic fans for the show.

Mayim is also going to co-host Candid Camera which TV Land is bringing back. She will be co-hosting the show with Peter Funt.

#TBT – Simon Helberg featured for Throwback Thursday

by Melody Star | July 24, 2014 12:05 AM PDT

Simon Helberg in his first appearance on MAD TV Photo: YouTube Data Capture – source unknown

Simon Helberg is a very comedic man and his humor dates back early in his career.  Today we are featuring Simon as our Throwback Thursday cast member.

Early in Simon’s career, he was a regular cast member on Season 8 of MAD TV playing various characters.   Below is a clip of Simon from MAD TV which is a parody on CBS’s King of Queens from 2002.   This segment is called “Queen of Queens.”

Little did Simon know that back then he would over a decade later star on the number one sitcom, again playing a character that has a very “close” relationship with his male friend that Beverly Hofstadter claims is “latent homosexuality”.  Simon’s character on The Big Bang Theory still brings us many laughs, but he has shown great range in the more poignant moments his character has faced and even brought a few tears to our eyes and moved us in ways that show he is more than just a comedian, but a true star.

Opinion: No Need to Worry About Schedule Slips or Cast Not Returning to ‘The Big Bang Theory’

by Melody Star | 23 July 2014 4:04 PM PDT

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Rumors have been spreading like wildfire about the cast members of The Big Bang Theory.  We have heard about cast walking out and cast demanding $1Mil or more per episode and all kinds of other non-factual information.   While the media has done a fairly good job in reporting information, many of them are relying on each other and not on actual information coming from the show itself.

What We Know from The Big Bang Theory Producers & Studios

What we do know is that Chuck Lorre, when asked about the contract negotiations with five of the cast members, had this to say about it:

“There are people at Warner Bros. Television and people representing the actors who have done this before,” he said. “This will work itself out. I think it’s great; I want them all to be crazy wealthy because nobody deserves it more than this cast. It’ll work out.”

Likewise at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour last week, when CBS gave their update, Chairman of CBS Entertainment, Nina Tassler had this to say about the contract negotiations:

“We’re feeling very confident that these deals will be able to be worked out.”

Both Chuck Lorre and Nina discussed that this was a common process in the industry and that both the studios and the actors’ representatives are used to these negotiations and that they always seem to fall into place in time.  They went through the same process in 2010 and all was signed right up until they started production last time.  It is common.

Another question that keeps arising is whether or not there will be a delay in the process.  Neither Chuck Lorre nor Nina Tassler are anticipating any delay.

Think Through the Process

Here are some things to consider when you see rumors flying.  Other than those sitting at the negotiating table, no one has any idea of the amounts being discussed, nor of how close or far apart they are.   Both Chuck and Nina have said they feel they are very close so that is about as good of data as we are going to get about the negotiation itself.

Another thing to consider is that there is no real need to delay schedule.  The actors all want to continue with the show and have stated so in countless interviews.   Likewise, they all had contracts in place that recently expired, yet can still have riders added to them extending them.   Those riders could extend the contracts such that it would allow the actors to return to work and get paid what they were being paid and the new contracts would be retroactive to their start date once those have been completed and signed.

Regarding a recent article by Empire news that states that there was a dispute on the set that caused an actor to walk out, all you have to do is a little fact checking to find that the article is completely false.   The article in question discusses how filming began in June and that fighting got so bad it left the show without an actor.  However,  one only has to look at where the actor in question was during June and realize that there was no way he was taping.  Likewise, there were no scripts written in June.  The writers only went back to work in July.   The cast is due to return July 30th for Table Read with the first taping to begin August 5.

See Related Article Here

Fellow fans, I implore you to check the facts and to read articles in full before spreading rumors or allowing yourself to get worked up by rumors.   Please understand that there is no need to panic.  The show has a 3-year contract in place and some of the cast have contracts.  The other cast will follow.   Everyone associated with the cast, production team, and negotiation team all are confident everything will be worked out and start on schedule and without any interruption.   So why are we worried?   We shouldn’t be.  Relax, enjoy watching the re-runs in the meantime and watch a marathon leading up to Season 8.

 

Ballroom 20 at Comic Con set up for CBS Shows, including The Big Bang Theory

by Melody Star | July 23, 2014 12:51 PM PDT

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See Related Article on ‘Showrunners’ Documentary with Bill Prady

It’s happening!   International Comic-Con in San Diego is being prepared and ready for opening tomorrow.

CBS will be hosting many of their show  panels in Ballroom 20.   We give you a sneak peak of the Ballroom now set up for the panels.

Thursday starting at 11:15 AM will be Under the Dome, Scorpion and Reign panels.  Friday at 11:00 AM The Big Bang Theory panel will be in the room.

The Big Bang Theory panel will be moderated by Craig Ferguson this year and the panel will consist of the showrunners and writers.

Also, The Hollywood Reporter is seeking a fan to challenge the showrunners to a trivia contest:

Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con where CBS shows panels will take place. Come see on Thursday #UnderTheDome, #Scorpion, and #Reign panels tomorrow beginning at 11:15am! See #TBBT on Friday at 11:00 am! #SDCC Photo: cbstvstudios

Warner Bros. also has a big presence at Comic-Con this year.   Here is a sneak preview:

And #WBSDCC begins! Stop by and say hi! #comiccon #sdcc Photo: WarnerBrosTV

WB TV Booth Photo: @snoodit / The Hollywood Reporter

Dreamworks is also at Comic-Con and will be featuring “Home” at the event.   Here is to hoping that means Jim Parsons may make a surprise appearance.

Dreamworks Animation Panel
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 11:57AM
Dreamworks Animation moderated by Craig Ferguson featuring Penguins of Madagascar with Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell. Also Home with director Tim Johnson.
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Get an indoor Preview of the Emmy’s Governor’s Ball Settings

by Melody Star | July 23, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

Each year, the evening of the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards a celebratory event is held called the Governor’s Ball.   This year for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, the table settings have been revealed by the Television Academy.

This year the colors will be bright and vibrant and yet classy and elegant as always.  See a preview:

Academy Of Television Arts & Science – Leonard H Goldenson Theatre The colors are bright for this year’s Governors Ball. #Emmys

Academy Of Television Arts & Science – Leonard H Goldenson Theatre Delectable flavors are in store for this year’s Governors Ball. #Emmys

Academy Of Television Arts & Science – Leonard H Goldenson Theatre Preview of this year’s Governors Ball #Emmys

CBS: 11 Reasons To Get Amped For Comic-Con

JUL 22, 2014 01:00PM EDT

Comic-Con is nearly here which means it’s time to review the reasons that everyone loves the epic long weekend. Check out this list and try to contain your excitement about what could potentially unfold over the next few days.

1. Surprise Guests

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6. Photobooth Shenanigans

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