If you want Will Wheaton’s take on yesterday’s Big Bang Theory

Posted: October 20, 2009 by datechguy in fun, oddities
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You can find it here:

When he first talked to me about working on the show, Bill Prady told me that I’d be playing a “delightfully evil version” of myself. This sounded like a lot of fun to me, but it was more difficult to find that character than you’d think. When I’m playing Fawkes on The Guild it’s easy to slip into his kilt and be a jerk, but wearing my own clothes and essentially playing a stylized version of myself made it a real challenge to hit “delightfully evil” without veering into “not committed to being delightfully evil” or “just plain evil.” Keeping that twinkle in my eye, and knowing that Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Version) is planning to scam Sheldon from the moment he sits down, was essential to this particular characterization working out, and I didn’t completely find it until we’d run the episode a couple of times.

The episode was very funny and the semi cameo was really good. I’d love to see him as a semi-recurring character.

Take a peek at it here:

It is very hard to be depressed when you have stuff like this to laugh at, that is why no matter politically insane they get I’ll always owe the python’s a debt of laughter. Amazingly they can still surprise me with things I haven’t heard:

The others remembered how, when in Germany to perform their stage show, And Now for Something Completely Different (in German!), they decided to make a day trip to visit the concentration camp, which had been converted into a Holocaust museum. They arrived to find the gates closed. Standing outside, Chapman puffed on his pipe and blurted out a suggestion: “Tell them we’re Jewish.”

They were let in.

I’m sorry but who else could make a joke like that?

  1. This is a classic episode the look on Sheldon’s face at the end is priceless.