DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ILOVE how when Jim Parsons won his Golden Globe earlier this year for playing Sheldon, he stood up and started to thank ‘‘ my’’ writers before correcting himself and going, my writers, how crass, the writers — oh, now the truth comes out . . .
Great recovery, people laughed and the cameras cut to a shot of the Big Bang Theory table, where I guess it was the writers who were laughing pretty heartily, and then they threw to Alec Baldwin sitting next to Tina Fey.
You couldn’t really see her fully, only part of her head, but Baldwin was giving her a sideways look that meant I’m not sure what. That it really annoys her when an actor or a producer — or who? — refers to her, as the writer of 30 Rock, as ‘‘ my writer’’?
I’m only speculating. It was a look that was full of some kind of shared special meaning, though.
Parsons, I suppose, has emerged as the crowd-pleaser on Big Bang Theory.
I think people just expected it to be Leonard, but Sheldon’s pulled ahead as the key ham. Penny still loves Leonard, though, so that’s something. Despite her new jock boyfriend Zack.
The geeks all burn Zack up
Crowd-pleaser: Jim Parsons pretty good in the opening scene tonight, but it’s like taking candy from a baby. They’re playing cards when he walks in, only they’re cards they’ve made themselves. Zack just lets them take him apart. He can’t help it, he has no idea. It’s like an autopsy — gruesome to witness, but also a tiny bit entertaining.
And this all results in Zack and the other four going down to the comic book store and Zack meeting the comic book store guy (‘‘Zack, this is Stuart, he owns the store.’’ Zack: ‘‘ Wow, lucky you.’’ Stuart: ‘‘ Yeah, I work 70 hours a week and average $1.65 an hour.’’ Zack: ‘‘ Sweet.’’) and ending up at his New Year’s Eve fancy dress party. In elaborate costumes. The Big Bang Theory Channel 9, 7.30pm