We are dead serious when say the penultimate scene in last week’s Big Bang Theory series finale was exceptional.
In what is believed to be a first for the CBS sitcom, the tense sequence — which found Mayim Bialik‘s Amy dispensing some tough love to Jim Parsons‘ Sheldon after he alienated his friends for the umpteenth time — was completely, deliberately jest-free.
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“I don’t know that we ever actually in 12 years wrote a scene that intentionally didn’t have a joke in it,” showrunner Steve Holland marvels to TVLine. “Earlier in the week that scene had some jokes in it and we were watching it [during rehearsal] and it just didn’t feel right… It felt like we had earned...