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(APRIL FOOLS!): Peter Dinklage Replaced for Game of Thrones Season 4

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Tyrion-April-185x3001EXCLUSIVE: Leading Game of Thrones actor and Emmy winner Peter Dinklage will not return to HBO’s flagship program for a fourth season in 2014. In a press conference the morning of April 1st, 2013 show creators David Benioff, Dan Weiss alongside George R.R. Martin made the announcement to stunned members of the media.

“Today is both a sad day and an exciting one for HBO’s Game of Thrones,” Benioff began. “Sad because we’ve all gotten to know Peter on set and love him dearly as a friend. We’ll miss him sorely. Exciting because we’re heading in an entirely new direction with the character of Tyrion Lannister for season 4.”

 

Members of the press began to stir and murmur in anticipation of what the show creators, who had seemed so stable and reliable up until this moment, had to say next. Producer Dan Weiss continued the explanation adding, “It was a unanimous decision between David, myself, Peter and George. We want to take Tyrion in a more comedic, farcical direction and everyone including Peter agreed that he just wasn’t the man for the job. I’ll let the other guys speak for themselves but for me the choice was as clear as a crystal crown. Warwick Davis will be our new Tyrion Lannister!”

 

Warwick-Davis-Game-of-Thrones1Just then Warwick Davis, a British comedian best known for his roles in Star Wars, Harry Potter and the HBO comedy Life’s Too Short, stepped into the room to flashing cameras and even more commotion from members of the press. Warwick then took a seat next to Martin.

When asked whether he approved of this decision, George R.R Martin responded enthusiastically:

“Warwick was actually my pick back in 2009 when we first began looking at potential cast members. It finally hit me last week while taking an indefinite break from writing The Winds of Winter to catch up on some of my favorite movies. I think it was his epic role in Willow that finally convinced me. Such wit. Such… tenderness.”

 

Warwick has reportedly asked for 1 million dollars per episode, amounting to nearly 20 percent of the show’s 50 million dollar per season budget. “We felt that Warwick’s experience and star power was well worth the investment,” Weiss said. “We’ll be seeing a lot less of the dragons and direwovlves due to the new budgeting that will have to be done to compensate. But in the end it’s a small price to pay for this kind of acting gravitas.”

The producers also noted that, in an effort to maintain continuity, Warwick Davis’ face will be digitally transposed over Mr. Dinklage’s in all future releases of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-Ray.

At this point many members of the media began to shout out pertinent questions such as “How does Peter feel about all this?” and “Are you fuc@!n6 serious right now?” but the Game of Thrones show-runners were already on their way out the door, waving and patting each other on the back as they went.

Peter Dinklage himself could not be reached for comment in a recent interview the actor expressed feeling anxious about devoting so much time to a single project:

“I’ll tell you true.. Game of Thrones has been a wonderful experience all around, certainly. But I do wonder if I’m not limiting myself in some ways. I recently had to turn down a part playing Kelly’s newest love interest on The Big Bang Theory. I love that show! It killed me to have to turn it down.”

This reporter, for one, stands in shock and awe at the decision handed down this, the first day of April. Today was supposed to be a great day for Game of Thrones fans with season 3 kicking off last night and an almost assured announcement regarding a fourth season. I suppose we should all just take a deep breath and trust in the wisdom of the producers and creators that brought us this wonderful show in the first place.

We’ll update this piece when we know more about the fate of Tyrion Lannister.

Goodbye, Peter.

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UPDATE: April Fools!

I know, I know this was one of the cruelest jokes anyone could have played on the first of April.. and just hours after the season 3 premiere!   Everyone would be devastated if something happened to Peter and his relationship with Tyrion Lannister.  To be fair we did give you some hints along the way (give it a re-read if you were fooled!).  Though we understand that many of you couldn’t get past the headline without tears of rage/sadness filling your eyes leaving you unable to read and/or think straight.

We apologize for any hurt feelings, friends lost or keyboards/monitors smashed as the result of our little April fools gag.  We know most of you took it in stride.  Rest assured that Game of Thrones will premiere next year airing around the same time as last year’s start and you’ll be watching it online with HBO GO as easily as ever. You can even stream Game of Thrones for free online with HBO Now, these days.

We felt like trolls all day but we hope the majority of our readers had a good little laugh.  We promise we won’t ever do this again… on our honor as Lannisters.   Until next year…

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1,182 comments

Johnny Yohman April 1, 2013 - 10:23 am

“Warwick Davis’ face will be digitally transposed over Mr. Dinklage’s in all future releases of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-Ray.” Either April Fools, or hilarious in a painfully disappointing way.

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Bill Harvat April 1, 2013 - 10:22 am

If Peter goes we riot.

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David Ufkes April 1, 2013 - 10:22 am

notice the date on the article. april 1st common people.

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Ashley Retamar April 1, 2013 - 10:21 am

THIS NEEDS TO BE AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.

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Nicole April 1, 2013 - 10:20 am

Even if this is an April Fools, Peter Dinklage was way too attractive to play Tyrion IMO.

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Carina April 1, 2013 - 10:20 am

This is the worst Joke I ever heard (read). What in the 7 hells was HBO thinking.

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Shiro April 1, 2013 - 10:19 am

Well played, HBO. Peter Dinklage is FFFAAAAARRRRRR too talented to be let go. You almost had me though, I will admit.

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Grace Vee April 1, 2013 - 10:19 am

APRIL FOOLS DAY???

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Daniel April 1, 2013 - 10:17 am

April’s fool ;)

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Grim April 1, 2013 - 10:15 am

this got me fooled and scared :P

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Kat April 1, 2013 - 10:14 am

SUCKS unless it’s a April’s Fool joke

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Lili April 1, 2013 - 10:13 am

Well done HBO, you almost got me.

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Katelyn Devine April 1, 2013 - 10:11 am

Notice how they referred to the day being the 1st of April? “This reporter, for one, stands in shock and awe at the decision handed down this, the first day of April.”
Happy April Fools Day, you fools.

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Mayu April 1, 2013 - 10:10 am

This MUST be A joke…I’m not going to fall for it ;) With all do respect for both actors, but, no.

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jack237 April 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

okay, so i just woke up and my head is still a bit groggy. They had me going until I read “Peter’s face will be superimposed over in any future releases of dvds and blu-rays…” when I realized they didn’t mean the cover, but in all scenes of the actual show…

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Olivia Mavec April 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

omg…..this was a cruel April Fool’s joke.

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Jaime Andring April 1, 2013 - 10:07 am

Such an awful April Fools Day joke!!!

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Nitania13 April 1, 2013 - 10:06 am

I’m actually sick to my stomach. A coworker said it may be an April Fools joke. Let’s hope she’s right b/c he’s my favorite character in the series and not b/c I like Tyrion so much, but b/c he plays him to perfection!

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:14 am

I’m surprised someone as stupid as you has a job !

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Nicole April 1, 2013 - 10:40 am

that was so mean!!!

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Ashley Dudleston April 1, 2013 - 10:06 am

NOT FUNNY.

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Erin Miller April 1, 2013 - 10:05 am

This has got to be a joke.

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shatara April 1, 2013 - 10:03 am

April fools is strong with this one…

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.... April 1, 2013 - 10:02 am

considering Tyrion is not in the 4th book its only natural that he wont be playing in the 4th season

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Lawlcats April 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

The 4th season is the 2nd half of book 3.

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Kleineganz April 1, 2013 - 10:01 am

I’m wondering how many of you missed this little hint in the article … “This reporter, for one, stands in shock and awe at the decision handed down this, the first day of April.” … First day of April everyone. April Fools Day! ;)

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shatara April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

First youtube, now GOT. Oh come on, how many times will I be duped today. April fools is strong this year…

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Drnkn Mnky April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

I HOPE THIS IS A JOKE!!!!!

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lannister April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

this cant be….its april fool…they are making our fool///

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alxn April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

IS THIS A JOKE

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Debbie Freeman April 1, 2013 - 9:59 am

It must be a joke. Because in the books he is not a comic person. He uses his intelligence to beat them that think he is “less than” because he is short. But in the books he is also ugly….which Peter is not.

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Laralee Austin-Davis Brown April 1, 2013 - 9:53 am

I will be SO pissed off if this true. We love Peter Dinklage. In some ways we feel that he makes the show. To take his character into a more comedic direction is a HUGE mistake. Did they even read the books? Damn.

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Kleineganz April 1, 2013 - 9:58 am

April Fools! ;)

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:12 am

Holy crap are you REALLY that freaking stupid Laralee. ?

PS – Pick a fucking name .

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Aisha Clarke April 1, 2013 - 9:52 am

Was actually about to start breaking furniture – totally had me nerdraging and as a result I didn’t read the whole article. And breeeathe, just breeeathe!

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Carolina Boaventura Grein Eric April 1, 2013 - 9:52 am

April’s Foll please … i love Peter ! He is my favorite !

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Christine Boe April 1, 2013 - 9:48 am

This had BETTER be an April Fools joke!! No Peter & less Dire Wolves & Dragons?!?! Plus replacing Peter’s face on all previous seasons?! WTH? Are you forcing me to stop watching?!?

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:15 am

Did your parents have any children that lived ?

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michele isanski April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

THAT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HE IS THE ONLY REASON I WATCH THE SHOW.

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SLM April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE

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sotonin April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

Son of a bitch. i was literally screaming fuck game of thrones. i was about done was going to boycott it… Peter Dinklage is my favorite character in the show.

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Katie Eick April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

I was seriously flipping out!!! MEAN!!!!!!

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weedcard April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

April Fucking Fools!

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Stefan Lipsius April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

Please make an outtake reel with the other actor on the bluray!!!! That would be hilarious!

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Idiots April 1, 2013 - 9:46 am

Quick question to all the cretins asking for confirmation that this is in fact a joke: How do you manage to function in day-to-day life? You cannot seriously be that stupid. I refuse to believe it.

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Neil Parker April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

lol. You bastards, you had me going there for a few seconds; and then I looked at the calendar. Well done, you bunch of ‘Snows’, well done ;)

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Austin Keller April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

I almost rage kicked my monitor ’till I realized what day it was. Good one Game of Thrones… good one.

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Carl Agner April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

Please be an April Fools joke!!! The series wouldn’t be the same without him.

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Carl Agner April 1, 2013 - 9:46 am

“The producers also noted that, in an effort to maintain continuity, Warwick Davis’ face will be digitally transposed over Mr. Dinklage’s in all future releases of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-Ray.” This has to be a joke…

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:16 am

thanks, Einstein !

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Opu El Gran April 1, 2013 - 9:44 am

If Peter is replaced by Willow, Benioff should sleep without pillow.

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Guest April 1, 2013 - 9:43 am

If Peter is replaced by Willow, Benioff will sleep without pillow.

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baioArk April 1, 2013 - 9:41 am

Honestly, guys, just have a good read. It’s clearly a joke, and quite a good, be it obvious, one! Very well made, loved it! :D
Watched the first episode yesterday, unbelievable. Peter Dinklage, as always, you are an absolute beast.

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ElPaso April 1, 2013 - 9:39 am

I cried for a second there… Then I looked at my watch.

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Geoffrey Marshall April 1, 2013 - 9:35 am

totally slays, lol

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Anonimous April 1, 2013 - 9:35 am

This just sucks! :(

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Pat Bateman April 1, 2013 - 9:35 am

Haha I love the people ‘blowing the lid off’ this article. “Guys, there’s no way this is happening. They’re not going to give Warwick Davis $1 mil per episode.” Yes, good, thanks for that insight. Anyone who needed to be told that this is a joke should slap themselves repeatedly. I mean, they’re blatantly winking at you halfway through the article, for gods sake.

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Brian Kitchin April 1, 2013 - 9:40 am

Couldn’t agree more!
This is clearly a joke.
At first I was upset, until I started reading the article!
Haha! Then I just started laughing!
“Warwick Davis’ face will be digitally transposed over Mr. Dinklage’s in all future releases of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-Ray.”
LMAO! Died laughing!

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Isaiah Boykins April 1, 2013 - 9:34 am

I really hope this is an April Fool’s joke. If not I will be piss!

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JOIAM TINKER April 1, 2013 - 9:34 am

Happy April Fools :)

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Rhiannon April 1, 2013 - 9:32 am

no one can replace Peter, how dare they!

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Guest April 1, 2013 - 9:31 am

Terrible decision. Won’t watch the show now.

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Tink April 1, 2013 - 9:31 am

I hope this BS. I love Peter as Tyrion. We DON’T WANT ANOTHER!!!!

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Doll April 1, 2013 - 9:29 am

Peter Dinklage is my absolute favorite actor of the entire show. As much as I love Warwick Davis as an actor, I will quit watching the show if they change the role of Tyrion Lannister by one little toe hair.

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:17 am

Are you really THAT stupid ? It’s APRIL FOOLS DAY.

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VladimirV April 1, 2013 - 9:29 am

Tyrion is not showing in fourth season by book, so it doesn’t matter whether actor is changed since it would not show up anyway. :)

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:18 am

Fourth season is mostly the 2nd half of Book Three.

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Miki April 1, 2013 - 9:29 am

Hahahaha! I’d stop watching the show if Peter Dinklage were replaced!

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Jennifer Schmied-Zyontz April 1, 2013 - 9:28 am

hahah Willow….

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seagoddess4u April 1, 2013 - 9:28 am

I hope it’s a joke otherwise I’ll stop watching it… :O

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cat April 1, 2013 - 9:27 am

I must admit I did fall for this for a few moments :)

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miniviolette April 1, 2013 - 9:27 am

Better be a joke guys or I’ll cry

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Cliff Johnson April 1, 2013 - 9:26 am

How do you think taking this character in a farcial direction improves the show? Lannisters are not funny people, they are conniving backstabbing heartless mostly

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:19 am

are you on acid ?

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lily888 April 1, 2013 - 9:25 am

i hope this is an april fools trick, also its not funny. we love Peter playing that part.

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Bran Stark April 1, 2013 - 9:25 am

This is a prank.. It was DINKALGE a while ago they changed it to DINKLAGE this time.

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Ned Stark April 1, 2013 - 9:28 am

Get out of here boy!

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Axel T Gunnarsson April 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

FUDGE! it really got for a moment

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Wes Forgio April 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

This better be a joke!!

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Wes Forgio April 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

I am pissed off by ” It finally hit me last week while taking an indefinite break from writing The Winds of Winter”

I AM WAITING FOR THIS BOOK!

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Direwolf April 1, 2013 - 9:22 am

Nooooo!!! It must be a joke!!! That can’t ne true. Peter is One of the best and important actors at Game of thrones … nononononooooo … the series needs him! :-((((

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Mary April 1, 2013 - 9:22 am

If this isn’t an April Fools joke the producer has lost his mind. If Peter is ill I understand being taken off if not, I may not watch the Game of Thrones any longer without him. Besides, if you want him to be a funny Character I’m sure he could pull that off too! Please don’t take Peter away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Valhalla86 April 1, 2013 - 9:21 am

really? willow will be the next Tyrion Lannister?!??! I call bollucks!!!!!!

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Michael Griswold April 1, 2013 - 9:21 am

Better be a joke -_-

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LaGollum7A April 1, 2013 - 9:21 am

This is the Gollum’s reaction for this article

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Saniya Giniatullina April 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

Haha I hope this is a joke. Otherwise I will stop watching the show!

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Ivar Jon Arnarson April 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

April´s Fools Day, anyone ?

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djemmerke April 1, 2013 - 9:19 am

April fools…

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LaGollum7A April 1, 2013 - 9:19 am

Hahaha good joke, nice try but GoT fans are not idiots

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:20 am

apparently many of them are. Read the comments

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Lauren Kirsch April 1, 2013 - 9:14 am

Not. Funny.

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Kelly Ann Redmond April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

I started to cry till i realized what day it is hahahaha ty made my morning :D

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wulf April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

If this is not an April Fools joke I will flip some shit..just sayin’

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Sacha April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

For those that seriously believe this to be true and hope it’s not, the show is called ‘Game of Thrones’, not ‘Circus Game of Thrones’

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Glenda Standish April 1, 2013 - 9:11 am

Bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nessa April 1, 2013 - 9:09 am

THAT WAS………………… CRUEL.

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Common Sense April 1, 2013 - 9:07 am

Please let all the people who commented they believe or believed this be an April Fools joke…

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Simon Clavery April 1, 2013 - 9:07 am

Never have I shat so many bricks. Took me a while to click on there.

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WTFareyouserious April 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

Whaaaat??!? no FRIGGIN way! I’ll stop watching it, I swear. ugh.

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Stan Makocki April 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

1st of april…

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QueenMab April 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

This is where you can tell it’s a joke:

…in an effort to maintain continuity, Warwick Davis’ face will be digitally transposed over Mr. Dinklage’s in all future releases of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-Ray.

They would NEVER actually do that! It would be like erasing Peter’s Emmy-winning acting! Besides, it’s just plain ridiculous!

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Glenda Standish April 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

JOKE? PLEASE say it is!!!!!

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Stewart Allen April 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

This is a joke! And so is the salary that little bastard is asking! And if the show has a 50 million budget per seaqson and they do 14 episodes, his 14 million is a hell of a lot more than 20%…If this isnt a joke, I wish the show doom!

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

they don’t do 14 episodes. Each season in 10 episodes, thus, 1 million per episode is 20% .

And it’s also April Fools Day

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Joel April 1, 2013 - 9:02 am

Are they f**#in serious right now? This is an April fool’s prank, right? No way they really gonna boot him from the show…no one can replace Peter as Tyrion…this is madness!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Simon Clavery April 1, 2013 - 9:09 am

Calm yo’ tits.

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leonidas April 1, 2013 - 10:05 am

this is sparta

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Bdem April 1, 2013 - 9:01 am

“taking an indefinite break from writing The Winds of Winter to catch up on some of my favorite movies.”
Classic.

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Carla Isajenko April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

nice if it is joke but looked the actor got lots of work coming to him. Not sure if they are big role but he got 7 movies over the next few year

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Edward April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

Not gonna lie, I believed this COMPLETELY for the first few paragraphs. I
could not believe it, thinking about how the hell the show would carry
on without Peter Dinklage. Lost me when I read that they’re going to
digitally alter Peter’s face on the DVD. Lawyers would be rubbing their hands.

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NotConvincedFan April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

Lol its got to be an April fools joke. Just the random comments like the huge pay per episode and George’s indefinite break from writing and not to mention that Peter is perfect for his character.

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anonas April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

The typo in the link gave it away for me, haha.

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Chaselyn Wolf April 1, 2013 - 8:58 am

This better be a joke… only because I refuse to see less of the dragons!

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Carlos Rojas April 1, 2013 - 8:58 am

For the love of rainbows and unicorns and all other fruity i the universe I hope this is a joke because Lannister is a Boss.

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JennH April 1, 2013 - 8:57 am

“We want to take Tyrion in a more comedic, farcical direction”?! That’s the first clue that this is not real. There’s nothing comedic or farcical about The Song of Ice and Fire. They might as well have said that the fourth season was going to be put into a musical format.

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Aravind April 1, 2013 - 8:57 am

This gives the april fools joke away

“Warwick has reportedly asked for 1 million dollars per episode, amounting to nearly 20 percent of the show’s 50 million dollar per season budget. “We felt that Warwick’s experience and star power was well worth the investment,” Weiss said. “We’ll be seeing a lot less of the dragons and direwovlves due to the new budgeting that will have to be done to compensate. But in the end it’s a small price to pay for this kind of acting gravitas.”

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Sandy Chiz April 1, 2013 - 8:57 am

Happy April Fools!!

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Nick the Greek April 1, 2013 - 8:57 am

Oh dear. I believed this!

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Anonymous April 1, 2013 - 8:56 am

If Tyrion, the actor playing Tyrion, yea I dont even know your real name dude and I dont care. If you stop playing Tyrion…The show is OVER. Ever hear of ARTISTIC INTEGRITY! YOU ARE THE BEST ACTOR ON THE PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR PART. THIS IS YOUR LEGACY YOU FOOL. Beg forgiveness… and get back in the show young man…This TV series will exist in peoples hearts and minds 200 years from now. IF YOU DONT SCREW IT UP!

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k4815162342 April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

OMG- don’t get your panties in a twist. It’s April Fool’s…fool.
Joke= 1 Anonymous= 0

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Martyn Proctor April 1, 2013 - 9:32 am

Erm the title is EXCLUSIVE: Peter Dinklage. Is this not a big enough clue to his name??

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timseha April 1, 2013 - 8:56 am

April fools

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Amy Zen April 1, 2013 - 8:56 am

Swayed by an “epic role in Willow” – now that’s funny.

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Fitl April 1, 2013 - 8:55 am

Let’s hope this is a joke or HBO is the fucking joke.

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Radu Mihai April 1, 2013 - 8:54 am

Not funny :P

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Browncoat April 1, 2013 - 8:53 am

I had a heart attack for about 2 seconds before I remembered the date.

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G April 1, 2013 - 8:52 am

when you see the calendar..

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Brenda Holm April 1, 2013 - 8:51 am

Cannot be real! I will quit watching!

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Michael Williams April 1, 2013 - 8:50 am

dam, you guys got me good

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Luke Ross April 1, 2013 - 8:49 am

Warwick has reportedly asked for 1 million dollars per episode deffo joke

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ho_ April 1, 2013 - 8:49 am

His name’s spelt wrong. I can breath easy now.

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GiddyUpGo123 April 1, 2013 - 8:49 am

Haha totally had me going … hehe

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Joe Drake April 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

cant believe I fell for this was raging for a good 10 mins!!!!!

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Merq April 1, 2013 - 8:40 am

Oh god you scared me for a moment. I almost didn’t remember what day it is today…

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tramzzy April 1, 2013 - 8:37 am

gad demmet!!! thats not even funny.. hes by fa my fav char in GOT that is worse than killing him!!!!

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Sir Davidvs of Westchesteros April 1, 2013 - 8:37 am

I fell for it long enough to click the link.

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Maja Slavković April 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

This is not funny

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Jon April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

Come on guys, the article makes a point of mentioning that this is the first day of April in the final paragraph. It also quoted media reaction as “Are you fuc@!n6 serious right now?” which is an obvious joke.

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Viet Chu April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

Looks, smells and sounds like an April’s Fool joke. My senses have been mostly accurate so I hope I’m still on par for this one…at least I hope it’s a joke. The Imp is nothing without the wit and genious of Peter Dinklage…period!

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laura3341 April 1, 2013 - 8:30 am

This has to be an April Fools joke..it has to be.

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bluemonkey11 April 1, 2013 - 8:30 am

lol had me goin there hahahahah

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Joe Satkovich April 1, 2013 - 8:29 am

I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE 6TH BOOK IS COMING OUT.

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Jennifer Baker April 1, 2013 - 10:02 am

George R.R. Martin finally reveals “Winds Of Winter” tentative release date.
http://yuarel.com/windsofwinter.release_date_announced

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Theon April 1, 2013 - 11:00 am

oh. friggin nailed it.

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psychoticdream April 1, 2013 - 11:03 am

omg i hate you so much lol
well played

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Nuno Nogueira April 1, 2013 - 11:34 am

Damn you to hell.

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Jessie Winitzky April 1, 2013 - 11:54 am

Diabolical.

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Doug Mercer April 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

You’re a terrible person.

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Paddy Kelly April 1, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Bugger.

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Zet Scott April 1, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Thanks for that, between you and this article I was reminded what April fools is all about. LOL

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Jennifer Hagan April 1, 2013 - 2:03 pm

It is coming out in 2015. Check it out on Goodreads.

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Glen Walls II April 1, 2013 - 8:28 am

The drowned god plays cruel japes upon us all

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Stephen Ness April 1, 2013 - 8:27 am

Congrats on helping me shock my wife this morning with the title!

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Manuel da Costa April 1, 2013 - 8:27 am

this is an april fools joke isnt it you bastards!

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Liam Templeton April 1, 2013 - 8:26 am

David Spade would make an excellent Tyrion Lannister.

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Theon April 1, 2013 - 11:02 am

Just for the part where he gets his face slashed.

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Misty Roberts April 1, 2013 - 8:23 am

A very large and substantial part of my soul would die forever.

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Kat April 1, 2013 - 8:23 am

Argh – cruel joke HBO…

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Tommy Shelton April 1, 2013 - 8:22 am

omg how can some of you actually think this could be true? WOW! are people really becoming this stupid? remember what today is,stop taking everything so seriously, & have a f’n laugh people!

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GiddyUpGo123 April 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

Don’t call people stupid. It’s juvenile.

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:10 am

Okay, lets not call them stupid. How about calling them “Americans”. Surely that is a synonym for stupid that you can agree with ?

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Annika Karlsen April 1, 2013 - 10:56 am

Dude, I’m not even American and I found that incredibly insulting… Way to express yourself in an intelligent way.

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GiddyUpGo123 April 1, 2013 - 11:51 am

Ok, let me rephrase. Calling someone “stupid” while you sit safely and anonymously behind your computer screen, or making the ridiculous generalization that all Americans lack intelligence simply because you didn’t fall for an April Fool’s Day joke makes you look like a child.

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bob April 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Nope. Judging by the links to their profiles, 95% of the people who thought this was real are Americans, and should be well aware of the English language and April Fools Day.

BTW, I am an American myself……. but, the stupid is strong in this land.

GiddyUpGo123 April 1, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Falling for an April fool’s joke doesn’t make you stupid. Distracted, sure. Busy, yes. Easily fooled, absolutely. But you’re missing my point. You are certainly entitled to think someone is “stupid,” but saying so out loud (or online, where you don’t have to worry about the consequences) is something you generally only do if you are a) a child, or someone with the maturity level of a child or b) someone who generally has a low opinion of himself so likes to call other people names in order to prop himself up. Thinking someone is stupid is your own business, but saying so out loud is juvenile.

JoeRogan April 1, 2013 - 11:00 am

Sorry, “Intelligence- Impaired”

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Tommy Shelton April 1, 2013 - 12:21 pm

sorry,but if anybody believed this for second then their stupid! no other way around it

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GiddyUpGo123 April 1, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Yep, “their” a child. Definitely.

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Mike Fahed April 1, 2013 - 11:53 am

If networks didn’t do stupid shit all the time, folks wouldn’t be so ready to believe it.

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Tommy Shelton April 1, 2013 - 8:18 am

hahahahha

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Silvermug April 1, 2013 - 8:14 am

I’d be really sad if this was true :(

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John-Paul Browning April 1, 2013 - 8:08 am

defo april fools! it had better be anyway lol

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Jennifer Richardson April 1, 2013 - 8:08 am

Hahhahha nice April Fools joke! Almost believed it until they talked about less Dragons & Direwolves. Also the part about digitally putting his face over Peters! Good one HBO.

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Jared Stout April 1, 2013 - 8:07 am

OUTRAGEOUS, THIS WOULD RUIN THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Abhinay April 1, 2013 - 8:06 am

Man. thats a cruel joke!

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Eric April 1, 2013 - 8:05 am

They wouldn’t make this announcement now. If there was to be a change in actors the announcement would come after this season was over. They wouldnt risk the backlash and ratings drop.

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bob April 1, 2013 - 10:11 am

thank god Einstein here is on the case ! ^

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Valerie Braden April 1, 2013 - 7:57 am

Har har har april fools your not funny!

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James Hollibush April 1, 2013 - 7:53 am

Two sick april fools jokes? Indefinite break from winds of winter”?? And replacing Peter? George’s “Not a blog” is gonna get trolled indefinitely!

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Ron Morris April 1, 2013 - 7:52 am

Best April Fools Joke EVER!!!

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Jake Coleman April 1, 2013 - 7:51 am

You can tell it is a joke because they say that Big Bang Theory is a good show.

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laura3341 April 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

LOL!

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Edward Gribbins April 1, 2013 - 8:53 am

It is… a good show, but this is definitely a joke…

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jesus April 1, 2013 - 10:08 am

yeah, this is a joke…

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jesus April 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

in that nobody EVER actually thinks that the big bang theory is a good show

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AmericaPapist April 1, 2013 - 11:26 am

I love the Big Bang Theory!

Sara April 1, 2013 - 1:34 pm

I love it too! Why is everyone arguing about Big Bang lol? Either you like it or you don’t. It’s not supposed to be taken seriously, it’s a sitcom and it’s awesome. That and Game of Thrones are 2 completely different shows. You’re neither smart nor stupid for watching either. You like what you like. Everyone needs to lighten up and be happy that this was a joke lol!

Bradley April 1, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Potato

Samwise April 1, 2013 - 4:43 pm

boil em cook em, stick em in a stew

Stefanie Kiedrowski April 1, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Two best comments yet.

qwerty April 1, 2013 - 5:49 pm

its “boil em MASH em stick em in a stew”. the only reason why i correct you is because there is a video of that clip and am somewhat obsessed with it. :)

jo9ng April 1, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Big Bang Theory gets an average of 20 million views weekly. Don’t be a douche because you’re too retarded to understand science.

Maleboligia April 1, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Don’t be a douche and think that science determines the value of the show or is the only facet of the plot. The comedy is not for everyone, I don’t like it but I can see why other people do. No show appeals to everyone on earth.

dumbpeopleeverywhere April 1, 2013 - 3:01 pm

If watching the trash television is your idea of science I feel sorry for you.

Lee Westerman April 2, 2013 - 1:11 pm

thought it was about 4 geeky virgins?

Jennifer Sakowski April 1, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Except for Game of Thrones, the only people that DON’T like it are the people that haven’t seen it. :-)

Maxien Fisher April 2, 2013 - 2:00 am

AGREED! I am trying to get my fiancée to watch it. He keeps saying “no”. BUT he watched a few episodes when I was re-watching season 1 and 2 ready for season 3 and he actually quite enjoyed it.

Ronny Søberg April 2, 2013 - 11:57 am

Or people who just don’t give a crap about fantasy. I’m more of a sci-fi fan myself, cause I just love thinking about the possibilities of the future and what those worlds would look like. Fantasy kinda tickles the same fancy, but with no basis in reality other than the overall world design and people drama.
Fantasy movies/books/shows are too often like a kind of star warsian soap opera like thing that just sits better with the ladies in my experience. Sorta like how girls believe in ghosts and guys believe in the loch ness monster and alien obductions. And by girls and guys in this example, I actually mean morons and idiots.

django April 3, 2013 - 9:40 am

Read the Sentence in your comment then quickly scrolled to the next ..

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:26 am

You can decide if you like it or not, you cannot decide if it’s a good show, it is a good show, you can decide whether you like it or not.

Stegosaurus April 2, 2013 - 7:36 am

It appeals some people, don’t appeal other, but you can’t say the show is bad or crap.
“I don’t like it” is an opinion.
“This is shit” is a fact.
Learn the difference.

Jennifer Maher April 2, 2013 - 9:30 am

“this is shit” is an opinion

Ronny Søberg April 2, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Pretty sure you’re mistaking “making claims” with “having an opinion.”

“I think this is shit.” opinion.
“This is shit.” claim.

See how that works? This IS something is not an opinion unless you somehow make it obvious that it’s your opinion and not some fuckbag just posting stuff he thinks is true as fact. You know, the way the republicans usually do with everything.

Rick April 5, 2013 - 9:42 am

No, an opinion is an opinion.

TheRealStark April 2, 2013 - 8:09 am

Your mom appeals to everyone on Earth.

Jason Bourne May 30, 2013 - 3:18 am

Everybody likes the weather channel :P

laurabitt April 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

nobody said anything about science,you dumb shit.tbbt is bad because has shitty jokes.

galvanicus April 1, 2013 - 11:02 pm

…While you have shitty grammar. Maybe watching a show with more intelligent humor would help you for the better…ahh, I’m too tired for this.

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:28 am

The TBBT is by no means bad, and people are talking about science you dumb shit.

“Shitty jokes”? No, you’ve shitty sense of humor, period.

brandon April 1, 2013 - 12:44 pm

that made me laugh..lol

joan April 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm

implying you need to understand science to understand the big bang theory

Seritho April 1, 2013 - 1:18 pm

I enjoy TBBT, I just know that some of the things that they debate are not very well thought out. Some of their debates really do not take certain things into consideration. For example, Superman would not have fought for the South and obviously would not be defeated by a Battalion of Orcs from LOTR! But thank God Peter is not going anywhere. I love Warwick and wish he was in more things, Willow is one of my all time favorites, but Peter IS Tyrian!

Rastamanjojoboy ThePastafarian April 2, 2013 - 8:56 am

Tyrion

Ronny Søberg April 2, 2013 - 12:04 pm

It helps. If you have no interest in science or comic books etc. You won’t get a lot of the jokes, and if you don’t get the jokes it’s kinda obvious why you wouldn’t like it. Much like how I hate Anime, I just don’t get that stuff AT ALL. Doesn’t mean it’s shit, just means that’s clearly not made for 34 year old douchebags.

Rob rob April 1, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Holy fuck you are dumb

Darius April 1, 2013 - 2:44 pm

wow. Who’sbeing the douche? It is a logical fact that Big Bang Theory is a poorly written, and acted show. It is horrible in comparison to “good shows.” Breaking Bad, Thrones, and so on. 20million people just keep CBS on all the time. Or NBC whatever, They dont care if its good or not. God i hate you assholes…..Thank you for your time.

Brad April 1, 2013 - 5:06 pm

I love Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones but I also like Big Bang Theory. It’s a comedy and a detour from my usual dark shows. There are a lot of people that think BBT is hillarious but to each his own.

Bert Bondy April 1, 2013 - 6:03 pm

As soon as you mentioned Sons of Anarchy I knew you were going to apologize for watching The Big Bang Theory.

Chelsea Hoffman April 1, 2013 - 9:26 pm

Of course shows about bikers and meth labs are more entertaining than comedies about science (whether accurate or not) America is mostly comprised of white trash, so what do you expect?

Brad Severance April 2, 2013 - 4:24 am

Ahahahhhahahahaha…Agreed.

Nadia April 1, 2013 - 11:34 pm

I enjoy ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for what it is, silly and predictable humour which celebrates geekiness (albeit in a broad and generalised way). Just because it doesn’t reach the heights of storytelling that other shows have to offer, doesn’t mean fans deserve your derision, or to be called assholes. It’s incredibly cheap to stoop to such insults and hate people for simply appreciating a half hour of television which is purely for lighthearted simplicity and escapism. The characters may be derivative, but they are relatable on a human level and just because something is popular does not make it trite. Game of Thrones is becoming hugely popular, will you turn around in a couple of years and suddenly hate it because millions of others discover they love it too? Get a life.

elroy April 2, 2013 - 12:22 am

bro, this right here. this correct

monica71680 April 2, 2013 - 12:46 am

i happen to like tbbt. it shows how awkward some of the smartest nerds can be.
and i watch a variety of channels

David Vincent April 2, 2013 - 1:12 am

Strange, i record TBBT on my dvr every night and i get 7 episodes EVERY NIGHT across 3 channels. 49 episodes a week and people argue that its a shitty show? Your a bunch of neanderthals that have no respect for intellectual humor (that is even dumbed down for people like you), and your arguments are all made invalid by the point i just made

ca81684 April 2, 2013 - 1:43 am

I* it’s* You’re* I*

jet black April 2, 2013 - 5:03 am

except that a huge chunk of their own viewing audience is apparently too stupid to understand the already watered down science jokes, hence the laugh track

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:30 am

It’s by no means comparable to dramatic fiction shows, and in what way is it “poorly written”? Random claims you’ve got there, it’s by far the best comedic show on the air right now, by far.

menakles April 2, 2013 - 2:18 am

You “hate” someone cos they like a different tv program? I think maybe you should get out more?

Paul Au April 2, 2013 - 10:39 am

“It is a logical fact that Big Bang Theory is a poorly written, and acted show.”

you should look up the words “fact” and “opinion” in the dictionary.

Zeus April 2, 2013 - 5:11 pm

its a sitcom…a 22 minute sitcom that doesnt have a big budget…the fact that u compare it to breaking bad & game of thrones shows how much u know

Pradyumna Dandwate April 4, 2013 - 5:22 am

to compare TBBT against GoT is a heinous crime!

Dipak Kumar April 1, 2013 - 3:20 pm

tbbt ? Science ? dude you’re the retarded one in 20 million here if you think tbbt is about science.

saket999 April 2, 2013 - 9:25 am

Umm…duffer alert ? If TBBT isn’t about science, then what IS it about ? Your PJ’s ? man…the kind of born idiots these days…

Matthew Hale April 3, 2013 - 6:27 am

Indeed, the idiots.

Robert Halley April 1, 2013 - 3:31 pm

HAHAHA “SCIENCE” !!

Chris Carter April 1, 2013 - 9:20 pm

PSYCH?!

Grant April 1, 2013 - 10:21 pm

YOU KNOW THAT’S RIGHT! “Phsysics: The Physics of Psychics” It’s legit.

Mohamed Moshek Shek April 4, 2013 - 12:16 am

“suuuuuuuuuuuuck iiiiiit”

Mohamed Moshek Shek April 4, 2013 - 12:15 am

Psych is awesome

ASDF April 1, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Nickelback sold over 50 million albums. What”s your point?

CloudStrifeNL April 2, 2013 - 12:56 am

And with good reason :-) They are great!

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:25 am

Nickleback hate is a product of an internet bandwagon, they sold 50 mill albums cause they deserve it.

diddles April 2, 2013 - 3:34 am

Nickleback being good? Are you freaking mental?!?

Brad Severance April 2, 2013 - 4:22 am

I and aparently many other people don’t need the internet to know what shitty music is….The internet only allowed those of us that hate Nickleback a forum to vent our distaste for their brand of unmusic.

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Wrong, most of you, like me, didn’t even care about nickelback before this bandwagon, they’re not great, but they don’t suck like hte bandwagon implies, nor Emma Watson’s the greatest actress nor cats are that cute, but you keep enjoying “the internet”, damned sheeps.

Jordan April 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

“unmusic” Is that even a word? he asked caustically. Just proof of your skewed sense of good and bad. You can’t even speak English well. How can you possibly judge music with fantastic lyrics if you can’t even pronounce them, let alone comprehend them? How many rock bands and grunge bands have used the same melodic schemes and back stories? Granite, the worst are the ones whom of which all they do is “borrow,” and make songs sound like gravel going through a wood chipper, but Nickelback actually does none of that. They try their best to make songs that appeal to everyone. That people can relate to. As does every other band out there. Look, if you are so dead set against Nickelback, think of it this way. If it weren’t for Chad Kroeger, My Darkest Days wouldn’t have gone mainstream as quickly as they did. They would probably still be a garage band and nothing more. And you can not convince me for one nanosecond that you haven’t cranked Pornstar Dancing on your radio loud enough to blow your freaking eardrums. People like you wouldn’t know good music if it kicked you in the head and thanked you for the opportunity. Geez, next thing you know, you’re probably going to tell me that Psy performs songs that have actual lyrics. Base your arguments on opinion all you want. Just keep that shit off the internet.

DarkDane April 5, 2013 - 4:25 am

Er… did I somehow get lost on the way? I thought I was on a Game of Thrones page… but it’s starting to sound more like a Nickelback forum?

Guest April 24, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Dear English Professor Jordan,
When you’re handing out lessons on language comprehension, try to avoid using “granite” when you mean “granted”. Granite is rock, Nickleback is not.

Jennifer Pegg April 2, 2013 - 6:22 am

Justin beiber and Hannah Montana sold a lot of “music” too, doesn’t mean that it has any soul or meaning, just means they have a great marketing team , like nickelback does

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Yeah, their marketing is so great, that’s why the whole internet hates them, and just stop it, I’m not even defending them, I’m saying that if they were as bad as the internet says, they wouldn’t have a fan base, period.

PS: Don’t argue about “music”, most people who critique music don’t even have the required Music education to do so.

TommyF April 2, 2013 - 6:56 am

Mcdonalds served over 247billion, do they make the best burger?

Joe Rose April 2, 2013 - 11:45 am

Most definitely :)

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Did I say they were the best? Dear lord people are retarded, and stop it with your out of context analogies, they don’t work, sad attempts to look witty.

Damon April 3, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Is that even relevant?

Damon April 3, 2013 - 7:54 pm

No, it’s really not. And neither is the Nickelback comment made by ASDF.
Nickelback is music. Game Of Thrones is a t.v. show based on medieval
fantasy. McDonald’s is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in
burgers and fries. No resemblance between the three, is there? Everyone
has their taste in t.v. shows & movies, everyone there taste in
music, everyone has their taste in food. Everyone is his/her
own person with their own taste in everything. Different interests,
different talents, we’re just all freaking different. If we weren’t,
humanity wouldn’t be as successful as it is today. You know what they
say “Different strokes for different folks.” I agree with guest. Your
weak ass analogies are nothing more than a poor attempt to look witty.
Your foot is for walking, not eating. So I suggest you use them to walk
your way off this forum before someone sees and sues you for Libel.
Which is a fight they will sure as shit win, because let’s face it.
Money always wins.

Nik April 5, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Yes! I would rank Big bang theory along with McDonalds. There are a lot of people with poor taste. That is all the popularity of either proves.

RAWR June 20, 2013 - 6:35 pm

LOL you sir made my day!! LOL they deserved it…. You’re a riot!

jesse April 1, 2013 - 4:39 pm

The only reason you don’t have more thumbs down is because you have to sign in to do it. Don’t even try to compare the tbbt to a good show. Its the same episode every week! oh no Sheldon is upset. oh that Sheldon is so witty and funny. Fuck Sheldon and his annoyingly predictable personality!

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:33 am

Your comment is retarded in every single way, Sheldon’s character is predictable alright, it’s what makes him be Sheldon stupid, that’s not a defect, nor is every episode the same, you obviously don’t follow it, TBBT theory has it’s story arc, and it does derail with filling and other story arcs, but the filling is good, very good.

Dumb asses believing they’re smart cause they hate TBBT.

jet black April 2, 2013 - 5:08 am

Sheldon is annoyingly predictable at times. Most of the punch lines (for any character) seem like they were written before the joke was ever conceived. The show takes it a tick further and gets a genuine laugh out of me every now and then (seen every episode) but all and all… there is no way i would call it the funniest show on television, and definitely not the smartest either.

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:31 pm

It’s not a “smart” show per say, it’s a light show, but not lightly dumb, it’s also lightly about science, but mostly set up in a “science” context, it’s more enjoyable than just cracking laughs, I personally enjoy all the references since I’m a geek myself, I’d say it’s right at the top of the funniest shows like Modern Family and a couple others.

starch April 1, 2013 - 5:38 pm

WTF! What self-respecting scientist would enjoy this pseudo-geeky nonsense? Plus, it isn’t that funny. In-jokes doth not a good show make.

Mr blah-blah April 1, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Self-respecting scientist here, and really enjoy tbbt.
It is obviously not science, but they do use scientific context for some of their bits and jokes, which is rare in most tv comedies, and gets to be amusing. Some times.

oops April 1, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Wow. Low brow shows often get high ratings while getting bashed by more critical viewers. See also Two and a Half Men, NCIS, and Jersey Shore.

Uncontested April 2, 2013 - 5:34 am

You really just compared NCIS to Jersey Shore? Really?

Mohamed Moshek Shek April 4, 2013 - 12:21 am

Don’t you dare bad-mouth NCIS. That show is great

Andrew Parkkila April 1, 2013 - 6:38 pm

can’t…..tell if…..trolling

Lance Cummins April 1, 2013 - 7:29 pm

The dumbest shows routinely get the largest audiences. That doesn’t mean they are good it means that they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Matthew Hale April 3, 2013 - 6:33 am

Bingo! Someone said it. Lowest Common Denominator. As avid fans of a `science` show, I’m surprised fans of TBBT aren’t aware of this phenomenon ;)
The only time I’ve only seen TBBT I thought it was a lot like Friends (or any other generic US fluffy sitcom) except with stereotypical `geeks` as the main players. It lacks any soul, and character. It is bland generic US sitcom rubbish. IMHO :)

Inosolan April 3, 2013 - 6:44 pm

I’d like to congratulate anyone here who used the phrase lowest common denominator to describe fans of TBBT — it’s pretty much the funniest thing I’ve run into lately.

Simply because it must take a huge pair of balls to imply that every single interest you’ve ever had is so fucking highbrow that you have any right to use that phrase whatsoever. Like HUGE DANGLY COJONES. We’re on a Game of Thrones page. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this damn show like a rabid Nintendo fanboy(..girl…). I’m just sayin’, HBO’s slogan might as well be “Love tits, ass, and pornographic violence? WE PANDER TO YOU!” (….not that I’m complaining). At least double check you’re not being a giant hypocrite when you dismiss out of hand the intellectual capacity of millions of people that you’ve never met. Especially if you refer to “lowest common denominator” as a phenomenon.

Inosolan April 3, 2013 - 6:50 pm

So as a member of Game of Thrones’ MASSIVE international audience, should I feel insulted right now? Or does the “dumbest shows routinely get the largest audiences” adage only apply when it’s convenient to you?

Lance Cummins April 12, 2013 - 11:48 pm

You could choose to feel insulted but that would be on you. GOT is a good show. TBBT is not. That is the difference. Lighten up.

Sedax April 1, 2013 - 8:52 pm

To be fair he is Jesus and Jesus doesn’t believe in science.

Dan April 1, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Justin Bieber gets a lot more than 20 million views on his videos, and that doesn’t make him a great artist.

Fruitlewp April 1, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Actually, I think in keeping with the idea of reaching a broad audience, any references to actual science are quite light and easy to pick up and understand, if not greatly watered down. The whole concept revolves around the majority of viewers -not- being heavily educated scientists. There really is no need for much scientific knowledge at all to enjoy the humour.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. The show does have a keen viewer base; “to each their own”.

HowlJenkins April 1, 2013 - 10:37 pm

By your logic, Hitler’s millions of followers must have been at least a bit right about him.
Idiot

Mohamed Moshek Shek April 4, 2013 - 12:22 am

A bit

CA81684 April 2, 2013 - 1:40 am

The science on that show has been incorrect several times, particularly when they foray into the medical sciences. And while the humor is sometimes funny, it is vastly overrated.

buttes April 2, 2013 - 2:31 am

The Big Bang Theory is like a nerd minstrel show. It’s what normal people think smart people are like all the time.

Joe Coffey April 2, 2013 - 3:22 am

jo9ng, I agree with you IN THEORY. IN THEORY communism works. IN THEORY.

yop April 2, 2013 - 3:44 am

lol ok geek this show is like u always the same episode

CloudyMcstrife April 2, 2013 - 4:29 am

IT Crowd…Just saying.

Dwayne_Chapman April 2, 2013 - 4:55 am

And lots of people have bought Nicki Minaj albums. Doesn’t make her a great, talented artist now does it and it doesn’t make those who don’t like her music “douches to retarded to understand it.”

Max April 2, 2013 - 6:14 am

Is over-explaining a joke SCIENCE?

killface April 2, 2013 - 6:57 am

LOL if Big Bang Theory is your idea of science, you’re an idiot.

Michael Korn April 2, 2013 - 8:05 am

There’s no actual science to be found in that show, just out of place/context/sync references from geek and pop culture, wrapped up in 80ies idea of humour. Don’t be a douche because you can’t see through that. Yeah, it’s got fans. Then again, so does Bieber and One Direction. I rest my case.

TheRealStark April 2, 2013 - 8:09 am

Yes, because we all need a TV show to teach us science.

Zach Gill April 2, 2013 - 9:26 am

Big Bang Theory is not an intelligent show. It pretends like it is so all the stupid people watching it can discuss it and feel a sense of entitlement because they aren’t “too retarded to understand science”

Zach Gill April 2, 2013 - 9:26 am

Big Bang Theory is not an intelligent show. It pretends like it is so all the stupid people watching it can discuss it and feel a sense of entitlement because they aren’t “too retarded to understand science”

Nik April 5, 2013 - 12:24 pm

We understand science we just don’t like watching ugly socially awkward people… It’s painful not funny.

Matthew King April 1, 2013 - 7:16 pm

You are kidding? A five year old could watch that fucking piece of shit show

galvanicus April 1, 2013 - 11:05 pm

So obviously since you hate it/don’t watch it, you seem to have the mental capacity of less than a five year old. Oh sorry, is capacity too big of a word for you to understand?

LaughTracksMakeJokes April 1, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Go to youtube.
Use this to find the video I’m sending you to.
/watch?v=PmLQaTcViOA

BBT is NOT funny. I cannot emphasize that enough. I would love for there to be a nerdy, smart comedy that represents nerds well, but there isn’t. You can defend this show all you want, and until your last breath. It will NEVER be good.

Zach April 2, 2013 - 1:06 am

There was and it was called Frasier. But in all seriousness, BBT represents nerds in a predictable normative stereotype making it easy to digest for those who think they are really smart when they laugh at the jokes. No one I know who are anything actually like the characters in that show would actually watch that show, because they are too busy watching Game of Thrones or Dr. Who, playing table top or video games, or being productive rather than watching a mediocre sitcom.

David Vincent April 2, 2013 - 1:19 am

49 episodes a week, with top notch advertisers for every commercial, really wants to weigh its wallet and yours and see whats doing better in the long run. Quit hating, i hated the show too before i took the time to watch it. Its so hard to hate that the fact that you do indicates you haven’t taken the time to watch it. Get a life you ignorant piece of trash

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:41 am

Wrong, read me well, you are wrong, you will NEVER be right if you think TBBT is not funny, you don’t have a sense of humor, I cannot emphasize that enough, there IS a show that represents nerdy guy, and it’s TBBT, I’m a nerdy guy and I completely relate to them in most ways, I am defending this show all I want.

Just remember, you are wrong, this is a good show and there’s nothing you can do about it, period.

Kiko Baraquel April 1, 2013 - 11:54 pm

Keep it going, guys. I’ll just get more popcorn.

Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:38 am

You can’t type grammatically correct for shit, thus you can’t comment on a 5 year old intelligence, a 5 year old can watch GoT, what are you implying.

And it’s not a piece of shit show you moronic tasteless cunt.

Mohamed Moshek Shek April 4, 2013 - 12:27 am

Bro, check your grammar before you bash others. *flies away*

Freud April 2, 2013 - 3:50 am

Sure they do, they’re the same folks that cry about 2 1/2 Men losing Charlie Sheen

OnTheFence April 2, 2013 - 8:10 am

It baffles me that you have spent this much time arguing on what TV programs are good or bad, its all opinion.

Im more annoyed that I read it all.

Lasse Trevland April 2, 2013 - 4:46 am

It’s obvious that you wouldn’t like The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Jesus Christ.

Christina Elizabeth April 2, 2013 - 5:41 am

I like Big Bang Theory when I feel like watching something funny and entertaining. I like Game of Thrones when I want Drama, quality storyline and Action. I will never get upset if Big Bang never wins any prestigious award…..that’s not what I use it for…… every person uses the media in their own way. If you don’t like it don’t watch it…..nobody will care either way.

Jeannie Perez April 2, 2013 - 7:00 am

I agree. I actually think you lose brain cells watching this hideous show. Big Bang Theory is EVERY SINGLE thing that is WRONG with television sitcoms; from the annoying and revolting characters to the embarrassing laugh track.

Rashid Mansoor April 1, 2013 - 6:32 pm

It used to be a good show. It’s starting to suck so hard. They need to get rid of those two other annoying girls. They’re just not funny OR entertaining

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Helena_Handbasket April 1, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Translation, he doesn’t find them hot.

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Freddy April 1, 2013 - 7:10 pm

It’s a damn shame that retard beat out Steve Carell at the Emmy’s, let alone even being considered in the nomination process.

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Retard Freddy April 2, 2013 - 1:16 am

I think you’re a moronic retard Freddy!

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Sami HQ April 1, 2013 - 8:41 pm

big bang theory?u serious bro?

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TheEnd April 1, 2013 - 10:41 pm

I like trains.

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kev April 2, 2013 - 5:09 am

I like turtles.

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Anomymous April 2, 2013 - 5:45 am

I like tornadoes and thunderstorms?

Arashi April 2, 2013 - 6:44 am

Where are the turtles?!?! Where are they?!

tony April 4, 2013 - 4:15 am

hello!

elfos April 2, 2013 - 7:34 am

MINE TURTLES!

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TheRealStark April 2, 2013 - 8:08 am

Me likey roaming around in my apartment naked imagining I be the king of Winterfell.

Django June 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

I like to muff dive…still.

Rastamanjojoboy ThePastafarian April 2, 2013 - 8:53 am

The Station Agent with Peter Dinklage is a good movie. I may still not be a fan of trains but I am of Dinklage.

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Brian April 2, 2013 - 2:40 pm

I like lamp

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Tony Thielen April 1, 2013 - 11:32 pm

What really gave it away is the name Kelly.. Penny’s real name is Kaley.

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BBT is shit April 2, 2013 - 6:49 am

BBT is a good show ? Do you enjoy taste of poorly made food too ?

You can safely assume that it’s shit because it tells Burgericans when to laugh.

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Ronny Søberg April 2, 2013 - 11:51 am

I think you mean was. This season.. Kinda like when How I Met Your Mother turned into a pure romcom show. “We need to capture more of the female audience.. Let’s take the focus away from nerdiness and jokes and just lay heavily into the interactions between the people. Kinda like a mix between garbage and shit.” I really miss the old TBBT. Don’t care if it was lame, I laughed.

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black cack in yo face. April 2, 2013 - 1:02 pm

I like bacon!

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rocknrollsuicide April 1, 2013 - 10:42 am

Aww. Over your head? It’s ok.

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Foowring April 1, 2013 - 12:47 pm

The people that dislike Big Bang Theory certainly don’t dislike it because it goes over their heads, they dislike it because it the jokes are pretty stereotypical nerd, obvious and don’t have much depth. On top of this, just to make sure that everyone “gets” the joke, the characters explain the jokes in graphic detail … so that everyone’s in the loop.

I think it’s a great way to inject nerd/science stereotypes and cursory explanations of scientific theories into popular culture.

I have a feeling most of the jokes might have been a lot funnier but ended up being extensively watered-down to make them accessible to a wider audience, which has work well for them, in terms of popularity and viewership.

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david dykes April 1, 2013 - 6:43 pm

There’s a famous phrase that’s been applied to many people that they are “a dumb person’s idea of what a smart person is.” Well TBBT is a dumb person’s idea of what intelligent humour is.

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Justin Embree April 1, 2013 - 10:51 am

You’re a moron. Clearly the rating of Big Bang Theory speak for themselves. Just because one or two fools like you dont like it, doesnt mean it isnt a good show. Because it certainly is.

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Jeremy Toeman April 1, 2013 - 11:01 am

no, it’s *popular*, not *good*. but so is Budweiser, and they don’t make *good* beer…

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Jared G April 1, 2013 - 12:06 pm

It’s okay that you don’t get the jokes.

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anon April 1, 2013 - 2:34 pm

there’s no “getting” the jokes in the big bang theory. they’re all made to appeal to the lowest common denominator, with a few science and/or geek buzzwords thrown in to up the “quirkiness” of the show. they literally rephrase the exact same jokes over, and over, and over. High ratings mean nothing about the quality of a show, I mean, just look at arrested development’s ratings versus “here comes honey Boo Boo”

Ranko April 1, 2013 - 3:02 pm

What are you talking about??? BBT’s general treatment of science, along with the well thought tidbits discussing the Large Hadron Collider, in no way appeals to the “lowest common denominator” you Troglodyte! The LHC, something you probably don’t even fashion to understand is most definitely appealing but only to those high erudites capable of understanding the potential for its future.

wegrow April 1, 2013 - 8:56 pm

you sound like you put a dictionary in a blender and squirted it up your ass with an enema.
p.s. big bang theory is garbage and you don’t have to be “smart” to get it.

Ranko April 1, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Judging by the lack of syntax, I wouldn’t assume you would know this but just for future reference, when using ” “, aka quotation marks, an actual reference has to be made on behalf of the person you are quoting. However, you do have to be “smart” to actually know that.

dtr April 2, 2013 - 4:47 am

You also might note that intelligent debate does not resort to ad hominem.

Kelsey Lynn April 1, 2013 - 11:01 pm

My fifteen year old niece understands and enjoys the LHC comedy, as well as much of the rest of the predictable comedy (mostly the scientific material and sci-fi/fantasy references, not so much the gaming or comic aspect as she’s not into those things) on the show.

Honestly, I don’t think that putting highly scientific and geeky references into the show in layman’s terms, and delivering them in the most obnoxious 90’s sitcom way, is funny, entertaining, or smart. But to each their own. I’m sure I like a few shows a lot of people don’t.

To people who argue ratings, look at American Idol, Jersey Shore, and Honey Boo Boo. Look at Justin Bieber and Nickelback. Ratings only mean crap to the people who are in the industry. Because no matter how low a show’s rating, if you genuinely like that show, you will watch it anyway. Ratings are not science. Good ratings do not equal good show.

But I digress. GOT is badass, and that is why I am here. I was fooled. I won’t lie. But at least they picked someone amazing as the “replacement”. I am excited to see more from Mr. Dinklage though :D

Bosses Boss April 1, 2013 - 12:35 pm

I know “intelligent” humor is hard for some to understand…so just stick to your slapstick humor with the rest of the morons that are too dumb to laugh at something funny AND smart!

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Villy April 1, 2013 - 12:58 pm

I’m always a bit confused at the assumption that people who like fluffy, silly, lighthearted humor that takes no thought, cannot also enjoy intelligent humor. Sometimes at the end of a hard day I like to zone out to things that don’t really engage my brain. It doesn’t mean I am incapable of enjoying more challenging things. It isn’t always one or the other, and the fact that people like you assume that speaks more about you than the people you are trying to put down.

leGamer April 2, 2013 - 7:51 am

And this is the most insightful comment on here. I can only assume most of the commenters on here just try hard to be/feel superior to other people, and/or are so lacking in emotional intelligence that they cannot see how other people perceive things? Wait… I AM DESCRIBING SHELDON.

Dontos Hollard April 1, 2013 - 2:06 pm

So you don’t like Big Bang Theory, either.

Dave April 1, 2013 - 3:56 pm

If you look at the beginning of all these US sitcoms, a good deal of them are done by Chuck Lorre (sorry if I messed up his name), with Two and a half men, TBBT, How I met your mother, the list goes on… and theyve all been successful so you cant complain about repetitive jokes because they all do them and it works for the audience it appeals to :)

david dykes April 1, 2013 - 6:36 pm

HIMYM isn’t done by Chuck Lorre, but two other showrunners. He also made Dharma & Greg and Mike & Molly, though.

bigradmachine April 1, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Hey, do you like the fat girl from Bridesmaids? How about the other fat guy from King of Queens? Can you picture them having sex and not vomit? Then watch “Mike and Molly” Thursdays on CBS!

Dave April 1, 2013 - 3:56 pm

sorry Dontos that wasnt meant to be a direct reply to you… I’m knew to these forum-style chats

dtr April 1, 2013 - 2:42 pm

I think it’s funny that people think TBBT is a smart show, and if you don’t like it, it’s because you aren’t smart enough to understand. Elitists… The show is about humor, not enlightenment. To me, the jokes are contrived as hell, and they’re predictable and not witty. It’s the same old sitcom we’ve seen over and over for decades, just with different characters. That’s my take, anyway. Everyone’s got a different sense of humor, and the show doesn’t apply to everyone’s, regardless of their intelligence. It’s not like they’re making obscure references to quantum physics, people.

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Dany April 1, 2013 - 6:55 pm

Great comment…that’s exactly how I feel about TBBT. People always say that it’s “intelligent humor” when in reality it is silly and unoriginal humor about smart topics. It takes absolutely no intelligence to understand these jokes, it just depends on your type of humor. I’ve watched the show a few times, and the jokes are all predictable and extremely unoriginal.

Shannon Potratz April 1, 2013 - 11:03 am

Yeah, and Two and a Half Men was the highest rated sitcom for several seasons too. Shows you how much ratings mean.

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Jenny Lu April 1, 2013 - 11:11 am

Ratings tell us what the majority of people like to watch. If you don’t like a certain show, it just means that you aren’t a part of that majority. Nothing wrong with that, but it does not give you the right to make sweeping comments on whether a show is good or not.

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ResonanceCascade April 1, 2013 - 11:19 am

There are these things called “opinions” that give us exactly that right. Conversely, you have every right to be butthurt about said opinions, as you have demonstrated.

Gerald Cartwright April 1, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Ok, really didn’t want to do this but its a pet peeve so sorry in advance. Opinions are things everyone has about everything (yes, even when they’re apathetic) but they can be wrong I.E. the tea party. Opinions don’t give us executive power over others unless you have honestly examined and/or expunged your opinion of personal bias, misinformation and personal taste (the latter element is beyond scrutiny due to its unquantifiable nature and is why people should be allowed to enjoy something in peace).

ResonanceCascade April 1, 2013 - 3:55 pm

If you really think that saying “The Big Bang theory sucks” is taking “executive power over others” then I guess we’re at an impasse. I have no argument against something so insane.

Al Dean April 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

Sure it does, it’s all a matter of opinion. BBT and Two and a Half Men are both atrocious sitcoms that should’ve been taken off the air years ago.

Shannon Potratz April 1, 2013 - 11:30 am

Actually, I do have the right to make whatever “sweeping comment” I might choose. You, on the other hand, don’t have the right to silence me even if you disagree.

That being said, I never made a sweeping comment. I’m simply stating that ratings don’t necessarily give merit to the quality of a series. I give you Firefly as a prime example.

Brad April 1, 2013 - 1:27 pm

I call your Firefly and raise you Deadwood!

Dan April 1, 2013 - 2:49 pm

And let’s not forget that the Wire was almost canceled after season 3 due to low ratings. That’s right, season 4 might never have happened because not enough people watched.

Josh April 1, 2013 - 11:05 am

Your right, it’s overall misogyny, ability to make jokes only out of the simplest parts of nerd culture, and only get people laughing who the jokes weren’t aimed at means it’s totally a good show. You caught us.

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Nick Turbo Benson April 1, 2013 - 11:13 am

The Kardashians get good ratings. Your argument is invalid.

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Gomzy Gamkak April 1, 2013 - 11:46 am

hahaha! exactly.

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Carrie Walters McCormack April 1, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Awesome! LOL!

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David Vincent April 2, 2013 - 1:21 am

and both of them make more money per episode then you’ll ever see in your entire life. so keep hating bro, its really workin out great for you

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Nick Turbo Benson April 2, 2013 - 9:30 am

Don’t you dare crush my dreams of being a Kardashian

Al Dean April 1, 2013 - 11:22 am

You have a terrible sense of humor. It’s one of the most hated shows on TV by numerous critics, it has high ratings because it caters to the lowest common denominator.

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HazaRDReborN April 1, 2013 - 12:07 pm

How can you judge someone’s sense of humour based on one of the things they might like? Second, how can you even begin a serious conversation when you bring critics into the equation? Critics are the sorest bums that never made it and I have seen hundreds of critic reviews that no-one agreed to and have argued with many a critic myself (as have others). That is a low example to set.
As for BBT, I like it. Is it astonishingly clever and humorous? No, on the contrary it kinda annoys me from time to time, on the other hand, when I am in a mood to kill brain-cells and laugh with some humour aimed at a very simple level (that also appeals to the geek community) I find it a great time and enjoy those boredom hours spent into it.
So in the end like I said you can’t judge anyone from this. I myself am aware that the show is lame in many ways (whilst completely hate the main character) on the other hand there are aspects to other characters and things like comic and gaming culture and things of the sort that actually do bring a laugh and liking to the show.
Someone who enjoys better quality shows and humour that is clever, witty and so on, can also occasionally enjoy a stupid laugh here and there as well. All depends on the mood. Doesn’t make that person have any less of a sense of humour than someone that doesn’t watch those shows.
I am sorry but your comment sounded so pretentious.
p.s. the lowest common denominator could be a geniuses “slow” hour as well, hence it is something in the end that everyone can relate to no matter their understanding and sense of humour.

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Al Dean April 9, 2013 - 7:09 pm

I’m not reading all that because it sounds angry and irrational. Humor can be judged on what people find funny; there is a difference between high and low-brow comedy. If you enjoy BBT you probably don’t have many brain cells left to kill.

Alex O'Leary April 1, 2013 - 12:22 pm

And Candle in the Wind by Elton John is the best selling song of all time. Being popular sure doesn’t mean right :P

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jonriley April 1, 2013 - 3:06 pm

try watching it without that laugh track you sheep…

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syed April 1, 2013 - 12:51 pm

big bang theory WAS a good show.

season 6 is lame cus there are very few scientific jokes. its been made too much like friends.

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Pan Yair April 1, 2013 - 3:25 pm

You seriously think TBBT is a bad show? Sarcasm?

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Guest April 1, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Big Bang Theory is not a goot show it is Great…Not Great and epic as Game of Thrones but it is a great show

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Vladimir Jeger April 1, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Big Bang Theory is not a good show, it is a Great show…Not Great and epic as Game of Thrones but it is a great show

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Laura April 1, 2013 - 5:51 pm

The joke is there is no one named Kelly.

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fuck you mad April 1, 2013 - 6:27 pm

THATS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IT MUST BE APRIL FOOL LMFAOOOOOOOO

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Ill Get You Back April 1, 2013 - 8:11 pm

The Big Bang Theory is awesome. Dont understand what the hell they are talking about, but its the only comedy show that makes me laugh so damn hard!

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Maria Wang April 1, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Fight fight fight fight….okay I really shouldn’t be encouraging them I know.

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Akul April 1, 2013 - 9:59 pm

@facebook-18900045:disqus my man, you are fricken hilarious

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Joe Connors April 1, 2013 - 10:32 pm

I could say the same thing about 30 Rock. I’d rather get 4 abscesses removed without painkillers than watch that horrid, boring show.

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Paula Taylor April 2, 2013 - 12:00 am

You obviously have NO sense of humor if Big Bang Theory doesn’t make you laugh…I don’t make judgements about good or bad, since I like a lot of stuff that I know most people think is bad. Just saying.

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Miguel April 2, 2013 - 1:26 am

It is a good show, fact.

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Maxien Fisher April 2, 2013 - 1:58 am

It is a good show! Gotta love Dr Sheldon Cooper :o)

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Chloe Gross April 2, 2013 - 2:37 am

lol, true

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Smo April 2, 2013 - 2:50 am

just because your not smart enough to get it , doesn’t mean it’s crap :)

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David Hugh Miller April 2, 2013 - 4:21 am

“I recently had to turn down a part playing Kelly’s newest love interest
on The Big Bang Theory. I love that show! It killed me to have to turn
it down.”

1, I’ve seen every episode so who the fuck is Kelly? Don’t you mean Kaley?

2. The Big Bang Theory is fucking awesome…….. FACT!!!

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Guest April 2, 2013 - 4:51 am

“Penny, you don’t know science. Bazinga.” Yup, really funny.

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Ricardo Rodriguez April 2, 2013 - 7:21 am

Epic comment! Love how everybody is getting all butt hurt over it.

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Nic Ranson April 2, 2013 - 7:32 am

Arguing over the internet about a television show, I think you can all take yourselves off the “smart” list.

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Angel Winter April 4, 2013 - 9:15 am

Go. Go fast and go straight to the Wall and take the black before I reach you, and you must pay for your last sentence.

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Hal_Jordan77 April 6, 2013 - 5:41 am

They also said(in Peter’s fake quote) that Peter would be playing Kelly’s new love interest. Big Bang Theory doesn’t have any character or actress named Kelly. If this was real, Peter could have just gotten the name wrong but since the whole thing is a joke I think that ‘mistake’ was intentional as another hint.

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Asashii June 4, 2013 - 7:07 am

you must watch people bidding on storage and idiots who hunt reptiles, redneck idiot!!!

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UUMEGS April 1, 2013 - 7:48 am

I agree – Totally April Fools joke! Peter is Tyrion and the show will NOT be the same without him!!!

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Lisa April 1, 2013 - 7:38 am

Very funny HBO.

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sheila April 1, 2013 - 7:30 am

That’s not even funny!!!!

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Cindy Vazquez April 1, 2013 - 7:30 am

I really hope this is an April Fool’s joke. He is one of the best characters on GOT and it’s because Peter has done that for the character. Not only does he bring wit, the ability to have a believable sexual relationship, but he also brings humor without it being silly. It’s an intellectual style of humor that doesn’t dumb down the character. Say what you will but I can’t see Warwick Davis pulling this off, it would just ruin the character. And they should know by now that replacing beloved characters is not something fans will tolerate. It may ruin the show because Peter and Peter as Tyrion are one of the reasons this show is so great.

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Simon Clavery April 1, 2013 - 9:07 am

calm yo’ tits

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Jennifer Schmied-Zyontz April 1, 2013 - 9:42 am

I can’t slap my own face any harder.

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DJ DroBro420 April 1, 2013 - 10:05 am

No offense Cindy but you, and anyone else who believed this, are dumb as hell.

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Daniel Ireland April 1, 2013 - 10:14 am

lol

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Cheryl Binstock April 1, 2013 - 10:17 am

I completely agree! If they really do make the Tyrion Lannister character into a “more comedic role”, I will really be disappointed. I really hope this is April Fools!

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Ser Fool April 1, 2013 - 10:19 am

Cindy…what day is it today?

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MQ April 1, 2013 - 3:58 pm

It’s the 2nd April here and even I got that it was a joke… But you do have to remember that this goes out world wide, others have already done there April fools jokes.

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Alisha Joy Miller April 1, 2013 - 11:00 am

“The ability to have a believable sexual relationship,” uh…what?

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Kasey Crowell Perron April 1, 2013 - 11:34 am

Apparently being a (midget? dwarf? Little person? idk the correct term) means no one would want to have sex with you.

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Pickedbrok April 1, 2013 - 11:44 am

Yes. That is correct. No one would want to.

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