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The Big Bang Theory Season 3 Episode 5: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary

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Kevin Sussman has only appeared as Stuart on a few episodes of TBBT, but from his first scene I knew the comic book store proprietor was the perfect foil to Jim Parsons’s Sheldon. Stuart’s oh-so-gentle mocking of and ambivalence toward Sheldon are exactly what’s needed to drop him down a peg or two. I thought it wasn’t possible to create a better nemesis for Sheldon.

I was wrong.

Tonight, a “delightfully evil” Wil Wheaton appeared in a classic episode that I hope will lead to more Wheaton guest spots in the future. It’s definitely the hardest I’ve ever laughed at someone killing a bunny.

If you’re not familiar with it, Wheaton has a great blog where he shares his perspective as an actor turned writer/actor. He already shared a brief post about creating the episode, and he’ll have a more in-depth report on the shoot during the next week. It’s a great look from the perspective of a fan of the show, an affection that I think was the key to Wheaton’s great performance tonight.

October 19, 2009 - Posted by | Comedy, Television | , , , , , ,

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