Submit your question to Rob Owen This week's TV Q&A responds to questions about Stephen Colbert, "The Big Bang Theory" and Sonni Abatta.
It really doesn't seem like that's the case when watching it.-- Amy, 37, Beechview Rob: Comedy Central representatives said of the segment, in which Colbert debates himself: "I think they just shoot him from two different angles wearing a "green screen" tie that can be color-changed depending on which Stephen is talking." Q: A while back, in your press tour blog, you mentioned interviewing Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory." I love the show and actually look forward to Monday nights because of it.(Well, when it's not repeat season, that is.) My question is this: Do you plan do write anything about Parsons?Of course, I don't want you to give away any secrets of future stories, but I'd like to know if it's on the horizon so I can look for it.I love his character and am constantly impressed with his acting abilities.
I went to college with many, many Sheldons, and Parsons has repeatedly nails his character's nerdy idiosyncrasies without ever cracking a smile.And he does it all without making us hate him, even though he's arrogant, has no social skills, and says whatever he's thinking without contemplating the consequences.I love this guy and I'd love to know more about what Parsons does to prep for and "become" Sheldon.-- Susie, 30, Forest Hills Rob: I did have a nice chat with Parsons and I do hope to find time to blog that interview in Tuned In Journal closer to when "Big Bang Theory" has its second season premiere on Sept. And I'm with you on the show: It's one of my favorites and I'm shocked how nasty they've made Sheldon and yet you still like the character.As for real-life Sheldons, I happened to be standing in line at the Squirrel Hill Giant Eagle one evening last week and there were some college kids from Carnegie Mellon in front of me.Overhearing their conversation, all I could think was if anyone doubts the realism in "Big Bang Theory" (as sitcoms go), they need only hang out near local college campuses to see just how true-to-life the brainiac nerds on that show are.