If 'The Big Bang Theory' had won an Emmy ...
September 27th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

If 'The Big Bang Theory' had won an Emmy ...

Never say Chuck Lorre doesn't come prepared.

The co-creator of "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and CBS' new comedy "Mom" arrived at the Emmy awards on Sunday knowing exactly what he would do if best comedy nominee "Big Bang Theory" grabbed the win.

First, he would remind himself to breathe.

On Thursday night, Lorre shared his latest "vanity card" - a photo of the Emmys speech that never left his pocket. (At Sunday's ceremony, it was "Modern Family" that won the outstanding comedy award.)

But had voters gone with "The Big Bang Theory," which bowed with its seventh season on Thursday, Lorre might've been moved to tears.

"Breath! Don't Cry!" his speech card begins. The notes also include the general groups of people he'd better not forget to thank, including the fans.

Had such a win been pulled off, Lorre would have acknowledged in his speech that it had happened because "BBT" has "the greatest cast, crew (and) writing staff EVER!" Plus, they had Bob Newhart, who won his first Emmy with a guest appearance on the CBS comedy in May.

What do you think - was Lorre sharing the speech he never got to say endearing and honest, or sour grapes?

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. jj

    BBT has brilliant writing and a brilliant ensemble cast.

    October 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Moved

    I enjoy this show...it is very amusing

    October 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. That Third Guy Mike

    I always laugh when I see people whining about how much the characters have changed. LIFE IS CHANGE. Can you honestly tell me that the show would remain successful if Leonard and the gang were STILL single and desperate? If the formula had NOT changed at all, and it was the same thing for seven seasons (i.e. Howard being a womanizer, Raj unable to talk to women, Leonard still chasing Penny)? No, it wouldn't be. It would be tale and boring. Just as people do in life, the characters have grown, developed and evolved. It remains one of the most popular sitcoms on television. Deal with it or quit watching it.

    September 30, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. TheBack50

    Got the show...thanks

    September 30, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. The EP In Group Is Atttached..


    September 30, 2013 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bdog


    September 30, 2013 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. rconatser1

    As far as pure comedy goes, "The Big Bang Theory" is far and away the best. Nothing even comes close. I love "Modern Family," but it's almost a dramedy, and at times almost preachy. It's hard to compare the two.

    September 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bill

    I was disappointed with the season premiere. The show is running out of steam...and fast. Even the actors seem bored with their roles.I think this may well be the final season as more and more viewers migrate to other shows.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • dzerres

      Really? They had their biggest season opener EVER and, I believe, the biggest audience of any comedy season opener this year. "The Big Bang Theory easily won its time slot and the night as a whole to finish as the night's most-watched and highest-rated program. Throughout the hour, The Big Bang Theory had more viewers and a higher rating in the 18-49 demo than the other four networks combined. The Big Bang Theory is also the top performing show in the adults 18-49 demographic of the entire week." The problem with the internet is that every moron can get on here to spout unsupported nonsense.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • twons

      I very much disagree. Sometimes you're not in the mood to laugh, and other times you just don't understand that gag. If your sense of humor moves beyond the show, just move on, but don't blame the rare collection of immense talent gathered on the cast and crew of BBT because the majority of 20+ million viewers from this past week will likely disagree with you.

      September 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric B

      I agree i only laughed once during the entire show and that was at the very beginning

      September 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GRS62

    Lorre's extreme talent is only dwarfed by his extreme ego. Ever take the time to read one of his long-winded rants at the end of the credits? I rest my case.

    September 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The director takes it...

    not our problem--she is still under and impression we do not read cnn from the "outside"

    September 29, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. The show is poor quality

    gmail hack tracked......peace 50

    September 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Byron

      I liked the show for the first three seasons. Then they decided that the geeks needed to be "fixed" and made normal. I find it almost unwatchable at this point. Between the dumbing-down of the characters and the predictable rhythm of set-up > punch-line > overboard audience laughter... I just can't stand it.

      September 29, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
    • oragel and resume

      Did he masterbsite again

      September 29, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • oragel and resume

      Well written. Same sh.t

      September 29, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dizzydoughboy

    The Big Bang hits hard but it is not the best comedy on TV. It is good stuff because the landscape is easy to conquer! Give it props for being good but dont over approve it. Enjoy it for what it is. Funny stuff sometimes!mI like to watch it sometimes as a lot of folks do.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Well its better than Modern Family. Modern Family isn't that funny of a comedy show in my opinion. I don't get why it keeps winning Emmys every year.

      September 29, 2013 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • oragel and resume

      Was Debbie does dallas on again

      September 29, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. poc.

    there you go hon....daz all i gotz too do .....write like sh-t . don't bother erasing–somebody prints every 2 seconds

    September 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dina HP

    She is a compulsive liar and everyone knows how i feel about liars even if it requires me too "DIG"....
    you have no legal contract.. ..the kardashians are actually higher level then she is.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hacking Updates as follows

    1. 53 monitored by 3 people and tracking
    2. she is not what we call star quality because she's a felon
    3. we see rigs and fake sh-t you produce--the greatness of technology
    get the lie in 5 minutes...

    September 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Yes or No or Rigged...simple

    Rochelle on 53rd annual Grammy awards: The winners list

    September 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Louie Hewlett

    the gay guy makes the whole show....the women are of no challenge.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean MacNair

      Modern Family has two gay guys, which is why it wins every year.

      September 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rochelle53

    Off you go boys.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. North Carolina 53

    dud in bed...

    September 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dan Toshiba

    The show was never an actual thrill too me especially with poor influence.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Louie and Dan

    I agree....the show lost momentum.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. How can i put this...

    there is only so much of the boring actresses in the big bang theory we find a ray of excitment.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sue

    The 2 actresses are not what we call quality tv anymore and they are too old for the parts.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. The show has run its course.

    It was cute for awhile now its the same boring format.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Worst show on TV

    I have seen people sit on the couch watching reruns of this show all day....and why?

    September 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. The big bang theory...

    lousy scripts....ny scripts are much better.

    September 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. CA Mouth Tracked.


    September 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. EnablerCA

    We have nothing against trolls...we have issues with bimbo hackers so that is why we babysit her...
    because she is not what we want women too be ....we do not want women following her bully path
    so we need too watch the lies........we will not put up with it so that is why we have a babysitter

    September 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |

    You realized your in a hacked machine right?

    September 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. He has too be back up the bimbo...what can he do...

    the poor thing-

    September 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  31. He is cover for his Kartrashian wife

    what can he do

    September 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Cathy

    Love all Lorre's work. Helps to overcome the "Kartrashion" crap.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • We know you too..

      You realize your speaking on a hacked machine correct....her enabler is CA

      September 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  33. She is a coward also

    she talks big through a machine–and of no example too women and we do no want young women too feel this is the way and feel they need too follow in her poor path of basically addicted too a machine. she is of no example we want
    women with spark, young or old...we do not want too follow this and we will never follow her rants of trash and bologna.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

    what a bimbo

    September 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Guys taking notes?

    told you she was a bimbo....pictures retrieved...all done-–

    gmail, yahoo, kik, hotmail.......she is basically a no challenge hack like other areas

    September 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. She cannot see

    3 phones
    she is only in the hacked stuff.

    she never made it too the new technology–

    September 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  37. I have another gamail account over a year now...

    this is the dummie account....try try pertains too the fact she erased the email stating i could log into
    experience project.....bloo–she's a bimbo...i hear you laughing from here.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. These are examples of what she does...


    September 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. These are examples of what she resorts too


    September 28, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  40. gmail completed

    She erased the email stating i could log in--printed and faxed.

    September 28, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  41. Here.

    same strategic route as the apples and galaxy 4 number 2...

    September 28, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  42. myuntidydesk

    I think it is sweet that he posted his speech. He is proud of his show and wants to thank all of the people involved, and this way he got to do it. Most people don't have that opportunity.

    September 28, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  43. Friend Test

    the scripting went well

    September 28, 2013 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  44. Good

    cannot see–we just ran a check

    September 28, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  45. BubblesB

    We love The Big Bang Theory, but don't understand why only Jim Parsons get nominated every year as best actor. There are 4 very talented actors on that show and the other 3 are easily as talented as Parsons. What gives?

    September 28, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  46. Blair

    I must be a Lorre fan, as BBT and the original 2 1/2 men are the only sitcoms I've enjoyed since Seinfeld, and I thought Mom, with Anna Faris, was hilarious in it's series premiere thursday evening. There was a cdn sitcom called, Corner Gas, that was also very funny.

    September 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  47. we need this sh-t assigned

    vncvnrtuhj679 on If 'The Big Bang Theory' had won an Emmy ...
    GHJKGHGHJFGJHGJHGGH on What are you watching on TV Sunday?

    September 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Eric

    I love this show as much as Two Half Men (with Scheen) but for completly different reasons. Didn't realize the same guy had his hands in both shows. To me these are the best shows since Seinfeld.

    September 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Scott

    I cut off the Emmy's after the first award. When Mayim Bialik did not win best supporting actress, I figured the rest of the awards would be pretty much BS too.

    September 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BubblesB

      With few exceptions, the same people and shows get nominated every year and the same ones win. It's really boring.

      September 28, 2013 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • twons

      Don't sweat it. The Emmys are little more than a popularity contest and an excuse for a party. Look at Bob Newhart for example: he's been a regular in several of the best shows produced in the last 50 years, yet he just received his first award for a small guest role.

      September 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  50. jes

    I've tried watching modern family many times but can't take it. Big Bang Theory a MUCH better show than modern family by a LONGSHOT!!

    September 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • adibese

      I know. I'm bored to tears with Modern Family... I just don't get its popularity.

      September 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • yan

      My feelings exacly ,I do not understand what people see so much in that show,it is not a bd show,but nothing to compare with BBT,I think that it ius the last year that they will win though.

      September 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Eric

    2 and a Half Men is the worst US sitcom of recent history. BBT started of well, but is getting really tired, and newer characters and storylines are far from memorable (Raj's girlfriend is tedious at best). Modern Family is in a different league. He shouldn't have even bothered turning up for the ceremony – it would have been an almighty travesty if he had trumped Modern Family, the best comedy since 30 Rock's golden years.

    September 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. John

    I would have put my foot through the TV if it had one. The show is nothing but recycled storylines and plays on embarrassingly overblown stereotypes and trivializes a very serious mental disorder. It is typical CBS garbage that just plays down to the lowest common denominator. I can't believe someone just compared this to Seinfeld.

    September 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • vdanker

      BBT, as all such network shows, should have ended after 5 years, no later, possibly sooner. Seinfeld never was funny.

      September 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Clearly you are in the minority or just not intelligent enough to get the jokes. Don't worry, there are plenty of reality shows available for you to watch.

      September 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      It is won, not one!

      September 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  53. mike

    Lorre's vanity cards at the ends of the shows are freaking hilarious. Strongly recommend pausing the DVR and reading them. The man is a genius.

    September 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Flibble

      I always wait until the next day when the episode is On Demand, just so I can pause the vanity card

      September 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dud City

      I sad it was a dud 12 years ago and it still is...

      September 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sue

    I like my big bang theory show.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sue

    From our standpoint it does not offer very much other then delaying people from moving on...

    September 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Kat

    I say "endearing", I know I would have cried if they had won. Nothing taken away from Modern Family, but BBT ranks right up there with Seinfeld and Friends as all time best comedy show.

    September 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |

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