I’m converting my office. From now on it’s the Vote Jim Parsons campaign headquarters to get the Big Bang Theory star an Emmy nomination. After watching last night’s paintball-ignited war between Sheldon (Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco), how can anyone doubt his worthiness?
Parsons’ Sheldon is the geek to shame all geeks, socially inept on levels most humans don’t realize exists — and undoubtedly the writing helps shape that. But Parsons has skills most don’t. He can turn Sheldon from insufferable to pitiable in a nanosecond, has a rapid-fire delivery that would have most of us tripping over our tongues, and even possesses a touch of the genius Bill Irwin’s gift for physical comedy. And if you were a Judging Amy fan and remember him as her Spanish-speaking, anal retentive, post-Donna clerk, Rob Holbrook, then you know his chops on Big Bang aren’t a fluke. The guy’s always been funny.
Plus, there’s Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, which I know your friends have forwarded to you a million times, and I’ll totally make you sit through again because it is YouTube awesomeness.
I could use some volunteers at campaign HQ, so if anybody else wants to support Jim Parsons for an Emmy nod, holla! (Or maybe you have someone you’d like to nominate? Get the campaign rolling and tell us about, it PopWatchers.)