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    Episode called The Allowance Evaporation. Two major storylines. Shamy on date night. They see Bert, he gets stood up so Sheldon in invites him to join them. Bert let's slip that everyone at the University knows Sheldon and Amy only have sex once a year. Amy's mad and embarrassed. They have a quick fight, but work it out by the end. Other story is Raj and being spoiled because his Dad pays for everything. Penny, Leonard, Howard, Bernie, and Raj sit around Leonard & Penny's place talking about how spoiled Raj is. Pretty funny lines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Thanks everyone for the best wishes on the taping, I had a great time! Ok here is my TR, the usual disclaimers apply--the quotes are close to what was said as I did take some notes, hopefully it rings true for those that read it when this episode airs. And if not, my apologies! The main thing I took from this episode was Beverly's take on the intro of Raj into Lenny's lives. As a lightweight Lenny shipper I didn't care for how this was framed, and I heard gasps from some in the audience too, because it just sounded too logical and all too real. I think that couple is still in for a haul this season despite how this episode ends. I could be wrong. As for Shamy's own drama, I think the "escape hatch" theory was somewhat logical too but Sheldon's reaction to it was more of a panic that Amys response was able to squash. Anyway, here ya go and I'm happy to answer any questions you have if I can.... "The Escape Hatch Identification" The opening scene was pre-taped and starts with Leonard on the couch in 4A. He looks upset and tells Penny Raj's latest post (unknown what he posted on) was sad. Raj is looking for a cheap place to live. Lenny feel sorry for Raj because of his money situation. They discuss offering Sheldon's old room to Raj. The scene switches to Howard and Bernie in bed, and an amused Howard is reading Raj's post too and he thinks the post is pathetic. Bernie gives Howard a "give him a break" look. Howard says he told Raj to try "India" in response to where he could live cheaply. They discuss setting Raj up in there garage. The scene switches to Shamy in bed with Sheldon looking at his laptop. Amy is annoyed and tells Sheldon no matter what he says they are not giving him a place to stay. Sheldon has the perfect spot for a life size Spider-Man statue. When Amy shoots him down he pleads for a life size Hulk or Batman statue, and Amy shoots them all down. Sheldon mumbles that he's beginning to think Amys offer of redecorating the apartment wasn't genuine...End of opening scene. The next scene begins with Howard phoning Raj and proposing he moves into their garage. Howard explains that it will fit all his furniture and also has a cool button that moves an entire wall up and down when pushed. Raj puts Howard on hold to take another call and its Leonard calling to offer Sheldon's old room. Raj puts Leonard on hold and goes back and forth between the two asking what the perks are ( how's the WiFi in the garage, can he use the downstairs bathroom, how is sharing a bathroom with Penny and does she own a loufer?) The last time he switches back to Leonard and tells him he's close to a decision Penny is on the line instead. She's annoyed and demands to know if he's moving in or not. Raj answers "Yes ma'am" in a meek tone. Footnote: Kaley looked really cute in a navy pullover sweater over a collared shirt and jeans, hair on her shoulders. I only mention it because to me she has been generally in the sweatpants hair in a messy bun mode lately (no offense intended so please don't flame me lol). In the next scene Shamy are following Lenny up the stairs from the mailbox lobby. Sheldon is holding a letter and tells Leonard he's confused by it since it is addressed to Occupant and he no longer occupies 4A and isn't sure if it belongs to him or Leonard. Leonard asks who the letter is from and Sheldon replies "A roofer" . Leonard said "It's yours", and Sheldon turns to Amy and smack her arm with the letter in a derisive manner while stating "Just throw it out" in a way that suggests Amy had told him to just toss it as junk mail when he first got it. The four of them continue walking upstairs with Sheldon expressing sympathy for Raj's predicament. Leonard tells Amy he's glad she has him on medication and that she "nailed the dosage" in reference to Sheldon's empathy. Sheldon gets annoyed at the comment and complains that people always get upset at his behavior. Penny chimes in and says "That's because for every ACTION you have a gigantic annoying REACTION". Leonard is pleased and tells Penny "just when I thought you couldn't get any sexier!". Amy drops her shoulders and is annoyed at Penny for her comment as they split up to go in their respective apartments. As they enter 4B Sheldon tells Amy that Leonard is only annoyed because he thinks he will be upset at his old room being taken by Raj. Amy asks "and aren't you?" and Sheldon replies "I'm outraged!"...Amy expresses bewilderment that Penny almost got a scientific theory right... Sheldon has a seat on 4B's couch and Amy asks him to talk about what's bothering him. Sheldon explains he feels like he's being replaced by Raj in 4A and that his old room holds a lot of memories for him. Amy sympathizes and says that room has memories for her too, and that it was where Sheldon first told her he loved her. Sheldon corrects Amy and says it didn't happen in the room but instead in the hall outside his room. Amy replies sarcastically "And THAT'S the love I'm talking about". She then continues and says that Raj is broke and is "probably" humiliated- Sheldon responds with "Until we know for sure how will I feel better?". The next scene is a group meal in 4A with everyone but Shamy, who are in 4B preparing to come over. Raj has just finished moving in and Raj asks Everyone if he can get them anything else after setting up the food containers. They decline and say he's done enough for them already and Raj says it's the least he could do since they helped carry all of his stuff up. Howard chuckles and tells Leonard "Look, you got a Raj and I got a Stuart-we should take them to a park where they can run around together!" Bernie shoots Howard a dry look and said "yeah, Mister paper towels" indicating Howard took the light stuff up the stairs. Shamy are in 4A preparing to go to 4B and Amy asks Sheldon what the gift bag is that he's carrying. he explains that he feels bad for Raj and is bringing a house warming gift to him. Amy looks suspicious and asks him if it's a bag full of "springy snakes". Sheldon said no--Amy responds "That was the lousiest anniversary present ever". Sheldon shoots back "Well you said surprise you, and it sure was a surprise when they sprung out" (or something to that effect). Shamy enter 4A and Sheldon welcomes Raj to the building with his gift. Penny begins to ask if the bag has those--Amy cuts her off and tells her she already asked Sheldon that...Raj is pleasantly surprised and removes a blank journal from the gift bag. Sheldon explains that some of his most brilliant ideas came to him in that room and he's sure that Raj will get some too. Raj is pretty pleased with it. Sheldon then tells Raj that Raj is poor and feeling humiliated and he hopes the book helps. Amy tries to cut Sheldon off with a "Sheldon..." and Sheldon chuckles and looks to Amy while saying "She's such a stickler for citing sources", and explains to Raj that what he said was actually Amy's words. Amy stands up to cut Sheldon off again and Sheldon responds with something to do with the cartoon Charlie Brown (can't remember the line). Raj is visibly upset and calls Sheldon a jerk, at which time Sheldon turns to the group and asks them "Can you believe this guy??"...they respond in unison "yes" and a bewildered Sheldon turns to Amy and says "I thought that would go differently" ( something like that). Amy suggests that she and Sheldon should eat in 4B. Sheldon is upset and tells the group and Raj "Can you believe him?? You take my apartment AND you turn my friends against me and YOURE the one that's angry?!" Raj responds with something like "you're the angry one and I'm the humiliated one", and Sheldon asks Amy why it's okay for Raj to say it and not him. Amy pushes Sheldon out and the scene ends. In the next scene Shamy are back in 4B and Sheldon is initiating a Skype call on his laptop to Leonard's mom Beverly. Amy asks why he is Skyping her and a flustered Sheldon says that this bedroom issue with Raj has all of these anger emotions surfacing, and he tells Amy that she (Amy) knows how he hates subconscious thoughts and emotions. Beverly answers and Sheldon explains the situation. There is a brief pause and Sheldon asks Beverly to skip the dramatic pause portion of her thoughts and to just get to the part where she tells him what's wrong. Beverly is amused and said she's still going to give him a pause, and then goes into her explanation as she sees it. Beverly tells Sheldon that he sees his old room in 4A as an "escape hatch" for his relationship after having moved in with "Doctor Amy Fowler", and with Raj taking the room Sheldon is now "trapped in the relationship" without it. A shocked Amy hears this and yells to Sheldon "Don't listen to her!" Beverly also says its a defense mechanism for Amy as well, and a flustered Amy comes from the kitchen to Sheldon's laptop and tells Beverly "No it's not" and Beverly responds "as she says defensively" with a snarky smirk on her face. Beverly is clearly enjoying what's going on. The scene ends with Beverly remarking how interesting it is that Leonard and Penny got another roommate to replace Sheldon. The next scene has Raj sitting on the couch in 4A with Cinnamon in his lap. Leonard is in the kitchen and Penny in her chair. Raj apologizes to Penny for the drama he created and Penny shakes him off, stating this is all Sheldon's fault. Leonard chuckles and says what Penny said would make a good throw pillow. Sheldon walks in unannounced and is immediately taken aback by Cinnamon's presence and shrinks from her. He excitedly tells Raj to put her on a leash and he tells him she's fine, at which time Sheldon tells Raj to at least hold her still so he can pretend she's a stuffed animal. Sheldon apologizes to Raj for his behavior yesterday and Raj accepts it. Sheldon confesses he can't take all the credit for his apology because Beverly's advice was responsible for it. Leonard chimes in sarcastically and wanted confirmation that HIS mother was actually helpful. The same mom who made HIS life miserable. Sheldon tells Leonard that Beverly also said Leonard and Penny had marital problems too and Penny denies this, saying "We're fine" in an annoyed tone towards Sheldon. Sheldon responds with "You're okay only when you have a buffer between you and Leonard". Lenny are taken aback by this. As Sheldon turns to leave he tells Raj that if he cries when Lenny are fighting they will take him to McDonalds for ice cream. The scene immediately switches to Leonard Skyping Beverly demanding to know what her problem was. Beverly explains that Sheldon was used as a buffer and when he left they are trying to replace him with Raj. Lenny both deny this at which time Beverly points out to Leonard that didn't he say Penny wanted her brother to be a roommate not long ago? Leonard appears to ponder that while Penny said that didn't count because it was family. Leonard appears to be shaken a little by this point that Beverly is making. Penny takes notice of this. The scene ends when Beverly tells Leonard "I would never get between you and Penny, I'll leave that to the parade of roommates you have".... It's evening now and the next scene shows Howard and Bernie sleeping in bed. Raj is standing next to the bed whispering to them which awakens Howard who shrieks at seeing Raj, which causes Raj to scream. Raj explains that Lenny are fighting and he wants to stay at their place instead. Stuart bursts in in his underwear holding a "Walking Dead" barbed wire baseball bat. Bernie tells Stuart it's just Raj but it it's still okay if he hits him. A panting Stuart tells them "If my heart stops just let me go"... Raj tells Howard that because of the drama he wants to stay somewhere else. Howard replies "I said it once and I'll say it again, try India". Raj asks if he can stay in the garage and Bernie suggests the couch for the night until they sort it all out. The scene switches to 4B with Shamy in bed. Amy is trying to sleep while a restless Sheldon tosses and moans. Amy asks what's the problem and Sheldon explains he can't sleep because of what Beverly told him. Amy wants to know if it bothered him and Sheldon tells her it did and he asks her "what if I'm feeling insecure about our relationship?". Sheldon appears truly disturbed and scared. Amy sits up and doesn't appear concerned. She tells Sheldon that he probably just sees the "escape hatch" as more of a contingency plan and nothing more. Sheldon ponders this and seems relieved. He smiles and says "well you do know how I like those" and then tells her "you know I even have one in the event of an apocalypse, I have a list of who I would eat first starting with my least liked friend". He ends the list with "and because I love you, you're the dessert". Amy, who appears a little annoyed at the turn the conversation took, says she wants to smile but thinks she's actually disgusted by the thought. Next scene has Raj and Stuart in the living room at Howard/Bernie's house. Both are in their pajamas with Stuart and Raj making the bedding on the couch for Raj. Stuart warns Raj that if he's looking for spare change in the couch that he already cleaned it out. Raj asks Stuart if they should both get a place to be roommates since they are both down on their luck. Stuart sits Raj down and explains that he has a good thing going on and if everything works out right this house will be his retirement home. Stuart then grabs a sandwich and is devouring it when Raj asks hi if he ever feels bad for sponging off his friends. Stuart tells him there's $6 worth of meat on his sandwich. He then explains that he went to Art Academy to be a graphic artist then a comic book artist, and all he has to show for it is a visible rib cage. He tells Raj that you can actually see his heart beating inside his chest. Raj said he didn't go to Art school and that instead he has a degree in Astrophysics. Stuart looks at Raj and says "It'll be easier to see the stars above without a roof over your head" and continues to eat his sandwich as the scene ends. The next day has Lenny in the pajamas waking up in the kitchen at 4A. As Penny walks in Leonard is looking at a note and tells her Raj moved out. He reads the note out loud and it ends with "Cinnamon is with me, but if you want to screw with Sheldon just tell him she's loose in the building". Leonard asks Penny if they should ask Raj to come back. Penny replies "You're the one who is worried a roommate is a sign of marital troubles" and Leonard responds with "That's only because my mother possessed my head like Satan, I mean really she IS Satan". Penny tells Leonard to go ahead and ask Raj back and Leonard begins to leave 4A in his robe. Penny asks him if he's going to change first and Leonard says "yeah hold on" and exits. He walks to the door at 4B and yells " Cinnamons loose in the building!"...Sheldon is then heard inside of 4B screaming "Amy lock the front door!"...with a smirk on her face Penny raises her coffee cup in a toasting gesture while seated at the kitchen counter. The next scene is at Howard/Bernie's house again. Everyone but Shamy are seated in the living room. Penny apologizes to Raj and tells him they were not fighting because of him. Raj feels terrible about the drama involving him and the bedroom. Raj said that not only did he cause the drama between Lenny but that he even made Sheldon mad and that Sheldon wouldn't want to return to 4A if he was there. Penny responds with "even more reason for you to stay with us". Howard offers the garage to Raj but Raj declines and says it's probably best to stay with Lenny. Raj assures everyone though that the living arrangement is only temporary and Bernie replies as she glances at Stuart "that's good, because you don't want a moocher living in your house permanently". Stuart tells Bernie " is that any way to talk about your baby??" The tag has Shamy sitting on the couch of 4B with Amy on an iPad and Sheldon on his laptop. Sheldon proudly boasts about the strength of their relationship and how glad he is that unlike the others THEY don't need to have a third person be a buffer. Amy dryly says "Yeah that's it". The camera pans out to reveal a full size Dark Knight Batman statue standing proudly behind them near the refrigerator. End of the episode! BTS: Not much really, the cast looked pretty busy in between takes. Johnny flirted a few times with the guy who does the marker and gave him a hug. Jim and Penny both were eating the fries in their containers before the group meal scene was shot in 4A. Penny blew a line on the stairs and laughed when she faced Jim. Mayim, Johnny, and Kunar all blew lines and so did Kevin Sussman. Kevin appeared to play with the baseball bat in between takes of the bedroom scene. During the usual crowd chat, Kaley claimed that we were getting two more seasons and that they were all excited and hoped everyone was ready to watch more of them
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    The Allowance Evaporation We open on the guys sitting around the Lenny’s apt. Raj is holding his breath and they’re spinning an Euler’s disk and seeing if he can hold his breath until it stops spinning. Penny comes in and she wants in on this action, she’ll bet $10 they can’t make her care about this. Amy comes in and tells Sheldon she’s found a new place for date night. She also knows exactly what the spinning disk is. She thinks it’s fun, but after Sheldon tells her they’re seeing if Raj can hold his breath the whole time, she also thinks it’s immature. Raj manages to hold his breath until the disk stops. He also lets Howard know that his favorite movie is the Princess Bride (after Howard had mistakenly said it was Waiting to Exhale). Next up was Raj and his Dad. Raj tells his Dad that he’ll have a high credit card bill this month because he was depressed about breaking up with his girlfriend. Mr. Koothrapali is not shocked at all. Raj warns his Dad not to even think about trying to arrange him a marriage to a nice Indian girl. His Dad says not to worry; he gave up on that years ago. Woman don’t necessarily go for guys whose Dad still pays for his rent and car. Raj is mad his Dad has given up on him and thinks that’s a problem. Mr. Koothrapali says he has 6 kids, 5 of whom are married and self-supporting. He doesn’t believe he’s the problem. Sheldon and Amy are at date night at a new Mexican restaurant that Amy found. Sheldon is eating chips and Amy tells him not to fill up on them. He tells her he won’t cause he only eats equilateral chips. Some are isosceles, some are other random mathematical shapes. Then he breaks the end off of one to make it equilateral and tells Amy that she didn’t see that. Amy sees Bert at the bar and wants to say hi. Sheldon wonders why? Because when you see someone you know, it’s the polite thing to do to go and say hello to them. Sheldon has several restraining orders that say differently. They go say hello to Bert. He’s waiting on a date he met online on G-harmony, which is a dating site for geologists. Yes, they really have that and apparently the slogan is something like “We’re here to date…and not the Carbon-14 kind.” They leave and Sheldon tells Amy that if she thinks that was better than trying to talk to Zachary Quinto through a bathroom stall, she’s crazy. Penny, Leonard, Bernie, and Howard sitting around. They brought the baby, who fell asleep in the car. Leonard remembers when Sheldon used to do that. But then Penny points out, not since he left him in the CVS parking lot. But who forgot to crack the window asks Leonard? Raj comes in, he’s gotten Halley a crushed velvet baby cape. Howard is (fake) excited because yay, now they have 2. Raj says he’s mad at his Dad so he made him pay for it. Penny points out that if he really wants to hurt his Dad, she looks great in Chanel. They talk about Raj’s Dad and how he’s given up on him. Penny tells everyone to let Raj feel how he feels, and she points out to Raj that in shoes she wears a 7.5 and an 8 in boots. Back to date night at the Mexican restaurant. Sheldon is listing his all-time favorite defunct search engines. Amy doesn’t have any. Bert comes over to their table to let them know he’s heading out. His date has stood him up. Amy asks if he’s sure, and Bert says G-harmony tells them if they’re not there in the 2-hour window it’s time to give it up. Sheldon insists that Bert join them for dinner. He looks to Amy and she is totally fine with it. While Bert goes to get a chair, Amy reaches over to Sheldon and lets him know how nice that was. He could tell from Bert’s body language and facial expressions that he was sad. Amy wonders why the fact that he’d just gotten stood up wasn’t a clue. Sheldon thinks wanting him to look at Bert and listen to him is asking a bit much. At Lenny’s they’re trying to figure out if Raj is spoiled. Penny asks what his Dad pays for. Raj says not to judge, but rent, car, credit cards, basically everything. Leonard is judging. Penny says (like Raj’s Dad did) that women likes a man who can take care of himself. Bernie agrees. Raj points out that Bernadette makes way more than Howard so she basically supports him. She agrees, and says, yeah his Dad was definitely right. Raj decides that maybe he should stop taking money from his Dad. How can he be a man if he doesn’t pay for his own facials and manicures? Bert is listing his favorite defunct search engines. Amy wishes they could talk about literally any other topic. Bert wonders how she and Sheldon met. Sheldon says they actually met online. Amy chimes in that they met at a coffee shop. Sheldon points out to Bert that unlike his own date, Amy actually showed up. Bert envies Shamy’s relationship. Other than that whole sex once a year thing, they seem to really have it all together. Amy chokes on her margarita. She wonders how Bert knew about that. Bert says that everyone at the University knows. She asks Sheldon does he know how this got out? He says no, he only told Leonard, Howard, Raj, Kripke, and the lunch lady in the cafeteria. How everyone else found out is a mystery. Next scene, Shamy are going up the stairs to their apt. Amy is humiliated. All her colleagues are gossiping about her sex life. Sheldon wonders what there is to gossip about, they barely have a sex life. Amy yells that that’s what they’re gossiping about. She runs up the stairs and slams the door. Sheldon is wondering if she’s not talking to him because she’s mad. He’s going to take her silence (and the door slamming) as confirmation. At the apt, Leonard points out that Raj makes about the same as him and Howard and they’re able to support themselves. Raj points out that they both look about 10 years older than him too, due to all the stress of paying for everything. So how much is his rent? Raj doesn’t want to say. They push, he says he doesn’t know because his Dad always pays for it. And his car. And the housekeeper gets all his food. He asks Penny if she knows how much her rent is. She says she does. Well, take whatever you guys’ rent is and double it because his place is way nicer than this dump. Raj (maybe Bernie?) wonders how Penny was able to pay for everything when she first came to town. She says that sometimes your neighbors will let you eat their food and use their wifi. Just beware, one day you might have to marry one of them (Leonard smiles really big at this). Bernie makes a comment about being spoiled, Raj points out that her baby has a cape that costs $300. Over at Sheldon & Amy’s place, Amy is upset. Sheldon comes in and she lets him know she’s going to bed. Sheldon wants to talk about protocol. This is their first fight as a couple who lives together. Tradition says that the man will sleep on the couch in this situation, but it’s obvious that Amy is more sofa sized. Amy lets Sheldon know she’s not sleeping on the couch just because he doesn’t know how to keep things private. Sheldon says that Amy tells Penny intimate details of their relationship. Amy points out that Penny is a close friend, not some random lady from the cafeteria who cuts the crust off his bread. She has a name. Sheldon doesn’t remember what it is, but he did accidentally call her Mom one day. More talk about Raj being spoiled. If he stops taking his Dad’s money, he’ll probably be homeless pretty quick. Leonard suggests Howard & Bernadette take him in, he is Howards best friend after all. Howard wonders why Leonard hates him? Bernie wishes Leonard would stop helping. Howardette don’t have the room. Howard suggests that Raj could move into Sheldon’s old room. Bernie thinks it’s a great idea. Penny says that of course Raj can stay with them if he needs to. Raj says no, if he’s going to take advantage of his friends, he’d rather just take the money from his Dad. Penny & Leonard let out sighs of relief. Amy is in bed. Sheldon comes in with a big chart. It shows Sheldon and Amy in the middle circle with their friends, acquaintances, and strangers in concentric circles out from the middle. Sheldon says he’s using it to try to understand their Zone of Privacy. He warns her not to look that up on the internet because you’ll just see pictures of people’s privates. But he realizes now that there are some things that must stay just between the two of them. Details of their intimacy, bathroom schedules, etc. Sheldon apologizes that Amy was embarrassed and he’s trying. (this was a very sweet scene). Amy thanks him for trying and seems to have forgiven his mistake. She wonders about the dot that’s in between their names on the chart. Sheldon says that’s his private thoughts that he doesn’t share with even her. Amy asks if he has secrets he keeps from her and he says he does. She wonders if she can hear one. Nope. Is it something naughty? Maybe. Pleeeaase, Amy says. Sheldon says okay. He sits on the bed and tells her he actually got his license 2 years ago. Why didn’t he say anything? He likes to be chauffeured around, it makes him feel important. Raj and his Dad on Skype. Raj is telling his Dad he won’t take any more money from him. His Dad is too delighted and happy for Raj’s taste. He wants him to yell so Raj can throw his leaving in his Dad’s face. But his Dad isn’t playing his part at first. Mr. Koothrapali starts to play along and is fake mad. Raj is appeased. For the tag, we're at the cafeteria and we see the guys, minus Sheldon. Raj is making changes, bringing his own bag lunch. Plus, he let his dog walker go. But not to worry, he gave Cinnamon an Imodium so that should clear everything out sooner or later. Sheldon comes into the cafeteria and has an announcement. He’s recently found out that everyone at the University has been standing around the water cooler gossiping about him and Amy Farrah Fowler’s relationship. Shame on all of them. He wants everyone to mind their own business and stick to discussing science. Bert stands up and apologizes for his role in it coming out. Sheldon says he’s a good man, and let’s everyone know that the lady who stood Bert up and humiliated him last night really missed out on something. Bert is embarrassed. Sheldon didn’t really help, so he tries to change the story. He says actually not only did the lady and Bert have vigorous coitus but she paid him $1 afterwards for a job well done. Better? Not really says Bert. So, Sheldon says, in conclusion, mind your own business, and for a good time call Bert. Not sure if they’ll show this last part, because it was only taped once and they changed the whole tag scene around a bunch. But Sheldon sits down and they ask what’s going on. Sheldon says Amy is mad because private details about their relationship came out. He thought at first she was mad because her terrible menstrual cramps were bothering her but nope, she was just livid. Leonard says it’s understandable, then Sheldon notes that Leonard seems to be sitting completely & comfortably on his bottom and asks if this means his hemorrhoids have cleared up. ------------------------------------ BTS stuff. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood. The gang at Lenny’s were joking and laughing a lot. Kunal messed up the most and at one point after a flubbed line he said f**k lol. Mayim, Jim & Brian (Bert) were also chatting up a storm at the restaurant, though I couldn’t really see them well since they were on the far swing set. At one point, a few people in the audience oo-oohed at a point when an oo-ooh just wasn’t needed. Jim stopped in the middle of his next line and was like “really?” Lol it was pretty funny. When Kaley and Johnny came up the audience to give their usual spiel, Kaley said that they all love doing the show and would love to do it for a little while longer. Then she looked at Johnny and said, and we’re going to get that worked out for you all hopefully really soon.
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    SPOILER ALERT!!! So guys, the episode tonight was called "the comic-con conumdrum" the whole episode was based around raj not being able to go to comic con because he gave sheldon control of deciding how he spends his money. (This all came about because raj had come to the realisation that he was spoilt - his dad pays for everything, rent, car, groceries etc.) In the end, all the boys apart from sheldon decide that they don't want to go to comic-con this year, Howard would rather spend time with his family, Leonard with penny etc. That's just a rough synopsis, I won't ruin all the funny bits for you, but it was way funnier than last weeks, and there's some Shamy sexual tension right at the end! I'm exited to watch it again when it airs!
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    Tonights taping "The Escape Hatch Identification". No ring (sorry Shamys), Raj moves in with Lenny (sorry Lennies) and some drama for Shamy and Lenny as a result though all ends well. TR to follow when I get back to my hotel
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    If was a funny episode. Some good Shamy, especially at the end when Sheldon is apologizing for not realizing some things need to be private between him & Amy. And the scenes with the rest of the gang were really funny. I'll write up a longer report in a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    In fairness, the episode starts out with penny wanting to go to comic con to make up for how much Leonard does for her
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    I hope it's okay to post this here. I made this in honor of @mjc45.
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    From Variety... CBS Close to Two-Season Pickup for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ CBS is closing in on a two-season pickup for Warner Bros. Television’s “The Big Bang Theory,” primetime’s top-rated comedy series. More to come.... http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/cbs-close-to-two-season-pickup-for-the-big-bang-theory-1201989328/
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    I was at the taping. Not much shamy scene but we have : - Sheldon speaking with Leonard that Amy and him are honest each other (in my opinion, even if Sheldon is TOO honest :D I prefer that than Leonard and Penny who don't succeed to be honest each other). - a bit of Sheldon and Amy complicity. - the final episode scene which is hilarious. But it is better you discoverd in seeing.
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    thanks for the lovely detailed TR, 2L! I hope you had a lovely time! as to the episode itself: Hmmmmm. I have to confess that my first reaction to reading 2L's summary and then TR was: Yeah, this is why some people might groan at the thought of a renewal. Because this season has actually done a decent job moving most of the characters along. It's made a good fist of dealing with the pregnancy, even though Bernie is apparently a mutant elephant and nobody thought to tell us. The shake -up in the living arrangements has breathed fresh life into the shamy dynamic for the most part, and as a bonus we've had some really lovely scenes with PAmy and pamydette. Lenny suffered greatly in comparison, but I don't think lenny's being written significantly worse this season than it has been for...ouf, a while now. It is, however, noticeable that the show is stalling with them in comparison to many other characters. I wondered a little whether all this movement and freshness was because the showrunners knew they only had a few more weeks of the show, so they could just use up all their ideas. But I largely ignored the thought. And then came news of the renewal and a string of wheel-spinning, at-least-mildly irritating episodes. And I know correlation is not causation, but it is a bit hard to look at this latest TR and not think 'damn you, renewal-engendered complacency!' okay, it's going to take a while to unpack the things that intrigue me and the things that bother me about these plots, so let's make a list: a ) Raj:. Run, Kunal nayyar. Run. This late in the game, and all these writers can think of to do with your character is to bus you from house to house like a foundling. Never mind the implausibility of Raj's financial situation. Show, if you want us to buy that an academic in a not-particularly-deluxe-looking flat is broke, you have to play up his extravagance in other arenas in a sustained way. You have to give him bling and Lamborghinis and a new big screen TV every week and Swarovski feeding bowls for his dog and Bollinger in his Smeg fridge. You do not, for example, have him wandering the countryside looking like my maths teacher growing up. A maths teacher who managed to limp through life entirely solvent, by the way. It is a bit late in the day to hurriedly tell me in an episode that raj is extravagant, when you have taken no pains to SHOW me that he is. The occasional extravagant gift for his girlfriend? Hell, Leonard bought his girlfriend a car and his other great love a 4000 USD trip to a train something-or-other! And apart from his magically reappearing/vanishing student debt, Leonard manages to get by, yes? b ) women, amirite? Another episode where women are largely around to tut and sigh and be vaguely affronted by their menfolk. Bernie with Mister Paper Towels, and Amy with Sheldon's Batman whatever and his shitty anniversary gifts or her being disturbed at an actually quite sweet zombie dessert declaration that in quite a few other episodes I am fairly sure she would take in the spirit in which it is meant. And again, nobody is saying that women need to love every single thing their menfolk do. But I would quite like the show to mix it up more often and let the women have the crazy quirky decorating suggestions while the guys look perplexed. It was nice that penny went hogwild with the pink that one time. How about Amy wanting a harp in that tiny flat while Sheldon says '....er....'? Or Bernie wanting to convert a room into a lab? Something? c ) well, I suppose there was ONE exception. Pop psychology with Beverly Hofstadter! And just - oh, brother. Did anyone else get the feeling that all that blether about escape hatches and contingencies felt like the writers talking about themselves, rather than the couples? To be fair, they have somewhat accurately identified their own malaise with Lenny. The writers do indeed seem to struggle to write Lenny without a buffer. I might be vaguely optimistic if I weren't grimly certain that nothing concrete would ever come of it. And if I didn't see that the same explanation were being liberally daubed over Sheldon's pathologies. Right. Because the Man With A Thousand Contracts is apparently so terrified of commitment that he needs an escape hatch. And it is all so unnecessary, moreover. The seventh episode concisely and clearly diagnosed Sheldon's issues with moving. Moving is a change. Sheldon does not like change. Done! Simple! Why the zeal to pretend that lenny's problems are Sheldon's problems and vice versa? I would have more sympathy if the issue were more that Sheldon is worried about being burnt in his relationship and so looks on 4A as a contingency. Which is, thank heavens, what Amy said. It's nice that Amy is allowed a moment of clarity and acuity, but why not let her say so to Beverly instead of panicking and running around like a headless chicken? I love Christine Baraski, but this insistence on making Beverly seem some sort of omniscient puppetmaster in this episode seems rather irksome.
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    and in the meantime - and I really cannot believe that this needs to be reiterated so fucking often - it is possible to enjoy BOTH characters, Penny AND Amy.
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    Look at me, my dear fellow Lennys! I am covered in warm fuzzies! I thought Lenny was wonderful last night as it had my two absolute requisites: 1) they were adorable and; 2) No Sheldon! (and I cannot stress #2 enough -- as a matter of fact, in an aside, I always equate Sheldon with #2. But, I digress). Loved the opening for several reasons -- the guys spinning the disc while seeing how long Raj could hold his breath -- harkened back to the days when the guys would do their fun science-y stuff but combine it with athleticism or group play (the time they were breaking the balloons with lasers or playing Secret Agent Laser Obstacle Chess). Loved this! Loved this! Loved this! That whole scene, to me, felt like 'back in the day writing'! Loved how Leonard explained the physics of the disc to Penny, while Penny showed her best patented 'don't wanna-be-interested-but-interested' moves. Loved her getting involved in the bet but losing! Lenny was night was tremendous! Although it was the usual, tiny gems, I'm very glad they were there. TBH, I was afraid of the 'but then you have to marry one of them' comment but, to me, it wasn't said snarky or in a derogatory manner, so it played all right. Loved that they: hosted the evening with friends at their apartment; loved Leonard having a go at Howardette, suggesting Raj could stay with them. (LOL at Howard's 'I brought imported beer. Why don't you like me?) and then Bernadette's bitchy 'Stop being so helpful!' when he suggested the garage. The pay off was the laughing 'OMG face' Penny gave Leonard while he was rattling their cage. Loved too the quickly and privately mutually shared 'Whew … Yeah' as they dodged that bullet when Raj didn't accept their offer to stay with them. It showed that they were totally on the same mutually supportive page! Take that Randall! Tiny gems for Lenny last night, tiny gems. But in those tiny moments, it was so reaffirming to see their love for one another, their mutual support, and respect without a droplet of snark or argument to be found! SEE THAT WRITERS!! WAS THAT SOOOO DIFFICULT?!
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    As promised. Here's a new drawing. I hope you enjoy.
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    The tag scene is just a joke, but very unpredictable and funny. Even Jim and Mayim laughted a lot after the scene :,D
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    Omg, I just finished the episode. We all got excited about how in the sneak peek, Shamy had matching expressions of annoyance at Leonard when he made the jab at Sheldon. Did anyone notice that in the tag they did it AGAIN when Leonard made the comment about Sheldon already being fixed when he found him at the shelter? Like holy crap, are Shamy on the same page or what? It's stinkin' adorable. By the way, that bedroom scene is my favorite Shamy scene of the season so far. I live and die for these tender, sweet, ILY scenes (8.08 almost killed me. I waited SO LONG for it, it like consumed me, and it's still my favorite Shamy scene ever). Like, I love the kisses and sex and flirtation. But THESE scenes right here are what absolutely do it for me. It's the Dungeons and Dragons scene at the end of season 6 that originally made me obsessed with Shamy. It's like every time the writers give Mayim and Jim these tender scenes they absolutely kill it every single time, and in the subtlest of ways. They just look so helplessly in love with each other. I loved how loving Amy's words were, and how he raised his head to accept her kiss. When he told her he felt the same, I got butterflies. And it's crazy to me how these moments never go into mushy territory, because I really have mushy territory. But Shamy always manage to make it just perfectly heartfelt and understated.
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    If I was a huge fan of Sheldon/Shamy I would be truly excited about a renewal. I'm hoping all my Sheldon/Shamy friends get what they want and enjoy the next two years. As a Lenny, not so excited. What are the going to do for the next two years? Something different from the last two and a half? After being told that things will get better for Lenny in the second half, for the last three years, and it didn't, I'm rather cynical that the writers are all of a sudden going to eschew Sheldon/Shamy plots and start turning out wonderful Lenny plots. When you're used to picking through the huge pile of bullshit, to find the small little nuggets of enjoyment, it becomes difficult to get excited about seeing more piles of bullshit ahead of you. A couple of large piles of nuggets, with tiny little piles of bullshit, with would be a great thing, but I'm not expecting it.
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    Why are people upset by the renewal? This is a fan site, I understand the writers have been getting lazy, and hopefully this new 2 season renewal will give them a new sense of inspiration, but I personally would be devastated if the show wasn't renewed, even if it remained as is :(!
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    Loved this episode, thought it was great with lots of laughs , obviously enjoyed Amy's "day dream" !!!!!!!! Boy Jim/Sheldon are looking good ! *fans self* BUT - the scene in the car , made me feel a bit sad for Amy, HOWEVER I do believe that this is us building up to proposal !!!!!! So while I felt bad for her, we all know it's coming, it's been nearly two seasons since the ring first appeared .........COME ON writers, they are so clever spinning this out, having us all waiting.........it's coming ! With regard to the sex once a year - I'm in camp whatever floats your boat as long as you both agree, and they seem to, yes Amy day dreams about him and finds him sexy etc but no one said she's unhappy with they way things are just now, as others have said though all this points to the possibility the writers are going to bring this topic up again, I'm thinking in a can't keep their hands of each other way.......horny Sheldon would be comedy gold Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi, stopping by to throw in some gifs. The first is a longer version of the one posted by @vonmar. The second is Amy's reaction. Hope you like 'em.
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    I know the show is winding down, whether there is a season 11 or not, but I hope the couples arent growing up too much, and that this comic-con episode isnt a sign that some of the things that made the guys a "crew", like comic store trips and xbox night and comic-con, are fading as they get older and grow into their lives as "mature" mates for their significant others. I get that it would be true to life and realistic, but it still kind of makes me sad to see a comic-con trip fall apart. I feel sad for Sheldon too as the lone hold out--we know how important things like this are. I imagine the same for Raj is true since he is a fan of guy's night and other things that brings the group together (he's spent a lot if time on the sidelines over the years watching the couples do their thing). Ill have to see how it plays out but it rings as a sort of bittersweet plot to me on the surface. Thanks to those who gave us the info from last night's taping!
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    I don't know if they say this at every live taping, but Kaley said both this week and last week that they all REALLY want to come back for another season, and that they would all try their best to make it happen.
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    Hello my Shamy friends. I have a gif for you.
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    I'm sorry, I can't help but feel amused by people still surprised that actors have political views that they are not shy to air in award shows. It's basically a long standing tradition now and probably half the audience expects at least someone to speak up - especially in times like these. This is as much part of the show as the pretty dresses and whatever else people expect when they tune in to an awards show. So yeah, go Simon! \o/
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    Oh God this is so exciting !!!! But keeping expectations low ! Happy taping day all BTW - are we not so lucky with Jim & Mayim - they really think of us fans with all these selfies & IG posts - we are lucky people ......plus they are such teases, and seem as excited as us about Shamy - LOVE them ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    That's cos it wasn't funny. They deserve better than being just the drama component of the show. The Christmas Tree scenes were hilarious. The Proton funeral was funny. The paint sex scene was funny. Their season six scenes were funny. Season 3 scenes were funny. Even during the Season 4 breakup had some very funny scenes. Johnny and Kaley are great comedic talents. The writers can give them great funny scenes. The drama just isn't needed. Marriage clashes in real life can be funny. Mine are. It's not all drama. Come on Molaro, lift your game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The scene in their bedroom was really sweet. Like, Sheldon's voice, his demeanor, everything was really tender and apologetic. Seeing the chart with their names in the middle circle together gave me some major feels lol. They really do understand each other, and I'm glad that they can discuss things after they're angry and Sheldon is getting better at trying to understand why Amy gets upset sometimes. Also, when Sheldon was telling Amy that she's more sofa-sized it was cute because he did this little squish together thing with his hands.
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    This isn't a performance. They're not there to act or dance like monkeys. They're there as themselves and it's their right to state their opinions where they want and whenever they want. No offense, JMO.
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    My Shamy thoughts from last night-- I enjoyed the opening in bed with Amy insisting on no superhero statues in the apartment. Gotta draw the line somewhere...I liked it even more that Sheldon ultimately gets the Batman--did he wear Amy down or was there a compromise somewhere? I probably didnt do a good job of describing it in the TR, but it was cute how Sheldon smacks Amy with the mail in the stairwell scene. Amy no doubt earlier told Sheldon to toss the junkmail, and when Leonard sarcastically told him the "Occupant" mail was in fact his Sheldon looked proud as if he had been right all along, and that it was a close call when amy told him to throw it away. It was funny! Shamy are both finding some of the jabs aimed at Sheldon by the gang, and in particular from Leonard, are tiresome episode after episode. Nonetheless I still laughed at the medication jokes. I didnt care for the spring snakes anniversary gift revelation. Im sure he was only being funny (like playing a prank with Leonards coffee, or the pie in the face prank in Mars) but the fact Amy shared the info with Penny showed she didnt think it was funny. I like Amy reflecting on Sheldons room and her first ILY there, even if Sheldon did kind of ruin it for her by correcting her. Sheldon was an ass to Raj when he embarraased him with the humiliation comments but I dont think he intended to be one. I also dont think he was deliberately tossing Amy under the bus--he had that silly "haha just sharing some info" look on his face. I liked how Amy reigned in her emotions after initially reacting to Bevs Skype conversation. She wasnt having any of Beverlys psyche babble and in the end talked a very nervous Sheldon down from the roof. Yay for Amy! I wonder what Sheldon did or said to get that huge Batman into 4B lol. Maybe it was a concession by Amy for blowing off ComicCon? Just got tired of the topic? Shes a sport and domestic Shamy continues to be cute!
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    Before a second take of the argument between sheldon and raj in 4A Kunal was screwing with Jim to get him to laugh. He feigned throwing the book at him and when that didnt work he silently mouthed "F-ck You!" while pointing at his face. This got Kim to stifle a laugh just as they were telling everyone quiet on the set and were about to shoot the scene. Jim looked away from Raj for a second but got his composure back. One of the audience members was asked between takes to recite the Rock Paper Scissors Spock thing. The guy stumbled through it and this caught the eye of some of the cast as the guy suffered through it. He actually managed to nail it to the applause of everyone, and Kayley came up and told the guy "that Spock thing was awesome good job!"..THIS caused Johnny to laugh out loud and say "Really, that Spock "thing"?? " Johnny clearly knew what the Spock game was and Kayley looked a little embarrassed as she replied "I dont know whatever, I heard "Spock" so..."
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    Yes. Sure she's not in the same academic circle as Leonard is, but she's smarter than him in other ways. She's better in social situation and is more in touch with the world outside of the geek circle he lives in. Leonard's constantly surrounded by people like him at work, and his friends are the same as well. It's nice to have a partner that's different to you because they give a new dimension to your life. If he was with someone that did the same as him, his life would continue in it's small bubble. Penny is also quite adventurous and has helped Leonard try new things. He's quite timid and cautious, so it's good that there's someone to push him out of his comfort zone. Not in a mean way either. I would say she's quite kind, she's taken on a motherly role with Sheldon, and I'd say that takes a lot of patience. On that note, she's a good partner for Leonard because Sheldon is his best friend, and I imagine many girls wouldn't be able to put up with Sheldon at all. She's not once asked him to give up his friends for her. In fact, she fits into his friendship circle really well, despite everyone else being different to her.
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    Yes I confirm. The scene in the promo is the tag scene. Not more. In live, the way Jim acted it, and when he drops the lines made this moment very funny for a majority. As it was funny, that's why I won't say anything because I thought to watch in discovering with the episode was more funny than if you read it. But no, that was not a secret to say that something big happens, sorry for the hope. :-/
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    I know this has probably been mentioned (probably even by myself after 8.24), but I'm forever swooning at how both Sheldon and Amy refer to their date in 4.01 as when they started dating and becoming a couple. For example, Amy's comment in 8.24: "Can you believe we've been together five years?" Sheldon: "I know." And of course, in this last episode, how they wistfully thought back to their first date at the coffee shop. I'm currently watching through all the BBT episodes with my roommate, who's watching BBT for the very first time. We're partway through season 4, and it's just so funny to see Sheldon (and to a lesser degree Amy did this as well) ADAMANTLY refuse to refer to Amy as his girlfriend. And now all these years later, they both say they've been together since 4.01. I think one of the things about Sheldon that really resonates with me is his rare and uncharacteristic willingness to admit to being wrong or unsuccessful in any way when it comes to Amy. This is why what he said at the end of 9.09 ("I excel at many things, but getting over you wasn't one of them") is so powerful to me. It's like Amy is the only one he will swallow his pride for. It's funny because my roommate asked me, "When do Sheldon and Amy get together?" And I stopped and had to think about it for a moment. I was like, "Well, that's kind of hard to answer. They don't 'officially' become girlfriend and boyfriend until season 5, but they remain platonic until season 7. However now they both consider season 4 as the beginning of their relationship." And my roommate looked at me funny because she's just witnessed episode after episode of "Amy is a girl who is a friend, but she is NOT my girlfriend." And I'm just like, it will make sense later lol. I don't know why I find it so endearing. It's like even when they didn't show signs of having feelings for each other yet (which, IMO, started happening for Sheldon in Alien Parasite and for Amy in Herb Garden) and vigorously denied having them at the time, NOW they realized that even from day one at the coffee shop, those feelings were absolutely there. That's so freakin cute. <3 <3
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    And another bed scene is coming our way! The writers really took Jim at his word after Paley Fest last year...Bless him!
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    I'm so torn about this. Of course I wanna watch more TBBT and especially more of Leonard and Penny. But please, I want more of the Leonard and Penny I fell in love with, who were kind to one another, who stood up for one another. If TPTB feel there has to be conflict then at least please write something that is a) in character and b) something that is properly resolved on screen. I'm just done with the half-baked stories we've been getting. I'm super excited for our fellow Shamy fans on here. You should be excited. I'm sure there's greatness coming your way! Back to my mantra: hope for the best, expect the worst.
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    I'm happy about the renewal. Lots of others will be too [emoji3]
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    It looks like the old days are coming back, well, just for a sec. from The Big Bang Theory - The Allowance Evaporation (Preview)
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    I second everyone words about the tag scene, it was one of the funniest tags scenes ever! The scene was so well written and performed, it was really a very ic insight on Amy's libido and Sheldon was so him even with a sexy outfit (or lack of it, lol). Majim always do brilliant, whatever is about comedy, drama or cute stuff. They nail so well these character's personalities in such realistic way, I tend to forget as I see their scenes they are just fictional characters there, hehe. BTW, it was a brilliant fangirl service, as Sheldon was hot (Jim is very hot, can't deny it, lol!) and it was about one of the things he most love, trains! I think it was a well spoted Amy's daydream as she showed so well what she most enjoy about Sheldon physically and all that train talk of him in night before was really inside her mind, Our dreams reflect well what we most enjoy and Amy enjoys to see Sheldon getting happy, so the trains theme in her day dream wasso very well done. And I love how both get to other's things because they enjoy them. Amy was not much into trains in S10E11 but now the girl changed totally her mind, hehe. Don't blame her, lol!
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    The tag was hilarious, Jim and Mayim did really a good job! I mean, it was a day-dream from Amy, so she could have as well dreamt a much more wild and nasty thing. But the writers and Jim's and Mayim's acting kept everyone IC, Sheldon was sexier than he usually is (otherwise, why dreaming?) but also very goofy and funny, and Amy was the adorable little lump of wool we know. Those facial expressions cracked me up so much! It was really fan service to the female viewers (we thank for that and I think we deserve it!!!) but it was a very hilarious scene and very well written and acted!
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    Agreed, and even after having watched the taping and viewing multiple takes on several scenes I'm gonna have to see how it all comes together to get a better feel for it. I was disappointed to see yet another "clueless Sheldon" scene with him blurting out stuff to Raj and throwing Amy under the bus. On one hand he looked truly empathetic when it came to Raj, though he was unhappy his room was getting taken. He even gets the guy a thoughtful gift. Yet he still says dumbass things. Even got Amy a stupid anniversary gift apparently. Oh well.... Those who ship Lenny may be disappointed in the plot, and even the Shamy stuff was a little bit of a downer. Howard and Bernie were their usual sarcastic funny selves, and Stuart got in a few zingers and was pretty funny....a mixed bag for me.
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    Apparently Michael Ausiello is having fun on TBBT set...
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    We are so focused on show renewal that nobody said yet..... Happy New episode day!! Looking foward to seeing how Sheldon fixed his mess with Amy and seeing how it worked on screen. It will be a tough one for shamy but what matters is in end they made things working out
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    Totally dismissing everything in S10 is exactly the kind of extra burden of proof I was talking about earlier. Sheldon calls Amy's science talk sexy? Doesn't count! Sheldon goads Amy into a science argument and gets so hot and bothered over it that he power walks out to make out with her spontaneously? Doesn't count! Sheldon says Amy awakened the sexual creature within? Doesn't count! Sheldon flirts with Amy and says her smart talk makes him randy? Doesn't count! Sheldon in a heightened feeling of creation suddenly decides he wants to bone Amy right then and there in the lab? Doesn't count! Sheldon puts on his sexy time pj's and counts down the minutes to midnight for birthday sex? Doesn't count! Sheldon definitely being bothered when suddenly the mood is gone while stating their earlier attempt felt organic and right? Doesn't count! Sheldon staring at Amy in awe when she comes out of the bathroom in a sexy geeky look exclaiming "Wowza!" ?? Doesn't count! Sheldon still being eager for birthday sex after a sleepless night and a long day out? Doesn't count! Sheldon and Amy get carried away with a simple good bye kiss? Doesn't count! And the list will probably go on and on for the rest of this season but the sheer length of this is already ridiculous. If we were in a PDA drought like the latter half of S9 and we had like only one or two of these scenes I could maybe understand the scepticism. But there are so many instances supporting the oh so controversial idea that Sheldon is actually attracted to his girlfriend (gasp!) that the insistence that all of this doesn't count is getting really really weird.
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    one more... IMO the tag scene was really funny. Add to this "Rock You Like A Hurricane", a song from my home country's own Scorpions, and you see me with a big grin in front of the screen.
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    Actually, you may find the opinions of how this season is going, may depend on how an individual watches the show. The following are generalizations, based on what I've seen on the boards here. Quite a few Lenny fans are not happy with this season. Lack of screen time, lack of meaningful plots, and just how they have been written (lots of arguing) are some of the reasons. Shamy fans, on the other hand, are mostly happy with the way the season has gone. For those who are more interested in comedy or science and nerd things, it's been a mixed bag.
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    7x05"I Like you for who you are,quirks and all." "I Like you, too." 10x15"I love you exactly the way you are ." "I feel the same way about you." This is exactly the shamy I ship! ❤ ❤ ❤
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    Shamy were charming this episode! From Amy gawping at Lenny's fight and the emotions detector (LOVED that she was tracking what the machine said as well), to Sheldon scanning her and rebuking her for her hypocrisy in her (totally half-hearted) 'Sheldon, stop enjoying their fight', to her kinda-sorta echoing Sheldon's thumbs down as they left 4a, to Amy making beefloaf because she knows Sheldon doesn't like the non-specificity of meatloaf. And then the scene in bed, which was really lovely. It's not my favourite this season, but that's also because this season has an insanely high bar. Jim Parsons has been called on to dial up the bigness and blueness of his pretty eyes before on occasion, but my favourite 'Sad Sheldon' moments have always been when he is quiet and bewildered. And I loved Amy just being all 'I WILL FIX THIS'. So much loveliness. And the mutual 'I love you just the way you are' were delivered with exactly the right blend of solemnity and matter-of-factness. Even Sheldon's 'put your glasses back on', if you like, is a symbolic 'When you say you love me, see me clearly so you know what you are saying'. And of course - holy shit, the show has acknowledged that Amy was not spontaneously generated in a wool-and-polyester-sweater-factory explosion!
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    I think that quite simply. Sheldon feels safest when he is completely alone with Amy. He can say anything without the rear of ridicule. She is his safe place and I love that.
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    I was discussing this with Tripper last week. Remember, this is a business, and this may give you something to understand what CBS may be up against. All these numbers are approximate, and what has been reported. There are likely differences in the actual numbers. The salary for the show is currently around 5.5 million a show (a million each for the five, and around 200k for Mayim and Melissa). For 24 episodes, this comes to 132 million. They are also paying around 4 million per episode for the license fee. This is another 96 million, for a total of 228 million. Ad time is currently ~290,000 for a 30 second spot during new episodes. If we go with 19 minutes of show, and 12 minutes of ads (remember the show runs until 8:31), that brings in around 7 million per episode, and 168 million for the season. Ad rates for repeats are roughly 150,000 per 30 second spot, which would be around 3.5 million an episode. There were 24 repeats last year, for around 84 million, bringing the total to 252 million. So for this year, CBS is bringing in about 24 million off of the show. Now let's look at season 11. If the cast (as reported) is asking for a raise, even if we give the five a minimal raise to 1.2 million, and even give Melissa and Mayim 500,000 each, that raises the the salary to 7 million an episode or 168 million for a 24 episode season. If the licensing fee drops to 3 million, that would still add 72 million, for a total of 240 million. Ad rates dropped about 30,000 per spot from last year, so another 30,000 drop this year would bring the ad rate to 260,000 for new and 130,000 for repeats. That would be 6.2 million per episode and 150 million for the year. With 24 repeats, that would be about 3.1 million per episode and 75 million for the year. That totals 225 million for the year. This would be a loss of about 16 million. Now, as I said, these are rough estimates. There are other sources of income that could cover it. CBS could request a lower licensing fee (WB is going to make money on syndication that CBS won't see). They could also reduce the number of new episodes, to reduce salary, which would increase the repeat number. These are all considerations (along with others) that have to be taken into account. Which is why this could be taking so long. There's a couple here who work in the field the may have better numbers (Hi Kerry), and if they think my numbers are way off or misleading, please let me know. On another front, lets look at these storylines. Molaro said he would need a couple of episode warning to wrap the series up, if this is the last season. Let's say they use the last three episode, two to prep, and the final. The last three episodes would tape in April. There is a taping on the 28th of March, which is when the script, for the first of the last three (episode 21), would have to be ready. As the writers are three or so weeks ahead. They would start writing that episode 21 script around early to mid March. That's only two months, or less, from right now. They may need to have these storylines now, to be able to wrap things up. That said, they could also write parallel scripts, where they have one for wraping things up, and one if they contracts get done.