Capt. Hilts

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  1. Daily Beast: BBT at 200: One of the greatest comedies series ever? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/25/the-big-bang-theory-s-200th-episode-is-it-one-of-the-greatest-comedies-ever.html?via=desktop&source=Reddit ... Penny follows him in there. “I hate that your sister and her friends used to torture you. What I hate even more is that if I was there I would’ve tortured you, too,” she says. “My point is there was a time I would never have been friends with someone like you. Now you are one of my favorite people. So if what you need is to spend your birthday in the bathroom, then I’ll do it with you.” It’s not just Sheldon who’s becoming more of a fully realized human. They all are. Koothrappali can now talk to women without being drunk. Wolowitz morphed from misogynist to husband and, soon, father. Sheldon has the capacity now to be truly touched, and Penny has learned not to judge. MORE AT LINK
  2. I read this twice to make sure I read it correctly the first time.
  3. Like Ervin "Magic" Johnson did on the Lakers.
  4. Non-Show Discussion

    Excuse me if this article has already been posted. But here is an interesting article about the 200th episode and what it means for the series: Of course, the prime arc of this series has been Sheldon’s emotional journey, from obtuse socially awkward recluse to a fully realized human capable of friendship, love, sex, and even birthday celebrations. It’s touching when, after walking into his party, he gets overwhelmed and retreats to the bathroom. Penny follows him in there. “I hate that your sister and her friends used to torture you. What I hate even more is that if I was there I would’ve tortured you, too,” she says. “My point is there was a time I would never have been friends with someone like you. Now you are one of my favorite people. So if what you need is to spend your birthday in the bathroom, then I’ll do it with you.” It’s not just Sheldon who’s becoming more of a fully realized human. They all are. Koothrappali can now talk to women without being drunk. Wolowitz morphed from misogynist to husband and, soon, father. Sheldon has the capacity now to be truly touched, and Penny has learned not to judge. MORE AT LINK http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/25/the-big-bang-theory-s-200th-episode-is-it-one-of-the-greatest-comedies-ever.html?via=desktop&source=Reddit
  5. Published in publications with review/referee committees, ideally as the sole or primary author. Bringing in grants is also a significant aspect of tenure. Don't forget the famous/infamous video of Hitler complaining about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZtmK6JSJG4 This video spurred the film company to pay someone, full-time, to keep satirical versions of their film off Youtube.
  6. Leonard's role also was important, but I think Penny pushed Sheldon's boundaries more. But, yes, Leonard, also was key.
  7. Penny has actually done a lot of the heavy lifting so far as Sheldon is concerned. Amy's been there for the hand-off and has also tackled some tough issues, but Amy didn't get a Season 1 Sheldon, in large part because of Penny. When you see the flashback episode where Leonard first rents the apt., we're introduced to a Sheldon that doesn't even do eye contact, as if to emphasize how far he has come.
  8. Ship Zone

    I think Sheldon, like Leonard, is an 'indoor cat'.
  9. Ship Zone

    Totally. This is a job for Lenny.
  10. I miss watching them eat at the Cheesecake Factory. I miss Sheldon and Penny's conversations in the laundry room. I miss seeing them playing computer games.
  11. It's frustrating. And I'll admit to being stumped on what direction I'd like them to take, or what things to do. Perhaps I like stasis as I'm not all gassed up about a Shamy wedding.
  12. The 'proximity' theory can be used to explain Leonard's relationships with both Sheldon and Penny. I prefer to interpret that in the best light in both cases. I think he has a real tie to Sheldon - he has said so - and also to Penny, to whom he has also talked of his tie [obviously!]. I think that Sheldon and Amy have the most parity and honesty in their relationship, compared to the others. Neither seems to dominate the other, as is more predictable with, say Howard and Bernadette. And, the honesty factor is upped by the fact that Sheldon has difficulty with many forms of dishonesty that the rest of us wouldn't think twice about. That's part of being on the spectrum, I'm told.
  13. I was responding to a post that mentioned Penny, not Isabella. My previous posts state my assumption that Isabella is most certainly not stupid.
  14. Credit to the writing staff that Penny - and Sheldon's mother - were/are depicted as being ignorant, but not stupid. Ignorance is curable. Being stupid is not.