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  1. Leonard needs to go to CERN for 3 months, maybe with a female colleague who he has no interest in, to remind Penny what it's like without Leonard, and how she felt seeing him with another woman, even if it's just on video chat. Imagine Sheldon trying to get Amy to replace Leonard in his daily routine. Might give the girl second thoughts. BTW, on the hubba,hubba, remark. Leonard doesn't have a spotless driving record, he got a speeding ticket driving back from the conference after Penny met the giant missile. As discussed on another thread, it makes much more sense if you think of Penny as the man and Leonard as the woman. Penny is the beer swilling "jock" with typical male relationship issues, mocked by her "buddies" when she vacillates about Leonard. "Dude, you slept with her after she laid all that relationship crap on you??? Weak!!" Leonard is the girl who wants the perfect relationship. He is constantly trying to move a reluctant Penny forward to some ideal place. Unfortunately, he is blind to Penny's actual qualities. My negative reaction all to this is because IMNSHO, Penny is borderline abusive to Leonard. It's not funny at all. I want the nice "Girl next door Penny" back, not "The "B" in apartment 403" I think we need to see Penny in the bathtub with some hunk, ala Howard/Katie Sackoff, and get the answer to the question, "Why are you holding out when you have a great relationship for the taking?" Worked for Howard. Is Penny really shallower than him?
    2 points
  2. I guess I really should not generalize them. I think some of them are now getting the idea that this is impossible to happen within the show's universe and the reason for the increase in number of Shenny fanfiction is due to the fact that they are filling a void in canon and it's one of the ways to satisfy their need of Shenny. As for those who are still too thick to realize it, they are holding on to every little detail and making it seems as if it's proof to their theories. For example: "He willingly sat on her bed! He must like her better because he only slept on Amy's couch and was disinterested to sleep on her bed!" "He noticed her shampoo!" "He went in her room! Oh, that is so romantic." "How come every shenny scene has to be so sweet? Ugh, the writers are really laying it on so thick on the Shenny hints." Oh God, please don't let me lose my sanity.
    1 point
  3. If Sheldon needed to concentrate on his work more, there are plenty of things besides Amy that he could turn away from--Halo night, Ka'a, movies, comic-book night, paintball, etc. As HeWolf said, it's not as if he's missing work to be with her. He's probably less of a slacker than any of the others, so I don't think the occasional date-night with Amy is going to derail his work.
    1 point
  4. Unlike some of the promos this season that are quite misleading, I assure you this one is quite leading.
    1 point
  5. It's amazing the trouble they went to creating such a realistic replica of the space station. It's just a shame the scenes have been wasted. It's all mother vs wife arguments and he could have done that on earth. I was hoping for some chaos caused by Howard, like the broken space toilet incident. Something funny. They must have spent so long researching the set, they could have come up with something to use from the two real astronauts on the set. Bit of a wasted opportunity IMHO.
    1 point
  6. Nice thought. The "and they lived happily, forever after" would be a great way to end the Leonard and Penny Beauty and the Geek fairy tale. As He wolf said, It would make sense for the versions of L&P of S1-S3, but won't work for versions of L&P of S4-S5. The writers fubar'd Penny badly by transforming Beauty into the Wicked Witch -- self centered, cold, mean heartless, etc. Having Leonard "let it be", while Penny sorts through her emotions would be good way to keep the storyline going, but if Penny says ILY to Leonard now, it would be lacking sincerity and depth or as Raj said...pretty weak tea. They need to fix Penny badly... bring back the warmth and sweetness of Penny (S1-3), erase that lack of fear of Leonard would ever hurt or break up with her, etc. ...for a Penny ILY to have any meaningful depth.
    1 point
  7. I agree. I was just thinking about this in re-watching this episode and considering his behavior with Amy in other situations. Time and again he's had the opportunity to end things with her and he won't do it. If he had no real feelings for Amy, why would he go through what seemed like an uncomfortable moment of asking her to be his girlfriend in the first place? He struggled in that episode with the idea that he really did want Amy as a girlfriend. Leonard, I think it was, asked him why he didn't just admit that he had feelings for Amy and that he didn't want her dating anyone else. Penny told him to "strap on a pair" (of skates?--I love that line!) and just tell her how he feels, or whatever. I think that his drawing on Spiderman for an appropriate sentiment is, as others have pointed out, no different than a guy finding a suitable quote in a Shakespeare sonnet or love poem, or even a love song (that's why people used to make mix tapes!) to express feelings that he could not articulate in his own words. Sheldon is still stuck between the somewhat disengaged person that he always fancied himself to be and the newly connected person he is becoming. They joke on the show about Sheldon hitting puberty, and in a way this really is kind of what some of his behaviors are like. When kids are coming out of that "I hate boys/I hate girls" phase and are starting to find that they actually like people of the opposite sex, they often go through a period where they find it hard to admit that they like someone, partly because it's not quite cool yet. If you've always said, "I hate girls!", then all of a sudden you find yourself liking a girl "that way", you might find that your guy friends give you a hard time about it, so you won't admit it to your friends and have trouble admitting it to yourself, and find it almost impossible to admit to the person you like. And admitting that you love someone is to put yourself in the most vulnerable position because you can face rejection, so it can be scary. For Sheldon, he hardly has to fear being rejected by Amy, though. But for me it's fun to see how in some ways Amy is a little like Sheldon's mother in the way that she cuts through all his crap and he complies. The best example is probably in the Vacation episode, when he comes back to her lab and she insists on a real apology, not one tempered by all of his attempts to put the blame for his behavior on something else (lost too much thumb-blood, the soap was too bubbly, etc.) And in the end, it was because he wanted to continue spending his vacation days with her. He could have spent the rest of his vacation doing anything else, but he wanted to be with her and the price was to own up and apologize, which he did. Even before he asked her to be his girlfriend, he talked to her every day, finding common ground intellectually and in terms of personality and disposition. Then as she came more and more into her "womanhood" and started asserting herself more toward him, he found himself going along, which is what led to him wanting to basically claim her for himself. And I love when he referred to her as a "hotsy-totsy". Says a lot!
    1 point
  8. "Go Sports" and the dialog that followed clearly established the gender roles in the relationship. The only traditional aspect of L/P is that she controls when and how often they have sex. Is Penny shallower than Howard? There's a river running through Death Valley that's deeper than Penny. She's the Aquaman of girlfriends. She sucks!
    1 point
  9. Ok I did a quick survey in my office today 3 girls and 1 guy, they all thought Jim looked nice they liked his shirt and suit combo. One of the girls actually said,"Is that Sheldon? Wow, he's actually nice looking in real life! Even if he dresses a little like Sheldon though."
    1 point
  10. I loved this episode!! I think Mayim's scene with the tiara was excellent--Amy would have an over-the-top reaction because, again, it's the kind of thing she might have fantasized about as a child, but never had. Her line, "I'm a princess and I have a tiara!" or whatever, is the telling point of her reaction. As for those whomsaynthat she shouldn't or wouldn't have forgiven him so easily, again, it was the fantasy that swayed her. When she was first opening the bag, she was prepared to scold Sheldon over the idea that she could be assuaged with a cheap gesture, "Jewelry? really?", but because she never would have expected to have her princess fantasy fulfilled, the reality put everything aside. And I especially loved Sheldon's "You're right--a tiara was too much...". That also makes me think that Penny had suggested something simpler, like a bracelet or a necklace, but that it was Sheldon who chose the tiara. Hmmm...maybe he understands Amy more than he or anyone else realizes. Just like the pocket watch fulfilled a fantasy for him "I look like a train conductor", the tiara fulfilled Amy's fantasy. Pretty fitting. As for those who were complaining about Bernadette's story about children contradicting what she had said earlier about her experiences with children, I don't see that there's really a contradiction. If her mother ran an illegal daycare, it doesn't mean that she did it through all of Bernadette's childhood or adolescence. It's really a minor thing for people to get hung up on, IMO. Anyway I love this episode!
    1 point
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