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  1. 4 points
  2. 4 points
    Might I suggest the simplest explanation: ratings are up because more people have discovered the show and therefore more people are tuning in on a week to week basis to stay caught up with it. I seriously doubt there's a large chunk of the viewing audience examining the promos and going "Hey, those annoying girls don't look to be in it this week, I guess I'll tune in live instead of catching it on the DVR."
  3. 3 points
    It's been 2 episodes since Penny said I Love You and we have had no L/P interaction since. I hope we get some tonight
  4. 3 points
    I think that one reason that Sheldon and S/A are so prominent is that the characters can be made to do almost anything kind of over-the-top or crazy. Even before Amy came along, Sheldon was always being put in these crazy circumstances because all of his quirks and rules and hang-ups and social ineptitudes could be used to put him into all kinds of comic situations. Then Amy being another kind of odd-ball character and putting the two of them together in their odd-ball relationship, there's even more fodder for laughs. I think that with L/P, they're the most "normal" of all the characters and their relationship followed a more "normal" arc. They got to be sweet, romantic, angry, frustrated, lonely, confused, etc., which runs along the lines of more normal storylines. Whatever situatilns L and P may get into, either on their own or together, they're always going to be a little more down-to-earth. While I love the idea of L/P and S/A being together, I'm not bothered by whatever speedbumps either couple may encounter along the way (though I don't think I'd buy it if they ever tried to have Sheldon falling for some other girl--I could see maybe some other girl, like that Nowitzki character, maybe crushing on him for whatever reason, but I don't think Sheldon would respond.) I see it as standard TV writing--you can't have the romantic payoff without the stumbling block first--and I believe that the writers want the two couples to be together in the long run, so they won't be destroying anything. So, I don't mind if one couple or the other (or Howard and Bernadette, either) gets any kind of attention or not. I know that in the end it will all be okay.
  5. 2 points
    Yes the wait is excrutiating, especially when it gets around 11 PM. I hope there are several kisses under the mistletoe (L/P, Shamy and H/B). https://twitter.com/...084936642043904 Looks like Penny's apartment to me. From tonight's taping.
  6. 2 points
    And how could I forget this: I love going back to watch this ep every once in a while. This is how it starts....
  7. 2 points
    Kyzzx... Your wish is my command. Since this forum automatically resize images that are bigger than their limit, here's the link to the actual file that I posted here.
  8. 1 point
    Great moment from "The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation": "Evolution isn't an opinion. It's a fact." "And that is your opinion." "...I forgive you. Let's go home." Bwahahaha :D Also, the scene where he gives her the snowflake is just so sweet.
  9. 1 point
    Good Points Sursonica and Vasu. Amy is definitely not two dimensional, at least, she is as fleshed out as most of the other characters. We could make a similar list of facts as the one Sursonica did for the other characters and we will discover that there's precisely where we find their "motivations". Many of the facts we know about her tell us about how she used to be lonely and rejected for all her life, that's one of the reasons because she built up tall walls around her (ala Sheldon), her mother seems to be the controlling type too (not letting her watch popular movies and lecturing her about the relevance of virginity) but deep inside her, she wanted to have friends and to hang around with the popular girls, without stopping being herself, it's until now when she got the opportunity of experience that, with Sheldon, who likes her and wants her as his girlfriend just as she is, and with Penny and Bernardette, who accept her as a friend despite her quirks and oddness, now she feels free and remains herself while experiencing life. From the Zack incident, we got to know that she can get the hots for handsome guys, but she won't jump in bed with them unless they appeal to her intelectually. That tells us that even when she can sound extremely curious about sex, she is also focused, she doesn't want to have it with anyone, she wants to have it with a man she really likes (Sheldon). We also know that her family used to tease her for being man-less, hence her eagerness to show-off Sheldon to them. Then, she's stil a scientist, and is able to plan an entire experiment based in neurobiology to advance her romantic relationship, but, at the same time, is a woman who freaks out when receiving a tiara as a gift, revealing that, inside her, lies a romantic little girl who probably dreamed with being a princess, that's why she oftenly can show an indealized notion of romance (her idea of dates, and her desire of dressing up as Romeo and Juliet for Halloween) We also know that she can get very into her role when she is involved into something, even bossy, when she plotted with the girls against Priya, despite being crazy about Sheldon, she didn't take his crap when he was visiting her lab (wich shows she takes her work seriously), and recently, as a collaborator and director of Fun With Flags. And last, but not least, just as Sheldon, she displays many traits that could evidence an undiagnosed case that belongs to the Aspie spectrum. We could go on and on, analyzing little details that reveal shades of her personality. Pretty neat for not knowing anything about her motivations, isn't it?
  10. 1 point
    December - its called the Santa Simulation.
  11. 1 point
    Penny needs money.
  12. 1 point
    With TBBT being such a huge success, and this forum even bigger, will our next generation of kids be smarter? Nerd Love is now the "in thing" on TV. Will it follow into the real world? How many of you out there could really love a Sheldon, Leonard, Amy, etc? How many little bangs are there going to be in the future?
  13. 1 point
    I have to say, this is my favorite episode yet! When Penny told Leonard she loved him, I got a huge smile on my face. The "42" reference made me laugh, too. I also really liked the special effects of the worm hole. Definitely the best episode so far. Far exceeded my expectations.
  14. 1 point
    my teacher put on tbbt in maths the other day.....the frendship alogrithm....to teach us about alogrithms....................he's a fangirl
  15. 1 point
    Ayebee - loved them. Jim/Kaley at the Globes were beyond adorable.. will always be one of the classic TBBT-related moments, for me. As for Jim.. what can I say. Something about his easy smile turns all my defenses to mush. And when he's gazing intensely like that into someone's eyes, hmm..
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  17. 1 point
    I agree with the last point. L/P has been and remains the normal, (relatively) serious, 'bread and butter' romantic relationship on the show. S/A is zany and weird, simply because they both are individually zany and weird, and there is much more comedic potential to be derived from whatever happens between them. Don't get me wrong, I believe S/A has a lot of underlying depth and complexity to it (and some of us could probably write a thesis on this topic) - but on the face of it, they add more principally to the geeky-funny aspect of the show, while L/P adds more principally to the emotional aspect.
  18. 1 point
    So you liked the photo I posted, ey? I can try search for it abit more, but I can't promise you anything! EDIT: Oh look at that! Jeanalice found it for you.
  19. 1 point
    When Stuart walks Amy to her door after their date and Sheldon knocks from the inside. "Let's wrap things up out there..." and closes the door. LOL.
  20. 1 point
    I don't find the big number surprising. They really have done this well -- the show is in reruns everywhere, so people are able to catch up that have never seen it before, plus adding in the new characters brings a whole new dynamic that makes the show feel fresh. Plus, it is just so damn funny; and there's just not many shows out there that are this funny and unique, in my opinion. I'm hoping that the big numbers will show all those tv execs out there that we want and need more good sitcoms again, like the old days. I am so sick of reality tv and game-like shows.
  21. 1 point
    The free poster I got for going to the midnight view of Skyfall the night it came out. Goodness I want!!! so beautiful. I meant the Aston Martin, but yes, Daniel Craig can be included in that :lol:
  22. 1 point
    Small interview with Johnny as well http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8544699
  23. 1 point
    I also love when Penny starts to cry and Sheldon silently mouths, "What is happening?" and Leonard silently signals back, "I don't know!"
  24. 1 point
    I couldn't figure it out at first but I see it now. Guess that's all we're getting. LOL. Thanks for sharing those though. Monique
  25. 1 point
    I'm glad I could amuse you
  26. 1 point
    YOU USED MY TOOTHBRUSH?????!!!!! I lose it everytime
  27. 1 point
    that is not the only thing we know about Amy. Here's what we know so far (and I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff) She used to date (I assume since now she has a boyfriend) once a year per her mother's request in exchange for her silence on the matter (and the use of her George Foreman grill) She has an aversion for soiled hosiery She doesn't drink coffee (I assume so, since she asked for tepid water on the coffee show and was never seen drinking coffee) She was bullied an shunned by all the other girls in elementary school, high school, grad school, and that semester in Norway Her mother was overprotective of her (the yearbook message from her mom, not letting her watch Grease in fear she would join a gang) She never had a boyfriend before Sheldon and made up one called Armand but her lie was soon discovered and she was mocked by her family. She is "technically" engaged to an Arab Prince named Faisal who is the one who founds her lab. She has a dried scalp and has recently found an anti-dandruff shampoo that doesn't smell like tar. She has a secret language, OP She wears her dead grandmother's clothes, except for the Secret she shares with Victoria (and now Penny) She never had a sleepover, except for that vietnamese girl that shared her room when she had her tonsils removed (the vietnamese girl didn't make it through the night, but up until then, it was kinda fun) The girls at school put Rogaine in her hand lotion and the nick-names started to fly (gorilla fingers fowler was the one that hurt the most) She finds Marie & Pierre Curie's love story extremely romantic. She also finds the Relationship Agreement extremely romantic. With her, it's all about monkeys, monkeys, monkeys Her only sexual experience is volunteering for an experiment where orgasm was reached by estimulating the pleasure centers of the brain She has a toothbrush named Gerard She made a monkey cry like a disgraced televangelist She is a very practical person (dead bridesmaid dresses, playing operation at the UCLA cadaver lab, signing up for a human skeleton, etc) She gets constipated while travelling so she's the ideal hotel roomate. She's allergic to penicilin and wears a silver bracelet with that legend She likes to mix teas And I KNOW I'm forgetting a lot of things here. With just a few things from here, I think we can have a pretty good idea of what Amy's motivation is. Even more so than Penny,s for example, or Raj's. & Amy Farrah Fowler is the latest character to join the story, at the end of season 3. She was in about half of episodes of Season 4, she wasn't on every episode of Season 5, or in all episodes of Season 6. SO she's had less screen time than all the other characters. And still, we know more about her than Penny or Raj, for example.
  28. 1 point
    the episode before this one, The Habitation Configuration was the highest rated episode before this one aired. That promo did made a point about Sheldon being torn between Amy & Wil Wheaton. And yet no-one started saying it was so because Amy was on the episode or because it was a Shamy one according to the promo. The argument of "it had the highest rating because M& M were not on it" is absolutely false and subjective, just as the statement of "the Hab Conf had the highest rating because it was a Shamy episode". What works better or not regarding the episode itself is totally subjective as well. I didn't love it as much as everyone else seems to have. Maybe because I don't really care about LP anymore, even though, I admit, it was a sweet moment. I loved the Sheldon/Howard/Raj storyline, but to be honest I don't notice the HUGE difference a lot of people here seem have noticed just because M&M were not in the episode. It has nothing to do with it how many characters are on it, It has to do with the storyline. And this episode DID have two other characters: Alex and Cole. SO it's not like it was ONLY core 5.
  29. 1 point
    I agree. In fact, in all these 6 seasons, TBBT has actually had very few dead-serious dramatic moments. This show specializes in treating everything - be it work mess-ups, personality quirks, relationship problems - with a breezy light-hearted touch that takes away much of the potential angst. It's one of the things I love about the show.
  30. 1 point
    TPAM doesn't have/get to look at the BBC (Bond Butt Crack) anymore.
  31. 1 point
    Sprouts, yuck. WCW, yum
  32. 1 point
    TPAM has changed her sig - likes Daniel Craig! :D
  33. 1 point
    I don't know if some of these have been posted before, but posting them anyway. Moar Jim!:
  34. 1 point
    Huffington Post TV Guide shows Two REPEAT episodes on Thanks giving evening 8 PM is 6.1. and 9 PM is 5. 12. Because 2 1/2 men is in shark jumping mode, It follows BBT at 8:30 and 9:30. .
  35. 1 point
    True, but truth must be said: Poor them if they feel betrayed, but it's their choice, the show isn't really betraying them, because it has never promised to deliver what they are expecting. It had always been Penny/Leonard, and now Amy/Sheldon, it's their problem if they refuse to accept it.
  36. 1 point
    Sheldon even trying to get Penny to sign a roommate agreement would be funny. Penny signing any type of agreement of Sheldon's would never happen but Lol hilarious!
  37. 1 point
    Maybe Penny could move in with Leonard for a few months until she gets a new job and then her apartment doesn't rent or the resident moves out after a few months so she moves back in because her and Sheldon conflict. Can you see Sheldon going bat-shit crazy trying to adjust to Penny living with them. They could do a whole episode on Sheldon trying to get Penny to sign the roommate agreement.
  38. 1 point
    WHERE DID YOU GET THE PICTURE OF ME??? I'm sure you can see the resemblance!!
  39. 1 point
    All the moments when Howard does voices/impressions are the best! My all time favorites include his Stephen Hawking voice and his Indian voice he uses when mocking Raj; it isjust too prefect. A good example would be in the most recent TBBT when he sounds like Bernadette. #perfection
  40. 1 point
    When the guys are going too the queen Mary in long beach who is driving? Raj calls shotgun= not driving Howard drives a sxooter= not driving Sheldon does not drive= not driving Leonard, sheldon says after raj calling shotgun no no no Leonard gets naucious unless he sits upfront, even then It's iffy= not driving Anyone have an idea?
  41. 1 point
    If they are doing that, I prefer the "Stewie kills Louis" version, only going back to right after Penny punches Sheldon for trying to take the One Ring. Everything went downhill from there. I think we might want to start a spoiler thread, or at least put a warning on threads where spoilers are posted and discussed.
  42. 1 point
    Just thought I'd create a poll about the Raj / Penny cliff-hanger in the season 4 finale as well as the resolution as described in the taping report for the season 5 opener. This isn't about what you call sex (as discussed in another thread) or about if you mind or don't mind if they actually had sex. It is just to know if people think that the act / resolution had a positive or negative impact on how you enjoy the show.
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