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  1. 9 points
    They are very funny and interesting without Sheldon, like the second half of season 7 showed. Sheldon could have been completely missing the second half of season 7 and the Lenny plot would have easily carried the show. The last couple of Valentines days they didn't even interact with Sheldon, plus since they got together, we have had a lot more scenes of them alone in Penny's apartment. It is not Lenny and Penny who need Sheldon, it is actually Sheldon who needs Leonard and Penny. Just picture the show without Leonard and Penny and you can understand how boring it would be. The writers even gave us a hint when they provided that flashback during Leonard's story to Penny, Sheldon was almost a recluse living with lawn furniture in a very black and white world. Leonard brought some initial color to his world and Penny brought a rainbow of colors to both of them.
  2. 9 points
    The scene in the hallway away from everyone when she tells him about the car (until Sheldon 's interruption). The comfort provided by each of them at Prof. Proton's funeral. The scene in the bar after Wil leaves. The proposal. Dinner in 4A until Amy's interruption. All beautiful couple moments from the second half of Season 7, without Dr Cooper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 9 points
    The only two circumstances where I could believe Amy would loan Penny her tiara for her wedding would be 1. if Penny was secretly her first born daughter or 2. if Penny had cancer and Amy's specific tiara was the only cure. Otherwise... that's Amy's tiara and Leonard has a MasterCard, have him buy a tiara.
  4. 8 points
    I suspect that the writers may have realized that Sheldon was getting to or there, and this is their way of resting the character. I imagine Jim Parsons was getting a bit uncomfortable with the way he was being written. They don't really need to change the character much, just dial down the mean a lot. A good example was when Leonard approached Sheldon about the potential new living arrangements. The funny line would be for Sheldon to say it would be hard to support the myth of Penny's notional virginity given that Penny and Leonard have been going at it like rabbits. Implying that she slept with a Titanic number of men (basically calling her a notorious slut) is mean and deserves a punch in the face. The distinction is important. Further Sheldon is the only one that has maintained that Penny is a slut. His math is wrong. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  5. 8 points
    Not to beat something to death, but that moment in the hallway is a huge occurrence. Not only does she pull him away to speak with him alone (showing her total faith in him), but he on learning of her problem, takes action to solve it in a way that shows and demonstrates his support of her decision (not just giving verbal platitudes about being a dreamer). It is truly one of the top 3 romantic Leonard & Penny moments IMHO Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 7 points
    I think you are 100 % wrong in your assesment. Leonard and Penny look every bit as much a couple when they are not parenting Sheldon. To me the scenes I've enjoyed more with them are the ones when they're dining at Penny's apartment, or when they are at Penny's apartment by themselves.
  7. 7 points
    There are several reasons why Lenny's talk so much about Sheldon. First, he has evolved into the antagonist in the story. Not the villain precisely, but frequently the character the others struggle against. For a long time, Penny was this a little bit. Leonard is the protagonist. He struggles against Sheldon's rage for stasis, and Penny's reluctance to commit. Sheldon wants Leonard to live as his roommate with only the occasional girlfriend forever. Leonard sees living with Sheldon as a situation that has an ending. Sheldon has gradually accepted Penny as his secondary caregiver, and a factor that keeps Leonard relatively happy. The long-term ramifications of this relationship changing, as they must do, is inconceivable to him, short of a break up. Sheldon has intervened in Lenny as a governor, to keep Penny from dumping Leonard, but encouraging her to "break his heart" when Leonard wanted to move in with her after he spoiled Harry Potter. Basically he wants Leonard happy but living with him. The happiness part is mainly to keep things calm in the apartment. While he does wish Leonard well, it is a secondary concern to Sheldon's stasis. Amy is also caught up in this. Now a factor essential to Sheldon's happiness, but another force for change. In the classic sense, Sheldon is the force for evil, as evil opposes change and assumes they are perfection, while good is constantly striving for perfection through change. Sheldon is not a bad guy, but serves this role as the character demanding stasis. AsLeonard pointed out in the table episode, the good in Sheldon's life (his spot, Amy, Leonard and the guys, Penny) all came about through change. Even now, Sheldon is fighting with all his heart to oppose change. He flat out states that Leonard is not moving, as if he has the power to do this. It is a good thing that Sheldon is taking time to "cool off" as he has shown that he has not boundaries when trying to get his way. He probably does have something squirreled away that would cause Leonard great pain and interfere or end the Lenny relationship. Sheldon needs to wrap his head around the fact that some change is good particularly for him. The second big reason to discuss Sheldon is that he makes Lenny more interesting. While the development of the Leonard and Penny relationship is wonderful, having Sheldon in there provides contrast and low level conflict. Leonard and Penny's central plot line is enriched by having Sheldon as a complicating factor. The issue for me is that Sheldon has evolved into a less sympathetic character, as noted above. He has soured and become more nasty. He's always been condescending, but now it has an unpleasant edge to it. Basically calling his second best friend and Leonard's fiancée a slut isn't just insensitive, it is mean. His condescension rings hollow, as not only does Sheldon have no real professional success, but the area he works in is looking like a dead end. He's mean and condescending, and I hope that this trip will be a way for the writers to take that edge off, and make him sympathetic again. Given the way he is acting, Leonard and Penny would be justified in cutting him out of their lives and Amy should leave him. The show will be even better if Sheldon can able to move across the hall and not treat Amy so poorly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. 6 points
    Sadly, Sheldon is quickly becoming the next Steve Urkel, and I don't say that as a compliment. He may be a (maybe even the) ratings draw, but he's approaching the area of "completely intolerable" at speeds approaching Warp 10.
  9. 6 points
    I wish I could've had this one the night of the finale taping... Almost everybody was freaking out like crazy. Thanks for the gifs!
  10. 5 points
    Mayim' Participated in Variety's Supporting Actresses Panel (as did Melissa, see her thread):
  11. 5 points
    They have enough in common....and the cat is still VERY MUCH alive!
  12. 5 points
    they could have a lot in common if the writers let them you know doing couple things instead mothering the baby. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  13. 5 points
    It is hard to talk about Leonard and Penny without talking about Sheldon because the writers keep injecting him into their lives. Sheldon has gotten more self centered and mean though, the episode where he tortured Leonard with the sweater, showed how far the writers were willing to go with him. They have already made him the main character, so they decided more Sheldon is good, also making him more obnoxious must be good too. However, I think he is already to the point that him and Amy are starting to not make sense anymore and he is just mean to her. I really hope they use Leonard and Penny as a team against him in season 8, from now on. I would prefer the conflict they have be with him instead of between them.
  14. 5 points
    I skip Sheldon's scenes when I re watch the show cause he is so annoying now especially the last 3 episodes which were mostly about Sheldon. If the writers continue with this trend ppl are going to get bored of the character quickly. I know I am already Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  15. 5 points
    IMO he IS that bad. Why is mean so funny and why is he the most "beloved" character? It isn't even like he is the character that people "love to hate".They just love him period because they find him funny. He doesn't even make me smile anymore, let alone laugh. More often, he makes me wince.
  16. 4 points
    Parts of it are perhaps that people think: he's pretty, he can be cute his bad behaviour gets discounted because it appears to be involuntary so he is held blameless he was raised in a reactionary culture and expresses things that people from that culture only think to themselves he is imperfect and can be fixed by the right circumstances he can be funny the show needs an antagonist there is no accounting for preference people generally don't think deeply about sitcoms Penny and Leonard are adorable but Sheldon's weirdness makes the show special. But they go just to the brink with him, and sometimes over.
  17. 4 points
    Mayim is nominated (with Kaley) for the Critics Choice Awards in the " BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES " category Go Mayim ! Go ! An award for Mayim !!! http://tvline.com/2014/05/28/critics-choice-awards-nominations-television-2014-list/
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Best Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" "Broad City" "Louie" "Orange Is the New Black" "Silicon Valley" "Veep" Best Comedy Actor Louie CK, "Louie" Chris Messina, "The Mindy Project" Thomas Middleditch, "Silicon Valley" Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation" Robin Williams, "The Crazy Ones" Best Comedy Supporting Actress Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" Laverne Cox, "Orange Is the New Black" Kaley Cuoco, "The Big Bang Theory" Allison Janney, "Mom" Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie" Best Comedy Guest Performer Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black" Sarah Baker, "Louie" James Earl Jones, "The Big Bang Theory" Mimi Kennedy, "Mom" Andrew Rannells, "Girls" Lauren Weedman, "Looking"
  20. 4 points
    "we can logically conclude that .....you end up a lonely, bitter old man with no progeny. The image of any number of evil lighthouse keepers from Scooby Doo cartoons comes to mind." Next year I see a weird alliance of Leonard, Penny and Amy in search of an answer to "The Sheldon question"
  21. 4 points
  22. 3 points
    Okay, I don't really know how things go on in here but, based on my observation (golly,I'm overthinking this!), anyone can create a thread about their fan fics, right? Here's mine, with 8 chapters so far: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10339613/1/The-Robot-Restoration This is about Amy returning to her robotic self as a result of Sheldon's departure. It's my first time to write a full-blown story (and fiction for that matter) so I'd really like to hear your comments about it. For instance, is my story-telling weird or difficult to understand? Or are the chapters too short? Or is the drama too much?--anything, just let me know what you think. I also had an outline for the story and before I watched the season finale, I pretty much know where my fic's going. But, after the finale aired, I had too many feels and decided to redo it. I'm now a little confused on how to proceed. Do you like the direction I'm taking so far?
  23. 3 points
    So, for a split second today, I got really excited that tomorrow was Thursday......and then I realized we were several weeks into summer hiatus. At least it's only about a month wait (maybe?) for taping tickets. Something to look forward to.
  24. 3 points
    Couldn't agree more. Even the over-hyped L and S friendship is one of convenience for S
  25. 3 points
    Johnny Galecki appeared to have just had a good workout and was hot and sweaty as he headed for his car on a Friday afternoon. May 9, 2014
  26. 3 points
    Hey! Then you too will be so pleased when they finally put a vacuum cleaner in Penny's hand. I have been waiting so long I forgot about that unrequited wish. Nobody vacuums, though there is an upright in Howardette's cupboard. But Penny tidying and quickly hoovering the living room has been a long held fancy of mine. Just below commiting to Leonard and punching Sheldon. So, really only one more wish outstanding. Something they might save for season 10. Or for just before her mother turns up. LOL. Thanks for reminding me.
  27. 3 points
    Yeah, I think there were showing it in season three, just because they wanted to highlight when they were actually sleeping together. Now, I think it's pretty much a given. I don't know, Penny was in a few rather revealing dresses last year, and that nighty she was wearing in "Raiders" was pretty skimpy on both ends. She was showing more in that nighty than she showed in most of the bedroom scenes. Although I should go back and check everything out, just for thoroughness you understand.
  28. 3 points
    Jim is nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the " BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES " category http://tvline.com/2014/05/28/critics-choice-awards-nominations-television-2014-list/ YAY !!!
  29. 3 points
    I think what djsurrey was implying was that lenny have nothing in common without Sheldon to get laughs on the show but I totally disagree. They might not have a lot in common like shamy but they work it just that the writers don't write them that way instead concentrates on the L/S/P dynamic which is a shame & is getting really old. In the real world they would have split up a long time ago if they had nothing in common. So yeah they do have a lot in common off screen. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  30. 3 points
    A couple of rugrats and a crumbcruncher will be child's play after dealing with Sheldon all these years.
  31. 3 points
    I wouldn't say so much "less Sheldon" as "less Asshole Sheldon." Hopefully, this face-slap by reality that drove him to ride the rails helps reign him in some and makes him a more likable character.
  32. 3 points
    I still get a kick at seeing the scene where she punches Sheldon in the nose and Leonard takes her into his arms while saying 'That's my girl' as they go back to sleep.
  33. 3 points
    The character of SheldonCooper is the classic example of a sit-com character being evolved by writers & creators into something they think a wider (and maybe a casual viewing) audience may seek out. They have the loyal viewer , but they also want to increase numbers. Why not take a character that everyone talks about and then "super-size" him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  34. 3 points
    I say Leonard and Penny should move to the other side of Pasadena. Take only the furniture that Leonard bought (including the sofa in Sheltons's precious spot) and go. Let Sheldon keep 4A. Let him get a new roommate, or not. Let him have Amy move in, or not. Let the group of friends continue to meet there, or not. Leonard and Penny need and deserve to be free of Dr Cooper and begin their life together. Let him come and visit them. Maybe he can pick up takeout on the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 3 points
    And the way the finale has set up the Shelenny relationship triangle, we can't discuss Leonard and Penny future path to happiness without discussing the impact of the big dog poop in the middle of that path. Up until the finale, Sheldon was oblivious to the fact that life for Lenny without him was considered a possibility. If he accepts it in season 8, then it's smooth sailing for the happy couple and Lenny threads will be about them. If he comes back refusing to budge, then we won't be able to stop talking about him in a Lenny thread because he will be the cause of every problem they encounter.
  36. 3 points
    @Chiany, because he's the snake in our garden. LOL.
  37. 3 points
    The last actual pillow talk, with them as a couple and in the same bed, was the "I love you", prior to the break up in season three. In season four, there was the debacle at Big Sur. They were in the same bed, at first, but that was hardly pillow talk, and when they were talking, they were in separate beds. In season five, there were a couple of pillow talks in "The Recombination Hypothesis", but those were in Leonard's mind. In season six the only time we've saw them in bed together was when Leonard was sneaking out, to read her History paper and when he sat on the bed while he was waking her up, when he was bringing her breakfast the next morning. With them engaged, I have a feeling most of their talks will be big ticket things, outside of "Pillow Talk", as much as I would love to see more of them talking in bed.
  38. 3 points
    I don´t see Amy lending her tiara to Penny! The tiara means too much for Amy, it makes her feel like a princess, it is Sheldon´s gift! (don´t forget, Sheldon himself chose it for her) The tiara is only used by her, because it represents Sheldon! In 7 x 14, Bernie used the little star, Penny the locket heart and Amy the tiara. The three girls were using their " sweetheart gifts"! I don´t see Bernie and Penny lending their "lover´s gift" to another girl! Why Amy has to do that?
  39. 3 points
    If Sheldon isn't mentally ill in some way, then he is just an ass and flat doesn't care enough to attempt to understand others. He thinks he's perfect, has stated it many times even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and is horrified that interaction with others might change his "perfection". Consider his reaction when Leonard and Penny point out how Amy has changed him. This is right after he stated that he had been molding Leonard to be a conduit for his will. This is insane. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  40. 3 points
    IMO, the most horrible thing that Sheldon has said to Penny was in "The Friendship Turbulence", only two words. Penny calls Leonard out to the hallway and cries about the final collapse of her car and how this means the end of her hopes for a final push into acting without going back to her dead end job. Enter Sheldon to the hallway to start this dialog: Sheldon: Leonard, would you wrap it up? We’re waiting on you. Penny: I’m sorry, is the fact that my life’s falling apart interfering with your board game? Sheldon: It is. This is the biggest crisis of her life and she is turning to the man who loves her and fixes her life crisis. Sheldon, who previously had given her some BS about being "a dreamer" and understanding her ambitions, which is quite out of character for Sheldon, snaps back into character by showing that his enjoyment of a board game has higher priority then her collapsing life. Leonard ignores Sheldon and fixes Penny's problem by giving her a new car. But Sheldon's selfishness reached it's zenith this season. This was supposed to be funny but outside of TBBT world, Penny would have expected Leonard to be picking pieces of Sheldon's hide out of his shoe.
  41. 3 points
    Some of the things Sheldon has said and done to Penny, in the real world would have gotten Sheldon's ass beat long ago. The time when he was trying to condition her with chocolates, was funny at the time, but when you think about it, Sheldon was serious and that is just creepy, especially when he suggest electric shock for her. The time he seriously asked her why she didn't take a porn job because her career was so bad, was beyond cruel, that he was actually serious. Plus all the times he has inferred she wasn't very intellegent, likening her to a monkey, were beyond despicable. I sometimes want Leonard to just deck him, but it will never happen in the show.
  42. 2 points
    I figured I would open a topic for my story here, for those of you who would want to leave feedback but aren't fond of fanfiction dot net review system. I could also answer questions here, if you have any, and constructive criticism is welcome as well. Here is a link to it, it has five chapters so far and I try to update fairly often (that's why the chapters are so short): The Absence Repercussions It's from Sheldon's point of view after his return to Pasadena, and will feature the whole gang, with Leonard, Penny and, later on, Amy having bigger roles. All canon pairings, even though it may not look that way in the beginning.
  43. 2 points
    She isn't showing up on any radar with the pundits who are predicting nominees. She isn't even showing up as possibly being nominated. So I don't think you have to worry. By the way, she is showing up under "lead" actress not "supporting" and they are showing her handicap right now at 100/1. Not very much on the radar screen right now. That could change if she wins the Lead Actress category at the BTJA Critics Choice awards (she was nominated under lead there today). Isn't that the truth! I would love to see Mary and Amy interact. I want that really bad to happen on the show.
  44. 2 points
    Simon Helberg participates in Variety's VarietyStudio Panel for Best Supporting Actor
  45. 2 points
    Yes, they are my OTP as well. It's something I struggled with a lot in the beginning, because Ron and Hermione had been my OTP for nearly ten years before I started watching The Big Bang Theory. And I was like, oh my god, I can't love another ship more, what is this Shamy thing you speak of, what is happening to me, WHO AM I HEDWIG? People on tumblr were all like it's okay, you can have more than one OTP, but I'm quite anal about the fact that you can have only one ONE True Pairing. I mean, it's in the freaking name. But then I had to face the truth, I love Shamy more. Ted and the Mother came close to overcome them, tbh, especially since I was so frustrated with the direction the Shamy was taking. But the HIMYM finale destroyed my spirits more than the weird version of Shamy Molaro has been serving us ever did, so they're still first. Although these two ships definitely have a pattern. Ted: Shouldn't we hold out for the person who doesn't just tolerate our little quirks but actually kinda likes them? Amy: His quirks just make you love him more. Sheldon: I like you for who you are. Quirks and all.
  46. 2 points
    If they move away he can still put on his bus pants go via the Sri Lanka district and annoy them with "Penny and Leonard knock knock knock Penny and Leonard knock knock knock Penny and Leonard knock knock knock" until they agree to come visit!
  47. 2 points
    I've always wondered two things. 1. Since it's Texas, maybe he's not crazy for there (consider they replaced George W. Bush with Rick Perry). and 2. How long after the doctor declared Sheldon 'not crazy' did he/she loose their license. To paraphrase George Carlin 'Somewhere there's the world's worst doctor, and he's seeing patients tomorrow.'
  48. 2 points
    Penny has been possessive of Leonard before. Walking in 4A in her underwear to get coffee the morning after Leonard and Dr Stephanie announce their relationship. Interrupted Priya and Leonard's date, place her hand on his back, ate off his plate, and drank out of his glass. She very protective of Raj when she learned who Lucy was. It will be interesting S8 now that she is engaged or fully committed to Leonard. I agree about Sheldon's rudeness. I was glad when they let him continue to run away after his temper tantrum.
  49. 2 points
    Television Critic Association (TCA) nominations were announced today. TBBT nabbed two nominations, with one other being tangent to TBBT(Note the bold) Individual Achievement in Comedy Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX) [2013 winner in category] Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” (Fox) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO) Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC) Individual Achievement in Drama Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC) Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS) Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America) [2013 winner in category] Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO) Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX) Outstanding Achievement in News and Information “CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS) “Cosmos” (Fox) “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central) “Frontline” (PBS) “60 Minutes” (CBS) Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming “The Amazing Race” (CBS) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo) “Shark Tank” (ABC) [2013 winner in category] “Survivor” (CBS) “The Voice” (NBC) Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network) “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (PBS) “The Fosters” (ABC Family) “Sesame Street” (PBS) “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family) Outstanding New Program “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox) “Fargo” (FX) “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) “Sleepy Hollow” (Fox) “True Detective” (HBO) Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX) “Broadchurch” (BBC America) “Fargo” (FX) “The Returned” (SundanceTV) “True Detective” (HBO) Outstanding Achievement in Drama “The Americans” (FX) “Breaking Bad” (AMC) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) [2013 winner in category] “House of Cards” (Netflix) “The Good Wife” (CBS) Outstanding Achievement in Comedy “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) [2013 winner in category – tied with “Parks and Recreation”] “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox) “Louie” (FX) “The Mindy Project” (Fox) “Veep” (HBO) Career Achievement Award Mark Burnett James Burrows Valerie Harper Jay Leno William Shatner Heritage Award “Lost” (ABC) “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) “South Park” (Comedy Central) “Star Trek” (NBC) “Twin Peaks” (ABC) Program of the Year “Breaking Bad” (AMC) [2013 winner in category] “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “The Good Wife” (CBS) “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) “True Detective” (HBO)
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