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    Hi all. Just a quick report. Got to pack our bags for a flight to San Francisco in the morning Episode was called "The Separation Agitation". If anything it was centered on Bert and StuHowardette more than anyone. But I thought everyone got a fair run without dominating. It was StuHowardette and Bert and the rest appearing together. Started with Fun with Flags: Behind the Flags - a retrospective complete with Raj and Howard on music. Shamy talk to Lenny ( at the kitchen island of course!) via video link about their Fun with Flags memories. They of course show their utter contempt for the whole thing. Found Penny's repartee funny. Then they call for viewers to call in with their memories. Deadly silence is followed by excitement when Bert calls - but just to tell them he has a girl friend. They ask for callers who want to talk flag memories but the next call is just Bert again telling them her name is Rebecca. Later at the university cafeteria, Sheldon, Leonard and Raj are joking around, Bert sits with them, Leonard invites him to come to his place for dinner so they can meet his girl. When they arrive she is a stunning blonde who is a failed actress who has become a personal trainer. She's much younger than Bert. Penny asks if Rebecca has dates a scientist before because she was thinking of starting a support group. Rebecca says she dated a Scientologist. Sheldon quips Bert is copying Lenny. We find out they met online. Raj remarks he had not much success online. Bert says he only got success when he mentioned his $600 thousand grant. Sheldon gets sent out by Amy when he speaks inappropriately. Bec comes back and says if she'd done something wrong and Leonard just says it's just normal Sheldon. Bec says something that implies it was the money and Amy is immediately suspicious and mentions it when Bec goes to the toilet. Sheldon makes another comment, gets sent out again but Amy calls him back when Bec makes her suspicious again. It was all very funny but can't remember the lines. When Bert leaves, Sheldon compares them to Lenny - Berts money and his groveling to get the girl and Leonard says it's completely different - Berts money will run out but he can beg till he dies. Penny quips - all that and he's shorter than me. ( Some will be annoyed by the usual insults but we all found it funny in the delivery of it. I thought Lenny were funny together and Amy's reactions to Sheldons comments were hilarious. Back at cafeteria next day, Sheldon tells a joke about Feinmann, Einstein and Schrodinger. Raj and Leonard react slowly but eventually love. Bert comes in. He is worried about what everyone said about being used. He says something about the relationship that Sheldon thinks is funny and tells Leonard it's his turn to tell a joke. Bert turns up at the apartment to tell them he broke it off. Raj starts saying he did the right thing, comparing him to his story which gets depressing and says maybe someone else should speak. Amy is glad but Bert is upset she convinced him. Sheldon has a go at her and she says to raise your hand for permission to speak. Penny tells Bert he should be looking for someone who likes him for who he is not what he has. Sheldon raises his hand and Penny makes the mistake of letting him speak because he delivers one of his trademark Lenny insults and Leonard just looks up at her and says don't look at me you gave him permission. Bert then leaves saying he might buy Bec a jet ski to get her back. Then there's a Fun with Flags retrospective retrospective and a call comes through and it's Bert saying it worked he got her back. The report of this plot doesn't do it justice. The jokes were very funny in my opinion and everyone else in the audience sounded like they agreed. There were no real dead spots in audience reaction. The other separation plot was Bernie going back to work but being really unhappy about but she is hiding that from Howard. She confides in Stuart who has clearly replaced Raj now that he's moved in with Lenny. Before going back to work, they all take Halley to the zoo but that just depresses Bernie more because she compares herself to other mammals who stay with their young longer than her. Howard has a chat to Stuart as well but he reveals nothing. They finally all share their feelings when it comes to dropping off Halley. They all cry except the baby and Bernie does her trademark angry thing telling Halley off for not caring. Later Howard and Stuart are at daycare dropping her off, showing Bernie via FaceTime how Halley is fine. Bernie cracks it again because she ignores her The boys can't leave. They steal Halley away and take her to the aquarium. Later they come home and pretend they are back from daycare but are caught because Bernie got a call about them taking the baby. Again the report doesn't do it justice without the jokes. I thought all three were hilarious interacting with each other. Stuart got Howard a few times with some comebacks and Bernie as always got them both. Thought it was a very funny episode. Lots of good jokes and no one really dominated. Mayim was hilarious but had a shocker with bloopers. At one point she was just sitting off camera eating the food laughing. I think she was distracted by friends in the front row. Everyone fluffed a line or two and a few scenes got joke rewrites. Raj had his family there as well. As was Kaleys dad but apparently he's always there. Jim reacted to the crowd more than usual according to others near me who had been before. Johnny and Kaley as always climbed up to speak to the audience confirming two more years and thanking all the fans. My wife and I had an absolute ball and stole the show in the audience interaction between scenes. Mrs Itwas won best laugh and I must say I dominated the dance competition ( I did a follow up dance with a crew member I was that "good" - it was no contest on the applause-o-meter) and gave as good as I got from the MC when he started picking on my Aussie accent. According to my wife I had Kaley and Mayim in stitches when I started talking about the difference between Americans calling it math and us Aussies saying Maths. He asked me my job and I said Maths teacher. He said if I'd had trouble communicating with Americans while here and I said only the last two minutes. I have to go write a report on my day for my Facebook fans - family and friends - now so I'm going off till tomorrow. I'll answer any questions if you have any then. So worth the 15 hour flight!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Thanks, @snow*flower, for the information on both episodes! that's a few mysteries cleared up. I hope you had a wonderful time! @Itwasdestined, I'm not going to say I hope you had a wonderful time, because it seems pretty obvious from your TR that you did, and that TBBT had a wonderful time hosting you. You'll forgive me too, I hope, for saying that that your (and MrsIWD's) antics sound way more fun than the episode itself, because said antics sound like a blast. But thank you for the information. As to the TR: the fatal 'f' word is trembling on my lips. Look, I quite like Bert. But I could have sailed happily through life without getting into the guts of his depressing love-life. The saving grace here is, I suppose, that we get a fair amount of group interaction (sans Howardette and - oy - Stuart) while they're dissecting said love-life. My Lenny friends are going to hate the Lenny jabs, I imagine, and I admit that this sounds like one of those episodes where I can't quite figure out why these people hang out together. And yes, not a huge fan of Amy once more being seemingly relegated to policing Sheldon's behaviour, but maybe it'll play out differently? The Howardette plot has this to say for it, I think, which is that the separation anxiety is not painted as an exclusively Mommy thing. That, at least, is good. But I am once more squinting at the show and thinking 'You have barely twenty minutes of running time, and seven characters for whom you need to find stories. And now Stuart, for some reason. Do you really think you can handle guest characters on top of it? Bert and the sloth?'
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    The gang discovers that Bert finds love with a pretty young lady who is into him for his money only. And Bernadette is finally ready to go back to work but struggles to do so while Hallie is going to daycare.
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    You say you want a Lenny Revolution ... Well, you know ... We all want to change the show ... You tell me that it's evolution ... Well, you know ... We all don't want the Sheldon Show ... But when you talk about the kitchen island ... Don't you know that you can count me out ... Don't you know it's gonna be ... All right, all right, all right … You say you got a real solution ... Well, you know ... We'd all love to see more Lenny ... You ask me for a contribution ... Well, you know ... We're as vocal as we can ... But if you think that TPTB have minds that don't rate ... All I can tell is brother you are great! Don't you know it's gonna be ... All right, all right, all right … Taking profound liberties … my deepest apologies to the Beatles and their fans.
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    Yes on my way back in my Uber. When my head stops spinning, I'll be back! Loonngg day! But bloody fantastic experience Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The thing is "wore me" "wore her" down gives the impression that he was constantly begging her to marry him. It's rather insulting to them both in my opinion. In the season 6 Valentine's Day episode (at which point we had only seen on proposal--who knows how many unseen there were---another example of retcon with the canon. Grrrrr). She told him that "eventually I'm going to say yes". Well my friends, that is her accepting his proposal right then and there. Admitting that she will say yes in the future, with an implication of “don’t stop asking”. In the same episode there is a split second when she fears he is going to break up with her. So I say bullsh** on all of this malarkey that Penny only married Leonard because he wore her down. And shame on Sheldon Cooper, by the way for denigrating his supposedly best friend's marriage relationship to advance his own in his and other people's eyes. Sorry to rant on (and I'm getting angrier as I type), but so much sticks in my craw over the treatment of Leonard and Penny since episode 7.01. Nicely put April. I pretty much just ranted the same thing regarding "retconning" without having seen your post. Your point of the all the characters treating each other awful at times is well taken, as is your comment as to it hitting home when it is the couple of which you are a fan......
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    Presumably those commenting on Amy's appearance are in perfect body condition themselves? There is no point comparing Penny to Amy, they both have very different styles and appeal imo
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    According to the Seat 42F promo pictures article, Joel Murray will be guest starring as "Doug". At Comic Con Bill Prady told the story of not being able to get movie studio permission to use a clip of "Ghostbusters" for "The Focus Attenuation" (episode 8x5). Bill called Joel who reached out to his older brother Bill Murray who then yelled at a studio executive for being "mean to TBBT people". Permission to include the clip came swiftly after that phone call.
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    Just a note, please try to keep stories spoiler free so that everyone can enjoy them! If you write something about an upcoming episode, that's really awesome! But if we could try to either post on another site and link to it here (with a spoiler warning, so people can choose if they want to click or not) or just wait until the episode airs to post it, that would be awesome for all the spoiler-free people who like to read these. Here's one I wrote today for the prompt, "Sheldon asking Amy on a date, the first one!" (It is 100 words, I swear, haha.)
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    Okay, I'll play along. I went over the word count just a tad, but here it is: Sheldon and Amy Get Ready “Are you sure this is how it’s supposed to work?” “Yes. I’ve been reading about it. Just pull on it a little more.” “Okay…” “Ow!” “You said to pull…” “Yes, but not that hard!” “Sorry. Do you want to start over?” “No, I think we can go from here. Are you ready?” “I guess so. Go ahead.” “Okay. I just need to put this here.” “That’s a little uncomfortable.” “Spread your legs a little wider.” “Okay. Yeah, that’s better.” “Oh, did you get that item from the drug store?” “Yes, I have it in my purse.” “Perfect. We’ll have the best two-headed, three-legged alien costume at the party!”
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    I think the show has dipped in quality during this second half of the season, but for now I am going to blame perhaps news of the renewal allowing them to slow it down (behind the scenes they could have much earlier notice of a deal being done), rehash old themes and tropes etc. If next Season starts on a similar footing then I would be very concerned that they are struggling to come up with new material or have started to run out of ideas. Still a few tapings left and you would think they will want to generate some interest going into next season storyline wise. I have still found it enjoyable to watch even if they aren't hitting the heights compared to earlier in the season, if I didn't I wouldn't be posting and still talking about it.
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    Great to see an 'old school' Sheldon and Penny laundry room scene judging from the photos, been missing those.
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    And those promos will be shown, when the entity that owns the rights to the show, gets ready to broadcast the episode. This episode won't be seen in other countries for a while, so there is no need to show the promo, until the episode airs in that country. Her abs indicate she's been showing results for a while.
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    CBS has announced the season 10 finale will be on Thursday, 11 May, 2017.
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    Three Lenny moments from season 10...just because
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    I just started watching "The Intimacy Acceleration" and ran to my phone to write this: Leonard (joking): (...) "My research has shown that it (falling in love) takes 3 to 5 years of shameless begging" (laughs) Penny: "Honey, neither of us comes off good in that story." !!!!!!!!!!!!! So why the hell are they, both of them, repeat this terrible joke so often two years later?!?! Uggggh. TPTB.
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    Exactly! I would definitely like to see some old school TBBT as opposed to Lenny drama or Raj/Stuart loneliness/loser plots. Cafeteria talk, group stuff like a Raj themed event, how about dinner at the chinese restaurant or even lunch at the Cheesecake Factory?! Movie night at a theater, an aquarium visit, a bowling night.....u get the point! Im feeling a bit nostalgic lately for some reason lol
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    You know the show needs to end if you are giving Bert a storyline.
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    May all our friends watching the taping tonight enjoy it.
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    A rare peaceful time in the DT.....let's enjoy it while it lasts guys.
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    Ha! How about Amy lied or exaggerated about the 22 degrees so she didn't have to go horseback riding???
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    LOL Yeah, I think it's safe to say that Amy is able to spread her legs more than 22°.
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    ...the whole "22 degree" thing was a cheap joke, like so many others, that does not fit into the canon and is quite absurd......
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    Mayim actually is a big fan of yoga and she's in good shape for a woman in her 40s who had 2 kids. So if one day Penny is pestering Amy to join her yoga session by all means, bring it on!
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    That was a pretty sweet scene. I loved that she asked Leonard for his opinion there. I loved these little tidbits we got this season, that Penny still had feelings for him. This, 21 second, Cohabitation, Love Car, Penny, you just should have spoken up.
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    You should have seen this forum last year when it was announced he was back. Fun times!
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    Imo a great point. The beauty is not a universal concept. Each one of us has a very own perspective about beauty or sexyness. Just because society tendencely try to make people follow certain beauty patterns that mean most of people have to agree on that. The reality doesnt work like that. That's why there are so many unnhapy people because they cant reach the "perfect body" or the "perfect beauty". Or the perfect relationship which wrongly imo is connected with a pretty face or a hot body or a sex machine type. One of the reasons I started to follow tbbt with enthusiasm was precisely to feel those guys and those girls could not be perfect in called conventional beauty or conventional social behaviour but they try to be happier as the way they like. Course what makes me feel atttracted in therms of beauty or sex appeal doesnt mean it is what should be. Feelings dont follow a rule and don't have to please the others people interact with in their lives. People make their own rules about their relationships and people may be happier as they feed their self esteem with the feeling they are beautiful and clever people who deserve to be happy as everyone else. No ifs, no looking at others and think he or she is who is beautiful and sexy, they are who deserve all chances from the world to be happy. Everyone is in same ship, as they deserve the best chances about everything. Like Leonard and Penny. Sheldon and Amy. Bernardette and Howard . And Raj.
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    I'm so late to the party here !! It's been a super busy day ! Anyway I'm going to reserve judgement on the episode till it airs but at the moment I'm not liking the Amy sends Sheldon out the room element ! I thought we were past that this season, reminds me of the "play with your phone " from 9.24 but then I know the writers like to throw these " jokes " in every now and then and the general public seem to like the like them so *shrugs shoulders* whatever !!! I'm sure it'll be funny & light hearted on air ! I'm think the next episode or two will be light funny episodes , hopefully leaving us with something tender and hopefully engagement (with no dramatic Shamy cliffhanger ) by season end .....I've said it once today & I'll say it again, not that I'm greedy lol !! Thanks so much to[mention=15226]itwasdestined[/mention] and @snow*flower for the super spoilers, I really appreciate all the time & effort & hope you both had a blast ! X Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Please, do not bother those who bring info, unless they say they are willing to answer question. snow*flower said they didn't want to write too much.
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    Me and Mrs Itwas in line waiting to get in!! Hope there's something positively Lenny to report. Don't want to cause depression with my news[emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Would rather see old school Leonard & Penny instead.
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    Sigh. I really, really wished that Leonard popped out from the other side of that shower curtain. What could have been a lovely, surprising Lenny moment that would tickle all our hineys with the pleasure of lovely innuendo just became an uninspired missed opportunity.
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    FYI: I made this collage. Only 5 people liked it, when I posted it on March 10. That was a bit disappointing, tbh. Let's see how many likes it gets now.
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    ...What's not to love about these two???
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    It points to L not deserving P. That the only reason they are married is that she tired of him asking. That it is a mistake. That they will not last. That L is a looser. The need to have cheap laughs at the expense of the other characters is something that is for me extremely tiresome and unnecessary.
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    Exactly. I’ve no idea how high the fluctuation is in the writer-circle, but nowadays a honest question arises...
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    I don't understand why they would write a relationship story about Bert when they have a single Raj just waiting for a story. What might have been funny is Raj using Bert as his wingman and them both having success, Bert's date seeming better than Raj's, then they could have thrown in that she was a gold digger or something like that, while there was something wrong with Raj's girl too. I would love to see a exchange between Raj and Howard about how Bert isn't going to help Raj find girls, so that later when they both bring the girls by Raj rubs it in to Howard, letting him know he had better success with Bert than when he used to go with Howard .
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    So glad you had a wondetful time! And the episode seems so funny, that's very cool! Thanks so much for all info
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    Indeed! In a rock show! Amy would be flattered indeed!
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    This made me cry the first time and it still does!