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  1. 7 points
    Well, when I examine the totality of the statements made by Sheldon, my overall assessment is that he is generally less credible than those around him. His whackiness is the basis of the show. It’s not like his schtick is about speaking truth to power. To some degree his role is to say those things said by drunk uncles at family gatherings - to get a laugh in the context of the show. As to prophetic powers - who knows. But Sheldon’s opinions - which is what he was expressing at the time - are generally and by design completely whack. As evidence I refer you to.... the show. Pick any episode for examples. Edit: carve out physics. That’s not opinion.
  2. 5 points
    With repairs to my house, I'm running behind on some things here. Sheldon and Raj tied for the most time in the episode, at 10:30, with Howard at 6:45 and Johnny at 4:05 and None of the women had over three minutes (A=2:15, B= 1:00, and P= 2:55). I take that back, Ruchi had more time than each of the others woman, and Johnny at 4:10. Raj and Ruchi had 4:10 total and 3:00 alone. That was more than all three of the other couples, combined.
  3. 5 points
    Yes. Character Screen Time On Friday, Johnny was at the taping of his production "Living Biblically". A member of another forum was at the taping. After the the curtain call, when everything was wrapped, a church choir that was in a scene sang for the audience. Johnny was very touched and emotional while the choir sang.
  4. 5 points
    Might be because Leonard's comment was brought up again (by someone other than Leonard, and in a way that suggested it's been brought up, off camera by Leonard more than that one time), and Sheldon's comment hasn't been brought up again.
  5. 5 points
    A very happy birthday to the dedicated and nice Shamy fellow @Susana Alcira . I hope you have a great one
  6. 5 points
    After seeing the episode one more time, I had another thought: Since when they were struggling to put their highly paid stars on set (is Leonard even in the show anymore, is Johnny Galecki a guest star now, seriously?).
  7. 4 points
    Not me. I like that Penny has been about as sexy as TBBT could contain without a hint of sleaze.
  8. 4 points
    Lenny rarely wander to far from their safe territory that is the kitchen island. Penny is looking gorgeous with that hair style and that sweater.
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    I mostly want to know Amy's background story, because we know the one about each other character in the show. If there's a father out there, I want to know how he looks like and how he is. Generally speaking, I think the writers have been "good" at casting parents so far. Not really good for other relatives, especially siblings, that's true. Since we know nothing about Amy's family, there are no set expectations to be fulfilled or disappointed, as it happened with Mee-maw, for example.
  11. 4 points
    To shove and para phrase Shelly's statement back at him, "Sometimes the baby doesn't win".
  12. 4 points
    ....helllooooo...(listens to the echo resounding through empty corridors and wonders if everyone has gone out for spiced lattes and neglected to mention it....) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 3 points
    Yeah, I was wondering what other instance you meant but I think we didn't even get a "parents" comment at all in S10. And suddenly in S11 we have Shamy having off-screen dinners with them. The reference to her father could go either way so to me it feels a strong shift that came with Holland. Maybe Molaro really thought of Amy's dad as being absent in some form and Holland thought he'd rather do something different?
  14. 3 points
    Perhaps Sheldon's casting video as professor Proton or an episode of fun with flags.
  15. 3 points
    Week Seven Live + 7, Week of 06 November, 2017 Based on week Five numbers (October 23-29, 2017). CBS broadcast TBBT new episode, 10.05 "The Collaboration Contamination" on Monday at 8 PM. Premieres are designated with a "P". Demo Show Live + 7 Lift Show Live + 7 Total This is Us 2.2 This is Us 5.0 The Good Doctor 2.0 TBBT 4.4 TBBT 1.6 The Good Doctor 3.8 Will and Grace 1.5 Will and Grace 3.3 Grey's Anatomy 1.5 Grey's Anatomy 3.3 Modern Family 1.3 Modern Family 3.0 The Gifted 1.1 Survivor 2.4 The Orvile 1.1 The Orville 2.3 How to Get Away w/Murder 1.1 Chicago PD 2.1 Chicago PD 1.0 American Housewife 2.1 Viewers Show Live + 7 Lift (000) Show Live + 7 Total (000) The Good Doctor 7.10 TBBT 17.96 This is Us 6.09 The Good Doctor 17.50 TBBT 4.76 NCIS 17.14 Designated Survivor 4.60 This is Us 16.69 Blue Bloods 4.14 Bull 14.61 Chicago PD 4.07 NCIS:NO 13.17 Bull 3.91 Blue Bloods 12.43 Chicago Fire 3.86 Grey's Anatomy 11.22 NCIS 3.84 Will and Grace 10.55 Criminal Minds 3.81 Chicago Fire 10.41 Tensor
  16. 3 points
    I think they are very flexible when it comes to providing us more detail about her parents, they have plenty of writing options and background information they could implement with those characters. Her mother we haven't heard much about for a long time now and even then we got conflicting stories about her. Her father is a complete blank canvas in a way. So they could do anything with them and it will likely make sense. I just hope we finally get to see them!
  17. 3 points
    I agree with all you wrote and to me it feels like the writers are using old discarding scripts from previous seasons because the stories they are telling doesn't really fit in season 11 at the moment in my opinion.
  18. 3 points
    Agree. I would add they are getting to be stuck with that to most characters at the moment. However I , as viewer, have to keep the faith they would improve about it soon. Because if I stop to believe they could, I will only have two choices: or I stop watching or I stop posting here. I am not willing to pick none at moment so I still believe.
  19. 2 points
    At least she doesn't wear ugly outfits every week like Amy. Her Little House on the Prairie sleepwear is just nauseating..
  20. 2 points
    Lol i would the whole show he has been a jerk to Leonard. So why would this be any different. He took credit for their collobaration in Season 8 diddnt he. Sheldon does not like giving credit
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    HI GUYS DO YOU THINK IN THE TWO TAPINGS WE WILL GET A SHAMY CHRISTMAS I KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK WE NEED MORE SHAMY MOMENTS
  23. 2 points
    You notice these days how when it comes to Penny and wine. She is very selective now. She has it maybe on a one per special occasion basis. i think we all remember in S4 she was practically drunk every week LOL. Wel it felt like that. But it seems she is more reserved now. And is more a coffee girl now heh. Married life huh.
  24. 2 points
    They went to Texas because it was Christmas. It's traditional to spend it with family and/or close friends. Sheldon's nephew has a birthday then, too. We know Sheldon doesn't go every year. One year Raj's father came to him for Christmas and Amy hosted the dinner. In American English, 'Holiday' refers to its older meaning, which is a religious festival or commemoration. 'The Holidays' is sometimes used as a synonym for Christmas. TBBT is an American programme. In British English 'holiday' has gained a broader meaning, referring to any day or days off, or a time for enjoyment spent away from home, work, or school. 'Vacation' is also used to refer to parts of the academic year when the universities are closed to students. Historically official holidays were connected to holy days, mainly Christmas, St Stephen's ( Boxing ) Day, Easter, and Pentecost aka Whitsun which has recently been replaced by Spring Bank Holiday which may or may not fall on the holy day in the Church calendar. Fun fact : In Scotland there was a time when although Christmas Day was officially a holiday nearly everybody worked anyway. Apart from going to Church, they seemed to ignore it and wait a week for the fun. I don't know if it's still the case. The first year I had a computer I had a super time finding websites or fax numbers for shops in Scotland and spending my Christmas money on Christmas Day. Everything I bought came the day after Boxing Day in England because post offices in Scotland were open. Yay !
  25. 2 points
    But the difference between him and Sheldon was tremendous (and maybe got larger with this one) while the difference between him and Amy was very small. Leonard's screen time used to be so much closer to Sheldon's. I also feel* that whenever Leonard gets an A plot Sheldon has a B plot or takes a big part in Leonard's plot, while Leonard is barely there when Sheldon has an A plot. *I didn't go @Tensor on it so I can't say it's a fact.
  26. 2 points
    Week 8 Schedule; 03 November, 2017 This Thread will contain the schedules for Broadcast and for Tapings for Season 11. I will update this post as I get notified of changes, until the first week of the season. After that, I will start the week, with the current schedules and add to them throughout the week. Black indicates no show, Green indicates new episodes, Light Purple are reruns. Special date and times will be indicated with an asterisk, in Orange. Taping information will be in Blue. I will start with week with these colors. Throughout the week, changes will be made in Red (show dates that are TBD will also appear in red and will be changed when the info is available). Information and tips for attending a taping, can be found in this thread Show Schedule 09/25 New 1101 The Proposal Proposal *Season Premeire 10/02 New 1102 The Retraction Reaction 10/09 New 1103 The Relaxation Integration 10/16 New 1104 The Explosion Implosion 10/23 New 1105 The Collaboration Contamination 11/02 New 1106 The Proton Regeneration *Moves to Thursday 11/06 Rerun 1011 The Birthday Synchronicity 11/09 New 1107 The Geology Methodology 11/16 New 1108 The Tesla Recoil 11/23 Rerun TBD TBD 11/30 New 1109 The Bitcoin Entanglement 12/07 New 1110 TDB 12/14 New 1111 TDB 12/21 Rerun TBD TBD 12/28 Rerun TBD TBD 01/04 New 1112 TDB 01/11 New 1113 TDB 01/18 New 1114 TDB 01/25 Rerun TBD TBD Taping Schedule 08/15 Episode 11.01 The Proposal Proposal 08/22 Episode 11.02 The Retraction Reaction 08/29 Episode 11.03 The Relaxation Integration 09/12 Episode 11.04 The Explosion Implosion 09/19 Episode 11.05 The Collaboration Contamination 10/03 Episode 11.06 The Proton Regeneration 10/10 Episode 11.07 The Geology Methodology 10/24 Episode 11.08 The Tesla Recoil 10/31 Episode 11.09 The Bitcoin Entanglement 11/14 Episode 11.10 TBD 11/21 Episode 11.11 TBD 12/05 Episode 11.12 TBD 12/12 Episode 11.13 TBD 01/09 Episode 11.14 TBD 01/16 Episode 11.15 TBD 01/30 Episode 11.16 TBD 02/13 Episode 11.17 TBD 02/21 Episode 11.18 TBD *Wednesday Taping 03/06 Episode 11.19 TBD 03/13 Episode 11.20 TBD 03/27 Episode 11.21 TBD 04/03 Episode 11.22 TBD 04/17 Episode 11.23 TBD 04/24 Episode 11.24 TBD Current Broadcast and Taping Schedule
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
    I thought it was funny too. Playful whimsy. I doubt it will come up like that frequently.
  29. 2 points
    Wasn't the PP-video of Sheldon shown in the Ep before? But FwF would be pretty likely, or...
  30. 2 points
    I did say 'or parents' but you were right, I just checked the Holiday Summation again when they went to Texas for some reason I thought Sheldon had said something along the lines of 'how would you have liked it if I told your parents?' when it was fact just 'mother'. Amy then replies I would be happy if you showed interest in my 'family'. My bad it was just the once in Season 10 when they were sitting on the bed that her father was mentioned.
  31. 2 points
    I also don't think it would be that difficult to cast Amy's family cause they are more of a blank slate anyway. With both Meemaw and Penny's brother there were years and years of build up that made people have vastly different expectations for these characters. With Amy's father that's not the case at all cause we didn't know he even existed until recently.
  32. 2 points
    I am not happy , I just thought it was funny. There are many stupid things from the show which are greetly loved among fans and I hate them. It is fair enough, I guess.
  33. 2 points
    Holland seemed open to the possibility to have Amy's father on screen at some point. I hope he really meant it and that we see both her parents, minimally at Shamy wedding. We already saw her mother once. Recently, I've read that some fans on Twitter think the character might be re-casted, since through the years she was depicted in a less favorable light and maybe the inoffensive, innocuous lady who was cast the first time is not the right match. I'm not sure they will re-cast the character, TBH I wouldn't be that much ok with that...Plus, it wouldn't be the first time what the writers have said through the years about a parent doesn't reflect how they appear when we have a more extensive plot about them.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    I agree with @April that having Amy's father into the picture could be a writing decision happened very recently. I like your explanation of him working away from home most of the time, it seems a good in-universe one for the fact Amy's mother was for the most part responsible of her education. Out-of universe, anyway, I got the impression the writers throughout the years had been somehow suggesting he was not in Amy's life, up to the first time he was mentioned in S. 10. It might be a coincidence, obviously, but I wonder if they really wanted at first to tell a different story for Amy's family (with a father who was dead or for some reason out f the picture) and then changed their mind. If so, I wonder why they changed their minds. Maybe they found a good match for the character, an actor they wanted in the show and decided to write him as Amy's dad. It can be cool....
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BbYao9qFoyr/
  38. 2 points
    Well said ! Last year I hoped for more seasons because I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people. So far it's b ____r all. Of course we can't have life-changing events every week, that wouldn't be believable and a little repetition is good for continuity, but they're a third of the way through a season now and they've done next to nothing. They haven't even built on anything that has come up. There's plenty they could have followed up on. Amy and Howard could have made something useful in their prosthetic project and won a prize and got featured on the news ; Sheldon and Howard could have designed and built a better model rocket and made some money; Beverly could have come to stay in 4a at Penny's invitation while she writes a book or escapes after giving a controversial radio interview about her last one on high-achieving couples; We could have had some girls' nights with Bernie stretched out on the sofa; Shamy could have been house-hunting with the drama teacher's wife who's a realtor; Sheldon could have been interfering with Wil's TV science show or even better, writing scripts for it; Raj could have met a girl who doesn't want to go to bed as soon as she's been introduced to him and they could be shown doing interesting things that don't cost much money. Sheldon could buy a car and take confidence-building refresher driving lessons; Penny could have an idea for a new medicine; She might read an article and suspect she's infertile thanks to her and Leonard's chequered sexual pasts, but turn out to be wrong. All this stuff they have the foundations for already and the development of it could use up a lot of episodes with a little bit of it every week. Lots of 'coulds' there and I'm sure we all have our own ideas. Why the writers seem short of them, goodness knows.
  39. 2 points
    The writers seems to be pretty stuck with their storytelling about some of the characters on the show in my opinion to be honest.
  40. 2 points
    LenPen huh? Penny the lens. Because Leonard was in front of her the whole time, but she had to zoom in to really see that. Leonard the pen. Because the moment he meet her he was just waiting to sign the dotted line on their marrage certificate.
  41. 2 points
    I'm still mulling over Sheldon & Amy's chat on the couch from the latest episode. Amy's line .."that dinner with my parents comes to mind"
  42. 1 point
    I forgot the word 'and' and I can't always edit my posts for some reason it doesn't save it. The first line should have been this: "I did say 'or parents' but you were right, I just checked the Holiday Summation again when they went to Texas and for some reason i thought..." I remember the episode and know what happened
  43. 1 point
    As for the "our babies well be smart and beautiful". Sheldons words hold no creedence in comparison to Leonards words. Because the idea of it has been brought up several times over the past 11 seasons. So what Sheldon said was just intended to be a set up joke, that is all. As for Penny's hair style. Hey she has length that is all that matters lol.
  44. 1 point
    In a way, yes. But I think they like the idea of their daughter marrying Sheldon more. Given how they are forcing Amy to date before, maybe they are thinking she is lucky enough to date a guy like Sheldon. Hence, Sheldon getting away with "momma jokes". And based on Amy's stories, her mother can be a bit superficial. Maybe Sheldon's joke has a ring of truth in it but still, saying those jokes on her parents face is disrespectful for me.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Now we know Amy's mother isn't a widow. From Amy's conversations in the last seven years or so it's seemed her mother has had the most involvement. It could be that Amy's parents are not together but make an effort to meet for family occasions. This happens in real life. Another possibility is that her father was in an occupation that took him away from home a lot, leaving her mother to do most of the bringing-up and he's now in the processs of retiring. Consent to marriage of adults isn't needed by law but asking seems still to be considered a polite thing to do. All my friends who have daughters were thrilled when they were approached, especially if the proposal hadn't yet happened. Perhaps in a Shamy conversation after Meemaw had given a very grudging 'I suppose' they'd decided Sheldon would see Amy's father before presenting the ring, after her jets had cooled. It might have been in the relationship or cohabitation agreement.
  47. 1 point
    It's not the only way but they usually are good scenes and storylines when they are together. Two of my top 5 episodes had that kind of setup. They rarely seem to get it wrong IMO in terms of writing and the acting is usually top notch. I recall this very forum effusing praise in recent years when Penny/Amy/Bernadette are together. Haven't seen that type of storyline this season so far and that may be limited by Melissa's reduced workload and then maternity leave this season.
  48. 1 point
    That was close to the coala face, I guess...LOL
  49. 1 point
    I liked these two things as well. Sheldon's been having a lot of needlessly mean moments this season and having an episode where those were shut down each time and have long lasting consequences (Bert refuses to work with him even after he apologised) was a relief to see.
  50. 1 point
    No Lenny in last night's episode other than two seconds on the couch with them watching TV, but I enjoyed how Penny shut down Sheldon. I also enjoyed Penny's dig at Raj and Bert acknowledging that Leonard is an excellent scientist.
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