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  1. Of course I will not pass judgment until I actually see it onscreen but it the actual story resembles what Chuck Lorre said I don't like it, She gives up acting, which was supposed to be her passion? So basically they are saying she lost the last ten years of her life. And if the problems arise from her making money, that would make her look petty. Even if Leonard made more money than her it was never a problem. Finally, if the job comes from Bernadette, and knowing how she has been struggling financially her whole adult life, why didn't Bernadette help her out before?


    I think the dignity and independence that comes from earning your own way in life will outweigh whatever arbitrary "passion" she may have for acting. The alternative is to continue pursuing something she may or may not succeed in while depending on Leonard like a child does their parent, which sounds like a pretty miserable life that would most likely breed resentment in both of them. 

  2. the elevator hasn't worked in 10 years? Lazy Landlord (or whatever the name is)


    Or Sheldon Cooper has a girlfriend? Because he's a catch.


    Or Leonard and Sheldon need to be roommates? They don't need to, they want too.


    I know your being sarcastic, but these aren't the best examples ;)


    How about Sheldon Cooper holding down a job all these years? Everyone at the university can't stand him, he is disrespectful and disobedient towards his superiors, committed several fireable offenses including sexual harassment, and has made little contribution to science (Bernadette has said this and he admits it). He would not be tolerated in a professional environment, nor would pre-Bernadette Howard for that matter. In all my years in the workforce, I've encountered a lot more Pennys (who are under qualified upon hire but show immense potential and have the right personality for the job) than Sheldons. So it's not unrealistic to me at all. A lot of times getting the job is about networking, and that is the case here, making it more believable. 

  3. No greater knowledge about it, ha ha (my cousin is one for Merck, and she makes a truck load of money) which is part of the reason health insurance here (and medicine) is SO expensive - but that is for another discussion.  And in some cases it really is all about who you know (or who you sleep with) but I know it's a comedy show after all.  I don't mean to be a downer.  It's all about laughs (not reality) after all.  Yea you're right, she lives right there - so why not an acting job?


    We can't get hung up on the realism of Penny automatically getting a high paying job when a character like Sheldon has held down a job all these years (though granted his mom had to sleep with someone for him to get it back). Penny has also shown curiosity with science, though her inquiries have been met with ridicule, but the job has more to do with business and customer service. I wanted to see her have some acting success as well, but if that required she live off of others I'd much rather see her pursue something else. It's a shame Leonard won't be all that supportive, especially considering how much the prospect of being with a waitress seemed to bother him. Really inconsistent IMO.  

  4. i hope this too, but does being married change anything? As long as she is working at finding work, is it wrong for them to be an economic unit? He can't be a sugar daddy if they are married and she is just in a period of unemployment. Or are you saying she must not marry until she has economic independence forever?

    edit: not trying to be difficult, just trying to see the nuance. :)


    No, it doesn't. Dependency is dependency, and that is not who Penny is. Especially the way Squidley made it sound, as if she'd be going to him to give her an allowance for a pair of shoes, which sounds abhorrent. The only people who have taken me shopping or given me shopping money in my lifetime are my parents, aunts, and grandparents (aka older, authority figures). I'd die before I would ask a guy for money to splurge on clothes/shoes, that would make them a sugardaddy. And I'd turn on the Real Housewives of Wherever if I want to watch those kinds of people (I assume those women are married based on the title, doesn't make their husbands any less of a sugardaddy). 

  5. I think Leonard will take care of the basics for roof, food, gas, and a pair of shoes periodically. This will give Penny the basis of which to excel at whatever she chooses. If Leonard makes that mistake of over compensating I am sure Penny can correct the mistake.


    No thanks. Penny was surviving semi-alright even before she got a job in the movie, I have no desire to hear of her being dependent on Leonard. This sounds like him giving her an allowance as if he is some sort of sugar daddy, gross. No reason to believe she won't be contributing to their finances now that they are living together. 


    Hope to see her having acting success. The writers really can't claim they want to be realistic when they have a character like Sheldon holding down a job.  

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  6. Nogra, I've been reading the last few pages and I agree with you on Sheldon's sexist remarks. The only thing that bothers me is that a handful of misogynistic chumps on this thread have said the exact same thing, going so far as to call Penny a "slut" and insisting that all the casual sex Leonard has had is somehow completely different, and no one has said anything. Sheldon is unpopular around here, but he echoes the crap spewed out by supposed Lenny fans. 

  7. I don't think they would. Putting a baby in for season 8 would not be a good idea. This would also be the worst time for her to be pregnant. She would be showing just when they started taping and at 5'7" she will be very noticeable the last few months. So her being unable to appear a month or two before delivery, plus the time after, in the middle of the season, could be very bad for her position on the show. I would think she would realize this being a professional.


    Why would she be unable to appear two months pre-delivery? Pregnant actors often work right up until their due date, even if it is noticeable on screen. Kerry Washington is a recent example of that. 

  8. It makes a lot of sense that Penny would keep her mother at arms length wrt Leonard. One, she married Wyatt because she was pregnant, as did all the other women in the family. Leonard is a Northeastern upper middle class university professor. Do you really think her mom is going to make a good impression? Beverly is a nightmare, Penny's mom is just normally embarrassing, and Penny clearly isn't too close to her. Penny is trying to move away from her origins. She met Beverly more or less over Leonard's objections. If it had been up to him, Penny wouldn't have met her.


    This is exactly why I don't think they are going to have a big wedding. Christine Baranski has a tight schedule, so it would be difficult to bring her on the show, and I doubt they're going to want to bring in a fleet of guest star cameos. 

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  9. The second clip explains why Penny was apathetic to Leonard being assaulted by a pillow. Though the way she went about hitting Leonard was more violent, I think a blow to the face hurts more than one to the arm (speaking from pillow fighting experience). 

  10. Beverley has yet to approve of anything Leonard has done, so I don't see why anyone should be concerned. Her opinion of Penny is about as high as the one she holds for her son. You can't make her proud, as they are "not her accomplishments", but you can charm her. Penny is much more adept at that than Leonard, so she'll come around. It does seem the writers forgot about S3 Christmas.

  11. But during the scene where they were having dinner, nobody knew where Sheldon was at, so he was in fact MIA. Amy wasn't mad or seemingly worried, but this is about Penny and her reaction to the situation. I think in that moment if she cared, she would have shown a bit more concern than telling Amy to "get out." Just seems a little insensitive to me. It's forgiveable, but to say Penny is always caring and patient with Amy and Sheldon is inaccurate. I think some people view Sheldon through rose-colored glasses, but some people do the same with Penny.


    She told her to get out after Amy ignored close to a dozen gentle cues between her and Leonard. Her tone was firm but quite gentle, and after multiple hints it was time to be direct. She is still endlessly patient with both her and Sheldon, quite motherly in fact. 


    it wasn't like Amy was intruding on a romantic moment

    Yes it was. Unless home-cooked food, red wine, and an apartment with only the two of them don't indicate a date to her. She was in the wrong for intruding.


    Poor Lenny, now they have two babies instead of one. And they're not even cute or cuddly! 

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