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  1. First half was brilliant. Laughed my ass off. Opening scene gave everyone something to contribute. Howard as Sheldon had me in stitches the whole and loved Sheldon being clueless about it. Even loved the Shamy fight back as Howardette. But the reaction to the impersonations was whiny and laboured and the fallout and solution slowed the comedy down.

    Loved the Lenny story. No problem with the contradictions and delays in revealing the truth of Penny’s statements. Been a long time since the show had portrayed Lenny “lusting” for each other. Tag was shoehorned in. Best laugh this season but still had flat spots.


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  2. Well, as you know, I take after Leonard as far as being pedantic.  If you go to each season separately, in Wikipedia, they give the dates it was broadcast.  Of course, that bit of arcane knowledge isn't usually useful.  

    Neither is knowing every capital city in the world and every element in the the periodic table but it didn’t stop me cramming that in my memory!


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  3. All of it is writers BS.   BTW:
    Season two, Leonard wasn't dating anyone, Halloween was a month before Leonard started dating Stephanie
    Season three, Leonard was with Penny and  Halloween was well before they broking up in April.  
    Season four,  Leonard wasn't dating,, Halloween was three months before Leonard Started Dating Priya.
    You might have a point in Season 5, Leonard broke up with Priya around Halloween.  
    The rest of it, 

    I binged watched all those seasons plus Aus is behind schedule so didn’t match dates in US. That’s why I said could. Thanks for the accurate updateknew you would.


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  4. If we’re gonna blame the writers for retconning the Leonard boat kiss BS then let’s apply the same to Penny’s “secrets”. More BS. The Halloween thing is either ridiculous or understandable. Season 2 could have been when Leonard was dating so why would she, S3 could have been post breakup so why would she and S4 could have been Priya era so why would she? Every other year since they’re together so of course he would have been there. So I just don’t hang much on Penny for this. It’s BS writing to continue the Lenny drama of S12. And if we’re not retconning I think Leonard has held more secrets of importance than Penny has.


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  5. I laughed at parts. Thought Bernie was funny in the planetarium. On a personal level, I found the Lenny interactions funny because they are so much like my marriage and Penny being so convinced about the flights of stairs she went out of her way to prove Leonard wrong but wasn’t is just my life every day so I laughed. What annoys me is that their life is portrayed as so boring. With Sheldon out, they’ve simply moved from the island to the couch and every week Penny seems to be playing on her phone while Leonard is just sitting there doing some mundane thing. Yes that’s real life in our marriage but we’re in our 50s and been married 26 years and if we had the opportunity to portray our life on TV we would pick 100s of interesting humorous adventures before boring the viewers with another episode of my wife flicking digital fruit on her iPad while I do my school work. Cmon, get them out of the house and let them do something! ( Yes they were at the Planetarium this week but that’s just another type of couch to sit on without doing anything!)

     

    I love Shamy the scientists and I loved Shamy the boy/girl friends but Shamy the married couple is getting too sickly sweet for me. For me, and I’m sure Shamies will disagree vehemently, their interactions are bordering on Sheldon and his Mom in Young Sheldon when they work on resolving their problems after a Sheldon stuff up. Not working for me.

     

    The bromance was laid on a bit thick at the end at the Planetarium.

     

    Bob still makes me laugh just being Bob. Has since the 70s. Even if the situation was a bit lame.

     

    Hoping Halloween episode kicks into another gear cos it’s just spluttering along at the moment.

     

    Amy’s story was a strong message about women wanting their own life achievements which I appreciated

     

     

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  6. Perhaps it depends on the purpose of the story. There was no chance to get much of an idea of who Tam is. Comes across as an invitation to watch YS.


    That’s exactly what it was. Blatant cross promotion for the other show, which I watch and enjoy BTW. There were no stories about people in Sheldon’s life other than his family for 11 seasons because no friends existed before Leonard came knocking. Penny had the whore of Omaha, Leonard had Speckerman ( funny how he ends up playing Sheldon’s dad in YS) , Raj had Lalita and his cousin come into the show as independent stories thought worthy of telling without outside influences in that time. Tam is created in another show and is now suddenly inserted into the BBT story. Young Sheldon’s female rival is coming up too isn’t she? Others will follow. But that’s TV I guess. Just wasn’t interesting though. Speckerman was a shit episode but at least it was a story. This was just “here’s that guy that was Young Sheldon’s friend as a grown up. Tune in later to find out more “


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  7. Looks like this whole season is going to be about how bad marriage is. Now Bernadette has joined Penny with the “its fine”. They were the funniest but not a lot of competition. Thought the Tam story was pointless and lacked humour. He fits into Young Sheldon but was just a generic nobody in this episode. Leonard continues to be diminished as a character. Increasingly seems to be portrayed as not liking Sheldon anymore. Amy hasn’t had much to do last two episodes but back to top billing next week. Didn’t laugh much at this one. Wife found last week boring ( I enjoyed that one). I fear she will respond similarly to this one.


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  8. Are they a couple in the end? Because I read that she breaks up with him and goes her own way so I'm not sure I want that for Lenny haha But maybe they get back together I have no idea when it comes to this stuff


    Lenny issues have nothing on Harley and Joker. That’s one abusive toxic relationship in any media form. Don’t wish that on Leonard or Penny. But a great idea for cosplay at a Halloween party


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  9. I told my daughter on Twitter childless couples are really backing Penny about not having children. My daughter laughed she said it’s not that deep a show. My daughter also laughed about Penny being called Robin in the batmobile. She says that’s called a coincidence. It had nothing to do HIMYM.

    Yeah, I’m not sure the writers sat around the table and discussed Penny becoming a role model for adults who don’t want kids ( I’m sure those comfortable with that choice over the years weren’t watching TV waiting for a spokesperson). I’m going more with “hey remember how we’ve always made Penny avoid tough decisions and commitments and make knee jerk decisions without discussing anything with Leonard? Let’s do that with kids! That should help justify our constant responses to interviews about having any more kids on the show!”

     

    And I’m usually good at making links to other things but my reaction to “Come on Robin” was “this is the closest Leonard will ever be to getting Penny involved in cosplay ever. He’s loving it!”

     

    But I could be wrong on both counts. Opinions.

     

     

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  10. At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if by mid season Lenny breaks up and Penny finds comfort in the arms of Sheldon.


    Nah, she runs to Raj!🤣 lets go full circle and bring it back to the worst moment in the show’s history. Finally QuickDraw gets his happy ending. That should keep this forum going for another decade!


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  11. As usual, a damn good analysis.  However, I have no intention of watching the writers ignore Lenny for most of the season, except, of course, to bring up the "He wore me down,  they have nothing in common, lack of knowledge about each other,  or any other negative comment the writers can come up with for Lenny.  While they parade more characters from Young Sheldon onto the show.  


    Maybe Lorre and Molaro can shoehorn a young Penny visiting Texas as a young cheerleader at a Nebraska Texas football match that Sheldon attends with his Dad so she can make additional appearances on BBT as a Young Sheldon cast member.


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  12. Howardette stole the show again with that prolonged and progressively more painful look of disgust (especially Bernie) sitting on the couch as Smooth Operator played in the background.

    Go Stuart!

    Loved Amy’s response to Penny’s no baby talk.

    Not sold on Rajanu yet!

    Lenny story is the classic writers treatment of their life since the beginning ( said much more on Dark Lenny thread). Your typical reaction from Penny when backed into a corner when faced with adult level commitment. Don’t mind it as a starting point for a long lasting story arc like S4 Leonard regret and S7 career challenge. It’s been a long time since the writers have really stretched a Penny story out in this show. Hope it goes somewhere.

    Closest thing to Sheldon having the night off I’ve seen for a long long long etc time.


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  13. Nice start to Season 12. A witty argument that is actually RESOLVED ............ ONSCREEN!!!
    And Lenny getting more like the Itwases every day - here’s to them getting to at least 26 years ( we do share the same anniversary!)

    Thought Lenny were brilliant tonight.


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  14. I thought they were adorable in the Proton episode! One of my faves! And I think they could be cute to- ing and fro-ing on the baby thing too if they play it like that episode over a number of weeks. They never get there on the first try with anything!


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  15. ( been a while)

    Can take this Lenny pregnancy plot many ways.
    You can go the Bernadette didn’t want kids and end up with two so there’s always a chance of a change of mind for Penny

    You can go the pessimistic but realistic based on previous seasons route a la Tensor and be not happy that it’s an early teaser that will not be referenced by the lousy writers until the end and Lennys get no time to celebrate the 12 years of waiting for this moment.

    You can go the Penny being scared of commitment but eventually coming around to it throughout the season and it being a rare regular plot for Lenny in the final season.

    I’m a mix of all. I’m sure the writers in their own weird way think this is classic Lenny.
    2 years of being unsure about a long term relationship followed by not quite a year of passion ruined by Penny self doubt followed by more than a year of Penny regret and Leonard confusion that leads to another try that lasts til now but is still riddled with hesitation, commitment issues, long periods of contentment, love, taking for granted, going through the motions, more love, a touch of unnecessary drama and lather, rinse and repeat.

    Now with a final season they squeeze all those 11 year of roller coaster moments into a will they or won’t they/of course they will eventually pregnancy plot. Hopefully it will play out in quicker time like the proposal thing where eventually Penny makes the decision when she is ready and Leonard backs off even though he really wants it. Maybe it will turn quickly like the Proton proposals becoming a real but weird proposal 2 episodes later after the Apeist fiasco. Maybe Penny needs a major upheaval like the Movie shutdown caused her to reconsider marriage to reconsider her feelings on parenthood. Who knows? We haven’t trust the writers with Lenny for many years and they have let the ball drop so often it’s hard for the Tensors of the world to only see Season “Hate” happening all over again and expect nothing until the last minute. But since it’s the last season and I can’t be disappointed anymore beyond mid 2019, I’ll have that one final attempt at positivity and wait expectantly for major arc Seasons 5-7 style for Lenny hoping for clarity on this. I will be disappointed if it stays with Penny not wanting kids, and not because of no homage to “smart and beautiful kids”. I just think the most caring, supportive couple in the show who have spent a decade both honing and parodying parenting through their interactions with Sheldon deserve to end this show at least as parents to be ( I don’t have to see the kid)


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  16. Guess we will just have to wait and see how this plays out.  It was said that Wyatt was not happy with hearing this. I think he will be the catalyst for Penny to re-think how she feels about having children.  Didn't she state in season 10 "The Locomotion Reverberation"  that Leonard and her were married two years and they were still the same as when they were dating.  That signaled to me she wanted more out of her marriage.....like having children and a house.  So why now she doesn't think she wants children. Someone wrote on the other thread that this was just a tease and will be addressed later in the season.  But as usual their continuity is off the charts.

    Bernadette told Howard before they married she didn’t want kids and that was nearly a deal breaker for Wolowitz. Hopefully for me It’s not the only time they renege on the “don’t want kids” deal in the show. I think it’s a sad development to make the warmest, most nurturing couple in the show not want kids, especially since they’ve been portraying them as pseudo parents to Sheldon for 10 years! I don’t have a problem with no baby in the show but I don’t like Penny being written as not wanting kids, and not because of the smart and beautiful homage, I just think it does an injustice to the Lenny story. We’ll see. Penny proposed 2 episodes after the Proton proposing fiasco so maybe it’s reverse psychology!


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  17. The kitchen island should have been credited like Kevin Sussman by season 9 when you look at these pics. For the number of scenes it appeared in, should have at least got $100K an episode. Could have been invited to a Comic Con panel.


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