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  1. 5 hours ago, wowbagger said:

    ...So the writers had a Season Six/Seven script with a non-dickish Sheldon and relatively un-gagging-for-it Amy lying around, and decided that its time had come?

    Sheldon is weird: Check.

    Amy is patient and understanding and maybe slightly worryingly maternal: Check.

    Sheldon opens up and the show pretends that this is a big deal, although it has been going to the well of Sheldon's Past Trauma so well it has frequent flyer miles: Check.

    Sheldon says something suggestive: Check.

    Amy responds sort of hopefully, maybe: Check.

    Show says PSYCH!: Check.

    I mean, don't get me wrong. I am sure the actors will be very charming and this all sounds very cute and fluffy, but wow, show. That comfort zone has been dropping pointed hints about how maybe you should move out (not unlike another two characters....).

    Live a little, show! Let Amy be the one with the weird behaviour! Let Sheldon be the one to help her! And for the love of God, cut it out with the 'Sheldon Cooper Does Not Do Innuendo' humour. We get that he doesn't do innuendo. Stop having other people (especially Amy) make innuendo around him and look at him hopefully. Stop behaving as though you are Aristophanes because you have the bait and switch of Sheldon saying a possibly risqué thing which turns out to be-oooooooo-not so risqué after all. We have all of us watched this show before. Even if we haven't, we have all of us consumed fiction in some form. Having Sheldon telegraph something 'naughty' in such a manner can only be followed by a smash cut to something that is not naughty at all. If humour derives from the unexpected, this is the equivalent of getting us to cackle at 12:01 following 12:00. Retire the joke. It was already stale by the time you got your hands on it.

    I'm waiting for an episode where Sheldon says something dirty but Amy has gotten so used to him not making/understanding innuendos so she takes it literally, and then Sheldon says, "Amy, I'm talking about coitus, silly!" something like: 

    S: Thank you for driving me home... maybe you'd like to come upstairs so I can return the favor and give you a ride...

    A: No thanks. I wiped out the last time I tried your Batman scooter. 

    S: .....Amy, I'm talking about coitus.


  2. 1 hour ago, rachelshamyfan said:

    The writers will do what they want regardless of what they might of hinted in earlier seasons


    I'm happy with everything so far

    this is something I keep reminding myself when I get my hopes up.... same goes for what they say in interviews! 

  3. 5 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

    The writers said they had no plans for Sheldon getting a gf. And diddnt plan on Mayim staying long. So im just saying Shamy wasent premeditated. And imo any other actress or character be no difference. Ppl are just appealed by Sheldon in a relationship no matter who it was gonna be. But that's just me.

    TPTB also said they were never going to introduce babies into the show, and Molaro literally came up with it the day before the table read of that episode! Canon basically comes out of nowhere with these people :icon_razz: These writers are fickle and sneaky and basically we should just never take anything they say about future plots too seriously! I 99% expect a Lenny renewing of vows or a belated reception/honeymoon -- I just can't trust that they wouldn't give them more despite how much they protest ;) 

  4. 2 hours ago, JE7 said:

    Sorry but aa far as TBBT goes Amy has allways been a prop for Sheldon and his story. Bernie was a friend to Penny then Howard's love interest but from the very first appearance Amy has been someone for Sheldon to play off of and has no purpose to TPTB other than that with out him she has no logical place of her own on the show

    She's certainly become more than a "prop". I know she started out being female Sheldon but tptb really developed her character. She formed a friendship with all of the group - mostly the girls - and she helped Raj meet Emily (a story separate from Sheldon). She's pretty much on equal ground with everyone outside of the big 3 at this point. Plus she is getting closer to marrying one of the big 3. The living arrangements will change (if the writers stop being scaredy-cats) and that will strongly affect Lenny (which will hopefully open up more stories for them INDEPENDENT of Sheldon!) So it's safe to say she's more than a prop these days. My opinion is that her story deserves to be told just as much as Howard's, and I know I'm not the only one who thinks so; it's just a shame that it seems like TPTB don't agree. 

  5. 15 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

    We've never met either of Howard's parents, in person.

    I kinda count his mother though because her voice was in a ton of scenes she just wasn't visible... and there's a whole scene dedicated to how the group felt about her when she died. And we did meet Howard's half-brother. But with Amy we've gotten her mother on skype for one scene with like 3 lines, and the passive mention of just the existence of a few aunts and cousins. I want to know ABOUT her family. 

    I just wanna know the deal with the other half of what made Amy, Amy :) Was he in her life? Are her parents divorced? 

    And I wonder about Howard's dad, Penny's mother, and Leonard's dad as well but I'm surprised these people have been mentioned in interviews but NOTHING about Amy! 

    14 minutes ago, Cindi May said:

    Yes Penny isn't very sympatethic towards Leonard often, but I think because the writers think it's funny, like Leonard being constantly diminished by his mother or by Sheldon at work.

    I'm not a fan of a lot of the tropes tptb use that they think are funny, but I enjoy the good parts of the show that compensate for the abusive and/or over-repetitive "humor" and try to not let it overshadow the happy parts! it's easier to do this with some episodes over others lol

  6. 2 hours ago, mirs1 said:

    I don't know if it was already posted, it's a sort of the cast's wish list\ideas for what they want to happen after the 200th episode. It's very sweet that JG as most of us wants a "formal" wedding or at least some sort of ceremony for Lenny. It seems the ring for Shamy will be in the background for a while, but you'll never know...The only "spoiler" is Kunal confirming that Raj will attempt to date both Emily and Claire, may God have mercy of his soul if Emily ever finds that out!


    I can't believe they haven't said ANYTHING about the idea of looking into Amy's family life! I know, I know, we know of her mom and aunts/great aunt, and she's a secondary character blah blah blah.... but we've met at least one parent of everyone else IN PERSON at least once. And for someone who came on the show so sheltered and socially inept it would be nice to know just a BRIEF explanation of why and whether or not there was a father figure in her life. Because if she had a father who left or who died, they've been wasting potential to have her relate to Sheldon or Howard with that storyline. I don't think I'm asking for a lot! lol :p but yeah I'm honestly kind of surprised that it hasn't been brought up when there are articles about "mysteries of the Big Bang Theory".... :( 

  7. 3 hours ago, Cindi May said:

    I was actually glad that this episode focused more on the Sheldon/Penny and Sheldon/Leonard friendships. This season was lacking in that department because it's been so focused on Sheldon's love life.

    yaaassssss! some people forget it's actually okay to have friendships ("relationships" *gasp* that word scares people lol) outside of their SO -- plus penny's a friend of BOTH Sheldon and Amy! annnnnd she's the wife of his roommate/bff! it's not like it's some work friend that Amy is uncomfortable with! ugh, so sick of the romantic Shenny paranoia... it cheapens the Shenny friendship moments :( 

    sorry, had to vent amidst my appreciation of your post :)

    1 hour ago, April said:

    Ain't that the truth! I bet you anything if the roles were reversed there would have been at least one person writing long rants about how ~Amy doesn't get Sheldon the way Penny does because Sheldon doesn't even like hugs - but Penny reaching out to his hero to wish him happy birthday shows how the writers clearly think she's a better match for him than Amy!!111~~ LMAO


    exactly! and Penny asked for the hug! it wasn't like Sheldon fell into her arms and thanked her for the party or even acknowledged their years of friendship! 

    if it were Amy people would say "Sheldon should've initiated the hug!" and "she didn't even give him a toast, she just asked for a hug!"

    Penny hugged/comforted Raj in the valentines episode

    penny ran up to Howard and hugged him when she found out about Bernie's pregnancy.

    Penny's a hugger. She's not in love with all these guys lol ;) 

  8. 39 minutes ago, SRAM said:

    Kripke being Leonard's stepfather would be the weirdest and funniest thing in the world.  Can you imagine Penny trying to comfort Leonard after he accidentally walked in to find his mother and Kripke making out, Penny having to call Dr Gallo to make an appointment for him.:icon_twisted:


  9. 12 hours ago, Chrismo said:

    I don't think it's just people who hate Sheldon that took issue with the episode. I just think some don't like an episode, the 200th, centered around one person. I said this on the discussion thread but a week from now people won't remember it was Sheldon's birthday.  Obviously the 100th episode was better than the 200th but the audience  who watch it now is a lot different. The casual fan, who is the majority now, want to see Sheldon and Penny together. That's why they were in the bathroom together and that's why they were hugging. Quite honestly I thought Amy's toast was a bit of an after thought. People are going to remember the hug more than her speech. The episode it self was okay. Seen better seen worse. Nice to see Leslie. Adam West and Kripke were  good. The other guests were okay.

    Very good point. I'm definitely in the minority of people who don't mind as much the focus being on Sheldon, but at the same time I really would like the writers to branch away from that - they're wasting a LOT of potential for the other characters! - even though I get why they choose Sheldon to spotlight so often. And the reason I don't mind so much isn't because I'm a shamy shipper (in all honesty I would be really bored if the entire show focused on just their relationship - the first 8 episodes of this season were overkill for me) but because I get why the writers highlight Sheldon so much, even if a lot of us don't agree with or enjoy this. 

  10. 3 hours ago, Desdemona said:

    I found the episode was funny and sweet.

    I loved Amy who was smiling goofily when she mentioned that she wanted to See Sheldon in his birthday suit. She´s so cute when she´s flirty!

    Sheldon was so nervous before and the moment he entered the apartment, that he was trying to hold himself at the cupboard behind him. Poor Shelly he was really struggling with his upcoming panic attack I felt so bad for him. These close ups right before he rushed out were speaking volumes and was the first time you could see it visibably. Now that I saw the scene I get why Penny went to look for Sheldon: she definitely was annoyed by Leonard´s and Amy´s discussion, because it was not the time to fall into a discussion about who DESERVES (I´m sorry I don´t know a better word for it) to speak go for Sheldon, they just should have goneall together and one after another to console him instead of arguing. *Sigh*

    The bath scene was sweet. Penny´s mixture of being funny, honest and comprehensive was the right combination to console Sheldon.

    The speeches were cute. My favories were Amy´s which made Sheldon smile sweetly, Leonard´s (I swear that Sheldon looked like he had tears in his eyes when Leonard said that he has become a brother for him) Wil´s and Leslie´s (funny and sweet).

    I didn´t like Kripke´s jacket, because it made him look really old.

    And at last my favorite jokes:

    1. Adam West: "What is an Affleck?"

    2. Adam West: "Happy Birthday Sherman!" (this reminds me of Sherman Monster, he was tall and awkward as well! Maybe that´s why Adam called Sheldon, Sherman, LOL)

    3. Stephen Hawking: "Happy Birthday to you!"

    Sheldon: "Thank you so much, I can´t believe it..."

    Stephen Hawking: "Happy Birthday to you!"

    Sheldon: "Oh, you are singing, I´m sorry!"

    I´m sorry, I know I shouldn´t laugh about the last one, but I couldn´t hold back my laughter because it was so funny still! I´m still laughing.

    The Shenny hug was strange, Sheldon´s facial expression and the way he was holding Penny while he was saying: "...now they are just extremely irritating." didn´t fit together and made it look odd. JMO





    the Stephen Hawking part had me in stitches! :rofl:

    and yes, as much as I loved shenny's sweet moments, the hug and line together didn't match -- either he should've just hugged her the way he did and said something like "thank you, penny" or said the "Now I just find them extremely irritating" line and did his patented uncomfortable Sheldon hug. It was kind of mismatched to me.

    1 hour ago, MsRajeshFowlerCooper said:

    I just watched the hug again and I see what you guys are saying, but I like to think that he is more comfortable hugging Penny because of Amy.  

    He used to not touch people because he didn't want to, so he was uncomfortable when he had to.  He likes touching Amy, so he got used to touching people.  He still only likes touching Amy though.  

    Sure it was a nice hug, but Earworm is all I need to know that touching Amy is very different.  

    My ShAmy complaint is Sheldon seemed annoyed that the love of his life might be having a stroke and ruining his birthday.  

    sorry, I keep reading one post and commenting on it and then going back and seeing someone already said something better! :biggrin: I'm doing this backwards! 

    but yes! you are on a roll today! 

  11. 11 hours ago, nickelette424 said:

    While I would believe either situation (once or multiple times), I don't think Sheldon Cooper, of all people, not understanding a saying suggests anything about their activities.  I do think the ease and comfort in which Amy suggested such a thing can suggest that it is not a taboo thing for them and that her getting to see him naked is a regular possibility these days.  But there have been a few things that can suggest they are doing it and at the same time not.  So really, no one knows.

    it's clear to me that the writers are purposely making this topic ambiguous because they want to stay in a neutral zone where "Sheldon is still Sheldon and isn't a sexual guy" but also "Sheldon and Amy's relationship has evolved into a more intimate one". It's obvious their game is working because half of us say they're not convinced regular sex is a part of their relationship while the other half are reading into clues (the way we shippers do!) that after seeing such an affectionate Sheldon in 9.10 and 9.11, we're filling in the blanks with our mindset that they're more sexual now. And I'm clearly in the latter camp, lol. I don't think we're going to get a definite answer until Sheldon makes it obvious onscreen that he has urges for Amy... and I don't even know if we'll ever see anything like that to be honest; it's very possible the writers have just tabled the coitus discussion entirely. 

    10 hours ago, MsRajeshFowlerCooper said:

    I agree both interpretations are possible.   It's Schroedinger's sex life.  

    ^ best description! 


  12. This episode is definitely in my top 5 (so far) this season! Shamy moments were adorable, Shenny moments were incredibly sweet, and it was just overall such a light-hearted, drama-free episode :) 

    And as far as speculation about Shamy sex, I think the fact that Amy said "maybe later I'll get to see your birthday suit" so casually indicates that they're coitusing pretty regularly ;) I feel like if it was only their second time she would have said something more formal than basically "I wanna see you naked later!" I think it would have been a more shy "maybe later we can celebrate your birthday the way we celebrated mine." Add that to Amy's "girl talk" from last episode and yeah... ;) 

    And it seems the writers don't like the couples being frequently casually affectionate so I don't see any harm there - just gotta imagine the off-screen shamy affection :wub:

  13. 18 minutes ago, vonmar said:

    I felt the whole thing was about callbacks to the history of the show. Steven Hawking, P/S hugs, Leslie's endless mocking (loved the dumbass toast), Sheldon & Wil's turbulent past, Leonard versus Sheldon's relationship with Beverly, Penny's growth from the cool bullying type to loving adult, etc, etc, etc.

    I loved it, in some the articles that have been posted in the last few days have noted that they weren't going for a life changing episode...they were going for  nostalgia, callbacks, growth of the characters and a reflection of the love that all of the people involved have for this show.

    Just me. 

    I couldn't have said it better myself! 

    I guess I'm in the minority here because I LOVED this episode! I thought it was so incredibly sweet and as someone irked by anything that people can twist into romantic Shenny, I can honestly say I was so happy with the Shenny scenes in this episode!

    I can understand why people who hate Sheldon would take issue with this episode but i still think you can't deny how sweet all the toasts were. Amy's toast made him so unbelievably happy - he had that big Earworm smile! - and I loved Leslie's speech that was basically TPTB saying the characters have matured but some things never change :)


    also: why is the discussion thread closed? lol

  14. 3 hours ago, April said:

    I agree. I swear, this is the only fandom I've ever encountered in which the show is devoting a whole episode to a well established couple in love deciding to have sex for the first time after years, with the episode in question going into extraordinary lengths (as compared to how these things often happen ugh) making sure that both characters are going in well prepared and really want this up to and including verbal consent(!) - and yet there are still people doubting that both partners equally want to do this, or worse, alleging that one pressured the other... somehow?! This is so bizarre to me.

    I don't get why some of us insist on sinking our own ship :banghead:

    oh and btw, THE 200TH EPISODE AIRS IN 9 MINS!!!! 

    I AM SO OVER THE SHENNY NONSENSE AND SO READY FOR SHAMY CUTENESS!!! Amy is going to say Sheldon being born was the best present she ever got IN FRONT OF ALL THEIR FRIENDS (if they don't cut it...)!!!! that's love, bitch! :biggrin:


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