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Everything posted by joyceraye

  1. It's a measure of how pleased Raj is with the news, not the age of the clumsy driver
  2. joyceraye

    Amy's Mom

    I thought perhaps you wouldn't but there may be other TBBT fans who want some reassurance before giving YS a try
  3. joyceraye

    Amy's Mom

    There are no glaring differences. George's drinking is increasing enough for others to mention it. Sheldon's parents are already quarelling more. George still has three more years to live, so there's time for him to turn into a neanderthal. When he starts cheating on Mary we don't yet know, unless it was ito have been in the unfinished episode that should have concluded season 3.
  4. joyceraye

    Amy's Mom

    I can see that. Petsonally, I've actually liked both from the beginning and YS is such a different type of show from TBBT that I don't rank them in order of each other. YS isn't all that funny, or at least comedy doesn't seem to be its primary purpose. Now TBBT is over, I like to hear Jim Parsons' narration as adult Sheldon and his comments about the future beyond TBBT S12. Maybe next year he'll say something about his mother-in-law.
  5. joyceraye

    Amy's Mom

    Some things in YS do look different from what Sheldon related or they're shown from a different persepective. Just because Sheldon when he was grown up said they happened doesn't mean we have to take all his accounts as gospel. The same might go for Amy. She could have put a spin on some of her tales for effect. We did see an overbearing side of Amy's mother, but then again Sheldon found her 'a delight'.
  6. I know what you mean. When British people on TV occasionally do it I find it bewildering. When Americans do it I assume they want to be polite but some sensistivity from their own history lessons inhibits them from using 'Her Majesty' for a British monarch. It wasn't a problem for the scriptwriter when Shamy accepted their Nobel prize because the king and queen they were addressing weren't British. That's my guess. OTOH if Americans google HM they may well see pre-1952 references from the time when she was HRH Princess Elizabeth,during WWII for example, and have no reason not to assume the title stuck.
  7. joyceraye

    Amy's Mom

    Amy lied to her mother about Sheldon in order to avoid going round for dinner. Amy's mother seems to have realised she'd been too protective when it dawned on her that Amy wasn't dating. Whether Amy had needed protecting when young in the light of an apparent personality disorder, will never be revealed now. Nor will we know the truth or otherwise of Amy's stories : I can't see a Young Amy series on the cards.
  8. They all missed Sheldon, not jjust his mum, and he was too frightened in the house of his hosts to stay.
  9. Judged by how Sheldon failed to cope with even one night away from home when he had the opportunity to go to a really super-duper school for brainboxes, I think Mary's misgivings were very well justified. He's not that much older now. 'Going local' was a good idea of his dad's. Who's going to take him there and back every day is going to be the next contention, I imagine.
  10. It wouldn't matter if they did. I don't think either of them would be given the middle name of Leakey, BTW.
  11. It was, and as they'd have different surnames, nobody would confuse them.
  12. I've known people who had difficulty passing the driving test, once air fares came down, to take a trip to the USA to a town where the roads are laid out in a nice easy pattern and take the test there. They change the American licence for an international one allowing them to drive insupervised on British roads. Nowadays they have to take a British driving test after a certain time but the confidence they've gained stands them in good stead.
  13. You must have driven very well too.
  14. Oh goodness ! I'd still be on L-plates if I'd had to pass that.
  15. I heard the term 'parallel park' on an episode of Soap. I didn't know what it meant, unless it meant parking a car alongside another in a car park. That doesn't sound to me like anything difficult enough to be in a driving test, so I still don't know what it is. We used to have something called a three-point turn, which I'm told is no longer in the test.
  16. It's a little more since I got mine. In those days it was expected one would study the highway code, but one didn't have to prove it until taking the driving test.
  17. When I stayed with friends in Manchester in 1963, before there were postcodes, the last line of their address on post sent to them was 'Lancs'. It was the same in Liverpool. When Merseyside and Greater Manchester were formed in the local government reorganisation in 1974, perhaps the boundary of Lancashire was moved. Daphne would have been very young then but the adults around her from whom she picked up her language and accent would have still thought of themselves as Lancashire lassies and lads as well as Liverpudlians and Mancunians. I don't think she uses it much if she has. Unless one wears front-fastening jeans, they are diffcult to use. Bernadette usually wears dresses or skirts.
  18. I think they're all likely, but particularly Shamy. Once they had met and started to unbend from their zombie modes, nobody else would do for either of them. Amy had her admirers, and she was in a pond where there were men worthy of her so far as brains were concerned, but Sheldon was the one with whom she had the rapport. He was fortunate in her. She put up for many years with Sheldon's treatment of her, in ways that most women wouldn't, because she understood where it was coming from.
  19. Ask almost anybody IRL how they met their spouse and see how often it turns out to be via someone else, or being invited to a gathering where that sort of thing happens. Penny is the facilitator in TBBT. And, in TBBT as IRL, there's always a 'might not have been'. Had Bernadette been able to afford her PhD studies without a paying job, she wouldn't have met any of them. Had Amy's mother not realised she'd gone too far in keeping Amy sheltered from the world, Amy'd never have been on a site looking for an annual date. Had Penny not broken up with Kurt, she'd never have known her neighbours and found out that brainy people appealed to her.
  20. joyceraye

    Penny's Bra

    I have no idea how talking about bras in this day and age would be offensive. When I first wore them they were called brassieres. (In 9.14 Meemaw caled them that.) I think the very sound of the word made them something for children to giggle at, even girls. Around the time the word was shortened they became so much more pleasant that they were advertised on TV, which was where I first heard the word 'bra'.
  21. joyceraye

    Penny's Bra

    In 9.01 Sheldon had a bra of Penny's.
  22. No, just that so far as Sheldon knew, Leonard did not deserve approval for whatever technique he'd used. All Sheldon knew was that Penny didn't want to be pregnant but her husband wanted to be congratulated for it. Sheldon hadn't heard any of the conversation we'd heard, remember.
  23. Penny was in the toilet on the plane when Leonard told Sheldon about the pregnancy. The bathroom scenes were later. Sheldon knew by then Penny didn't mind being pregnant but on the plane he still didn't know. What sort of a creep shows approval of a man who impregnates his wife against her manifest wishes ? Eww. Yuck. Not even Sheldon the Selfish, I hope. As it happened, Sheldon was self-centredly focussed on not catching a tummy bug that would disrupt the Nobel prize ceremony. Getting a Nobel prize is a big thing. I think he cares enough for Penny to have shown sympathy for her for having an apparently crappy husband at any other time.
  24. Aha. I get it now. Thanks. 'Congratulations' would have been horrible considering Penny had made clear her decision never to be pregnant, but I see how Leonard saw Sheldon's reaction as self-centred.
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