Capt. Hilts

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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    People don't "run away" from problems?!? Ever talk to folks that live on their boats in harbors? Ex-pats? Folks in the Navy who wanted to make sure they don't get stationed near family in Nebraska? Folks in Doctors Without Borders? Early settlers that left England for the US? Quit jobs to write books? Divorce during their 40s or 50s, marry someone else and move to a different city? People run away from problems ALL the time.
  2. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Because it's a comedy and Leonard is married to the hot girl that PP really likes. Being in Leonard's dreams with Penny there isn't quite Angie Dickensen, but it's close!
  3. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Would it be possible for PP to appear before... Leonard?
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I agree completely. I'm not sure why they expanded his role as they don't have enough time for the primary cast members as is.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    True. But remember in the episode with the Victorian Christmas/Bird in the lab that Leonard accuses Howard of preferring Raj to Leonard because Howard can denigrate Raj. And Howard immediately demonstrates it by the way he talks down to Raj. They ALL do it to each other for various reasons to varying degrees. Leonard insults Sheldon regularly, usually with justification. It does remind me of an interesting point one of the head writers for The Simpson's said in an interview - that they NEVER use 'put down' humor. Most comedies do this - and so do people - especially men - in Real Life. There has been a lot of interesting research into male friendships in recent years. Here's an interesting article in the NYT: This article is interesting because her brother was 'broken' as a boy - as were both Sheldon and Leonard and Howard. Raj, not so much. In fact, Leonard tells Prof Proton that Sheldon is broken and that he, Leonard likes to feel needed. It's an interesting dynamic among them all. This article presents a bit of what TBBT might look like without the advent of the women: "Men Sharing Rent & Friendships for 18 Years." Of course, there are exceptions. Oddly enough, the naval veterans group in which I am active [submarines] use put-down humor with each other regularly - but also exhibit the traits popular culture associates with women's friendships: hugging, saying "I love you", visiting when ill, engaging in hobbies together, and so forth. I guess they got the machismo stuff out of the way while younger.
  6. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Ah, thanks. I've seen that one. That's quite a shirt....
  7. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Actually, no, I don't know where to look.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I think "Trapper John, MD" is on NBC.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Shipping Lanes

    The women don't.
  10. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    It's also a chance for Leonard to be 'between' Sheldon and Amy, just as Sheldon says he's been 'between' Leonard and Penny for ten years. Social reciprocity by the writers.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I think Amy likes the 'dorm' like existence. Certainly she and Sheldon could afford to live MUCH better. That's my take on it.
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Well, they drive nice cars - Volvos and Saabs, etc. But they have to make them seem more impoverished than they would be in real life in order to keep the two room mates - Leonard and Sheldon - together. Neither would need a room mate in real life. At least for financial reasons they wouldn't.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I have to admit, I've never seen a minute of HIMYM, though I wasn't consciously avoiding it. I'll have to give it a look-see one of these days.
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    There you go! Great idea!
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    3ku11, I share your hopes for Penny. To me, she - even moreso than Leonard - is the glue that holds much of the show together. Leonard is the glue for the guys, but Penny is the glue for all of them. I really think being a stringer for a local TV news station is something that she could plausibly land - and do!