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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    They should sell those chairs. I would buy one!
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    The laws concerning maternity/paternity leave vary by state. California probably has one of the more generous systems for this type of workplace absence. It should be noted that the actors are most likely not considered 'employees' in the traditional sense. They are all SAG-AFTRA union members and subject to benefits negotiated on their behalf by their elected representatives.
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    If the rocket fuel had exploded and someone died, Leonard would have most likely been charged with a slew of crimes. Murder probably not being one of them. Murder charges require intent, and he had none. His intention was to create a fuel for a model rocket. Any deaths would have probably resulted in some degree of manslaughter charges.
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I don't believe that is an accurate assertion at this point. Original Sheldon said a lot of things that were explained away with, "He doesn't know any better." Over the years he has had many things explained to him; and sat through numerous long talks with Leonard, Penny, and Amy and they have told him what is, and what is not, acceptable. Sometimes he listens and alters his behavior. Other times, Homo Novus simply doesn't care. He knows very well that the things he says to Penny are not acceptable and he says them any way. In the 'Benefactor Factor, 4-15, Sheldon comments on Penny's sexual history and is not trying to insult her: Sheldon: Penny, you're an expert on trading sexual favors for material gain, walk him through this. At other times he is meaning to be insulting. Last night's episode was clearly meant as a shot at Penny's past. This is something that Season 11 Sheldon knows very well is unacceptable. He just doesn't care. So, in many instances, Sheldon is not clueless anymore. (For the record: I am a huge fan of Sheldon 1.0. Not so much the latter versions...)
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    No, they don't. Sadly, neither did this story line.
  6. I don't know if there is a criminal statute that would apply to Sheldon't actions. It could be possible that he could be found at fault in a civil action. Leonard would most likely never pursue that angle. That said, it would certainly be understandable if they all decided to sever their relationship with Sheldon.
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    That 'prank' cost his friends thousands of dollars. Regardless of his motivation, Sheldon's transfer of the files contributed to their ultimate loss. He is culpable. If you have money stashed in your mattress and someone decides to 'teach you that's not a good place to keep money' and they move it to your sofa cushion, and you, believing the cash to still be where you put it, get rid of the sofa, then the person that moved it is culpable for its loss. This behavior would be less reprehensible had they chosen a less valuable commodity to build the plot upon. We never learned how many bitcoins were actually lost, but even a few would total many thousands of dollars. To me, this is another one of those 'end of the friendship' moments. In my world, Sheldon would be on the curb.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I see the clip as nothing but the continuity challenged writers thinking the St. Valentine's Day Massacre line would get a laugh, so they went with it. Whether, or not, such a line could actually fit into the established TBBT timeline probably never crossed their minds.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Hyperbole. Not intended as a literal number. Leonard breaking up with Penny? Short of her cheating, or betraying him in some horrible fashion, I just don't see that as believable. There was nothing in the Season Six episode to suggest Leonard even considered breaking up with Penny. Just the opposite: Leonard Hofstadter: O.K. I know I propose a lot... so, how about this? I promise I will never ask you to marry me again. Penny: What? What do you mean? Are you breaking up with me? Leonard Hofstadter: No. No, no, no, no, no. But if someday you decide to you want to get married, you have to propose to me. After some thought I have decided I have to amend my thoughts on the idea of Leonard breaking up with, (divorcing), Penny. I do think that if he were convinced that she was truly unhappy in the marriage that he might 'fall on his sword' and be the one to file for divorce. To my mind this would be in character for Leonard.
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    It’s interesting to read through these comments related to neglected Lenny, inconsistent continuity, and disregard for canon. Mostly because these issues are hardly new to The Big Bang Theory. There have been problems in these areas since the early seasons and it makes me smile to read comments suggesting otherwise. Lenny are not neglected. They were never properly established beyond the ‘good guy nerd likes the sweet natured hottie’, and ‘he wants her to see him as relationship material because he really cares about her’ dynamic. Despite his intelligence, overall decent character, academic and professional achievements, and sincere love and appreciation for Penny; Leonard is presented in the relationship as second rate, and someone Penny ‘settled’ for when choosing to be with him. She wanted Leonard’s good qualities in the Kurt/Zack type of guy, but couldn’t find that. Dave Underhill was really her ideal, but he just turned out to be an intelligent slime ball. This has all been perpetuated into the current, endless stream, of comments from them both on how he ‘wore her down’ and her never standing up for him when the others comment on her ‘settling’ for Leonard. There has never been any real effort on the part of the writers to establish them as a couple with common interests, mutual ideals, or shared goals. To this day the emphasis is still placed more on their differences than on any commonalities they may have. That the writers cannot (or will not) do any better than this is sad; bordering on pathetic. As for the other issues, there is not enough time to comment on all the inconsistencies and ruined canon produced by the producers, show runners and writers. In many ways TBBT has always been more closely related to skit comedy than any sort of episodic television. Some things are repeated (Sheldon’s eidetic memory) when convenient for a laugh, but nothing ever seems to be binding in the minds of the writers. Penny’s intelligence is another shining example. When they need her to be ditzy she couldn’t spell cat if you spotted her the c and the t. Otherwise, she’s more than capable of holding her own with the geniuses. The comments (complaints) concerning these issues are all certainly valid. But, they are not simply coming about because the show is mid-way through season 11. They have all existed almost from the beginning. They’re no less irritating today, but they are nothing new. It is also worth noting that sometimes we as viewers are not much better about these things. During the Shenny wars, their advocates firmly resisted any arguments concerning the established relationship dynamics and how they conflicted with any possibility of Shenny ever coming to pass. All the comments Sheldon made about Penny’s intelligence, career choices, boyfriends, promiscuity, etc., were glossed over or explained away. Same with Penny’s comments about Sheldon. Even to this day, there are viewers that attempt to explain away show issues seen on-screen with rationale arguing that there are other things that happen off-screen to balance them out. The fact is, unless it is acted out, mentioned, or otherwise brought into the on-screen world; nothing happens off-screen, as off-screen does not exist in the universe of television characters. Sheldon’s brother could show up this season in safari gear and be presented as a famous (infamous) big game hunter. That it has never been mentioned does not preclude the possibility. Likewise, unless it is presented, there is no logical reason to assume it is happening ‘off-screen’. Lenny may have broken up 20 times ‘off-screen’, but it never happened until it was brought into the on-screen world. These break-ups could have happened over the course of a few months during the summer hiatus and only lasted a few days. That they happened unseen doesn’t bother me. That they happened at all, does. It is safe to assume Leonard never broke up with Penny, and if Penny was really all that willing to repeatedly break up with him it just underscores how little she valued Leonard and their relationship.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    We paid a fee to the clergyman and tipped the music director and the altar girl when my oldest daughter got married. In the part of the U.S. where I live (the southeast) people don't typically 'rent' the church building. What they're doing is paying the costs associated with turning on the lights, air conditioning, etc. The preacher (or other official) is paid a gratuity, and the pianist or organ player are paid a flat fee. Either directly by the couple, or in the money paid to the church. The cost for any decent sized church is going to run a minimum of about $500, and that is actually what it costs just to cool, or heat, the building for a few hours. (This is one of the reasons many churches have abandoned the lesser attended mid-week services.) The gratuity to the preacher-priest-minister is usually between $50 to $100.
  12. WHO SHOULD PLAY HOWARD'S FATHER ?

    It actually seems to me that Judd Hirsch would have been an excellent choice to play Howard's father. Better choice for that role than the role of Leonard's dad. How about Wallace Shawn? (Vizzini) from 'The Princess Bride'. He might be a little old, but he's actually 9 years younger than Judd Hirsch.
  13. The eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    In Flanders Fields John McCrae, 1872 - 1918 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe! To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high! If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
  14. 1108 - The Tesla Recoil (November 16)

    Years ago this discussion took place and someone, (I can't recall who), with some inside knowledge of the television industry relayed that people involved with a program's creative process are actively discouraged from visiting forums such as this. I believe the discussion was centered on a part of the forum where people were presenting episode ideas and some writers were absolutely convinced that the show's producers, (or writers), would see their posts and actually use their ideas in future episodes. It was pointed out that if they did so they could possibly open themselves up for legal issues and/or financial liabilities. It was said that this is the reason that they are told not to go onto fan sites as they could not be accused of stealing what they never read. Some of what has been discussed here has made it's way into TBBT scripts. However, to attribute that to forum discussions is probably a bit of a reach. These same discussions have appeared on Twitter, Facebook feeds, and in replies to articles posted on entertainment sites. Also, for a while, one of the show creators, and several of the stars, had Twitter accounts and interacted to some degree with fans. I don't know if this still happens as I am not a Twitter user.
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Oh, boy! Sheldon even sucks in the promos...