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  1. Fair point, it's a hypothesis (sue me--I'm a social sciences nerd).
  2. My theory: listen to the theme song lyrics--they lay out the show's premise right there in the opening. The "whole universe" for Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Howard (and in her own way, Penny) was in a static "hot, dense state" until the two forces came into contact with each other and sparked a "big bang"-like social reaction. The show tells the story of the subsequent expansion and growth in those 5 (now 7) lives as each learn to strike his or own balances between being true to themselves and getting along in the wider world. The show's taken such a gradual path that it's only the last season or so that you can look back and fully realize how much all of them have grown (except Raj, and I'm pretty sure season 6 will be his turn as well as Penny's). Whether change is "good" or not (I think it is inasmuch as it protects the core of the character's personality while allowing them to grow in a realistic way), it's been built into the premise of this show from the opening verse of the theme song. And for the record, while I mostly liked Hawkeye Pierce's character arc, somewhere toward the end, between the ep where he dated Nurse Kellye and he eulogized the nurse who died in the minefield, he got little too earnest for my taste.
  3. Maybe I should come to the next meetup and show mine off, though I really only have an accent when tired or irritated.
  4. Equal parts Texas and generic southern, with a dash of Midwest.
  5. Pink panther Fraggle rock YCDTOTV The Monkees (reran a lot on nick in the 80s--a lot of geek girls are still kind of into them, might make a good B Plot some week to find out Amy or Bernadette still has a thing for one of them...) Cosby Thundercats Some other stuff I'm probably forgetting. they always were to be honest Creepy smurfs are creepy.
  6. My growing hypothesis for Penny's S6 arc: Penny is going to say/do something deeply self-centered and hurtful to Leonard and/or Amy in the early part of the season (maybe related to being offered an opportunity for a management position at Cheesecake Factory that would end her acting "career"), which drives one or both of them away. Then her challenge becomes a: realizing she needs them in her life, and b: winning them back...
  7. I honestly haven't been into a sitcom at this level in a v-e-r-y long time. Frazier (before it got stupid) might actually be the last one I fell for during it's run. I've been told I should check out modern family and the early seasons of the office, but it's that stupid "time" thing, or lack thereof.
  8. That would be too predictable. I fully expect Sheldon regressing quite a lot (from fear) before he makes that leap. Agreed. If the premiere picks up Immediately after the handhold (which it might, this seems to be meant as a Key Growth Moment for all of them), the first words out of Sheldon's mouth may likely be a terror/denial response of "EEK! Don't touch me! Girlfriend Agreement Violation! *flees to bedroom*" and we'll get some 2 steps forward, 1 step back drama till he realizes he wants Amy in his life and feels safe with her in his life.
  9. About 80% Bernadette, 20% Amy. Ish.
  10. Total time spent watching or most viewings per episode? I the first case, I'd say good eats--250ish eps times 3-5 watches per(some more than others). Average repeats per episode...The Monkees (don't judge me!). Got into 'em when I was 9, dipped into the fandom on and off over the years. 58 eps plus 1 movie plus sundry specials, probably 15-20 times per...(mostly between the ages of 9 and 12)...Yeah. Next Gen, Golden girls, Mythbusters, M*A*S*H and a few other shows that I always stop on when channel surfing are also probably up there.
  11. I also didn't like the ending of Speckerman--it seemed to ignore most of the last few seasons' worth of character growth to set up a punch line that was tired 30 years ago.
  12. Because a part of him now wants to change, and has figured out (at least unconsciously) that Amy won't hurt him. As Spock reminded us, Sheldon is and has always been "half-human", and all the rules and quirks are an excellent way to protect oneself from being hurt. I'm also not at all sure that Sheldon consciouly chose to hold Amy's hand--my guess is that it was pure reflex.
  13. True. And at the risk of taking this off topic, the show really needs to do a better job of getting us into Penny's head for this evolution into a better person, which I think/hope will kick into high gear in season 6. And I have a sneaking suspicion Amy will somehow be the catalyst for that.
  14. We all know he gets the girl in the end--the question is how well the journey is portrayed. So far they've done a tolerable (not perfect) job with that storyline. Had major issues with a lot of the season three relationship, but I think they found the plot again at episode 100.
  15. I've tried HIMYM, I really have. Just doesn't do it for me...
  16. Why would we judge someone with such impeccable taste? Those are probably two of the best things on TV right now...
  17. Not much of a gamer either, I tend toward strategy/sim games. Civ V was really the last one I deeply got into, and I haven't played in a few months.
  18. Hey all, I'm Camille, live in Oklahoma, work as a college librarian. I've been a BBT fan since pretty early on, but just now getting into the fandom as part of a wider attempt to "get out more". So far, seems like a pretty pleasant place to hang out.
  19. I'm kinda with you on that one Rick--it was sort of awkward/funny the first time or two, but it's now bordering on creepy (and I'm not sure which side of the border). I hope they use the Handholding Implications (now there's a title for the season 6 premiere...) to jettison that aspect of the character.
  20. Agreed--i bumped into the first episode with Amy a few weeks ago and was reminded just how far she's come in 2 seasons. Amy's character arc from her robotic beginnings to now is almost as intriguing to watch as Sheldon's.
  21. Sheldon will always be somewhat in the dark about human emotions. He's just making the attempt now re:the few things he actually cares about, which is intriguing to watch especially since I don't think he yet realizes he's slowly turning into a real boy.
  22. Pretty sure i caught them all, but I may have missed a few in season 3 as Lenny 1.0 didn't do much for me. In retrospect, I think Leonard took the Stupid Pill in a vain attempt to keep the relationship going, but I wish they'd made that clearer.
  23. People change and grow, including our dear Dr. Sheldon Cooper. I think the show does a tolerable (not perfect, but decent) job of allowing these characters to grow while retaining their inherent geekiness. Sheldon's evolution sort of reminds me of the later seasons of Daria--while I will never get what she saw in Tom, I really liked how her experiences in that relationship allowed her to grow out of her shell a bit while retaining her essential Daria-ness. Being a nerd and being able to have a genuine romantic relationship are NOT mutually exclusive. Said relationship will probably never look like the societal norm, and thank God for that.
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