Jump to content
The Big Bang Theory Forums
Sign in to follow this  
Tripper

5.17 The Rothman Disintergration (Feb. 16)

How do you rate the episode?  

16 members have voted

  1. 1. How do you rate the episode?



Recommended Posts

Well they've been using a laugh track from the start which is really annoying like I need someone or something to tell me to laugh or what's funny.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really wish 00462 was still around. For those who do not know who that is, they had every episode on yt scene by scene.

Warner's closed it down didn't they. :(


I liked this episode, even the painting (except the last couple of lines about it). On the whole I thought it was a really good episode. I wish Kripke was in more episodes, he is so funny and love the interaction with Sheldon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't like this episode.

It felt like a different show, I felt like I was watching one of those live action Disney sitcom-like shows where all the jokes are lame and predictable.

I didn't mind the general themes and story line, but it just felt weirdly done.

Also, the random naked guy, I did not find that amusing in the slightest..

and the painting seemed really cheap to me, seen that joke done too many times and they just kept milking it. Wasn't really any wit to it.

[i'm not trying to exaggerate my views in any way, and I am not a bitter person as I watched other shows in the same session and loved them.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...

When a guy has mommy issues run for the hills ladies.

.

Here's some periods to use in your sentence graphs.

.................................................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't know that or what the writers will do the only reason no one like it is because they woke up in bed together

It wasn't simply the fact that they woke up in bed together that was the problem. It was because outside of a small group of people, fans don't want to see Penny "make the rounds" with the other guys in the group. It not only makes Penny look bad but it will literally destroy this group.

Actually television writing is very easy to predict. It's all based on pattern recognition. Most writers who work on television follow basic screenwriting 101 procedures to the T. They rarely ever deviate in a major way. I study screenwriting so I know this for a fact.

Howard is with Bernadette and even if those two ever break up there's no way Penny would ever date Howard.

They already went down the road they did with Raj and if there had been any intention at all to have Penny date Raj they would have done so at the beginning of this recent season. While Penny does think Raj is cute she doesn't have any interest in dating him.

That only leaves Leonard and Sheldon. Lets get real, Penny isn't going to date Sheldon. Sheldon is with Amy. Penny may be a lot of things but a man stealer she isn't. She wouldn't do that to Amy.

This really only leaves Leonard for her out of the main guys. If Penny is going to date someone who isn't Leonard then they're going to have to bring someone outside of the main group. It don't see that happening anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't know that or what the writers will do the only reason no one like it is because they woke up in bed together

It wasn't simply the fact that they woke up in bed together that was the problem. It was because outside of a small group of people, fans don't want to see Penny "make the rounds" with the other guys in the group. It not only makes Penny look bad but it will literally destroy this group.

Actually television writing is very easy to predict. It's all based on pattern recognition. Most writers who work on television follow basic screenwriting 101 procedures to the T. They rarely ever deviate in a major way. I study screenwriting so I know this for a fact.

Howard is with Bernadette and even if those two ever break up there's no way Penny would ever date Howard.

They already went down the road they did with Raj and if there had been any intention at all to have Penny date Raj they would have done so at the beginning of this recent season. While Penny does think Raj is cute she doesn't have any interest in dating him.

That only leaves Leonard and Sheldon. Lets get real, Penny isn't going to date Sheldon. Sheldon is with Amy. Penny may be a lot of things but a man stealer she isn't. She wouldn't do that to Amy.

This really only leaves Leonard for her out of the main guys. If Penny is going to date someone who isn't Leonard then they're going to have to bring someone outside of the main group. It don't see that happening anymore.

I think we can all agree that penny would never get with Howard even if he isn't with Bernadette he gives her the crepps and don't forget before Bernadette even episode is him and his creppy pick up lines to penny, there's no way she would do that, not only would that be out of character and unrealistic but just won't happen, I could see her trying to date Stuart again before Howard. With the other three I see at least some sense of at least attractiveness from her point of view and also likeness.

I don't see raj happening if they did they would have at least went on one date so if they did they just be repeating themselves.

Don't dismiss Sheldon, he asked out penny once yes it was to make Amy jealous but I don't see them working out and if he was willingly to Amy date some else like that until penny pushed him in that direction says he's not that interested, I don't see him attracted to Amy outside of her intelligence and at some point she's going to want something from Sheldon and he won't want to and I can see a scenario that she comforts him.

You don't see her dating anyone outside of Leonard so if she's not with Leonard she's single the whole time, yeah because penny would rather be single if she can't have Leonard if they break up again it won't be like season 4 were she realized she made a mistake, they would introduce another guy, unless you think they stay together and i don't see that happening and since I most sitcom couples aren't together majority of the series I see them apart until the end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought it was a very funny episode, especially the guys' part. Not deep or meaningful in any way, but just laugh-out-loud hilarious. Kwipke being around is always a hoot, plus the B-ball fiasco, the return of RPSLS, Sheldon slowly going crazy in his new office and calling out the right notes to the mockingbird. :D

Can't say much for the girls' part, except that I cracked up every time Penny said 'wow'!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually found the whole Amy and Penny thing disturbing to the point that I didn't enjoy the rest of the show. I guess I have watched too many stalker movies where one person fantasizes about another to the point where they actually harm the object of the affections. In addition I had a person in my old Army unit whose wife wanted a separation from him and he believed that what she was just trying to get him to pay more attention to her. There were steps taken to keep him away from her but to make a long story short, he crept out of the barracks one night, went to her home, and ended up killing her. That has stuck with me for a long time and perhaps makes me over sensitive to the whole idea of one person making unwelcome advances on another. I think eventually there is going to have to be an episode where Penny tells Amy that what she is doing is creepy and she needs to stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Amy/penny scene is the type of one that normally at some point happens the stalker movies, I'd just like to know where they plan on taking Amy or Amy/penny scenario of course penny needs to say something real soon before Amy starts really obessing over her that leads to a downward spiral.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope that they haven't written themselves into a box that they are going to have a hard time getting out of. I wonder if it would work better if instead of Penny saying something to Amy someone else like Bernadette or better yet Sheldon says something to her. Of course if it is Sheldon someone would have to point out the problem to him first.

Although I think she should say something herself I have a little difficulty believing that Penny would do so herself. Not that she is some kind of a doormat because past history has clearly demonstrated that she is not, but because as you have pointed out before, Penny is basically sweet natured person who I believe fully understands that Amy is socially and perhaps emotionally stunted, and would be hesitant in hurting Amy's feelings. Before someone points out that she didn't have any problem slapping Howard down when he insisted on making his unwanted advances even to the point of breaking his nose, my response is that Howard is the type of guy who refused to believe that she wasn't interested in him and breaking his nose is what it took to convince him to back off. I think that Amy is not really that aggressive and she is much more fragile emotionally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, if Penny tells Amy to cut it out, she will just be embarrassed and cry. And that would be the end of it. Amy is an oddball and sexually frustrated. Penny's just taking the brunt of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perhaps if Amy and Sheldon ever accidentally break down and have coitus, Amy will forget all about Penny. Of course if that happened Amy just might decide to stick with the electronic stimulation to the brain. Less messy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perhaps if Amy and Sheldon ever accidentally break down and have coitus, Amy will forget all about Penny. Of course if that happened Amy just might decide to stick with the electronic stimulation to the brain. Less messy.

Probably the safest option :icon_wink:

If they do become more intimate, I would prefer they maintained a certain privacy about it. I can imagine them using a code, unbeknown to the others. Otherwise it might end up being crass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't know that or what the writers will do the only reason no one like it is because they woke up in bed together

It wasn't simply the fact that they woke up in bed together that was the problem. It was because outside of a small group of people, fans don't want to see Penny "make the rounds" with the other guys in the group. It not only makes Penny look bad but it will literally destroy this group.

Actually television writing is very easy to predict. It's all based on pattern recognition. Most writers who work on television follow basic screenwriting 101 procedures to the T. They rarely ever deviate in a major way. I study screenwriting so I know this for a fact.

Howard is with Bernadette and even if those two ever break up there's no way Penny would ever date Howard.

They already went down the road they did with Raj and if there had been any intention at all to have Penny date Raj they would have done so at the beginning of this recent season. While Penny does think Raj is cute she doesn't have any interest in dating him.

That only leaves Leonard and Sheldon. Lets get real, Penny isn't going to date Sheldon. Sheldon is with Amy. Penny may be a lot of things but a man stealer she isn't. She wouldn't do that to Amy.

This really only leaves Leonard for her out of the main guys. If Penny is going to date someone who isn't Leonard then they're going to have to bring someone outside of the main group. It don't see that happening anymore.

That's nutty. Penny sleeping with Raj is absolutely true to her character (in the literary sense, not the ethical sense). This is a girl who has been with so many men that Sheldon has to extrapolate a number with an equation! A girl whose memories from her highschool years include high-fiving boyfriends at the negative result of a pregnancy test! I've said this before, but I think Penny should sleep with Howard, Sheldon, Amy, Bernadette, AND Mrs. Wolowitz AND blame it all on tequila!


Horizonrusted if you look at most sitcoms the female dates at least more than one character on the show, did anyone really think penny will/would just date Leonard you're fools and are kidding yourself, I just hope they don't put Amy and penny in bed.

Not only do I want to see Amy & Penny in bed together, I want Penny to discover that Amy has a penis & Penny lands up carrying her love child!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't know that or what the writers will do the only reason no one like it is because they woke up in bed together

It wasn't simply the fact that they woke up in bed together that was the problem. It was because outside of a small group of people, fans don't want to see Penny "make the rounds" with the other guys in the group. It not only makes Penny look bad but it will literally destroy this group.

Actually television writing is very easy to predict. It's all based on pattern recognition. Most writers who work on television follow basic screenwriting 101 procedures to the T. They rarely ever deviate in a major way. I study screenwriting so I know this for a fact.

Howard is with Bernadette and even if those two ever break up there's no way Penny would ever date Howard.

They already went down the road they did with Raj and if there had been any intention at all to have Penny date Raj they would have done so at the beginning of this recent season. While Penny does think Raj is cute she doesn't have any interest in dating him.

That only leaves Leonard and Sheldon. Lets get real, Penny isn't going to date Sheldon. Sheldon is with Amy. Penny may be a lot of things but a man stealer she isn't. She wouldn't do that to Amy.

This really only leaves Leonard for her out of the main guys. If Penny is going to date someone who isn't Leonard then they're going to have to bring someone outside of the main group. It don't see that happening anymore.

That's nutty. Penny sleeping with Raj is absolutely true to her character (in the literary sense, not the ethical sense). This is a girl who has been with so many men that Sheldon has to extrapolate a number with an equation! A girl whose memories from her highschool years include high-fiving boyfriends at the negative result of a pregnancy test! I've said this before, but I think Penny should sleep with Howard, Sheldon, Amy, Bernadette, AND Mrs. Wolowitz AND blame it all on tequila!


Horizonrusted if you look at most sitcoms the female dates at least more than one character on the show, did anyone really think penny will/would just date Leonard you're fools and are kidding yourself, I just hope they don't put Amy and penny in bed.

Not only do I want to see Amy & Penny in bed together, I want Penny to discover that Amy has a penis & Penny lands up carrying her love child!!!

Wow. Why are you watching this show? Wouldn't you be more comfortable with the Playboy channel? This is a sitcom not porn. What you suggest is, I hope, just an attempt at shocking the rest of us. If it isn't, it's fairly despicable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only do I want to see Amy & Penny in bed together, I want Penny to discover that Amy has a penis & Penny lands up carrying her love child!!!

What about that horse Penny mounted in the season 5 opener? We have never seen it again. It just vanished with no explaination. Wazzup writers?!?

Horses have been racially stereotyped and discriminated against in Hollywood for years. They all got blacklisted in the 1970's. I cried the day Trigger died. If a horse was good enough for Catherine the Great, why not Penny?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe or at least hope that the writers are trying to show that Penny is maturing as to what she wants in a relationship. She is going from someone who was only interested in what feels good at the moment to something that lasts longer and is more fulfilling. It is not something that she changes from one day to the next, but a is a process. I think that is partially why she is taking things slow this time with Leonard. She wants more from a relationship then having fun in the bed, although it is not a either or proposition, she wants both that and someone who cares for her and who she can enjoy his company all of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only do I want to see Amy & Penny in bed together, I want Penny to discover that Amy has a penis & Penny lands up carrying her love child!!!

What about that horse Penny mounted in the season 5 opener? We have never seen it again. It just vanished with no explaination. Wazzup writers?!?

Horses have been racially stereotyped and discriminated against in Hollywood for years. They all got blacklisted in the 1970's. I cried the day Trigger died. If a horse was good enough for Catherine the Great, why not Penny?

That's despicable! I mean, at this point Penny probably has a plethora of STDs. Poor horse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TBBT episode 5.25 "The Oozing Conundrum"

Leonard makes a discovery and starts having second thoughts about his relationship with Penny.

Sheldon learns that Amy is a hermaphrodite.

On a "very special" Big Bang Theory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I am a newbie. I absolutely love this show. Glad to find the forum.

I feel the last two episodes have been a little "off". I can't put my finger on it exactly. I absolutely love Jim Parsons, but did anyone feel that in this last episode, he was overacting some in the office scene? Maybe I feel this way because the other guys were just standing there and not really interacting with him while it was going on. I don't know; having a hard time describing what it is.

And in the episode before this one, the whole laughing scene by sheldon. I think it would have made more sense if there had been circumstances in the episode to lead up to the laughing. It just seems like the last two episodes are a little jumbled up and not flowing like they used to?

Anyone else feel this way? It's just been the last two episodes for me. I've been happy so far until now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I am a newbie. I absolutely love this show. Glad to find the forum.

I feel the last two episodes have been a little "off". I can't put my finger on it exactly. I absolutely love Jim Parsons, but did anyone feel that in this last episode, he was overacting some in the office scene? Maybe I feel this way because the other guys were just standing there and not really interacting with him while it was going on. I don't know; having a hard time describing what it is.

And in the episode before this one, the whole laughing scene by sheldon. I think it would have made more sense if there had been circumstances in the episode to lead up to the laughing. It just seems like the last two episodes are a little jumbled up and not flowing like they used to?

Anyone else feel this way? It's just been the last two episodes for me. I've been happy so far until now.

Hi Bazingafan...

Yeah, a lot of people would agree with you. Sheldon is becoming more neurotic and it's not the same kind of neurotic as when he got the loom. :icon_confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't say Sheldon's becoming more neurotic but more of a charicature. I facetiously think it has to do with his weight gain. There. I said it.


TBBT episode 5.25 "The Oozing Conundrum"

Leonard makes a discovery and starts having second thoughts about his relationship with Penny.

Sheldon learns that Amy is a hermaphrodite.

On a "very special" Big Bang Theory.

"The Transgender Justification"

"The Penis Postulation"

"The Weiner Reduction"

"The Gender Gentrification"

"The Standard Exception"

"The Female Modification"

"The Girl Bipolarization"

"The Leonard Insertion"

Ok. I'll stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't say Sheldon's becoming more neurotic but more of a charicature. I facetiously think it has to do with his weight gain. There. I said it.


TBBT episode 5.25 "The Oozing Conundrum"

Leonard makes a discovery and starts having second thoughts about his relationship with Penny.

Sheldon learns that Amy is a hermaphrodite.

On a "very special" Big Bang Theory.

"The Transgender Justification"

"The Penis Postulation"

"The Weiner Reduction"

"The Gender Gentrification"

"The Standard Exception"

"The Female Modification"

"The Girl Bipolarization"

"The Leonard Insertion"

Ok. I'll stop.

Well well, I'm guessing Sheldon's response would be… "Fascinating!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.