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Taping Report    “The Prom Equivalency”   Hi!!   This is my first taping report EVER so please be considerate and I will try my best. This was also my first taping, now that I live in LA, I was

I want you guys to know how hard these ladies are working on this report! "All right, who's got scene 13?" "Oh, that's me!"

Okay, so I'm not sure if anyone has reported this yet, but there's dialogue from the prom episode that I'm not sure was in the taping report. In the scene where Amy tells Sheldon she is going up to

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Inconsistent? That is called character development.

Well, Lenny wedding also wasn't in the taping report...?

Good point. Lenny may be engaged but that does not mean they are married or that the wedding will happen. (It doesn't mean it won't happen either, but I don't predict that anything will happen until it happens. There are things that I would like to happen, but that does not mean that I am a psychic.)

And I don't think that Sheldon's character has improved that much. I think it has improved with respect to his friendship with Leonard, but he has also regressed in other respects, acting like a child instead of the cool, confident scientist he was in the early seasons.

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And I don't think that Sheldon's character has improved that much. I think it has improved with respect to his friendship with Leonard, but he has also regressed in other respects, acting like a child instead of the cool, confident scientist he was in the early seasons.

Depends on what episode you want to quote. Been switching between cool, confident scientist and man child since season 1. That's our Shelly.

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This is great.  Will it make the snow and ice in my city disappear and be replaced by popcorn?

 

I don't want to get into the fray (the argument, not the band, though I don't want to get into the band either), but if anyone doubted the importance of Leonard, just notice that he was the one who made the toast to Mrs. W.

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This is great.  Will it make the snow and ice in my city disappear and be replaced by popcorn?

 

I don't want to get into the fray (the argument, not the band, though I don't want to get into the band either), but if anyone doubted the importance of Leonard, just notice that he was the one who made the toast to Mrs. W.

:icon_biggrin:  yes from the salt on the popcorn.  Although the butter might make it more slippery...

 

Sometimes the character that is the most "understated" seems like they get lost in the shuffle.  But to me, they are the heart and the glue that holds everything together.  They just don't get recognized as much because they aren't a more in your face or quirky character.

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Actually, Leonard did nothing of the sort. All he said was that he couldn't work out the math the way that Sheldon could. That's not asking him to do the math, that's simply acknowledging that Sheldon is better at doing this kind of math. Sheldon took it upon himself to work out the math and write the paper for both of them (and get blueberry-dry-erase-marker-tongue).

 

Okay I have to concede that Leonard did not ask Sheldon to do the math explicity.

from http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=16415

 

Which means a spherical multidimensional superfluid shows the same negative-energy density as space-time.

So what do you think? What do you think? So what do you think?

Hmm...

What? Is it wrong? Have you seen it somewhere else?

Hmm...

I know this isn't my area, and I could never do the math like you can, but could this be something...?

Well... (sighs) (stammers) You could have set Newton's gravitational constant to one. And, ugh, the whole thing reeks of blueberry. You know I can't stand these scented markers.

No one told you to taste them. Come on, is-is this good or not?

 

(sighs deeply) It's good.

Really?

 

"So what do you think? What do you think? So what do you think?"

 

I think for someone like Sheldon to answer the question completely he is going to have to do the math. In fact when he was Hmm... ing he was already looking at some equations on a white board and probably doing some math in his head. So I think Leonard did in a sense ask Sheldon to do the math even if he did not think that was what he was asking. Let's face it, show Sheldon a messy closet and he is going to want to organize it. In a sense doing the math is the same. It is putting the idea in a more rigorous orderly framework.

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Okay I have to concede that Leonard did not ask Sheldon to do the math explicity.

from http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=16415

"So what do you think? What do you think? So what do you think?"

I think for someone like Sheldon to answer the question completely he is going to have to do the math. In fact when he was Hmm... ing he was already looking at some equations on a white board and probably doing some math in his head. So I think Leonard did in a sense ask Sheldon to do the math even if he did not think that was what he was asking. Let's face it, show Sheldon a messy closet and he is going to want to organize it. In a sense doing the math is the same. It is putting the idea in a more rigorous orderly framework.

I'm sorry, but claiming that Leonard asking "what do you think?" was a way to get Sheldon to work out the math is a stretch that not even Elastigirl would attempt. ;) I think you're reading way too much into it.

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I'm sorry, but claiming that Leonard asking "what do you think?" was a way to get Sheldon to work out the math is a stretch that not even Elastigirl would attempt. ;) I think you're reading way too much into it.

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I don't think its a stretch at all.

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I don't think its a stretch at all.

 

I think you're wrong. People see what they want to see, and this is one of those times, in my opinion. You and djsurrey giving the writers far too much credit for giving Leonard an ulterior motive for showing his work to Sheldon. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

 

But hey, who am I to stop you from believing what you want to believe, even though it's wrong?

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I think you're wrong. People see what they want to see, and this is one of those times, in my opinion. You and djsurrey giving the writers far too much credit for giving Leonard an ulterior motive for showing his work to Sheldon. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

 

But hey, who am I to stop you from believing what you want to believe, even though it's wrong?

Um, ok.

You must be a joy IRL.

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Whether or not Leonard asked Sheldon to do the math, or whether or not anyone else could have done the math, the fact is that Sheldon did the math and broke out the theory and did the paper, but waited so that they could post it together, and in the end, Leonard was happy with the results and the positive feedback.

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Whether or not Leonard asked Sheldon to do the math, or whether or not anyone else could have done the math, the fact is that Sheldon did the math and broke out the theory and did the paper, but waited so that they could post it together, and in the end, Leonard was happy with the results and the positive feedback.

Was there perhaps a teensy issue with permission? It's analogous to where, say, I discover a jigsaw puzzle and I show it to someone and say I think this will look good when done, and then when I am away they do the puzzle, glue it in place, put it in a frame and then hand it back to me saying "Done, now help me hang it... and hold the nail while I swing the hammer". I'm saying old Sheldon is a tad presumptuous. Maybe Leonard got a good outcome, but he could have had an issue with the process. The point of the story was that Sheldon didn't flinch at sharing credit, which he once might have, so he has become better socialised. But he clearly didn't have the idea. He then acted unilaterally to take charge of the project, without discussion of Leonard's rights to the IP. Maybe it was taken as read, but it did surprise Leonard. And Leonard's conditioning and circumstances encouraged him to go with it. It could have played differently, fairly easily, if the writers wanted to make the opposite point. So Sheldon is becoming better socialised. This was still Sheldon riding roughshod, though less extreme.

Unless I missed the bit where Leonard commissioned him, in which case oops, and sorry.

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Was there perhaps a teensy issue with permission? It's analogous to where, say, I discover a jigsaw puzzle and I show it to someone and say I think this will look good when done, and then when I am away they do the puzzle, glue it in place, put it in a frame and then hand it back to me saying "Done, now help me hang it... and hold the nail while I swing the hammer". I'm saying old Sheldon is a tad presumptuous. Maybe Leonard got a good outcome, but he could have had an issue with the process. The point of the story was that Sheldon didn't flinch at sharing credit, which he once might have, so he has become better socialised. But he clearly didn't have the idea. He then acted unilaterally to take charge of the project, without discussion of Leonard's rights to the IP. Maybe it was taken as read, but it did surprise Leonard. And Leonard's conditioning and circumstances encouraged him to go with it. It could have played differently, fairly easily, if the writers wanted to make the opposite point. So Sheldon is becoming better socialised. This was still Sheldon riding roughshod, though less extreme.

Unless I missed the bit where Leonard commissioned him, in which case oops, and sorry.

. Nobody say anything until I get a cold drink and some snacks.....

Okay.

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Dunno if this has been brought up on another thread, but did yall see that the Emmys are FINALLY changing their rules regarding comedy/drama selections?! BBT might finally get some love for season 8 now!

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Watching the season 3 episode Psychic Vortex Penny told Leonard that a psychic told her if she cut her hair she will get a national commercial kind of ironic that  in season 8 after she got a new job she cut her hair 

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Was there perhaps a teensy issue with permission? It's analogous to where, say, I discover a jigsaw puzzle and I show it to someone and say I think this will look good when done, and then when I am away they do the puzzle, glue it in place, put it in a frame and then hand it back to me saying "Done, now help me hang it... and hold the nail while I swing the hammer". I'm saying old Sheldon is a tad presumptuous. Maybe Leonard got a good outcome, but he could have had an issue with the process. The point of the story was that Sheldon didn't flinch at sharing credit, which he once might have, so he has become better socialised. But he clearly didn't have the idea. He then acted unilaterally to take charge of the project, without discussion of Leonard's rights to the IP. Maybe it was taken as read, but it did surprise Leonard. And Leonard's conditioning and circumstances encouraged him to go with it. It could have played differently, fairly easily, if the writers wanted to make the opposite point. So Sheldon is becoming better socialised. This was still Sheldon riding roughshod, though less extreme.

Unless I missed the bit where Leonard commissioned him, in which case oops, and sorry.

 

It depends how you interpret Leonard's request. If someone came out to me at work and asked me whether a high-level idea would work well, I would probably do some kind of Proof of Concept if I found it to be reasonable. It's the only way to answer the question.

We don't really know what happened behind the scenes or offscreen and I don't think we're really qualified to judge if Sheldon did act wrong by writing the paper. His only clear wrongdoing was letting the magazine entitle himself as the main author, but that's more understandable than it looks, knowing Sheldon's character and his difficults with social situations. Still, Leonard is completely justified.

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I checked the CBS schedule for what they're running Mar 5, and it says they're airing Locomotion Interruption at 8:00 and 9:00.  That's gotta be a mistake.  I keep checking because I want to know when they're airing Colonization Application. (Yes, I'm a Shamy fan.)

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My guess is there are having a rerun on March 5 with only 9 new episodes left to air they have space them out until Season Finale in May the next new one after the Feb 26th episode is most likely on March 12th

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It depends how you interpret Leonard's request. If someone came out to me at work and asked me whether a high-level idea would work well, I would probably do some kind of Proof of Concept if I found it to be reasonable. It's the only way to answer the question.

We don't really know what happened behind the scenes or offscreen and I don't think we're really qualified to judge if Sheldon did act wrong by writing the paper. His only clear wrongdoing was letting the magazine entitle himself as the main author, but that's more understandable than it looks, knowing Sheldon's character and his difficults with social situations. Still, Leonard is completely justified.

No, we don't know, but I just wanted explore the ends and means question. I still remember being handed the actual framed jigsaw puzzle and going "what...?". Lol. Sheldon's case on doing the paper on his own is grey. Not absolute at all. :) Leonard didn't protest, until he had the credit taken, by Sheldon being Sheldon. That bit, not so grey. But I'm sure the parties resolve it.... by knuckling under. Heheh. /end.

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I checked the CBS schedule for what they're running Mar 5, and it says they're airing Locomotion Interruption at 8:00 and 9:00.  That's gotta be a mistake.  I keep checking because I want to know when they're airing Colonization Application. (Yes, I'm a Shamy fan.)

Basketball starts in March 

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Basketball starts in March

Selection Sunday isn't until March 15th, with the first round starting on the 17th. The championship is April 6th. I think CBS has the rights again this year but I'm not positive about that. Edited by gohawks12

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