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

Episode 3.14 (Feb 1)

Recommended Posts

CBS has announced the details of the fourteenth episode of the season, "The Einstein Approximation", which will air February 1st.

"The Einstein Approximation" - Sheldon's search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Feb. 1 (9:31-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

http://the-big-bang-theory.com/episodeguide/episode/314/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Large Hadron Collision

No details have been released by CBS yet, but that episode title appears on their schedule.

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That was a great episode!! with a few personal point of view of having sheldon hanged but it was great!!! and I wasn't really off track when I mentioned "old kid" in the thread of next episode, they mentioned the same idea in this one lol :D and the dialogues were really great, and bernadette was excellent. A few well deserved paybacks, it really made me laugh the entire episode. The good thing is that next episode is next week instead of waiting for 2 weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

very good episode, Bernadette is fitting in quite nicely. loved the line aobut Sheldon escaping and terrorizing the village

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

really nice episode. i had to laugh so much. "have you tried rebooting him", bernadette, bazinga, the ordering payback and pretty much everything else.

cant wait for next ep

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol, yeah, it was great! But my favorite part probably was the ''it's a wave'' at the end! But I have to explain why!

So if you remember the scene, Sheldon drops the dishes, everyone around applaudes, then he gets the solution to his trouble and shout it out, then says ''Now would be the time to applause'', or something like that! Well here's the thing: I actually applaused before he said that (I live alone, don't worry! lol :p)! ^_^ I didn't really understood the problem he was working on, but I knew it was about electrons behaving as if they had no mass in specific circumstances, and when he stated this fact, it just stroke me how it mades so much sense! :D So I applaused, and thus i felt Sheldon's next sentence ironic! ^_^

Obviously, the whole episode was pure awesomeness, too! :D

BAZINGA!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any one else feel it was weird, that Sheldon didn't know what sheet rock is? Mr. I Know All About Anything In The Working Universe? (paraphrasing, as I do not remember his original line) That was kind of a no-no on the writer's part.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

holy shit. I almost pissed myself watching that episode. Best episode... evar! I did not think they could ever top 'The Adhesive Duck Deficiency' episode. Boy, was I ever surprised.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke. I found the ball pit thing so contrived as to be embarrassing and the scene with Howard and Raj at the roller rink to be enough to make me turn off the TV.

Don't get me wrong, there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc. But what happened to the overall brilliance of Work Song Nanocluster or Terminal Decoupling? Get Sheldon out of the ball pits and off the window ledges and put him back into the ensemble trading witty repartee where he belongs or this is going to go down as the season that killed the show.

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So true. It's not that the show isn't funny anymore. But this show had the writing and ensemble that could have been used to such great potential and actually become as big as F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Season three started off so well but ever since The Bozeman Reaction something has changed and not for the better. I tried Tweeting to Bill Prady. But god knows if they actually read our Tweets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke. I found the ball pit thing so contrived as to be embarrassing and the scene with Howard and Raj at the roller rink to be enough to make me turn off the TV.

Don't get me wrong, there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc. But what happened to the overall brilliance of Work Song Nanocluster or Terminal Decoupling? Get Sheldon out of the ball pits and off the window ledges and put him back into the ensemble trading witty repartee where he belongs or this is going to go down as the season that killed the show.

Steve

I agree, although I did enjoy the episode. The subtle interaction is being given up to wacky for wackiness sake.

As mad as he is, would Sheldon really behave like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke. I found the ball pit thing so contrived as to be embarrassing and the scene with Howard and Raj at the roller rink to be enough to make me turn off the TV.

Don't get me wrong, there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc. But what happened to the overall brilliance of Work Song Nanocluster or Terminal Decoupling? Get Sheldon out of the ball pits and off the window ledges and put him back into the ensemble trading witty repartee where he belongs or this is going to go down as the season that killed the show.

Steve

I agree, although I did enjoy the episode. The subtle interaction is being given up to wacky for wackiness sake.

As mad as he is, would Sheldon really behave like that.

Very true. The subtle interactions with the characters and their conversations with one another were what made the show so funny in the first place. WHY in the world are they bringing in mediocre comic slapstick in a show which never needed it?. It's almost as if they're trying to cater to a younger demographic, like kids, which is a silly thing to do.

I agree Sheldon is becoming more and more like a caricature. Less of a human being. He was always obsessed about Science but he still had a real human being underneath. Nowdays it's as if he actually is a robot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke. I found the ball pit thing so contrived as to be embarrassing and the scene with Howard and Raj at the roller rink to be enough to make me turn off the TV.

Don't get me wrong, there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc. But what happened to the overall brilliance of Work Song Nanocluster or Terminal Decoupling? Get Sheldon out of the ball pits and off the window ledges and put him back into the ensemble trading witty repartee where he belongs or this is going to go down as the season that killed the show.

Steve

I agree, although I did enjoy the episode. The subtle interaction is being given up to wacky for wackiness sake.

As mad as he is, would Sheldon really behave like that.

Very true. The subtle interactions with the characters and their conversations with one another were what made the show so funny in the first place. WHY in the world are they bringing in mediocre comic slapstick in a show which never needed it?. It's almost as if they're trying to cater to a younger demographic, like kids, which is a silly thing to do.

I agree Sheldon is becoming more and more like a caricature. Less of a human being. He was always obsessed about Science but he still had a real human being underneath. Nowdays it's as if he actually is a robot.

I don't agree with any of you. I find that an intellectual such as this group, which may be close to insanity, need to do something crazy once in a while to join the human race. I loved the ball pit. Never actually knew how they worked. And I am not a kid ! Get out of your head gang. No one likes a boring smart person.

Still LOL when Sheldon went to apply for a "menial" job. The fact that he lives

in Pasadena, are his writers drop outs from JPL? Such fascinating tech stuff....whether it true or not !!


Any one else feel it was weird, that Sheldon didn't know what sheet rock is? Mr. I Know All About Anything In The Working Universe? (paraphrasing, as I do not remember his original line) That was kind of a no-no on the writer's part.

Sheldon is a space cadet intellectual. Why would he know or even care what sheetrock was? I think his looking for a menial job and his comments was one of the funnier episodes I have seen in a long time. What are you.....some kind of closet construction worker!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here we go:

I actually applaused before he said that (I live alone, don't worry! lol :p)! ^_^

BAZINGA!

That's classic :)

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke.

...

there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc.

Yep, I agree. I'm in two minds about the show at the moment. I love bits of every episode... the geeky bits, the smart bits, the science bits. But some jokes are just plain primitive - Sheldon letting Martha into her room for a cheap sex joke; Howard first not wanting Bernadette because she wasn't perfect and then telling Leonard he should accept that Penny believes in psychics because she was all he's ever going to get; the ball pit bit was funny but when it appeared the second time - I thought, "what was that??"

I have the feeling that the writers are trying "new" things for a "new" audience at the moment ... romance, sex jokes, plain slapstick. And the original, geeky audience is a bit left behind.

That said, I'm glad that they finally integrated the relationships so that they aren't the main topic of the episodes anymore, yet still there for all the romance fans. Bernadette dealing with Sheldon was great!

But I agree with Steve that we're getting a lot of crazy-Sheldon and the-rest-of-the-gang-being-so-annoyed-by-Sheldon-episodes. Why? Jim Parsons is fantastic, Sheldon is great, but I fell in love with the GROUP of friends and their interaction... I'm missing that.

I don't agree with any of you. I find that an intellectual such as this group, which may be close to insanity, need to do something crazy once in a while to join the human race. I loved the ball pit.

The point is - the ball pit bit was funny the first time, for two or three bazingas. But I found it lame the second time.

The Howard-and-Raj-rollerskating bit would have made sense if there had been some kind of bet between Howard and Raj... e.g. "if working in the Cheesecake factory helps Sheldon, I'll go rollerskating with you" ... but without any context, it was just cheap.

When the guys went out in the desert to watch the meteorite and then got stoned - that was crazy for me AND made sense with their characters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here we go:

I actually applaused before he said that (I live alone, don't worry! lol :p)! ^_^

BAZINGA!

That's classic :)

My concern is that more and more episodes seem to be "put the whacko character in a stressful situation and let him act out for a laugh". The really strong writing and ensemble acting seems to be lacking lately in favour of the high-brow equivalent of a fart joke.

...

there were some good laugh moment -- the reboot bit, Bernadette sending Sheldon off to bed, etc.

Yep, I agree. I'm in two minds about the show at the moment. I love bits of every episode... the geeky bits, the smart bits, the science bits. But some jokes are just plain primitive - Sheldon letting Martha into her room for a cheap sex joke; Howard first not wanting Bernadette because she wasn't perfect and then telling Leonard he should accept that Penny believes in psychics because she was all he's ever going to get; the ball pit bit was funny but when it appeared the second time - I thought, "what was that??"

I have the feeling that the writers are trying "new" things for a "new" audience at the moment ... romance, sex jokes, plain slapstick. And the original, geeky audience is a bit left behind.

That said, I'm glad that they finally integrated the relationships so that they aren't the main topic of the episodes anymore, yet still there for all the romance fans. Bernadette dealing with Sheldon was great!

But I agree with Steve that we're getting a lot of crazy-Sheldon and the-rest-of-the-gang-being-so-annoyed-by-Sheldon-episodes. Why? Jim Parsons is fantastic, Sheldon is great, but I fell in love with the GROUP of friends and their interaction... I'm missing that.

I don't agree with any of you. I find that an intellectual such as this group, which may be close to insanity, need to do something crazy once in a while to join the human race. I loved the ball pit.

The point is - the ball pit bit was funny the first time, for two or three bazingas. But I found it lame the second time.

The Howard-and-Raj-rollerskating bit would have made sense if there had been some kind of bet between Howard and Raj... e.g. "if working in the Cheesecake factory helps Sheldon, I'll go rollerskating with you" ... but without any context, it was just cheap.

When the guys went out in the desert to watch the meteorite and then got stoned - that was crazy for me AND made sense with their characters.

Interesting. You have good points. I also found the ball pit scene funny but after two or three bazingas, it lost it's novelty and just looked silly, like the writers didn't know where to take the scene from there. Also, there's nothing wrong with having Sheldon crack in ONE episode, because someone like him is bound to crack at one point or another, but having Sheldon go insane in EVERY episode is just jumping the shark. I really wonder why the makers are tweaking the show so much when it was fine the way it was, because if anything, crazy Sheldon is NOT character development.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best scene was when Penny woke up to Sheldon standing over her and she screamed.

The "ball pit" bit was a tad overplayed. One or two 'bazingas' would've been enough, but not to keep going. Sheldon already had a strong dislike of 'bouncy castles' etc from childhood, I found it amazing to think his character would like a ball pit. Although, he was sleep deprived. The sheet rock joke is just like Penny asking him about Radiohead. There's things he doesn't know, because, as he's said before, it's not important.

Generally, I liked the show. It's moved away from it's core setup, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sahhar,

I hope they haven't jumped the shark. That would be it.

:icon_confused:

Yeah. That would definately be bad news. I guess we'll have to wait for Monday to see where exactly they're taking the show, because in my personal opinion, Sheldon's mannerisms and talking style are becoming more and more 'manic' if you will, which is the total opposite of what he was before. Before he was calm, rigid yes, but in a more introverted way. Nowdays he's just jumping around the place with big eyes. Totally a jump the shark from what I think. But I'm still not losing hope, let's wait for Monday.

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.