RJ1013 Posted February 26, 2016 Posted February 26, 2016 200th ep! It made sense to use so many characters for a celebration milestone like this, including characters we haven’t seen in a long time. It was weird that Sheldon’s mother wasn’t there, but I’d rather see her in an episode where there is more time to use her anyway. Having all of these people attend the party helped make this feel like a story that celebrates the entire show. At the same time, having the entire episode revolve so completely around Sheldon might have been too much. I would’ve preferred to see them throw a general party to celebrate all of Sheldon’s friends for his birthday. He has anxiety about this kind of thing, so making the party about everyone would’ve been a kind gesture from his friends, making Sheldon feel comfortable while simultaneously allowing everyone a time to shine. Anyway, there were lots of Shamy moments that I enjoyed: Amy fixing Sheldon’s tie was cute, as was the “birthday suit” joke. Having coitus wouldn’t suddenly make Sheldon able to understand little comments like that, and I still find his cluelessness endearing. Three references to Shamy coitus in this one, unless I missed something. 1)“birthday suit” 2)Amy wanting him to have a special birthday because of how special he made hers 3)Amy’s little debate with Leonard talking about having seen Sheldon naked and vice versa. Amy’s toast to Sheldon was sweet, particularly because of the way she shifted the whole party by being the first to do that. Instead of something to run away from, she made it into something he could enjoy. I would’ve preferred it to be Amy to talk with Sheldon when he ran off, but I know there will always be a lot of Sheldon scenes with Leonard or Penny. I like those friendships anyway, and it did feel like a bit of a throwback to the older seasons. I was pleased that Amy got to speak up and say that it should be her to go after Sheldon. It means that at least the writers are somewhat aware that using Leonard or Penny in that spot isn’t necessarily the most appropriate choice anymore. It gives me hope that maybe someday they'll get to grow out of some of the current dynamics and maybe even alter the living arrangements. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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