2L344 Posted December 12, 2015 Posted December 12, 2015 6 hours ago, jenafan said: I laughed when Penny referred to Amy being an old woman (I'm assuming because of how much she likes vintage) but not being old enough to have a song from the 60's written about her. I think Amy would actually end up liking this song and want to learn to play it on her harp. I never cared for the song, but I thought it was a good choice by the writers, not only for the lyrics, but it was obscure enough that no one would be able to guess it off the top of their head. Obviously, Sheldon had heard it somewhere in his past, maybe in his childhood, and the tune etched itself somewhere in his brain and surfaced as a result of his current situation reminding him of the song. Most people have the ability to block out things they don't want to face. If one doesn't want to see something, all one has to do is close the eyes. This is not the case for Sheldon. He has an eidetic memory. He doesn't just forget things. He couldn't avoid the song in his head, and he couldn't see the artist, title, or lyrics when he closed his eyes. I can understand how this would drive him bat crazy and why he thought something was wrong with him. The only way to scratch the brain itch was to repeat the song over and over, until it became an unending cycle. Indeed there was something wrong. Sheldon's subconscious was telling him to stop denying his heart and wasting his opportunity to get Amy back. Sheldon had been repressing his hurt and pain over his loss of Amy, and not wanting to go through it again, he thought it would be enough to just be friends with her. However, I think learning that Amy was wanting to be his girlfriend again is what opened his subconscious up to rethink his situation. The more he tried not to think about her as his girlfriend, the more he realized that he wanted her to be his girlfriend. Sheldon's "madness" over this earworm stuck in his head gave him an opportunity to acknowledge the goodness and dependency of the people in his life, that being Leonard and Penny. More importantly, since the Spoke documentary, now equipped with an awareness of his previously suppressed emotions, Sheldon was able to unlock them through the lyrics of this song. Basically the song allowed him to express things about Amy that he wasn't able to do on his own, causing him to recognize what Amy has done for him and how much he really does love her. As cheesy as it seemed to be to have the song playing while Shamy were kissing the 2nd time, I thought it was well suited for the scene. All of Sheldon's mental anguish was released when Amy purposely ignored his polite means of allowing her continue her date with Dave, pulled him back after he tried to leave, and he took her in his arms knowing she was his again. Sheldon finally had closure on his dilemma. Like I said in an earlier post, I felt like I was watching the end of Happy Days, not TBBT. However, I loved it, nonetheless. I think there was an article vonmar referenced last night that remarked on the significance of Sheldon being able to tie his feelings to a pop song. It just goes to show how far he has come with embracing his emotional side, allowing things he would normally reject to assist him with working through his issues. His hippy dippy is showing. I like it. I like it a lot. I didn't think I would, but I do, and he still Sheldon. This is the real Sheldon with a happy face. Can it get any better? On another note, Sheldon may have told Penny that he doesn't like the Beach Boy's, but if you look closely while he is sitting in his spot listening to the song on his laptop, he is lightly moving to its beat. i used to love listening to the beach boys when i was a young teen in the late 70s, they were considered sort of oldies then still. darlin' isnt a fan favorite with me either but it did make me think of a more innocent and kid-like time, qualities i associate with Shamy. the song and lyrics fit well for the moment to me Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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