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1011 'The Birthday Synchronicity' (December 15)

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30 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

Her first time was with  Sheldon and she was how old? All other men appear to be able to control themselves

That was more because she didn't want coitus, until she met Sheldon.

Men were physically attracted to her. Men such as Stuart, Barry Kripke and Dave Gibbs.

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11 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

That was more because she didn't want coitus, until she met Sheldon.

Men were physically attracted to her. Men such as Stuart, Barry Kripke and Dave Gibbs.

That may be true but she agreed to once a year. Hopefully the show will be done so I don't have to endure the third annual coitus episode.

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On 12/28/2016 at 10:13 AM, Stephen Hawking said:

That was more because she didn't want coitus, until she met Sheldon.

Men were physically attracted to her. Men such as Stuart, Barry Kripke and Dave Gibbs.

Amy wasen't physically attracted to Sheldon though straight away. In Season 4 I think it was, she attempted to hold his hand. But her libuto was intact lol. So you know. I am in the camp of not liking this yearly coitus thing. It feels like their physical relationship is some cheap gag. Whats the next joke next season, if their is a next season. Sheldon can't get up LOL.

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Original Amy was no more interested in physical contact than Sheldon. The writers evolved her in an unnatural way as she developed her attachment to Penny. Then we learned of her affiliation with 'Gerard', her simmering desire for Zack's body, and her often expressed, but never realized, longing for Penny. Current Amy seems to have gotten over her Penny interest and is accepting of Sheldon's 'once per year' limitation. I do not recall her expressing any approval for that arrangement. 

I have no problems with annual intimacy as a plot point. I didn't really care for it sharing the spotlight with the arrival of the baby. Both could have carried a show on their own. 

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4 minutes ago, HeWolf said:

Original Amy was no more interested in physical contact than Sheldon. The writers evolved her in an unnatural way as she developed her attachment to Penny. Then we learned of her affiliation with 'Gerard', her simmering desire for Zack's body, and her often expressed, but never realized, longing for Penny. Current Amy seems to have gotten over her Penny interest and is accepting of Sheldon's 'once per year' limitation. I do not recall her expressing any approval for that arrangement. 

I have no problems with annual intimacy as a plot point. I didn't really care for it sharing the spotlight with the arrival of the baby. Both could have carried a show on their own. 

After the first time coitus Sheldon said something like we should do this again next year for your birthday. She agreed. I'm sure someone can come up with the exact quote.

while I agree the baby arrival could of carried a show on their own IMO the Shamy second time coitus was unnecessary and a waste of time. The key is it was SECOND TIME COITUS. To me it would of been more beneficial to ALL FANS of the show how the baby, and Raj, interrupted sex for the TWO main couples.

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1 hour ago, HeWolf said:

Original Amy was no more interested in physical contact than Sheldon. The writers evolved her in an unnatural way as she developed her attachment to Penny. Then we learned of her affiliation with 'Gerard', her simmering desire for Zack's body, and her often expressed, but never realized, longing for Penny. Current Amy seems to have gotten over her Penny interest and is accepting of Sheldon's 'once per year' limitation. I do not recall her expressing any approval for that arrangement.

You have your time line all jumbled up. The Zack thing was early on (like Amy's 5th episode or so) - she felt a physical attraction towards him but that quickly vanished when she talked to him and his lack of intelligence was enough of a turn-off for her to decide to help herself with other methods... which eventually led to 'Gerard'. Nothing wrong with that - Penny had a vibrator as well so our TBBT ladies can take care of themselves if necessary.

Anyway, alongside all of this Amy had a weird little girl crush on Penny but I don't think it was supposed to be anything serious - just her throwing herself into this teenage girlfriend posse thing she suddenly had and going a bit overboard with it. That fizzled out once Amy matured/the joke wasn't funny anymore, depending on how you want to look at it.

As for the once a year thing: Sheldon suggested it, she said it "works for her". So far she hasn't said anything to the contrary. In fact she was the one who only this season took coitus off the table when they moved in together and turned down his seduction attempts. So if she really didn't like the deal she could have had sex by now one way or another.

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3 hours ago, Chrismo said:

After the first time coitus Sheldon said something like we should do this again next year for your birthday. She agreed. I'm sure someone can come up with the exact quote.

This is it:-

Sheldon: I look forward to your next birthday when we do it again.

Amy: That works for me.

Mind you, at the time she said it, she probably wasn't in full control of her thought processes, given she was coming down from, one or more intense orgasms.

4 hours ago, Chrismo said:

To me it would of been more beneficial to ALL FANS of the show how the baby, and Raj, interrupted sex for the TWO main couples.

It/he probably did, assuming Leonard could find a full inhaler.

2 hours ago, April said:

The Zack thing was early on (like Amy's 5th episode or so)

It was episode 10.

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11 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

It was episode 10.

4x10 was only Amy's 5th episode that season.

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49 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

This is it:-

 

It/he probably did, assuming Leonard could find a full inhaler.

It was episode 10.

Assuming isn't seeing. Would you have enjoyed imagining the Shamy storyline?

alien Parasite was season 4 episode 10 you are correct.

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Yeah I'm in the Camp of having no issue with Shamy yearly sex. Let's just cAll it sex, I hate the term coitus lol. But the way they did it. Sharing with the birth. Sex should be just One natural aspect of their relationship. Having Sheldon again take over a major or semi major milestone. Happened  with Lennys original wedding. And now here with Bernadettes Birth. I mean tbh I think the only Birth the majority of the audience are going to care about is Penny's birth. But still. Imagining is not cannon.

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12 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

Yeah I'm in the Camp of having no issue with Shamy yearly sex. Let's just cAll it sex, I hate the term coitus lol. But the way they did it. Sharing with the birth. Sex should be just One natural aspect of their relationship. Having Sheldon again take over a major or semi major milestone. Happened  with Lennys original wedding. And now here with Bernadettes Birth. I mean tbh I think the only Birth the majority of the audience are going to care about is Penny's birth. But still. Imagining is not cannon.

I guess they could have separated the events in terms of episodes and I would have been fine with that, birth this episode coitus 2.0 the next one. But the way it played out was great, it was probably my second favorite episode this season after 10.7.

For whatever reasons the writers chose what storylines to use in this one it was backed up by excellent reviews and I believe a season high in terms of viewing figures (though I could be wrong with this if I am then I am sure it will be pointed out!). I think after 10 years they have a pretty good idea that they know what they are doing.

I know I know viewing figures talk again! But viewing figures are a) important in terms of writing, if they get good viewing figures the writers know that they are doing good work, if they slip then they know they need to make changes and b- It keeps the show on air and will increase the likelihood of a show renewal.

I desperately want more seasons, I know some don't but I do.

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Ratings and good writing have nothing to do with one another. People who are watching to see how the show ends because they have invested years into the show. IMO and I said this before ratings are rather poor compared to recent seasons. Yes compared to other shows they are higher but did Michael Jordan compare himself to other basketball players? No he didn't. He just worried about himself. TBBT is like an aging basketball player. You might see moments  in a game that gave you a glimpse of his younger self but overall his best playing days are done. Unfortunately that has been TBBT the last couple of seasons. The years have caught up with the aging basketball player just like the show. The aging player reached his peak in the middle of his career just like the show has. You noticed it when you watch old film of the player. Just like TBBT. An episode like this some might think it's great. Many have rated every episode this season as excellent. But if you honestly look back at earlier seasons I'm sorry this episode fails in comparison.

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3 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

I wonder if anyone of the group conceived, on the day Bernadette gave birth?

More babies? Nah I don't see it. If the show had way way more seasons than we think left then at some point I could have seen it.

We may learn some time further down the line that one of the girls is pregnant and we may see another pregnancy played out but I think this Halley storyline will be the only child/adjusting to parenthood one that we will see.

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edited because of possible spoilers
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On 31/12/2016 at 5:36 PM, Stephen Hawking said:

I wonder if anyone of the group conceived, on the day Bernadette gave birth?

Good idea !!

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Came on last night over here. Never got around to properly watching this episode.

I thought it was good not excellent. I thought the pacing was a tad off. Just seemed the baby was born pretty quickly. I felt their should of been more focus on the birth. I kinda thought "Amy's birthday sex" overshadowed the so called A plot some what. I mean Shamy was the B plot. But some reason felt like the A plot. Probably better to reserve them having sex for another episode. Sex when it comes to how they write Shamy shouldent be seen as some kinda event. Particularly when most of the time sex takes a backwards seat In their relationship.

And the comment "5 minutes? We can go hours?" Needed clairifying. Seeing Shamy have had sex what twice, three times? It's hardly like they have done it enough. To suggest Sheldon can go hours. Whatever that means. That Sheldon has high endurance. So suddenly that makes Sheldon a Sexpert now, right. I thought the best moment of the episode was Howardette talking about Mrs Wolowitz. It was both Sad and Funny. And please never show Amy's ankles again. No offense to Mayim. But it felt forced. She's not the "hot" character. Felt cringy. Is Shamy a relationship of the mind anymore? I don't know. 

As for the rest. Enjoyed the Lenny makeout. Her comment "Oh my Weazy, sexy little man". Their make out. Delusional Penny. Raj and Stuart are kinda pathetic. Stuart more so. Nice touch making Raj the godfather. Whether that's a good thing, remains to be seen haha. I'm not sure why Stuart Doesent just move in with Raj. Both Lonely and need each other. Tbh the birth diddnt feel that big of deal in the end. Pacing was a bit off. And was overshadowed by Shamy and Raj. 

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Sheldon says touching Scotch Tape gives him the heebie-jeebies, yet he touched Scotch Tape, and got a piece stuck to his finger, in The Rothman Disintegration.

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4 hours ago, vonmar said:

 

It's amazing the attention to detail they give to props and yet can't be bothered to do so concerning scripts. I suppose different departments have different standards.

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