hokie3457 Posted March 15, 2018 Posted March 15, 2018 13 minutes ago, RJ1013 said: To those who asked, I did have a great time at this taping, thank you. My opinion is no doubt highly colored by seeing it live, but I think it’s my favorite episode of this season. It was a very friendship-focused episode, imo, and it was especially nice to have some scenes for the girls again. Both Penny and Bernadette were excellent friends to Amy, particularly Penny who planned things. The quilting party was Penny’s idea, and came from her thinking about what she thought Amy would love. When it turned out that Amy’s expectations were different, she and Bernadette shifted gears and made it happen. Specifically, I think that what Amy wanted was the experience of feeling like she had a wild night, kind of like early seasons Amy, who didn’t want to miss out on things. But I’m not so sure that Amy truly wanted to do some of those things, you know? So her friends lying about the evening was kind of ideal. Amy got to feel like she had a wild night without actually having to do anything that would’ve made her uncomfortable. I think it was a good friendship episode for the guys too, having each others’ backs to go meet the crazy physicist in the woods. It wasn’t a bachelor party per se, but if you think of the spirit of a bachelor party, I think this seems appropriate for Sheldon. His bachelor days weren’t filled with drinking, partying, and women; his bachelor days were filled with the delusion that he was fine on his own and with his aspirations of a life solely focused on work. One last look at that makes a lot more sense than a traditional party. I’m not someone who likes everything that the writers do, but I have to give them credit here because I thought it was a clever way of doing a ‘bachelor party’ for Sheldon. A nice follow up by you @RJ1013 . From your posts about the episode, I agree regarding the friendships for both Amy and Sheldon. That Penny and Bernadette planned something that they would never in a million years want to do themselves was extremely thoughtful and that they readilly switched gears also points to a true friendship. The same can be said for the guys. The traditional bachelor party is definitely NOT something Sheldon would enjoy. That he was able to look at "what might have been" had he not met and fell in love with Amy was a nice touch. I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience. It is wonderful that you can call the episode you personally witnessed being created in front of the cameras your favorite. Thank you for all your posts that shared your time with TBBT! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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