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3 hours ago, joyceraye said:

I don't know what a Luther joke is. I've heard of Lex Luther who was in the Superman comics when I was a child and Martin Luther the Reformation priest.

I can't see what either of them has to do with Penny.

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In 6-18 The Contractual Obligation Implementation, the girls are talking about skipping work, and going to Disneyland.  This conversation occurred, about skipping school:

Amy: Hooky? I’ve never played hooky in my life. My mom said that’s how girls end up addicted to reefer and jazz music.

Penny: It’s more like how girls end up at a Best Western hotel with a 34-year-old guy named Luther.

Bernadette: Joke?

Penny: I can laugh about it now.

The question from Bernadette where she asks Joke? was base on several comments by Penny prior to this, such as:

Are you kidding? You brought fancy wine and made fondue. I’ve slept with guys for less. It’s a joke. Based on real events.

Many Lennys were pissed off by that joke, cause they saw it as just another "slut Penny" comment. 

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On 10/28/2020 at 2:41 PM, Mario D. said:

Helping him with the condom is not really sex in my eyes as the act was not consummated.  But as you state in your "Chew Toy Revelations" the intent to have sex was there. There was alot of speculation about how this would have turned out if they really had intercourse. I think the following storyline for Penny and Leonard would have  been markedly different. As per my previous post, maybe the altering of the script was essential for the Penny and Leonard story to prevail

Even outside my fan fic, I've maintained that some sort of twist was necessary to keep Leonard and Penny apart.  We had already seen Penny's feelings, and her regret at breaking up with Leonard.  Leonard didn't want to be too far from her, either.  But I don't think TPTB were ready to get them back together.  With Priya gone, and without some thing to keep L and P apart, it would have been rather silly not to get them together (think of how silly it became with Sheldon still living with them).   While it was a bit extreme, it did make their relationship awkward enough that they didn't get back together for another half a year.  Although much later, (season 8), we did find out everyone knew, I would have like to see the scene where Penny told Leonard.   

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1 hour ago, Tensor said:

Even outside my fan fic, I've maintained that some sort of twist was necessary to keep Leonard and Penny apart.  We had already seen Penny's feelings, and her regret at breaking up with Leonard.  Leonard didn't want to be too far from her, either.  But I don't think TPTB were ready to get them back together.  With Priya gone, and without some thing to keep L and P apart, it would have been rather silly not to get them together (think of how silly it became with Sheldon still living with them).   While it was a bit extreme, it did make their relationship awkward enough that they didn't get back together for another half a year.  Although much later, (season 8), we did find out everyone knew, I would have like to see the scene where Penny told Leonard.   

Yes indeed it would have been beneficial to see Penny explain that night on-screen to Leonard. I believe when you say season 8 it was the episode with Emily, however we do not know what Raj told her about that night either. He probably embellished and bragged on how he bedded her. Another scene I would have liked to see was Leonard telling Raj to stop bragging about  it especially since Penny was now his fiance. But in typical TBBT fashion they left alot of things unsaid or unexplained for the viewers to surmise themselves.

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Hey, everyone, 

It's time to give chucky his retirement birthday wish.  Happy 65 chucky.  

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3 hours ago, Tensor said:

Hey, everyone, 

It's time to give chucky his retirement birthday wish.  Happy 65 chucky.  

Right now I feel every one of those 65 years. 😊

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10 hours ago, Tensor said:

In 6-18 The Contractual Obligation Implementation, the girls are talking about skipping work, and going to Disneyland.  This conversation occurred, about skipping school:

Amy: Hooky? I’ve never played hooky in my life. My mom said that’s how girls end up addicted to reefer and jazz music.

Penny: It’s more like how girls end up at a Best Western hotel with a 34-year-old guy named Luther.

Bernadette: Joke?

Penny: I can laugh about it now.

The question from Bernadette where she asks Joke? was base on several comments by Penny prior to this, such as:

Are you kidding? You brought fancy wine and made fondue. I’ve slept with guys for less. It’s a joke. Based on real events.

Many Lennys were pissed off by that joke, cause they saw it as just another "slut Penny" comment. 

Thanks. It might be a line missed out in a pre-watershed airing on E4 in UK. I'm not sure whether I've ever heard it.

Penny has never been anything but honest about her tarty past. I can see why some Americans would be disturbed by the line because anyone young enough in the USA to be going to school would be below the age of consent, therefore a man twice her age would be committing a serious offence.

 

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2 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Thanks. It might be a line missed out in a pre-watershed airing on E4 in UK. I'm not sure whether I've ever heard it.

Penny has never been anything but honest about her tarty past. I can see why some Americans would be disturbed by the line because anyone young enough in the USA to be going to school would be below the age of consent, therefore a man twice her age would be committing a serious offence.

 

And that is exactly why that joke? was disgraceful and disturbing.  For the writers to insinuate that a 17 year old high school girl would go to a motel with a man double her age was the real offence.  But the writers had this theme they never could get rid of that Penny was a promiscuous teenager and then woman that became lame and totally unnecessary as she matured into an adult.

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22 hours ago, Tensor said:

Even outside my fan fic, I've maintained that some sort of twist was necessary to keep Leonard and Penny apart.  We had already seen Penny's feelings, and her regret at breaking up with Leonard.  Leonard didn't want to be too far from her, either.  But I don't think TPTB were ready to get them back together.  With Priya gone, and without some thing to keep L and P apart, it would have been rather silly not to get them together (think of how silly it became with Sheldon still living with them).   While it was a bit extreme, it did make their relationship awkward enough that they didn't get back together for another half a year.  Although much later, (season 8), we did find out everyone knew, I would have like to see the scene where Penny told Leonard.   

Not to drag this out again but going over this storyline there are a few things that Leonard should really be pissed about with Raj. I believe Raj knew that his sister was going back to India but never said anything to Leonard.  He also knew by Penny's own confession to him that night that she admitted she regretted breaking up with Leonard and still had deep feelings for him and missed him. Additionally, if he told Penny the real story the next day means he was not as drunk as Penny and maybe tried to take advantage of Penny in her intoxicated state. And lastly he asked Penny not to tell anyone about his pre-mature ejaculation for fear of embarrassment yet he bragged to anyone about how he bedded Penny. These items showed that Raj really was not a good friend and how desperate he was for companionship with a woman.

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12 hours ago, Mario D. said:

These items showed that Raj really was not a good friend and how desperate he was for companionship with a woman.

He definitely wasn't a good friend. He is a lot like Sheldon, everything was about for him. He could be the first to mock members of the gang, but didn't like being mocked. Don't forget him trying to take all the credit for the comet discovery. Penny discovered it or at least shared in the discovery. All the reasons you gave and the comet issue made me enjoy it when bad things happened to him. Sort of like Karma coming back to bite him in his rear end.

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1 hour ago, chucky said:

He definitely wasn't a good friend. He is a lot like Sheldon, everything was about for him. He could be the first to mock members of the gang, but didn't like being mocked. Don't forget him trying to take all the credit for the comet discovery. Penny discovered it or at least shared in the discovery. All the reasons you gave and the comet issue made ne enjoy it when bad things happened to him. Sort of like Karma coming back to bite him in his rear end.

I know this was just rehashing of old stuff but these items lingered in the back of my mind and I had to put them down on paper.  I am hoping to write someday for anyone interested not exactly a list of grievances on the show but a list of unsaid, unexplained  and unresolved occurrances in the show that was not presented to the audience. Since I am a Lenny fan most of them would be about Penny and Leonard. This just gives me something to do to pass the time and not for any particular agenda.

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12 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

a list of unsaid, unexplained  and unresolved occurrances in the show that was not presented to the audience.

I'll start it off with a couple. As far as I know, the tenure position was never resolved. Also that DNA structure that Sheldon made. How could Sheldon move it and nothing happens in the Nemoy pod cast episode, But, Leonard moves it in Episode 12/23 or 24 and all the marbles fall off? Just a couple questions I have had for a while.

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2 hours ago, chucky said:

I'll start it off with a couple. As far as I know, the tenure position was never resolved. Also that DNA structure that Sheldon made. How could Sheldon move it and nothing happens in the Nemoy pod cast episode, But, Leonard moves it in Episode 12/23 or 24 and all the marbles fall off? Just a couple questions I have had for a while.

OK this is a good start I will put them on the list.....thanks

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On 11/9/2020 at 1:23 AM, Mario D. said:

Not to drag this out again but going over this storyline there are a few things that Leonard should really be pissed about with Raj. I believe Raj knew that his sister was going back to India but never said anything to Leonard.  He also knew by Penny's own confession to him that night that she admitted she regretted breaking up with Leonard and still had deep feelings for him and missed him. Additionally, if he told Penny the real story the next day means he was not as drunk as Penny and maybe tried to take advantage of Penny in her intoxicated state. And lastly he asked Penny not to tell anyone about his pre-mature ejaculation for fear of embarrassment yet he bragged to anyone about how he bedded Penny. These items showed that Raj really was not a good friend and how desperate he was for companionship with a woman.

The others told Penny he was an ass when he  didn't drink, she just didn't hear it. They were right in many ways, even up to the very last episode.

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48 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

The others told Penny he was an ass when he  didn't drink, she just didn't hear it. They were right in many ways, even up to the very last episode.

So true! 

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On 11/8/2020 at 12:20 PM, joyceraye said:

I don't know what a Luther joke is. I've heard of Lex Luther who was in the Superman comics when I was a child and Martin Luther the Reformation priest.

I can't see what either of them has to do with Penny.

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The joke about Luther was in regards to Penny's promiscuous behavior. 

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16 minutes ago, 3ku11 said:

The joke about Luther was in regards to Penny's promiscuous behavior. 

Yeah, those type jokes weren't very flattering to Penny.

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3 hours ago, chucky said:

Yeah, those type jokes weren't very flattering to Penny.

That Luther joke was totally disgraceful and inappropriate and how the writers left it in was absolutely unprofessional

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2 hours ago, Mario D. said:

That Luther joke was totally disgraceful and inappropriate and how the writers left it in was absolutely unprofessional

Totally agree!

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4 hours ago, chucky said:

Totally agree!

Has anyone seen Kaley in Bert Kreischmer's  The Cabin on Netflix.  This was a mindless and senseless hour that I can never get back.  What possessed Kaley to do this and when was this taped? It included Joel McHale and  comedienne Ms Pat who certainly can use enough cuss words to fill a dictionary.

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15 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

Has anyone seen Kaley in Bert Kreischmer's  The Cabin on Netflix.  This was a mindless and senseless hour that I can never get back.  What possessed Kaley to do this and when was this taped? It included Joel McHale and  comedienne Ms Pat who certainly can use enough cuss words to fill a dictionary.

Heard about, it but never seen it. I think most actors and actresses have done something bad like The Cabin, and then have asked themselves, what the hell they were thinking when they agreed to do it.

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6 hours ago, Mario D. said:

That Luther joke was totally disgraceful and inappropriate and how the writers left it in was absolutely unprofessional

I thought so when  I learned about it. In US law it was about an illegal event and a potentially abusive one at that. Not the sort of thing to joke about.

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1 minute ago, joyceraye said:

I thought so when  I learned about it. In US law it was about an illegal event and a potentially abusive one at that. Not the sort of thing to joke about.

Absolutely correct. An older male with a minor teenager is definitely not something to joke about. I feel very strongly about this subject as I have two daughters and fortunately they listened to me when they started dating.

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4 hours ago, Mario D. said:

Absolutely correct. An older male with a minor teenager is definitely not something to joke about. I feel very strongly about this subject as I have two daughters and fortunately they listened to me when they started dating.

It's not only nothing to joke about, but it's just plain wrong!

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On 11/17/2020 at 9:57 PM, joyceraye said:

I thought so when  I learned about it. In US law it was about an illegal event and a potentially abusive one at that. Not the sort of thing to joke about.

Also, they seemed to insinuate it was some kind of a "wild, popular teenage girl" thing to do, a little adventure of hers. I can't believe they did that, and also got away with it like that. A few years later they may have gotten far greater protest for that. This Luther guy is the one who should be deemed responsible for that, and might be considered a rapist or sexual offender.

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1 hour ago, bfm said:

Also, they seemed to insinuate it was some kind of a "wild, popular teenage girl" thing to do, a little adventure of hers. I can't believe they did that, and also got away with it like that. A few years later they may have gotten far greater protest for that. This Luther guy is the one who should be deemed responsible for that, and might be considered a rapist or sexual offender.

I couldn't agree more.

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