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1206 'The Imitation Perturbation' (October 25)

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7 minutes ago, April said:

After all those years??? Come on! I mean, in the early years, sure. But it's been over a decade now!

Some things on the show have not changed. 

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1 hour ago, April said:

After all those years??? Come on! I mean, in the early years, sure. But it's been over a decade now!

Agreed, someone can introduce, be the link or bring someone new into the social circle but after time when relationships become established between others it becomes less of a factor.

They are all friends with each other, true some are closer than others but after so many years together they are all a major part of each others lives now and I don't think that will change or stop.

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This was probably the best episode for me this season, but I found it lacking in many ways.  Here are some of my problems:

1.  Where was Denise, her and Stuart’s relationship seems stronger than Raj and Anu, so why wasn’t she at the party instead of Bert?

2.  Why did everyone wear couples costumes except Lenny, is this just another jab at how different they are, because what does Inspector Gadget have to do with an Octoberfest Bar Girl?

3.  The fight between Shamy and Howardette seemed recycled, like someone stated previously, why didn’t they have them dress like each other and make it funny at the party.

4.  That long talk between Bernadette and Sheldon was boring, they could have extended the party and had more fun with it in my view.

5.  The Lenny save at the end was nice but wouldn’t it have been both funnier and more touching if Penny went into the bedroom area for a couple moments and the returned in the cat costume to let Leonard know she didn’t forget and still had the costume because of that kiss.

Anyway, the writing this season seems half-assed to me, it is like the writers are too centered on finding new jobs than giving us good scripts.

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5 minutes ago, SRAM said:

This was probably the best episode for me this season, but I found it lacking in many ways.  Here are some of my problems:

1.  Where was Denise, her and Stuart’s relationship seems stronger than Raj and Anu, so why wasn’t she at the party instead of Bert?

2.  Why did everyone wear couples costumes except Lenny, is this just another jab at how different they are, because what does Inspector Gadget have to do with an Octoberfest Bar Girl?

3.  The fight between Shamy and Howardette seemed recycled, like someone stated previously, why didn’t they have them dress like each other and make it funny at the party.

4.  That long talk between Bernadette and Sheldon was boring, they could have extended the party and had more fun with it in my view.

5.  The Lenny save at the end was nice but wouldn’t it have been both funnier and more touching if Penny went into the bedroom area for a couple moments and the returned in the cat costume to let Leonard know she didn’t forget and still had the costume because of that kiss.

Anyway, the writing this season seems half-assed to me, it is like the writers are too centered on finding new jobs than giving us good scripts.

I couldn't agree more, especially the bold parts! This is the best episode this season, hopefully better ones are coming!

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5 minutes ago, SRAM said:

This was probably the best episode for me this season, but I found it lacking in many ways.  Here are some of my problems:

1.  Where was Denise, her and Stuart’s relationship seems stronger than Raj and Anu, so why wasn’t she at the party instead of Bert?

2.  Why did everyone wear couples costumes except Lenny, is this just another jab at how different they are, because what does Inspector Gadget have to do with an Octoberfest Bar Girl?

3.  The fight between Shamy and Howardette seemed recycled, like someone stated previously, why didn’t they have them dress like each other and make it funny at the party.

4.  That long talk between Bernadette and Sheldon was boring, they could have extended the party and had more fun with it in my view.

5.  The Lenny save at the end was nice but wouldn’t it have been both funnier and more touching if Penny went into the bedroom area for a couple moments and the returned in the cat costume to let Leonard know she didn’t forget and still had the costume because of that kiss.

Anyway, the writing this season seems half-assed to me, it is like the writers are too centered on finding new jobs than giving us good scripts.

Agreed except for 2.The thing was how could you match Inspector Gadget. Gadget had a niece named Penny but that would of been weird. They never matched in the past

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1 minute ago, chucky said:

I couldn't agree more, especially the bold parts! This is the best episode this season, hopefully better ones are coming!

Give Lenny a tag? LOL

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2 hours ago, Chrismo said:

90% of Ms. Potts review I agree with. I’m sure she’s laughing at Ms Radloffs article about the non Lenny storyline came about. The 10% I think she got wrong on involves Lenny. No one is getting divorced on here. Do the writers write them badly? Obviously. But last night proved to me why their unique compared to the others. At the party the other three couples looked like cookie cutter couples. Nothing unique about them. I myself wasnt hanging on the edge of my seat waiting for what Bernadette or Anu were wearing. I wasn’t giving  the episode an excellent or poor based on what Bert or Stuart were wearing or even for that matter Penny. I watched it for the stories. While the Lenny storyline was good the other storyline was not. As others have mentioned and I agree with do you want to remember the last TBBT Halloween episode with two of the couples fighting?

Perfectly done!

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10 minutes ago, chucky said:

Perfectly done!

Thought this was a good, funny episode.  Howard's imitation of Sheldon was unique but of course instead of letting it go Sheldon had to get revenge like a child. However they were convincing as Howardette. I thought the Lenny scenes were well done. Although, Penny playing coy and not remembering their first kiss was a little overdone but her explanation at the end was of a caring and loving wife who does remember their milestones.  One question I have is when Penny admitted she preferred the kiss at Leonard's birthday party as more memorable, wasn't she dating Mike at the time?  It wasn't until the next episode that she broke up with Mike and Leonard finally asked her out.

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8 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

Thought this was a good, funny episode.  Howard's imitation of Sheldon was unique but of course instead of letting it go Sheldon had to get revenge like a child. However they were convincing as Howardette. I thought the Lenny scenes were well done. Although, Penny playing coy and not remembering their first kiss was a little overdone but her explanation at the end was of a caring and loving wife who does remember their milestones.  One question I have is when Penny admitted she preferred the kiss at Leonard's birthday party as more memorable, wasn't she dating Mike at the time?  It wasn't until the next episode that she broke up with Mike and Leonard finally asked her out.

Maybe, but the kiss was just as a friend on his birthday. Probably made her think about Leonard. I think Penny was already feeling that Mike was cheating, but there was no proof until she caught him! 

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48 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

Agreed except for 2.The thing was how could you match Inspector Gadget. Gadget had a niece named Penny but that would of been weird. They never matched in the past

So very true.

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On 10/17/2018 at 2:35 AM, Chrismo said:

I could lived without whatever Amy was wearing. Not exactly a slimming outfit

Are you referring to the Clara Clayton outfit, or the Bernadette outfit?

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4 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Are you referring to the Clara Clayton outfit, or the Bernadette outfit?

clara clayton. I didn't know about the Bernadette one when I typed that

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5 hours ago, April said:

After all those years??? Come on! I mean, in the early years, sure. But it's been over a decade now!

Well yes. When friends start coupling up there is a great tendency for them to also drift apart. Especially after kids come along. Not only that, but some of these characters, only a mother could put up with. Or Lenny with that superpower. If Leonard were gone I think Penny would get fed up fast. There is plenty of repulsion between H/B and Shamy. 

5 hours ago, Jonny said:

Agreed, someone can introduce, be the link or bring someone new into the social circle but after time when relationships become established between others it becomes less of a factor.

They are all friends with each other, true some are closer than others but after so many years together they are all a major part of each others lives now and I don't think that will change or stop.

From where I sit I don't see that.

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4 hours ago, SRAM said:

2.  Why did everyone wear couples costumes except Lenny, is this just another jab at how different they are, because what does Inspector Gadget have to do with an Octoberfest Bar Girl?

They have known each other a relatively long time. Why not have their individuality show through. They are not worried about it.  Not a jab at all.

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1 minute ago, djsurrey said:

They have known each other a relatively long time. Why not have their individuality show through. They are not worried about it.  Not a jab at all.

Lenny costumes didn't match is S 6 Halloween Party and it didn't keep them out of the tardis!!! It was a great Lenny episode all around.❤️

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Okay, okay i'll start with the good it was nice to have another Halloween episode and to see all the gang dressed in costumes i think Leonard's costumes was best among the guys. Now for the rest it was another average episode but at the same time probably the best episode of the season so far although that isn't saying much as this seasons been pretty crap.

Now the opening seen when Leonard suggest they throw a Halloween party and Penny tells him that she used to throw Halloween parties all the time when she moved into the building. Leonard replies , all the time i only remember being invited to one, which Penny replies please don't make this awkward for me. That was awful she just admitted to throwing Halloween parties and not inviting Leonard EVEN WHEN THEY WERE DATING.  that wasn't funny it waas  just cruel on her part not to invite when they were dating. As was surprised that Leonard let it go so easily i would of expected him to be far more hurt over her excluding him from the parties.

Seeing Howard dressed as Sheldon and immitating him was good at first but quickly lost it's appeal, but when Sheldon & Amy dressed as Howard & Bernadette. That just came across as creepy. The plot for both those couples felt like a rehash of something that's been done before but i have to say Sheldon & Amy took it too far imo. I mean all Howard did was imitate Sheldon , Sheldon & Amy mocked Howard & Bernadette. Also why should Bernadette apologise to Amy for not making Howard apologise to Sheldon? that was a bit ridiculous.

The Lenny scene where Leonard asks Penny if she remembered what happened at the first Halloween party she invited him to(and the only one🙄)and she doesn't remember. Then she tells she thought their first was on his birthday when she threw him a party and he didn't make and she felt bad for him. I can understand why Leonard was a little hurt that it seemed that he remembered  falling in love  with her and all she appears to remember is  feet with vomiting into a pumpkin four feet away.

Their final scene were Leonard apologises to her ( why i don't know) there was a mistake though Penny wasn't with Kurt she only invited him to her party because she ran inti him and thought he'd changed. Also i don't remember that scene the way Penny discribed it she didn't  give the impression that she was only using him to make herself feel better.  But all in all the secene was very sweet between them, plus i was pleasantly surprised we got see Lenny kiss not once but three times.

Anyhoo that's my opinion of this episode , now six down eighteen to go fingers crossed it gets better than this.

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2 minutes ago, Zephon75 said:

Now the opening seen when Leonard suggest they throw a Halloween party and Penny tells him that she used to throw Halloween parties all the time when she moved into the building. Leonard replies , all the time i only remember being invited to one, which Penny replies please don't make this awkward for me. That was awful she just admitted to throwing Halloween parties and not inviting Leonard EVEN WHEN THEY WERE DATING.

Perhaps it was just a memory lapse. She was, as we found out, trying to cover up the circumstances around that first party kiss.

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Amy making fun of Bernie's body/voice , imagine the horror if Bernie made fun of Amy's bodily attributes

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1 minute ago, vasu said:

Amy making fun of Bernie's body/voice , imagine the horror if Bernie made fun of Amy's bodily attributes

I think Bernie started to but stopped.  IMO could you imagine the uproar.

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1 hour ago, djsurrey said:

Perhaps it was just a memory lapse. She was, as we found out, trying to cover up the circumstances around that first party kiss.

Yes.

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2 hours ago, Zephon75 said:

That was awful she just admitted to throwing Halloween parties and not inviting Leonard EVEN WHEN THEY WERE DATING.

While I did not like the joke and found Penny's attitude quite obnoxious, she did not admit to not inviting him when they were dating. Over the first 5 seasons there was only one Halloween when theh were dating, season 3. Maybe she didn't have a party then. Season 2? Maybe it was awkward after they had that first date that didn't develop into something more. Maybe she wanted to forget about him in the romantic sense, and a Halloween party would make that harder. Season 4? After their break up. Again, awkwardness and perhaps memories, and maybe also regret for breaking up with him which we know she felt. Season 5? I think he was with Priya at the time. 

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13 minutes ago, bfm said:

While I did not like the joke and found Penny's attitude quite obnoxious, she did not admit to not inviting him when they were dating. Over the first 5 seasons there was only one Halloween when theh were dating, season 3. Maybe she didn't have a party then. Season 2? Maybe it was awkward after they had that first date that didn't develop into something more. Maybe she wanted to forget about him in the romantic sense, and a Halloween party would make that harder. Season 4? After their break up. Again, awkwardness and perhaps memories, and maybe also regret for breaking up with him which we know she felt. Season 5? I think he was with Priya at the time. 

The thing is if she was having a party, Leonard and Sheldon would have gotten wind of it. Kind of hard to keep it a secret with them across the hall. It was a pretty dumb thing for the writers to throw in. Didn't make any sense and was mean to boot.

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It was a good comedic episode; best of the season so far.

It will be rather strange next year as the 'milestones' of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc come around, without the backdrop of a TBBT episode.

 

All good things................

 

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8 minutes ago, Strawberry PopTart Fan said:

The thing is if she was having a party, Leonard and Sheldon would have gotten wind of it. Kind of hard to keep it a secret with them across the hall. It was a pretty dumb thing for the writers to throw in. Didn't make any sense and was mean to boot.

Yeah, with Sheldon's "Vulcan" hearing, I'm sure he would have heard the party noises. Plus the noisy people going up and down the stairs!

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First half was brilliant. Laughed my ass off. Opening scene gave everyone something to contribute. Howard as Sheldon had me in stitches the whole and loved Sheldon being clueless about it. Even loved the Shamy fight back as Howardette. But the reaction to the impersonations was whiny and laboured and the fallout and solution slowed the comedy down.

Loved the Lenny story. No problem with the contradictions and delays in revealing the truth of Penny’s statements. Been a long time since the show had portrayed Lenny “lusting” for each other. Tag was shoehorned in. Best laugh this season but still had flat spots.


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