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7 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

But Penny gave being thin as one of the reasons she wasn't ready to get pregnant along with money and had made other jokes focused on her looks, so this has been done before, and therefor it doesn't surprise me. I was more upset with some of Howard's jokes about his mother. Those were way worse.

I think the Instagram that Penny was too skinny related to people on Kaley’s Instagram account asking if she was pregnant. Google that and you will many articles showing how mad Kaley was about that.

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3 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

I think the Instagram that Penny was too skinny related to people on Kaley’s Instagram account asking if she was pregnant. Google that and you will many articles showing how mad Kaley was about that.

I don’t think Kaley has much insulating fat on her, that is why Mayim noted that Kaley was freezing outside when they taped this episode and probably why you always see her bundled up on set when she is not taping.

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35 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

But Penny gave being thin as one of the reasons she wasn't ready to get pregnant along with money and had made other jokes focused on her looks, so this has been done before, and therefor it doesn't surprise me. I was more upset with some of Howard's jokes about his mother. Those were way worse.

This is different, being "too skinny" may be unhealthy, this is not something that should be treated as equal to "too pretty". I did not like the jokes about Howard's mother either, but this one is somewhat promoting something unhealthy. 

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4 hours ago, Chrismo said:

I think the Instagram that Penny was too skinny related to people on Kaley’s Instagram account asking if she was pregnant. Google that and you will many articles showing how mad Kaley was about that.

I think this was written and may be even shot before that but I'm not sure since I don't use Instagram. I don't like it when they mix up real life and the show anyway. It's usually a disaster, like writing in Melissa's pregnancies.

4 hours ago, Chrismo said:

Google that and you will many articles showing how mad Kaley was about that. 

Okay, I just did what you said and I do think people were being totally ridiculous. Since she specifically said she didn't see motherhood in the immediate future and that she wasn't quite there yet, I wish people on all of the boards I belong to would quit speculating that Penny will get pregnant because Kaley will get pregnant, since she obviously thinks it's nobody else's business and that it's intrusive. I agree with her.

 

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20 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I think this was written and may be even shot before that but I'm not sure since I don't use Instagram. I don't like it when they mix up real life and the show anyway. It's usually a disaster, like writing in Melissa's pregnancies.

Okay, I just did what you said and I do think people were being totally ridiculous. Since she specifically said she didn't see motherhood in the immediate future and that she wasn't quite there yet, I wish people on all of the boards I belong to would quit speculating that Penny will get pregnant because Kaley will get pregnant, since she obviously thinks it's nobody else's business and that it's intrusive. I agree with her.

 

Actually there was two instances about her being pregnant. I kind of led you astray. The original comments were from a picture with her sister back in October. she was standing next to her sister in a looser fitting outfit and the sister was not. It didn’t help her sister is actually skinnier. I glance once in awhile on her instagram and even commented at the time. It’s seems to me when you post pictures you do open yourself to comments. Saying that though I would not make comments about her being   pregnant.

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Okay, I'll start with what I liked about the episode, It was good to once again get to see President Siebert, The Lenny scene with them shooting other. The  Howadette scene, Leonard and Penny talking to Stuart with Leonard showing he is still insecure about his relationship with Penny. The scene where Penny pretends to think about who to choose when only he is left and how excited he is to be picked. In fact, Stuart was probably the standout part of the whole episode well besides Lenny shooting each other. What I didn't think much of was the Shamy and Raj/Anu plots they both just didn't work, neither did the weird thing at the start about Penny's Instagram. 

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1 hour ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I think this was written and may be even shot before that but I'm not sure since I don't use Instagram. I don't like it when they mix up real life and the show anyway. It's usually a disaster, like writing in Melissa's pregnancies.

Okay, I just did what you said and I do think people were being totally ridiculous. Since she specifically said she didn't see motherhood in the immediate future and that she wasn't quite there yet, I wish people on all of the boards I belong to would quit speculating that Penny will get pregnant because Kaley will get pregnant, since she obviously thinks it's nobody else's business and that it's intrusive. I agree with her.

 

People speculate celebrities are pregnant all the time, it has nothing to do with the show and it is rude and intrusive indeed.

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3 minutes ago, bfm said:

People speculate celebrities are pregnant all the time, it has nothing to do with the show and it is rude and intrusive indeed.

I’m not so sure. They worked the her hair into the show.

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19 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

I’m not so sure. They worked the her hair into the show.

I don't see the relevence. Why would that make people think she's pregant? Her character on the show is not even pregnant. I've seen speculation about celebrities being pregnant quite a lot and I don't really follow these things, that's just things that I happened to see so it's probably more than that.

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Well Kaley just got reaction froms fan thinking she was pregnant on IG. So it does happen, so its not that irrelevant. 

 

Just watched the episode. Really enjoyed this one. First one in a while where it felt like the characters screen time and story lines were evenly distributed. Even Sheldon being a jackass did not ruin the episode. I liked Raj and Anu. IT makes sense they split based on the fact their lack of commonlarities, and barley knowing each other. I Thought this was Kunals best acting. 

I would of prefered more paintball. But stuff we got to see, was really fun. Lenny shooting each other was of course great. Their banter always is. Penny's reaction to getting shot was funny. I thought Stuart was the strongest part of the episode. Although sometimes you wonder what happened to early Stuart.

I guess its more funnier that hes a fragile, insecure mess. When they were picking teams. IT showed Leonard is still insecure. Which I like. As when characters develop, that their is still signs of early cannon and incarnation, is good. I really like Denise. Her and Stuart are really compatible. I think they found a way to show off the couples and how unique they are. I was never really warming up to Raj and Anu tbh. So wasen't that bothered by their break up. Overall this was a really fun, and fluffy episode. 

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23 hours ago, Kev0821 said:

I love Mayim's behind the scene posts.  A couple of my favorites....

Shooting the outdoor paintball scenes was a 12 hour day for most of them and they were so punch drunk by tiredness that they kept cracking each other up.

They pretend to shoot each other and say their lines. The paint splatters were added in post.

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15 minutes ago, vonmar said:

I love Mayim's behind the scene posts.  A couple of my favorites....

Shooting the outdoor paintball scenes was a 12 hour day for most of them and they were so punch drunk by tiredness that they kept cracking each other up.

They pretend to shoot each other and say their lines. The paint splatters were added in post.

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7 hours ago, vonmar said:

They pretend to shoot each other and say their lines. The paint splatters were added in post.

Cool. That makes a lot of sense. But they make it very realistical in post.

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I have never really latched on to the relationship of Anu and Raj. Perhaps they are heading for a break up and I think they should. I saw a comment on an article about the episode and the commentator said Raj should go back to the redhead. I thought to myself, the relationship with Emily seemed to work although Raj always questioned it. So should the writers decide that Anu and Raj should break up, my story line would be that when he's down and out after the break up with Anu, Howard and Bernie invite him to the local kiddie eatery to which they take their kids. While there, Raj runs into Emily at the ball pit at the eatery. Emily seems a little stunned at seeing Raj and quickly tries to step away, when a little boy runs up to Emily calling "mamma, mamma". So Raj finds out that Emily has a son, a son with a slightly darker complexion than herself. She then tells Koothrappali her son's name: Raj.  

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I can understand why Sheldon was hurt, nobody likes to be left out particularly in something you put your heart and soul into. But after earlier in the season with Amy losing her work I was truth be told enjoying seeing her getting the praise and attention, I felt like I was rooting for her success throughout the episode. Sheldon just lashed out at the wrong person, he even acknowledged that he read the article and Amy's praise for him in it but his ego couldn't let it go.

I thought Mayim was fantastic throughout the episode especially that last scene with her expressions and body language.  The way she was enjoying the praise and attention she was getting was very funny.

I like Stunice, they seem like a great match and Lauren and Kevin have some good comedic chemistry going on. I honestly found it the most interesting thing in this episode.

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The Stuart/Denise parts were the best of the episode with the exception of Penny's smile at Leonard's remark about the feeling of Penny leaving him. The love is still there!

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On 1/4/2019 at 10:23 AM, bfm said:

Forgot to say: I HATED the joke about Penny's instagram comments. Being too skinny is not a compliment (and is indeed a mean comment to a person one doesn't know, because one doesn't know if the person's healthy or what's behind it). This was a very problematic joke, one that I would expect in the 1990s/2000s, when "Fat Monica was funny, not now. 

I must admit I didn't get what was supposed to be funny in the Penny/Leonard/Amy conversation about the Instagram and online comments. In fact I had no idea what they were saying at all. Is it a generational or a transatlantic thing that it went entirely over my head ?

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8 hours ago, CJT said:

I have never really latched on to the relationship of Anu and Raj. Perhaps they are heading for a break up and I think they should. I saw a comment on an article about the episode and the commentator said Raj should go back to the redhead. I thought to myself, the relationship with Emily seemed to work although Raj always questioned it. So should the writers decide that Anu and Raj should break up, my story line would be that when he's down and out after the break up with Anu, Howard and Bernie invite him to the local kiddie eatery to which they take their kids. While there, Raj runs into Emily at the ball pit at the eatery. Emily seems a little stunned at seeing Raj and quickly tries to step away, when a little boy runs up to Emily calling "mamma, mamma". So Raj finds out that Emily has a son, a son with a slightly darker complexion than herself. She then tells Koothrappali her son's name: Raj.  

Raj and Anu just don’t seem to have the chemistry that Raj had with Emily, so I agree with you on that.  However, I’m still dreaming on Raj and Missy becoming a thing at the end, she hinted at serious marital problems when she came to Shamy’s wedding, so her being divorced now is not unreasonable.  I think it would fun if she showed up to visit Sheldon and Amy a couple of days, to just get away while Mary watches her kids, and while her and the gang have take out, her and Raj make eyes and smile at each other, making the rest wonder what’s going on.  She liked Raj in the first episode she was in so her still liking him is not too far fetched, and when Sheldon confronts her about Raj she could just say she sees how great the relationships are between the girls and the nerds and she wants that too, also she thinks Raj is cute.  I think the show would end funny with Raj  being the one to be Sheldon’s brother-in-law, because they have shown to get along so great when they worked together.

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2 hours ago, SRAM said:

Raj and Anu just don’t seem to have the chemistry that Raj had with Emily, so I agree with you on that.  However, I’m still dreaming on Raj and Missy becoming a thing at the end, she hinted at serious marital problems when she came to Shamy’s wedding, so her being divorced now is not unreasonable.  I think it would fun if she showed up to visit Sheldon and Amy a couple of days, to just get away while Mary watches her kids, and while her and the gang have take out, her and Raj make eyes and smile at each other, making the rest wonder what’s going on.  She liked Raj in the first episode she was in so her still liking him is not too far fetched, and when Sheldon confronts her about Raj she could just say she sees how great the relationships are between the girls and the nerds and she wants that too, also she thinks Raj is cute.  I think the show would end funny with Raj  being the one to be Sheldon’s brother-in-law, because they have shown to get along so great when they worked together.

Interesting concept!

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8 hours ago, SRAM said:

Raj and Anu just don’t seem to have the chemistry that Raj had with Emily, so I agree with you on that.  

Plenty of fans, including me disliked Emily intensely and never felt that she fit with the group. I cursed the day they killed the actress's character on Sleep Hollow and set her free to be Emily.

 

8 hours ago, SRAM said:

However, I’m still dreaming on Raj and Missy becoming a thing at the end, she hinted at serious marital problems when she came to Shamy’s wedding, so her being divorced now is not unreasonable.

I appreciate your posts so much, and I know we're all free to speculate as we will, but honestly, I'll throw a brick at the screen if they do that.

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1 hour ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

Plenty of fans, including me disliked Emily intensely and never felt that she fit with the group. I cursed the day they killed the actress's character on Sleep Hollow and set her free to be Emily.

 

I appreciate your posts so much, and I know we're all free to speculate as we will, but honestly, I'll throw a brick at the screen if they do that.

I loved Emily. The fact she wasent fitting in the group made me like her more. Bit like Penny in the first season. Offered an outsider perspective. 

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3 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

Plenty of fans, including me disliked Emily intensely and never felt that she fit with the group. I cursed the day they killed the actress's character on Sleep Hollow and set her free to be Emily.

 

I appreciate your posts so much, and I know we're all free to speculate as we will, but honestly, I'll throw a brick at the screen if they do that.

No problem, people ship who they want, and actually with Raj having so many girlfriends during the show there are a lot of options to ship with him.  

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Emily and Anu had/have the same problems. Both their characters changed from their beginnings. In the case of Emily she went from weird to normal and desperate to stay with Raj. In Anu’s case she went from bossy to desperate. The first episode she was a bitch. after that when Raj told her basically this wasn’t going to work she did an 180. Also i’m Not understanding why she went from a boyfriend to wanting an arranged marriage. In this episode setting aside The argument of the camera by the door why is Anu hugging the ex boyfriend. JMO you could say/or say not he was spying but to me the hug was worse.

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I liked everything involved in the paintball scenes and everything about it.    It Ithought the spoilers had Raj and Anu agreeing to just date?  Did they cut that scene?  Maybe I am just confused.  

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Good points. Going from having a live-in boyfriend to asking for an arranged marriage is understandable in Anu's case. She feels the biological clock ticking. At her age she hasn't got years to spare if she wants children while she's young enough. Her relatives will go through the vetting procedure so she doesn't have to start dating from scratch. She still has feelings, as the doorcam showed, for the man she lived with, but she wants someone steady and reliable for a husband, not  a mooch or a leech. All this information comes from her. However, what she says and what's in her heart may be conflicting. As for Raj, he had all the time in the world to get to know Emily, but he didn't marry her, did he ?

11 minutes ago, MsGreentea said:

   I thought the spoilers had Raj and Anu agreeing to just date?  Did they cut that scene?  Maybe I am just confused.  

That's next week.

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