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1216 'The D & D Vortex' (February 21)

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It reminded me of some of the early season episodes. The whole goup involved in the same plot, no relationship angst, just the gang being funny.

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A bit mean and selfish, but very funny (I really loved the girl sprouts!). Also the way the writers used Wil’s D&D game to get in some great cameos was pretty successful. Yes, I enjoyed it a lot.

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28 minutes ago, luminous said:

The picture they sent to the guys in the last scene. Who took it? :icon_cheesygrin:

That’s pretty simple. You can set a phone to take pictures on a timer.

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I wasn't planning on watching but with all the comments about how it was so funny and the greatest of the season, I wanted to see what the fuss was about.

It was funny from beginning to end, something that was usual for earlier episodes and hasn't happened much lately. It was a decent episode IMO, although in the show as a whole there have definitely been many better. I agree with @Die Zimtzicke it was the best of the season, which doesn't say a lot. I was smiling throughout but my only LOL was at Raj's Leonard face, that was spot on. Simon's impressions were also great as always.

I feel though the only "Bang"* this season is the guest stars. Sad.

 

*By that I mean Bang in a positive way. I don't think I need to say what the negative big bang of the season was.

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5 hours ago, Chrismo said:

I thought you said it was going to be a boring episode?

I like the actual episode better than the previews. Nothing wrong with that...

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Ever since I saw Shatner in commercials with Kaley I have been hoping Shatner would eventually be in an episode. I was pleased to see them in a  scene together.

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Joe Manganiello Just Had a Very Memorable Cameo on The Big Bang Theory

Glamour recap

"I'll be honest, I went into watching the sixteenth episode of this season's The Big Bang Theory—titled "The D&D Vortex"—with trepidation. The episode was touted as a guest-star extravaganza, with William Shatner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Smith, Joe Manganiello, and Wil Wheaton playing themselves, but that's not on the list of things I want to see as the series wraps up. Sure, it's nice they finally got Shatner on the show—just not at the expense of other plot developments."

Oh, come on, Jessica.

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Who could resist these enchanting smiles? 🙂

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it was a really good one. no slam dunk moments but overall smooth and funny episode that utilized characters at what they are! well done!

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8 hours ago, legacy99 said:

With all the advertising I fell let down with this episode

But they always do that.

5 hours ago, luminous said:

The picture they sent to the guys in the last scene. Who took it?

Maybe Wil's wife was home but just not part of the game? I know I'd be upstairs doing my own thing if my husband had a game night every week because I did it...it just wasn't with celebrities. It was with his cousins.

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2 hours ago, Jonny said:

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So an episode like this doesn’t have the level of impact it really should have.

Well, this episode had a welcome impact on me personally. I had the biggest laugh and fun since, well..... 🙂

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36 minutes ago, veejay said:

Well, this episode had a welcome impact on me personally. I had the biggest laugh and fun since, well..... 🙂

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I enjoyed the episode and actually laughed. But, at the same time, left me wanting!

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7 hours ago, veejay said:

Joe Manganiello Just Had a Very Memorable Cameo on The Big Bang Theory

Glamour recap

"I'll be honest, I went into watching the sixteenth episode of this season's The Big Bang Theory—titled "The D&D Vortex"—with trepidation. The episode was touted as a guest-star extravaganza, with William Shatner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Smith, Joe Manganiello, and Wil Wheaton playing themselves, but that's not on the list of things I want to see as the series wraps up. Sure, it's nice they finally got Shatner on the show—just not at the expense of other plot developments."

Oh, come on, Jessica.

 

It is what season 12 of a sitcom looks like in this century.

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12 minutes ago, djsurrey said:

It is what season 12 of a sitcom looks like in this century.

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8 hours ago, veejay said:

Joe Manganiello Just Had a Very Memorable Cameo on The Big Bang Theory

Glamour recap

"I'll be honest, I went into watching the sixteenth episode of this season's The Big Bang Theory—titled "The D&D Vortex"—with trepidation. The episode was touted as a guest-star extravaganza, with William Shatner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Smith, Joe Manganiello, and Wil Wheaton playing themselves, but that's not on the list of things I want to see as the series wraps up. Sure, it's nice they finally got Shatner on the show—just not at the expense of other plot developments."

Oh, come on, Jessica.

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Who could resist these enchanting smiles? 🙂

What plot developments. I still haven’t seen the episode yet but this wasn’t the finale was it? What needs to be covered in the “plot developments “ can be easily covered in 2 episodes. As I have been reading peoples comments most everyone seemed to laugh during the episode. Isn’t that what the show is about Jessica?

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8 hours ago, Jonny said:

I agree with a lot of what she is saying here. For a final season of a beloved sitcom they are relying too much on guest stars this season and that storylines in general are either very much a hearken to seasons past (so creatively unimaginative and lazy) or poorly written and crafted.

If the season was really good, exciting and enjoyable then a special mega guest star episode could be that nice cherry on top to cap it all off.

Instead we get a mega packed old school written cherry of an episode on a season of dross, with bizarrely written stories (or unrealistic and poorly crafted in the case of the Shamy project).

Or we get stories with simply no resolution, or there is a resolution planned in the writing room but the writing is that bad you don’t become invested enough to want to stick with it to see what that resolution might be.

So an episode like this doesn’t have the level of impact it really should have.

And the writers thought they had material for 2 (!) more seasons...

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Well that was actually a good episode, although considering how mediocre this final season has been that really isn't saying much. William Shatner was definitely the best one of all the guest stars. I didn't know why Leonard and Stuart were told to keep it a  secret that they played  D&D with Wil and his friends. But it was okay for the girls to show off that they had? , I know it was meant to be a punishment but it didn't work, because how did they know the girls wouldn't have done what Leonard did. I could have done without the mention at the start of the episode that the Shamy could possibly win a Nobel Prize, it was unnecessary.

 

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1 hour ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was actually a good episode, although considering how mediocre this final season has been that really isn't saying much. William Shatner was definitely the best one of all the guest stars. I didn't know why Leonard and Stuart were told to keep it a  secret that they played  D&D with Wil and his friends. But it was okay for the girls to show off that they had? , I know it was meant to be a punishment but it didn't work, because how did they know the girls wouldn't have done what Leonard did. I could have done without the mention at the start of the episode that the Shamy could possibly win a Nobel Prize, it was unnecessary.

 

I liked the that part of the episode...

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13 hours ago, Jonny said:

I agree with a lot of what she is saying here. For a final season of a beloved sitcom they are relying too much on guest stars this season and that storylines in general are either very much a hearken to seasons past (so creatively unimaginative and lazy) or poorly written and crafted.

If the season was really good, exciting and enjoyable then a special mega guest star episode could be that nice cherry on top to cap it all off.

Instead we get a mega packed old school written cherry of an episode on a season of dross, with bizarrely written stories (or unrealistic and poorly crafted in the case of the Shamy project).

Or we get stories with simply no resolution, or there is a resolution planned in the writing room but the writing is that bad you don’t become invested enough to want to stick with it to see what that resolution might be.

So an episode like this doesn’t have the level of impact it really should have.

Instead of a good ep we could've gotten another crappy ep. Just enjoy it. Many long running shows in their last season hearken to seasons past and get lazy. As for guest stars, they've had guest stars all along so that's nothing new. And it's not the first season with no resolution to certain plots that fans expected. What the fans want is never exactly what the showrunners want so that doesn't surprise me either. I was just glad to be able to laugh at an ep again. Amy's comment about the rest of their lives was great in and of itself. The girls were really good in this.

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4 hours ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was actually a good episode, although considering how mediocre this final season has been that really isn't saying much. William Shatner was definitely the best one of all the guest stars. I didn't know why Leonard and Stuart were told to keep it a  secret that they played  D&D with Wil and his friends. But it was okay for the girls to show off that they had? , I know it was meant to be a punishment but it didn't work, because how did they know the girls wouldn't have done what Leonard did. I could have done without the mention at the start of the episode that the Shamy could possibly win a Nobel Prize, it was unnecessary.

 

I just watched the episode  and agree with mostly what you said. JMO but none of the ongoing storylines should of been mentioned. PP’s audience is little kids. Most kids wouldn’t know an Eighty seven year old William Shatner. As to the guys getting punished and the girls not that what helps made the episode funny.

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6 hours ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was actually a good episode, although considering how mediocre this final season has been that really isn't saying much. William Shatner was definitely the best one of all the guest stars. I didn't know why Leonard and Stuart were told to keep it a  secret that they played  D&D with Wil and his friends. But it was okay for the girls to show off that they had? , I know it was meant to be a punishment but it didn't work, because how did they know the girls wouldn't have done what Leonard did. I could have done without the mention at the start of the episode that the Shamy could possibly win a Nobel Prize, it was unnecessary.

 

Totally agree!

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13 hours ago, Chrismo said:

PP’s audience is little kids. Most kids wouldn’t know an Eighty seven year old William Shatner. As to the guys getting punished and the girls not that what helps made the episode funny.

Am I the only one that thought he wasn't really filming, that the whole thing was just a surprise for Sheldon that Wil was amusing himself with?

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11 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

Am I the only one that thought he wasn't really filming, that the whole thing was just a surprise for Sheldon that Wil was amusing himself with?

I didn’t look at it that way but I think you’re right.

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