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The Big Bang Theory [02/06/2014] - "The Locomotive Manipulation"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ScubaCat, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Feb 10, 2014 #41 of 108
    betts4

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    I was not aware of this before, but a friend told me today that train guy Eric (who used to work for UPS) was actually dressed and acting much like a "trainspotter" from the UK. My friend was saying that over there, that is what the geeks wear. Right down to that type of jacket he had on and that Sheldon liked. The thought was maybe it was a nod to that similar culture as as our geeks in England. Or maybe just a coincidence. I know at least 3 Rail Fans- train geeks personally and could see a bit of Sheldon in all of them. As Rob H said,
    Yep. Been there, done that. Heck, still there and still doing it, but have learned to be quiet also.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2014 #42 of 108
    ct1

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    Maybe not our community, but Facebook stats would indicate that quite a few folks use computer networks nowadays...
     
  3. Feb 10, 2014 #43 of 108
    Steveknj

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    I liked this episode. Howard and Bernadette's eye rolls and comments were funny, as was Amy trying to cajole Sheldon to come back to here. When I was in Napa Valley, I saw that train and thought it would have been a lot of fun to ride on it :)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2014 #44 of 108
    Agatha Mystery

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    I did think that the train was a sweet idea by Amy in an attempt to do something that Sheldon liked. I didn't quite see how his point was valid when he said that he was supposed to have fun, when that fun obviously excluded her. He stood there, and berated her, embarassing her in front of everyone in that train car. Whatever point he won, he lost with that tirade. However, it was nice to see him suddenly enjoy the date-like portions (mid-kiss) to the point where he invited her to go with him, rather than exclude her by running off and playing with his train friend.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2014 #45 of 108
    smak

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    Funny thing is, I recognized her right away from Malcolm in the Middle, because I had just watched a few of her episodes, and then I went to IMDB to confirm that i was right, and saw that she was Alex on Lost, and then kicked myself for not realizing that.

    She has grown up nicely.

    -smak-
     
  6. Feb 10, 2014 #46 of 108
    mattack

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    Heck, basically all of the contestants on "King of the Nerds" _are_ "awkward train dude" (or dudette). I realize they're probably encouraged to nerd it up on that show..

    The kiss in this episode was totally the 'fake movie/TV kiss'. They were basically kissing the side of each other's mouths. It probably would have looked more realistic from some other angle from the camera.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2014 #47 of 108
    replaytv

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    When you think about it, Sheldon and Amy actually have a better relationship in many ways than Penny and Leonard. Penny and Leonard don't seem to have anything in common other than carnal knowledge. If Leonard took up heavy drinking then they would have that in common too, beings that is a big part of Pennys' character now.

    But Sheldon and Amy seem to a relationship enjoying their particular brand of pastimes such a 'Fun with Flags', Word of the Day, Counter-factuals, and other entertainment.

    And if Amy really wants some 'action', she only needs be sick, or even better, fake being sick. Then she can get a good spanking, with suitable romantic music in the background. Sometimes you have resort to a little manipulation of your significant other if you don't have hollow bones.

    And they have a relationship agreement that at least provides a forum for addressing problems.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2014 #48 of 108
    smak

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    Maybe they have a better friendship, but I don't think they have a better relationship. Amy constantly has to tell Sheldon that he's treating her like crap, and she continually takes it because she doesn't think she can do any better.

    Manipulating your boyfriend into showing romantic feelings towards you really doesn't make a healthy relationship.

    -smak-
     
  9. Feb 11, 2014 #49 of 108
    Anubys

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    OMG, sitting on a train to NYC and a woman who looks just like Bernadette is sitting across from me.

    Almost a perfect copy minus the, ahem, chest area and the voice.

    I wish I could take a picture!
     
  10. Feb 11, 2014 #50 of 108
    Bierboy

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    Why can't you?
     
  11. Feb 11, 2014 #51 of 108
    Rob Helmerichs

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    New York has super-strong stalker laws? :D
     
  12. Feb 11, 2014 #52 of 108
    Anubys

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    Well, I did get caught staring a couple of time with my jaw on the floor (it took me a while to get over the shock).

    Plus, I am not a TOTAL creep!
     
  13. Feb 11, 2014 #53 of 108
    Bierboy

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    Pffftt.....;)
     
  14. Feb 11, 2014 #54 of 108
    replaytv

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    Sounds like a new improved 'Bernadette 2.0'! Did you ask her if she wanted to take up acting? Bernadettes' voice irritates me, and I prefer lighter on the top, except for weather girls.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2014 #55 of 108
    Mr. Soze

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    The slang name for them is "anorak", which is a type of coat. :)
     
  16. Feb 11, 2014 #56 of 108
    mattack

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    Did you ask her out?
     
  17. Feb 12, 2014 #57 of 108
    replaytv

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    I was reading in one of my brothers' train magazines, and it had a article about a guy that takes videos of trains.

    Initially he did it for hobby. He would set up his equipment and cameras at particular locations that he liked the scenic and the particular train coming by and he would even set up lights for night shots. He told his train buddies about his videos and started sharing them. Then he started selling them and then was able to quit his job and live on the money he made selling them.

    He does have problems on occasion with law enforcement coming by and wanting to know what he is doing, but he now just shows them his DVDs for sale of the trains and they then leave him alone.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2014 #58 of 108
    Cearbhaill

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    Reminds me of The Station Agent and them chasing the train all whoopy and hollering :D

    When I was a kid a couple of relatives had train tracks in or near their back yards and a train going by was an occasion to all us kids. They're just fascinating!
     
  19. Feb 12, 2014 #59 of 108
    Bierboy

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    "The Station Agent" is a WONDERFUL movie. I'm a unashamed train lover; I don't routinely photograph trains, but my wife and I love traveling by train and have taken six long distance (at least one night) train trips in the US over the past 10 years...
     
  20. Feb 12, 2014 #60 of 108
    Mr. Soze

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    I spent a bloody fortune on this stuff for my son. I even had the wooden chest to store it in, just in case I have a grandson someday. It all got washed away in Sandy. :(
     

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