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The Big Bang Theory [03/13/2014] - "The Mommy Observation"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ScubaCat, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    Well, it IS a sit-com, so those types of conversations do come at the most awkward times. That's the comedy of it.
  2. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

    Feb 20, 2011
    Denver ish...
    I really liked the part about Sheldon and his 'Mommy'.

    I really hated the part about Raj and his game. You would think a group of friends would be nicer to a friend that put a lot of work on a game. They were all such 'wet dish rags' and even the other parts of Penny not being with Leonard where boring.

    The reason to kill Stuart is to put him out of his misery, ;) I like Stuart. I wish he would have a relationship with Leslie Winkle, Amy Farah Fowler, or Ramona Nowitzki, the grad' student that had a crush on Sheldon.

    Why do the writers think Penny is funny as a drunk?

    I was surprised that he was drinking too. It seemed out of character even though he has drank before.

    "growth and socialization." :D
    Oh wait... were you serious? :eek:
    Ok, I admit he has changed over the series, especially concerning AFF.

    We are tired of drunk Penny and her skankiness.

    Only if they both are very drunk.

    I don't see Leonards and Pennys relationship is really that serious. They don't seem to be going anywhere with it. At least Sheldon and AFF relationship has been changing over the series. Leonard and Pennys is just more like friends with benefits until something better comes along.

    Maybe she could get a acting job in NY and we could be done with her!

    I would like to see more of Stuart ( and I don't mean looking up his skirt! :eek: )
  3. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    Maybe that's why the "Sheldon drinking" scene- to establish a precedent.
    Hope not.
    That's just lame and tells me they haven't the imagination to deflower them any other way.
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    Keep in mind he only had a sip or two then let Leonard have it.
  5. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
  6. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

    Feb 20, 2011
    Denver ish...
    yes, and I understood that he took one more sip and said 'OK, I am drunk now' or something like that, indicating to me he could get drunk by drinking less than one beer.

    I love these exchanges with his 'Mommy':
    "Sheldon: Well, this is confusing for me. But I don't want to stand in the way of your happiness. So, I will condemn you internally while maintaining an outward appearance of acceptance.
    Mary: That is very Christian of you."

    I love his moms' version of Christianity. It is sometimes too close to the truth for some, but not for me.

    "Sheldon: I should let you know the world has changed since you were a young woman. It's not all sock hops, soda jerks and segregation any more.

    Especially the reference to segregation.

    "Sheldon: My point is you're going to need to be careful. You used to be protected by your pre-enlightenment mythology. But now you're going to need a stronger friend, named latex.
    Mary: Are you having the sex talk with me?
    Sheldon: Well someone has to.
    Mary: Oh, dear Lord.
    Sheldon: No, don't look to him. He's mad at you right now."

    "pre-enlightenment mythology" that really cracked me up.

  7. midas

    midas I heard that

    Jun 1, 2000
    Sheldon voluntarily drank earlier than that in the episode about the bachelor party for Howard. And he sure drank a lot more than the 2 sips of beer he had in this episode.
  8. Gregor

    Gregor save the princess save the world

    Feb 18, 2002
    I did like the 20 years later clip at the end. :)
  9. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    That one was enough to make up for any shortcomings in the whole rest of the episode, but I'm surprised they went out on that particular limb. That's the kind of thing that could easily get people riled up on social media and become a tempest in a teapot.
  10. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

    Jan 18, 2006
    on planet earth
    Yeah, I was a bit offended by that line. Most of the time, her Christian outlook is fairly level-headed, even if a bit over the top for sake of TV. That line was just offensive. However, Raj has made jokes about Hinduism, and Howard makes jokes about Judaism, so I can let it slide since the writers seem to be equal opportunity offenders.
  11. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Is it offensive because the "outward appearance of acceptance" part is false?
  12. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

    Jan 18, 2006
    on planet earth
    I really don't want this to turn into a discussion on religion. I'll just say that claiming that all Christians are like that is false. Yes, some people are like that, but I would argue that those people aren't really Christian (Christ like).

    Every religion has people claiming to be a part of that religion, yet acting differently than what that religion teaches. It's unfair and inaccurate to paint an entire religion based on the actions of those few people.
  13. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

    Jun 18, 2002
    In Shelly's bedroom, the bookshelf had a well-worn copy of the textbook I used for freshman physics (Resnick & Haliday, 3rd edition). Wikipedia says Robert Resnick died Janurary 29th this year.
  14. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Some of my favorite lines! I'll just leave it at that. :D
  15. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    New England
    Yeah, odd to see that as offensive. My wife was raised as a Born Again Christian and she thought it was funny and spot on. Outward behavior and true inner feelings don't always match up 100% (Christian or otherwise). It's part of the human experience. :D
  16. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006

    Anyone who found this offensive can't be living in the real world!
  17. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    It's offensive because it's true.
  18. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Although personally, I have much more problem with the breed of Christian whose inner condemnation is paraded as a public moral absolute to which everybody must bow.
  20. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies

    No one is "raised as a born again Christian."

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