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The Big Bang Theory [11/15/2012] - "The 43rd Peculiarity"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ScubaCat, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    The double entendre was definitely there... I'm on the fence whether or not Sheldon did it intentionally or innocently.

    I thought for sure they were going to end the episode without revealing what Sheldon does in that room. I'm so glad they did! But they could have drawn it out for an episode or two just to increase the drama.
     
  2. billypritchard

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    I think there is zero chance Sheldon was making a double entendre. It is a common hypnotism ploy to make the person pretend they are chicken.
     
  3. Hank

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    I wish they would come up with a different name/label for these planned, rehearsed, choreoanimated, productions something other than "Flash mob".

    I think of a "flash mob" is something that goes out on Twitter (or some other social media) that says "in 15 minutes, show up at X, wearing Y, doing Z" and just seeing what happens. But these other things, are just too planned out and to me, while they might be "fun" aren't really impromptu events.
     
  4. aaronw

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    what, no commentary on penny dropping the L-bomb on Leonard?
     
  5. Hank

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    But we don't know what happened inside Penny's apartment when he was over. She could have roophied him.

    Also, when the dude was leaving, I didn't detect much, if any, English accent. He didn't have that many lines, but he sounded American to me.
     
  6. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    yes!

    I thought he gave that kind of a look too. It was priceless.

    That was awesome.
     
  7. eddyj

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    I don't want to cry because then you will cry. Priceless!
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I thought the same thing. I figured he just didn't have enough lines for it to be prominent.
     
  9. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    That would be my take on it. It was Sheldon unintentionally feeding Leonard's paranoia.
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    Maybe the director forgot to tell him he was supposed to speak in his natural voice.
     
  11. Agatha Mystery

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    If you noticed, it also had Bernadette break dancing as well. :p
     
  12. JYoung

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    The actor in question used to be recurring on Bones and his voice was the same there as it was here.
    His character on Bones was also portrayed as English.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    :rolleyes: I knew that and it was a bit more obvious on "Bones". However, as someone mentioned earlier, the main problem was that he didn't really say enough to make it obvious. The character he plays on "Alphas" isn't a Brit but the actor is.
     
  14. JYoung

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    Ok but why the eye roll?
    It comes across as a tad hostile and I though we were just having a conversation here.
     
  15. lpwcomp

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    It was meant to be since that fact had already been pointed out previously in this thread.
     
  16. Bierboy

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    I'd say calling what they both did "break dancing" is really stretching it....it was pretty bad.
     
  17. JYoung

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    How wuuuuddde.

    I don't see anyone else making the point that they thought that he sounded the same as his character on Bones as he did in this episode.

    And if they did, there's no need for hostility.
     
  18. RGM1138

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    I think that the guy modifies his accent depending on the venue. I replayed this ep and he has a slight accent. On a behind the scenes piece on Alphas, he was astonishingly British.

    There is a short piece on You Tube where he's all over the map.

    http://youtu.be/Ie7ctYQsSgI
     
  19. mooseAndSquirrel

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    They must pay professional laughers then.
     
  20. dianebrat

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    an actor taking on an American accent, how horrible!
    A great actor like Hugh Laurie would never stoop to anything as crass as tha......
    nevermind :D

    I will say that seeing Henry Ian Cusick in The Mentalist without his usual home accent was weird.
     

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