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The Big Bang Theory - 11/29/12 - The Parking Spot Escalation

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Thom, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Nov 30, 2012 #21 of 126
    DevdogAZ

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    I didn't pick up on it either, but it was the first thing my wife noticed.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2012 #22 of 126
    gschrock

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    I wish my university provided reserved spots for us. (Even faculty don't get ones, to actually get a reserved spot takes some effort, and is pretty pricey. Even non-reserved I'm getting more and more annoyed at how much it's costing these days.)
     
  3. Nov 30, 2012 #23 of 126
    Ment

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    Hmmm...you haven't been in orbit have you? ;)
     
  4. Nov 30, 2012 #24 of 126
    Hank

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    If you look closely, you can see Howard has on some flesh colored briefs. It's pretty well hidden, but it's there.

    Also, I was surprised in the way Howard pushed Sheldon with the car. I knew it was heading that way, and I was looking for clues that the car wasn't under it's own power (I don't think the studio or insurance company would allow two actors to do that for real). I couldn't see any wires or other hidden mechanisms to make the car move and push Sheldon like that. So I wonder if it was "real" or "memorex"?

    Now of course, any one of us could do that for real and nobody would get hurt, but this is on the set of a show. It also didn't look like a stunt driver or stunt Sheldon.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2012 #25 of 126
    busyba

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    It probably had an electric motor and some kind of restrictor on it to keep it under a max speed.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2012 #26 of 126
    murgatroyd

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    Cal has spaces with nameplates for the Nobel Laureates.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 #27 of 126
    edc

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    Thom

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    "You know what they say...revenge is a dish best served NUDE."
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 #29 of 126
    Bierboy

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    Spotted those too....actually not very well hidden.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 #30 of 126
    loubob57

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    You were paying way too much attention to Howard's junk. :p;)
     
  11. Dec 1, 2012 #31 of 126
    Drewster

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    Parking is a sacred cow at UC campuses; all parking is paid, period. X-class spaces can, under special circumstances, be reserved for individual personnel. While there maybe named spaces for the Laureates, I guarantee that SOMEONE pays a heavy premium to the parking unit for those spaces.

    My campus has, offhand, X spaces for the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellors. I've always assumed that the spaces are paid by their offices.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2012 #32 of 126
    Cearbhaill

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    No kidding- during that scene I even squinted to blur my vision.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2012 #33 of 126
    waynomo

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    Just got around to watching this one.

    I felt this show was one of the freshest BBTs in a bit. They have tended to become a bit formulaic. This one seemed to break out of that. Not sure exactly why I feel that way, but I enjoyed a bit more than the others recently.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2012 #34 of 126
    Bierboy

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    It wasn't that I was looking for his junk.....really (!)....but the flesh colored shorts (or whatever they were) were so noticeable it was difficult to miss them...
     
  15. Dec 1, 2012 #35 of 126
    laria

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    I assumed it was just an automatic and he was idling forward.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2012 #36 of 126
    Hank

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    That's "in the real world", but one small slip or mechanical malfunction, and Howard is actually running Sheldon over. It had to have been controlled somehow, or stunt actors (which it wasn't because it was clearly Sheldon. I'd have to watch it again to see if it was a stunt driver).
     
  17. Dec 1, 2012 #37 of 126
    laria

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    Maybe they rigged something up to keep the brake partly depressed in case his foot somehow fell off the brake pedal and onto the gas. :)
     
  18. Dec 1, 2012 #38 of 126
    Idearat

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    Not counting the convertibles there are 4 Mini body styles: Coupe, Countryman, Clubman and the basic original model.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2012 #39 of 126
    Drewster

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    Maybe they were just really, really careful.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2012 #40 of 126
    Idearat

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