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Old 12-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #31
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Berkeley has spaces with nameplates for the Nobel Laureates.
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.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #32
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You were paying way too much attention to Howard's junk.
No kidding- during that scene I even squinted to blur my vision.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #33
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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.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #34
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No kidding- during that scene I even squinted to blur my vision.
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...
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #35
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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"?
I assumed it was just an automatic and he was idling forward.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #36
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I assumed it was just an automatic and he was idling forward.
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).
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That's "in the real world", but one small slip or mechanical malfunction, and Howard is actually running Sheldon over.
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.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #38
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It was definitely a Mini. As far as I know, there are only two different body styles of Mini, and this certainly wasn't the Clubman. So it was just a regular Mini Cooper, with probably the highest trim level.
Not counting the convertibles there are 4 Mini body styles: Coupe, Countryman, Clubman and the basic original model.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #39
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Maybe they were just really, really careful.
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What kind of car did Howard get? What was the mini laptop Sheldon was using in his parking spot?
Looked like a Dell Mini netbook:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/d...-red-in-japan/
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #41
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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).
I wonder if it was a "prop" car with a small electric motor running instead and gas engine SFX dubbed in.

Or there could have been a stagehand pushing it while ducked down in the rear.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #42
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I wonder if it was a "prop" car with a small electric motor running instead and gas engine SFX dubbed in.

Or there could have been a stagehand pushing it while ducked down in the rear.
Doubt they'd run a gasoline engine in an enclosed soundstage....would they?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:09 AM   #43
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Mini Cooper v Sheldon Cooper?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #45
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #46
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This show is filth, filth, I say. But, I LMAO at it.

I think I even topped the audience laughter a few times.

"Maybe I'll let him do it to me in the parking spot." Indeed.


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Old 12-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #47
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Wow, that's a lot of band-aids(tm)!
And something like,

Amy: "Wow, I feel ten pounds lighter."
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #48
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And something like,

Amy: "Wow, I feel ten pounds lighter."
Bernadette: "Are you sure it's not more like fifteen?"

That was funny, but it made me wonder about something. When women have that done, do they often have their friends there watching? How else would Bernadette have the knowledge to make that comment?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #49
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That was funny, but it made me wonder about something. When women have that done, do they often have their friends there watching? How else would Bernadette have the knowledge to make that comment?
No women don't have their friends in there watching. Bernadette would have that knowledge from seeing AFF undressed in the past and knowing how much there was to get rid of.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #51
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No women don't have their friends in there watching. Bernadette would have that knowledge from seeing AFF undressed in the past and knowing how much there was to get rid of.
Ah - that makes more sense.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #52
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This would quite possibly be the most low-rated BobNewhart episode of BBT of all time.
Can someone explain the Bob Newhart reference ?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #53
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Can someone explain the Bob Newhart reference ?
[key fact: Bob_Newhart hates Amy and Bernadette]
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Can someone explain the Bob Newhart reference ?
The TCF user Bob_Newhart (scroll back in the thread) rather dislikes the Big Bang Theory characters of Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette. Since this episode made very heavy use of both characters, this would be the episode he would like the least.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #55
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The TCF user Bob_Newhart (scroll back in the thread) rather dislikes the Big Bang Theory characters of Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette. Since this episode made very heavy use of both characters, this would be the episode he would like the least.
I was thinking somehow Dr Bob Hartley was involved and he just dreamed the whole big bang universe. Your explanation is clearly so much more reasonable. Thanks....
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Bernadette uses a similar annoying affect in her too squeaky voice like Leonard did the nerd squinting nasally thing in the first 2 seasons. He's toned that down. She needs to also. She is trying too hard to be nerdy.

Great episode though. I laughed with the laugh track.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #57
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"Maybe I'll let him do it to me in the parking spot.
And even though that sounds dirty, it is not.
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Bernadette uses a similar annoying affect in her too squeaky voice like Leonard did the nerd squinting nasally thing in the first 2 seasons. He's toned that down. She needs to also. She is trying too hard to be nerdy.

Great episode though. I laughed with the laugh track.
In her first couple of appearances, Bernadette spoke in a lower voice, I assume one that matched the actress' natural voice. The higher pitch was adopted in later appearances.
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In her first couple of appearances, Bernadette spoke in a lower voice, I assume one that matched the actress' natural voice. The higher pitch was adopted in later appearances.
I think this episode it bothered me more because she had so many lines. I don't dislike the character or her content, just the voice.
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