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Old Today, 06:46 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [09/29/2014] - “The First Pitch Insufficiency”

I liked Howard's solution to tossing out the first ball. I hadn't really thought about how far that "toss" has to go.
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He's a good physical comedian. I loved the scene in the gym. Did you read the vanity card? It was an homage to the Honeymooners.
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Definitely caught some Ed Norton hesitations in the Gym as Howard prepped to throw the ball.
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I saw the vanity card. I had just finished watching the 2002 Gleason TV movie (starring Brad Garrett ) on another channel which brought back a lot of memories. The Gleason vanity card showing up right after my random watching of the Gleason movie was a little freaky.
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I found the whole bit about Sheldon/Amy and Leonard/Penny a bit forced. I can't imagine Sheldon eating from Amy's plate even if they had been married for 40 years.
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Sheldon: "We got an 8.2. Trust me, you're happy."
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He's a good physical comedian. I loved the scene in the gym. Did you read the vanity card? It was an homage to the Honeymooners.
Loved this ep. Didn't catch the vanity card on my recording, but did find it online.
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I thought Howard looked like Bugs Bunny when preparing to throw.
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I thought Howard looked like Bugs Bunny when preparing to throw.
Bugs Bunny looked much better.
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Loved Bernadette mimicking Howard running and her comment about he was sore from throwing air.
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Sheldon: "We got an 8.2. Trust me, you're happy."
I could have done without the whole double date stuff. Sheldon has become my least favorite character.

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Loved Bernadette mimicking Howard running and her comment about he was sore from throwing air.
Bernadette was great this episode.
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This is one of those examples of "get it right" and still make it funny so that someone who knows what's going on still enjoys the joke.

Background: I work at JPL and have worked on a couple of our research rovers.

When Howard announced that the rover would deliver the pitch, my first thought was "Wait? Those things are really slow. Like 2 inches/second at full speed." And then they played that joke just right.

Parson's 41 years is starting to catch up with him visibly now.

The car ride window scenes are of Old Town Pasadena, but driving north/south on Fair Oaks, I think.

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I found the whole bit about Sheldon/Amy and Leonard/Penny a bit forced. I can't imagine Sheldon eating from Amy's plate even if they had been married for 40 years.
This.

Leonard and Penny should've just said "we have sex" and end the argument right there and then.
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Leonard and Penny should've just said "we have sex" and end the argument right there and then.
That's in the negative column in Sheldon's mind.

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I did wonder how many "bullet points" Sheldon gave himself credit for, when in reality, they should not count.

For example, he probably thinks he has great communication between the two of them. And that he is in touch with his feelings.
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This is one of those examples of "get it right" and still make it funny so that someone who knows what's going on still enjoys the joke.
What they didn't get right is the fact that about 99% of the people that throw out the 'first pitch' at a game are awful. Nobody would care. Unless the thrower specifically requests it, the throw is usually made from in front of the mound because it's too far for most people.
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What they didn't get right is the fact that about 99% of the people that throw out the 'first pitch' at a game are awful. Nobody would care. Unless the thrower specifically requests it, the throw is usually made from in front of the mound because it's too far for most people.
It's also incredibly rare for the person making the first pitch to be given a microphone and say anything to the crowd. It's usually just a bunch of waving.
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Was anyone else expecting Bernadette to throw it out after he made the speech about being an astronaut? I thought that would have worked well too.
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In the context of the setup, it was a STEM event with "bring the kids". It is not outside the realm of possibility for there to be a speech. I've seen it on first-pitches before. Not a STEM thing, though, but a thank you for a fundraising campaign.

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What they didn't get right is the fact that about 99% of the people that throw out the 'first pitch' at a game are awful. Nobody would care. Unless the thrower specifically requests it, the throw is usually made from in front of the mound because it's too far for most people.
I don't think most people throw from in front of the mound due to the distance. That would only change it from 60' to about 55'. I think the bigger issue is that people don't have a chance to practice from the mound and don't wear cleats, so there's a bigger chance of injury.
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Was anyone else expecting Bernadette to throw it out after he made the speech about being an astronaut? I thought that would have worked well too.
Yes, that's what I was expecting to happen.
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I thought the ground crew just doesn't want them on the mound.

My 11 year old could get it near the plate from 60', but I could not.
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