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Old 02-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [02/04/2016] - "The Meemaw Materialization"

Meemaw is pretty feisty.
Penny: Constance, are you sure I can't pour you some wine?
Meemaw: Oh, no wine for me. Sheldon's bringing me my whiskey.
Sheldon: Here you go, Meemaw. I made it just how you like - a lot in a glass.

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Old 02-06-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
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For some reason she reminded me of Leopold 'Butters' Stotch's grandma.

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Old 02-06-2016, 04:06 PM   #3
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Love the character and the actress. Hope she comes back.

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Old 02-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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I think "mildly funny" is how I'd describe this episode. This series, now, really.

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Old 02-07-2016, 09:26 AM   #5
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I think "mildly funny" is how I'd describe this episode. This series, now, really.
I think it's running on fumes. I was thinking while watching that if I deleted the season pass would I really miss it all that much.

All good things come to an end.

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Old 02-07-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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The more I watch the reruns on TBS, the more I realize this, too....sad

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Old 02-07-2016, 12:50 PM   #7
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Here we go.

The show is still funny. Time for the tivo community to start dumping it. Group think begins.....now.

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Old 02-07-2016, 02:02 PM   #8
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Here we go.

The show is still funny. Time for the tivo community to start dumping it. Group think begins.....now.
There is no doubt it's still funny...just not at the level it was during earlier seasons. No one said "it's not funny"...

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Old 02-07-2016, 02:33 PM   #9
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There is no doubt it's still funny...just not at the level it was during earlier seasons. No one said "it's not funny"...
Sigh.

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Old 02-07-2016, 03:07 PM   #10
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I don't think it's as funny as it was in the earlier seasons, but I still enjoy it. My favorite parts this week were the parts with Raj and Howard and the comic book store girl.

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Old 02-07-2016, 04:04 PM   #11
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They've done Caprica jokes in BBT before, I wonder if they'll go Meta with Torresani.

And Nayyar having a part in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFW6QeGvns

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Old 02-07-2016, 06:28 PM   #12
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Was I the only one that thought the comic book girl bore a passing resemblance to iZombie's Rose McIver?

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Old 02-07-2016, 06:34 PM   #13
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Was I the only one that thought the comic book girl bore a passing resemblance to iZombie's Rose McIver?
That's who I thought it was until I read Unbeliever's post.

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Old 02-07-2016, 06:35 PM   #14
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Was I the only one that thought the comic book girl bore a passing resemblance to iZombie's Rose McIver?
We got into a "heated discussion" about whether it actually was her.

I was right. :P

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Was I the only one that thought the comic book girl bore a passing resemblance to iZombie's Rose McIver?
Resemblance, due to the hairstyle and color, yes.

But since I just watched Caprica last summer, it threw me.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003779/reference

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Here we go.

The show is still funny. Time for the tivo community to start dumping it. Group think begins.....now.
I don't think anyone is saying that it's jumped the shark, just that the level of humor is on a declining trajectory. I feel exactly the same way about Modern Family. It's just not possible for a comedy series to maintain a high level of laughter into infinity. Both series have already made it much further than 95% of comedy programming.

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I don't think anyone is saying that it's jumped the shark, just that the level of humor is on a declining trajectory. I feel exactly the same way about Modern Family. It's just not possible for a comedy series to maintain a high level of laughter into infinity. Both series have already made it much further than 95% of comedy programming.
I think the issue people have is the need to make this point in every single episode thread. I know TCF is OCD-central; but - for God's sake - let's all consider the point made, argued about, everyone punched 4 or 5 times, and closed.

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I wonder if Bob_Newhart is still watching.

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I wonder if Bob_Newhart is still watching.
That's Professor_Proton to you.

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The AVClub review (and C+ rating) sums it up pretty good:

"The appearance of Meemaw is the worst type of guest appearance, where a long-mentioned character is finally given screen time, but there’s no real storyline justification for their appearance. Having her come and visit the gang ends up feeling like another box checked on a list that’s rapidly running out of boxes after nine seasons."

http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/big-ban...-meemaw-231779

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I thought there was valid storyline justification: she came to meet Amy and size her up to see if she was good enough for Sheldon and good enough for her ring.

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Was I the only one that thought the comic book girl bore a passing resemblance to iZombie's Rose McIver?
That was my thought as well.

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Like any series that has run as long as this one, it gets harder and harder to keep it fresh. Writers come and go, actors get bored with their roles, and us in the audience have seen most of what these characters have to give. One thing I've always admired about TBBT, is that they've been able to avoid focusing on ONE feature of a character and hammering us over the head with it so much, that it becomes the ONLY character trait that defines the character. Sheldon has grown from being a one dimensional character to finding his depth. We see Raj getting out of his metro-sexual role somewhat and dealing with a girl friend. Stuff like this is what helps make the show much fresher than a lot of sitcoms. Still, I have to agree that it's not like it was...but still 80% of what it was is better than most sitcoms, and there's plenty of funny. I still look forward to watching this weekly.

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I thought it was a pretty good episode, although I expected the grandmother character to be a bit more outrageous. Squibb is so good at playing outrageous characters. They are usually outrageously awful, but that seems to be her niche. Anyway, good pick for an actor for this character either way.

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I found it mainly humorous, but with some laugh-out-loud moments, so it easily stays on my viewing list.

Amy giving Sheldon that big smile and stroking his arm after she found out he had an engagement ring totally cracked me up. "I just gave you my virginity. Cool your jets!"

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...I have to agree that it's not like it was...but still 80% of what it was is better than most sitcoms, and there's plenty of funny. I still look forward to watching this weekly.
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It's just not possible for a comedy series to maintain a high level of laughter into infinity.
Family Guy?
The Simpsons?

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Family Guy?
The Simpsons?
Exactly Bob's point.

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