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Old 11-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [11/15/2012] - "The 43rd Peculiarity"

The rest of the episode was fine but I have a real problem with the Penny/Hypnotism conversation coming out of Sheldon's mouth. That was definitely a Howard line. It was just creepy (and not in a funny way) coming from Sheldon.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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I agree. Based on the rules of his character that they have set up, he would not be able to make that connection with a chicken pecking at feed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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The rest of the episode was fine but I have a real problem with the Penny/Hypnotism conversation coming out of Sheldon's mouth. That was definitely a Howard line. It was just creepy (and not in a funny way) coming from Sheldon.
I didn't think it was creepy, what was extremely odd about that was:

Sheldon believes in hypnotism?

That seems completely out of character. I would have expected him to call it hokum.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Pretty good episode.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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My guess about the 43 on the board was that Sheldon was doing an experiment on how long it would take them to snoop on him if he were to disappear everyday for 20 minutes. The wormhole hoax was hilarious though!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Wow, I could not disagree more about that Sheldon line. It was hysterical. The little head bob was so subdued, my wife did not notice it at first. I had tears in my eyes, so I had trouble locating the remote... I backed up the scene and showed her, and SHE was laughing as loudly as I.

I think having Howard say the line might have telegraphed the joke a bit too much. As it was, the line was funny, but that head bob just had me laughing off and on the rest of the episode.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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Apparently they had a flash mob break out during the filming of this episode...

Big Bang Theory Flash Mob

Pretty awesome, cool to see them having so much fun. There is another longer version that someone filmed with a camera phone on youtube too, this one is edited by CBS.

Big Bang Theory Flash

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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Our little boy, Sheldon, is growing up....
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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That's great!





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Old 11-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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That is great. I have always heard their cast is one of the ones that go out of their way to make it enjoyable for the audience at tapings since there is so much waiting.
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And hopefully the above video puts to rest any remaining people who doubt that they use a live audience for the show laughter.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:58 AM   #12
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No Amy? no thanks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #13
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The longer version I watched had a brief cameo from Johnny Galecki doing some break dancing.
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No Amy? no thanks.
Yeah, she was missing from this episode. No Bernadette either. It was like a throw-back episode to the early seasons.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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And hopefully the above video puts to rest any remaining people who doubt that they use a live audience for the show laughter.
Funny you mention this. The one scene last night that to me cemented that was the one when the two guys were face to face listening at the door. It was clear that they were waiting for the laughter to die down before they said their lines.
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The full version on youtube is great!
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Wow, I could not disagree more about that Sheldon line. It was hysterical. The little head bob was so subdued, my wife did not notice it at first. I had tears in my eyes, so I had trouble locating the remote... I backed up the scene and showed her, and SHE was laughing as loudly as I.

I think having Howard say the line might have telegraphed the joke a bit too much. As it was, the line was funny, but that head bob just had me laughing off and on the rest of the episode.
Well said
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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Yeah, she was missing from this episode. No Bernadette either. It was like a throw-back episode to the early seasons.
I haven't watched this episode yet, but hearing there's no aff or squeaky in it, I'm excited about seeing it!
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Did any Bones or Alphas fans noticed whose Penny's friend was?
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For you 'Penny is a dirty drunk' types...she cleaned up this episode just for you..
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I didn't miss Bernadette so much. But Amy's become an integral part of the show. I just don't enjoy it as much without her.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #22
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Did any Bones or Alphas fans noticed whose Penny's friend was?
Should have been a scene with him and Sheldon.
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For you 'Penny is a dirty drunk' types...she cleaned up this episode just for you..
Yes she did. The hair looked great
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And even better, she committed no felonies!
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And even better, she committed no felonies!
How would YOU know? CLEARLY you have NO IDEA what constitutes a felony.
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No one else thought it was odd that Sheldon implied that he believed in hypnotism?
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No one else thought it was odd that Sheldon implied that he believed in hypnotism?
Why would he not? Hypnosis is not like religion there is evidence. Some people are susceptible to it others aren't. He may think certain claims my be bogus, but not the idea its self.
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Why would he not? Hypnosis is not like religion there is evidence. Some people are susceptible to it others aren't. He may think certain claims my be bogus, but not the idea its self.
And Sheldon probably thinks if anyone is susceptible to hypnotism, it's a Nebraska lunkhead like Penny. Howard too.
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The rest of the episode was fine but I have a real problem with the Penny/Hypnotism conversation coming out of Sheldon's mouth. That was definitely a Howard line. It was just creepy (and not in a funny way) coming from Sheldon.
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Wow, I could not disagree more about that Sheldon line. It was hysterical. The little head bob was so subdued, my wife did not notice it at first. I had tears in my eyes, so I had trouble locating the remote... I backed up the scene and showed her, and SHE was laughing as loudly as I.

I think having Howard say the line might have telegraphed the joke a bit too much. As it was, the line was funny, but that head bob just had me laughing off and on the rest of the episode.
I agree with the OP. While I thought it was extremely hilarious (I probably laughed louder at that than anything else I've seen in several months), I definitely thought it was out of character for Sheldon to be making sexual innuendos, especially a relatively crass one about oral sex.
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I loved Sheldon's little head bob with the chicken line.

Sheldon has been doing a little bit of growth in his character, so some of the comments and innuendos aren't completely out of character. People change the longer they are exposed to others. It could be that Sheldon is just evolving. Amy is forcing him to evolve in a way that Leonard and the others don't. They just enable his behavior so they don't have to deal with it. Amy doesn't do that.
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