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Old 11-16-2012, 12:07 PM   #31
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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.
Thunder stolen! That was so wrong.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #32
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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.
But while it was funny, don't you think it was wildly out of character? I could see your point if Sheldon had made some garden-variety double entendre. But this one was very crude and even included the head bob to punctuate how crass it was. I just find that totally unSheldon-like.
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But while it was funny, don't you think it was wildly out of character? I could see your point if Sheldon had made some garden-variety double entendre. But this one was very crude and even included the head bob to punctuate how crass it was. I just find that totally unSheldon-like.
I didn't see the double entendre behind the chicken comment. I didn't see it as an oral sex reference or anything else. I might have to go back and rewatch it. If there is a double entendre, I could see Sheldon making it, but not realizing that he did, if that makes sense. I just saw it as Sheldon saying that she was hypnotized and was acting like a chicken.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #34
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #35
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... If there is a double entendre, I could see Sheldon making it, but not realizing that he did....
That's EXACTLY what I took from it....he just didn't realize what he was simulating...
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That's EXACTLY what I took from it....he just didn't realize what he was simulating...
Didn't he specifically mention that she was hypnotized so the guy could have his way with her sexually, all the while she thinks she's just a chicken (cue head move)?
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Didn't he specifically mention that she was hypnotized so the guy could have his way with her sexually, all the while she thinks she's just a chicken (cue head move)?
But that doesn't necessarily mean he was implying anything more. Sheldon is clueless about a lot of that. Remember, Amy is trying to push for sex, so that is probably more on his mind.
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But that doesn't necessarily mean he was implying anything more. Sheldon is clueless about a lot of that. Remember, Amy is trying to push for sex, so that is probably more on his mind.
No way does Sheldon make the comment that they guy is engaging in sexual relations with her while she's hypnotized and thinking she's a chicken pecking for corn, complete with his head bobbing up and down, and not realize that he's simulating a *******. That's just way too "on the nose" of an analogy for it to just have been an accidentaly double entendre.
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Didn't he specifically mention that she was hypnotized so the guy could have his way with her sexually, all the while she thinks she's just a chicken (cue head move)?
But didn't Sheldon him him a look that said "Do I need to spell it out for you?" and then did the head move?

I thought Sheldon knew exactly what he was implying. It was a bit out of character for him, but it was hilarious.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #41
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I didn't see the double entendre behind the chicken comment. I didn't see it as an oral sex reference or anything else. I might have to go back and rewatch it. If there is a double entendre, I could see Sheldon making it, but not realizing that he did, if that makes sense. I just saw it as Sheldon saying that she was hypnotized and was acting like a chicken.
The double entendre was definitely there... I'm on the fence whether or not Sheldon did it intentionally or innocently.

I thought for sure they were going to end the episode without revealing what Sheldon does in that room. I'm so glad they did! But they could have drawn it out for an episode or two just to increase the drama.
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I think there is zero chance Sheldon was making a double entendre. It is a common hypnotism ploy to make the person pretend they are chicken.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #43
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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.
I wish they would come up with a different name/label for these planned, rehearsed, choreoanimated, productions something other than "Flash mob".

I think of a "flash mob" is something that goes out on Twitter (or some other social media) that says "in 15 minutes, show up at X, wearing Y, doing Z" and just seeing what happens. But these other things, are just too planned out and to me, while they might be "fun" aren't really impromptu events.
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what, no commentary on penny dropping the L-bomb on Leonard?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #45
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And even better, she committed no felonies!
But we don't know what happened inside Penny's apartment when he was over. She could have roophied him.

Also, when the dude was leaving, I didn't detect much, if any, English accent. He didn't have that many lines, but he sounded American to me.
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Did any Bones or Alphas fans noticed whose Penny's friend was?
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But didn't Sheldon him him a look that said "Do I need to spell it out for you?" and then did the head move?

I thought Sheldon knew exactly what he was implying. It was a bit out of character for him, but it was hilarious.
I thought he gave that kind of a look too. It was priceless.

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what, no commentary on penny dropping the L-bomb on Leonard?
That was awesome.
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Also, when the dude was leaving, I didn't detect much, if any, English accent. He didn't have that many lines, but he sounded American to me.
I thought the same thing. I figured he just didn't have enough lines for it to be prominent.
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I think there is zero chance Sheldon was making a double entendre. It is a common hypnotism ploy to make the person pretend they are chicken.
That would be my take on it. It was Sheldon unintentionally feeding Leonard's paranoia.
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But we don't know what happened inside Penny's apartment when he was over. She could have roophied him.

Also, when the dude was leaving, I didn't detect much, if any, English accent. He didn't have that many lines, but he sounded American to me.
Maybe the director forgot to tell him he was supposed to speak in his natural voice.
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The longer version I watched had a brief cameo from Johnny Galecki doing some break dancing.
If you noticed, it also had Bernadette break dancing as well. :P
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Maybe the director forgot to tell him he was supposed to speak in his natural voice.
The actor in question used to be recurring on Bones and his voice was the same there as it was here.
His character on Bones was also portrayed as English.
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The actor in question used to be recurring on Bones and his voice was the same there as it was here.
His character on Bones was also portrayed as English.
I knew that and it was a bit more obvious on "Bones". However, as someone mentioned earlier, the main problem was that he didn't really say enough to make it obvious. The character he plays on "Alphas" isn't a Brit but the actor is.
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I knew that and it was a bit more obvious on "Bones". However, as someone mentioned earlier, the main problem was that he didn't really say enough to make it obvious. The character he plays on "Alphas" isn't a Brit but the actor is.
Ok but why the eye roll?
It comes across as a tad hostile and I though we were just having a conversation here.
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Ok but why the eye roll?
It comes across as a tad hostile and I though we were just having a conversation here.
It was meant to be since that fact had already been pointed out previously in this thread.
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If you noticed, it also had Bernadette break dancing as well. :P
I'd say calling what they both did "break dancing" is really stretching it....it was pretty bad.
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It was meant to be since that fact had already been pointed out previously in this thread.
How wuuuuddde.

I don't see anyone else making the point that they thought that he sounded the same as his character on Bones as he did in this episode.

And if they did, there's no need for hostility.
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I think that the guy modifies his accent depending on the venue. I replayed this ep and he has a slight accent. On a behind the scenes piece on Alphas, he was astonishingly British.

There is a short piece on You Tube where he's all over the map.

http://youtu.be/Ie7ctYQsSgI
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an actor taking on an American accent, how horrible!
A great actor like Hugh Laurie would never stoop to anything as crass as tha......
nevermind

I will say that seeing Henry Ian Cusick in The Mentalist without his usual home accent was weird.
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