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Old 12-07-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory "The Fish Guts Displacement" 12/6/2012

I thought the Amy/Sheldon stuff was awesome in this episode. So many good reactions by AFF in relation to vapor rube, baths, etc... And clueless Sheldon along for the ride. And at the end it was easy to see the spanking coming, but it worked for me.

Though it was less funny, the Howard plot actually had a little heart to it and was successful. The dad's 'I wouldn't go that far' was a good capper.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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I enjoyed the whole episode. The guys going over to Penney's to have her teach Howard about fishing, the vapor rub scene and the bits with Bernadette's mom.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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I loved this episode. I wonder if we're seeing Sheldon's subconscious sexual awakening? Between his comments one or two shows ago (chicken pecking) and his behavior in this episode, I like where (I think) the producers are taking Sheldon and I like that they're doing it in a very Sheldon-like way. They're actually putting a lot of thought into his character development.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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The Amy/Sheldon stuff was awesome.

The Howard/FIL stuff I felt has been done so many times before, it felt really rehashed from other sitcoms. I did like the line though "you're tallking about my wife and my daughter".

And another episode with Raj taking a back, back seat. His lines were just fluff thrown in so he had lines.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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I hope they aren't phasing out Raj. I am concerned because maybe with the whole 'can't talk to girls' angle, his personality has run its course. I think there is enough to Raj that the entirety of his personality, including the thing with talking to girls, can be sustained. Maybe they don't know what to do with him, what with Howard being married now. I think they are smart enough to figure it out, so I hope they get on that and not just make him an afterthought.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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No, they have to drop the girl talking thing. They can do it gradually, like they may be doing with Sheldon and Amy. But it does appear that Raj is being left behind a lot.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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They totally need to get Raj a girlfriend!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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They totally need to get Raj a girlfriend!
Or a boyfriend.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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I hope they aren't phasing out Raj. I am concerned because maybe with the whole 'can't talk to girls' angle, his personality has run its course. I think there is enough to Raj that the entirety of his personality, including the thing with talking to girls, can be sustained. Maybe they don't know what to do with him, what with Howard being married now. I think they are smart enough to figure it out, so I hope they get on that and not just make him an afterthought.
Did Raj make any comments out loud during the Penny class on fishing? I get the feeling he did, but I can't remember specifics.

Also for awhile they were going in the Raj-is-gay direction. Especially with the comic book shop owner. I know it wasn't sexual, but lots of other relationship allusions there. Don't know if that will continue.
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Or a boyfriend.
yes.... or a boyfriend.
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Did Raj make any comments out loud during the Penny class on fishing? I get the feeling he did, but I can't remember specifics.

Also for awhile they were going in the Raj-is-gay direction. Especially with the comic book shop owner. I know it wasn't sexual, but lots of other relationship allusions there. Don't know if that will continue.
Yes he did. They all took turns describing their relationship with their father. He described his and then Howard spoke of his dad being dead and Raj said, ok Howard wins.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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I was expecting some "Soft Kitty" from Sheldon
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #13
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The guys going over to Penney's to have her teach Howard about fishing...

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I thought that was kinda dumb

ok, the guys have never gone fishing before
I can accept that

but we know they all had insect collections when they were kids
they even did an episode where Howard and Sheldon were arguing about what kind of grasshopper makes a particular sound

so they must have been killing and pinning insects since 3rd grade

and for sure those nerds took biology in high school and did all kinds of dissecting

so I can't believe they all got squeamish over putting a worm on a hook or gutting a fish
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Worms and fish guts are much ickier than insects.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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Last night's episode illustrated to me how horrible the Penny character has become.

Season one she was a bright and bubbly girl in bicycle shorts and midriff baring t-shirts.

Last night she was a crabby girl clothed from head to toe, almost yelling at everyone.

She has become very unlikeable.
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I didn't think she was yelling at anyone or crabby at all.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #17
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yes.... or a boyfriend.
Yeah, I can't help but wonder if maybe they will have Raj come out, creating a whole new dimension to his character. At that point, maybe he will be able to talk to girls, now that he realizes he isn't attracted to them. So that eliminates this particular aspect of him which, really, has totally run its course. I would only hope that they wouldn't convert the 'unable to talk' thing and just drop it entirely.
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So, now that we're done talking about the episode, what are we going to perseverate on this week?
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Penny was gutting that fish all wrong. The way she was doing it was criminal!
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #21
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Did Raj make any comments out loud during the Penny class on fishing? I get the feeling he did, but I can't remember specifics.
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Yes he did. They all took turns describing their relationship with their father. He described his and then Howard spoke of his dad being dead and Raj said, ok Howard wins.
Only because he was drinking a beer.
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Only because he was drinking a beer.
Exactly. There was a beer on the counter which allowed Raj to speak.

It's almost now become an inside joke. They just have to put a prop in the scene referencing alcohol and Raj can do whatever they need him to. But without that prop, he's got to be a mute.
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Actually, I think that the beer bottle in his hand was more telling.

And all that beer is probably why he's getting fat.

(Waits for someone to start a "Kunel Nayer, fat!!!" thread)
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Last night's episode illustrated to me how horrible the Penny character has become.

Season one she was a bright and bubbly girl in bicycle shorts and midriff baring t-shirts.

Last night she was a crabby girl clothed from head to toe, almost yelling at everyone.

She has become very unlikeable.
And here my thought was "how awesome they''re treating Penny like an actual 3-dimensional person, with real backstory and consistency instead of just some bubble brained blonde bimbo"

They've been very good at making her the normal one, and they've been filling in the backstory of her being folksy and hands on back in Nebraska growing up. For me? Penny has become a far better balanced and more human character the past few seasons.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #25
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Last night's episode illustrated to me how horrible the Penny character has become.

Season one she was a bright and bubbly girl in bicycle shorts and midriff baring t-shirts.

Last night she was a crabby girl clothed from head to toe, almost yelling at everyone.

She has become very unlikeable.
What is wrong with you men? You measuring a woman's likeability by how much skin she shows? All the male characters wear clothes "from head to toe" every episode but you don't hear anyone calling them horrible.
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And here my thought was "how awesome they''re treating Penny like an actual 3-dimensional person, with real backstory and consistency instead of just some bubble brained blonde bimbo"

They've been very good at making her the normal one, and they've been filling in the backstory of her being folksy and hands on back in Nebraska growing up. For me? Penny has become a far better balanced and more human character the past few seasons.
I agree with all of the above.

Some men only want "bubble brained blonde bimbo".
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Some men only want "bubble brained blonde bimbo".
You say that like there is something wrong with it. I am confused.
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So, now that we're done talking about the episode, what are we going to perseverate on this week?
Looks like some men's desire for partially clothed bubble brained blonde bimbos is taking an early lead.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #29
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And here my thought was "how awesome they''re treating Penny like an actual 3-dimensional person, with real backstory and consistency instead of just some bubble brained blonde bimbo"
And we have lift-off.
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What is wrong with you men? You measuring a woman's likeability by how much skin she shows? All the male characters wear clothes "from head to toe" every episode but you don't hear anyone calling them horrible.
Now wait, let's not overreact.

If you were hanging out in your apartment in sweats and your neighbors came over wanting to learn how to gut a fish wouldn't you change into a little black dress and heels first?

Seriously though, this notion that her likability is directly proportional to the skin she shows is disgusting.
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