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Old 01-11-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Really laughed a lot at both storylines. Excellent episode.

I thought I would hate the girls exploring the world of comic books, but as soon as they started arguing about Thor's hammer it got perfect.

And the guys posing for self-portraits was priceless.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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Yes, really good episode for a change!

I think what appealed to me about this episode is that it didn't really rely on the stereotypical rolls that they have the characters usually play. Yes, there were hints here and there, but overall the rolls seemed fresh.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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I agree it seemed rather different. I thought the guys were far less interesting than the girls as far as dialog and story, but the costumes were awesome. The girls were just plain funny.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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but overall the rolls seemed fresh.
Mmmmm...fresh rolls...
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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Good episode. I thought the girls plot was infinitely better than the guys. their appearance in the Comic Book store, the way they eased into the argument abut Thor. It was all very well done.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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And the guys posing for self-portraits was priceless.
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Good episode.
I was also impressed the Vasquez Rocks backdrops.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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I loved it. Laughed out loud a few times and knew they had hit the mark when they girls got into the discussion about Thor's hammer. Oh yeah.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #9
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I bet Bob hated half of this episode.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #10
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The "sexy dancing" (esp. Sheldon) was the funniest part of the episode.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #11
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The comic book shop stuff was awful (really, that kind of stereotyping became outdated around the 90s), but once the girls got home it was great.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:38 AM   #12
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And at least the felony was not committed by Penny!

I loved that the car thieves were getting excited by the GPS quizzes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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I loved that the car thieves were getting excited by the GPS quizzes.
Which makes no sense whatsoever, which is part of what makes it so funny.

Because, really, nobody but Sheldon would get excited by the GPS quizzes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #15
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I laughed so hard I had to pause the TiVo and I startled the dog sleeping next to me and he barked at me. That was perfectly played.
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Which makes no sense whatsoever, which is part of what makes it so funny.

Because, really, nobody but Sheldon would get excited by the GPS quizzes.
Exactly, it was totally incongruous, and that made me laugh.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #17
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It was a great episode, I nearly spit my water out of my mouth because earlier yesterday I was in the car with a friend talking about GPS voices and I mentioned how funny it would be if Sheldon had one! lol
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Too bad Sheldon couldn't have gone as Wesley Crusher.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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The comic book shop stuff was awful (really, that kind of stereotyping became outdated around the 90s), but once the girls got home it was great.
Hits a little too close to home, does it?
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Hits a little too close to home, does it?
No, it actually doesn't. It's been decades since girls were rare in comic book shops.
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Maybe I was too tired to enjoy the episode, but I found it disappointing compared to what I thought it could be like. To me, the best scene was the girls going into the comic book store and the guys in the store staring at them.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #22
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We enjoyed it. But yeah, I think the girls stuff was a bit more entertaining than the guys. I guess the whole Star Trek dress up stuff just isn't that funny to me.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #23
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That was super funny. Tied for funnies with Red hulk being worthy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:58 AM   #24
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No, it actually doesn't. It's been decades since girls were rare in comic book shops.
Is someone spending a little too much time in comic book shops these days?
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I was also impressed the Vasquez Rocks backdrops.
Really? My immediate reaction was "omg, those are so obviously backdrops!"

Sure, they were nice backdrops, but jarringly obvious.

That's the one downside to HD, they can't get away with some of the tricks they were able to in the past.
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Before he said that, I just assumed that it was going to be from Enterprise, because they would deliver the car to the diner.

The ST connection didn't even occur to me until Raj said it.
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Is someone spending a little too much time in comic book shops these days?
I would suspect so, too. I would guess once a week on comic book night. Not pizza night, Tandoori Palace night, laundry night, nor even Klingon Boggle night. But on comic book night.
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They even showed more personal growth from Sheldon when he said they needed to just pack it in and go home. Usually he would have been the one jumping up and down that they had to keep going and would be compulsive about it. He actually let it go.

They've shown a better side of him multiple times this season, but then go back to the well of him being a complete d-bag (like the sexual harassment episode).
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #29
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The comic book shop stuff was awful (really, that kind of stereotyping became outdated around the 90s), but once the girls got home it was great.
One could argue that this show is about stereotypes. Nerds, Blondes . . .

And perhaps that's why you thought the girls at home funny; they went against there stereotype.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #30
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I love the whole episode! I'm a geeky girl and haven't stepped one food in a comic store.... ever! So, the girls going in there, I thought that whole scene was funny!

The very last part where the guys can't believe they are hearing the girls arguing about comic books.... priceless! Loved it!
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