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Old 03-07-2014, 06:23 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [03/06/2014] - "The Friendship Turbulence"

I guess there won't be any more jokes about the check engine light.
Penny: This isn't your car.
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During the turbulence I was waiting for Sheldon to say he didn't have to go to the bathroom anymore.
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The dining table was gone, and the old desk back. (See thread from last week's show for context...)
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Is Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting gaining weight after getting married? There were some odd double lines on her neck.

I thought it was funny how Amy ended up on a date with the girl. I was thinking they might have her realize some repressed feelings.

The audience was a little too into the 'awwwww' moments. It was distracting to me.

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Old 03-07-2014, 08:37 AM   #6
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Is Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting gaining weight after getting married? There were some odd double lines on her neck.
I commented that she looked positively awful last night and my wife joked that she got married and let herself go.

Not sure if having her look haggard was part of the show or not. Would kinda fit with the plotline.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #7
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She did not look at cute as she has, but she also has been working hard at getting a new job and has been stressed at that.

I actually kind of like that she will show up in sweats and a tee sometimes with her hair in a ponytail. That makes it a bit more real. Sometimes you have those kind of days.
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I'm still trying to figure out why Leonard and Penny are together. They're downright horrible to each other (each in different ways).

This episode took it to a whole new level, adding an even more explicit sugar-daddy feel.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:15 PM   #9
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She did not look at cute as she has, but she also has been working hard at getting a new job and has been stressed at that.

I actually kind of like that she will show up in sweats and a tee sometimes with her hair in a ponytail. That makes it a bit more real. Sometimes you have those kind of days.
I'm also happy to see her show up a bit schlubby, but what I saw was that not only was her hair incredibly flat, they're letting the roots grow out.
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I was kind of hoping Amy was out on what would turn out to be her first lesbian date, even if only to make Sheldon jealous.

What sucks about this show is what's inevitable: More and more, the characters and their relationships are evolving to maturity, where maturity means marriage, kids, moving out, moving away, and the group splitting up.

Just like real life, though.
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I was amazed that Sheldon would get on an airplane in the first place. Has he ever flown before on the show?
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:23 PM   #12
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I was amazed that Sheldon would get on an airplane in the first place. Has he ever flown before on the show?
Not on camera, but I think he flew back to Texas in a couple of episodes.
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Is Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting gaining weight after getting married? There were some odd double lines on her neck.

I thought it was funny how Amy ended up on a date with the girl. I was thinking they might have her realize some repressed feelings.

The audience was a little too into the 'awwwww' moments. It was distracting to me.
Was this a new change in the credits or have I missed it before?
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Was this a new change in the credits or have I missed it before?
First time I have noticed it.
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First time I have noticed it.
The last couple of episodes had it.
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I'm also happy to see her show up a bit schlubby, but what I saw was that not only was her hair incredibly flat, they're letting the roots grow out.
And not in a nice way. There are better ways to do this.
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The dining table was gone, and the old desk back. (See thread from last week's show for context...)
D'oh! I'm the one that wondered in the last thread whether they'd keep the table, then I didn't even think to look for it in this episode.

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Was this a new change in the credits or have I missed it before?
She's just recently added the -Sweeting to her name. She was just on one of the late night shows last week and they discussed it.
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I was disappointed with this episode. I really liked last week. I need to rewatch both of them and see if it was my own mood at the time rather than the shows themselves.


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During the turbulence I was waiting for Sheldon to say he didn't have to go to the bathroom anymore.
I was surprised he didn't wear a pee bag down his leg so he didn't have to go to the restroom. I mean, Howard was smart enough to do that on occasion, and isn't Sheldon considered smarter than Howard?

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I actually kind of like that she will show up in sweats and a tee sometimes with her hair in a ponytail. That makes it a bit more real. Sometimes you have those kind of days.
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I'm also happy to see her show up a bit schlubby, but what I saw was that not only was her hair incredibly flat, they're letting the roots grow out.
Penny has looked skanky for years now. I am not talking about sweats and simple hair, I am talking about unhealthy looking. She looks like all she eats Twinkies and guzzle Diet pop for every meal.

I actually prefer women in sweats and 'easy hair' and no makeup. Those are the women I play volleyball with and they are full of life and don't worry about if their t-shirt has a stain on it or if they aren't wearing the latest fashion.

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I'm still trying to figure out why Leonard and Penny are together. They're downright horrible to each other (each in different ways).

This episode took it to a whole new level, adding an even more explicit sugar-daddy feel.
Ya, they need to all put their keys in a bowl and draw out new partners. Now That would be a episode!!

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I was kind of hoping Amy was out on what would turn out to be her first lesbian date, even if only to make Sheldon jealous.
Amy has exhibited lesbian tendencies for years, and it is time for her to explore that side of her, or at least have a friend outside the group.
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I was amazed that Sheldon would get on an airplane in the first place. Has he ever flown before on the show?
He was wearing his airplane pants, but I bet he won't wait for Saturday night to wash them after the turbulence.
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Ya, they need to all put their keys in a bowl and draw out new partners. Now That would be a episode!!
That would be fun. They almost got there with the treasure hunt episode and that showed how much fun a "mix it up" episode could be.

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Or a friend outside the group but still knows of the group - sort of like Stuart.
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Ya, they need to all put their keys in a bowl and draw out new partners. Now That would be a episode!!
It's not quite as funny as TBBT but I have to give a shoutout to a great movie with this in it - The Ice Storm.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/29748
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Is Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting gaining weight after getting married? There were some odd double lines on her neck.
I never got all fawning over KC. Sure she's cute, but I don't think she is really all that hot. I suspect I'm in the minority here.

The episode seemed a bit forced.
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The audience was a little too into the 'awwwww' moments. It was distracting to me.
Totally agree-- that was horrible.. and seemed so "canned".

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I was amazed that Sheldon would get on an airplane in the first place. Has he ever flown before on the show?
Didn't they fly to the north/south pole for 6 months?

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I was disappointed with this episode. I really liked last week. I need to rewatch both of them and see if it was my own mood at the time rather than the shows themselves.
No, you're right, it was a disappointing episode. The way Raj was overbearingly creepy, the way Leonard and Penny verbally abused each other (malicious and repeatedly). How Sheldon only pretended to make up with Howard and was just as mean as before. They did get one thing right -- the title: "The Friendship Turbulence" -- but they were really lazy with the writing. If they wanted to introduce some tension between each player, they could have done it more elegantly and more believably. What they got was a hot mess.
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No, you're right, it was a disappointing episode. The way Raj was overbearingly creepy, the way Leonard and Penny verbally abused each other (malicious and repeatedly). How Sheldon only pretended to make up with Howard and was just as mean as before.
All of these are perfectly in character.
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All of these are perfectly in character.
I wouldn't say perfectly in character -- it was really forced. Especially how Leonard slammed Penny not once, but twice. Sheldon agreed to improve his friendship with Howard, but then was an extreme a-hole not to do it, but even get worse. Maybe even Raj was in character, but it was a comic-book version of himself. Nobody would act like that IRL.

The only redeeming character without issues in this ep was Bernadette.
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I wouldn't say perfectly in character -- it was really forced. Especially how Leonard slammed Penny not once, but twice. Sheldon agreed to improve his friendship with Howard, but then was an extreme a-hole not to do it, but even get worse. Maybe even Raj was in character, but it was a comic-book version of himself. Nobody would act like that IRL.

The only redeeming character without issues in this ep was Bernadette.
I think that was perfectly in character for Sheldon. I don't think he was being an a-hole on purpose. I think he didn't realize that those comments he makes about Howard are insulting. He simply sees them as facts.
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I think that was perfectly in character for Sheldon. I don't think he was being an a-hole on purpose. I think he didn't realize that those comments he makes about Howard are insulting. He simply sees them as facts.
And Leonard always slams Penny, sometimes on purpose, but often not.

And Raj is always really creepy when it comes to girls.

I found it totally in character.
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I found it totally in character.
Yeah, I think the difference is all the dick ways these people treat each other usually are more spread out, not concentrated in one episode.
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Yeah, I think the difference is all the dick ways these people treat each other usually are more spread out, not concentrated in one episode.
No argument there!
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And Raj is always really creepy when it comes to girls.

I found it totally in character.
I'll play Devil's advocate. In the old days before Raj could talk to girls, Howard was the one who was the most fixated into getting a girl; now that they've taken Howard out of the game by marrying him off to Bernadette, and all the other guys are matched up with someone, the burden of being the guy who is always chasing girls has fallen on Raj alone.

So I would say that Raj feels creepier now than he did back in the day when Howard was the main creeper, and Raj was only a creeper wannabe.

I use the term loosely because neither of those guys are as creepy as the real creepers I've dealt with in real life. (If they actually did the kinds of things that creepers really do at cons, it wouldn't be funny.)
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