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Old 11-20-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory "The Champagne Reflection" OAD 11/20/2014

Aaaarrrggghhh.

How many people missed the last 20 minutes because of the President's speech? Had I known he was giving a speech I probably would have taken some precautions.

Now I guess I have to track this down somewhere. Any suggestions?

I wish they didn't broadcast it and waited till next week or something.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:18 PM   #2
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I think CBS actually aired it as planned. Some local markets chose to show the Pres instead.

We got BBT in Houston.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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yeah, CBS didn't show the presidents speech at all in NYC


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Old 11-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #4
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Interesting. I'm in DC. I guess they had to air it. I assume they delayed all broadcasting by 20 minutes.

Just checked. Even Letterman started 20 minutes late.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:09 AM   #5
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Saw news stories earlier today mentioning that all the major networks declined to show the president's speech. Any affiliate that did show it chose to do so on their own.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:17 AM   #6
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If you missed it, don't be too upset. I thought it was a very weak episode.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:19 AM   #7
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Yes, very weak across the board. The Fun with Flags (FwF) segments were truly FF worthy!
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:40 AM   #8
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All three story lines were meh. The Bernadette being mean was OK, but the office cleanup was not very funny. It almost seemed the whole thing was just a setup to get to the end joke with the bottle.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:49 AM   #9
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the office cleanup was not very funny. It almost seemed the whole thing was just a setup to get to the end joke with the bottle.
They had some moments of levity, of course (it is a sitcom after all), but I didn't think it was supposed to be funny. I thought the episode was supposed to be more introspective for Leonard (and to a lesser degree, Raj and Howard).
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:33 AM   #10
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They had some moments of levity, of course (it is a sitcom after all), but I didn't think it was supposed to be funny. I thought the episode was supposed to be more introspective for Leonard (and to a lesser degree, Raj and Howard).
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Yes, very weak across the board. The Fun with Flags (FwF) segments were truly FF worthy!
ridiculous

the back and forth between Sheldon and Amy was awesome

the Kripke and Levar Burton parts were great

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... the office cleanup was not very funny. ...
uh, it kinda wasn't meant to be

the whole point of the office clean up was that someone died

and they were looking back at the man's life and seeing how all his research had amounted to nothing

and that caused them to briefly examine their own lives and wonder about their research, thier accomplishments and what their legacy would be

if anything that part of the episode wasn't long enough and wasn't explored deeply enough
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #11
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If they wanted the office cleanup to be more introspective, then they should not have been making jokes throughout the whole segment. You can have serious things, even in a sitcom. But if you are going to be making jokes, then it is no longer serious.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:10 AM   #12
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Yes, very weak across the board. The Fun with Flags (FwF) segments were truly FF worthy!
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ridiculous
That's ridiculous. His opinion is every bit as valid as yours.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
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I must be in the minority. I thought the FwF segment was ROTFLMAO

I had Fox delay due to the Pres. that messed things up for me. I had to pad Gracepoint but since CBS and NBC locally did not cover the POTUS, I had to axe a show (2 tuners) that I'll pick up on itunes or Amazon.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:18 AM   #14
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If they wanted the office cleanup to be more introspective, then they should not have been making jokes throughout the whole segment. You can have serious things, even in a sitcom. But if you are going to be making jokes, then it is no longer serious.
You don't think it's normal to make light jokes even while being introspective?
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the Kripke and Levar Burton parts were great
The Kripke part was the only thing that jumped out at me. It was completely out of character for him... why would he willingly come and appear on FwF, let alone participate in a bit like the speed round? That would probably have made (slightly) more sense to me as Stuart than Kripke.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:24 AM   #15
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Yes, it was a filler episode but I enjoyed most of it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:26 AM   #16
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I thought the Fun with Flags bit was a callback to the 'no more vanity cards' pronouncement.

The only professors I know who have shared offices are retired Emeritus who only around part time anyway.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
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Agree with most. A fluff episode. Not bad but not great by any means. Not too funny either.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #18
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That's ridiculous. His opinion is every bit as valid as yours.
Unless his opinion is different than mine, in which case he is, by definition, wrong.


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Old 11-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #19
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You don't think it's normal to make light jokes even while being introspective?
You could, in theory. In practice, I think it failed miserably.
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I thought the Fun with Flags segments were the only funny parts of the episode. The Penny/Bernadette stuff was lame, and the introspective stuff was not really intended to be funny.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:54 AM   #21
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The only professors I know who have shared offices are retired Emeritus who only around part time anyway.
We have several faculty who have shared offices, for various reasons.

(Some are a newer faculty sharing with a faculty who is in the last few years of his/her career. Some are in a particularly large office that would be a waste of space for just one person. Some are sharing due to a building on campus being torn down and a new one eventually being built. And some because they probably ended up on some dean's s*** list. )
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:03 PM   #22
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That's ridiculous. His opinion is every bit as valid as yours.
no it's not

you can never get enough of Kripke saying fwag

and also
Sheldon: "if somebody had remembered to press record"
Amy: "you said you wouldn't bring that up"
Sheldon: "you said you'd press record"

^ that was pure Sheldon

people FF through stuff, ignore stuff, get up and go to the kitchen or whatever and then complain the section they didn't see wasn't funny
that makes no sense
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:24 PM   #23
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Not worth it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #24
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people FF through stuff, ignore stuff, get up and go to the kitchen or whatever and then complain the section they didn't see wasn't funny
that makes no sense
If you're referring to that one post he said they were FF worthy. He didn't state that he FF through them.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:56 PM   #25
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I did not FF until the very last FwF scene, about 3 seconds worth It was just over-the-top forced/stiff/fake for me - blech.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:32 PM   #26
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Found the whole episode a snoozer, like the rest of the season so far. I'm really disappointed with it ...
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #27
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Wouldn't some low level flunky be cleaning out that office? I don't get why they had two Drs. doing this.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:12 PM   #28
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Wouldn't some low level flunky be cleaning out that office? I don't get why they had two Drs. doing this.
They did use a low level flunky, but Raj and Leonard helped him.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #29
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Wouldn't some low level flunky be cleaning out that office? I don't get why they had two Drs. doing this.
I've been that flunky.

Packed up boxes of stuff for the family to collect.

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Wouldn't some low level flunky be cleaning out that office? I don't get why they had two Drs. doing this.
[In the show] They explained to each other that they needed to check for anything significant amongst the detritus.

[In the mind of the show runner] Exactly how interesting would you have found watching a janitor quietly clean up an office and turn off the lights?

[In the forum] Really? This is what you're questioning? Can't we go back to a more significant issue, such as which is the greater threat, Penney's bosom or her bottom?
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