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Old 03-14-2014, 07:15 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [03/13/2014] - "The Mommy Observation"

Laurie Metcalf (Mrs. Cooper) didn't look like herself on this episode. I kept trying to figure out what was different but never could.

Sheldon: Then why are you doing it?
Mrs. Cooper: Because I'm not perfect, Shelly. And that man's booty is.

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Sheldon: I love my mother. Even if she fornicates like a demonic weasel.

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Old 03-14-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #3
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For me, not their best effort. Cringeworthy at times.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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I agree. A mildly amusing, run of the mill episode. Not many memorable moments IMO.
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And we never got to find out why Penny killed Stuart.

I don't see how this show is going to last another three years. It's already getting kind of boring. We need some new blood and get rid of the deadwood (Raj, Howard, Amy).
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:38 AM   #6
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AFF just seemed mean in this episode. It's like she would pretend to care about something and then just decide that she didn't want to try and was just mean instead.

Penny: "I need another clue." Ha ha...drunk Penny is funny.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
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And we never got to find out why Penny killed Stuart.

I don't see how this show is going to last another three years. It's already getting kind of boring. We need some new blood and get rid of the deadwood (Raj, Howard, Amy).
It can go another three years because people will continue to watch it for another three years. It could lose half of its audience and still be one of the most watched shows on television. The actors playing Raj, Howard and Amy will all get nice raises and won't be going anywhere. The shows probably won't be as good but people will still watch. That's kinda the way it works in television.
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I thought the converstation between Sheldon and his mother was one of the funniest things they've done in a long time.

That said When did Sheldon willingly start drinking? That seemed way out of place for me. Even of it was nothing more than a sip.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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That said When did Sheldon willingly start drinking? That seemed way out of place for me. Even of it was nothing more than a sip.
Well, it wasn't normal circumstances, was it?
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Remember when Sheldon got drunk in the episode "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" and then threw up on "a bunch of clowns" in the bathroom? He was drinking beer voluntarily then. Bernadette's dad wanted him to have a beer while they watched football and Sheldon easily agreed. You know Sheldon is not going to do something Sheldon doesn't want to do.
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Well, it wasn't normal circumstances, was it?
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I guess his drinking is a sign of his his growth and socialization.
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Wait, wait, wait, what kind of BBT thread is this?! No comments about skanky Penny looked? No comments how about how drunk she was? I am disappointed in the community
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Wait, wait, wait, what kind of BBT thread is this?! No comments about skanky Penny looked? No comments how about how drunk she was? I am disappointed in the community
Did you read the thread?

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"I saw my mommy naked with a man trying to become a mommy again!"
That was a perfect Sheldon line. I wish they hadn't used it in all of the promos for the episode... by the time I heard it "in context" it wasn't funny anymore.
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I bet Sheldon and AFF will do the deed sometime next season. They can't possibly be virgins for 3 more years.
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Well, The Simpsons are still on. I still even watch them but not with any great passion anymore. Mostly out of loyalty.

I liked a few parts of the episode but agree with was sort of ho hum.

I liked that Howard and Sheldon went off on their own together. I liked that Raj did the game up but then didn't like HOW he did it. Boring.

The argument with Leonard and Penney about what happens when they are "grown up" - professor and actresses was just stupid. And I don't feel like it really got resolved.

I did like the ending very much.
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The argument with Leonard and Penney about what happens when they are "grown up" - professor and actresses was just stupid. And I don't feel like it really got resolved.
I disagree about it being stupid. Even though nothing got resolved it still is an important and necessary conversation to have in a relationship that's going places.

That being said, I don't like Penny's character anymore. She's practically become the cliche that's joked about in these threads every week. Drunk, bitter and generally not a nice person.
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I disagree about it being stupid. Even though nothing got resolved it still is an important and necessary conversation to have in a relationship that's going places.
Okay, well, I think what I meant was the how of it. Would you really have that long a fight/discussion in front of friends? I could see if it came up saying something and then saying we have to talk about it later. I don't know, but maybe that's just me.

Yes, it is an important discussion but it also isn't one that usually comes up UNTIL something trips it - like her getting an important part or him getting an offer to work somewhere else. And yes, the smart thing would be to discuss it first but how many people really do that. You can say "what if" but without knowing the instance, you don't know how you would react.

I think they could have done it better by maybe having Leonard recieve an offer or Penny hearing about something going on in NYC and auditioning/getting the part.

And Stuart said they were a great couple my heart melted. I have a fangirl crush on Stuart.

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Okay, well, I think what I meant was the how of it. Would you really have that long a fight/discussion in front of friends? I could see if it came up saying something and then saying we have to talk about it later. I don't know, but maybe that's just me.
Well, it IS a sit-com, so those types of conversations do come at the most awkward times. That's the comedy of it.
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I really liked the part about Sheldon and his 'Mommy'.

I really hated the part about Raj and his game. You would think a group of friends would be nicer to a friend that put a lot of work on a game. They were all such 'wet dish rags' and even the other parts of Penny not being with Leonard where boring.


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And we never got to find out why Penny killed Stuart.
The reason to kill Stuart is to put him out of his misery, I like Stuart. I wish he would have a relationship with Leslie Winkle, Amy Farah Fowler, or Ramona Nowitzki, the grad' student that had a crush on Sheldon.

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Penny: "I need another clue." Ha ha...drunk Penny is funny.
Why do the writers think Penny is funny as a drunk?

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I thought the conversation between Sheldon and his mother was one of the funniest things they've done in a long time.

That said When did Sheldon willingly start drinking? That seemed way out of place for me. Even of it was nothing more than a sip.
I was surprised that he was drinking too. It seemed out of character even though he has drank before.

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I guess his drinking is a sign of his his growth and socialization.
"growth and socialization."
Oh wait... were you serious?
Ok, I admit he has changed over the series, especially concerning AFF.

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Wait, wait, wait, what kind of BBT thread is this?! No comments about skanky Penny looked? No comments how about how drunk she was? I am disappointed in the community
We are tired of drunk Penny and her skankiness.

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I bet Sheldon and AFF will do the deed sometime next season. They can't possibly be virgins for 3 more years.
Only if they both are very drunk.

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The argument with Leonard and Penney about what happens when they are "grown up" - professor and actresses was just stupid. And I don't feel like it really got resolved.
I don't see Leonards and Pennys relationship is really that serious. They don't seem to be going anywhere with it. At least Sheldon and AFF relationship has been changing over the series. Leonard and Pennys is just more like friends with benefits until something better comes along.


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That being said, I don't like Penny's character anymore. She's practically become the cliche that's joked about in these threads every week. Drunk, bitter and generally not a nice person.
Maybe she could get a acting job in NY and we could be done with her!

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And Stuart said they were a great couple my heart melted. I have a fangirl crush on Stuart.
I would like to see more of Stuart ( and I don't mean looking up his skirt! )
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I bet Sheldon and AFF will do the deed sometime next season. They can't possibly be virgins for 3 more years.
Only if they both are very drunk.
Maybe that's why the "Sheldon drinking" scene- to establish a precedent.
Hope not.
That's just lame and tells me they haven't the imagination to deflower them any other way.
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I guess his drinking is a sign of his his growth and socialization.
Keep in mind he only had a sip or two then let Leonard have it.
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Keep in mind he only had a sip or two then let Howard have it.
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Keep in mind he only had a sip or two then let Howard have it.
yes, and I understood that he took one more sip and said 'OK, I am drunk now' or something like that, indicating to me he could get drunk by drinking less than one beer.

I love these exchanges with his 'Mommy':
"Sheldon: Well, this is confusing for me. But I don't want to stand in the way of your happiness. So, I will condemn you internally while maintaining an outward appearance of acceptance.
Mary: That is very Christian of you."

I love his moms' version of Christianity. It is sometimes too close to the truth for some, but not for me.

"Sheldon: I should let you know the world has changed since you were a young woman. It's not all sock hops, soda jerks and segregation any more.

Especially the reference to segregation.

"Sheldon: My point is you're going to need to be careful. You used to be protected by your pre-enlightenment mythology. But now you're going to need a stronger friend, named latex.
Mary: Are you having the sex talk with me?
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Mary: Oh, dear Lord.
Sheldon: No, don't look to him. He's mad at you right now."

"pre-enlightenment mythology" that really cracked me up.

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Remember when Sheldon got drunk in the episode "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" and then threw up on "a bunch of clowns" in the bathroom? He was drinking beer voluntarily then. Bernadette's dad wanted him to have a beer while they watched football and Sheldon easily agreed. You know Sheldon is not going to do something Sheldon doesn't want to do.
Sheldon voluntarily drank earlier than that in the episode about the bachelor party for Howard. And he sure drank a lot more than the 2 sips of beer he had in this episode.
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I did like the 20 years later clip at the end.
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I love these exchanges with his 'Mommy':
"Sheldon: So, I will condemn you internally while maintaining an outward appearance of acceptance.
Mary: That is very Christian of you."
That one was enough to make up for any shortcomings in the whole rest of the episode, but I'm surprised they went out on that particular limb. That's the kind of thing that could easily get people riled up on social media and become a tempest in a teapot.
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That one was enough to make up for any shortcomings in the whole rest of the episode, but I'm surprised they went out on that particular limb. That's the kind of thing that could easily get people riled up on social media and become a tempest in a teapot.
Yeah, I was a bit offended by that line. Most of the time, her Christian outlook is fairly level-headed, even if a bit over the top for sake of TV. That line was just offensive. However, Raj has made jokes about Hinduism, and Howard makes jokes about Judaism, so I can let it slide since the writers seem to be equal opportunity offenders.
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