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Old 05-16-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory: "The Status Quo Combustion" 5/25/14

Sheldon's world explodes like a big bang.

Or maybe its a crumbling.

I never felt so bad for a character on that show as I did for Stuart and him losing his comic store. Oh. Yeah, a solution was found, but still - all those comics and all the time he poured into it. I know too that he was never really happy there, though I guess he thought he would be at some point. Taking care of Howie's mom was a decent solution but not I'm not sure realistic. Was it a play on the comic geeks that live with their moms?

It's too bad that Sheldon couldn't consider AFF moving in - into Leonard's room and with a roommate agreement of course, or even of finding another roommate - maybe Stuart.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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I never felt so bad for a character on that show as I did for Stuart and him losing his comic store. Oh. Yeah, a solution was found, but still - all those comics and all the time he poured into it.
Sure, it's a comedy and all that, but I can attest that the reaction of "but where will I get my comic books now" by the customers is not a joke.
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I thought it was funny how Stuart was the perfect candidate. He's so used to being degraded and dehumanized, it's a walk in the park for him.

Good for Raj!

I like how they end the seasons with an event that separates them for a few months, building the passage of time between seasons into the story arcs.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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I highly doubt any (real and valuable) comics were destroyed in the making of this episode. I'm not so sure the comic book store is gone for good either. It's a good set that adds geek cred to the series and gives a break from the main apartment set. I'm wondering how many breakups before Penny and Leonard get married or do they even get married at all? Does the Rhoda principle apply here?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
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I wish Stuart was the 4th member of the group, and Raj, would just show up a few episodes a year.
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I thought it was funny how Stuart was the perfect candidate. He's so used to being degraded and dehumanized, it's a walk in the park for him.
For about 15 seconds I wondered if he and Sheldon would go into business together, but then they found a less degrading and dehumanizing solution.

I suppose it could still happen, though...

I did love that little spring in his step as he went to serve Mrs...I mean, Debbie's...whims.
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]For about 15 seconds I wondered if he and Sheldon would go into business together, [/b]but then they found a less degrading and dehumanizing solution.

I suppose it could still happen, though...

I did love that little spring in his step as he went to serve Mrs...I mean, Debbie's...whims.
That was totally my thought too.

Sheldon organizing, ordering and running all over Stuart. He could be Leonard 2.0.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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I highly doubt any (real and valuable) comics were destroyed in the making of this episode. I'm not so sure the comic book store is gone for good either. It's a good set that adds geek cred to the series and gives a break from the main apartment set. I'm wondering how many breakups before Penny and Leonard get married or do they even get married at all? Does the Rhoda principle apply here?
They can always use the other comic book store.
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With Raj having sex, does that lay to rest all the Raj is gay speculation? (probably not entirely, but I got the feeling he did like heterosexual sex quite a bit ).

I thought Amy took Sheldon leaving way too calmly...and then, then ending!!

I think that Penny-Leonard will get married toward the end of next season.

Loved all the hobo jokes with Sheldon riding the rails
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:29 PM   #11
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With Raj having sex, does that lay to rest all the Raj is gay speculation? (probably not entirely, but I got the feeling he did like heterosexual sex quite a bit ).
The way he was constantly talking about it is consistent with someone who might be overcompensating for something....
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #12
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The way he was constantly talking about it is consistent with someone who might be overcompensating for something....
I wasn't going to say anything.

But that's what I wasn't going to say.

Seriously, though, I don't think Raj & Howard were ever supposed to be gay. The joke was just that they acted like a gay couple, complete with double (or even single) entendres.
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There was a brief period of time when Raj and Stewart becoming a couple looked like a very real possibility.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:37 PM   #15
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Raj's constantly talking about sex got REAL old the second time he said something about it. I certainly hope they don't keep that going...
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:57 PM   #16
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Raj's constantly talking about sex got REAL old the second time he said something about it. I certainly hope they don't keep that going...
Raj got pretty old the second time he said anything on any topic - I really don't like the character! And yes, I agree with whoever said they'd like to see Stewart as a regular and Raj as a guest!
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #17
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Why don't people like Raj? I love that character and I'm really glad they've started to make him more normal (can talk to women without alcohol). I'd also like to see more of Stuart, but I don't like how they've made him totally hopeless and pathetic. When he was first introduced he was a bit of a loner, but you didn't get the feeling that he would rather be dead that owning a crappy comic-book store. Now he's just depressing.
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Why don't people like Raj? I love that character and I'm really glad they've started to make him more normal (can talk to women without alcohol). I'd also like to see more of Stuart, but I don't like how they've made him totally hopeless and pathetic. When he was first introduced he was a bit of a loner, but you didn't get the feeling that he would rather be dead that owning a crappy comic-book store. Now he's just depressing.
I like raj as well. As do my friends. Seems some people just need to dump on characters.

Stuart. The guy plays mopey so well, I think that's why he went in that direction. But he was happy last we saw him.
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Are they turning Bernadette into a felonious alcoholic now?
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The entire "Howard's Mom" thing is played out for me.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:34 PM   #21
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I don't mind Raj either. The only character that I don't care for, and at least he's not on too often, is the person who talks with a lisp (or has some type of speech defect). I don't know his name
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Kripke - and I'm no fan of him, either.

I do like all the main characters - Raj included.
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I don't mind Raj either. The only character that I don't care for, and at least he's not on too often, is the person who talks with a lisp (or has some type of speech defect). I don't know his name
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Kripke - and I'm no fan of him, either. I do like all the main characters - Raj included.
I like Kripke in very small doses. Not often and only a line or two when he shows up. But the Kripke / "Siwi" stuff was hysterical.
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...Seems some people just need to dump on characters....
I've never liked Raj; you can see my posts from several years ago to that effect. He continues to be the weakest acting and character link in the show.
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The way he was constantly talking about it is consistent with someone who might be overcompensating for something....
I thought he sounded like a geeky teenager who was marveling over having had sex for the first time.
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I like Kripke in very small doses. Not often and only a line or two when he shows up. But the Kripke / "Siwi" stuff was hysterical.
So was the bit with him and Sheldon in the gym when they were fighting for that office.
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I thought he sounded like a geeky teenager who was marveling over having had sex for the first time.
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Raj talking about finally having sex was as annoying as Howard constantly talking about space. Although, as tired as his story lines have been, especially since he's been the odd man out after all the other guys got girls, he doesn't annoy me as much as Sheldon.
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