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Old 12-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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The Big Bang Theory [12/05/2013] - "The Discovery Dissipation"

First episode where anyone has made fun of Barry's speech impediment. I was so used to it being ignored that I was a little shocked when Sheldon mocked him.

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Raj: I'm being a good houseguest.
Howard: No, you're being a better husband than I am.

Bernadette: Yeah, we were totally fine half-assing our marriage till you showed up.


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Old 12-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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I almost turned it off - I really can't take Barry. I generally skip any episode he shows up in . Thankfully he only had a very brief appearance.

Loved how Raj was a better husband and wife than Howard and Bernadette.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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This episode was meh for me. First one in a long time that I really didn't enjoy too much.

I'm trying to remember, did they have an episode before that set this one up? I don't remember seeing the episode they were referring to where Sheldon screwed up and came out smelling like roses.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Not one of there best.

Yes there was a previous episode showing Sheldon "solving" the formula or what ever it was.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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This episode started with "previously on TBBT" which they rarely do.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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I'm trying to remember, did they have an episode before that set this one up? I don't remember seeing the episode they were referring to where Sheldon screwed up and came out smelling like roses.
"The Romance Resonance" from October 24.

Sheldon's discovery was overshadowed by Howard's love song for Bernadette in that episode.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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This episode started with "previously on TBBT" which they rarely do.
Yeah, I was surprised by that. They've done that in the past, but only to my knowledge for season finale/premieres. This was the first "two-part" mid-season episode that I can recall.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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I was really thrown off by the "Previously on" thing because I was FF'ing and didn't stop it in time, and so the first thing I saw was Sheldon and Leonard talking about Sheldon's discovery and my wife and I both looked at each other and said, "Is this a rerun?" but then we immediately realized it wasn't when it cut to the scene of Sheldon figuring out his mistake.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #9
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It was a pretty bad episode, but not as bad as 2 & 1/2 men. I actually got rid of my 2 & 1/2 men season pass today.

Is Kripkys' speech really a speech impediment? I.E. I thought he had just watched to many Elmer Fud cartoons. I always laugh when he talks.

I can't believe Howard and Bernadette even stay married with a marriage like that. Course I never gave my blessing on the marriage anyway. I hate to be a 'told you so'.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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Is Kripkys' speech really a speech impediment?
Yes, it is. From what I found online, it appears to be called rhotacism.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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...Raj: I'm being a good houseguest.
Howard: No, you're being a better husband than I am.

Bernadette: Yeah, we were totally fine half-assing our marriage till you showed up.

That's gotta be one of the funniest lines I've heard this season...
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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Yes, it is. From what I found online, it appears to be called rhotacism.
And to be clear, Kripke has a speech impediment, not the actor who plays Kripke, John Ross Bowie.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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Yes, it is. From what I found online, it appears to be called rhotacism.
I may have misinterpreted your question. The actor doesn't have a speech impediment; the character does.

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Old 12-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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Yes, it is. From what I found online, it appears to be called rhotacism.
I believe it's actually called "Gliding of Liquids"... from John Ross Bowie's blog:

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"I saw in your posts that you refer to him as producing "rhotocisms". Again, mainly bec. this is my thang I want to correct you - what Kripke does is called gliding of liquids. Where /r/ becomes /w/ is gliding. Not that you care, but thought you might be interested... "Rhotic" is a term used to refer to correct production of /r/ or the other term would be "retroflex".
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And furthermore, we have our answer. I have been gliding my liquids! Not only is that correct, but it sounds awesome! My liquids are gliding. My fluids are floating! My moisture is sailing!!! Take that, Internet D-Bags! Take that, Mom! TAKE THAT, WORLD!!! MY WIQUIDS AWE GWIDING!

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I believe it's actually called "Gliding of Liquids"... from John Ross Bowie's blog:

source: http://johnrossbowie.livejournal.com/141597.html
That's a great blog - thanks for the link!
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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Who would have thought Elmer Fudd speech was actually a speech impediment. I just thought he was so frustrated at never blasting away that wacky wabbit like he wanted to it affected his speech.
I love that video 'Kill the Wabbit'!

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I was thinking Sheldon should have said, 'I am not the one that has a problem with a wacky wabbit', and then start to sing the song above.

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Old 12-07-2013, 09:38 AM   #17
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It was a pretty bad episode, but not as bad as 2 & 1/2 men. I actually got rid of my 2 & 1/2 men season pass today.
Interestingly enough I found 2.5 Men amusing enough the past few weeks that I put back my season pass, Amber Tamblyn is amusing as heck in my book and solves the "lack of Charlie" malaise that had set in, she's smart and funny. Oh.. and getting rid of Angus T Young was another huge improvement.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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Yes, it is. From what I found online, it appears to be called rhotacism.
From the article you linked to:

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Many speech pathologists call this problem de-rhotacization, because the sounds lose their rhotic quality rather than becoming rhotic.
But the actor is completely correct about the phrase "gliding of liquids" having a much higher potential for a comedic turn.

Does this demonstrate that linguists are funnier than speech pathologists?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #19
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Does this demonstrate that linguists are funnier than speech pathologists?
Maybe under normal circumstances, but get a couple of drinks in them and speech pathologists can be hilarious!
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...Does this demonstrate that linguists are funnier than speech pathologists?
I think linguists are cunning...
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #21
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I think linguists are cunning...


Beat me to it, dammit. (Though THAT phrase takes sly comments in another direction.)
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #22
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And to be clear, Kripke has a speech impediment, not the actor who plays Kripke, John Ross Bowie.
John Ross Bowie does have a speech impediment, a lateral lisp.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #23
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A few quotes...

“Yes, I’d be a physicist with a Nobel in chemistry. Everyone laugh at the circus freak!”

“It’s because of bullies like you that more and more Americans are making the switch to television!”

Wil: “Can I blow the whistle?”
(Pause.)
Sheldon: “You should probably go.”

Howard: “I don’t want coffee.”
Raj: “That’s why I got you hot chocolate.”
Howard: “Give me that.”

Leonard: “Relax, she’s in her crate. She can’t get out.”
Sheldon: “I have two words for you: Jurassic Park.”

Penny: “You know, if it makes you feel any better—“
Sheldon: “It probably won’t.”
Penny: “You’re probably right.”

(and my favorite...)
Amy: “Sheldon, it’s a beautiful night. Why don’t you and I go for a walk together?”
Sheldon: “Everything is just sex with you, isn’t it?”
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Who would have thought Elmer Fudd speech was actually a speech impediment.
Everyone else.
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I always thought Kripke didn't realize he had a speech impediment. He was clueless when Siri couldn't understand him, and when he offered to babysit with the human resources lady's children he told her that children love him - for some reason when he talks to them they waugh and waugh.
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I always thought Kripke didn't realize he had a speech impediment. He was clueless when Siri couldn't understand him, and when he offered to babysit with the human resources lady's children he told her that children love him - for some reason when he talks to them they waugh and waugh.
Probably more a self-defensive tactic to pretend he doesn't have a speech impediment, or pretend he doesn't know about it.
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Or it just depends on what the joke of the moment needs him to know...
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Or it just depends on what the joke of the moment needs him to know...
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The problem I have with Kripkie now, is he could never be funnier than he was in his fight with Siri.
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Some good lines, for sure, but it was a little flat over all. I rather liked the whole Raj/Howard/Bernadette storyline and could have watched the whole 22 minutes of that.

Kripke creeps me out, but then I'm sure that's the point so I'm ok with it. Sheldon's mocking of him ended up funny because Kripke got him back. But I did find the whole Sheldon storyline a snoozer, except that one line to Amy about sex.
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