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Old 12-11-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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Big Bang Theory - The Clean Room Infiltration - S08E11 - OAD 12/11/14

Having worked in a clean room before, I was slightly annoyed by this episode. A few clear strips on the door like you are walking into a grocery store freezer doesn't make a room a clean room. Will have to rewatch and try to ignore that part.

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Old 12-12-2014, 03:54 AM   #2
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Having worked in a clean room before, I was slightly annoyed by this episode. A few clear strips on the door like you are walking into a grocery store freezer doesn't make a room a clean room. Will have to rewatch and try to ignore that part.
yes, perhaps the weakest episode of the entire series

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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They have always gone for the joke above scientific accuracy. If the "clean room" was accurate they couldn't have their bird joke so I can overlook it. Howard's story about the blue jay had me laughing out loud.

I really enjoyed this episode. I can't believe how fast they are suddenly moving with the Sheldon/Amy romance.
Sheldon: Ugh! English pudding. Y-You get yourself all excited for pudding, and here comes a cake with raisins in it. I'm not going.
Amy: You're going.
Sheldon: Why do you hate me?
Amy: I don't hate you. I love you.
Sheldon: Well, you call it love, but it has a lot of raisins in it.
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Bernadette: Wow, you really do love her.
Sheldon: I do. Now, let's find the kind of gift that makes her feel small and worthless.

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:59 AM   #4
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yes, perhaps the weakest episode of the entire series
Agree, not so great. I think they're running out of steam.

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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Agree, not so great. I think they're running out of steam.
C'mon folks it ain't a documentary. There isn't enough server space to tell you about the technical inaccuracies of WKRP in Cincinnati, but it made me laugh out load. AS did last night's BBT episode.

Just relax and enjoy the show.

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Any televised representation of any job or industry is always wrong.
Those involved in that particular topic always get up in arms and others never care.
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C'mon folks it ain't a documentary. There isn't enough server space to tell you about the technical inaccuracies of WKRP in Cincinnati, but it made me laugh out load. AS did last night's BBT episode.

Just relax and enjoy the show.
I see you have a low number of posts so let me just warn you now...Welcome to TCF....where the nerds and geeks here want accuracy above laughs.

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:56 AM   #8
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Meh for me. I had the same thought about the series running out of steam. British tv lives by the motto of "leave them wanting more" while American tv milks series until there's not a drop of milk left.

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Did this remind anyone else of the BB episode Fly?

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Old 12-12-2014, 10:16 AM   #10
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Meh for me. I had the same thought about the series running out of steam. British tv lives by the motto of "leave them wanting more" while American tv milks series until there's not a drop of milk left.
Capitalism.

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Old 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #11
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Did this remind anyone else of the BB episode Fly?
Yes. that was my first thought. The shot of the guys down below the pigeon from behind the pipe. Definately BB.

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Capitalism.
When did the Brits abandon capitalism?

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When did the Brits abandon capitalism?
Around 1776.

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Old 12-12-2014, 12:38 PM   #14
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I'm not up in arms about it. It just annoyed me on first pass because it wasn't just a technical detail that was wrong, the whole plot contrivance was wrong. Will have to watch it again and put that knowledge aside for that watching. Hopefully it will get better that way.

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Old 12-12-2014, 12:52 PM   #15
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Heh. I laughed more last night than in several episodes. It was funny. Not running out of steam at all.

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Yeah; the clean room annoyed me as well having worked in one years and years ago.

But I found the episode very funny and touching in terms of Sheldon and Amy.

I loved Brian George's facial expressions and Penny reaching for wine all the time.

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it wasn't just the clean room, but everything with Raj's father was just not funny

and did Sheldon actually make a joke about his uncle the child molester ?

I can handle when they get a few scientific things or job related things wrong, but the story / side stories just weren't good

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Old 12-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #18
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I liked Bernadette singing Christmas carols to Sheldon's annoyance.

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I thought her voice was on the verge of going higher than the human ear could hear in that scene.

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I thought her voice was on the verge of going higher than the human ear could hear in that scene.
OMG, this, so this.

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OMG, this, so this.
And that was funny too.

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Old 12-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #22
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I enjoyed the episode. I immediately had to suspend belief when I saw the "clean room". Plastic strips? yeah, right. But I liked the jokes in it. I also like how they can do the comedy and suddenly have an incredibly sweet and moving scene between Sheldon and Amy, almost totally out of the blue and unexpected, an more moving than you would anticipate. Like when he told her he loves her. I literally did a double-take.

In spite of the bird getting in the clean room, it was pretty darn funny.
Raj: You let him in!
Howard: How come you think I'm the one who let him in?
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I thought her voice was on the verge of going higher than the human ear could hear in that scene.
I seem to remember one episode where Howard mentioned her voice getting so high-pitched it was setting off the neighbors dogs. Then later in the episode, she got high-pitched and you could hear the dogs start barking outside. LOL. She does have a really high voice.

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She does have a really high voice.
Technically, she can _do_ a really high voice.

While it's obviously still recognizable as her, her voice in interviews is *surprisingly* (to me) un-Bernadette-like.

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Of course, nobody is entertaining the thought that what we saw was part of the clean room and the real interface was off camera to the left. Yeah, the plastic strips were kind of dumb but where did they ever say that was the clean door?

I worked in a building that had more than one chamber in its clean "room."

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Of course, nobody is entertaining the thought that what we saw was part of the clean room and the real interface was off camera to the left. Yeah, the plastic strips were kind of dumb but where did they ever say that was the clean door?
That's rather unlikely. If there were a door off camera, then all three (Raj, Howard, and Leonard) would have left it open, along with the loading dock door they mentioned they left open, for the bird to be able to fly in.

It was just a dumb over-simplification of the concept of a clean room, that's all. Like a wise philosopher once said, "Just repeat to yourself 'It's just a show, I should really just relax.'"

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Even without being irked about the inaccuracy of the clean room I thought the clean room part was weak all around. The Sheldon/Amy arc was the only good thing in this episode, and even there more because of when it was sweet than when it was funny. (Though Raj trying to swipe a cookie and interrupting Sheldon's bromide was well done.)

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I thought the bird stuff was hilarious (not the clean room stuff; the bird stuff). I laughed out loud several times.

The thing is, it would have been easy to have all the bird stuff without the clean room element. But I guess they really wanted the clean suits...

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I thought the bird stuff was hilarious (not the clean room stuff; the bird stuff). I laughed out loud several times.
Yes, like "you should have put the slim jim in the bag."

Very funny. The Sheldon loves Amy stuff, while quite sweet, seemed to me so unlike Sheldon that I couldn't believe he was really saying it. Finding a gift that would annoy her, yes, but expressing such loving feelings, no.

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Technically, she can _do_ a really high voice.

While it's obviously still recognizable as her, her voice in interviews is *surprisingly* (to me) un-Bernadette-like.
One recent example:


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That's rather unlikely. If there were a door off camera, then all three (Raj, Howard, and Leonard) would have left it open, along with the loading dock door they mentioned they left open, for the bird to be able to fly in.
Disagree. The plastic strips were clearly not what was keeping the "clean" room clean. There was another door beyond those strips and that's what got left open, allowing the birds to fly inside. While it clearly wasn't remotely accurate to the way a real clean room works, I don't think they were dumb enough to be pretending that the plastic strips were the barrier between the "clean" room and the "dirty" parts beyond.

However, that's not the part the bothered me. What bothered me is that they figured nobody would find out they contaminated the clean room if they could just catch the bird and take it outside, yet their plan to catch the bird involved SPRAYING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THE CLEAN ROOM!!! Seriously? That was their brilliant plan to catch the bird and leave the clean room as if nothing had happened in there?

Also, all the stuff with giving the bird CPR totally lost me because I couldn't understand why they weren't just thrilled that they'd caught the bird, alive or dead, and weren't taking it outside. Why attempt to revive it at all, but even if they did, why attempt to revive it in the clean room where it could then fly away and require them to catch it again?

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