The Big Bang Theory - “The Plagiarism Schism” - S12E21 - OAD 05/02/2019

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    ScubaCat

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    Good to see Kripke one more time.

    Only one more regular episode next week then the hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory will air May 16.
     
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    Peter000

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    I'm feeling the same way I felt about MASH ending... still enjoying BBT every week and sad to see it go, but it's probably time for the farewell.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Fortunately, TBBT got a worthy successor, albeit with differences.
     
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    waynomo

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    I had a couple of lol moments with this episode.

    Sheldon's you're Asian line (or something like that) for one.
     
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    madscientist

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    This episode did have a few very funny lines. Definitely IMO one of the best of the season.

    Here's what I wonder: is it possible for anything to be divorced from politics these days? During the first lunch when they were saying "every scientific discovery has happened by accident" and "that's the thing about science, everyone gets to have their own opinion" I couldn't decide if they were just saying these two guys specifically were bad at science, or if it was also meta-commentary. In 2019 is it possible to ever have just the former? I'm feeling verklempt... discuss amongst yourselves.
     
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    ScubaCat

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    Are you talking about this exchange?

    Sheldon: Ugh, why is this decision so hard?
    Raj: Maybe because you want to win, but deep down you know it's not the honorable way to do it. Otherwise, you would've done it already.
    Sheldon: That's really wise, but it may just be the Indian accent.​

    I also enjoyed this scene with Barry Kripke.

    Barry: You want proof? I can make some calls.
    Sheldon: You'd do that for us?
    Barry: I really don't want to see that guy win a Nobel. I also don't want to see you win a Nobel. Ooh, this is tricky.
    Amy: I don't know, Barry. It sounds a little sleazy.
    Barry: Well, let me know if you change your mind. Sleazy is where I thrive.
    :)
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I'm not sure that it was political as much as perhaps commentary on the modern-day vogue on science, where every Jane or Joe thinks that he or she can have an "opinion" as to scientific realities despite what the realities reveal. E.g. vaccination.
     
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    TonyD79

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    I just saw it as an illustration of how bad they were at science. A bit deeper a jab at social media “scientists” which really isn’t political in the sense of left and right as there are plenty of “science” nut jobs across the political spectrum.
     
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    alpacaboy

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    Yeah, that's how I saw it too.
    Also, I think it was over-the-top enough so you could feel even the dean having to fight to hold his tongue.
     
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    Sweazy is where I twive. ;)
     
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    Mowe accuwate.
     
  12. Hank

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    If you read the vanity cards at the end, I think that line was totally political, w/r/t things like climate change and anti-vaxxers, i.e. "alternative facts".
     
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    We know where Chuck Lorre stands (just read the vanity card for this episode to understand). I think it's definitely a commentary on how science is looked upon currently.

    Edit: I guess I should have read the thread to the end before commenting! LOL
     
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    I just can't believe how long they have dragged this whole plagiarism plot line, especially when it's their last season. Either way the plot goes, I don't think it would have changed much of their lives.
     
  15. Hank

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    Winning the Nobel Prize wouldn’t change their lives?
     
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    Wouldn't they have to wait like 20 years to actually be awarded the proz?
     
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    I hope that it's very soon that we see Kaley Cuoco in a new show.
     
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    Are they going to move away from their friends? Are they going to continue the research somewhere else? (Sheldon might, but it's not Amy's expertise.)

    Are they going to splurge the prize money? (Remember how Sheldon didn't deposit his paychecks?)
     
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    Though I wonder if she'll be like Jenna Elfman.. one big hit and a whole bunch of flops.. (yes, I know she had at least one successful show BEFORE this, but this was by far her biggest and longest (RIP) hit).
     
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    I hope they just end it with everything being status quo. I remember when "Raymond" ended, Ray Romano and Phil Rosenthal decided that they would make "just another episode" for the finale, and I kind of like that better. I don't need "closure" for a sitcom like this. Remember how badly that worked out with "How I Met Your Mother".
     
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