The Big Bang Theory [01/09/2014] - "The Occupation Recalibration"

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  1. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

    Jun 26, 2003
    N.E. GA


    Bernadette is so fun. I knew she was going back for that comic book. She could not allow the precedent of Howard being right about something! :D

    Jessie: You're back.
    Bernadette: Yes I am. There are a few more things I want to say to you. Stuart's store is just fine, and he's a much nicer person than you are, and if you still have that comic I'd like to buy it right now.
    Jessie: No problem. You want a latte while you wait?
    Bernadette: No I don't want a latte. I want a cappuccino and a blueberry scone.
    Jessie: I only have chocolate chip.
    Bernadette: Well that sounds even better.​
  2. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Definitely a lot less of a downer episode than last week.

    I don't get Penny and Leonard's friction over her life changes. Yeah, Leonard's more pragmatic about the whole situation. He can't emotionally support her at the same time as he points out that he thinks it's a giant risk and that he thinks it might be a mistake? I think it's good to have one in a relationship be more of a risk-taker and a dreamer, and the other be more grounded, logical, and pragmatic. She should be thankful to have someone to provide a "splash of cold water to the face," sort of speak.

    It seems like they're using this season as bit of a way to reinvent the show. First, they dropped Raj's inability to speak to women (well, it happened in the season finale of last season, but it really only took effect this season), and they're advancing Sheldon's relationship little-by-little. Now, they're changing Penny's career, and it looks like they may be setting Stuart up for something with this new comic book shop.
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I think Leonard's big mistake is the classic guy error of telling her what she should do instead of just listening.
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    This. And I won't say more :D
  5. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001


    Penny has always lived hand to mouth as it is. Wonder if they are going to have Leonard supporting her or if she is going to move in with him.
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought of this. I wonder if that's part of Leonard's insecurity about her taking the risk. He's not sure if he wants to take on the burden of supporting her financially. Or am I over thinking a sitcom? :D
  7. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Yeah, clearly they're going to have L+P move in together.

    Sheldon will still be across the hall, and perhaps Stuart will move in to become more of the group. Or maybe Raj. But Raj won't put up with Sheldon's crap, so maybe that's a good thing.

    I really hate that they used Brian Posehn for the new odd guy character. I just can't get his role in the Sarah Silverman show out of my head, as a perverted, slobby, gay, stoner out of my mind. He's *not* a geeky, straight, scientist. :)
  8. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    I agree, but the dreamer doesn't generally like the cold water. See Amy/Matt on Little People Big World.
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I've seen him play this type of character before (I can't recall exactly where, but I know I have seen it :) ), so for me he fits the part. I only occasionally watch the Sarah Silverman show, so I kind of forgot the part he played on it (but I do remember him being in the cast).
  10. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Just Shoot Me! is what I think of him as being from.

    We had just watched the latest episode of New Girl before BBT and he was on it too. A stoner biology teacher.
  11. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa
    How about a heavy metal singer?

    I can't figure out who to embed a YouTube video


  12. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Sheldon: "You're going to need a straw"
  13. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I enjoyed the episode and especially Amy and her new admirer. I did find it interesting/not believable that Howard and Raj would just stop in to see her at work. Have they done that before?

    I didn't like Bernadette going back for the comic. I think she should have been loyal to Stuart, had him get her a copy and told Howard about it and buttered him up with sex. Better than giving money that the snot. Have we seen that comic store before? It seems familiar.
  14. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    AFF now works at the same U as the guys, so I'm not surprised they would stop in to see her.
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    When did that happen? I don't remember that.

    Edit: "The Workplace Proximity," October 17, 2013. Amy accepts an invitation to consult on an experiment at CalTech for a few months. So - not permanently at CalTech, but temporarily.
  16. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

    Feb 20, 2011
    Denver ish...
    By far the funniest line.

    I enjoy Sheldon and Pennys' relationship more than any others on the show.

    I loved Sheldons' impersonation of a dog. I know it is not unique, but it still cracked me up.

    Sheldon certainly should have won the Peoples' Choice Award. He really is the best actor in the bunch and one of the best on TV.

    Generally I don't appreciate Bernadette or her gravelly voice, but liked her voice and comments, especially at the end.

    When Penny said that she quit her job I thought she might suggest that Leonard move in to support her financially. If Penny didn't have any self respect, Sheldon offered his 46 uncashed paychecks as a loan.

    I think she should have discussed her quitting not because she had to, but because they are a couple and if she explored the topic with Leonard he might have suggested him moving with her.

    I love BBT but I happened to watch a old Seinfeld show and was surprised at how much better a series Seinfeld is. There is a lot less predictability and treading on new topics with Seinfeld. But maybe all the topics have been explored now.

    I really enjoyed the first part of the Peoples Choice Awards with all the stars coming into the Broke Girls restaurant.

    I must not watch as much TV as you guys, as I don't think I have ever seen Brian Posehn before.

    I think AFF should have gone to the rock show. It isn't like she is married to Sheldon or even dating in my book. I do think she feels like she is 'dating' Sheldon though. She is crazy about him. What girl wouldn't be, especially after Sheldon nursed her back to health with chest rubs and sitz baths!
  17. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It was a a copy of "The Dark Knight Returns".
    She had to replace it.

    The second store reminded me of the original Golden Apple Comic Book Store in Hollywood.
    (The new location isn't as good.)

    Well, except for the lattes and scones.
  18. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    Which could fetch a price of $100+, which would have made a funny thing for Bernadette to find out.

  19. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    I actually liked that it wasn't just some random comic, but one that would be significant if it were damaged.
  20. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    because Leonard is *****

    I can't stand him

    he comes into Penny's apartment
    "please don't leave me"

    ugh, grow a pair, Leonard

    then when Penny says she's not going to leave he says "mind if I cry?"

    he cries, he begs, he worries, he freaking walks on egg shells
    he's so scared to do anything wrong or say anything wrong
    that's what causes the friction

    the only time I really liked him was when they went out after breaking up and he told her he hated the movies she picked out and the only reason he went to those movies was so he could have sex with her

    I really hope his character freaking matures
    after all this time in a relationship he should grow up

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