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The Big Bang Theory [S10 E16 - 02/16/2017] - "The Allowance Evaporation"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by thebigmo, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. thebigmo

    thebigmo Hot Doughnuts Now!!!

    Feb 12, 2005
    Auburn, AL
    For some reason I thought she already knew that basically everyone knew they only have sex once a year? Pretty meh episode overall.
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Geek trivia: The guy who plays Bert the geologist was a writer on Deadpool for several years. (I believe it's just last week that I got the super-deluxe omnibus edition of his entire run.)
  3. ayedee

    ayedee Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    South Florida
    I have given up on Big Bang.
  4. Meinrad

    Meinrad dumdiddydum

    Nov 16, 2001
    Pittsburgh Area
    “I have six children, five of whom are married and self-sufficient. I don’t think I’m the problem.”

    Does Leonard know Priya is married? Did I miss that somewhere. Or is this just typical sitcom laziness?
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    So is Raj living off his Dad's money because he could or because he can't afford his lifestyle? Are scientists like Raj that poorly paid? I would think that someone with a PHD would be making at least upper 5 figures which should be plenty for a single person to live a reasonable lifestyle. That whole situation just seems a bit weird.

    Are they setting this up so Stuart and Raj share an apartment? Maybe finally Raj gets a serious partner too.
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  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Although I've enjoyed the show as a nice distraction, I've been finding the episodes sometimes unsatisfying of late. The show gets to around 20+ minutes and I'm waiting for the show finally to take off at that point, and then it only has a couple of minutes of content left.
  7. sfenton

    sfenton Member TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2004
    Acworth Ga
    If only they were 20 minutes long. My recording failed last night so I looked at the episode on iTunes - 17 minutes. I did not want to pay for that so I watched it on the CBS site.
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Why would he care now that he and Penny are married?
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I thought it was weird as well. Presumably, Raj earns a similar amount to Sheldon and Leonard. But he's very spoiled, so he's not used to living on a budget. He'd have to move to a cheaper building, start paying for his own car, start doing his own cleaning and laundry and shopping, etc. I'm sure he could make it work (as the rest of the gang was trying to explain to him), but he was acting like a spoiled child that doesn't want to give up its toy.

    Hopefully this is the beginning of a change in the Raj character that allows him to get a long-term girlfriend and become less of a wuss.
  10. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    We've had this discussion many times on BBT threads (what haven't we discussed on BBT threads?). They always seem to make all the guys short on money. I realize it's more expensive to live in Cal., but none of them are living in mansions. I hope our scientists are well paid. Maybe they just do it to give us plots us poor people in flyover country can identify with. Or maybe all their money goes to comics and action figures. :)
  11. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    They buy a lot of comic books.
  12. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Remember these guys are not scientists working in the private sector. They're university faculty (professors, adjunct professors, or who knows what--the show is, purposefully I expect, not very precise about this). Sheldon and Leonard were roomates to save money. They do spend a lot on comic books, games, and take-out, but Raj is the only one who lives alone, has a pet (can be expensive), pays a cleaning person, etc. He also seems to spend more on his wardrobe :). And, both Penny and Bernadette are making more money than their husbands now (Amy is also faculty at the university).
  13. midas

    midas I heard that

    Jun 1, 2000
    I think the payoff should have been after Sheldon did his speech we found out that Bert was actually the only one that knew.
  14. cannonz

    cannonz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    They should just put Raj out of our misery, have them wonder were he has been go by his apartment see him swinging from a rafter.
  15. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    Tooooomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow,
    You're always a day aaaaawaaaaaay.
  16. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Leonard also mentioned last year (on Wil Wheaton's podcast, IIRC) that he still had outstanding student loans.

    Sheldon probably got scholarships that paid a lot of (if not all) of his college expenses and he's needed a roommate for reasons in addition to financial.

    We know Howard lived with his mother which probably cut down on his expenses a fair amount.
  17. midas

    midas I heard that

    Jun 1, 2000
    Remember that Sheldon had all those uncashed checks in his desk because the things he wants to buy haven't been invented yet.
  18. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I didn't "remember" that but actually saw that episode yesterday while channel surfing. Was gonna post the same until I saw your post. Man you have good memory!
  19. rgr

    rgr Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Deadpool? I was curious and looked up Brian Posehn in imdb and couldn't find a reference. Or am I misunderstanding an industry reference?
  20. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Comic, not movie

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