The Big Bang Theory - The Adhesive Duck Deficiency - 11/16/09

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  1. Billyh1026

    Billyh1026 Randal Graves

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    "Episodes of sub-psychotic rage." "Ass!" "Possible Tourette's."
    "I have a series of whimsical duck stickers on the floor of my tub."

    Bwaaaaahahahahaha this ep cracked me up!! Howard's story telling rock scene was the only thing not funny in the entire show!!
     
  2. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    I thought something that would make one scene funny was after they found the brisket, and Howard was saying something like "I feel like something we're forgetting..." (the meteor shower behind them).. instead of saying "she also packed potatoes and carrots(?)" (which, by the way doesn't make any sense, since the brisket itself was a care-package surprise, how could Howard forget it??) -- but alternatively saying "I feel like there's something we're forgetting... THAT THIS ISN'T BRISKET -- IT'S <insert gross stuff Howard would have in his bag for some strange reason>"
     
  3. MickeS

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    Yeah, watching people play drunk or high is usually not very funny, and this was no exception.

    But the rest of it was great, IMO. :)
     
  4. MickeS

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    You do understand that what they really were forgetting was indeed to watch the meteor shower, but that they couldn't hold that train of thought and instead focused on the other food? What you're suggesting wouldn't have made any sense.

    You're seriously nitpicking this way too much...
     
  5. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    Yeah. Plus, it's funny that Howard's mom puts an "I love you" brisket in his backpack.
     
  6. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Do you really think I'm that stupid as to NOT get what they were talking about? I even mentioned it in parentheses in my post above. What I'm saying does make sense, because once they are eating what they incorrectly thought was brisket, it would dawn on them that it perhaps isn't brisket, at exactly the same time Howard realizes it. It would also be obvious with the meteor shower going on behind them that they are forgetting that, as well.

    And my post wasn't a nitpick -- it was a suggestion of an easy way to make the scene make more sense and be funny. (or funnier, depending on your POV). And if I'm nitpicking, your nitpicking by responding to it.
     
  7. 5thcrewman

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    Too realistic from what I've seen.
     
  8. hapdrastic

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    I must disagree with this. I think about half of what they showed was realistic (the giggling and the philosophizing, and even the ravenous eating, to some extent), but the rest was blown way out of proportion - to the point where it looked it like it was written by someone who had never been high or seen people high.

    Then again, it's a comedy so it didn't really bother me all that much, and I thought the rest was great! Plus, Raj's American accent was fantastic.
     
  9. MickeS

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    I know you got the part about the meteor shower (which is why I put "indeed" in the sentence about it), but the joke was that they lost their train of thought and instead looked at the food. Your "joke" was that they kept their train of thought and remembered that the food was something else (why they wouldn't have known that right away is beyond me). You apparently missed that the point of the joke wasn't about the food, but about them being high. Or it just wasn't the joke you wanted.
     
  10. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

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    From his comments, some of which I read, most of which I didn't, I'd say he hates the show and comes here to share his hatred of it. In my book, that make him a troll, intentionally or otherwise. Normally, if a person can't find any redeeming qualities in a show, they quit watching it. Just a suggestion.
     
  11. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    I don't hate the show, and I'm not a troll. I keep watching it. I really *want* it to be better. I think they really can do better. But every episode, I'm let down. I'd like to see the writers from Sports Night, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Six Feet Under give writing this a shot. I like the characters and the premise, it's just the writing that lets me down every week. I'll continue watching, as I am optimistic.
     
  12. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    You spelled "a masochist" wrong. ;)
     
  13. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

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    OK, so I have been trying to figure out how an intended tattoo of "courage" could wind up being "soup." Soup is &#27748; and is pronounced "t&#257;ng." The most common characters for courage might be &#21191; (y&#466;ng) or &#32966; (d&#462;n), both of which look and sound nothing like Mandarin Chinese for soup.

    However, the situation can be saved. The idiom &#28009;&#28009;&#27748;&#27748; (h&#224;oh&#224;o sh&#257;ngsh&#257;ng) uses the character for "soup" but has a different meaning and pronunciation. The idiom means "to go forward with great strength and vigor." Now someone just has to get access to Penny's rear end to add three more characters.

    (BTW, Kaley Cuoco in real life has the character &#20449; on her lower back, which we've seen a couple of times in Season 1. This character can mean "faith," "confidence," "trust," or "believe." However, it can also mean "letter" or "mail," which is probably how Sheldon would read it.)
     
  14. zuko3984

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    You would think if someone didn't enjoy a show they would stop watching. But I've discovered there are a good amount of people who continue to watch shows they don't enjoy. I don't really understand it and have asked the question why they continue watching shows they obviously don't enjoy anymore if they ever did enjoy at all but have never really received a logical answer.
     
  15. busyba

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    I think you're missing the obvious explanation.

    The tattoo artist just told her it meant "courage", but it really meant "soup", and it's not because the similarity led the artist to making a mistake, he just didn't care what the symbols he was using actually meant.

    When I was in college, a friend of mine who was Chinese would always get a big kick out of messing with drunk girls' heads at frat parties by telling them their chinese symbol tattoos meant something completely different from what they really meant.

    "Ummmmm... why does it say 'stupid tourist' in Chinese on your shoulder?" :D
     
  16. Hunter Green

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    Thanks, I had been wondering if it was going to turn out there was a similarity in the characters or not. I was surprised we'd gotten this far without anyone posting a detailed analysis!
     
  17. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    And then there's the even more obvious explanation:

    In a previous season, Sheldon had Howard teach him Mandarin so that he could complain about, what he believed to be orange chicken being sold as tangerine chicken.

    Based on the subtitles at the end of that episode, Sheldon was loudly complaining to the Chinese restaurant owner in total Mandarin gibberish! So, either Howard hadn't taught him properly or Sheldon didn't learn it properly.

    So, it's been established that Sheldon thinks he knows Mandarin, but his Mandarin is gibberish!
     
  18. 6079 Smith W

    6079 Smith W Minister of Truth

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    Good lord, you'd think that this was a 30 minute airing of the Zapruder film the way folks are trying to analyze this show.
     
  19. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    You've never visited any "Lost" threads, huh?
     
  20. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I agree with this analysis, but I also appreciate the comments by TIVOSciolist and Fish Man. :up:

    Jan
     

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