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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Patrick Sun, Sep 22, 2008.
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The Codpiece Topology FANTASTIC EPISODE! My second favorite episode. A great episode I laughed non stop all throughout. Loved Sheldon coming in with his mother's package of his Nintendo 64. Then seeing Sheldon on the apartment steps "Playing Super Mario on a poorly coded Ninteno 64 emulator." Then the conversation between Sheldon and Penny about why he doesn't go to the movies(choking on popcorn with no one to give him the Heimlich) or dinner(Somebody touching his food when he goes to the bathroom) by himself. Also a nice little added touch is when every time Sheldon paused his game, they used the real pause sound effect from Nintendo 64 Lots of great back and forth science lingo talk between Sheldon and Leslie. A great ending with Sheldon as Spock at the Renaissance festival
The boys hit it out of the park once again with this episode which was packed wall-to-wall with laugh out loud moments! I can't get enough, they need to do two eps a week instead of one. Fav line is a simple, and juvinile, one from Sheldon... "I have to make pee pee." Sheldon came about as close as he's ever come to being comforting with his "Look on the bright side, only 9 months to Comic con." hehe.
I agree... Another great episode. I would like to see the addition of a "nerd" female to the group dynamic (other than Miss Winkle). Even if it is just for a few episodes. It would be funny to make her sort of un-attractive and yet have the guys fawning over her. This would make Penny confused. She would start to get jealous of her and hilarity ensues. I did get a kick out of hearing Penny try to explain Schrodinger's cat to her boyfriend. LOL Bless her heart, at least she is trying.
The reason for the break-up is classic BBT. Poor Raj at Comicon.
I have'nt seen it yet, but it's a great show, maybe the reason Terminator is flatlining is because of the quality of TBBT. Given the choice I'd take this show's survival over both Chuck and TSCC, even thou I like both
BTW any chance of this coming to Blu Ray, I held off on the DVD because the show is on CBS in Hi Def and looks great, So I think I'll hold out a bit longer
Okay, I just rewatched that scene about the cat. I'm either very tired or missed what the joke was.
It's a referance to an episode last season where Sheldon explained the Cat theory to Penny when giving advice about whether or not to date Leonard. This show looks amazing in HD and was also disappointed that it didn't go to Blu.
The joke was related to the season finale when Leonard was trying to explain to Penny what Schrodinger's cat was. She didn't have a clue. Then in last nights episode, she was overheard trying to explain it to her new boyfriend. Here is a link to what the Schrodinger's Cat experiment is.
Thank-you Hammer and Scott. I remember now. That whole explanation of the cat on Wiki made my head hurt.
I love this show ... Leonard: Sheldon, don't make that noise, it's disrespectful. Sheldon: I should hope so, it was a snort of derision!
Well, you have to know what "Schrödinger's cat" is for there to be a joke - and not everyone does. Basically it is a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in the 1930s to illustrate some of the odder implications of quantum theory. He came up with it during an exchange of letters with Einstein and others. Modern quantum theories are still interpretted and compared based on how they deal with this famous feline. Obviously both the joke and the sweetness of the moment derive from Penny's even trying to explain The Cat to her boyfriend. It shows how much of the guys has rubbed off on her, even if only through osmosis, and also that maybe she's smarter than they (and we) give her credit for. Regards, Joe
I actually never thought of Penny as being dumb, she happens to live across the hall from two geniuses and any average person with average intelligence would seem like Forrest Gump by comparison lol. It was quite the sweet moment to hear her try to explain the theory, though.
Small nitpick: Sheldon mentions that putting "Ye Olde" in front of something doesn't make it period authentic (or thereabouts). He pronounces it "Yee Old". But it's not a letter Y, it's the thorn character. So it would be pronounced "The Old". Hey, if you're going to be hyper-accurate...
But in Sheldon's defense he gave no indication that he didn't know that information, he was merely pointing out that at these festivals they put 'Ye Olde' in front of things which they do. Just because he didn't verbalize the correction doesn't mean he didn't know it, he just didn't say it.
He appeared to be an expert in all things from that period (including how to create linen underpants). So you'd think he'd know better.
But, for the joke to work, he had to say "yee." It succeeded because of its brevity. Elongating it into an expansion on the mispronunciation of the character "Y" would have drawn on the bit longer than it needed to keep the story itself moving forward. For what it is worth.
Second episode was better than the first. I loved it; especially Penny (failing) to explain S's cat to her date. I also like how the romantic tension is handled between Penny & Sheldon. It looks to be a great season
I agree that these two characters are a great pairing as they are becoming friends, or I should say as Penny goes to Sheldon for insights on Leonard.