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I have not seen the current episodes, we wait until they are on disc and then buy them....but I would be interested in seeing how they all do handling kids in their lives......especially Sheldon. It would keep me interest for a few more years. Think about it, Sheldon with a kid that isnt really smart, but popular....or Penny with a little Sheldon like kid. THERE is some parenting nightmares on the horizon. LOL
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It would be a sitcom about a Texas family with a weird genius kid, a religious mom, an alcoholic dad, and a couple of teen siblings, set in the early 90s. It seems viable to me, depending on the casting.

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As much as I thought some of the lines last night were pretty funny. The whole notion that Sheldon would try to seduce Amy to have a baby and her refusing to cooperate is the complete opposite for both characters since the show began. I know they're trying to change Sheldon, make him a bit more mature. I guess both basically swapping roles was supposed to be part of the joke. But that was over the top IMO.
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I actually started tuning out and started browsing on my computer during last nights episode. If there is a winter break, I may not even pick it up when it comes back on.
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As much as I thought some of the lines last night were pretty funny. The whole notion that Sheldon would try to seduce Amy to have a baby and her refusing to cooperate is the complete opposite for both characters since the show began. I know they're trying to change Sheldon, make him a bit more mature. I guess both basically swapping roles was supposed to be part of the joke. But that was over the top IMO.
I feel for people trying to make a show when half the viewers want change and growth from the characters while others want everything to be like it always was.

Sheldon's belief that he would produce superior offspring is a long-established part of his character. Now he has proof, he thinks, that Amy is indeed the proper partner to create that offspring. His willingness to employ the tropes of popular culture in pursuit of goals is also established. I didn't see the resultant comedy bit as violating established characterization.

Whether it was actually funny is a different question.
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rd is correct. In one of the first Amy episodes, they were going to "gift" mankind with their offspring until Penny talked Sheldon out of it.


Now Raj is trying to date the cleaning lady. Just send him back to India.

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Raj and the cleaning lady is fine... but what was disappointing was having Raj be embarrassed to admit he was dating (or wanted to date) the cleaning lady. She should have been quite a bit more pissed off than she was about that. Raj shoots himself in the foot quite often, but usually not in this kind of manner where he comes off like an ass.

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As much as I thought some of the lines last night were pretty funny. The whole notion that Sheldon would try to seduce Amy to have a baby and her refusing to cooperate is the complete opposite for both characters since the show began. I know they're trying to change Sheldon, make him a bit more mature. I guess both basically swapping roles was supposed to be part of the joke. But that was over the top IMO.
I saw it differently. I think it went right with Sheldon's desires and what they have shown since the series started. When he realizes he could potentially create the next step in human evolution because his kid would be so advanced and perfect that he would do ANYTHING to get that kid created. He would never have sex for sex, but to create the next step in humans he would be all over that.

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I rather liked this week's episode...not great, but funny nonetheless.

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I rather liked this week's episode...not great, but funny nonetheless.
I thought Raj was rather funny (which is usually NOT the case for me). But hiding the cleaning lady was kind of weird/awkward and didn't make sense to me, but he did have me laughing a lout during this one.
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I didn't find anything funny about the latest episode. I didn't even chuckle during this one. Felt more like they were just telling stories and not comedy. Disappointed.

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I thought Raj was rather funny (which is usually NOT the case for me). But hiding the cleaning lady was kind of weird/awkward and didn't make sense to me, but he did have me laughing a lout during this one.
He was hiding her because he was afraid his friends would think less of him by "dating" a cleaning lady. I know it's cliche, but Raj's family is rich which makes it ironic.
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He was hiding her because he was afraid his friends would think less of him by "dating" a cleaning lady. I know it's cliche, but Raj's family is rich which makes it ironic.
That doesn't make it ironic, it makes it logical that Raj acted how he did. Especially when you consider the caste system.
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That doesn't make it ironic, it makes it logical that Raj acted how he did. Especially when you consider the caste system.
Agreed. It's somewhat looked down in the US, but very much so in a country like India.
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IF the story was Raj hiding her from his family... that would have made more sense. I could see him being nervous about that... because of his family being rich, and the caste system.

But hiding her from his friends makes zero sense. It's not like he has been dating rich/affluent girls anyway... and Penny was a waitress and nobody had issues with her being accepted into the group. Raj himself was so inept for the first several years of the show too, he should be happy to be able to have relationships...

That's why it made no sense to me, and kind of made him seem like an ass. Being scared of how his family might react would be one thing... that could be plausible and wouldn't reflect as poorly on Raj as it does being ashamed to tell his friends.

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It felt like a throwback to the comedy of the 80s.

or

It was a subtle statement about how the BBT gang has exhibited no social or political consciousness whatsoever, and how utterly unconnected they are to the real world.

or

Raj is an ass, and the show is getting ready to throw him under the bus.

In any case, I found the whole premise... deplorable.
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