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post #2011 of 2537
I enjoy the show. The arguing on here, not so much. smile.gif
post #2012 of 2537
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Had Wolowitz done the same, he would have been using that talent.

I'm more than willing to admit I'm wrong. But first, someone has to demonstrate it, not simply assert it. tongue.gif

 

You already stated you were wrong... smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

One presumes the characters' lives do not consist only of 22 44-minute segments.

 

Heck, I have known real people (not characters on a TV show) and been shocked at what they could do at times...


Edited by Charles R - 5/14/13 at 3:10pm
post #2013 of 2537
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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg View Post

I enjoy the show. The arguing on here, not so much. smile.gif

Who's arguing? cool.gif
post #2014 of 2537
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

In fact, they haven't.

They showed him displaying the abilities of a professional impressionist, something he has never done before. You may not be aware of this, but Helberg has spent an immense amount of time perfecting those celebrity impressions. Years. Had Wolowitz done the same, he would have been using that talent. Other than incidentally, he hasn't.

I'm more than willing to admit I'm wrong. But first, someone has to demonstrate it, not simply assert it. tongue.gif

That is incorrect. I do a couple mean impersonations of celebrities and I didn't practice that much and I guarantee you, I NEVER use that talent, EVER. It is just not something that comes up that often or in the right situation. And I never tried to do others as I don't really care to learn it/try. He finally got that chance because this is the first time he has ever been the DM in the game and he needed to do it. So he flexed his ability. We don't know what happens in 90% of their lives, to assume he never does it anywhere else or with the group is wrong. You have to suspend disbelief. As has been pointed out, clearly, he can do impersonations, being able to do celebrities is just as easy as what he has done. There is no difference in doing Jar Jar or his wife, then there is in doing a celebrity. They showed his character can do it and has used it in the show. No mysteries. You seem to be hung up on that it was a celebrity (not all of them were, one was an Ogre) and for some magical reason that means he can't do impersonations because they never showed him do a real celebrity, there is no difference in how you do it. I know, because once you know how to impersonate, you can do it. He wasn't perfect, not by far, so he doesn't seem to practice that much, they were really good, but nowhere near someone that practices all the time. All which points to more proof.
post #2015 of 2537
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

That's her real voice.

Of course that's closer to her real voice than the one she uses on the show--that's why I said he was making fun of "Bernadette's" voice, not "Melissa Rauch's"...Melissa's voice isn't funny lol
post #2016 of 2537
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

That is incorrect. I do a couple mean impersonations of celebrities

Yeah? I'll be the judge of that. Let's hear one. tongue.gif

This is getting tired. It was fun when it was a discussion, but it's not worth this kind of emotional investment.
post #2017 of 2537
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

He finally got that chance because this is the first time he has ever been the DM in the game and he needed to do it. So he flexed his ability.
This +1.

In this episode, Sheldon (who has typically shown a penchant for conservatism to the point where he eats at the same seven places every week) was highly reluctant to allow Howard to serve as the DM. Howard is never the DM. Leonard is always the DM. That's just the way it is, and just the way it's always been.

So to Sheldon's surprise, not only is Howard a competent dungeon master, but he comes with impressions, too! A talent hitherto unknown to Sheldon because *gasp* of his reluctance to allow Howard to be the dungeon master.

Frankly, I think it played into the plot of the episode.

Anyone who takes issue with the show not previously alluding to Howard's ability to do celebrity impressions is acting quite like Sheldon and refusing to open their minds to the possibilities that our characters are more than 22 minutes a week.
post #2018 of 2537
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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg View Post

I enjoy the show. The arguing on here, not so much. smile.gif

The opposite's true for me smile.gif

Rather than agreeing to disagree, members write lengthy OT postings (some of which read like "serious" essays) about voice impressions.

How is this not the better comedy? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #2019 of 2537
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Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler View Post

How is this not the better comedy? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Given that each episode is 22 minutes, and there are only around 24 of them per season, we spend more time in this thread discussing the show than we do watching it. I gain more entertainment value out of the thread than I do from actually watching the show!

This answers a long-held question of mine, now that I think about it: Why do people who hate shows stay subscribed and come back every week to talk about how much they hate it? Because they enjoy the thread more than the show they hate!
post #2020 of 2537
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

This answers a long-held question of mine, now that I think about it: Why do people who hate shows stay subscribed and come back every week to talk about how much they hate it? Because they enjoy the thread more than the show they hate!

There is, perhaps, a better answer to the question -- and it's on topic too, since it comes in the form of a joke by Chuck Lorre. I've posted it elsewhere (whenever that question comes up), but for those who haven't read it, here ya go biggrin.gif

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THE JOKE

A hunter goes into the woods hunting for a bear. When he is deep in the woods he feels a tap on his shoulder. He turns to see an enormous grizzly towering above him. Before he can fire, the beast rips the rifle out of his hands and proceeds to sodomize him. Mortified, the hunter retreats to his cabin, arms himself with a double-barrelled shotgun, and races back into the woods to find and kill his furry assailant. But once again, the bear sneaks up behind the hunter, pulls the weapon from his hands and has his lusty way with him. Undeterred, the hunter equips himself with a machine gun and treks back into the woods where he is again ambushed, disarmed and defiled by the bear. Now, apoplectic with moral outrage, the hunter flies to a third world country where he buys a heat-seeking, shoulder-launched, nuclear-tipped rocket from an international arms dealer. Convinced he finally has the upper hand, he returns to the woods, tracks the bear to his lair and patiently waits to vaporize him. And yes, again, the bear surprises, disarms and sexually assaults him. But this time, before the hunter can run off to acquire more lethal armaments, the bear enfolds him in his massive arms and says, 'You don't really come out here to hunt, do ya?
post #2021 of 2537
I would say that the shows I stay subscribed to are the ones that I wanted to like, and was disappointed by. I'm still watching because I'm waiting for it to be great (either again, or for the first time). When I stop caring about a show enough to post about it on the internet is when the showrunners should get worried... because not only have I given up on your show, but I'm no longer watching it, either.

There's a reason Howard Stern is the most listened to broadcaster, and there is a reason Saturday Night Live is still on the air.
post #2022 of 2537
Thread Starter 
Season finale tonight. frown.gif
post #2023 of 2537
Another half Raj episode. At least Lucy dumped him, so I don't have to see her anymore. I was really hoping he was going to do something drastic like go back to India or commit suicide.

I think Leonard going on this expedition has potential, if they play it up for the first couple of episodes next year.
post #2024 of 2537
"Like when you send me to kill spiders in your bathtub." LOL!

I like intelligent humor.
post #2025 of 2537
I've always wished I had neighbors like the people in this show!
post #2026 of 2537
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Originally Posted by TVWatcher2 View Post

I've always wished I had neighbors like the people in this show!
Sure, why not? At 3:00 AM..."Knock, knock knock..TVWatcher2. Knock, knock, knock...TVWatcher2. Knock, knock, knock...TVWatcher2."

I came close enough to the experience during my Freshman year at Northwestern University. I was "lucky" enough to be on the same floor as the guys who were starting the "Six Year Med" program. Genius kids were admitted to medical school out of High School. Two years of advanced undergraduate courses followed by four of med school. Tremendous intellect coupled with very unusual personalities and social skills. Until BBT, the closest media was the movie Real Genius.
Edited by Viventis - 5/17/13 at 5:35am
post #2027 of 2537
I'm glad they didn't go Raj sleeps with Penny way

Now if only we can shut Raj's mouth for a second LOL
post #2028 of 2537
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Another half Raj episode. At least Lucy dumped him, so I don't have to see her anymore. I was really hoping he was going to do something drastic like go back to India or commit suicide.

I think Leonard going on this expedition has potential, if they play it up for the first couple of episodes next year.

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post #2029 of 2537
At least we're finally past the Raj can't talk to women without alcohol premise of the show.
post #2030 of 2537
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Another half Raj episode. At least Lucy dumped him, so I don't have to see her anymore. I was really hoping he was going to do something drastic like go back to India or commit suicide.

I think Leonard going on this expedition has potential, if they play it up for the first couple of episodes next year.
Well Penny can end up sleeping with Raj....
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I'm glad they didn't go Raj sleeps with Penny way

Now if only we can shut Raj's mouth for a second LOL

Still early too tell what they might do.
post #2031 of 2537
Or yet another sleep together but don't have sex episode..
post #2032 of 2537
I, for one, am incredibly disappointed that they had Raj talk to Penny without the use of alcohol. This show has been going on for six seasons, and this is a personality trait that until now, we've never seen from Raj. He has always needed alcohol. Showing us that he can talk to girls without it completely changes the character. Why have they never showed us he had this ability before? It comes out of the blue. They should have shown in the past that he has this ability so that we're not caught off guard when he does it in this episode. I was given no heads up that he had this skill. wink.gifcool.gif

[/sarcasm]
post #2033 of 2537
Actually Raj spoke to Summer Glau on the train when he thought he was drinking alcohol.
post #2034 of 2537
Maybe becuase Raj experienced a real relationship with a woman (no matter how weird), and experienced real heartbreak that he has now gotten past his hangup. The reality of the failure of a relationship was not as bad as what he had assumed. I think all of us at some point get over the fear of speaking with the other sex as soon as we realize the fear of rejection is actually worse than the reality.
post #2035 of 2537
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

I, for one, am incredibly disappointed that they had Raj talk to Penny without the use of alcohol. This show has been going on for six seasons, and this is a personality trait that until now, we've never seen from Raj. He has always needed alcohol. Showing us that he can talk to girls without it completely changes the character. Why have they never showed us he had this ability before? It comes out of the blue. They should have shown in the past that he has this ability so that we're not caught off guard when he does it in this episode. I was given no heads up that he had this skill. wink.gifcool.gif

[/sarcasm]

Sarcasm fails when it's clear you don't understand the thing you're trying to make fun of.

tongue.gif

As for this episode, I thought it was just weak and not very funny. As for Raj, any change is good, I suppose. But the writers may have shot themselves in the foot; if he's going to talk more, he will need more funny things to say, and their track record in that department isn't very good.
post #2036 of 2537
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

I, for one, am incredibly disappointed that they had Raj talk to Penny without the use of alcohol. This show has been going on for six seasons, and this is a personality trait that until now, we've never seen from Raj. He has always needed alcohol. Showing us that he can talk to girls without it completely changes the character. Why have they never showed us he had this ability before? It comes out of the blue. They should have shown in the past that he has this ability so that we're not caught off guard when he does it in this episode. I was given no heads up that he had this skill. wink.gifcool.gif

[/sarcasm]

ROFLMAO !!!! Biting sarcasm at its VERY BEST! But odd that I've never seen that trait from you before.... biggrin.gif
post #2037 of 2537
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Originally Posted by filtor View Post

ROFLMAO !!!! Biting sarcasm at its VERY BEST! But odd that I've never seen that trait from you before.... biggrin.gif
You caught me, I'm a poorly written character in a sitcom trope! If only I had bothered to showcase my sarcasm skills in one of my previous 3000 posts on this forum!!
post #2038 of 2537
I am also glad to see Raj's potential girlfriend gone. The character is just too weird in my view and I also don't care for the actress. She also got on my nerves when on Scrubs.
post #2039 of 2537
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Originally Posted by PMA View Post

The character is just too weird in my view.

It's a good thing there aren't any other weird characters on the show biggrin.gif
post #2040 of 2537
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Originally Posted by PMA View Post

I am also glad to see Raj's potential girlfriend gone. The character is just too weird in my view and I also don't care for the actress. She also got on my nerves when on Scrubs.

WHos to say shes gone for good though? never say never these days...Looks your dislike for the actress made her "weird" wink.gif
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

It's a good thing there aren't any other weird characters on the show biggrin.gif

They are all 100% normal, thats my story and Im sticking to it biggrin.gif
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