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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

So does Lucy really design porn sites? I wasn't sure if she made up the autocorrect when she saw Raj's shocked look.

Edited by mansonlamps, Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:26 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

I love, love, love Lucy (see what I did there ?) and Raj - such a sweet, awkward, absurd-but-endearing date, ended too soon by a dying phone battery. I'm crossing my fingers that they break the ice and eventually can settle in together as a couple - she'd make a great 4th to the girls


ITA. While it would be nice if Raj had a normal girlfriend, given the six years we have watched him unable to be normal, it seems fitting to me that they found him someone just as vulnerable as he is. And Kate Micucci is so good at awkward body language she can overdo it, but so far so good. And I can totally see her with the other girls. (She designs prom, not porn, websites)

Agree that ferocious Bernadette is hilarious. She is so tiny, so cute, with a Minnie Mouse voice. So when she goes all badass it is hilarious. If they find new ways to pull it out (like Sheldon's knock) they could use it a lot! "Do you want me to get angry? You won't like it if I get angry!"

Edited by Midru, Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:04 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

So does Lucy really design porn sites? I wasn't sure if she made up the autocorrect when she saw Raj's shocked look.

I'm sure she meant prom sites, like she said.

Then Amy was laying on Sheldon's couch saying all the princess needs is a kiss to wake up, while sheldon is at his computer, facing away, and lets Amy know he has no interest in kissing her.

I agree with Helena Dax that Sheldon wasn't aware that Amy was hinting for a kiss. His "I heard you the first time" was a simple statement of fact. He was preoccupied with his computer or whatever.

I read a review (at AV Club, I think) where the writer said that once Howard was bumped by the student in the hallway, he, Leonard, and Sheldon all reverted to their middle school personas of being the outsider geeks. I didn't see that turning point, so I wish it had been more clearly delineated. I think this ep would have played stronger to me if we'd seen the three guys in the apartment be more intellectual and confident, maybe even continuing that as they walked thru the hallways. Then when they're actually facing all those tweens and teens, they suddenly become intimidated and forget how to be adult men. I don't know. I guess that's how they are all the time.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:50 PM

Sheldon's afraid of Goofy. He's fine with Pluto

Thanks for the correction SnowFox! :)
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 1:05 PM

When Howard whispered, "Please be Cinderella, please be Cinderella," I awwed because I took it to mean that's why Bernie had been ready to fight for her.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 1:36 PM

Of course they wouldn't waste a big moment like that on the end scene, which my DVR cuts off half the time, so i was okay with it.


Argh this is so frustrating because it never ever used to run over the recording time. Never. But all of a sudden last fall if I don't remember to extend the time I miss the end tag and title card. Stupid CBS.

Kinda dilutes the message of Female Science Power when the two scientists are giving the lecture while wearing princess dresses and playing hooky, heh.

I was CRINGING when Leonard was talking in class.

Why did Raj have to say "I love sports?" Was he being serious to her? That bothered me because if he can't even be genuine by TEXT, this relationship has no hope.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 1:39 PM

Would have been hilarious to see Penny with a beer in her hand in the Sleeping Beauty costume, but Disney probably wouldn't go anywhere near that. Hence the popcorn.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 2:27 PM

I'm a little surprised that CBS okayed an episode that so prominently featured their rival Disney. A princess makeover episode sounds like something an ABC sitcom would be contractually mandated to do.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 2:42 PM

Argh this is so frustrating because it never ever used to run over the recording time. Never. But all of a sudden last fall if I don't remember to extend the time I miss the end tag and title card. Stupid CBS.

I don't know that it's CBS's fault if the producers deliver an episode that's a little long. I've seen the same thing happen with shows on other networks. I once saw TBS start a show a little early instead, but that would kill the setup for the opening scene on TBBT if CBS did that.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 3:16 PM

I didn't know about the Disney Princess make-over, I will definitely remember that when I take my daughters there next year. I saw that adults can get the make-over, but only kids can get the costumes.

I was so waiting for Amy and Berny to be Skyped in while in their princess make-overs. Also pretty funny that Leonard and Howard obviously had sexual fantasies about princesses.

Sheldon is right that you have to encourage girls when they are young to get into science. But it has to continue at the university level too. Lawschools have had 50% or more females graduating for over 20 years, but that still hasn't worked its way up to law firm equity partnerships being anywhere close to 50% female.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 3:20 PM

I cringed while watching Raj's date. I just don't see the entertainment factor of this relationship. Two painfully awkward people, one of which can't even speak, is probably not going to offer much good dialogue. These people are in their 30s. I'd like to see them act older than 12.

Agreed. While I appreciated the sweetness of Raj's attempts to connect with Lucy, these two painfully damaged people are in need of clinical intervention. Raj in particular. Is Lucy even aware that Raj can't speak to her unless he's liquored up? How the heck is this the platform for a healthy relationship?

But please, please, BBT writers - can Amy FF get just ONE break here ? She's done just about everything short of a lap dance for Sheldon, but she's not getting any lovin'. Maybe her taking a quick spin with Stuart or Kripke would make him realize that she's just THE girl for him, maybe the only one in existence. He can fill a white board with physics equations and flow charts that lead to entropy in his life if Amy isn't part of it, and make a logical conclusion that they belong together. Then maybe he'd actually give her real hug.

Preach it, sister. It's time for Sheldon (Mr. Socially-accepted convention) Cooper to put on his big-boy pants and realize that most women expect physical intimacy as part of a mutually fulfilling relationship. At this point, Amy shouldn't have to beg. If Sheldon cares as much for her as he often appears to, he needs to grow up -- and grow a pair -- and give Amy some lovin. He might be surprised to learn he actually enjoys it, heh. All three ladies looked so pretty in their Disney makeovers (even though TPTB had to once again resort to "slut/loser Penny") that it's a damn shame Amy was the only one not to have her bones jumped by her man.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 4:25 PM

Since this show occasionally does dream sequences, maybe they could have Amy and/or Sheldon dreaming about getting to the next level in their relationship.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 4:38 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Penny and Amy came out the winners of that little argument! Cinderella is my least favorite princess.


Really? At least Cinderella's somewhat proactive in her story. All Snow White and Sleeping Beauty do in their stories is fall asleep (after doing stupid things--accepting an apple from a stranger and pricking her damn finger on a spinning wheel). I thought Cinderella was the obvious choice and wasn't surprised they were fighting over her.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 4:49 PM

I don't think Penny was a "slut." She was a sexually experienced person. And I do think that a male character wouldn't be characterized with that word.

I loved Sheldon in this episode. His intelligent assessment of how to actually encourage girls to pursue science careers (get 'em hooked in middle school), his non-pandering to the girls when he was speaking to them, and his enlisting of the actual "brilliant" women scientists he knew to encourage them speaks to a maturity and thoughtfulness that the others didn't show. And the Sheldon we know wouldn't be at all turned on by his girlfriend in a princess costume. The only costume that seemed to have any effect on him was the Star Trek costume that Amy wore once when she was giving him a medical exam. She should try that again, maybe...

The only thing that didn't work for me was the joke about him taking on a big-boobed, hot character in the Xbox game. That didn't seem in character to me. 'Course, I don't play video games. Do guys often take female avatars when they play?

Edited by InfraRed, Mar 8, 2013 @ 4:50 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 4:52 PM

At least Cinderella's somewhat proactive in her story.


Really? It's been a while but I seem to recall that the mice do most of the heavy lifting. The "classic" Princesses (Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora) are all pretty vacuous really. If I were getting a makeover I'd go for Belle or Mulan.

Is Mulan even considered a Disney Princess? She was totally the best. I love that movie.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:00 PM

I did like though that they were talking about women becoming scientists as there was a plot that revolved around, who I find to be, the biggest disservice to developing female minds, the Disney Princesses. Though I am probably giving Lorre too much credit by assuming that's intentional.


This is a great point. I highly doubt Lorre is that advanced to put forth that idea, though. The Disney “princess” garbage is ridiculous and I wish they would have stressed that. Instead Lorre shows grown-ass women obsessed about who gets to be what princess. Sigh.

At least Cinderella's somewhat proactive in her story.


In the Disney version she literally does nothing to improve her lot in life – others do it for her (the mice, the fairy godmother, the prince). ETA: Or what dusang said a few minutes before I posted. :)

Edited by CleoCaesar, Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:01 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:10 PM

Is Mulan even considered a Disney Princess? She was totally the best. I love that movie.


I believe she is part of the Disney Princess line up, although she strictly speaking isn't royalty (nor married to royalty). She's my favorite too.

I think they nicely contrasted the Disney Princesses with the female scientist theme.
And honestly, I don't think watching Disney princess movies mean that young girls imemdiately want to live the rest of their lives waiting for a prince to rescue them. They're cute movies and we tend to look back at them with nostalgia but I honestly doubt they have that much influence. They also have to be seen in a context, Cinderella and Snow White are over fifty years old at this point and Sleeping Beauty is also one of the older Disney movies.

Good episode, even though Amy's continued pining for Sheldon annoys me. Either have Sheldon return her affections (blech) or have them find another arrangement (now that would be actually innovative for a TV show) but this neverending joke needs to end.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:11 PM

Would have been hilarious to see Penny with a beer in her hand in the Sleeping Beauty costume, but Disney probably wouldn't go anywhere near that. Hence the popcorn.


AT WDW (as opposed to Disneyland) you can drink in certain parks (only one establishment sells alcohol in the Magic Kingdom, though). In fact at Epcot everyone's pretty aggressive in their drinking (and there are princesses to be had, as well). Given how much all three girls enjoy tying one on, I can't imagine a better place for them, actually

Really? It's been a while but I seem to recall that the mice do most of the heavy lifting. The "classic" Princesses (Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora) are all pretty vacuous really. If I were getting a makeover I'd go for Belle or Mulan.

Is Mulan even considered a Disney Princess? She was totally the best. I love that movie.


Mulan is most assuredly considered a Disney Princess (and completely awesome). Also far less passive are Pochahantas, Tiana, Jasmine and Rapunzel. And yes, Cinderella is an annoying little simp. When Lady Tremaine locks her in the tower, she's downright pathetic.

To be fair, most of this is more the time the movies were made than anything else (it's also why newer princesses are less dweeby)---but along those lines it's kinda weird that they choose the three least feminist princesses. And Sleeping Beauty is a bigger deal at Disneyland than Cinderella is, so now REALLY not sure why she was sloppy seconds.

I found the Disney Princess thing easily the cutest part of the show----more of that, less weirdness at the junior high, please.

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I think they nicely contrasted the Disney Princesses with the female scientist theme.
And honestly, I don't think watching Disney princess movies mean that young girls imemdiately want to live the rest of their lives waiting for a prince to rescue them. They're cute movies and we tend to look back at them with nostalgia but I honestly doubt they have that much influence. They also have to be seen in a context, Cinderella and Snow White are over fifty years old at this point and Sleeping Beauty is also one of the older Disney movies.


You beat me to it! And yeah, my daughter was permitted to fully indulge her Sleeping Beauty preference when little. While she still loves pink (and dresses), she's SUPER assertive and has some very "masculine" traits. Has absolutely zero bearing.

BTW, the movies are even older than that - Sleeping Beauty is 53 years old, Cinderella is 62 and Snow White is 75!!!!

Edited by zumpie, Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:18 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:27 PM

The only thing that didn't work for me was the joke about him taking on a big-boobed, hot character in the Xbox game. That didn't seem in character to me. 'Course, I don't play video games. Do guys often take female avatars when they play?


I could see Sheldon picking a female character for other reasons, like she has good attack power ect, without even caring that she's a female avatar.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:27 PM

The only part of the episode I really enjoyed was at the end. I don't know why Howard galloping was so funny but I cracked up. Sheldon's answer to Amy cracked me up too. I think it was the way Parsons delivered the line.

but I cringed while watching Raj's date. I just don't see the entertainment factor of this relationship.

Can I come sit with you? This looks like the lonely side of the room. It just wasn't fun for me watching two dysfunctional people on a texting date.

Sheldon better step-up his game (or maybe his ignorance is a challenge to Amy!)

That's a really good point. I've never thought of that before. I'd rather think of Amy as stubborn than horny and desperate.

I thought the segment with the guys at the middle school was so so boring. I thought it was Galecki bringing things down but I didn't think Sheldon or Howard were funny/entertaining either.

Edited by WickedTuna, Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:33 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:32 PM

I did like Sheldon's introduction. "Hello female children..."
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:36 PM

In the Disney version she literally does nothing to improve her lot in life others do it for her


Eh, I guess I was thinking going to the ball was at least doing something (as opposed to Snow White and Aurora, who I can't recall doing anything at all in their stories), and in the end when the stepmother breaks the slipper, Cinderella's the one who pulls out the remaining one to prove who she is, so she at least plays some role in her happy ending. Whereas all Snow White and Sleeping Beauty bring to the table is being comatose until the man comes to save them. But yeah, they're all drips. I guess I just don't see the others as being any better.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 6:14 PM

Eh, I guess I was thinking going to the ball was at least doing something (as opposed to Snow White and Aurora, who I can't recall doing anything at all in their stories),


Well Snow White does spend an inordinate amount of time (seriously, it's like the longest musical number EVER) on handwashing and its joys and why the dwarves must do it. Maybe Amy thought if she WAS Snow White, she'd learn something new about OCD!
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 6:25 PM

For all the people with DVR's cutting-off the end of the show: Just program it to record for an hour. Or jump on cbs.com for the full episode. On the CBS site, you can skip-jump to the end of the show (after waiting for all the commercials to play).

I'm crossing my fingers that they break the ice and eventually can settle in together as a couple - she'd make a great 4th to the girls, and Raj can finally (!) be happy.


I can't picture Lucy hanging out with any of the gals. Even Amy seems cooler than Lucy and might shun Lucy or be domineering. Penny won't know what to make of Lucy. If anything, I can see Lucy hanging out more with Howard, Leonard, and the comic book gang. Lucy might be someone who prefers guy friends rather than female bffs.

After watching last night's episode, I now believe that Lucy and Raj will continue their dysfunctional relationship off-and-on, but not get married. TBBT can only take this storyline so far. If they both overcome their phobias, then they lose their quirkiness. I see more social awkwardness plots ahead for this pair.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 6:33 PM

The only thing that didn't work for me was the joke about him taking on a big-boobed, hot character in the Xbox game. That didn't seem in character to me. 'Course, I don't play video games. Do guys often take female avatars when they play?

I see guys picking hot girls and girls picking hot guys all the time. They aren't trying to identify with the character but have something nice to look at.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 6:44 PM

I see guys picking hot girls and girls picking hot guys all the time. They aren't trying to identify with the character but have something nice to look at.

But does that sound like Sheldon? Picking a hot girl because he wants to look at her?

Still seems out of character for me.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 7:14 PM

But does that sound like Sheldon? Picking a hot girl because he wants to look at her?

For Sheldon, it would be a matter of variety, not playing the same character every time (although probably the same one for a given day of the week).

To be fair, most of this is more the time the movies were made than anything else

Additionally, Disney was just adapting what the Brothers Grimm wrote circa a century before based on folk tales. Trying to update old stories can be tricky and with a hand-drawn feature film, expensive to fix if you accidentally create any plot issues.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 7:18 PM

Is Lucy even aware that Raj can't speak to her unless he's liquored up?

Yes, he told her when she came over to apologize for leaving the restaurant.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

I was so waiting for Amy and Berny to be Skyped in while in their princess make-overs.


Thought that was going to happen too! Not sure how the girls in the classroom would have reacted to that.
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Posted Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:41 PM

Might've been nice to see the girliest of girly-girls indulging their uber-feminine sides while not having it affect their brilliance or their accomplishments one whit. Although I wish they'd done less of a trite retread of "You can be anything you want!" and instead gone on a more personal note explaining the things that guided them towards wanting to explore science or what they'd personally accomplished in their respective fields and what those accomplishments mean for the scientific community at large. More inspiring than simply saying "I'm a scientist, and you can be too!"

One nitpick--isn't it Mayim Bialik who's a neuroscientist and Amy who's a neurobiologist? Yet Amy called herself a neuroscientist on the phone.
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