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Post  Mini on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:25 pm

I absolutely love Big Bang Theory. When everything fails me and I am in a bad mood, I know if I watch any episode of BBT the world becomes much more bearable place. At times, I swear watching BBT, can even make M fade away a little into the background.

However, I have recently found to my great surprise that some other humans (or perhaps they are only some planted aliens) do not seem to share my enthusiasm about those lovable characters whom I let so willingly into my home whenever they choose to visit.

So how about other people here?
Do you think that my liking the show so much could have been caused by the changes to the brain, resulting from living with M?
Or,  perhsaps someone can  supply me with any other explanation for the fact that I absolutely adore each and every one of characters (yes, yes even Sheldon. Ha, ha. Bazinga!).

Hope you are having nice, painless day today.
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Post  Cindy*W on Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Hubby and I love this show.

We even watch the reruns over and over.

This show makes me laugh no matter how bad I feel.

Hubby and his brothers all have really high IQ's and love Star Trek, Star Wars and Comic Con.

I call Hubby Sheldon alot because he does some of the same things Sheldon does.

Such as, you know how Penney will ask a question and everybody will groan because they don't want to hear Sheldon's 10 minute totally detailed explanation?

The other day I actually caught him saying, "Very Well," just like Sheldon does!

He has my granddaughter singing, "Soft Kitty!"

She also says that line, "I'm not crazy, my Mother had me tested!"

I hope this show stays on for many years to come.

Best thing on TV.

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Post  Mini on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:50 pm

Your family sounds lovable. I wish someone sang me "Soft Kitty" at times. This really makes me smile.
I am constantly moved by Penny's generosity of spirit towards ungracious Sheldon who never stops insulting her, yet she just responds to him with some good natured ripostes, never taking offence.
And the way she treats him like a helpless four year old (which he is, emotionally) and keeps being kind and understanding.

I also don't mind reruns, it is like having some good friends visiting - you know how we often end up having the same conversations with people we see quite often, and we don't mind? It is a little bit like that. I know what is coming, but every time the show can still raise a smile, as far as I am concerned.
Like Raj getting a huge desk into their shared office, and watching Sheldon quite helpless and beaten for once - which I saw again today. Or the famous Yee-ha! episode between Penny and Leonard - I shall not elaborate, this is not this kind of a forum, but you know what I mean.

I hope they will keep making the show for at least as long as Friends, or even longer.
The scripts are brilliant.
Still, some people just don't get the show, how can that be I wonder.
Geeks can be so lovable, even when they are infuriating.

So glad you love the show, too. I can talk about it for hours, it seems I am becoming quite a BBT geek myself horror of horrors.
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Post  Brenda on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:14 pm

We absolutely LOVE BBT. One or the other of us sings soft kitty at least once a week. Bazinga is also popular around here. LOL The other day, I said something about being upset about something that happened. Frank asked me if he should offer me a hot beverage. I think it's one of the funniest, most clever shows on TV today.
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Post  Mini on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:21 pm

Yes, Brenda, I completely agree. BBT is THE most clever and funny show on TV today
And the writing is as brilliant as acting. They are all totally believable. IN fact I have met a Sheldon, or two in my life. And others too. Brilliant, but useless in terms of realities of life.
Perhaps not Penny, since she is much too normal, so she does not stand out from the crowd. She has much more common sense in her little finger then all the boys combined, regardless of their superbrains.
BTW, as a UK citizen, it is not clear to me why Community College (Penny's education) has such a poor reputation?

Apparently Aimee is in fact a neuroscientist in real life and helps with writing of the script.

But now a call to all BBT admirers:
Let's all raise our hot beverages in toast to the show makers, and wish them long and productive years of making BBT since all people in pain badly need this kind of happy distraction.
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Post  Sara79 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:21 am

Community Colleges do not have a poor reputation, the writers are just again trying to drive home the differences between Penny and the Boys. She went to a community college, smaller, local, and often used as a starting point for a four year degree, or a place to help obtain job requirements while working full time. They all went to Universities, larger, more expensive, and typically much more highly thought of. Which is ridiculous, since I actually had more stringent, better trained and equipped community college instructors, but I grew up near one of the best thought of community colleges in the US.

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Post  Mini on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:53 am

Thank you for explaining, Sara.
I rather thought, that it might be something like that since Sheldon is a terrible snob and often (well, most of the time) talks such complete nonsense.
Of course we know that, unlike Penny, he could not survive in the REAL world for a single day.
I also suspect that this is nothing to do with the kind of education he/they have all received, but because of their personalities.
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Post  Sara79 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:58 am

Mini, you are exactly correct, Sheldon is extremely snobbish, and while that crosses the culture divide quite easily, I know there are smaller details that don't translate.

I used to be on a UK celiac forum, and there was the occasional bit of UK culture that I had to have explained. BTW, I am VERY jealous that celiacs can get prescribed food. There is no such thing in the US, and the food gets very expensive.

OTOH, I do not envy the hoops to jump and the wait for a specialist.

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Post  Mini on Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:28 am

The differences...Yes, sometimes it is not easy to get some details. Also some words have quite different meanings in a subtle way. Who was who said  it that US and UK are two countries divided by the same language (or something similar anyway). Still we are lucky here, since we can always ask each other for any explanations.

So if in future you or anyone else wants to ask anything about UK I am sure myself, or some other people here will be happy to try to provide the answer (as far as possible).

As to waiting for  seeing a specialists this can be very true, but it often applies to less popular discipline where there is a shortage of consultants (this BTW means specialist in UK in case you wonder).

I think it also greatly depends on your GP's letter asking for an appt, (which is the usual procedure) and how persuasive they are.
Mostly I have been very lucky, but at times I did have to wait, especially when I was determined to see some  named specialist in the best London hospitals, where they are often overwhelmed by demand.

Also it varies how much time each doctor is prepared to offer you. Like for example my  neurologist in London never hurries me, and is always ready to answer any questions, but it is true that, at times, I need to wait long time to see him.  

I do not mind it so much as I can always have an access to him by calling his secretary and  I know I will  always have an answer to my query within 24 hours. I realise that he has more patients, that he can cope with because he is good and thorough, so I work with that.

But, yes, at times  any wait can be frustrating. Still, what can we do.
WE can always keep watching BBT and keep laughing.
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Post  Sara79 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:36 am

Mini wrote:The differences...Yes, sometimes it is not easy to get some details. Also some words have quite different meanings in a subtle way. Who was who said  it that US and UK are two countries divided by the same language (or something similar anyway). Still we are lucky here, since we can always ask each other for any explanations....
Yes...the language barrier can be quiet humorous...I watch quite a bit of BBCAmerica, and the first time I heard someone ask somebody else to 'toss them a fag' I was floored until I remembered it's slang for a cigarette. Plus knowing what holding up two fingers (US-think peace sign) really means to a Brit was enlightening. I did have to laugh that BBC fuzzed out someone smoking in a pub, but then allowed the actor to drive unrestrained. Here we'd be much more likely to censor the second, not the first. I giggled thinking that certain scenes in movies such as Casablanca would be all blur.

Within the last few years I've become a Doctor Who convert, which I think goes hand in hand with having a personality that would like BBT. Last night, the Eighth Doctor's 'biography' and the movie aired, since they are airing one a month up to the 50th anniversary episode. After watching so much new and classic Who I begin to understand the faults the Brits saw with the film. Classic Who would never have had a Doctor kiss a companion, even new Who really couldn't allow the Doctor to have amorous love for a human. Love, yes, but love like a parent or a sibling, not a lover. In the beginning I thought all the issues were with us upstarts in the 'colonies' trying to create a refreshed Doctor, now I see the issues.

Plus our refusal to spell certain words correctly (colour/honour/foetus) must drive editors mad. I know just those three words are driving my spell checker mad. I can easily see if whatever show I've got captioning on was captioned in the US or abroad, simply by the spelling of certain words. Plus, US captionists cannot seem to follow the heavier accents, and frequently mis-caption any accented speaker. I like using the closed captions to keep the TV volume down, since sounds can trigger migraines for me.

Anyways, now I've totally derailed the thread... <shrugs>

BTW, thanks for specifying about the consultant. Here we would send you to a specialist for a consult, as I'm sure you've figured out through context or simply asking. Please feel free to ask any other confusing bits of US culture, I obviously enjoy giving explanations.

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