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15 December 2008 @ 09:30 pm
Monday night CBS block of the funny!  
Dead-tired so I only watched The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother tonight, but both were worth it.

Behind the cut ...

The Big Bang Theory

Loving the whole Sheldon/Penny potential, but yeah, I know likely won't happen vibe, but still I didn't have a problem with the Penny/Leonard stuff in this episode because I sadly just accept that it's likely to be a pervasive thread in the series for quite some time. And I thought this episode was HILARIOUS. I was laughing so hard ...

- The Superman discussion and how the other three were so bothered by Sheldon's lack of "rationalism." HAHAHA!

- The end of the opening tag: "What? You've never seen a hypocrite before?"

- Leonard's repeated "My leg is hurting really badly; thanks for asking." Poor Leonard.

As for Sheldon and Penny, there were some great things there ...

1. I loved Sheldon's saying it was his fault she got him a gift because he's such "an endearing and important part of her life." HAH!

2. Yes, the ep was big on Penny/Leonard, but I thought it interesting that they basically got each other gag gifts, while Sheldon and Penny each really put some thought into the gifts they got each other. Clearly Penny saw Leonard Nimoy at TCF and thought of SHELDON! to ask for that gift. And, obviously, Sheldon put a lot of thought into the gift for Penny ... even if it was about reciprocity.

3. Speaking of that care ... again, with the Sheldon acknowledging the sexual side of things in relation to Penny. I admit that when I saw that part about Sheldon talking to the sales lady in the preview clips, I thought that it was based on some raunchy comment that Howard made, and thus not *from* Sheldon re: Penny. However, it was all from Sheldon's point of view, and the supposedly asexual Sheldon brought up "lovers" as a potential relationship gift association ... with regards to Penny.

Uh huh!

3. Finally, the gift-giving itself. Sheldon's reaction to the napkin was awesome, that Penny could so score perfectly her first gift to him, I adored. And Sheldon bringing ALL of those gift baskets out, Penny's reaction that was filled with a happy, 'oh, Sheldon!' quality, and of course, THE HUG. It, in and of itself, was great, but I also loved that Sheldon considered giving a hug such a tremendous gift.

Oh, Sheldon.

Hah, loved this episode.

ETA: I loved how CBS did such a GREAT tie-in during the show. I may hate the ads, but I got to give them credit for the timing of this one. Right after Sheldon got the Nimoy napkin, and Penny went to sit down for she and Leonard to exchange gifts, an ad popped up for buying Star Trek-related items at some cbs/star trek website, LOL!

Oh, and Sheldon's comment about bears being terrifying. I take that to mean that either Sheldon and Stephen Colbert have something in common, Sheldon watches The Colbert Report or someone on staff sees similarities between Sheldon and Colbert, LOL! Either way, it's made of win!

How I Met Your Mother

I didn't think this episode was particularly hysterical, but it had some good solid laughs. Plus, I was delightfully surprised that it didn't turn out that Barney and Heather actually DID sleep together. Go Barney! Speaking of ... damn, how did they get some of those lyrics and double entendres at the bar past S&P?!?! Hah!

Going back to my first comment about tonight's episode, I must amend it. I didn't think it was particularly hysterical until I heard Marshall's song choice. And then I lost it! That? was hysterical!!!

Oh, and must be said ... there may have been no BrOtp, but shirtless NPH is ALWAYS a good thing and makes up for just about anything else missing.
 
 
 
Brandy: surprised to see you had it in mebrandyleigh on December 16th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I loved Sheldon's reaction to the gift Penny got him - he totally freaked out! Then he hugged her! It was adorable.

HIMYM - the Marshall/Robin stuff was sweet, when he told her that the four of them love her and New York wouldn't be the same without her, plus of course him singing "Let's Go To The Mall." The storyline with Ted and his sister was sort of boring, though I'm glad that Barney didn't sleep with her.
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on December 16th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I agree on everything but the second to last. I didm't think the Barney/sister storyline was boring, just not as funny overall as other stuff. I mean, the Christmas carol parodies were hysterical.

Overall, GREAT night of comedy!
harper47harper47 on December 16th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
I adored How I met your Mother. I thought Jason and Cobie had great chemistry working together and other than the boring sister, I really enjoyed this. The dirty Christmas carols and the karaoke to Let's go to the Mall were flat out hysterical.
Arabian: Barney & Robinarabian on December 19th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd agree with that the SISTER was boring, but the storyline wasn't. But, hey, it almost makes sense. The worst casting job of the five is Josh Radnor, OF COURSE, they'd do a crappy casting of his sister. Sigh.

But yeah, the rest was hysterical.

Gerrie, if you don't watch The Big Bang Theory, you should try and catch it up (it only amounts to 3/4 hours tops). I didn't watch it until now because I thought it was just another stupid, canned laughter sitcom, but it's HYSTERICAL!
Shane: Barney Robin finally!havemy_heart on December 16th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
I LOVED Sheldon's reaction to the napkin!! He totally spazzed out and it was beyond hysterical. And adorable :D And THE HUG!! I actually applauded when that happened. *iz dork* I also thought it was telling that Sheldon and Penny's gift exchange was A LOT more important than her and Leonard's. There may be hope for them yet!

I kind of thought HIMYM was boring. I did enjoy Robin and Marshall's storyline, but that's about it.

And since I still don't have a Sheldon/Penny icon, I give you Robin/Barney :)
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on December 19th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
I do think they may be playing with the idea of Penny/Sheldon to see if there's something there (which I TOTALLY think there is!).

Aww, you didn't like the dirty Christmas carols?!? Those were hilarious.

I'm upped to TWO S&P icons now, go me! Of course, I co-moderate a Sheldon/Penny community now, so I kinda have to have more, LOL!
Shane: SP The Hughavemy_heart on December 19th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
I've been very busy since this reply because I now have oodles of S/P icons saved :) I was tired of having none. It helps that I joined sheldon_penny and thebbtheory.
Arabian: Sheldon & Pennyarabian on December 19th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the sheldon_penny one is the community I co-mod now. It's exciting how active it's gotten lately. And I have a surprise coming up beginning this weekend.