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Old 02-05-15, 11:03 AM
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The Big Bang Theory (S8E14) - "The Troll Manifestation" - 2/5/15


WHEN AN ONLINE BULLY DESTROYS LEONARD AND SHELDON'S PHYSICS PAPER, THE GUYS BAND TOGETHER TO TAKE HIM DOWN, ON "THE BIG BANG THEORY," THURSDAY, FEB. 5

"The Troll Manifestation" - After Leonard and Sheldon co-publish a physics paper, they must defend themselves against criticism from an online bully. Also, girls' night finds Penny, Amy and Bernadette confronting embarrassing moments from their past, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 5 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory (S8E14) - "The Troll Manifestation" - 2/5/15

So...Amelia and Cooper -- hat tip to Interstellar?
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I thought this was one of the funnier episodes in awhile. Enjoyed the girls embarrassing moments and all of Bernadette's reactions, and enjoyed Leonard and Sheldon working together. Even liked the small bits of Howard and Raj, whether it be the engineer jab or Raj not being able to come up with a funny line.
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I thought this was one of the funnier episodes in awhile.
I agree. Both stories were fun(ny).
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Much better than the last few weeks.
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Very nice episode, only flaw is that Kaley still isn't growing her hair back out.
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I laughed very, very consistently at this episode, one of the best in a while.
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Very nice episode, only flaw is that Kaley still isn't growing her hair back out.
Can we all just agree her hair is atrocious and not mention it anymore?
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I liked that the episode did not devolve into the tired sitcom cliche of Leonard and Sheldon fighting for credit over the paper.
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Definitely one of the better recent episodes. I suspected some real life braniac was trolling them. I've enjoyed seeing the subtle growth that Sheldon has shown lately, too.
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Re: The Big Bang Theory (S8E14) - "The Troll Manifestation" - 2/5/15

Loved this one. Too bad the troll was spoiled for me on the BBT Instagram account. Still, I was laughing consistently through this one.
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I liked that the episode did not devolve into the tired sitcom cliche of Leonard and Sheldon fighting for credit over the paper.
I was about to post this same thing.
When Leonard questioned Sheldon writing a paper on his idea and Sheldon stated "our idea", I thought we were going to go down the standard path of Sheldon being an asshole and a big fight would start over it.
Very surprised to see that Sheldon was a team player and made sure Leonard wasn't left in the dust (ie. the simultaneous mouse-click, the names they had for each-other, etc).

I complained that last episode everyone was just phoning it in, but this episode actually showed some growth from Sheldon... and his annoyance level was extremely minimal. Almost felt like a reboot of the character.
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I liked that the episode did not devolve into the tired sitcom cliche of Leonard and Sheldon fighting for credit over the paper.
Which they have used in earlier episodes
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I complained that last episode everyone was just phoning it in, but this episode actually showed some growth from Sheldon... and his annoyance level was extremely minimal. Almost felt like a reboot of the character.
The problem is that we've seen moments of character growth before from Sheldon but it never seems to stick very long. It seems like the writers move the character ahead a bit one episode but that backpedal on it.
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Wow, excellent episode. This one was firing on all cylinders. Loved going back to Serial Apeist.

One thing though, Amy expressed displeasure at Bernadette modeling for that science calendar but seemed okay with a beauty pageant? Maybe because it was in the past?
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
Which they have used in earlier episodes
Sheldon seemed to be less of a dick about that this time, or maybe they just realized that they'd been down that well and wisely decided not to return to it.
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The problem is that we've seen moments of character growth before from Sheldon but it never seems to stick very long. It seems like the writers move the character ahead a bit one episode but that backpedal on it.
Oh, I agree. But at this point I'll take any growth from Sheldon even if it's only contained for a single episode while he reverts back the next episode. I think that's the most we can expect from this show - especially since they can only show so much temporary growth with 2 more seasons to go still.
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I was expecting it would be Barry Kripkee trolling them. He needs to be on the show more often.
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They did another flash mob. Mayim, Simon, and Melissa are to the far left of the screen. The girl that plays Emily is wearing a white shirt with a red scarf around her neck.

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