The Big Bang Theory > The Big Bang Theory Review: Vaporub, Bath or Spanking? > Comments Page 2
By far, this episode was one of the funniest this season. I laughed till I cried with the interactions between Sheldon and Amy . And for those who thought the spanking was abuse. You need lighten up . a lot! It's only abuse if the other person isn't into it.
Wow! I can't believe how many folks were so upset by the spanking. It was never going to be abuse. I think it sad that so many people seem to have suffered abuse to the extent that this really troubled them.
I thought the episode was quite funny and enjoyed Amy more in this episode than any within recent memory. Tricking Sheldon into turning her on was really funny. I agree that the dinner sequence was awkward and uncomfortable to watch but the kind of reconciliation between Howard and Mike was a good result. I too commented to my wife that the "manliest" of the group is Penny. It is fun when they defer to her for her real world smarts.
I'm with Lisa on this. You people who have issues with being battered, sexually abused etc keep forcing your vision of things everywhere. It's like you don't even realize that your perceptions were warped by your experience and want everyone to share that. Because Sheldon is a man, he's the abuser? No one was abusing anyone but if that label could be applied to anyone wouldn't it go to Amy who tricked someone much more naive into sexually gratifying her? But it's not even that because there's nothing Amy did that will hurt him and he could learn a lot more just by watching the afternoon soaps. He isn't some ordinary boyfriend beating on his girlfriend. He's treating Amy like a child because he doesn't know any better than to refer to his childhood when confronted by a person who's been making him take care of her as if she was a sick toddler for days.
Oops - Sheldon was NOT trying to beat Amy!! (Lol, that kind of messed up my whole rant!)
OMG people!!! Sheldon was trying to BEAT Amy, he was raised (and so were a lot of other people) by a Mother who when you did wrong, you received a spank on the Behind! Not Tortured, Not Beat, Not Whipped - a spank or smack behind. And you know what, all of us who had this done, are now respectful, responsible, law abiding Citizens!! Yes, I understand some parents do / did beat their children, this was not about beating, this was a clueless man trying to figure out how to discipline someone and a swat on the behind is how he was disciplined growing up!
I am sorry some people were abused as children, this has nothing to do with that!!!
I think if more parents still disciplined their children (and were less worried about being their friend) the World would not be full of cry babies who Sue and/or Throw Temper Tantrums whenever someone looks at them funny, they get fired, lose a Game, or someone calls them a name!!!!
Good Grief, quit being such whiny babies!!!
sheldon giving amy an bath too was so uncalled for and ooc too he dose not like touch people and being touch. what are they ding to this poor guy
i did nit like the fact that they are changing sheldon i want the cold uncaring sheldon back. sheldon would neaver take care of amy he hates grems and being around any one who is sick!!!!!!!!!! he hates touching anyone he hates the rub it makes his hands smell funny. why would he spank amy again he hates touching people they naeed to break up sheldon and amy and get of amy for good. so glad they he did not sing soft kitty that would of be some thing i would forgive. love peeny teaching the guys to gut an fish
Hitting your partner for _punishment_ is not ok. It does not matter what Amy "liked," the show sent and endorsed a message that it is ok to physically hurt your partner for a perceived slight (Sheldon hit Amy as an act of punishment; not respect, not love, nor sexual intimacy). It was a creepy scene that changed my feelings about this show which has been my top favorite comedy, and Sheldon, my favorite character. This is a major disappointment.
absolutely loved this episode!!!!! Amy was really funny!
What most people don't seem to understand is that the characters in the Big Bang theory are changing. And changing is part of life. I, personally, hated the dinner scene and the whole Howardette plot. I don't think a good wife like Bernadette would force her husband to interact in things that are extremely uncomfortable for him just to see people bonding. I think that they could've used Penny's character a little more in this episode. I can imagine her reaction seeing Sheldon being altruistic once in his life time (and that's part of the changing that his character is going through). And Amy is changing herself too. For a while, I had the idea that Amy was the man of the relationship and she enjoys to give Sheldon sexual innuendos just like a 20 year old guy who dates a 14 year old naive girl and "teaches" her about sex. And that just looks wrong. But I understand that Sheldon is a special fellow who will, eventually, succumb to Amy's passion/sexual desire. That was a very funny episod
I liked Sheldon when he was so totally uncaring and clueless. Amy is a terrific actor but really Sheldon giving her a bath???? and spanking????
wrong direction. She also was funnier when she was pretty clueless herself.
I know you have to keep the 18-49ers happy but we old people buy stuff too. Lets get back to the funny stuff those guys do together.
The spanking scene was uncomfortable to watch. Though many are writing it off as a "consensual sexual fantasy," it was anything but that for Sheldon. He was "punishing" his girlfriend for a perceived slight. Physical punishment. There isn't much that is funny about that. Setting aside issues of mysogyny and abuse, I also don't believe for a second that Sheldon's character would be in favor of corporal punishment. This is the man who conditioned Penny though the behavior modification approach of B.F. Skinner. Having Sheldon turn to corporal punishment was just a cheap way to get a laugh.
I liked the episode generally, but what stands out especially was Bernadette's mother. This is one of very few times I've seen a character distinctly drawn to resemble an established character, who was not a child of the original. Most of the time a family member is sketched into the storyline without that kind of effort being made, and it doesn't matter very much because you're not going to see him or her long enough forthe audience to notice a resemblance. But I get a huge kick out of it. When you meet your friends' families and see how they got their manner of speech and gestures, it can be a hoot. So this was very gratifying.
I believe Sheldon has come along way since the series first starfed. In the beginning Sheldon had fit when Penny began sick after her vacation. He seems to becoming a more caring person especially since he was willing to take care of Amy the way he did.
This was a really great episode where the lovesick Amy character comically attempted to push the emotionless Mr. Spock-like character of Sheldon into some sensual acts with her, trying to manipulate the vapor rub, bath or spanking into sensual acts. Sheldon, so self-convinced of his own superior intellectual powers, yet so totally clueless, was comically unable to see Amy's manipulations here. It was truly great comedy.
Erotic spankings in the bedroom between lovers are a pretty funny sexual act, BTW. It's a form of juvenile high school type sexual fantasy act that sends blood down to the genitals causing sexual arousal. This has nothing to do with sexual violence or abuse of any type, and is merely a funny sexual act between consenting adults that heightens arousal. Seeing Sheldon naively walk into doing such a sexually arousing act with Amy, and her own absurdly funny response to it was a real hoot here. This was really funny stuff, that was was absurdly sexy. It also was a little
How can we not comment on Sheldon wearing that awesome (so unSheldon like) suit in the beginning!!!! Who took him shopping?!
I loved the whole episode - it was awesome how Amy was doing anything & everything to get some relationship contact out of Sheldon. And anyone who says they have never done that, is a "Liar, Liar Pants on fire!!"
As some of you may know, we are in the "fifty shades of grey" era, where spanking and kinky stuff is the new deal.
I think it.might of been a reference to that, nothing more.
Amy's character has propably "read the book".
I am huge fan of this show. Up until tonight. As a survivor of childhood abuse and having to watch my mother be abused it was hard to stomach this episode. Sadly, Sheldon's intent was to harm and enforce his will upon Amy. What if she had not wanted it? I think that it did a disservice to organizations and movements that call for action against violence towards women. Very sad and disappointing.
Loved the vapo rub. Very, very funny.
The Spanking was my one of the best thing I mean it was funny and so realstic
The spanking made no sense.
I disagree, everything Sheldon did was completely in character. He would have no idea that that was an inappropriate thing to do. And of course Amy's desperate need for some kind of physical interaction with Sheldon would have her encourage it anyway.
I thought the spanking was so wrong, yuck. There's no way they can have an actual relationship now, because you don't do that kind of stuff as actual punishment to your girlfriend. Everything Sheldon did was out of character, didn't like it. But I LOVE Howard!
I saw Raj with a a beer when initially speaking to Penny. I personally thought the "spanking" really pushed the show into new ground. I was left shocked and impressed.....
Raj had a beer bottle on the counter.
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