Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Big Bang Theory

A lovely member of Hanky Spanky MN alerted me to this past Thursday's episode of CBS's The Big Bang Theory, and I would be remiss in my blogging duties if I didn't cover it--even though practically everybody else has seen it, commented on it, blogged about, and--in Chross's case--put up a clip of it.  But I say, "Why should they have all the fun?"

The show focuses on four friends--all of them brilliant scientists and teachers, and all of them card-carrying members of the Geek and Nerd brigade.  While the main thrust of the plot is on the relationship of Leonard and Penny (she's a waitress who lives in the apartment next door and is street-smart as opposed to Leonard's scientific genius), in most recent years some of the other men have gotten into relationships, as well.  Probably the one that stands out is the pairing of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) with the equally brilliant Amy Farrah Fowler (played by Mayim Bialik).  Sheldon isn't asexual, it's just that sex isn't important to him.  He has better things to do.  On the other hand, ever since becoming Sheldon's girlfriend, Amy has found her sexual needs blossoming.  (Yes, that's a bad pun--Mayim Bialik starred in the TV show Blossom many years ago.)

On this past Thursday's episode, Amy is sick and insists that Sheldon--as per their relationship agreement--take care of her.  Sheldon proves up to the task--he's so good, in fact, that even though becomes well after about a day, she continues to play sick so that Sheldon will continue to look after her.  It isn't long before Sheldon discovers the ruse and is rather upset.  Amy apologizes, but Sheldon believes that there should be some sort of penalty involved so as to discourage this type of behavior in the future.  After discussing a rejecting an idea or two, Sheldon admits that--although it's a bit "old school"--his father was never one to "spare the rod" when his brother got into trouble.

With a slight tremor in her voice, Amy says, "Are you saying that you want to spank me?"

Sheldon replies that he doesn't WANT to, it's just that he feels she has left him no choice.  (Any of this sounding familiar to any of you spankos out there?)

Amy nods and agrees, and then says the words every spanker likes to hear--"I've been a very bad girl."

Before they get started, Amy asks if she can put some music on so that the neighbors won't be disturbed by the sound of him disciplining her.  She hits the remote, and music starts to play--not surprising, it's sort of a Barry White-type background music.  You can tell Amy is already miles ahead of Sheldon as it pertains to the situation.

Sheldon has her get over his knees.  When the first swat lands, Amy's reaction is laughter and an excited, "Oh, my!"

Sheldon says, "Excuse me!  You're not supposed to be enjoying this!"

To which Amy replies with a perfectly straight face, "Then perhaps you should spank me harder."

Sheldon agrees, and as the next swat lands, the picture fades to black and to the credits, although we do hear a "Woo hoo!" from Amy in the background.

The whole scene is cute and adorable (or "adorkable", if you prefer).  Mayim's performance as Amy is nicely nuanced and cleverly done.  Ordinarily, I would accuse Hollywood of "faking" the spanking.  The robe Amy is wearing is floor length, and it would have been easy for them to give her some padding under there to protect her backside.  However, I've looked a few times at her reaction to the second swat.  She screws up her face in anticipation of it, just like most people do.  That's either very good acting and attention to detail, or she really did take a couple of swats for the team.

All in all, a wonderful and unexpected spanking moment.  The CBS site has a clip of the scene, and, as mentioned, it's available on Chross's blog, too--and probably a few other blogs, as well.  If your cable has an "On Demand" feature, I urge you to go and watch the entire episode, or view it online if that's your preference.

Let's hear it for Amy and Sheldon!

(Amy and Sheldon playing "Doctor" on a past episode of The Big Bang Theory)

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