Amy Farrah Fowler Gets a Tiara

I love, love, love The Big Bang Theory. TBBT, and NCIS, are the only shows that I remember the day and time the show airs. I don’t watch much TV preferring to read after a day of writing, or going back to the computer after dinner and playing on Facebook, or writing something that has nothing to do with the work in progress, like writing this blog. : )

That all changes whenever there is a new singing show, of course, because I’m also in love with them:  Idol, The X-Factor, and The Voice. I love the raw talent and the way decisions are made by the judges. And then I love to watch that raw talent being molded and shaped into a future star. Sometimes I cry. Well, a lot of times I cry. I cry if someone’s voice is so pure that it takes my breath away. I cry if someone talented is cut. I cry when dreams are shattered. I cry when a favorite makes it into the next round. I cry for the winner, and I cry for the runner-up. Those singing shows are emotionally cathartic for me. After a good cry, I sleep like a baby. Now back to tiaras.

I loved Amy Farrah Fowler’s love for her tiara. If you know her character you know she is the most unlikely person to walk around with a circle of rhinestones, or diamonds, on her head. Amy is a super geek. There is nothing frilly or overly feminine about Amy, and she is unlike any woman I know, or have ever known. Yet, I adore her. I love her intelligence. She is always true to her character. When I laugh along with the show it puts me in a pleasant frame of mind. After a good laugh, I sleep well.

So why did I love the tiara episode? Because it showed another side of her, a side that maybe she’d squashed many years before as she challenged herself to achieve in education. Or maybe she never thought she was pretty, or that any guy would ever fall in love with her. That tiara had her not only embracing Sheldon Cooper, and forgiving him for a prior wrongdoing, but it had her embracing the feminine aspects of herself and I loved that. And here’s my favorite quote from the episode:

Amy: Jewelry? Seriously? Sheldon, you are the most shallow, self-centered person I have ever met. Do you really think that another transparently manipul… Oh! It’s a tiara! A tiara. I have a tiara! Put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me.
Penny: You look beautiful
Amy: Of course I do. I’m a princess and this is my tiara.
Sheldon: You were right, the tiara was too much.

No matter our background, age, body weight, or outward appearance, wouldn’t it be nice to toss away all of our former ideas of self and spend at least one day wearing a tiara and being a princess?


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18 Responses to Amy Farrah Fowler Gets a Tiara

  1. Marge says:

    that was a really sweet episode last night- I think we all deserve a tiara.

  2. Robena Grant says:

    Absolutely, Marge. We should get them and wear them to the next book club. Hee hee.

  3. Nan says:

    Loved, loved the tiara scene!! I’m thinking we need to add tiaras to bacon, chocolate, wine, and the Old Spice guy as Betty essentials. What do you think? I have one! I’ll share… 😉

  4. Kim Cz says:

    I loved that episode and Amy’s reaction to the tiara was so genuine.

    I have a tiara from my Renaissance wedding. I put it on every now and then, just because. 🙂

  5. Maria says:

    I love the tiara. It is a thing of beauty. You can buy your own tiara through ebay or any number of fine online establishments. Tiaras help when you go grocery shopping, or have to go to the laundromat. When you are waiting for your mammogram or waiting for a loved one to get out of surgery. A tiara does make everything better.

    I think that I need a new one.

    Of course the best is a tiara with a set of Dr. Bukk’s Funny Teeth. I am thinking that I need to find my set of those, too.

  6. I’m a huge TBBT fan too! I think it has some of the best writing and characters on TV. (Did you watch the People’s Choice Awards the other night with Kaley as host and a very cute scene with her cast to start the show off?) Anyway, a few years ago my family bought me a tiara to wear to Disneyland for my birthday. It actually says Happy Birthday in rhinestones across the top and was a lot of fun to wear.

  7. Thea says:

    No tiara here either. Meep. But reading your blog made me as happy as if I were wearing a tiara. Thank you for sharing. Plus, beautiful piece of writing, highlights all that is so fine about the show.

  8. Robena Grant says:

    Aww, thanks, Thea. I had fun writing the piece, in fact I went straight to the computer at the end of the show.

  9. Oh GGW I missed it. And I would have loved it. I love Rachel Gibson and a tiara figures into my favorite book by her, Truly Madly Yours. Nick gives Delaney a tiara for xmas towards the end of the book because she was cheated out of one when they were in high school
    See this is why tv doesn’t work for me cause even when I love a show as I do TBBT I never remember when it’s on.

  10. Robena Grant says:

    8pm Thursday, Judy. : )
    I haven’t read Truly Madly Yours. I’ll check it out on the Kindle, sounds like something I might enjoy.

  11. Hi Robena – I’m late! Sorry. My nose has been to the grindstone, that and the fact hubby and I took a drive to Channel Islands yesterday. 🙂

    My one caveat about all the singing shows — I worry that folks that don’t have the dynamo voices – THE BIG voices – will become a thing of the past. I like a sultry alto, one who doesn’t have to hit high notes to make me chill. I like soft singer – Norah Jones – I like subtly in tunes without all the fancy riffs and runs. Does everyone have to have a big broadway voice to win those shows? I can’t imagine singers topping and topping and topping each other with bigger lungs and glass breaking high notes. I worry we’re pushing the softer, sensual voices aside and that would be a terrible loss, IMO.

    As for tiaras – I won one once at a blog – it’s a mini tiara, but sparkly and awfully cute. I keep it atop my beautiful frog beanie baby who sits atop my little treasure chest in my office. I’m not lying! I like to look at it, but would feel silly wearing it myself.

    Happy weekend!

  12. Robena Grant says:

    Hey, Lynne. Glad you got to lift your head from the manuscript and go play for a bit. Yeah, I know what you mean about the singers. That’s one of the reasons why I like The Voice. It seems fair that they don’t see the person, just hear the voice. And I love the diversity on that show.
    Go put on that tiara. Wear it while you work. : )

  13. londonmabel says:

    I haven’t seen the episode yet (I never remember when the new ones are on) but look forward to it. Love the quote you posted.

    I’ve decided this year to skip Am Idol and save my energy for The Voice. I didn’t watch Voice all the way through last year, but found it had more rock performances. 🙂 Plus I love the judges.

  14. Robena Grant says:

    Yes. I love the judges on The Voice. Have you seen the coming attraction? Blake obviously hits Cee Lo’s button and then says “I’d never touch another man’s button.” I love how they tease and play and get amused when they have to perform, or they choose each others songs.