Thankyou for this comment, it's really reassuring to know that this scene works within the context of the show. I know what you mean about being picky about mainstream spankings - the ones that are played for laughs especially. Even my favourite type (serious punishments in period dramas) are usually horrendous from a technique point of view. With this scene, as well as the awesome assumption that spanking and adult discipline can be a positive part of intimate relationships, there's the fact that it's not the spanking itself that's funny. It's sort of a given that spanking is desirable - the joke isn't on Amy for wanting it, but on Sheldon for not realising. So the humour isn't in Amy's kink, it's in Sheldon's innocence. I like that. Apropos of these previews and conversations I've just ordered the first five seasons of Big Bang Theory. Yay, new show to watch!