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Old January 23 2014, 03:24 AM   #16
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

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Years ago we had a "meme" here on the board where we called Riker "Stinknuts" because of that. The idea being that Riker is so promiscuous from all of the alien tail he was getting that he had a smelly crotch but he was proud of it and liked to have everyone at crotch-smelling level to him.
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Old January 23 2014, 04:49 PM   #17
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

Yes, I noticed it in the original run and we used to laugh about it. Recently I watched the entire TNG run with my 13 year old daughter and she even commented on it and laughed.
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Old January 23 2014, 05:33 PM   #18
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It's due to weird character motivation. Riker originally seemed like a 'cowboy' so naturally he sit down by swingin' his leg over the saddle. This didn't really jive with the character development though, so it seems unnatural. I think Picard is the only one we see riding in TNG - although in one of the books I read recently, Riker claims to have 'ridden a variety of animals from different planets' which is DEFINITELY a claim you can prove with canon.

I sit like this pretty often; thanks for making me self-conscious!
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Old January 24 2014, 01:37 AM   #19
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Well, you have to realize that Jonathon is very tall, 6'4", but he towered over me, at 6'2" (Musta been those boots) and those chair backs were kinda small, and every time that I sat in them, I always looped my leg over the back, just like Riker did!
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Old January 24 2014, 01:39 AM   #20
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It's due to weird character motivation. Riker originally seemed like a 'cowboy' so naturally he sit down by swingin' his leg over the saddle. This didn't really jive with the character development though, so it seems unnatural. I think Picard is the only one we see riding in TNG - although in one of the books I read recently, Riker claims to have 'ridden a variety of animals from different planets' which is DEFINITELY a claim you can prove with canon.

I sit like this pretty often; thanks for making me self-conscious!
What an interesting way to refer to all those women he slept with
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Old January 24 2014, 08:48 AM   #21
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

I would have done the exact same thing without thinking twice about it if I were in the same situation.

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Those chair backs were kinda small, and every time that I sat in them, I always looped my leg over the back, just like Riker did!
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What an interesting way to refer to all those women he slept with
Just calling it as I see it! If anyone's really interested in the source, I'll get it.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:05 AM   #22
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I dunno, when the back of the chair is below crotch-level and you have the dexterity and height to do it, why not?
It looks stupid, like nobody ever taught him the proper way to sit (and stand, and walk, and hold his head up straight, etc.).

I had a high school math teacher who walked around with his head at the same kind of weird angle Riker uses. It drove me nuts to look at him.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:24 AM   #23
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How do you define 'the proper way to sit (and stand, and walk, and hold his head up straight, etc.).' ? Expect an angry message from Stephen Hawking in the morning!
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Old January 24 2014, 10:27 AM   #24
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Stephen Hawking is physically disabled. Jonathan Frakes is not.
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Old January 25 2014, 11:18 AM   #25
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The only thing I've noticed about Riker is that he seems to be the most common character to appear in avatars here.
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Old January 25 2014, 12:58 PM   #26
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I interpreted Riker's chair-mounting move to be his way of showing that he could act like a big kid, in order to put people at ease, at least about things that don't matter such as how you sit down or how someone else does.

Goofy, maybe, but perhaps serving to help make those around him less self-conscious about their own individual idiosyncrasies.

I may have missed it, but I don't recall him doing any such thing at a formal function.
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Old January 26 2014, 05:47 AM   #27
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How do you define 'the proper way to sit (and stand, and walk, and hold his head up straight, etc.).' ? Expect an angry message from Stephen Hawking in the morning!
Here he is now, and he's swearing mad.
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Old January 26 2014, 02:46 PM   #28
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Years ago we had a "meme" here on the board where we called Riker "Stinknuts" because of that. The idea being that Riker is so promiscuous from all of the alien tail he was getting that he had a smelly crotch but he was proud of it and liked to have everyone at crotch-smelling level to him.
What episode is this jpg of Picard in?
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Old January 26 2014, 04:39 PM   #29
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Good catch! Yea it is rather funny. XD
I agree and very funny for sure.
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Old January 26 2014, 04:45 PM   #30
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Years ago we had a "meme" here on the board where we called Riker "Stinknuts" because of that. The idea being that Riker is so promiscuous from all of the alien tail he was getting that he had a smelly crotch but he was proud of it and liked to have everyone at crotch-smelling level to him.
What episode is this jpg of Picard in?
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