History Fridge / TheBigBangTheory

28th Oct '16 2:18:43 PM ShorinBJ
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* In the episode where the gang are playing WoW, Sheldon does not help the raid obtain the "Sword of Azeroth", instead grabbing the sword and fleeing, to sell it on eBay, resulting in the other three's characters having to fight a desperate battle (until Howard buys the sword). At first, Sheldon just comes off as a JerkAss, betraying the others for money. But consider: Sheldon does not need money. He is contemptuous of attempts to obtain it. He has several thousand dollars worth of un-cashed paychecks in his drawer, and lends freely and without interest. Then consider his justification: "I'm a rogue Night Elf". Sheldon wasn't screwing the others over for money, he was simply (in his eyes) conforming to character descriptions and adding to the game dynamic. It's not uncommon for RPG players to use this as an excuse--but Sheldon is so LiteralMinded it wasn't just an excuse for him.

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* In the episode where the gang are playing WoW, [=WoW=], Sheldon does not help the raid obtain the "Sword of Azeroth", instead grabbing the sword and fleeing, to sell it on eBay, resulting in the other three's characters having to fight a desperate battle (until Howard buys the sword). At first, Sheldon just comes off as a JerkAss, betraying the others for money. But consider: Sheldon does not need money. He is contemptuous of attempts to obtain it. He has several thousand dollars worth of un-cashed paychecks in his drawer, and lends freely and without interest. Then consider his justification: "I'm a rogue Night Elf". Sheldon wasn't screwing the others over for money, he was simply (in his eyes) conforming to character descriptions and adding to the game dynamic. It's not uncommon for RPG players to use this as an excuse--but Sheldon is so LiteralMinded it wasn't just an excuse for him.
28th Oct '16 2:18:07 PM ShorinBJ
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* One episode has Sheldon state that he has a fear of nets. This seems like a pretty silly fear, but then you remember the electricuted net that fell on him when they tried to give their apartment a security system.

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* One episode has Sheldon state that he has a fear of nets. This seems like a pretty silly fear, but then you remember the electricuted electrified net that fell on him when they tried to give their apartment a security system.



** Backed up by the episode where Howard tells Penny to explain gift-giving to Sheldon as "a non-optional social obligation". Sheldon immediately answers "Fair enough". This likely fits into his idea of logic... if he can argue logically about something he will, but if it fits into the "illogical" nature of social interaction he understands that it simply has to be acquiesced to.
** "It's a non-optional social obligation" is likely what someone once told Sheldon about offering people hot beverages when they're feeling bad. (This may be how Howard learned that trick.) Whenever he offers tea and is politely declined, he replies "Sorry, it's not optional."

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** Backed up by the episode where Howard tells Penny to explain gift-giving to Sheldon as "a non-optional social obligation". convention." Sheldon immediately answers "Fair enough". This likely fits into his idea of logic... if he can argue logically about something he will, but if it fits into the "illogical" nature of social interaction he understands that it simply has to be acquiesced to.
** "It's a non-optional social obligation" convention" is likely what someone once told Sheldon about offering people hot beverages when they're feeling bad. (This may be how Howard learned that trick.) Whenever he offers tea and is politely declined, he replies "Sorry, it's not optional."



** This is supported in the episode where he stars on Fun with Flags, as he was perfectly reasonable until Amy began pushing his buttons, and then he snapped and fought back. Maybe Wil Wheaton is just a nice guy who snaps a little to easily to evil whenever people make fun of him?

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** This is supported in the episode where he stars on Fun with Flags, as he was perfectly reasonable until Amy began pushing his buttons, and then he snapped and fought back. Maybe Wil Wheaton is just a nice guy who snaps a little to too easily to evil whenever people make fun of him?



* Bernadette's insistence on being Cinderella when she, Amy and Penny went to Disneyland? Imagine a girl that had to basically be a mother to many younger siblings, do all the cooking and cleaning and you can see why.

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* Bernadette's insistence on being Cinderella when she, Amy and Penny went to Disneyland? Imagine a girl that had to basically be a mother to many younger siblings, do all the cooking and cleaning cleaning, and you can see why.



* In "The 21-Second Excitation" Penny prank calls Sheldon. I always wondered why he didn't know it was her since they were both on cell phones and he would have seen her name/number. Then I noticed that after the call Penny tosses the phone to Bernadette, the one person in the group Sheldon might have listed in his phone.

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* In "The 21-Second Excitation" Penny prank calls Sheldon. I always wondered why he didn't know it was her since they were both on cell phones and he would have seen her name/number. Then I noticed that after the call Penny tosses the phone to Bernadette, the one person in the group Sheldon might not have listed in his phone.



** Raj wants to use it to get money, much like Boromir who wanted to restore Gondors glory, propably extending it to rule Middle Earth.

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** Raj wants to use it to get money, much like Boromir who wanted to restore Gondors Gondor's glory, propably probably extending it to rule Middle Earth.



** Leonard is about to return the ring:He is Frodo.

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** Leonard is about to return the ring:He ring: He is Frodo.



** It does seem strange that Sheldon was perfectly fine with giving his [[spoiler: virginity to Amy. However, Sheldon is a man who prides himself on logic. To him, it made logical sense that the next step in his relationship with her would be sex.]]
** [[spoiler: The nervousness that Amy displayed over it was paralleled to the nervousness that Leonard, Raj and Howard showed over whether or not the new Star Wars film would be good. The title of the episode fits here: Opening night is basically the first time a movie is being shown. So, the first time for Amy was also the first time for the guys with the new film Both were satisfied.]]

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** It does seem strange that Sheldon was perfectly fine with giving his [[spoiler: virginity [[spoiler:virginity to Amy. However, Sheldon is a man who prides himself on logic. To him, it made logical sense that the next step in his relationship with her would be sex.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The nervousness that Amy displayed over it was paralleled to the nervousness that Leonard, Raj and Howard showed over whether or not the new Star Wars film would be good. The title of the episode fits here: Opening night is basically the first time a movie is being shown. So, the first time for Amy was also the first time for the guys with the new film film. Both were satisfied.]]



** A similar case may have occured in the season four finale. Bernadette gets her PH.D., and Howard barely has a few seconds to congratulate her before Penny leads the charge in teasing him for his lack of a doctorate. Again, she was feeling crappy about herself at the time, [[spoiler: which may have led to her affair with Raj]], and wanted someone else to feel bad for a while.

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** A similar case may have occured occurred in the season four finale. Bernadette gets her PH.D., and Howard barely has a few seconds to congratulate her before Penny leads the charge in teasing him for his lack of a doctorate. Again, she was feeling crappy about herself at the time, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which may have led to her affair with Raj]], and wanted someone else to feel bad for a while.



* The 2015 Valentine's Day episode where it's revealed (to the audience; not Howard) that Bernadette is pregnant. Howard and Bernadette's plot involved them being unable to use their hot tubs because a rabbit was found nearly drowning in it. It's struck me as strange that Bernadette was about to get into a hot tub, despite knowing she was pregnant. In the very next episode she even tells Penny and Amy she can't use hot tubs until after she gives birth. It finally hit me: Bernadette had planned on using the hot tubs as a way of revealing to Howard that she was pregnant (it's just the drowning rabbit through a kink in that plan). And, now I feel stupid.

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* The 2015 Valentine's Day episode where it's revealed (to the audience; not Howard) that Bernadette is pregnant. Howard and Bernadette's plot involved them being unable to use their hot tubs because a rabbit was found nearly drowning in it. It's struck me as strange that Bernadette was about to get into a hot tub, despite knowing she was pregnant. In the very next episode she even tells Penny and Amy she can't use hot tubs until after she gives birth. It finally hit me: Bernadette had planned on using the hot tubs as a way of revealing to Howard that she was pregnant (it's just the drowning rabbit through threw a kink in that plan). And, now I feel stupid.



*** An issue of ''Batman'' lampshades this in the same way, remarking on how despite Gotham's a poor and dreary city, it's criminals seem to be the most well-educated in the world.

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*** An issue of ''Batman'' lampshades this in the same way, remarking on how despite Gotham's a poor and dreary city, it's it' criminals seem to be the most well-educated in the world.



* When Sheldon, down in the dumps after Kwipke humiliates him, briefly considers stealing neurotoxins and murdering him. The second is, after Wolowitz drives the Mars Rover into a ditch, the gang are able to destroy all evidence of their being there, to the point that the Government's investigators are totally baffled. Both incidents are played for laughs, until one realizes that the Bang gang would be scarily good terrorists/murderers if they applied their skills elsewhere.
* When Howard mentions that his ancestors were once neighbours with Bernadette's ancestors back in Europe. Considering that his family fled during the War, Leonard's reaction to the news shows he's clearly wondering if they might have sold them out.

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* When Sheldon, down in the dumps after Kwipke Kripke humiliates him, briefly considers stealing neurotoxins and murdering him. The second is, after Wolowitz drives the Mars Rover into a ditch, the gang are able to destroy all evidence of their being there, to the point that the Government's investigators are totally baffled. Both incidents are played for laughs, until one realizes that the Bang gang would be scarily good terrorists/murderers if they applied their skills elsewhere.
* When Howard mentions that his ancestors were once neighbours neighbors with Bernadette's ancestors back in Europe. Considering that his family fled during the War, war, Leonard's reaction to the news shows he's clearly wondering if they might have sold them out.



** Leonard's mother picks on him about "going left" during breastfeeding to the point that she ended up lopsided, but normally, a baby breastfeeds on whichever side they're facing when their mother holds them. She was so adverse to holding Leonard and compromising her research that she refused to pick him up even to feed him. It might be even more callous. Beverley obviously knows that breast feeding is best for the baby, but always puts him to her left breast - leaving her right hand free to manipulate her mouse or type on her keyboard.

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** Leonard's mother picks on him about "going left" during breastfeeding to the point that she ended up lopsided, but normally, a baby breastfeeds on whichever side they're facing when their mother holds them. She was so adverse averse to holding Leonard and compromising her research that she refused to pick him up even to feed him. It might be even more callous. Beverley Beverly obviously knows that breast feeding is best for the baby, but always puts him to her left breast - leaving her right hand free to manipulate her mouse or type on her keyboard.write.



* AscendedFridgeHorror: Leonard has changed a lot due to Penny's influence, like standing up to Sheldon more. The old Leonard was never as open or bold as he is now. However, the old Leonard would have never even thought of doing things like cheating on her. [[spoiler: How much of his cheating on her while on a boat two years prior to their wedding is a result of her influence?]] Also, how much of his cheating on her is [[LaserGuidedKarma some form of karma]] for all of the times she has admitted to stealing other girls' boyfriends and cheating on men she was dating?

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* AscendedFridgeHorror: Leonard has changed a lot due to Penny's influence, like standing up to Sheldon more. The old Leonard was never as open or bold as he is now. However, the old Leonard would have never even thought of doing things like cheating on her. [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How much of his cheating on her while on a boat two years prior to their wedding is a result of her influence?]] Also, how much of his cheating on her is [[LaserGuidedKarma some form of karma]] for all of the times she has admitted to stealing other girls' boyfriends and cheating on men she was dating?
9th Jun '16 9:24:42 PM Brandon
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* The 2015 Valentine's Day episode where it's revealed (to the audience; not Howard) that Bernadette is pregnant. Howard and Bernadette's plot involved them being unable to use their hot tubs because a rabbit was found nearly drowning in it. It's struck me as strange that Bernadette was about to get into a hot tub, despite knowing she was pregnant. In the very next episode she even tells Penny and Amy she can't use hot tubs until after she gives birth. It finally hit me: Bernadette had planned on using the hot tubs as a way of revealing to Howard that she was pregnant (it's just the drowning rabbit through a kink in that plan). And, now I feel stupid.
8th Mar '16 7:14:30 PM lorgskyegon
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*** An issue of ''Batman'' lampshades this in the same way, remarking on how despite Gotham's a poor and dreary city, it's criminals seem to be the most well-educated in the world.
2nd Mar '16 8:47:48 PM bweb
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* It has frequently been mentioned on the show that Wednesday is comic book night. Now, those not that immersed in geek culture might figure this is more of Sheldon's pedantic insistence on a schedule. However, as anyone who frequents a comic store can tell you, Wednesday IS when new issues are delivered to the stores, and our boys would want to read the fresh material before anyone else had a chance to put out any spoilers.
27th Feb '16 8:52:06 AM Discar
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* How could Leonard put up with Sheldon's antics? Because he's lived with somebody worse: His mother. This also puts a rather Freudian spin on Leonard and Sheldon's relationship. Leonard moved away from his mother, only to move in with his mother.
** If you buy into one of Freud's [[OedipusComplex most (in)famous theories]], it could also put a HoYay spin on their relationship.

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* How could Leonard put up with Sheldon's antics? Because he's lived with somebody worse: His mother. This also puts a rather Freudian spin on Leonard and Sheldon's relationship. Leonard moved away from his mother, only to move in with his mother.
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mother. If you buy into one of Freud's [[OedipusComplex most (in)famous theories]], it could also put a HoYay spin on their relationship.
26th Feb '16 10:52:29 PM CrazyLegs2
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** If you buy into one of Freud's [[OedipusComplex most (in)famous theories]], it could also put a HoYay spin on their relationship.
11th Feb '16 3:51:17 AM jormis29
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* In the Season Eight finale, when Sheldon asks Amy if he should watch ''Series/TheFlash''. It seems like he's just being his usual nerdy self, but he's leading to a bigger question by starting with something small. Well done, writers, not just in the noted BaitAndSwitch but in having Sheldon do things "his way" all the time!

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* In the Season Eight finale, when Sheldon asks Amy if he should watch ''Series/TheFlash''.''Series/TheFlash2014''. It seems like he's just being his usual nerdy self, but he's leading to a bigger question by starting with something small. Well done, writers, not just in the noted BaitAndSwitch but in having Sheldon do things "his way" all the time!
30th Jan '16 1:49:52 PM Discar
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* AscendedFridgeHorror: Leonard has changed a lot due to Penny's influence, like standing up to Sheldon more. The old Leonard was never as open or bold as he is now. However, the old Leonard would have never even thought of doing things like cheating on her. [[spoiler: How much of his cheating on her while on a boat two years prior to their wedding is a result of her influence?]]
** Also, how much of his cheating on her is [[LaserGuidedKarma some form of karma]] for all of the times she has admitted to stealing other girls' boyfriends and cheating on men she was dating?

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* AscendedFridgeHorror: Leonard has changed a lot due to Penny's influence, like standing up to Sheldon more. The old Leonard was never as open or bold as he is now. However, the old Leonard would have never even thought of doing things like cheating on her. [[spoiler: How much of his cheating on her while on a boat two years prior to their wedding is a result of her influence?]]
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influence?]] Also, how much of his cheating on her is [[LaserGuidedKarma some form of karma]] for all of the times she has admitted to stealing other girls' boyfriends and cheating on men she was dating?
30th Jan '16 9:04:12 AM Cameron178
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** Also, how much of his cheating on her is [[LaserGuidedKarma some form of karma]] for all of the times she has admitted to stealing other girls' boyfriends and cheating on men she was dating?
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