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30th Jun '17 9:15:01 AM Cameron178
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* In season nine, Sheldon pissed off just about everyone with his behavior during a time when he was sick. He then apologized to them, and they all forgave him except Raj's girlfriend Emily, who was even more insulted by his apology (he insulted her job). This is due to the fact that she wasn't used to Sheldon's typical behavior, even after nearly two years of dating Raj. However, she never really had the chance to do so since she didn't really spend that much time with the group: the few times she hung out with Howard, she only saw him in a negative way (attacking Stewart, not wanting to help the homeless at Thanksgiving, ruining her toilet), she hated Penny for her past hookup with Raj, she and Amy stopped hanging out after the episode where she was introduced, she had little to no interaction with Leonard but did walk in him dressed in Penny's underwear (to prove a point, but still), and while she and Bernadette didn't have any negative interactions, she probably didn't think too highly of someone who willingly married Howard. Heck, she and Raj even struggled from time to time. So, unlike Amy and Bernadette, who were immediately integrated into the group once they started dating Sheldon and Howard, Emily spent most of the time separated from them. In hindsight, this foreshadowed [[spoiler: the end of her relationship with Raj.]]
8th Jun '17 12:24:01 PM Cameron178
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* Penny struggling with her acting career in season seven was presented as a sad storyline, especially when her cameo in NCIS was cut. However, there may be a reason for that happening: at the beginning of the episode, when she excitedly informs everyone of the part, she doesn't seem to even remember the name of the show. She acted like she cared more about acting against Mark Harmon than the actual part. That attitude may have come across in her scene.
19th Mar '17 8:17:24 AM Cameron178
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* it makes sense that the baby would react positively to Stewart, her parents talk in loud and panicked voices when she cries,well Stewart talks with a monotone AKA a calmer voice which let's her know things are okay

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\n* it makes sense that the baby would react positively to Stewart, her parents talk in loud and panicked voices when she cries,well Stewart talks with a monotone AKA a calmer voice which let's her know things are okay
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* In "The Griffin Equivalency", Leonard and the others are annoyed with Raj's ego, but they are willing to put up with it for the time being. What makes them stop is simple: [[BerserkButton Raj asks Penny to attend a party in his honor, and then brags about it to Leonard]].
22nd Jan '17 1:51:02 PM Binditheskunk
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** Sheldon's mother drilled manners into him, including the fact that you always give up your bed for a guest if there isn't a spare. Hence why he offered his bed in The Psychic Vortex, and assumed that Penny would give up hers for him in The Bozeman Reaction.

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** Sheldon's mother drilled manners into him, him,d including the fact that you always give up your bed for a guest if there isn't a spare. Hence why he offered his bed in The Psychic Vortex, and assumed that Penny would give up hers for him in The Bozeman Reaction.



* Why dose Beverly Hofstadter keep appearing to spite being TheScrappy, because her entire character is one giant TakeThatAudience. You don't have to look further than this very site to see that [[FanDumb fan's like to use]] InsaneTrollLogic [[FanDumb to excuse Sheldon of his]] {{Jerkass}} behavior and blame all the problems on the others (especially [[ButtMonkey Lenard]]), so they introduced [[HateSink Beverly]] who takes all of Sheldon's negative traits UpToEleven, and still brings out the worst in him, with no RefugeInAudacity. Much like how fans will make any excuse to [[DesignatedHero make Sheldon come of as the good guy]] [[DesignatedVillain and Lenard the bad guy]] Beverly insists that all the problems with their relationship are Lenard's fault and everyone just goes along with it to spite the fact that she's clearly a terrible mother and yet she still maintains a career as a child psychiatrist. Basically {{This|LoserIsYou}} {{Jerkass}} [[ThisLoserIsYou is you.]]

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* Why dose Beverly Hofstadter keep appearing to spite being TheScrappy, because her entire character is one giant TakeThatAudience. You don't have to look further than this very site to see that [[FanDumb fan's like to use]] InsaneTrollLogic [[FanDumb to excuse Sheldon of his]] {{Jerkass}} behavior and blame all the problems on the others (especially [[ButtMonkey Lenard]]), so they introduced [[HateSink Beverly]] who takes all of Sheldon's negative traits UpToEleven, and still brings out the worst in him, with no RefugeInAudacity. Much like how fans will make any excuse to [[DesignatedHero make Sheldon come of as the good guy]] [[DesignatedVillain and Lenard the bad guy]] Beverly insists that all the problems with their relationship are Lenard's fault and everyone just goes along with it to spite the fact that she's clearly a terrible mother and yet she still maintains a career as a child psychiatrist. Basically {{This|LoserIsYou}} {{Jerkass}} [[ThisLoserIsYou is you.]]
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* it makes sense that the baby would react positively to Stewart, her parents talk in loud and panicked voices when she cries,well Stewart talks with a monotone AKA a calmer voice which let's her know things are okay
4th Jan '17 11:32:59 AM MattP5557
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* Why dose Beverly Hofstadter keep appearing to spite being TheScrappy, because her entire character is one giant TakeThatAudience. You don't have to look further than this very site to see that [[FanDumb fan's like to use]] InsaneTrollLogic [[FanDumb to excuse Sheldon of his]] {{Jerkass}} behavior and blame all the problems on the others (especially [[ButtMonkey Lenard]]), so they introduced [[HateSink Beverly]] who takes all of Sheldon's negative traits UpToEleven, and still brings out the worst in him, with no RefugeInAudacity. Much like how fans will make any excuse to [[DesignatedHero make Sheldon come of as the good guy]] [[DesignatedVillain and Lenard the bad guy]] Beverly insists that all the problems with their relationship are Lenard's fault and everyone just goes along with it to spite the fact that she's clearly a terrible mother and yet she still maintains a career as a child psychiatrist. Basically {{This|LoserIsYou}} {{Jerkass}} [[ThisLoserIsYou is you.]]
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.
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