History Headscratchers / TheBigBangTheory

11th Nov '17 2:23:56 PM Streakofscarlet
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**Well, as she stated in "The Stag Convergence", the more sleazy aspects of Howard's character went by completely unbeknownst to her, and she though he was just a sweet, somewhat shy guy who lived with his mother, just as she was sweet and somewhat shy. Just four episodes prior to "The Herb Garden Germination", she found out just how unnatural that bit of Howard is, with him expecting her to be his mother's replacement, and it kind of just ends with him going back to his mother. It actually fits well with the engagement; just as she was about to end things for a reason, Howard proved the exact opposite of said reason was true and that he was willing to make this lifelong commitment with her. It makes sense why she changed her mind; we ''did'' see her side of the story ''and'' much more that she didn't know.
26th Sep '17 6:48:23 AM Rilko
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* It bugs me a lot that Sheldon is neither bullied, beaten up or at the very least at the bottom of the social ladder. Nothing about him or his behavior is remotely likeable. [[/folder]]

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* It bugs me a lot that Sheldon is neither bullied, beaten up or at the very least at the bottom of the social ladder. Nothing about him or his behavior is remotely likeable. [[/folder]]
** Normally I'll agree with you he is an ass but there is explanations for the relationships in the series, and it's not only because all 3 of the other guys are spineless. According to Sheldon himself he has 3 friends, Penny Raj and Leonard (not including Amy at the time). It's established early on that Sheldon is very similar to Leonard's mother, which might explain why Leonard hasn't left the apartment years ago, since he really craves for her approval and is used to this kind of treatment. Howard and Raj said that they hang out with Sheldon because "they like Leonard". Also Leonard might feel he owes Sheldon since shortly after he moved in Sheldon saved his life (The story of how the elevator broke). Raj has the least regular conflicts with Sheldon, and actually worked with him. Howard has more than once showed his willingness to establish friendship between them, and really only "hate" him because of Sheldon's disrespect to his work and profession. Penny had her problems with him but her mooching off them, and later her relationship with Leonard forced her to be around him and it is hinted that Sheldon kept "training" her to be less annoying to him and behaving more to his liking even after the episode he explicitly did it. Essentially it boils down to necessity and habits - so no normal person with any other options would[[/folder]]
24th Sep '17 5:34:18 AM Zeanobia
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* It bugs me a lot that Sheldon is neither bullied, beaten up or at the very least at the bottom of the social ladder. Nothing about him or his behavior is remotely likeable.
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17th Aug '17 5:54:19 PM Streakofscarlet
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**At the end of the episode, Sheldon makes Alex go through the seminar(?) on sexual harassment that he was supposed to have, so she really did get a comeuppance. Also, yes, Leonard did state that he and Penny were in a relationship.
16th Jul '17 10:48:43 AM KaminoNeko
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** There is an issue, in that he spent the time complaining about anachronisms, instead of examining it like a new species encountered.
16th Jul '17 10:40:35 AM KaminoNeko
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*** On the other hand, Sheldon being Sheldon, he'd probably feel the need to confirm that it was Hal (it's Sheldon...his One True GL would certainly be Hal)...but the writers probably couldn't come up with a funny way to do that.
10th Jul '17 1:53:12 AM rivalae
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** my interpretation of the scene (and I could easily be wrong) is that Howard was faking sadness/self pity to get penny to feel sorry for him and maybe change her mind about him. Due to this I feel her anger (and subsequent punch) was lots more understandable (I'm not excusing her assaulting Howard, just saying it's understandable) as it is now the anger of someone who has been lied to and emotionally manipulated in addition to the other things Howard has done to her,
5th Jul '17 9:15:24 PM jormis29
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* Why didn't Raj dress up as ComicBook/MartianManhunter instead of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} in "The Justice League Recombination"? It just seems strange that he would be willing to dress up as Wonder Woman to avoid his Aquaman outfit, but not consider ComicBook/MartianManhunter. Also, these are exactly the type of people that would know who ComicBook/MartianManhunter is. And that is just the original seven. There are plenty of other heroes who joined the league later (ComicBook/PlasticMan, ComicBook/TheAtom, ComicBook/RedTornado, {{Steel}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow...). Raj had plenty of alternatives if he did not want to dress up as Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}.

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* Why didn't Raj dress up as ComicBook/MartianManhunter instead of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} in "The Justice League Recombination"? It just seems strange that he would be willing to dress up as Wonder Woman to avoid his Aquaman outfit, but not consider ComicBook/MartianManhunter. Also, these are exactly the type of people that would know who ComicBook/MartianManhunter is. And that is just the original seven. There are plenty of other heroes who joined the league later (ComicBook/PlasticMan, ComicBook/TheAtom, ComicBook/RedTornado, {{Steel}}, ComicBook/{{Steel}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow...). Raj had plenty of alternatives if he did not want to dress up as Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}.
16th May '17 5:18:31 PM nombretomado
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** Call it what you will, but this isn't about being a good guy in relative to Priya. From a writing point of view, it is apparent that Priya cheating was thrown in to make him look better in comparison, and thus justifying his Good Guy title. This isn't new either, Leonard almost triumphantly admitted to having lied to Penny about his personality throughout their relationship and for no other reason than wanting sex from her - but that's okay, because Penny meets a new guy and lies about her interests too. This happens ''two episodes'' after his breakup with Priya. And even that's not a coincidence, because the same thing happened to [[TwoAndAHalfMen Alan]] over and over again when he was supposed to be the good guy. And you know what the worst part is? It doesn't work, because the women are different each time which means that while he may share flaws with some women, he still has ''all'' of the flaws for himself, and then some.

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** Call it what you will, but this isn't about being a good guy in relative to Priya. From a writing point of view, it is apparent that Priya cheating was thrown in to make him look better in comparison, and thus justifying his Good Guy title. This isn't new either, Leonard almost triumphantly admitted to having lied to Penny about his personality throughout their relationship and for no other reason than wanting sex from her - but that's okay, because Penny meets a new guy and lies about her interests too. This happens ''two episodes'' after his breakup with Priya. And even that's not a coincidence, because the same thing happened to [[TwoAndAHalfMen [[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Alan]] over and over again when he was supposed to be the good guy. And you know what the worst part is? It doesn't work, because the women are different each time which means that while he may share flaws with some women, he still has ''all'' of the flaws for himself, and then some.
18th Mar '17 12:15:26 PM nombretomado
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** The show continually references very recent developments in both geekdom and science, it has almost never made intricate details of those stuff as being a major plot point or anything other than for a quick joke. Sheldon made a reference to the fact that NathanFillion was a fan choice for [[Film/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], that's obviously more than a superficial pass-by.

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** The show continually references very recent developments in both geekdom and science, it has almost never made intricate details of those stuff as being a major plot point or anything other than for a quick joke. Sheldon made a reference to the fact that NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion was a fan choice for [[Film/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], that's obviously more than a superficial pass-by.
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