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27th Jan '16 1:10:13 PM rafi
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Breakout Character fit better, they are part of the core group now.
** Both Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler started out as sporadic recurring characters introduced in the third season and given their own little plot lines in the fourth. While they may not always show up unlike the core 5, they are credited as stars in the episodes they appear, and have appeared much more frequently than before. Starting from Season 5, they can be expected to appear in any given episode and get just as much focus as any of the other characters.

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** * BreakoutCharacter: Both Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler started out as sporadic recurring characters introduced in the third season and given their own little plot lines in the fourth. While they may not always show up unlike the core 5, they are credited as stars in the episodes they appear, and have appeared much more frequently than before. Starting from Season 5, they can be expected to appear in any given episode and get just as much focus as any of the other characters. Now they are integral part of the main cast with equal screentime.
9th Dec '15 6:30:02 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: ** Narrowly succeeds. Penny being the sole prominent female character, it was to be expected but the later addition of Bernadette and Amy to the cast, gives the girls more opportunities to occasionally speak about something else than men. Relationship issues usually comes up with their various get-togethers, as each have a romantic counterpart on the guys side, but on the whole they aren't always just talking about men (they actually had a "Truth or Dare" game where Penny ended it when they asked some uncomfortable questions about her feelings for Leonard). ** Initially, the "girl group" was largely there to provide a female perspective on the guys story or help define their relationships with the guys via their gossip. Eventually, it developed to be more about their own interactions (such as Amy giving Penny a [[UnwantedGiftPlot gaudy painting of the two of them]]) or otherwise have their own story with little to no connection to the guys. An interesting episode had the girls take the day off work to go to Disneyland and they got Franchise/DisneyPrincess make-overs (Penny just wanted to get drunk and go on rides), while in the midst of that Sheldon called Amy and Bernadette over the phone to give a short speech over female roles. ** Referenced in the Season 7 premiere. Amy and Bernadette attend a biology conference together and note that they enjoy being able to have intellectual conversations with each other since they usually only talk about boys when Penny is around. Immediately subverted when some guys buy them drinks and they immediately dissolve into puddles of boy-crazy-ness.
1st Dec '15 11:04:43 AM creepingdeath
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Edited, because Sheldon was the only one there, the other guys were in the desert watching a meteor shower
** In the Season 3 episode ''The Adhesive Duck Deficiency'', Penny falls in the shower and breaks her arm. She calls for Sheldon to help, because she knows the sight of her naked would literally do nothing for him. In fact, Sheldon spends more time whining about the possibility of getting injured driving than appreciating the fact that he got to enjoy Kaley Cuoco "in the altogether."
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** In the Season 3 episode ''The Adhesive Duck Deficiency'', Penny falls in the shower and breaks dislocates her arm. She calls for Sheldon to help, because she knows the sight of her naked would literally do nothing for him. In fact, shoulder. Sheldon spends more time whining about the possibility of getting injured driving than appreciating the fact that he got to enjoy Kaley Cuoco "in the altogether."
1st Dec '15 11:02:55 AM creepingdeath
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** In a Season 5 episode, Penny falls in the shower and breaks her arm. She calls for Sheldon to help, because she knows the sight of her naked would literally do nothing for him. In fact, Sheldon spends more time whining about the possibility of getting injured driving than appreciating the fact that he got to enjoy Kaley Cuoco "in the altogether."
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** In a the Season 5 episode, 3 episode ''The Adhesive Duck Deficiency'', Penny falls in the shower and breaks her arm. She calls for Sheldon to help, because she knows the sight of her naked would literally do nothing for him. In fact, Sheldon spends more time whining about the possibility of getting injured driving than appreciating the fact that he got to enjoy Kaley Cuoco "in the altogether."
22nd Nov '15 9:57:52 AM StarSword
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* BiTheWay: Amy seems to be largely heterosexual, but has made sexual overtures more than once to Penny. ** Also a case of IfItsYouItsOkay, since Amy doesn't seem attracted to any other regular female characters, despite acknowledging their attractiveness in some cases (e.g. Bernadette, Priya). ** In "The Hook-Up Reverberation", Penny casually admits her high school PE coach turned out to have a close personal interest in her. She took the young Penny to see a Melissa Etheridge gig, and Penny played along with the idea to ensure she got A-grades. Penny does not disclose [[TeacherStudentRomance how far she had to go to get those A's]]. ** In the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill'', Penny's character is said to be a bisexual go-go dancer. This is used as a background to the character, she is not a DepravedBisexual. When the character starts going AxCrazy, her bisexuality plays no part.

* BiTheWay: Amy seems to be largely heterosexual, but has made sexual overtures more than once to Penny. ** Also a case of IfItsYouItsOkay, since Amy doesn't seem attracted to any other regular female characters, despite acknowledging their attractiveness in some cases (e.g. Bernadette, Priya). ** In "The Hook-Up Reverberation", Penny casually admits her high school PE coach turned out to have a close personal interest in her. She took the young Penny to see a Melissa Etheridge gig, and Penny played along with the idea to ensure she got A-grades. Penny does not disclose [[TeacherStudentRomance how far she had to go to get those A's]]. ** In the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill'', Penny's character is said to be a bisexual go-go dancer. This is used as a background to the character, she is not a DepravedBisexual. When the character starts going AxCrazy, her bisexuality plays no part.
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* BiTheWay: Amy seems to be largely heterosexual, but has made sexual overtures more than once to Penny. ** Also a case of IfItsYouItsOkay, since Amy doesn't seem attracted to any other regular female characters, despite acknowledging their attractiveness in some cases (e.g. Bernadette, Priya). ** In "The Hook-Up Reverberation", Penny casually admits her high school PE coach turned out to have a close personal interest in her. She took BitingTheHandHumor: [[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116821698597553773070 One 2015 Chuck Lorre Productions ending plate]] complains about the young Penny decision to see a Melissa Etheridge gig, and Penny played along with make the idea 2017 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series exclusive to ensure she got A-grades. Penny does not disclose [[TeacherStudentRomance how far she had to go to get those A's]]. ** In the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill'', Penny's character is said to be a bisexual go-go dancer. This is used as a background to the character, she is not a DepravedBisexual. When the character starts going AxCrazy, her bisexuality plays no part. CBS All-Access.
13th Nov '15 4:48:43 PM lorgskyegon
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** Well, Milk Duds are the most apologetic of the boxed candies.
12th Nov '15 3:18:28 PM LaurelHS
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Howard compares [[EpicFail the reception to one of Sheldon's lectures]] to "the Hindenburg meets Chernobyl meets ''[[Film/TRONLegacy Tron 2]]''".
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ** Howard compares [[EpicFail the reception to one of Sheldon's lectures]] to "the Hindenburg meets Chernobyl meets ''[[Film/TRONLegacy Tron 2]]''".

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Howard compares [[EpicFail ** Raj explains why he's stressed out in "The Space Probe Disintegration": -->'''Raj:''' A space probe might be destroyed, my parents are going through an awful divorce, the reception to one of Sheldon's lectures]] to "the Hindenburg meets Chernobyl meets ''[[Film/TRONLegacy Tron 2]]''".guy who cuts my dog’s hair just gave her bangs! ''(to Howard)'' You saw her. She looks like Jim Carrey from ''Dumb and Dumber''.
20th Oct '15 6:52:11 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** It's revealed in "The Werewolf Transformation" that Sheldon believes that barbers keep "Haircut records".
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** It's revealed in "The Werewolf Transformation" that Sheldon believes that barbers keep "Haircut records"."haircut records."
20th Oct '15 6:49:27 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** It's revealed in "The Werewolf Transformation" that Sheldon believes that Barbers keep "Haircut records".
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** It's revealed in "The Werewolf Transformation" that Sheldon believes that Barbers barbers keep "Haircut records".
18th Oct '15 6:11:30 PM nombretomado
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Amy's ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' FanFic exaggerates the lower life expectancy of 19th century people. The protagonist Amelia converses with Cooper, a time traveler from the 21st century. She finds "strange" and "incredible" the concept of people living past thirty. But this was not an unusual occasion in this century. There is a paper called ''[[http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/Eng/Docs/DEIP_Gallop.pdf Mortality improvements and evolution of life expectancies]]'' written by demographer Adrian Gallop, examining the life expectancy changes in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]]. According to it: "Period life expectancy at birth in the mid-19th century was around 40 years for males and 42 years for females." And naturally there were individuals who lived to a ripe old age. For example there are [[ThePresidents the Presidents of the United States]]. Lets see the ages of 19th century Presidents at death: UsefulNotes/JohnAdams (90 years), UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson (83 years), UsefulNotes/JamesMadison (85 years), UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe (73 years), UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams (80 years), UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson (78 years), UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren (79 years), UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison (68 years), UsefulNotes/JohnTyler (71 years), UsefulNotes/JamesKPolk (53 years), UsefulNotes/ZacharyTaylor (65 years), UsefulNotes/MillardFillmore (74 years), UsefulNotes/FranklinPierce (64 years), UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan (77 years), UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (56 years), UsefulNotes/AndrewJohnson (66 years), UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant (63 years), UsefulNotes/RutherfordBHayes (70 years), UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield (49 years), UsefulNotes/ChesterAArthur (57 years), UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland (71 years), UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison (67 years), and UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley (58 years). All well above 30.
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Amy's ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' FanFic exaggerates the lower life expectancy of 19th century people. The protagonist Amelia converses with Cooper, a time traveler from the 21st century. She finds "strange" and "incredible" the concept of people living past thirty. But this was not an unusual occasion in this century. There is a paper called ''[[http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/Eng/Docs/DEIP_Gallop.pdf Mortality improvements and evolution of life expectancies]]'' written by demographer Adrian Gallop, examining the life expectancy changes in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]]. According to it: "Period life expectancy at birth in the mid-19th century was around 40 years for males and 42 years for females." And naturally there were individuals who lived to a ripe old age. For example there are [[ThePresidents [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents the Presidents of the United States]]. Lets see the ages of 19th century Presidents at death: UsefulNotes/JohnAdams (90 years), UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson (83 years), UsefulNotes/JamesMadison (85 years), UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe (73 years), UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams (80 years), UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson (78 years), UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren (79 years), UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison (68 years), UsefulNotes/JohnTyler (71 years), UsefulNotes/JamesKPolk (53 years), UsefulNotes/ZacharyTaylor (65 years), UsefulNotes/MillardFillmore (74 years), UsefulNotes/FranklinPierce (64 years), UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan (77 years), UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (56 years), UsefulNotes/AndrewJohnson (66 years), UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant (63 years), UsefulNotes/RutherfordBHayes (70 years), UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield (49 years), UsefulNotes/ChesterAArthur (57 years), UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland (71 years), UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison (67 years), and UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley (58 years). All well above 30.
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