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7th Sep '16 8:55:47 AM hullflyer
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* DumbBlonde: In the early seasons, Penny was flighty at times, but overall wasn't very stupid. The first couple of episodes she was more TheDitz but this was replaced with her generally being more CloserToEarth. Later on, she was [[Flanderization Flanderized]] to fit this trope quite a bit more, being frequently thrown by easy to understand incidents (for example a simple, yet not short, sentence where the hardest concept was "joined ownership")

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* DumbBlonde: In the early seasons, Penny was flighty at times, but overall wasn't very stupid. The first couple of episodes she was more TheDitz but this was replaced with her generally being more CloserToEarth. Later on, she was [[Flanderization Flanderized]] {{Flanderized}} to fit this trope quite a bit more, being frequently thrown by easy to understand incidents (for example a simple, yet not short, sentence where the hardest concept was "joined ownership")
7th Sep '16 8:01:24 AM hullflyer
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* CoolLoser: Thoroughly averted. They have their own tight group of friends they all have quirky mannerisms that would likely make them a bullying target, especially [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]]. Leonard is the most normal and friendly of the group but especially in the early seasons he has an almost painfully timid disposition. This is a stark contrast to other stories that either have "charmingly geeky" main characters or the "awkwardly geeky" characters as only secondary characters.

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* CoolLoser: Thoroughly averted. They While they have their own tight group of friends friends, they all have quirky mannerisms that would likely make them a bullying target, especially [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]]. Leonard is the most normal and friendly of the group but especially in the early seasons he has an almost painfully timid disposition. This is a stark contrast to other stories that either have "charmingly geeky" main characters or the "awkwardly geeky" characters as only secondary characters.
7th Sep '16 7:25:06 AM hullflyer
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** A late Season 6 episode has Leonard introduce her to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. She seems to enjoy it but Leonard is disappointed that she's not obsessed with it like he thought she would be. She has a mild personal crisis in realizing she doesn't have the same passionate for these things like they do.

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** A late Season 6 episode has Leonard introduce her to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. She seems to enjoy it but Leonard is disappointed that she's not obsessed with it like he thought she would be. She has a mild personal crisis in realizing she doesn't have the same passionate passion for these things like that they do.
5th Sep '16 8:32:54 PM hullflyer
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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 [[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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* 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 [[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 30.30[[note]]The statistics on life expectancy for earlier time periods are often skewed by high infant mortality rates - when this is compensated for, life expectancy is a lot closer to modern levels than most people would think[[/note]].
18th Jul '16 3:51:35 PM shawn_allen
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** During one episode, Bernadette and Amy are talking about some complicated scientific subject, and Penny chimes in with comments that are right up to snuff with them. As they look on astonished, she quips, "See, my phone is as smart as you two!" with a big grin on her face.
12th Jul '16 3:14:40 PM lorgskyegon
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** After Sheldon gets home after taking off with Raj's date Lalita (a dentist), Leonard asks him if he's going to see her again. Sheldon is puzzled and remarks that he has no reason to because he already has a dentist. The icing on the cake is Sheldon shooting Leonard a look as if it's ''Leonard'' who is missing the point.
11th Jul '16 6:28:18 PM lorgskyegon
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'''Kripke:''' You're a FREAK, Cooper!
* BeastMan: Penny plays a Beast Woman in the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill''. The character has mostly human features, but gorilla hands and feet. She struggles with violent, animalistic urges, triggered when she seen bananas. In one scene of the film, she bites off the finger of her doctor's receptionist.

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'''Kripke:''' You're a FREAK, FWEAK, Cooper!
* BeastMan: Penny plays a Beast Woman in the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill''. The character has mostly human features, but gorilla hands and feet. She struggles with violent, animalistic urges, triggered when she seen bananas. In one scene of the film, she bites off the finger of her doctor's receptionist. She's slowly turning more and more into a gorilla, [[{{Fanservice}} with the last part being her cleavage]].
10th Jul '16 1:31:50 PM gewunomox
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* In "The {{Earworm}} Reverberation," Sheldon is pestered by this trope, which sounds like "low F♯ F♯ E E♭ E E." [[spoiler: It's "Darlin'" by The Music/BeachBoys.]]

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* In "The {{Earworm}} Reverberation," Sheldon is pestered by this trope, which sounds like "low F♯ F♯ E E♭ E E." [[spoiler: It's "Darlin'" by The Music/BeachBoys.Music/TheBeachBoys.]]
5th Jul '16 5:30:05 AM annette12
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** In "The Engagement Reaction" When Bernadette finds out the real reason why Howard's mother was in the hospital she chews him out for it. (He didn't know until she told her.) When she is asked where she is going she responds back with the following lines, everybody but Howard is surprised that she sounds like Mrs. Wolowitz when she shouts.
--> '''Howard:''' Where are you going sweetheart?\\
'''Bernadette:''' ''[Wolowitz voice]'' TO THE TOILET!!!! IS THAT OK WITH YOU?!!\\
''[everyone but Howard reacts in surprise]''\\
'''Howard:''' Is it me or does she sound sexy when she's angry?
19th May '16 1:13:34 PM AgProv
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** This scenario recurs in ''TheBig Bear Precipition'', when Penny securs a colleague's country lodge for the weekend, Leonard assumes the colleague is hitting on her and is male. Penny corrects the gender and casually remarks the price to be paid is her going to a [[DudeShesALesbian Indigo Girls]] concert with the ''female'' doctor.
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