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7th Oct '17 9:50:48 PM nombretomado
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: There are several people on this show who also featured in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', first and foremost Johnny Galecki as Leonard. Sara Gilbert plays Leslie Winkle who briefly dates Leonard and Laurie Metcalf plays Sheldon's mom. Galecki also pointed out at a convention that his first kiss was with Mayim Bialik when he guest starred on ''{{Blossom}}'' years ago.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: There are several people on this show who also featured in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', first and foremost Johnny Galecki as Leonard. Sara Gilbert plays Leslie Winkle who briefly dates Leonard and Laurie Metcalf plays Sheldon's mom. Galecki also pointed out at a convention that his first kiss was with Mayim Bialik when he guest starred on ''{{Blossom}}'' ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' years ago.
21st Sep '17 3:21:45 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ImpossiblePickleJar: Sheldon asks Leonard to open a pickle jar for him in order to impress Leonard's date. Not only can he not open the jar, Leonard ends up breaking it and cutting his hand, which causes him to throw up.
31st Jul '17 9:30:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Beverly Hofstadter is even worse than Sheldon.

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* ** Beverly Hofstadter is even worse than Sheldon.Sheldon. Alfred Hofstadter is agnostic and has no contempt for religious people.
30th May '17 7:06:38 PM nombretomado
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Invoked in-universe with none other than Debbie Wolowitz, Howard's mom. One episode sees the guys visiting Howard at his house and watching ''WheelOfFortune'' together. Howard then demonstrates his mother's amazing ability: he gives her the category, length of the words, and the first two or so letters guessed for each puzzle, and she instantly solves them all. Even Sheldon is impressed by this "superpower," which is all the more impressive because Mrs. Wolowitz, as an UnseenCharacter, is correctly figuring out the puzzles ''without seeing them''.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Invoked in-universe with none other than Debbie Wolowitz, Howard's mom. One episode sees the guys visiting Howard at his house and watching ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' together. Howard then demonstrates his mother's amazing ability: he gives her the category, length of the words, and the first two or so letters guessed for each puzzle, and she instantly solves them all. Even Sheldon is impressed by this "superpower," which is all the more impressive because Mrs. Wolowitz, as an UnseenCharacter, is correctly figuring out the puzzles ''without seeing them''.
22nd Jan '17 5:26:51 PM Xtifr
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** Bernadette turned out to be a beauty contestant in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uer5QxV6oxQ Miss California Quiznos in 1999]] that badly paraphrased SpiceGirls while looking like "a talking cupcake."

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** Bernadette turned out to be a beauty contestant in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uer5QxV6oxQ Miss California Quiznos in 1999]] that badly paraphrased SpiceGirls Music/SpiceGirls while looking like "a talking cupcake."
20th Jan '17 10:59:40 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Sheldon is a relatively straight example, as he is openly critical of his mother's Baptist religion, and Christianity in general. This can be attributed to being raised in the "Bible Belt" of Texas.

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** Sheldon is a relatively straight example, as he is openly critical of his mother's Baptist religion, and Christianity in general. This can be attributed to being raised in the "Bible Belt" of Texas. Though he seems to zig-zag between atheist, agnostic and NayTheist DependingOnTheWriter.


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* Beverly Hofstadter is even worse than Sheldon.
4th Nov '16 4:07:38 AM ShorinBJ
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** Sheldon's legendary payback prank on Leonard, scaring both him and the audience by popping from underneath a couch cushion.

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** Sheldon's legendary payback prank on Leonard, scaring both him and the audience by popping from underneath a couch cushion.
4th Nov '16 4:04:06 AM ShorinBJ
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrUZ1e0yaE&feature=related This happened]].
4th Nov '16 3:55:32 AM ShorinBJ
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** Leonard's mother has never been wrong about anything in her psychiatric evaluations of the cast, therefore her ideas about Howard and Raj must be correct as well.

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** Leonard's mother [[SarcasmMode has never been wrong about anything in her psychiatric evaluations of the cast, therefore her ideas about Howard and Raj must be correct as well.well]].



* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: In "The Indecision Amalgamation" Raj [[spoiler:ends up getting two dates, one from the redhead Emily and the other from his ex-girlfriend Lucy within a week of the other.Unable to cope with what he considers wrong, he tells Emily the truth and about how his relationship with Lucy never reached consummating it with sex. Noting she did know things could get weird on the date, she is smitten by his need for such a level of honesty, she continues the date with him and would have a few more. Averted with Lucy who didn't take the news well, but that wasn't seen]].

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* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: In "The Indecision Amalgamation" Raj [[spoiler:ends up getting two dates, one from the redhead Emily and the other from his ex-girlfriend Lucy within a week of the other. Unable to cope with what he considers wrong, he tells Emily the truth and about how his relationship with Lucy never reached consummating it with sex. Noting she did know things could get weird on the date, she is smitten by his need for such a level of honesty, she continues the date with him and would have a few more. Averted with Lucy who didn't take the news well, but that wasn't seen]].
30th Oct '16 2:20:57 PM ShorinBJ
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** Penny undergoes a bit of Flanderization as the series goes on. Initially, though clearly not as smart as the geeks next door, she is presented as fairly intelligent, but later in the series she gets dumbed down some, most noticebaly when contrasting the season two episode where Penny makes hair accessories and is competently gluing them together, while by season seven, there is an episode where she's incapable of using glue without getting it stuck all over herself. She is also a very competent waitress initially, but dialogue later in the show implies that she is actually terrible - although curiously, there is no onscreen evidence of this change.

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** Penny undergoes a bit of Flanderization as the series goes on. Initially, though clearly not as smart as the geeks next door, she is presented as fairly intelligent, but later in the series she gets dumbed down some, most noticebaly noticeably when contrasting the season two episode where Penny makes hair accessories and is competently gluing them together, while by season seven, there is an episode where she's incapable of using glue without getting it stuck all over herself. She is also a very competent waitress initially, but dialogue later in the show implies that she is actually terrible - although curiously, there is no onscreen evidence of this change.change.
** Leonard a bit. For one thing, Penny is initially very impressed with his bedroom skills, once commenting that he really is a genius after he does something in particular (he admits he Googled how to do it, but that's not a bad thing), but remarks crop up in later seasons suggesting he's a mediocre lover at best.


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** Sheldon is upset about Leonard coming home early and not telling him in favor of spending the extra time with Penny. He keeps up this running thing about how whatever Leonard says or does, he means the opposite. Leonard says he's not going to drive Sheldon to work because he's being annoying? "You're driving me to work because I'm delightful." Then Leonard walks off screen:
--->'''Sheldon:''' I assume the other four fingers are extended.
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