History TheBigBangTheory / TropesFToJ

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.
27th Oct '16 11:45:12 AM ShorinBJ
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Sheldon hates being wrong and when he can't refute something with normal logic he resolves to this trope to get his way, such as claiming to be a new evolution of mankind that are far more intelligent but incapable of [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving properly]].
** It appears that Sheldon and Amy's made-up game "Counterfactuals" runs on this trope. For example, a question asks "In a world where mankind is ruled by a giant intelligent beaver, what food is no longer consumed?" The correct answer is "cheese danish" rather than "cinnamon" which is made of tree bark. They explain this as because of the Dams built to worship and appease the Beaver overlord, which would have left low-lying countries like Denmark completely flooded and thus deprived the world of its namesake confectionary.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Sheldon hates being wrong wrong, and when he can't refute something with normal logic logic, he resolves resorts to this trope to get his way, such as claiming to be a new evolution of mankind that are is far more intelligent but incapable of [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving properly]].
** It appears that Sheldon and Amy's made-up game "Counterfactuals" runs on this trope. For example, a question asks "In a world where mankind is ruled by a giant intelligent beaver, what food is no longer consumed?" The correct answer is "cheese danish" rather than "cinnamon" which is made of tree bark. They explain this as because of the Dams dams built to worship and appease the Beaver beaver overlord, which would have left low-lying countries like Denmark completely flooded and thus deprived the world of its namesake confectionary.confectionary. Which is completely wrong; the Danish was invented in Vienna.



** Repeated reminders that Howard does not have a doctorate

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** Repeated reminders that Howard does not have a doctoratedoctorate:



** Also Howard would like to point out that he does not live with his mother. ''She'' lives with ''him''.

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** Also Howard would like to point out that he does not live with his mother. ''She'' lives with ''him''. Though she owns the house and has since he was a child.
22nd Oct '16 10:28:25 AM ShorinBJ
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** Sheldon wake Leonard in the middle of the night, complaining of abdominal pain, which he puts down to cholera, mentioning a number of other improbable causes he's considered. Leonard suggests it's the more prosaic and likely appendicitis, and gets ready to take him to the hospital. Sheldon melodramatically assumes that he is dying; he then farts, and realizes it was digestive problems caused by the brussels sprouts he'd eaten. Sheldon then says, "Appendicitis. What a nervous Nelly."
** Actually, Sheldon, as completely lacking in self-awareness as he is, hits this trope at least OnceAnEpisode.
21st Oct '16 7:09:17 PM ShorinBJ
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** Penny breaking up with Leonard because she didn't want to hurt someone so vulnerable and inexperienced at long-term relationships. It was Creator/WilWheaton who planted the idea in her head just to win a bowling match, but [[StrawmanHasAPoint that doesn't, necessarily, mean there wasn't truth in that reasoning]].

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** Penny breaking up with Leonard because she didn't want to hurt someone so vulnerable and inexperienced at long-term relationships. It was Creator/WilWheaton who planted the idea in her head just to win a bowling match, match (or let Sheldon think he had just to screw with him), but [[StrawmanHasAPoint that doesn't, necessarily, mean there wasn't truth in that reasoning]].
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