History TheBigBangTheory / TropesFToJ

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]].
21st Oct '16 7:07:18 PM ShorinBJ
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** Beverly Hofstadter is repeatedly referred to as being an award-winning psychiatrist and author. However besides various mentionings, the only time we ever see one of her books being used is when it was required for Pennyís community college psychology class. In addition, while she is an adept psychoanalyst, she tends to force clinical analysis on people around her, insulting and abrasively mocking people around her before using psychological jargon to distant herself from the antagonism which she has created. Overall she comes across as so cold, robotic, and overly analytical that itís hard to see how she could be a good psychiatrist when she seems to see other humans as merely test subjects and will ask those she finds particularly interesting if they would be willing to have their brain scanned.

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** Beverly Hofstadter is repeatedly referred to as being an award-winning psychiatrist and author. However However, besides various mentionings, the only time we ever see one of her books being used is when it was required for Pennyís community college psychology class. In addition, while she is an adept psychoanalyst, she tends to force clinical analysis on people around her, insulting and abrasively mocking people around her before using psychological jargon to distant distance herself from the antagonism which she has created. Overall Overall, she comes across as so cold, robotic, and overly analytical that itís hard to see how she could be a good psychiatrist when she seems to see other humans as merely test subjects and will ask those she finds particularly interesting if they would be willing to have their brain scanned.



** Her theories also have a number of LogicalFallacies that are easily discernable when you take a close look. For example she argues that parents should "focus on celebrating achievements" instead of celebrating their birthday or holidays when they raise the child. This is despite the fact that she is never actually shown congratulating Leonard for his accomplishments. In "The Maternal Combustion" she opted to congratulate only Sheldon for a paper they both published as well as thank Sheldon and not Leonard when the later did something for her merely because the former happened to be there. It has also been mentioned that she has intentionally sabotaged Leonard such as waiting to tell him that his science project was similar to his brothers until the moment he won the science fair. There is also the fact that despite intentionally withholding affection from him she claims Leonard has an Oedipus complex every time he tries to seek her approval.
** FridgeBrilliance Beverly is primarily a neuroscientist all the books she publishes revolve around pure logical scientific facts psychiatrist is just a more glamorous title.

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** Her theories also have a number of LogicalFallacies that are easily discernable when you take a close look. For example example, she argues that parents should "focus on celebrating achievements" instead of celebrating their birthday birthdays or holidays when they raise the child. This is despite the fact that she is never actually shown congratulating Leonard for his accomplishments. In "The Maternal Combustion" Combustion", she opted to congratulate only Sheldon for a paper they both published as well as thank Sheldon and not Leonard when the later latter did something for her merely because the former happened to be there. It has also been mentioned that she has intentionally sabotaged Leonard such as waiting to tell him that his science project was similar to his brothers brother's until the moment he won the science fair. There is also the fact that despite intentionally withholding affection from him she claims Leonard has an Oedipus complex Complex every time he tries to seek her approval.
approval.
** Her works seem to revolve around a hands-off, neglectful style of parenting, as enumerated in her book, ''Needy Baby, Greedy Baby''. It's likely that her work is popular mainly with overwhelmed parents who are ripe to latch onto an excuse to stop actually parenting their children, much as Ayn Rand's books are popular with self-centered teenagers who want a post hoc justification to act with no regard for anyone other than themselves.
** FridgeBrilliance Beverly is primarily a neuroscientist neuroscientist; all the books she publishes revolve around pure logical scientific facts psychiatrist facts. Psychiatrist is just a more glamorous title.
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