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14th Jul '17 7:50:43 PM TFSyndicate
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* OnceASeason: A couple of recurring gags you can expect every season: "Soft Kitty" being sung to or by Sheldon, Leonard and Sheldon's parents visit (although somewhat sporadically), everyone appears in costume for some event (Halloween party, Renaissance fair, the punishment for losing a game...) and from the third season on, at least one appearance by Creator/WilWheaton and Creator/StephenHawking.

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* OnceASeason: A couple of recurring gags you can expect every season: "Soft Kitty" being sung to or by Sheldon, Leonard and Sheldon's parents visit (although somewhat sporadically), everyone appears in costume for some event (Halloween party, Renaissance fair, the punishment for losing a game...) and from the third season on, at least one appearance by Creator/WilWheaton (from season three onwards) and Creator/StephenHawking.Creator/StephenHawking (season five onwards).
14th Jul '17 7:49:25 PM TFSyndicate
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* OnceASeason: A couple of recurring gags you can expect every season: "Soft Kitty" being sung to or by Sheldon, Leonard and Sheldon's parents visit (although somewhat sporadically), everyone appears in costume for some event (Halloween party, Renaissance fair, the punishment for losing a game...) and from the third season on, at least one appearance by Creator/WilWheaton.

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* OnceASeason: A couple of recurring gags you can expect every season: "Soft Kitty" being sung to or by Sheldon, Leonard and Sheldon's parents visit (although somewhat sporadically), everyone appears in costume for some event (Halloween party, Renaissance fair, the punishment for losing a game...) and from the third season on, at least one appearance by Creator/WilWheaton.Creator/WilWheaton and Creator/StephenHawking.
17th Jun '17 7:57:42 PM nombretomado
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* OffTheShelfFX: In "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion", Howard scans Raj for his action figure with an {{Xbox 360}} Kinect sensor.

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* OffTheShelfFX: In "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion", Howard scans Raj for his action figure with an {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/XBox360 Kinect sensor.
17th Jun '17 8:28:45 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: In a flashback to when Leonard became Sheldon's roommate, it's shown that the living room is furnished with just a couple of lawn chairs and a TV.
12th Feb '17 10:55:21 PM Scsigs
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* NoTrueScotsman: Not necessarily the main characters, but the writers being aware of references to geek culture that don't go past skin-deep most of the time. If you're a fan of the same things the characters are, it can sometimes be hard to take them seriously when they mention something in a reference and get it at least partially wrong. For instance, when they mention ''Series/DoctorWho's'' main character, The Doctor, it's always by ''the show's'' name rather than his chosen title. It's forced and awkward every time they make the mistake. If no one else, ''Sheldon'' should always be making the distinction known between the two, as he's a big fan of the show and has the OCD tendencies to make it believable that he would. He's gotten into semantics arguments over less before. The only reason I can fathom is that they write it that way so that the people who don't know about the show too much aren't confused, but that's really not an excuse, as the internet is widely available for use if people are confused by a reference. It doesn't help that apparently not a lot of people apparently care that find clips on YouTube, or even other fans in the DW fandom, who'll say things like, "the older actors were credited as 'Doctor Who,'" or something of the like, despite that being his stated title and he's made corrections to people calling him just "Doc" in some of the episodes as recent as towards the end of David Tennant's tenure.
8th Jan '17 5:17:35 PM thecarolinabull01
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* LongRunner: Ten seasons so far.
27th Dec '16 11:52:47 AM JamesAustin
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** Sheldon himself has nightmares about [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 Morlocks]] and [[TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], specifically [[spoiler:himself turning ''into'' Gollum.]]

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** Sheldon himself has nightmares about [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 Morlocks]] and [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], specifically [[spoiler:himself turning ''into'' Gollum.]]
27th Dec '16 11:51:55 AM JamesAustin
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** Creator/JamesEarlJones is definitely this, though he has a bit of a prankster side (as CarrieFisher knows).

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** Creator/JamesEarlJones is definitely this, though he has a bit of a prankster side (as CarrieFisher Creator/CarrieFisher knows).
25th Oct '16 6:08:20 PM ShorinBJ
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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Sheldon, a string theorist who on his days off also dabbles in, for example, genetic engineering, and who purportedly built [[MadScientist a nuclear reactor and a "death ray"]] as a [[TeenGenius child]], not to mention his extensive knowledge on the Social Sciences (History, Political Science and Flags) as well as basic Notary Law (he is the principal author of the Roommate Agreement with Leonard and the Relationship Agreement with Amy). This [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The Writer]], though: we've also seen him unable to ascertain how to open a toolbox. Mainly, he just ''thinks'' he's an expert on everything.
** TruthInTelevision -- anyone who's ever worked with extremely high-IQ academics will marvel at their often-paired lack of common sense and/or inability to perform mundane tasks. This is reflected in the reality that lower-level degrees are more general studies while higher level degrees tend to focus on specific specialties, thus two people could both have a doctorate in, say, electrical engineering and have little in common because one is for power-plants and the other is for microprocessors. Mayim Bialik is shown to be very particular in her phrasing when discussing Amy's neurobiology degree versus her own neuroscience degree because they ''are not'' the same thing.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Sheldon, a string theorist who on his days off also dabbles in, for example, genetic engineering, and who purportedly built [[MadScientist a nuclear reactor and a "death ray"]] as a [[TeenGenius child]], not to mention his extensive knowledge on the Social Sciences (History, Political Science Science, and Flags) as well as basic Notary Law (he is the principal author of the Roommate Agreement with Leonard and the Relationship Agreement with Amy).Flags). This [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The Writer]], though: we've also seen him unable to ascertain how to open a toolbox. Mainly, he just ''thinks'' he's an expert on everything.
everything; when he spends a day in Amy's lab, he thinks his intelligence qualifies him to do real neurobiology work, but can't correctly perform even the simplest tasks.
** TruthInTelevision -- anyone who's ever worked with extremely high-IQ academics will marvel at their often-paired lack of common sense and/or inability to perform mundane tasks. This is reflected in the reality that lower-level degrees are more general studies while higher level degrees tend to focus on specific specialties, specialties; thus two people could both have a doctorate in, say, electrical engineering and have little in common because one is for power-plants and the other is for microprocessors. Mayim Bialik is shown to be very particular in her phrasing when discussing Amy's neurobiology degree versus her own neuroscience degree because they ''are not'' the same thing.
21st Oct '16 6:58:43 PM ShorinBJ
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* ModestyTowel: Penny calls out for help because she slipped and fell in the shower. She's able to get the attention of one of the male characters, who she convinces to come in despite the fact she took a shower (and presumably is naked). He walks into the bathroom, and despite that she can't move because she broke her shoulder, she's lying on the bottom of the tub completely covered by a towel.
** The empty rings on the bar above suggest that Penny yanked off the curtain to cover herself before calling for help.
** Or that she grabbed it when she slipped and pulled it down.

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* ModestyTowel: Penny calls out for help because she slipped and fell in the shower. She's able to get the attention of one of the male characters, who she convinces to come in despite the fact she took a shower (and presumably is naked). He walks into the bathroom, and despite that she can't move because she broke her shoulder, she's lying on the bottom of the tub completely covered by a towel.
** The empty rings on the bar above suggest that Penny yanked off the curtain to cover herself before calling for help.
** Or that
towel. Possibly she grabbed it when she slipped and pulled it down.



** It should be pointed out that this is ''only'' in universe -- reportedly Bob Newhart was and is a big fan of the show, enjoyed his time there, and has made a second appearance as Prof Proton, looking towards a possible third episode.

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** It should be pointed out that this is ''only'' in universe -- reportedly Bob Newhart was and is a big fan of the show, enjoyed his time there, and has made a second appearance several more appearances as Prof Proton, looking towards a possible third episode. Proton.
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