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30th Oct '16 1:21:48 PM ShorinBJ
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* YoureNotMyType: In "The Cooper Extraction", several WhatIf scenarios are depicted. In one of them, Penny tries to seduce Sheldon. It doesn't work even when she strips off most of her clothings. Sheldon is simply not attracted to her, and says that he is saving himself for someone special. He suggests his type is "a cute bespectacled neuroscientist with hair the color of mud." In other words Amy, who he doesn't know in this scenario. Naturally this entire scenario is narrated by Amy.

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* YoureNotMyType: In "The Cooper Extraction", several WhatIf scenarios are depicted. In one of them, Penny tries to seduce Sheldon. It doesn't work even when she strips off most of her clothings.clothing. Sheldon is simply not attracted to her, and says that he is saving himself for someone special. He suggests his type is "a cute bespectacled neuroscientist with hair the color of mud." In other words Amy, who he doesn't know in this scenario. Naturally Naturally, this entire scenario is narrated by Amy.
29th Oct '16 12:36:52 PM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Bernadette''': I'm going home and I'm going to have SEX with my husband! Maybe I'll even let him do it to me in a parking spot! ''(beat while she realizes what she said)'' ...which sounds dirty but I didn't mean it that way!

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-->'''Bernadette''': I'm going home and I'm going to have SEX with my husband! Maybe I'll even let him do it to me in a the parking spot! ''(beat while she realizes what she said)'' ...which sounds dirty but I didn't mean it that way!



*** This is especially apparent when it comes to money. Bernadette takes the position that since she makes more money, she should have primary power over their finances. When she (understandably) gets upset over Howard buying an expensive 3D printer without discussing it with her first, she takes his name off their joint account and institutes an allowance. Try flipping the genders and see who sides with the husband treating his wife that way.



*** However the trope is played straight in ''The Habitation Configuration''. Amy is directing a special episode of 'Fun with Flags', with Wil Wheaton appearing as a guest star. She's incredibly rude and condescending to him, calling him out on faults that ''don't even exist'' and generally being extremely difficult. Wheaton takes her jibes good naturedly, but eventually bites back. Sheldon, quite rightly, sides with Wheaton, but is later informed by Leonard that he should have sided with Amy, no matter what. Amy is never called out on her awful behaviour, and goes on to repeat it with LeVar Burton at the end of the episode.
** In Priya and Leonard's relationship, she slowly started twisting his life to what she wanted including not being friends with Penny anymore and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable changing his wardrobe]]. He went along with it, even [[LongDistanceRelationship sticking with her]] as she moved back to India, but in confessing a minor infidelity she admitted to sleeping with an ex-boyfriend, trying to pass it off as the same thing and he had none of it.
* TheUnfavorite: In "The Itchy Brain Simulation" Leonard reveals he was this to his aunt as well. When he went to college, he got an itchy sweater that made him breakout. His brother got a car.
* UngratefulBastard: Downplayed. Amy's TimeTravelRomance character, Cooper, never says "thank you" to his love interest Amelia, no matter how hard she works to please him. The story in set in a 19th century prairie house and there is no indoor plumbing. To prepare a bath for him, Amelia has to do hard work.

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*** However However, the trope is played straight in ''The Habitation Configuration''. Amy is directing a special episode of 'Fun with Flags', with Wil Wheaton appearing as a guest star. She's incredibly rude and condescending to him, calling him out on faults that ''don't even exist'' and generally being extremely difficult. Wheaton takes her jibes good naturedly, but eventually bites back. Sheldon, quite rightly, sides with Wheaton, but is later informed by Leonard that he should have sided with Amy, no matter what. Amy is never called out on her awful behaviour, behavior, and goes on to repeat it with LeVar [=LeVar=] Burton at the end of the episode.
** In Priya and Leonard's relationship, she slowly started twisting his life to what she wanted including not being friends with Penny anymore and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable changing his wardrobe]]. He went along with it, even [[LongDistanceRelationship sticking with her]] as she moved back to India, but in confessing when he confessed a (relatively) minor infidelity infidelity, she admitted to sleeping with an ex-boyfriend, trying to pass it off as the same thing and he had none of it.
* TheUnfavorite: In "The Itchy Brain Simulation" Leonard reveals he was this to his aunt as well. When he went to college, he got an itchy sweater that made him breakout.break out. His brother got a car.
* UngratefulBastard: Downplayed. Amy's TimeTravelRomance character, Cooper, never says "thank you" to his love interest Amelia, no matter how hard she works to please him. The story in set in a 19th century prairie house and there is no indoor plumbing. To prepare a bath for him, Amelia has to do a lot of hard work.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Sheldon's self-centered egotism and condescending behavior of him the source of conflict for any given episode, even just by being sick and asking for help (his obnoxious neediness at that stage is dreaded by everyone). Howard's CasanovaWannabe and outright pervy behavior of the earlier seasons were also not meant to be endearing, although he gradually grew out of it. That said the show is based on every character being unfairly humiliated at some point, which has occasionally made them [[DracoInLeatherPants more sympathetic than intended]].

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Sheldon's self-centered egotism and condescending behavior of make him the source of conflict for any given episode, even just by being sick and asking for help (his obnoxious neediness at that stage is dreaded by everyone). Howard's CasanovaWannabe and outright pervy behavior of the earlier seasons were also not meant to be endearing, although he gradually grew out of it. That said said, the show is based on every character being unfairly humiliated at some point, which has occasionally made them [[DracoInLeatherPants more sympathetic than intended]].



* UnwantedAssistance: In the second episode Leonard and Sheldon got a spare key to Penny's apartment, which Sheldon used to ''clean'' her apartment in the middle of the night (with Leonard begrudgingly helping), [[TooDumbToLive leaving a note confessing to the act and offering advice on further organization]]. When she understandably freaks out, Leonard demands Sheldon apologize, to which he tells Penny, "I would like to apologize for what happened and I take full responsibility... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint and I hope this doesn't color your perception of Leonard... who I hear is a gentle and thorough lover."]]

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* UnwantedAssistance: In the second episode Leonard and Sheldon got a spare key to Penny's apartment, which Sheldon used to ''clean'' her apartment in the middle of the night (with Leonard begrudgingly helping), [[TooDumbToLive leaving a note confessing to the act and offering advice on further organization]]. When she understandably freaks out, Leonard demands Sheldon apologize, to which he tells Penny, "I would like to apologize for what happened and I take full responsibility... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint and I hope this doesn't color your perception of Leonard... who I hear is a gentle and thorough lover."]]



* VocalDissonance: Bernadette normally has a fairly high pitched, squeaky voice. But there are times when she yells and sounds ''exactly'' like Howards mom. Which he finds to be ''[[OedipusComplex hot]].''

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* VocalDissonance: Bernadette normally has a fairly high pitched, squeaky voice. But there are times when she yells and sounds ''exactly'' like Howards Howard's mom. Which he finds to be ''[[OedipusComplex hot]].''



** VoiceForTheVoiceless: Howard, who usually just relays what Raj whispers into his ear (though sometimes Howard's annoyed comebacks imply what Raj said well enough). There are also times when Howard will lie about Raj said in order to deflect blame on to Raj. Since Raj can't talk to them, he has no way of refuting the comments.

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** VoiceForTheVoiceless: Howard, who usually just relays what Raj whispers into his ear (though sometimes Howard's annoyed comebacks imply what Raj said well enough). There are also times when Howard will lie about Raj said in order to deflect blame on to Raj. Since Raj can't talk to them, talk, he has no way of refuting the comments.
24th Oct '16 5:49:40 PM ShorinBJ
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* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency:
** Leonard when he stops himself from having sex with a woman while his girlfriend is in India. After making out with her. Twice.
** Sheldon, any time he does anything even slightly decent.
22nd Oct '16 4:18:24 PM ShorinBJ
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** There are several examples of "geeky" movies and series taking a slam too

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** There are several examples of "geeky" movies and series taking a slam tootoo:



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Louie/Louise, the previous occupant of Penny's apartment, was a tranvestite. Mentioned in the Pilot and "The Big Bran Hypothesis" (Season 1, episode 2), seen in The episode "The Staircase Implementation" , a WholeEpisodeFlashback. He/she was a physically imposing African American, presented in a neutral way. Sheldon at least appreaciated his/her orderliness: "Because it was immaculate, I mean, you open that manís closet, it was left to right, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, then his police uniforms."
* WhosOnFirst: D"The Alien Parasite Hypothesis" with Amy telling Sheldon about her reaction to Penny's ex, Zack. "Hoo."

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Louie/Louise, the previous occupant of Penny's apartment, was a tranvestite. transvestite. Mentioned in the Pilot pilot and "The Big Bran Hypothesis" (Season 1, episode 2), seen in The the episode "The Staircase Implementation" , a WholeEpisodeFlashback. He/she was a physically imposing African American, presented in a neutral way. Sheldon at least appreaciated appreciated his/her orderliness: "Because it was immaculate, I mean, you open that manís closet, it was left to right, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, then his police uniforms."
* WhosOnFirst: D"The "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis" with Amy telling Sheldon about her reaction to Penny's ex, Zack. "Hoo."
18th Oct '16 1:01:30 PM ShorinBJ
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* WorthlessForeignDegree: The episode "The Bat Jar Conjecture" features Dmitri, a physicist from the former Soiet Union. His degree is worthless in the United States, forcing him to work as a janitor. He is still more knowledgeable in quantum electrodynamics than both Sheldon and Leslie Winkle.

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* WorthlessForeignDegree: The episode "The Bat Jar Conjecture" features Dmitri, a physicist from the former Soiet Soviet Union. His degree is worthless in the United States, forcing him to work as a janitor. He is still more knowledgeable in quantum electrodynamics than both Sheldon and Leslie Winkle.
18th Oct '16 12:49:44 PM ShorinBJ
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*** At the end of the episode(which featured a lot of relationship turmoil between Sheldon and Amy), Amy tells Sheldon via Skype that she wants a break. After ending the conversation, Shelton turns to his Gollum action figure...

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*** At the end of the episode(which episode (which featured a lot of relationship turmoil between Sheldon and Amy), Amy tells Sheldon via Skype that she wants a break. After ending the conversation, Shelton turns to his Gollum action figure...
12th Sep '16 6:28:37 AM hullflyer
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** Also the time Sheldon and Barry played one-on-one basketball for a vacant office. (They chose sports so that they would have a level playing field, since it's they're both equally bad at.) They go forty shots without sinking a single basket.

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** Also the time Sheldon and Barry played one-on-one basketball for a vacant office. (They chose sports so that they would have a level playing field, since it's they're both equally bad at.) They go forty shots without sinking a single basket. Even Leonard comments that he now understands why they were bullied in high school.
25th Aug '16 11:52:57 AM Aruu
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*** However the trope is played straight in ''The Habitation Configuration''. Amy is directing a special episode of 'Fun with Flags', with Wil Wheaton appearing as a guest star. She's incredibly rude and condescending to him, calling him out on faults that ''don't even exist'' and generally being extremely difficult. Wheaton takes her jibes good naturedly, but eventually bites back. Sheldon, quite rightly, sides with Wheaton, but is later informed by Leonard that he should have sided with Amy, no matter what. Amy is never called out on her awful behaviour, and goes on to repeat it with LeVar Burton at the end of the episode.
11th Aug '16 12:41:40 PM AgProv
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* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Stephen Merchant, as Amy Farrah Fowler's English admirer, brings a slightly surreal note when he speaks in his native Bristolian accent. British viewers, used to seeing [[Series/''{{Frasier}}'' British people in American TV shows played by actors who put on unconvincing accents]], were pleasantly surprised.

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* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Stephen Merchant, as Amy Farrah Fowler's English admirer, brings a slightly surreal note when he speaks in his native Bristolian accent. British viewers, used to seeing [[Series/''{{Frasier}}'' [[Series/{{Frasier}} British people in American TV shows played by actors who put on unconvincing accents]], were pleasantly surprised.
11th Aug '16 12:41:03 PM AgProv
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* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Stephen Merchant, as Amy Farrah Fowler's English admirer, brings a slightly surreal note when he speaks in his native Bristolian accent. British viewers, used to seeing British people in American TV shows played by actors who put on unconvincing accents, were pleasantly surprised.

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* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Stephen Merchant, as Amy Farrah Fowler's English admirer, brings a slightly surreal note when he speaks in his native Bristolian accent. British viewers, used to seeing [[Series/''{{Frasier}}'' British people in American TV shows played by actors who put on unconvincing accents, accents]], were pleasantly surprised.
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