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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.
11th Aug '16 12:31:29 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.
5th May '16 9:34:12 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** In one episode, Howard would "translate" for the selectively-mute-around-girls Raj via Raj whispering in his ear. At one point Penny and Bernadette ask the guys how Amy found out they went brides maid dress shopping without her. Howard immediately blames Raj. When Raj angrily whispers his protest to Howard, Howard takes the opportunity to put more words in Raj's mouth. It's this trope and not quite TranslationWithAnAgenda because everyone knew Howard was being ridiculous.

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** In one episode, Howard would "translate" for the selectively-mute-around-girls Raj via Raj whispering in his ear. At one point Penny and Bernadette ask the guys how Amy found out they went brides maid bridesmaid dress shopping without her. Howard immediately blames Raj. When Raj angrily whispers his protest to Howard, Howard takes the opportunity to put more words in Raj's mouth. It's this trope and not quite TranslationWithAnAgenda because everyone knew Howard was being ridiculous.
28th Feb '16 11:50:51 AM maxwellsilver
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* TooDumbToLive:
** Has a variation called [[DitzyGenius Too Socially Inept To Live]]. Many of the things Sheldon says and does would, in the real world, cause one to be arrested, hospitalized, possibly even killed. One episode even reveals he doesn't even cash his paychecks because nothing available to buy in the present interests him, while in another he claims he's afraid Automated Teller Machines will start a "robot revolution". Apparently he's never heard of stale dated checks, inflation or compound interest.
** And apparently the university's payroll department has never heard of direct deposit, or even modern accounting practices. Somewhere an auditor is having a field day...
** Sheldon's not the only offender - in the real world, Howard would have been done for sexual harassment half a dozen times by now, and there'd be injunctions blocking him from about half of Pasadena.
** Howard has been sued for sexual harassment a lot more times than six. But there are no injunctions blocking him from about half of Pasadena.
** Sheldon actually did go to jail in "The Excelsior Acquisition":
-->'''Leonard:''' Sheldon's in jail?! For what?\\
'''Penny:''' For doing the same crap he always does, except to a judge.
** All in all, Sheldon and Howard would not fare well at all in the real world, and they are so lucky to not exist in the real world.
15th Feb '16 1:49:32 PM TonyG
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-->[[spoiler: '''Penny''': I'm free tonight...]]

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-->[[spoiler: --->[[spoiler: '''Penny''': I'm free tonight...]]



-->[[spoiler: '''Sheldon''': Well, Gollum...you're an expert on rings...*gets engagement ring out of drawer*...what do I do with this one?]]

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-->[[spoiler: --->[[spoiler: '''Sheldon''': Well, Gollum...you're an expert on rings...*gets engagement ring out of drawer*...what do I do with this one?]]
15th Feb '16 1:44:20 PM TonyG
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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 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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** In "The Valentino Submergence", Howard and Bernadette are nursing a rabbit they found drowning in their hot tub back to health. Howard gets bitten by the rabbit and freaks out, and as he goes to the hospital, Bernadette tells the rabbit [[spoiler:"We'll find another time to tell him I'm pregnant."]]
15th Dec '15 8:43:46 AM crazysamaritan
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Whenever the eating together, it's Chinese food. Although it's not so much trademarked for Sheldon as it is ISO.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: TrademarkFavoriteFood:
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Whenever the gang is eating together, together at Sheldon & Leonard's apartment, it's Chinese food. Although it's not so much trademarked for Sheldon as it is ISO.



** But when it's just them, they seem to have (slightly) greater variety in their diet. They go to various restaurants, including the Cheesecake Factory where Penny is a waitress. Also, at work they have generic cafeteria food together in some cafeteria presumably on the Caltech campus.
*** It completely covers Sheldon though. He has a strict menu that he eats per day, for all days, and presumably snacks as well. The Chinese food ''has'' to be from Szechuan Palace. (Unfortunately for Sheldon, they closed years ago. Now his cashew chicken comes from Golden Dragon.) He's similarly disappointed to see that they've got Mumbai Palace, not their usual Tandoori Palace. When Penny makes french toast for breakfast, he complains that it's "oatmeal day". When Leonard and Penny leave, he comments that the food does smell good, then finishes with "too bad it's not french toast day" and dumps it into the trash. He also seems quite fond of milk and tends to drink it more often than expected, ''especially'' if the other diners have wine or champagne.

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** But when it's just them, When the gang eats out, they seem to have (slightly) greater variety in their diet. They go to various restaurants, including the Cheesecake Factory where Penny is a waitress. Also, at work they have generic cafeteria food together in some cafeteria presumably on the Caltech campus.
*** It completely covers ** Sheldon though. He has a strict menu that he eats per day, for all days, and presumably snacks as well. The Chinese food ''has'' to be from Szechuan Palace. (Unfortunately for Sheldon, they closed years ago. Now his cashew chicken comes from Golden Dragon.) He's similarly disappointed to see that they've got Mumbai Palace, not their usual Tandoori Palace. When Penny makes french toast for breakfast, he complains that it's "oatmeal day". When Leonard and Penny leave, he comments that the food does smell good, then finishes with "too bad it's not french toast day" and dumps it into the trash. He also seems quite fond of milk and tends to drink it more often than expected, ''especially'' if the other diners have wine or champagne.



* TrollingTranslator: In one episode, Howard would "translate" for the selectively-mute-around-girls Raj via Raj whispering in his ear. At one point Penny and Bernadette ask the guys how Amy found out they went brides maid dress shopping without her. Howard immediately blames Raj. When Raj angrily whispers his protest to Howard, Howard takes the opportunity to put more words in Raj's mouth. It's this trope and not quite TranslationWithAnAgenda because everyone knew Howard was being ridiculous.

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* TrollingTranslator: TrollingTranslator:
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In one episode, Howard would "translate" for the selectively-mute-around-girls Raj via Raj whispering in his ear. At one point Penny and Bernadette ask the guys how Amy found out they went brides maid dress shopping without her. Howard immediately blames Raj. When Raj angrily whispers his protest to Howard, Howard takes the opportunity to put more words in Raj's mouth. It's this trope and not quite TranslationWithAnAgenda because everyone knew Howard was being ridiculous.


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* TwoWordsICantCount: Raj suggests a way out of a jam to Howard, but gets confused because "3-D" is an acronym for three-dimensional.
-->Two words. 3-D printer. (beat) Wait. Or is that three words?
24th Sep '15 12:06:01 AM KJMackley
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* TheUnfairSex: Priya towards Leonard.

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* TheUnfairSex: The show zigzags this. Especially in the early seasons the point of view was on the guys and it was them who needed to change while the women rightfully scorned them. The show evolved when Leonard and Penny get together in the third season, as now Penny would make mistakes as Leonard is proven to be in the right or at least with a valid opinion. In the third season finale, after breaking up a drunken Penny came home after a bad date and took Leonard to bed. He thought it was a move to get back together and Penny insisted otherwise. He is LIVID over being used for cheap sex, and attempts a similar move on her a few days later (getting drunk and propositioning sex). She kicks him out of her apartment and he makes note of the DoubleStandard.
** The Howard and Bernadette relationship uses a lot of ParentingTheHusband, where she is mature and responsible while he is a kid with a chore list and gold stars to be awarded. But a few times she recognizes that she talks down to him and he can't grow if she treats him that way. In one episode it was a full HeelRealization, with Amy and Penny nodding along until she realized how badly she acted.
** With Amy and Sheldon, most of the humor comes from Amy wanting more affection from him while he is only willing to offer tiny steps along the way. At worst she might be needy or even manipulative to get what she wants from him, but everyone else is amazed by her patience.
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Priya towards Leonard.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.
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