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13th Feb '18 12:55:54 AM KJMackley
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* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Sort of. When Penny walks into a comic book shop, all the guys - and there are only guys - stop and stare. A far more [[UnfortunateImplications egregious]] example: a RunningGag to the effect that, while female scientists exist, [[DoubleStandard few if any are "doable", so they don't really count as women.]] Of course, the latter was said by ''Howard''.
** Odd given that of all the female scientists on the show (main characters and guest stars) are at least reasonably attractive.
** Lampshaded by Stuart: "Blink twice if you are here against your will."
** Also inverted as that was the only reason Amy Farrah Fowler was found as match to Sheldon.

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* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Sort of. Played with. When Penny walks into a Stuarts comic book shop, shop with the guys, all the guys other patrons - and there are only guys - stop and stare. A far more [[UnfortunateImplications egregious]] example: a RunningGag to In the effect that, while female scientists exist, [[DoubleStandard few early seasons it happens almost every time Penny or the other girls go into the comic book shop, with Stuart sometimes asking them to give a signal if any are "doable", so they don't really count as women.]] Of course, the latter was said by ''Howard''.
** Odd
are being coerced, but given that of all the female scientists on how long the show (main has gone on it gradually became semi-common. A number of guest characters are women who meet the guys in the store (Alice, Lucy, Claire), and guest stars) are at least reasonably attractive.
** Lampshaded by Stuart: "Blink twice if you are here against your will."
** Also inverted as
a rival store had the atmosphere of a nightclub or trendy coffee shop. Eventually Stuart admits that women DO go to comic book stores, but his shop was less female friendly than it could be (some of the only reason Amy Farrah Fowler was found as match to Sheldon.artwork on display were {{Stripperific}} women in [[BoobsAndButtPose degrading positions]]) and asked the girls for advice there.
21st Jan '18 4:21:55 PM nombretomado
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** In "The Psychic Vortex" Raj and Sheldon managed to acquire dates with intelligent and slightly geeky girls (one being played by [[TheWonderYears Danica McKeller]]) named Abby and Martha, and even got a second date shortly after. What made these girls really unique was that the ice-breaker was Sheldon carrying Franchise/GreenLantern's power battery at a party and ''they [[GeekyTurnOn fully knew what it was]];'' they ended up playing ''VideoGame/RockBand'' back at Sheldon's apartment. Not to mention that Sheldon even appeared to enjoy talking with Martha (discussing ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' among other things) with Raj and Abby making out on the chair. It can be assumed that Sheldon's {{asexual}} nature really disappointed Martha, and that took Abby away from Raj. But these were girls who could relate to them in interests, intelligence and were attracted to them ''because'' of it (not even Penny can really claim that with Leonard), so with no follow up episode it almost seems to be a waste.

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** In "The Psychic Vortex" Raj and Sheldon managed to acquire dates with intelligent and slightly geeky girls (one being played by [[TheWonderYears [[Series/TheWonderYears Danica McKeller]]) named Abby and Martha, and even got a second date shortly after. What made these girls really unique was that the ice-breaker was Sheldon carrying Franchise/GreenLantern's power battery at a party and ''they [[GeekyTurnOn fully knew what it was]];'' they ended up playing ''VideoGame/RockBand'' back at Sheldon's apartment. Not to mention that Sheldon even appeared to enjoy talking with Martha (discussing ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' among other things) with Raj and Abby making out on the chair. It can be assumed that Sheldon's {{asexual}} nature really disappointed Martha, and that took Abby away from Raj. But these were girls who could relate to them in interests, intelligence and were attracted to them ''because'' of it (not even Penny can really claim that with Leonard), so with no follow up episode it almost seems to be a waste.
20th Dec '17 7:58:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Sheldon would often say {{Double Entendre}}s and not recognize what he was saying as sounding weird or odd, with everyone explaining why. When the group offered to help Sheldon overcome his stage fright, they suggested that they name them after the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Sheldon appreciated the sentiment but suggested that since the X-Men were named after Charles Xavier, his team should be named after Sheldon Cooper and be called the C-Men.

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** Sheldon would often say {{Double Entendre}}s and not recognize what he was saying as sounding weird or odd, with everyone explaining why. When the group offered to help Sheldon overcome his stage fright, they suggested that they name them after the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.ComicBook/XMen. Sheldon appreciated the sentiment but suggested that since the X-Men were named after Charles Xavier, his team should be named after Sheldon Cooper and be called the C-Men.
7th Dec '17 3:59:54 PM nombretomado
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* YouLookFamiliar: In ''The Intimacy Application'', the hostess who shows Emily, Raj, Amy and Leonard into the "[[TheCrystalMaze escape room]]" (where they have to solve a puzzle to get out) appeared in an earlier series[[note]] Series three episode three, ''The Gothowitz Deviation''[[/note]] as one of two Goth girls picked up by Raj and Howard.[[note]] For real TBBT nerds: She was Bethany, played by Molly Morgan[[/note]]

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* YouLookFamiliar: In ''The Intimacy Application'', the hostess who shows Emily, Raj, Amy and Leonard into the "[[TheCrystalMaze "[[Series/TheCrystalMaze escape room]]" (where they have to solve a puzzle to get out) appeared in an earlier series[[note]] Series three episode three, ''The Gothowitz Deviation''[[/note]] as one of two Goth girls picked up by Raj and Howard.[[note]] For real TBBT nerds: She was Bethany, played by Molly Morgan[[/note]]
30th Oct '17 11:03:56 AM malias
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* {{Trigger}}: in the (fictional) BMovie ''Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill'', Penny's character is a HalfHumanHybrid with both human and gorilla DNA. She has killer urges, triggered when she sees bananas.
14th Oct '17 11:42:58 AM Random888
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'''Sheldon:''' What does that stand for?
'''Penny:''' Oh, I see?
'''Sheldon:''' Yes, but what does it stand for?

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--> '''Sheldon:''' What does that stand for?
--> '''Penny:''' Oh, I see?
--> '''Sheldon:''' Yes, but what does it stand for?
14th Oct '17 11:42:37 AM Random888
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** After Sheldon has explained to Penny that "AFK" stands for "away from keyboard":
--> '''Penny:''' Oh, I see.
'''Sheldon:''' What does that stand for?
'''Penny:''' Oh, I see?
'''Sheldon:''' Yes, but what does it stand for?
11th Oct '17 8:09:45 AM Enhas
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** Despite the fact that Raj's friends feel sorry to his face over his inability to keep ([[{{Flanderization}} or nowadays, even get]]) a girlfriend, they constantly run him down as being a pathetic loser for the same reason as soon as he's out of sight. Particularly Howard and Bernadette, who are ''supposed to be his best friends'', and Bernadette even refuses to set up or even mention Raj to any of her female friends because she's so embarrassed and disgusted by him. It's apparent that Howard has changed and moved on with his life and hardly cares about Raj anymore (while Raj is still stuck in the same place he was ten years ago, if not worse), and Bernadette only puts up with Raj for Howard's sake. Again, why are these people even supposed to be friends?

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** Despite the fact that Raj's friends feel sorry to his face over his inability to keep ([[{{Flanderization}} or nowadays, even get]]) a girlfriend, they constantly run him down as being a pathetic loser for the same reason as soon as he's out of sight. Particularly Howard and Bernadette, who are ''supposed to be his best friends'', and Bernadette even refuses to set up or even mention Raj to any of her female friends because she's so embarrassed and disgusted by him. It's apparent that Howard has changed and moved on with his life and hardly cares about Raj anymore (while Raj is still stuck in the same place he was ten years ago, if not worse), and Bernadette only puts up with Raj for Howard's sake. Again, why are these people even supposed to be friends?
11th Oct '17 8:06:39 AM Enhas
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** Despite the fact that Raj's friends feel sorry to his face over his inability to keep ([[{{Flanderization}} or nowadays, even get]]) a girlfriend, they constantly run him down as being a pathetic loser for the same reason as soon as he's out of sight. Particularly Howard and Bernadette, who are ''supposed to be his best friends'', and Bernadette even refuses to set up or even mention Raj to any of her female friends because she's so embarrassed and disgusted by him. It's apparent that Howard has changed and moved on with his life and hardly cares about Raj anymore (while Raj is still stuck in the same place he was ten years ago, if not worse), and Bernadette only puts up with Raj for Howard's sake. Again, why are these people even supposed to be friends?
2nd Oct '17 8:54:49 AM Enhas
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** Howard and Sheldon in particular tended to be closer to being enemies in the earlier seasons but this was toned down considerably later.
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