History YMMV / TheBigBangTheory

15th Jul '17 8:50:44 PM DoctorFlygon
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*** His mom also mentions that she had the option to take him to a specialist in Houston,which she regrets not doing. Who knows what said specialist would have concluded.

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*** His mom also mentions that she had the option to take him to a specialist in Houston,which she regrets not doing. Who knows what said specialist would have concluded.
15th Jul '17 8:50:19 PM DoctorFlygon
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*** Sheldon Cooper seems to have Asperger's Syndrome, despite the creators denying this. He displays the usual signs of Asperger's: heightened vocabulary, lack of caring towards people's feelings, monologue-like speeches, difficulty in understanding social norms, obsessions, altered brain chemicals with coffee, etc. Asperger's Syndrome only got added to the DSM-IV in 1994, so if Sheldon was tested earlier in time...
24th Jun '17 4:15:12 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ArcFatigue: After 10 years, Raj has ''still'' been unable to find a steady girlfriend, even when Leonard, Howard and Sheldon all have. It's become more difficult to be invested in any relationship he pursues since they all seem to end in break-ups.
20th Jun '17 9:24:08 PM Skagit
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* SmallReferencePools: Many of the guys' conversation involves name dropping various science figures, the vast majority of which are ones familiar to the general public (Einstein, Tesla etc) rather than more obscure ones someone of their education would discuss. Also their pop culture interests are rather limited; such as only basic Marvel and DC characters for comic books, Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons for fantasy media, and Star Wars and Trek for sci fi (though others like Battlestar Galactica are occasionally mentioned).
29th May '17 7:26:37 PM annette12
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** Leonard's Mother Beverly in just two words: HATEFUL BITCH!!

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* StrawLoser: Played with. With Penny, it can be that she's too stupid to know who Adam West is without bringing up WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and basically is set up so the guys can be geeky. With the guys, it could be that they're too geeky for a normal person like Penny or Bernadette to relate to.
29th May '17 5:24:41 PM 10001100
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** Both Sheldon and Leonard's parents are very popular given their screen time. Sometimes they get just one scene, but steal the show with it.

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** Both Sheldon and Leonard's Sheldon's parents are very popular given their screen time. Sometimes they get just one scene, but steal the show with it.time.



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just two words: HATEFUL BITCH!!
23rd May '17 2:52:45 PM PrincessGwen
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** Beverly Hofstadter: we’re supposed to feel sorry for her in “The Line Substitution Solution” due to the fact that Leonard and Penny didn’t invite her to their wedding or even told her about it. The problem is not only does she act the way she usually does but when confronted she admits that she wouldn’t approve of it and wouldn’t have gone. When you add to this the fact that Beverly has kept important events from Leonard such as the death of relatives and pets but they’ve had this exact same conversation before when she found out about he and Penny dating, it just makes her come across as more of an abusive hypocrite.

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** Beverly Hofstadter: we’re we're supposed to feel sorry for her in “The Line Substitution Solution” due to the fact that Leonard and Penny didn’t invite her to their wedding or even told her about it. The problem is not only does she act the way she usually does but when confronted she admits that she wouldn’t approve of it and wouldn’t have gone. When you add to this the fact that Beverly has kept important events from Leonard such as the death of relatives and pets but they’ve had this exact same conversation before when she found out about he and Penny dating, it just makes her come across as more of an abusive hypocrite.



** This was most likely the point of their plot of the episode, but Bernadette ''really'' showed off her bitch tendencies in the episode where she and Howard were going to sell things from his house after his mother passed away and they moved into her house. They find Howard's life-sized TARDIS police box prop replica in the backyard shed. While no one explicitly takes either one of their sides outside of the Ping Pong match that ensues, Bernadette really comes off as a cold-hearted bitch for trying to sell it, even though Howard still wanted it for sentimental reasons, since he's a fan of the show it comes from, Series/DoctorWho. She also had been, for some reason, developing a growing resentment towards his more geeky tendencies in a more passive aggressive manner, but this was one of the first overt instances of this, despite not a lot of establishment of it prior. She tries to get rid of a prop replica TARDIS...on a show where the main male characters are geeks and the audience is made up of similar-minded people. Granted, Bernadette's not stated to be in the right, but she treats Howard like he's wrong for wanting to keep it. They didn't even need to have it out in the open, it could've stayed where it is, or be moved to the basement, or something. It's even more awful when no one calls Bernadette out on the blatant ignoring of Howard's feelings. This isn't an instance where he acts like a child either. He didn't do anything to deserve such harsh treatment. The show seems to have a lot of problems with Bernadette in this area in the later seasons. She's justified when Howard overtly acts like a baby/child, but there's really no reason she couldn't let him have things to show what he's a fan of.

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** This was most likely the point of their plot of the episode, but Bernadette ''really'' showed off her bitch bitchy tendencies in the episode where she and Howard were going to sell things from his house after his mother passed away and they moved into her house. They find Howard's life-sized TARDIS police box prop replica in the backyard shed. While no one explicitly takes either one of their sides outside of the Ping Pong match that ensues, Bernadette really comes off as a cold-hearted bitch for trying to sell it, even though Howard still wanted it for sentimental reasons, since he's a fan of the show it comes from, Series/DoctorWho. She also had been, for some reason, developing a growing resentment towards his more geeky tendencies in a more passive aggressive manner, but this was one of the first overt instances of this, despite not a lot of establishment of it prior. She tries to get rid of a prop replica TARDIS...on a show where the main male characters are geeks and the audience is made up of similar-minded people. Granted, Bernadette's not stated to be in the right, but she treats Howard like he's wrong for wanting to keep it. They didn't even need to have it out in the open, it could've stayed where it is, or be moved to the basement, or something. It's even more awful when no one calls Bernadette out on the blatant ignoring of Howard's feelings. This isn't an instance where he acts like a child either. He didn't do anything to deserve such harsh treatment. The show seems to have a lot of problems with Bernadette in this area in the later seasons. She's justified when Howard overtly acts like a baby/child, but there's really no reason she couldn't let him have things to show what he's a fan of.
22nd May '17 12:27:54 AM Scsigs
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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they show absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''siblings''' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.

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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they show absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''siblings''' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n in the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.
22nd May '17 12:26:46 AM Scsigs
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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they show absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''{{siblings'}}'' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.

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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they show absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''{{siblings'}}'' ''siblings''' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.
22nd May '17 12:25:21 AM Scsigs
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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they shows absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''{{siblings'}}'' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.

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** A few of the main characters having really bad parents, and bad relationships with them as a result, is a trait this show shares with ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. It's, for some reason, a favorite trope of Chuck Lorre's, since he's also had the trait show up in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' as well, to have some of the main characters have bad relationships with their bad parents and also explore the psychological aspects of them. Leonard's mother in particular shares an ''immense'' amount of traits with Evelyn, Charlie and Alan's mother, in that they shows show absolutely ''no'' understanding of why their children hate them, blame their children for their problems with them rather than actually examining their ''own'' actions that have screwed up their kids' lives, are ''very'' hypocritical when they're blamed for their problems, despite how true the claims are, and show absolutely ''no'' signs of changing for the better. She even shows more genuine appreciation for Leonard's ''{{siblings'}}'' accomplishments rather than ''his''. They even have Leonard ''proud'' of the fact that she's his mother, as it's lead to his success, rather than saying he would've wanted a more traditional mom who supports everything he sets out to do, is full of genuine warmth, and loves all of her children as much as she can. Even Penny had this happen to her early on with her father, as it's established that he wanted a son and, consequently, pushed Penny away as a result of not having one rather than appreciating her for being his daughter...at least they established that ''before'' he actually showed up n the show, with absolutely ''none'' of those traits as a part of his characterization as you'd expect. Sheldon seems to be somewhat of a subversion of this as, while his mother and he don't see eye-to-eye most of the time, she does genuinely love him and he genuinely loves her and they, generally, have a good relationship outside of their thoughts on religion and Sheldon's tendency to act like a big baby when she comes to visit. Even Bernadette has a good, normal, family life with her parents.
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