History YMMV / TheBigBangTheory

19th Oct '17 10:36:58 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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*** He's not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. He grew up a Big Fish In A Small Pond and has taken that attitude to college and now to his job at USC, but now he's surrounded by people who were similarly large in similarly small pools. Making an elementary math mistake on ''page 1'' of a paper is a good example. He also doesn't have a PhotographicMemory as he claims, or else he'd know that his NotTheFallThatKillsYou Superman explanation is completely at odds with what actually happens in the film.

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*** He's not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. He grew up a Big Fish In A Small Pond and has taken that attitude to college and now to his job at USC, but now he's surrounded by people who were similarly large in similarly small pools. Making an elementary math mistake on ''page 1'' of a paper is a good example. He also doesn't have a PhotographicMemory as he claims, or else he'd know that his NotTheFallThatKillsYou Superman explanation is completely at odds with what actually happens in the film. In "The Dependence Transcendence" he admits that his intelligence has limits.
18th Oct '17 11:26:28 AM NWolfman
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** Fans of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' tend to passively bash this show a lot, saying that it's the former show's premise "done wrong."
13th Oct '17 1:58:50 PM G-Editor
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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitriolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitriolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]
13th Oct '17 1:56:29 PM G-Editor
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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitriolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} Narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitriolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} Narcissistic]] narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]
13th Oct '17 1:55:49 PM G-Editor
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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitrolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} Narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitrolicBestBuds VitriolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} Narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]
13th Oct '17 1:55:24 PM G-Editor
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* CounterpartComparison: The friendship between Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz can be compared to [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflowski.]] A pair of VitrolicBestBuds from a group consisting of four male main characters where the [[{{Narcissist}} Narcissistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes friend nobody likes]] ([[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] and [[FatBastard Cartman]]) enjoys ripping on their [[YouHaveToHaveJews Jewish]] friend ([[JewishAndNerdy Howard]] and [[NiceJewishBoy Kyle]]). However Sheldon mainly rips on Howard for lacking a Ph.d degree rather than being Jewish and their friendship isn't as hateful as the one found in [[ArchEnemy Cartman and Kyle.]]
12th Oct '17 6:43:56 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** For snarkers against the show, the spin off ''Young Sheldon'' became this, in particular the assumed joke where the titular character corrects his mother over the actual name of salt when she asked him to pass it to her.
10th Oct '17 6:57:38 AM Enhas
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** 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.

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** 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 always end in break-ups.
9th Oct '17 8:49:28 AM Enhas
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*** It's especially bad in the case of Amy. Despite the fact that her character originally started out as a ''Sheldon clone'', she still routinely criticizes every interest that Sheldon has that doesn't directly involve her in some way and dismisses things she knows absolutely nothing about as childish (without explaining why, only that it is), just like Bernadette and Penny do with their husbands. That fact that all three of them have '''no''' similar interests that their significant others do, or no "oddball" interests (Amy's harp aside) is very unrealistic.
7th Oct '17 9:50:36 PM nombretomado
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* AcceptableHobbyTargets: The show is infamous for its rather bitter and insulting humor towards science and nerd culture. Ironically enough, a lot of the show's dialogue and references can only be fully appreciated by those with an interest in the aforementioned subjects.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L7NRONADJ4 This video]] also explains perfectly as how the show makes fun of geeks, nerds, and those who aren't the strongest, or stereotypically "male," of the male gender (all four of the main male characters are all of these at once, as the show portrays).

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* AcceptableHobbyTargets: AcceptableHobbyTargets:
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The show is infamous for its rather bitter and insulting humor towards science and nerd culture. Ironically enough, a lot of the show's dialogue and references can only be fully appreciated by those with an interest in the aforementioned subjects.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L7NRONADJ4 This video]] also explains perfectly as how the show makes fun of geeks, nerds, and those who aren't the strongest, or stereotypically "male," of the male gender (all four of the main male characters are all of these at once, as the show portrays).



** In the first-season episode involving the physics bowl, after Sheldon leaves the other geeks' team, they discuss people who they might be able to recruit as replacements, and one of the people they consider is the actress who played {{Blossom}}. Guess who ends up getting the last laugh as Sheldon's date at the end of the third season?

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** In the first-season episode involving the physics bowl, after Sheldon leaves the other geeks' team, they discuss people who they might be able to recruit as replacements, and one of the people they consider is the actress who played {{Blossom}}.Series/{{Blossom}}. Guess who ends up getting the last laugh as Sheldon's date at the end of the third season?
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