History YMMV / TheBigBangTheory

17th May '18 6:42:49 PM AdelePotter
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** A lot of people really like Dave, which is remarkable considering he's the guy Amy dated during her temporary breakup with Sheldon. However, much like Zack, he avoids the standard pitfalls of being a RomanticFalseLead, in this case because he's a genuinely sweet, funny, affectionate guy... who becomes a ShipperOnDeck for Shamy. Plus, the fact that he's played by Creator/StephenMerchant certainly helps. A lot of people have expressed hope that he comes back, especially since he parted ways with Amy on good terms.
16th May '18 6:00:20 PM AdelePotter
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** All the cats Sheldon temporarily adopted in "The Zazzy Substitution" are loved for being adorable and bringing out Sheldon's KindheartedCatLover side, but especially Zazzles. A lot of fans have said they wished Sheldon had kept Zazzles, even after he gave away all the other cats.
16th May '18 12:39:31 PM Chubzhac
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** Due to the increasing amount of attention nerd culture has received in recent years, it would be interesting if the four male leads suddenly found themselves becoming more popular for the geeky hobbies and interests that earned so much ridicule over the years.



** In the years since the show premiered, the MCU has brought superheroes and comics back into the public consciousness, Star Wars and Star Trek were both revived to wide acclaim, social media has made pop culture and memes more accessible to everyone, and video games have become so popular that major sports networks air gaming competitions alongside. Simply put, this show that's built around mocking nerd culture came out only a few years before nerd culture became part of the mainstream.

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** In the years since the show premiered, the MCU has brought superheroes and comics back into the public consciousness, Star Wars and Star Trek were both revived to wide acclaim, social media has made pop culture and memes more accessible to everyone, and video games have become so popular that major sports networks air gaming competitions alongside.tournaments alongside major sports competitions. Simply put, this show that's built around mocking nerd culture came out only a few years before nerd culture became part of the mainstream.
16th May '18 12:49:20 AM Chubzhac
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Even if you find the show funny, it can quickly become tiring watching the four male leads constantly being bullied, harassed, insulted and put down by everyone and their mother.[[note]]That's not hyperbole, Leonard's mother literally wrote a book about why she considers him a failure.[[/note]]


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** "The Bakersfield Expedition" centered around the guys going to Comic-Con while cosplaying as Star Trek characters, only to have their car stolen and put in embarrassing situations as they make their way home. [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/11/the-big-bang-theory-the-bakersfield-expedition-review IGN's review of the episode]] posits that, instead of devoting the episode to mocking the leads for their hobbies, it would have been much better to put them in a dangerous situation that would let them live out their fantasies of being Starfleet officers.


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* ValuesDissonance:
** In the years since the show premiered, the MCU has brought superheroes and comics back into the public consciousness, Star Wars and Star Trek were both revived to wide acclaim, social media has made pop culture and memes more accessible to everyone, and video games have become so popular that major sports networks air gaming competitions alongside. Simply put, this show that's built around mocking nerd culture came out only a few years before nerd culture became part of the mainstream.
** At the time of the show's premiere, shows depicting nerds being bullied and ostracized because of their interests was very common. However, there's currently a very anti-bullying stance and the show gets a lot of flak for continuing nerd stereotypes. There's also controversy over the show's repeated belief that women, especially attractive women, have no interest in comics and video games.
11th May '18 10:22:42 PM Retloclive
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* ItWasHisSled:
** Amy and Bernadette become part of the show's main cast from Season 4 onward.
** The relationships: Leonard ends up with Penny, Howard with Bernadette, Sheldon with Amy, and Raj is the only one that's still single.
11th May '18 9:54:34 PM G-Editor
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* MagnificentBastard:
** Creator/WilWheaton, especially when [[spoiler:he implies he indirectly broke up Leonard and Penny to win a bowling game.]] Of course, it's more likely he was screwing with Sheldon when he said that.
** When one of the gang plays an antagonistic role, they usually fill this trope.
--->'''Priya:''' Don't push me, Leonard.
--->'''Sheldon:''' He does that all the time, doesn't he. Ten seconds.
22nd Apr '18 8:06:42 AM Cameron178
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** In one episode, Bernadette was excited about being on a cover of a magazine for being hot, until Amy went out of her way to ruin all of that for her. Bernadette got angry and snapped that she only did it because she herself would never be considered for such an issue. Amy got all hurt and left. However, Bernadette was right to be pissed that Amy basically sabotaged something for her just because she didn't like the idea of it. Yet, the episode treated Amy like she was the victim and ended with Bernadette attempting to apologize for snapping at her.
9th Apr '18 11:24:11 AM Truro
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*** Raj again after breaking up with Emily spends the rest of the episode as a thoroughly depressed mess. The problem with this is that he only broke up with her after obsessing over another woman (who clearly told him she wasn’t interested) for days before breaking up with her right before Valentine’s Day. He then went crawling back to her when this stupid decision blew up in his face. All in all, he comes across looking more like a sleaze than someone you should feel sorry for.

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*** Raj again after breaking up with Emily spends the rest of the episode as a thoroughly depressed mess. The problem with this is that he only broke up with her after obsessing over another woman (who clearly told him she wasn’t interested) for days before breaking up with her right before Valentine’s Day. [[EntitledBastard He then went crawling back to her when this stupid decision blew up in his face.face]]. All in all, he comes across looking more like a sleaze than someone you should feel sorry for.
26th Mar '18 7:14:40 AM Truro
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* WhatAnIdiot: In "The Speckerman Recurrence", a simple threat of calling the police would have solved that problem.

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* WhatAnIdiot: In "The Speckerman Recurrence", if Leonard wanted to get his childhood bully out of the apartment, a simple threat of calling the police would have solved that problem.
15th Mar '18 12:00:43 AM KJMackley
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** In the third season when Leonard and Penny started dating, Sheldon tried using positive reinforcement techniques on Penny to correct annoying behavior, which involved giving her a chocolate treat whenever she did something he approved of. He later told Leonard he could speed up the process through ''negative'' reinforcement, specifically claiming electric shocks. This was actually one of the shows few technical blunders, as positive/negative reinforcement is not positive stimuli vs. negative stimuli, but the addition of something (the chocolate) vs. the removal of something (changing behavior due to the LACK of something). At conventions fans called out the writers on this mistake, and in the eighth season episode "The Focus Attenuation" Sheldon corrects someone on the improper use of positive/negative reinforcement and actually end up referencing an identical mistake made in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
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