Series The Big Bang Theory Discussion

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09:57:24 PM Oct 13th 2014
What do you suppose Sheldon's reaction would be if there was an episode where Sheldon's Meemaw died?
01:38:57 PM Oct 30th 2014
10:57:59 AM Sep 19th 2014
In the first paragraph, it seems odd to me to link Penny's description ("a pretty girl") to Token Girl (redirects to The Smurfette Principle). To me, her role seems much more the Girl Next Door, especially as the series has continued and more female characters have been added to the cast.
11:42:11 AM Sep 23rd 2014
Does anyone have any objection to changing the link for "a pretty girl" in the first paragraph, so it links to Girl Next Door (rather than to Token Girl)? She is still very much the Girl Next Door, even though hasn't been the Token Girl for a few seasons.
01:26:08 AM Sep 24th 2014
Seems like it is a good change.
04:22:38 AM Feb 8th 2014
Is Sheldon & Amy's first kiss also a Big Damn Kiss as well as a Take-That Kiss?
05:37:50 AM Feb 8th 2014
Well, Take That to who? And how it's a "big damn kiss"?
10:18:45 PM Feb 8th 2014
Well, I didn't put "Take That Kiss" in there, 1st of all. & Sheldon kissed Amy in a slight frustration because he thought she demanded romance in the relationship, so in that sense, he responded w/ "Here's your big damn kiss! Happy?" But once they kissed, they behaved differently, notably Sheldon.
01:11:16 AM Feb 9th 2014
Eh, that seems a bit off to me.
04:55:43 AM Jan 27th 2014
In regards to the Main page, I feel it needs updating/tweaking as the description seems apt for the earlier seasons, with Bernadette and Amy tacked onto the end. Specifically, Penny's change, reminiscent of Joey's in Friends. In the early seasons, the description here is spot-on, but later they dumb her down quite a lot. She goes from being the 'normal' one with the knowledge expected from someone without higher levels of education, to spouting cringe-inducing stupidity and only being relied upon to know about the entertainment world, and outdoor pursuits (being from Nebraska, an' all...).

01:09:16 AM Jan 24th 2014
In episode 4.21, "The Agreement Dissection", you might recall Sheldon blackmails Leonard into signing a new roommate agreement by starting a countdown to the sending of an email to Priya's parents telling them she's dating a white man. He makes a preening comparison to Kirk setting the self-destruct on the Enterprise to make a villain blink. Only, Sheldon risks absolutely nothing. Is there a trope describing this? Where a character compares themselves favorably to a paragon of some sort, but the comparison is not apt?
10:14:50 AM Nov 21st 2013
Question: Amy F-F seems knowledgeable on lots of medical issues, not just brain ones. In her speciality - she is often seen with her hands in a cranial cavity, dissecting and analysizing - is her sort of doctorate a recognised medical one as well as academic? I wondered about this while browsing Not That Kind of Doctor. What specific sort of doctor is Amy?
12:59:25 AM Jan 24th 2014
She's a neurobiologist. Her area of expertise is the brain, though school would have given her a working knowledge of the rest of the body. However, she isn't a medical doctor — she hasn't been trained in how to treat sick people.
06:49:50 AM Mar 13th 2013
Should we have Everything's Better with Princesses when Amy becomes Snow White, Bernadette insists on Cinderella and Penny gets Sleeping Beauty? Also becomes a Geeky Turn-On for Howard (intentionally by Bernadette as he then whips off his shirt and emulates the "Fabio Prince Charming") and Leonard (accidentally as Penny's puzzled as to why Leonard's stripping down). Averted by Sheldon, who's Oblivious to Love (though he might've though Snow White Amy had a REAL long day at Disney and could use a rest).
07:36:23 AM Jan 27th 2013
Should Sheldon be considered an Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist?
09:51:48 PM Aug 16th 2012
I'm relatively new to T.V Tropes, and as such don't know all the ins and outs of Editing. I would like to add a Drinking Game for this show, but don't know how. Can someone help?
02:05:08 AM Aug 18th 2012
I think Welcome to TV Tropes mentions this.
09:51:18 AM May 4th 2012
When Bernadette says that her and Howard's families used to be neighbors and Amy says something about it being not nice and telling penny that she'll tell her why later, can anyone shed some light why that's a bad thing, I have suspicions I'd like to hear the thoughts and ideas of people on this since most people here are smart.
11:51:57 AM May 31st 2012
They used to be neighbors *in Germany*. Likely around WWII times. Then the Holocaust happened. Regardless of what happened, it probably was not a nice memory.
12:41:04 PM Apr 16th 2012
This series has a pretty large hatedom, shouldn't that be noted?

11:08:30 PM Apr 15th 2012
When Sheldon meets Stephen Hawking, I'm thinking its London Doubling. There aren't many camera angles, and the set is very minimal. No one moves around. I'm going out on a limb and guessing that Jim Parsons flew to England to film the bit, rather than Stephen Hawking coming to the USA for such a simple scene with so few lines.

I haven't found any proof either way, though. Was it filmed in front of a studio audience?
06:25:40 PM Nov 25th 2012
I believe it was stated that they filmed Hawking's scene when he made a trip actually TO Cal Tech, which he apparently does yearly. I do believe it was set in the actual office he was given for his visit.
01:19:05 AM Jan 6th 2012
Do you think Sheldon mentioning getting attacked by chickens was a Shout-Out to Zelda's cuckoos? It's kind of roundabout and far-fetched, which is why I didn't just add it to the page, but the creators are known to mention the most random things...
11:07:52 PM Feb 8th 2012
A Shout-Out should be blatantly obvious and not just a roundabout "seeing connections where there aren't any" observation. ie "Leonard pulling out his lightsaber" is a pretty obvious shout out to Star Wars, but "Penny pulling out bubble wrap which must be a reference to an obscure 90's movie" is where it is grasping. If it isn't obvious it isn't a shout out.
08:23:13 PM Apr 22nd 2014
09:58:09 PM Dec 29th 2011
Why do so many people think Leonard is a douche for wanting an inmate relationship with someone? is it the way he goes about it? or is it that there are so many girls that see that as a horrible horrible thing? He doesn't just want sex, he wants a whole relationship if he can get it. As I understand it, he didn't get alot of love as a child/teen. Anyone with a high IQ as a teen probably didn't get alot of chances at relationships in any form. SO I don't fault him for getting a little desperate. He's obviously better then alot of guys out there that have the love them and leave them attitude.
01:13:41 AM Jan 6th 2012
Personally, I don't find him the worst in the perv department (that title falls squarely to Howard), but yeah, for most of us, it's probably a combo of 1.) the typical Holywood rush to skip the wooing and get to the woohooing, and 2.) getting to hear all the jokes about porn and ways of taking care of "needs" when a live woman isn't in the mood. Call me old-fashioned or sheltered or insane or whatever, but I just prefer to conceive of people as generally unsexual and don't really enjoy having it thrown in my face that they're full of raging hormones. Since he's supposed to be the "normal" one of the nerdy bunch (and presumably the one the audience is supposed to relate to best), he's probably going to be held to a higher standard by viewers trying to avoid This Loser Is You (or, in the case of females, This Loser Is Your Boyfriend).
10:59:55 PM Feb 8th 2012
I think the main issue is very specific moments where he behaves a little obnoxious about it. His temptation to cheat on Priya was a human reaction, but his attitude about standing up for himself towards Penny in "Ornithophobia Diffusion" didn't have to revolve around the "I let you get away with things because of sex," which made him comes across as being rather shallow when the entire first two seasons was about making them close enough friends to make their relationship somewhat plausible.

I am also disappointed when TV shows and media equate relationships with sex as though they are interchangeable, as well that Hollywood Dateless makes it seem that if you don't have a date / have sex with a new partner every weekend you have a pathetic social life. Leonard and Penny's "Beta Test" is actually a nice change of pace if only because it feels like how a romantic relationship should go, small steps leading to bigger steps.
11:07:53 PM Dec 9th 2011
Anybody want to compare The Big Bang Theory with Seinfeld?
02:21:09 PM Oct 13th 2011
"By 2011, Leonard has an on-off relationship with Priya, Raj's sister."

I want to add this to the Main page, but in Britain, they broadcasts the episodes out of order, so I am not sure.
08:43:04 AM Oct 27th 2011
Use the episode number instead of air date