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* KarmaHoudini: Penny outright commits assault on Howard, gives him a black eye plus a headache and gets away with it without ever having to even confess to it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Penny outright commits assault on Howard, gives him a black eye plus a headache and gets away with it without ever having to even confess to it. Though to be fair she was protecting herself against an unwanted sexual advance so she had every right to defend herself.

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* KarmaHoudini: Penny outright commits assault on Howard, gives him a black eye plus a headache and gets away with it without ever having to even confess to it.

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** Though, Penny actually shows signs of being creepy and pathetic during this season and last, gawking at handsome boys, which is creepy, and showing dependence on others for financial gain, which is pathetic.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sheldon insults Kripke's mother for being fat, but states that he's insincere about it if it's for glandular problems.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards: Sheldon insults Kripke's mother for being fat, but states that he's insincere about it if it's for glandular problems.

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** Also, when Kripke finds out about what happened to Howard, he gives a rather cold remark saying that everyone present is “creepy, pathetic, and cannot get girls,” which does debatably hold some merit.


* Hypocrite: A pre-emptive example. While Penny’s scathing speech to Howard was true, later episodes show her behaving no better.

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: A pre-emptive example. While Penny’s scathing speech to Howard was true, later episodes show her behaving no better.

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* Hypocrite: A pre-emptive example. While Penny’s scathing speech to Howard was true, later episodes show her behaving no better.

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* RealityEnsues: As true as Penny’s ReasonYouSuckSpeech is, it ends up causing Howard to wallow in self-loathing. This goes to show that while people like Howard can be rather unsettling to others, they have feelings as well. That and since his friends needed him for their robot fight, Penny is forced to swallow her pride and apologize.


* BlatantLies: When Penny comes to Howard's house to apologize to him, he tries to dismiss her by saying he was not traumatized by what she said to him. This is despite him holding himself up in his room for days after what she told him, wallowing in his own misery, and crying as soon as she leaves his room.



* OrderedApology: After Howard refuses to leave his room for two days, Leonard reminds Penny that he [[ContinuityNod stood up to her ex-boyfriend]].

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* OrderedApology: After Howard refuses to leave his room for two days, Leonard reminds Penny that he [[ContinuityNod stood up to her ex-boyfriend]].ex-boyfriend]] and she said she owed him one for it.


-->'''Howard:''' Wait a minute. We're not flirting, you're serious.\\
'''Penny:''' Flirting? You think I'm flirting with you? No woman is ever going to flirt with you! You're just going to grow old and die alone!

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-->'''Howard:''' Wait a minute. We're not This isn’t flirting, you're you’re serious.\\
'''Penny:''' Flirting? You think I'm I’m flirting with you? No I am not flirting with you, no woman is ever going to gonna flirt with you! You're you! You’re just going to gonna grow old and die alone!alone.

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* POVShot: Two in a row; first from Penny's point of view as Howard tries to kiss her, then from Howard's as she decks him [[ImpairmentShot and the screen goes black]].

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* AnalogyBackfire: When Penny finally has enough of Howard, she begins her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by saying that normally she would just ignore him because he is a little peculiar, like Sheldon. Sheldon interrupts her and says that in that room, ''she'' was the peculiar one. Penny thinks for a moment and admits he is probably right.


* {{Hypocrite}}: Penny calls Howard pathetic. But he's an MIT-graduate engineer who has enough spare money for comic books and video games, and Penny's a waitress at Cheesecake Factory struggling to afford rent.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Kripke destroys [=MONTE=], and Howard dismisses any future of him being able to repair it.

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