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  1. It's lame that people keep writing things essentially saying: "the point of the show is that it's supposed to be funny, not to be realistic, not to provide role models, and not to do anything to help improve society or people's attitudes or behaviors."

     

    All those things can be done at the same time. Why not do it?


  2. Their's nothing wrong with my spelling, but thank's for going teacher on me, and no that is not the big change for Penny, that geeks are better then jocks lol. She started to realize that by S3, the thing that has changed with Penny is realaizing she cannot do better then Leonard, her self actulization has been deconstructed from defining her hapiness and success by wanting to be a big star, this transfered to her relationships, it had nothing to do with her so called shallowness. You need to re watch the show really, because IMO Penny has never been shallow, matarailistic yes, but never shallow. 

     

    Good point about Penny's self-actualization.

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  3. You want them to volunteer. We have someone else who wants to see the show demonstrate how the the US somehow suppresses invention. Then there's the people who want to get rid of anything resembling a relationship. Then there's those who want to have Penny change her job and those that want Penny and Sheldon get together, etc., etc., etc. If you think the writers and EPs are going to listen to everyone who wants their own little scenario covered, it ain't gonna happen. The Eps believe the writers are writing what they believe is entertaining and the ratings indicate they are doing a better job of it than any other scripted series. This, as well as the others you mentioned, is a comedy series. If you want to see volunteering and mentoring, your best bet is a drama or some sort documentary. Something that isn't supposed to be funny.

    There is a hilarious episode of Frasier where he volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. He boasts about his minor contributions and then tries to decorate the house to his liking. He ends up driving the home owners crazy. I can imagine thousands of humorous scenarios involving TBBT characters and volunteering. Volunteering isn't some obscure, random thing that I want included in TBBT. It's a very common occurrence and it could make the involved character(s) somewhat more likable and admirable. For all 7 seasons they have all been slightly too self-centered and petty.

    Its an earnest but incongruous question. They only have 21 minutes or less to make us laugh. They were originally portrayed as over grown teenage boys, pursuing very self involved entertainments. They are or were barely functional adults. Altruism and selflessness was never an obvious part of the formulation. My question would more be why would this forum be one to choose to promote volunteerism. Its worthy but not specifically relevant. And thats why you got the response. Its got so little to do with the show.

    eta. And now you are being demanding. Weird. And hardly charitable.

    Helping other people learn English is charitable :)


  4. Your characteristics of their character's pretty much portray's the character's in the first season, they have all grown since then. 

    3ku11: In case you'd like to improve your English, here's a tip: stop putting apostrophes in almost every word that ends in the letter "s". Apostrophes are for contractions (it's = it is, don't = do not, you're = you are) and some possessive words (Howard's mother). I'm not saying my English is perfect, but it's better than yours :)


  5. 1. Saying you don't admire them because your not seeing a personal request or preferance in the show is pretty short sighted and 2. This is a sitcom, it's not based on real world logic. And beside's I don't think the character's need to volunter to prove their self worth or anything, or to be admired. Why would they volunteer anyway? Their's nothing in the show to suggest that, they are loving caring character's, like above said they work long hrs, and the type of career's they are in I guess the writer's never thought about, appealing charities, or voluenteering e.t.c. I guess the writer's never considered it because it's just not a part of a sitcom, fine people in the state's voluenteer, but their primary focus should be to make people laugh and love the character's, and to me they have been on the ball from day one.

    I didn't specifically give a reason as to why I don't admire any of the main characters. Here are a few reasons now: they are all consistently portrayed as self-centered, materialistic, shallow, and petty.

    But yes, they are funny. And some of their flaws contribute to the humor in the show.


  6. I can imagine thousands of hilarious scenarios involving TBBT characters and volunteering gone awry.

    Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Raj, Amy, Bernadette, and/or Penny should be shown volunteering somewhere.

     

    At least 1 out of 7 people I know in real life volunteer 4 or more hours per month at a hospital, hospice, food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Peace Corps, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or somewhere.

    I'd expect to see at least 1 out of the 7 main characters in TBBT do some volunteering.

     

    [edit Oct28: The question/topic is flawed. Bernadette has mentioned volunteering, but we haven't actually seen it in an episode]

     

    [edit Oct28: Sursonica reminded us that Bernadette has mentioned volunteering (Season 5, Episode 11, The Speckerman Recurrence). I had forgotten about that. In the middle of the episode Bernadette says, "Every other week I serve at a soup kitchen downtown". At the very end of the episode, Bernadette steals a pair of boots from a charity clothing bin and yells to Penny and Amy: "It's ok. I serve soup to poor people!"]

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  7. Since Bernadette has said she doesn't want children and Howard has said he does, he should volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (or something to spend time with a child and be a mentor).

    It would be funny to see Howard bring a little boy to do something fun, and for Sheldon or Bernadette to ruin it somehow.

     

    Sheldon should use IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and a surrogate mother to create a son for him to raise alone (or possibly with Amy).


  8. -I want Leonard to move in with Penny and for Penny to get pregnant.

    -Amy should move in with Sheldon, but sleep in a separate bedroom (such as Leonard's former bedroom). Leonard and Sheldon should still commute to work together.

    -Howard should start volunteering as a "Big Brother" for Big Brothers Big Sisters since Bernadette doesn't want children.


  9. Since Bernadette has said she doesn't want children and Howard has said he does, he should volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (or something to spend time with a child and be a mentor).

     

    It would be funny to see Howard bring a little boy to do something fun and for Sheldon to ruin it somehow.


  10. Since Bernadette has said she doesn't want children and Howard has said he does, he should volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (or something to spend time with a child and be a mentor).

     

    It would be funny to see Howard bring a 12-year old boy to do something fun and for Sheldon to ruin it somehow.

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