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  1. 21 minutes ago, Tensor said:


    That was planned.  Remember, he did research and planned to go to the restaurant, because he was trying to get Jones to appear at his convention.  Everything about the night was spontaneous, only because Jones did it, Sheldon didn't suggest anything they did and if you remember, Sheldon wasn't happy with some of those choices.  

    This one, I'll agree with. 

    Planned, to spite the others.  


    Only because he wasn't himself.  In both cases he was under duress (Lack of his haircut and trying to replace Amy, respectively).

    Planned, as a way to relieve his brain from thinking about the graphene sheets.   

    Offered to be a part of something he loved is not really spontaneous.  It was to his advantage.


    If so, then please explain his lining up his cereal by fiber content.  Or, his wearing of pajamas on certain days. Or having specific meal nights. Or his fixation on doing his laundry on Saturday, or his three knocks.  Or, to bring back the bongos, his inability to have his hair cut by anyone other than Mr Denofrio.  Or, perhaps his insistence on have the thermometer set at a particular temperature.  Or, how about planning out everything about the trip to Sweden?  Maybe you could also explain his aversion to any change in his routine.   All those indicate he lives a rather planned, rigid, life.

    You mean like when they went shooting (and Leonard shot himself), or the farmer's market, or when they went to get a Christmas tree. or the Valentine's day episodes.   See, there are enough examples and counter examples to make anyone's point.  In general, Leonard and Penny didn't do much of anything, simply because the writers chose not to (or they were unable to ) write anything more than that for them.   Writing something funny for a narcissistic, pain-in-the ass, is much easier than trying to actually write something about a regular run of the mill couple.  I don't like, to watch narcissistic, pain-in-the ass, people, hurt their friends.  It's understandable when the person is doing it, without knowing they are hurting others.  But,  by the latter half of the show Sheldon definitely knew he was hurting them, and yet he continued.  Making him nothing more than a jerk.  That the others stood by him, and only occasionally lashing out back at him, says much more about their love and understanding of his problems, than anything he can do.  

    What's interesting to me, is that many of his supporters talk about his having Asperger's, and point to the depiction of his scheduled, rigid life.  Yet, those same supports say nothing about his being narcissistic, where one of the key points in describing a narcissist is:  a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.  Sounds a lot like Sheldon.  



    Wow, all this on Sheldon's spontaneity.

    I don't agree with any of your counterpoints because Sheldon never planned to actually do all those things with JEJ but he went along and did them. He never planned to steal movie he just did it without thinking. He lines up cereal because of the character the writers created. He can have routines and still be spontaneous. 


    Good day

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  2. 16 hours ago, chucky said:

    All those things were planned even if it happened off screen. Sheldon Cooper, has to plan everything including what he eats each meal each day. Their is no spontaneity.

    Disagree immensely

  3. 6 minutes ago, chucky said:

    I see you remember the nice and fun moments in Sheldon's time. You've seem to have over looked the mean, condescending, inconsiderate moments. He even called himself a baby in the dining room table episode.

    Last I knew the topic was Sheldon's spontaneity.   

  4. 8 hours ago, chucky said:

    Be that as it may, the "Contracts" signed by both Leonard and Amy were slanted in Sheldon's favor so he always gets his way. The "Fun" was what Sheldon thought was fun. Which in reality wasn't fun. Everything was carefully planned out by Sheldon. No spontaneity whatsoever. Leonard's life was, in my opinion, boring until he started dating Penny.

    Sheldon was my favorite character because his story lines were the funniest and most unpredictable. (and I love JP) He was very spontaneous. Like when he met James Earl Jones and hung out with him all night, Skywalker Ranch was all him, Stealing Indiana Jones movie, bongos at three in the morning, adopting 20 cats, getting a job busing tables, agreeing to take part in the Spock-umentary, I know I can go on.... Penny and Leonard scenes were boring All they did was drink and make out

  5. 6 hours ago, Gary C Belleville said:

    Oh don't get me wrong, I love him too as a television character. I wouldn't want to live with him(Really not)  but in the show he does make me laugh. When I wrote how he could be mean I was replying to someone who was saying that most of his insults and actions were from not knowing any better. As a character I really don't think the show would have been the same. 

    Yes, I think everyone brought something that made the show what it was. The actors always gave the writers huge credit but I really don't think it would have been such a hit without that exact cast. They were all great

  6. 4 hours ago, Gary C Belleville said:

     To say that Sheldon doesn't mean to be mean to others with his comments or words and even actions is not that true. Sheldon admits himself that he wishes to harm his intended target to make them feel as bad as he feels and sometimes worst. Every 2 or 3 shows he plots some sort of revenge on someone he considers wronged him. The problem is no one can definitely identify what he considers  as being wronged. 

    As you stated Sheldon has done very nice things for his friends but he has done some very bad things to them too. He kept the fact that he had an actual drivers license hidden for over 2 years because as he explained to Amy, he simply liked to be chauffeured around because it made him feel important. How about the time Sheldon told the FBI about Howard's attempt of impressing a date by crashing the mars rover. That caused Howard to lose his shot for a security clearance that he was needing. He also admitted that the only reason why he gave Howard such a hard time about his education (Not having a PHD) was because Howard had made a comment about Sheldon 10 years prior that Sheldon didn't like. Sheldon also cost the group a possible fortune at one point because 7 years prior the group had an idea to mine for bitcoins and they excluded Sheldon from participating. So Sheldon stole the bitcoin file from Leonard's computer and put it on a batman flash drive that was latter lost. 

    But as someone stated in an earlier post it's not that people hate Sheldon , it that the Sheldon persona is completely obnoxious. Sheldon persona makes this show so much more funny yes but I personally would not be able to live with someone who acted exactly like Sheldon. Yes he is sometimes naïve and doesn't realize what he says is actually hurtful but on most occasions he is. After all as he says so often he is a genius and a grown man. 

    I love Sheldon. He's a personality on a sitcom. It's not to be taken so seriously. Yes, I think the writers went overboard at times but I feel JP played the character so well and saved him at times.

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  7. 20 hours ago, Teresmy said:

    Does anybody know that what the film appearing in this episode is? The one that Meemaw's watching when Mary comes back from carnival and visits Meemaw's house. Is the woman in the movie Annie Potts herself?

    I'm thinking its a movie they made up but not sure-- I don't think its her

  8. 14 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

    Needless to say I wouldn't use AT&T again if the CEO kissed my ass in the middle of Rt. 65. I had that phone for years and they transferred it to another carrier just because someone asked them to. The new carrier said this was common and suspended the number so that was nice. Just got putting an alert on social security since I don't know what info they were able to extract and I don't want them stealing my tax return.

    Wow, that s crazy. I've had Verizon for the last ten years No problem at this point. 

  9. 13 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

    OMG! If your phone quits working, get on it immediately. Someone bought a cell phone and a SIM card and told AT&T to transfer our number to it and they just went ahead and did it. They took our phone # and started doing all kinds of fraud with it and with our e-mail and when we had it shut down, we had also lost out Internet since they were together. I've spent a week contacting banks and credit bureaus and credit cards (only got one fake one, am hoping they didn't use it before I stopped it) and filed a police report and all kinds of crap. It's been total hell.

    Wow, what a nightmare

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  10. 4 hours ago, joyceraye said:

    For a moment there I was trying to remember her being thirsty and getting a long drink  ( I thought a pitcher was a jug of milk as in Howdini's show at the children's party ) and then I realised it was the boy who threw the ball at her head. In my world he's a bowler. LOL.

    I thought she gave him a terrific rugby tackle and a lesson in life.

    Those children are all very good in their parts. It's interesting to watch them grow. I hope they're making good money for their future.

    I agree.

    It's called YS but it really is an ensemble. All the characters are likeable and contribute so much to each episode. Missy may be my favorite.  

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  11. 9 minutes ago, TBBT78 said:

    Anybody else notice the lack of birthday greetings posts for kaley via Instagram from ex-cast members? Unless I missed it somehow.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    They could be calling her on the phone

  12. On 11/27/2019 at 11:54 PM, Tensor said:

    But Sheldon continued to say them, even when it was explained to him that it wasn't proper.   And, he would continue to know it was wrong because of his eidetic memory.  So, he knows it's wrong, but he continues to do it, it's intentional.  


    You don't have to use the word slut, to be slut shaming someone.   

    I don't believe she was kidding either.  Neither was Bernadette, after all, they did a fist bump.  However, everyone fantasizes at some point during sex, during their lifetime.  

    I don't agree with one thing you wrote and am going to keep it at that

  13. 12 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

    Mayim was part of the video made for Gary Sinese expressing deep gratitude for the work he and his foundation have done for service members and veterans, first responders, and their families.  It is a very cool video and well worth watching.

    Seen this one before Love Tom Hanks at the end

  14. 31 minutes ago, veejay said:

    Just one more clip:


    Can't wait to see all the Polaroid images collected from Kaley's "BBT"-archive ( > 3:17m )☺️


    Wow, this was good but the interviewer needs to let her talk

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  15. 29 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

    At first I thought Sheldon was a funny, quirky guy and I loved his banter with Penny in the early episodes, but after 12 seasons his insults, condesencion, and obnoxiousness just became tiresome to hear.  I guess we just see things differently with Sheldon but everyone is entitled to their opinion.  Ciao for now

    Yes, that's true we are and  I'll admit the last one or two seasons weren't as funny and his insults got old as all the others' insults did, too. And I'm sure that was one of the reasons why the show ended. I miss the show, but it was time. It really wasn't good anymore.


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  16. On 10/13/2019 at 4:58 PM, Mario D. said:

    When I said in jest it was from the girls and not mean spirited. However, when Sheldon said it he was insulting and he did it more than the others. Penny took it like they all did.......they tolerated him and exclaimed "Sheldon is only being Sheldon" I also can recall an episode when Sheldon wanted to work with Bert on a geology project but did not want anyone else to know about it because it would damage his reputation. So he goes to Penny to ask for advice since she had a "checkered past" and knew how to overcome a bad reputation. I don't think she let this one past when Sheldon referred to her promiscuousness as a figure of speech and she replied " I have a figure of speech that you can go do to yourself"  So, after  awhile she got tired of the insults. I think the fantasy about other guys was in the last episode on the plane and was only injected into the scene as a joke.

    you are going to see it the way you want just as I will. 

    I don't believe Sheldon was mean-spirited when saying those things to Penny just as the girls weren't.  And I believe every character in the show had just as many insults for each other as he did. And I don't believe Sheldon saying Penny had a checkered past, (the only one you could come up with) is as bad as saying Sheldon 'slut-shamed' her. He never used the word slut as you do. And I really don't believe she was 'kidding' about fantasizing about the other guy--she was pretty proud of herself.  In another episode she had no problem throwing Leonard under the bus for a chance to meet Joe Manganiello in the D & D game.

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  17. On 10/13/2019 at 11:23 AM, Mario D. said:

    I can see you are pro-Sheldon, however, what I meant was that the other guys did not continue to slut shame her after they were married but Sheldon continued to do so. The girls were only teasing her in jest. I know everyone says Sheldon does not mean it but he does not realize the harm he does with his insults until the last scene in his Nobel speech.

     other characters doing the same thing Sheldon did is considered 'jesting' . (You can say jest but they too were also getting their jabs in)

    They could have ended their friendship anytime they wanted but something about the guy kept them from doing so. I'm not even sure about the slut shaming you talk about,  I can't remember any...he liked to pick on her drinking just as everyone else also did... I don't believe Penny was at all harmed when Sheldon was honest with her, she always brushed it off. She knew who she was and was fine with. Even when she talked about doing it with Leonard when they were married she said she liked to fantasize about other guys...


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