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Mario D.

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When I watched Big Bang originally I was amused at the Sheldon character. However, after watching reruns many times his character just grades on me and as Penny says "creams my corn". One question on my mind was why did the writers make Sheldon win most of the time. His eccentric character was absurd all the time but to make him prevail in many instances just didn't hold true for me. He won when Leonard had to wear that sweater, he won when he blackmailed Priya just to get his way in the RA, he won when Leonard bought the table (sometimes the baby wins), he seemingly won when he and Amy thought they were the better couple, and he supposedly won when they played the drinking game in the cabin. And let's not forget all the times he insulted Penny with his sexual history remarks. She should have slapped him many times for his inappropriateness.

So why couldn't they write some dialogue rebutting all his insults and arrogance. I can only recall one time when Penny gave it back to him and he really did not get it. (When Sheldon thought his reputation was at stake and asked Penny for advice since she had a "checkered past")

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4 hours ago, Mario D. said:

When I watched Big Bang originally I was amused at the Sheldon character. However, after watching reruns many times his character just grades on me and as Penny says "creams my corn". One question on my mind was why did the writers make Sheldon win most of the time. His eccentric character was absurd all the time but to make him prevail in many instances just didn't hold true for me. He won when Leonard had to wear that sweater, he won when he blackmailed Priya just to get his way in the RA, he won when Leonard bought the table (sometimes the baby wins), he seemingly won when he and Amy thought they were the better couple, and he supposedly won when they played the drinking game in the cabin. And let's not forget all the times he insulted Penny with his sexual history remarks. She should have slapped him many times for his inappropriateness.

So why couldn't they write some dialogue rebutting all his insults and arrogance. I can only recall one time when Penny gave it back to him and he really did not get it. (When Sheldon thought his reputation was at stake and asked Penny for advice since she had a "checkered past")

I feel the same way. The Penny in the first few seasons would have hogtied him and make him believe she was going to castrate him. That would have been fun to watch. 😊

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He may have won a lot of times but let's not forget he was made to look like a fool too, he had many professional setbacks etc.   

Barry and Leslie were able to stand up to him, it's his friends who for some reason never really fought back. Penny did a bit but then she gave up. I also think she actually doesn't care about what he thinks of her. 

He's more background noise as far as I'm concerned. From season 6 onwards I find him increasingly annoying so much so that I would skip a lot of his scenes. But now I find I'm indifferent to him, I don't want to let the character ruin my enjoyment of the show 

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2 hours ago, NeckShotLime said:

He may have won a lot of times but let's not forget he was made to look like a fool too, he had many professional setbacks etc.   

Barry and Leslie were able to stand up to him, it's his friends who for some reason never really fought back. Penny did a bit but then she gave up. I also think she actually doesn't care about what he thinks of her. 

He's more background noise as far as I'm concerned. From season 6 onwards I find him increasingly annoying so much so that I would skip a lot of his scenes. But now I find I'm indifferent to him, I don't want to let the character ruin my enjoyment of the show 

What you say is very true but his character dominated the last three seasons that it was hard to separate the times he won and the times he was made a fool.

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I see what you mean although I think he looks a lot more more foolish in the later seasons. So juvenile and quite frankly so irritating. I can see why the Sheldon purists of the early seasons have a hard time with what the character has become. 

I liked that the writers didn't have him win all the time, if he's got his way all the times,it would have got tiresome.

He was always a prominent character but I feel like the Shamy breakup was the turning point and then it became Sheldon centric. Was it a good idea to focus mostly on him? It's not like the later seasons were that good, 

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6 hours ago, NeckShotLime said:

I see what you mean although I think he looks a lot more more foolish in the later seasons. So juvenile and quite frankly so irritating. I can see why the Sheldon purists of the early seasons have a hard time with what the character has become. 

I liked that the writers didn't have him win all the time, if he's got his way all the times,it would have got tiresome.

He was always a prominent character but I feel like the Shamy breakup was the turning point and then it became Sheldon centric. Was it a good idea to focus mostly on him? It's not like the later seasons were that good, 

I agree about the timeline of the turning point. The last 3 seasons weren't that good to me since the writers focused mostly on Sheldon and Amy. The remaining cast were mostly background material. It did become the Sheldon and Amy Show. Maybe if they hadn't concentrated so much on Shamy, Jim would have stayed since there would be more time to present the material. But, who knows what would have happened. Jim may have still have quit.

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