koops Posted December 1, 2012 Posted December 1, 2012 I apologize for copying-and-pasting but... I think the whole Penny getting whacked in the face thing has been blown a bit out of proportion. First of all, it's a sitcom, physical comedy is one of the things they do. Secondly, the scene, as many pointed out DOES have a point: to show that the fight has gone too far. That's when Bernadette says "Don't you think this has gotten a little out of hand?". Third, Sheldon and Howard did not even know what went on between them, didn't you see the looks on their faces when they were having dinner and Penny walked by with a bruised face? So I don't see why Sheldon has to be the one "learning a lesson" here. Yes, I know they could have solved the whole argument differently or have a scene with Leonard and Penny about it or Leonard defending Penny, but they chose to go in a different direction because the previous episode was very Lenny heavy and that's what they usually do. They only have 20 minutes to tell a story, they can't always play it out in a way that shows character growth or whatever. I agree that this is not a drama and we shouldn't expect that every single episode has to have some important moment. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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