April Posted March 22, 2017 Posted March 22, 2017 1 hour ago, Tensor said: Sheldon hasn't been clueless since season 6, episode 8. Anyone that can refer to oral sex, as a chicken pecking for corn, while making accurate movement of their head to mimic the action of oral sex, is not clueless. Yes and no. You know I'm also in the camp that doesn't see Sheldon as clueless as many other people make him out to be. There's a certain infantilisation coming from parts of the audience (distinctive from what the show is doing) that I find varying degrees of irrational and sometimes downright gross, depending on the comments. He is a grown man in his 30s, y'all can treat him as such. That said though it is established that Sheldon has cognitive issues with the "theory of mind" and thus has problems recognising when other people use sarcasm or make innuendos or whatever. So he's clueless not in the sense that he himself isn't capable of thinking or saying something along those lines but in the sense that he's isn't able to put himself in the other person's mind in that moment and misinterprets what they're saying. He's clueless about what's going on in other people's minds if you will. And it's not something that he can fix in short time. He's trying, sure, and he's getting better. But on the long run he'll probably always have trouble with that kind of thing. That's not malice, that's just how his brain is wired. And don't get me wrong, I don't think that this excuses when he's genuinely a jerk. It's the reason why I'm not a fan whenever someone is coddling him like a kid and just roll over to make him do whatever he wants. That kind of stuff isn't helping him and will only make you miserable in the process - see Leonard suffering as his room mate for over a decade for no reason, for example. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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