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Why do people hate Sheldon?

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1 hour ago, bfm said:

Why he acts the way he does is purely speculation on our part. Everyone has their own idea. My opinion is he's just an egotistical ass who thinks he's better than everyone else and doesn't need to listen to inferiors.

Basically this is just me clarifying my position on the subject.

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On 2/10/2018 at 5:23 PM, CookieCrusher said:

I have a friend a "Sheldon" in my life.

Ornery. Selfish. Arrogant. Blunt...etc...

But he's the first to show up when you need help, or need a volunteer.

So, there's lot to hate about him. But, there's much more to like about him.

The difference is Sheldon isn't usually the first one to show up  he usually has to be shamed or bribed into helping his friends.  Oh, there are times when he helps voluntarily, but overall, he tries to duck out far more than he jumps in to help.  

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13 hours ago, bfm said:

Sheldon would not be the first to come though. In this group the first to come would be Leonard amd Penny. The opening of "The Escape Hatch Identification" (10×18) shows it well: Raj has nowhere to go. Sheldon and Amy don't even talk about it. Howard and Bernadette, who have the biggest house and are closest to Raj, do offer him to stay but after many mean jokes. Leonard and Penny (a bit reluctant but) quickly decide to offer him their spare room. 

Who helped Penny when she fell behind with her rent?

It wasn't Leonard.

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43 minutes ago, CookieCrusher said:

Who helped Penny when she fell behind with her rent?

It wasn't Leonard.

Leonard was miles away

@Tensor said it well. Sheldon may help at times but he is not the first to help and may try to get out of it or not even think about it.

 

ETA: I just saw you wrote about the rent, I read fall and jumped to the conclusion it was about the time she dislocated her shoulder. As for the rent, Leonard did want to help but she didn't let him, so eventually he helped by making Kurt give her back her money.

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4 minutes ago, bfm said:

Leonard was miles away

@Tensor said it well. Sheldon may help at times but he is not the first to help and may try to get out of it or not even think about it.

I didnt notice that Sheldon was hesitant to help her. He just did. And knowing Sheldon's character he didn't want anything in return....if you know what I mean.

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3 minutes ago, CookieCrusher said:

I didnt notice that Sheldon was hesitant to help her. He just did. And knowing Sheldon's character he didn't want anything in return....if you know what I mean.

Even Leonard admitted that Sheldon's willingness to help out with money issues is one of the good things about him.

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1 minute ago, CookieCrusher said:

I didnt notice that Sheldon was hesitant to help her. He just did. And knowing Sheldon's character he didn't want anything in return....if you know what I mean.

I said he helps at times. At other times he may hesitate and then help, at other he may not even think about it. All in all I won't expect Sheldon to be the first to help out of this group.

P.S: Leonard helped Penny many times when they weren't together. After he went to ask Kurt for her money he could have told her ( he hade evidence on his forhead!), he didn't.

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15 minutes ago, CookieCrusher said:

Who helped Penny when she fell behind with her rent?

It wasn't Leonard.

Yes it was.   In one instance (2.14, The Financial Permeability) , he didn't know she was behind, she told Sheldon.  Once Leonard found out, and actually found out why she was behind (she leant money to Kurt), he went to Kurt's to get her money back.  Which ended up with Kurt paying her back, which led to her paying Sheldon back.   She didn't need a loan from Sheldon, she needed her money back from Kurt. Something Sheldon bailed on.  

And in another instance, he did pay her rent, along with a few other things.  From 4.02, The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification:

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Penny: What am I up to now?

Leonard: Well, okay, with the Indian food, the pizza, the Thai food, the tank of gas, the frozen yogurt and your rent, uh, a little over fourteen hundred dollars.

 

 

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2 hours ago, CookieCrusher said:

Who helped Penny when she fell behind with her rent?

It wasn't Leonard.

That was a one time deal. Any other time he has to be dragged, kicking and screaming to help anybody. I don't know how many times he's called Penny a slut, just not in those words. Sheldon, 90% of the time won't help anyone unless forced.

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Some people can't accept, even now when it's staring them in the face, that there is no show without Sheldon. He's the one who made this show unique. Lots of other shows featured neighbors, friends, the nerdy guy dreaming of marrying the hot girl. but Sheldon was something that hadn't been done before. Sheldon is what made me watch the show. And as Tensor has pointed out with his stats, reacting to Sheldon or interacting with him has always been a major part of the show. He's the linchpin everything turned on for years.

On 3/2/2017 at 3:44 PM, Nogravitasatall said:

Now I struggle to get through 18 minutes just the once, even if Sheldon only takes 10 of those minutes.  Watching Amy and Sheldon play house is a stab in the heart. But appreciation is subjective. I'm glad you enjoy it.

I defy anyone to show me an ep with ten minutes of just Sheldon. There aren't any. This has been proved again and again. And there are very few eps with just Amy and Sheldon for ten minutes. This just is not true. It's been proven as well.

 

On 2/3/2017 at 8:03 AM, No Regrets said:

I just hate that the writers focus on him 80% of the time and can't be bothered to write proper stuff for everybody else.

I totally agree that they can't write proper stuff for everyone else but totally disagree that 80% of the show is totally focused on Sheldon. Again, he is reacting with others of they are interacting with him a lot, but not 80% every week.

On 6/28/2017 at 7:58 AM, Capt. Hilts said:

He's kind of a modern day Eddie Haskell.  When he's on screen, you don't necessarily like him, but you can't take your eyes off him or wait to see how others react.

Absolutely.

On 2/5/2018 at 7:17 PM, CookieCrusher said:

Then the whole show lost my interest when Sheldon, and Penny, ceased to be who they were during first few years..

They were more funny when they were adversaries than friends. That I agree with.

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 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. 

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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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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. 

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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

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On 10/19/2016 at 1:09 PM, Raj7641 said:

realized that most people find him selfish, annoying, irritating, a-hole or Jerk. 

Nobody jumped to those conclusions, that's a perfect description of his character.  Mary definitely should have gotten a second opinion on whether he was crazy or not. If he doesn't get his way he'll cry, mope or run away. A good example is all the agreements he wrote that were slanted his way so that he always got his way. Personally, I don't hate Sheldon. There was just waaaay too much of him the last 3 years. 

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