bfm Posted October 14, 2018 Posted October 14, 2018 (edited) 11 hours ago, Capt. Hilts said: Sheldon being a jerk is one of TWO primary bases for the show: Leonard & Penny's relationship and Sheldon being a jerk. If Sheldon is not a jerk, the show loses half its original source for comedy. Same as with Leonard and Penny having a happy, functional relationship. A happy, functional relationship isn't nearly as interesting as one with communication mix-ups, misunderstandings and some deceit. Go back to Burns and Allen and "I Love Lucy." If we want Sheldon to be less of an ass and for Leonard and Penny to be happy, it comes at a comedic cost. I personally was not drown to Leonard and Penny having an unhappy, disfunctional relationship but to them clearly having feelings for each other and having to learn how to deal with it and come together. I find them the funniest when they're being playful with each other, in a way that has ease to it and does not cross lines in terms of being mean and snarky. I do not find them fighting over nothing, saying he wore her down and suddenly drifting apart in their life goals funny. I know I'm not the only one, but I don't have the resources to check what about Lenny drew most viewers (those who did/do watch for them) and what most viewers find funny about them. Edited October 15, 2018 by bfm typo Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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