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It's just a reoccurring joke that management is lazy and how extensive the damage was. The elevator was damaged due to a malfunctioning experiment of Leonard's (He wrongly calculated the mixture for the experimental rocket Fuel he was developing), which Sheldon recognized as going critical so he placed it in the elevator. It exploded inside and took out the ...


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The creators of the program wanted a hallway between the two apartments but they felt that it was too thin. Adding an elevator forces the hallway to be wider. Forcing the characters to use the stairs also enables a longer conversation as a lift would be too quick. This was revealed by the creators in the 100 episode special for the UK TV channel e4.


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The check engine light is being used as an indicator of the relative difference in general concern by Penny versus Sheldon or Beverly. The check engine light in modern vehicles quite often indicates an issue with the emissions control system, although as commenters have noted it can cover a wide variety of vehicle faults (including those unrelated to the ...


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The plot and dialog from the episode answer this. Wil Wheaton is a troll, and enjoys messing with people (remember the bowling games?). And he's most known for playing Wesley on Star Trek TNG. The Trekkie vs Jedi (Star Trek vs Star Wars fans) feud is as famous as the Hatfields and McCoys (No, not that McCoy.) From wikia: At the movies, the audience ...


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A simple answer, No. Sheldon Cooper doesn't have Asperger, he has 'Sheldony' Some viewers have asserted that Sheldon's behavior is consistent with Asperger syndrome. The writers have stated that they did not use Asperger syndrome as a basis for the character, but instead thought of his actions as "Sheldony".Series co-creator Bill Prady stated: "We ...


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Driving is kind of a social skill. You need to follow some unwritten norms like guessing when the other person is going to turn. And it also needs some level of reliance on your instinct. However, Sheldon takes every calculation to a very scientific and molecular level. He sucks in many situations where you need to interact with other people. There's a ...


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As a writing device, it's far funnier to let the viewers imagination run away with the wild descriptions that Howard gives. Additionally, by not showing Howards mother, the writers are able to characterize and describe her any way they like, without having to find an actor who lives up to that description. Howard repeatedly describes his mother as having no ...


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It's a real obscure word that Sheldon's actor overheard and decided it was funny to use. From an interview with AOL: "One of the writers, he used to say it, apparently in the writers' room. That's the tale I've heard. But I remember it wasn't in a script. It was one of those moments where we'd work on a scene and then you'd go and take notes from the ...


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From collider.com on Comic Con 2012:- A child asks Parsons, “Why does Sheldon like The Flash?”, Parsons threw the question to the showrunners, and Prady responded that Sheldon liked the Flash because Sheldon was bullied a lot and the Flash was able to run away really fast. In-universe, The Flash is very pro-science, specially physics and he is (...


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The quote is actually: Come on, this is huge, Raj is going to be in People magazine. And he didn’t even have to knock up one of the Spears sisters. She is referencing Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, who are sisters. Both are also singers and pretty famous, not sure if it has to do with it exactly, but they both were actually on magazine covers after ...


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It is also implied, deliberately or otherwise, that she doesn't understand what the light is for. In Series 2 Episode 14 – The Financial Permeability, there is a conversation between Penny and Sheldon where the engine does inevitably break: Sheldon: If you recall, I pointed out the “check engine” light to you several months ago. Penny: Well the “...


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Yes. Definitely. There is a recurring theme in the show in which there are moments that show Sheldon genuinely cares about Leonard - all selfish reasons aside. For example, in this clip towards the end, you can see one such moment: Sheldon talks to Penny when she is contemplating breaking up with Leonard. Sheldon: Please don't hurt my friend. ...


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Considering the real world requirements to achieve a PhD, then yes it's realistic that it will take Howard 2 to 3 years (each season is one year roughly) to gain a doctorates degree. See http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/18444/does-a-masters-degree-help-completing-phd-sooner , the second answer for some details on what's required. In short, it ...


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Leonard is an experimental physicist, which means that he designs and conducts experiments (often with lasers) to prove or disprove theories put forth by other physicists, like his roommate Dr. Sheldon Cooper (a theoretical physicist).


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It appears to be this poster from Science of Cocktails (or at least pretty similar to it).: I used Googles reverse image search to find this, using this image as the reference, in case you want to find more similar images (there's a few variations of this one):


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Chris Hadfield gave a lot of interviews live from ISS, so it is possible, but he did not use skype, but some Nasa direct stream. But i guess he could also use skype or something else, so it is technically possible. Here is a example, there are a lot more of such videos. You see there is only a small delay: In this official ...


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Wil Wheaton played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a simple joke that despite seeing Star Wars, he's wearing his Star Trek uniform instead.


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Short answer: Yes, he does have Asperger's. Long answer: Asperger's Syndrome is diagnosed based on externally-observable criteria, both because a specific physiological cause has not been discovered (if it at exists at all), and because it is a part of the spectrum of autistic disorder, so whether you have nothing, Asperger's, high-performing autism etc. ...


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Sheldon has gone to the Hospital multiple times, before and after "The Engagement Reaction". He doesn't like doing it, but he's normally guilt-tripped into it, as part of social convention. Even in "The Engagement Reaction": Penny: Okay, you know what? You are unbelievable. You buy all these superhero T-shirts, but when it’s time for you to step up and ...


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In the US, the ground floor is the first floor... so there are only three flights of stairs between the ground floor and the fourth floor. There's no missing floor.


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The Government never confirmed or pursued the comment by Sheldon, as they didn't have much evidence to go on. In the episode where he crashed it, S02E08 "The Lizard-Spock Expansion", the three involved end up wiping all the security tapes and fingerprints. Howard: OK, I guess we have to turn to Plan B. Raj: What’s Plan B? Howard: Erase all the ...


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TL;DR: Q: “Is Penny an alcoholic?” A: No. Longer answer: she might have (had) a problem of alcohol abuse Unless the writers are hiding something from the viewers, we see that Penny enjoys drinking in company, her favourite alcoholic beverage seems to be red wine, but she also drinks cocktails and the hard stuff to help her relax. 1. S4 E07, The Apology ...


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I believe Sheldon well fits into ISTJ. From wikipedia: Extraversion/Introversion The extraverted types learn best by talking and interacting with others. By interacting with the physical world, extraverts can process and make sense of new information. The introverted types prefer quiet reflection and privacy. Information processing occurs for introverts as ...


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In Episode 515, The Friendship Contraction, we can see how Sheldon genuinely values his friendship with Leonard, beyond that of a mere chauffeur or delivery-man. When Leonard invokes a clause of The Friendship Agreement that allows him to be only an acquaintance, Sheldon concocts a scheme where he turns off the power to the building, then tries to sell ...


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In the episode: Bat Jar Conjecture, Sheldon is indeed trying to replicate his desired sitting arrangement of his team at the upcoming Physics Bowl. It is to be noticed that, he tries to assert himself as the team lead and Sheldon is known for practising/enacting things exactly, especially before important events like the Physics Bowl here, themed costume ...



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