"It’s Valentine’s Day… I deserve romance."
Season 7, Episode 15: The Locomotive Manipulation.
That time when Sheldon couldn’t repress the urge to kiss Amy.
awkward question for mayim
Just do your friggin’ research before you interview people and ask stupid questions.
This is all such bullshit! Since when has it become fashionable to rip apart The Big Bang Theory and be unnecessarily offended at every. single. aspect?
Sheldon displays all of the symptoms of Asperges, yes. But please can someone explain to me why this is a terrible thing? I can only see something positive that has become of his character- the writers have not only ensured that Sheldon is surrounded by people that care for, and love him (despite his characteristics which can prove hugely difficult at times), but they have brought life and laughter to a condition that has been hugely stigmatised for years.
The jokes aren’t set up so we can sit back and laugh at a man with Asperges Syndrome, but so we can laugh at the situations that arise due to his condition, and the comical way in which he, and his loving friends deal with it (at the end of each episode the characters all finally come to the conclusion that: hey! We shouldn’t be annoyed at Sheldon because he can’t help the way he can sometimes be in social situations- let’s all kiss and make up).
I can honestly say that I believe that The Big Bang Theory has opened up so many people’s eyes to the life of somebody with Asperges, to the coping mechanisms they are forced to deal with, and how they are, ultimately, human beings who also feel pain and love and all of the other emotions under the sun, whether or not it may be recognised on the outside or in a “suitable” situation.
I’m certainly not saying this program should win multiple awards for its achievements or anything, because whilst it’s fun to watch it’s not exactly the most complex or terrific writing in the world, but fucking hell please just lay off the whole “I’m going to be offended by everything this show ever does because Tumblr says I should be”. Rant over.
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