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Old October 8 2012, 04:10 AM   #31
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Re: The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Discussion

Actually, Leonard is a grade A asshole. All he does is stay hunched over making hate-filled, snide remarks about everyone around him if they don't have a pair of tits. Galecki himself doesn't come across much better in interviews either, at least to me.
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Old October 8 2012, 10:29 AM   #32
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Yeah he's pretty whiny, but in more of a bitter way than Raj.
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Old October 10 2012, 10:00 PM   #33
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Actually, Leonard is a grade A asshole. All he does is stay hunched over making hate-filled, snide remarks about everyone around him if they don't have a pair of tits. Galecki himself doesn't come across much better in interviews either, at least to me.
I saw him on Ferguson a few months ago and was not impressed a bit. Made me wonder how he could keep a gal like Cuoco interested for two years.
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Old October 10 2012, 10:07 PM   #34
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Actually, Leonard is a grade A asshole. All he does is stay hunched over making hate-filled, snide remarks about everyone around him if they don't have a pair of tits. Galecki himself doesn't come across much better in interviews either, at least to me.
I saw him on Ferguson a few months ago and was not impressed a bit. Made me wonder how he could keep a gal like Cuoco interested for two years.
Honestly i never thought of him as an asshole.. maybe people mistake being professional and neutral as something assholish and expect actors to gush over their show endlessly and praise it to high heaven.. i don't know.

Maybe he's got thinner nerves than what's usual for an actor.. i know that fans can be really possessive and rude and if you have been exposed to that for 8-10 hours straight during conventions or something like that you may get fed up and react needlessly aggressive.

On the show i don't see it at all.. he's got the part who brings everydone down to reality when they start to float up into nerd nirvana.. sometimes you need to be a little harsh and direct to show them they are overdoing it.
However i never thought of it as hate filled or snide at all.. i like Leonard a lot and often laugh at his comments (and the others target him too once in a while).
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Old October 10 2012, 10:12 PM   #35
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However i never thought of it as hate filled or snide at all.. i like Leonard a lot and often laugh at his comments (and the others target him too once in a while).
I don't see Leonard as hate-filled or snide, just self-loathing and a bit of a downer. He always seems to be caught in a perpetual cringe . . . .

(Just to be clear, I'm talking about the character, not the actor. I have no opinion regarding Galecki.)
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Old October 10 2012, 10:27 PM   #36
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I assume if you use the character's name you are talking about the character. If you use the actor's name you are talking about him or her.
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Old October 12 2012, 04:54 PM   #37
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I liked Howard going crazy
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Old October 12 2012, 05:48 PM   #38
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It looks like they're setting up a Penny/Leonard/Sheldon's new assistant love triangle...erp.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:25 PM   #39
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Actually, Leonard is a grade A asshole. All he does is stay hunched over making hate-filled, snide remarks about everyone around him if they don't have a pair of tits. Galecki himself doesn't come across much better in interviews either, at least to me.
I'm not sure we're watching the same show, because I don't see that at all. Granted Leonard is far from my favorite character, but he's no asshole. I know a few 'grade A assholes' and even consider one of them my friend, and Leonard is nothing like them. What I think gets mistaken for snide or hate filled comments, is just friends giving each other a hard time. I do it to my friends and they do it right back.

If that's your measure of an asshole, than Sheldon certainly falls into that category as well for his treatment of Penny...and just about everyone else. Probably the only difference is that Sheldon does it with a great deal more of his own unique charm, in the form of social awkwardness, in which cases people give him a pass.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:59 PM   #40
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It looks like they're setting up a Penny/Leonard/Sheldon's new assistant love triangle...erp.
I think it could be interesting. To me it's seemed that Leonard has always been quite insecure about his geekiness. He'll participate thoroughly but when he encounters people who aren't in geek culture he feels ashamed and wants to fit in with them.

Also, Penny has been Leonard's dream girl, but the reverse isn't true. She's never really got into the whole geek aspect, and there's probably a part of him that's always thinking "am I good enough for her?" because he's put her on such a pedestal. This new girl seems to actually 'get' him, so it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:14 PM   #41
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Actually, Leonard is a grade A asshole. All he does is stay hunched over making hate-filled, snide remarks about everyone around him if they don't have a pair of tits. Galecki himself doesn't come across much better in interviews either, at least to me.
I'm not sure we're watching the same show, because I don't see that at all. Granted Leonard is far from my favorite character, but he's no asshole. I know a few 'grade A assholes' and even consider one of them my friend, and Leonard is nothing like them. What I think gets mistaken for snide or hate filled comments, is just friends giving each other a hard time. I do it to my friends and they do it right back.
I don't know. That stunt he pulled on Raj last night--"Tell the new girl all about your work."--was pretty sadistic. He pretty much set Raj up to humiliate himself, just for the fun of torturing him a little.
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Old October 12 2012, 09:02 PM   #42
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I felt like Raj set himself up for that by acting far too cocky right beforehand.
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Old October 13 2012, 12:52 AM   #43
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Why on earth does he ever stop drinking?

I think it would be a fantastic misdirect, if the new girl winds up going after Sheldon, after Penny explodes trying to defend her man.
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Old October 13 2012, 05:06 AM   #44
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Didn't they already do an episode where Sheldon had an assistant who was in love with him?
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Old October 13 2012, 05:35 AM   #45
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It looks like they're setting up a Penny/Leonard/Sheldon's new assistant love triangle...erp.
I think it could be interesting. To me it's seemed that Leonard has always been quite insecure about his geekiness. He'll participate thoroughly but when he encounters people who aren't in geek culture he feels ashamed and wants to fit in with them.

Also, Penny has been Leonard's dream girl, but the reverse isn't true. She's never really got into the whole geek aspect, and there's probably a part of him that's always thinking "am I good enough for her?" because he's put her on such a pedestal. This new girl seems to actually 'get' him, so it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
Which is why this may be a kick in the pants for Penny to get over herself. Leonard is a great guy, he's just not the jock type but a guy who a woman would be lucky to spend the rest of her life with because he's considerate, intelligent and he really tries in the bedroom!

An asshole jock might be pretty and let you explode in the bedroom but there's nothing beyond that and, at least to me, that's not enough for life.

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Didn't they already do an episode where Sheldon had an assistant who was in love with him?
Yes.. they had a grad student in season 1 i think but she was way more of a fangirl than this one and psycho to boot. There was not love but she was more the bossy, controlling kind of woman who took over Sheldon's life for the sake of humanity's future.

As Sheldon is so devoid of any romantic or sexual intention this won' t go anywhere but they quickly switched focus to Penny/Leonard.
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