ByMallory Perry, writer at

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So, basically this article from the Atlantic is summing up the gist of the episode, what happened previously and what happened currently on the season premiere.

Megan Garber outlines all of the silliness that Sheldon Cooper has, for example it mentions that

"Sheldon is a character that tracks his bowel movements on a chart which hangs of the fridge, that he thinks wine is grape juice that burns, that he dislikes gifts because he believes that it creates an obligation on the one receiving the gift."

But he has let his silliness get the best of him, and his girlfriend Amy broke up with him after he insults her.

" He gets angry, and petty. “Some important new information has come to light,” he tells Leonard: “Women are the worst. I thought it was paper cuts, but I was wrong. No piece of paper has ever cut me this deep.”

Using this cliche, he undermines the hurt of a breakup to which we all can relate to, therefore a twisted use of both logos and pathos

"The Big Bang Theory’s theme song celebrates evolution—of Earth, of humanity, of scientific progress. Its story, though, celebrates evolution on a much smaller scale: the slow change that occurs when people open themselves up to others. The show has been interesting for all these years in large part because Sheldon’s own progress, from vaguely robotic to vaguely romantic, has itself been so interesting. And also because, in some sense, we’re all a little bit Sheldon. We’re all a little bit stubborn. We’re all a little bit selfish. We’re all a little bit genius, and a little bit silly, and a little bit scared. We’re all hesitant. We’re all hopeful. And most of us, after a long day of being all of those things, can appreciate the simple sweetness of a tall, cold glass of Yoo-hoo."

This article proves that maybe we all have a Sheldon Cooper living inside of us, that it may be that annoying little voice inside your head reminding you of the logical and illogical fallacies and the consequences of your actions. In the end, I believe that Sheldon Cooper is a lot like the common man, woman, child, anyone. A person who has annoying tendencies, but if that person was gone, no one would be able to take their place.

I think that the article was in fact effective because having just watched the episode, I was thoroughly disappointed with the amount of drama, and not enough humor, which the show is known for. This article made me rethink the show, and genuinely explained everything from another viewer's standpoint.


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