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RoseyPlum13
RoseyPlum13

The one time Penny mentioned that she didn't think they made a lot of money was when she was telling another female who was trying to use the guys for their money and such

steveowen82
steveowen82

good article.. i also think that men like sheldon in this programme (who is apparently a genius) would spend far less of their free time playing paintball and visiting comic stores, but researching and working constantly in his field of work. Real life nerds who work in science have great drive to suceed in their field and often devote their lives to it yet he frequents comic book stores and plays video games instead..

LarryLiebman
LarryLiebman

As to the size of the apartments (and not that it is such a big point in the article), Leonard and Sheldon have a 2BR apartment, and Penny has a 1BR.  Further, a cursory glance shows that Penny's apartment is much smaller than that of Leonard and Sheldon.

AMENS
AMENS

You need to watch a few more episodes.  Penny is constantly being portrayed as being "overdrawn" on her checking account because of her lifestyle. Sheldon, on the other hand, has paychecks he hasn't cashed.

Civjules
Civjules

This article seems to be arguing against itself.  Hipster tee's, expensive skater-esque hoodies, comic books, D&D games... I buy these, read these and play these games and others like it.  ALL of the above are expensive hobbies.  A typical D&D book runs $40 bucks, now think about collecting them all.  Then branch out to the Dresden Files or any of the number of World of Darkness genre's.  Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan + the expansion packs?  Expensive.

In fact, never in the series does it show that any of the physicists are in need of money.  They have top of the line computers, every gaming console known to man, and every video game (cite the episode where someone breaks into the boys' apartment).  They have expensive paintball gear.  AND they eat out every night of the week.  Thai food (as mentioned in the article above), pizza and so on.  They may not have a nice flashy wardrobe like Penny, because obviously it's NOT WHAT THEIR CHARACTERS CARE ABOUT.  But they make a hell of a lot of money, and buy a ton of stuff.  Have you ever checked out all of the knickknacks in the background?  I'm pretty sure the audience is right in assuming the guys bought this stuff.  They live equally high maintenance lifestyles-- in a very noticeable way.

As for Penny not knowing how much physicist makes, that could be more of a commentary on the character of Penny being knowledgeable.  She obviously hasn't caught on that Sheldon has boatloads of cash stashed around (that he lends her freely), that he never cashes a single one of her checks... etc.

I'd say the above article is finding something to harp about in order to be "controversial" rather than actually making a good argument.


AMENS
AMENS

Sheldon also needs a roommate to drive him places. It's part of the Roommate Agreement.

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