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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weighty Sayings: Sheldon on Body Mass


I'm a huge fan of THE BIG BANG THEORY television program. I'm wild about super-smart, socially-inept, brutally honest Sheldon. He cracks me up like nobody!

If you watch the show and are overweight, you couldn't miss the brief inclusion of a weight-related conversation in a car where Sheldon is out with Penny (a cute blond living across the hall from the two scientists who are the show's leads). Her reaction to that number--a number we could only DREAM of--and his obliviousness to an ongoing cultural-social weight issue is telling of our dysfunction:

Sheldon: This car weighs, let's say, 4,000 pounds. Now add 140 for me, 120 for you...
Penny: 120?!?
Sheldon: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I insult you? Is your body mass somehow tied into your self-worth?
--from Season 1, Episode 4 (The Luminous Fish Effect)

Out of the mouths of...geniuses?

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3 comments:

aworkingmomsjoy said...

Thanks for the chuckle. I needed it.

Heck 120, I'd be happy with 220 right now.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya, aworkingmomsjoy. Me, too. :-/

Two Left Feet said...

Haha... I didn't see that episode but I can totally picture Sheldon saying that.