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Does the dog die?
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venus.theplanet_
its mentioned that the leonard's dog died (S3E11)
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is there screaming?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Is there menstruation?
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nicogreyna
S3
 E8
Penny dislocates her shoulder after falling in the shower, we don't see this happen and the injury is not realistic at all. However, most of the episode is about this injury
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Abandonment
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saste12
Several times throughout the series, it is mentioned that Howard's father left him and his mother when he was young. It's a traumatic memory for Howard and features in many episodes.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Rory_John14
Leonard's mother was very mentally/emotionally abusive to him as a child, and features in some episodes of the show, although he is now an adult
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Is someone stalked?
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Beans_on_toast
In S6 E10 "The Fish Guts Displacement" Sheldon spanks Amy. While it is implied that she secretly enjoys this, he does this to her under the impression that it is non-consensual or at least not wanted.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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saste12
Characters frequently lie to get out of someone being mad at them or to get something they want. Though I wouldn't call it gaslighting because it's never a case of trying to make someone doubt their perception of reality, the characters can be very manipulative in their lying sometimes, so it could still be a trigger for some.
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Is a child abused?
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SilverWarriorWolf2
It’s implied the Leonard was emotionally and psychologically abused and neglected by his mother.
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Addiction
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alonelylion
In one episode, Leonard, Raj, and Howard are all unknowingly fed edible marijuana.
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Is there addiction?
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SilverWarriorWolf2
Penny is implied to be a functional alcoholic, but it’s played for laughs.
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SilverWarriorWolf2
Penny is implied to be a functional alcoholic, but it’s played for laughs.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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alonelylion
Penny's childhood pet, a pig named Moondance, is revealed in one episode to have been killed. This happens off-screen
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Are animals abused?
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Katla
There is animal testing, which I consider being animal abuse.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Anonymous
Sheldon's tells a story about cat diyng in his childhood
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Does a pet die?
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sarahtollemache
Penny’s goldfish dies - can’t remember what episode but I will update when I watch again
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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.
Season 3 episode 2, season 4 episode 10
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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ejscanlan
S5E7
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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.
Season3 episode 2
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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DeenGray
No, but in one episode, Sheldon innocently tries to make friends with a little girl, but Leonard stops him because he could be mistaken for a pedo.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Anonymous
Almost everyone besides Penny talks about their experiences of being bullied multiple times.

On time Leonard even meets one of his bully to confront him with specific examples
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Is someone restrained?
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LesbianTakko
one of the main characters frequently tries to flirt, and in one episode, he tries getting a robot to look up a womans skirt, many times played for laughs
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Liromala
Leonard has asthma
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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saste12
Characters sometimes pass out from drinking too much or from fainting (such as Sheldon when he sees his own blood).
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Liromala
Howard gets his thing stuck in a robotic hand and later on gets a sterilization (he wanted it)
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saste12
In the episode where Sheldon assists Amy in her neuroscience lab, he accidentally cuts his thumb with a scalpel and faints at the sight of the blood.
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Is someone tortured?
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saste12
Characters walking up and down stairs is a common theme in the series. Characters are not actually shown falling down the stairs, but the sounds of characters falling down the stairs can be heard off-screen a couple times in the series.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Liromala
At some point almost everyone in the group gets an eye infection if that counts
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Sheldon is autistic and played by someone who isn't.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Liromala
They once kidnap Sheldon but it's played off as a joke
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Does a parent die?
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Liromala
Howard's mum
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Does someone cheat?
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zuurtje
leonard also made out with someone while he was in a relationship with priya, and when he calls her to tell her she reveals that she slept with someone else
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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ejscanlan
S5E7
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Liromala
Sheldon talks to professor Proton, who died, in his dreams but he ain't a ghost
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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zuurtje
happens three times in s7 e11
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Does someone vomit?
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fivepotatoeshigh
In S2 Ep 9 Leonard v***ts in the sink after cutting his finger with glass after trying to open a jar. There is audio but no visual. When he shows the stitches he got to Howard, Howard g*gs.

In S3 Ep 2, Leonard v***ts in Penny's toilet after drinking too much. Although we see him in the shot, we do not see any v***t. A few lines after, Penny v***ts into her sink. Again, we see it happen and hear audio but we do not see any v***t.

In S3 Ep 15, we hear Penny v***t just before the 18-minute mark, after we see her blowing her nose. This lasts for around a minute, no visuals. Sheldon then does the same, lasts for around another minute, triggering audio.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
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Anonymous
at some point, they talk about eliott page but due to not being out at that time they use his deadname
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Drag queen / trans person is being called transvestite
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saste12
Maybe not technically since the character is never specifically confirmed to be bisexual and the flirting is played for jokes, but Amy often has a (creepy and unrequited) attraction to Penny that goes beyond friendship, even though she is dating Sheldon.
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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.
Season 5 episode 7 when Sheldon goes to shock Wolowitz
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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itsliz
Yes, multiple times throughout the film, but no gore or surgery is showed. They just show a waiting room, and once or twice a hospital room. There is a scene or two where a character is in an isolated room because they might’ve been exposed to a bacteria, but yet again, no gore.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Mention in season 4 episode 14
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Anonymous
Sheldon is autism-coded (he isn't confirmed to have autism, but it is obvious that he does). I don't think it's misrepresented, though. I have autism and I am very similar to Sheldon.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Anonymous
Raj often talks about watching his weight. He also says he got fat in one episode.
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zuurtje
howard says to his mother "you make me want to kill myself"
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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zuurtje
sheldon has claustrophobia and goes in the university steam pipe tunnels and gets very scared, he can get out at any moment though and got in voluntarily, i dont know if that helps.
they also play dungeons and dragons and at one point leonard describes how the walls are closing in on them.
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Paci
It's kinda hinted that Wolowitz's mom eats a lot, but she's never shown on camera
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Sushii
Sheldon Cooper is an autistic person. When he shows caracteristics of autism,everybody laugh at him.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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zuurtje
in the intro has a lot of flashing lights
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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0
It happened 2 or 3 times across all seasons and only for a quick moment.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Yulia
Mentioned, but happened off screen
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Sushii
Howard's mom is fat and they make jokes about her everytime
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alonelylion
Raj's friends consistently refer to him as a woman, as well as making jokes about Penny's "mannish" features. A character once says he's glad he doesn't have to wonder if Penny is "really a man down there". A trans woman used to live across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon that they both refer to as a man.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Anonymous
No slurs, but there is a running joke about Raj and Howard's friendship supposedly being a gay relationship.
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DeenGray
Constant jokes about Howard’s Judaism and his mom embodies the “pushy Jewish mom” stereotype
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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alonelylion
Nearly all jokes revolve around racist and antisemitic stereotypes, especially of Raj, Howard, and their families. Constant sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
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DeenGray
Racist stereotypes against Indians, antisemitic stereotypes, etc
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Rory_John14
Sheldon’s friends constantly make fun of autistic traits he displays. A cast member has said the majority of the main characters are neurodivergent in some way, and since it is a sitcom, all of them are mocked for their personalities and quirks often.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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saste12
Characters constantly make fun of Sheldon's lack of sexual attraction to anyone throughout the series. Amy, Sheldon's girlfriend, constantly complains how he won't have sex with her.
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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saste12
Leonard sleeps with an older woman in one episode, and the other characters make fun of him for it.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Sex
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Anonymous
Nothing graphic is shown, just kissing and talk about sex.
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Anonymous
Howard does this a lot in the first couple of seasons. Especially towards Penny, but also other women.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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alonelylion
A character reveals that as a teenager, he lost his virginity to his cousin.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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saste12
An episode's plot revolves around Sheldon and Kripke fighting for an office after a minor character at the university is forced to retire due to his advanced dementia. He appears briefly in the episode and behaves in a way consistent with dementia (or at least the way a TV show depicts it).
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
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Anonymous
Stuart is kind of homeless for a while. He stays with other people, so he's not on the street, but he doesn't have his own home.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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BeeGhost
S7
 E11
In a episode where the characters wonder where'd they'd all be if they never met Sheldon, there is an imaginary scenario where Leonard and Raj are living together and are fat. Stuart inserts himself into the fantasy, also fat. The actors are shown in fat suits.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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.
Season 12 episode 14 after Leonard cuts open the meteorite. It’s a dream where the meteorite makes him bite Burt, Raj and Penny
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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