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    Default Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    So, I was trying to get to sleep last night, and instead was thinking about Rodney's 'citrus' allergy. You know, as you do...

    Anyway, it occurred to me that they make a big deal of him being allergic to lemons. However, 'citrus' is a much broader allergy. Grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, limes, um...kumquats...

    So, has anyone ever noticed a reference to him being allergic to any other citrus fruits?


    Of course, for all I know there's a Great Clementine Scare in season five...

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    I haven't noticed, but you are right. I have a friend who is allergic to citrus - or, more specifically, citric acid - and he can't eat tomatoes, strawberries (most berries, in fact), and pineapple. The tomato thing is the hardest for him to avoid, because they can be in everything from pizza to soups to chili to salads.

    So, if Rodney is eating spaghetti with marinara sauce, pizza with red sauce, and 5-alarm Texas chili, then he's a big fat fibber about the citrus allergy!


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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    I remember in the time travel episode from sg1 were they use the modded jumper Rodney said that lemon was one of his favorite foods.

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_5124 View Post
    I remember in the time travel episode from sg1 were they use the modded jumper Rodney said that lemon was one of his favorite foods.
    He says Lemon chicken not just 'lemon'.. i dont really know anyone who eats lemons whole on their own.

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_5124 View Post
    I remember in the time travel episode from sg1 were they use the modded jumper Rodney said that lemon was one of his favorite foods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_x-303 View Post
    He says Lemon chicken not just 'lemon'.. i dont really know anyone who eats lemons whole on their own.
    Ah, but that was because they had altered the time-line, (though why it would have affected his allergy I don't know!) so it was an 'in' joke. And it was lemon chicken specifically because that's what they were serving in the episode where he was introduced and said the "deathly allergic to citrus" line that I quoted!


    [Oooh! I knew something! I don't feel like a complete newbie anymore...]

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_x-303 View Post
    i dont really know anyone who eats lemons whole on their own.
    I do

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Actually, that reminds me of a dessert in a book I just bought. It's called "Sussex Pond Pudding" and is a suet pudding with an entire lemon - the 'frog' - baked into the centre...







    Now I know why the small print said, "Do not feed to Rodney"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_x-303 View Post
    He says Lemon chicken not just 'lemon'.. i dont really know anyone who eats lemons whole on their own.

    My daughter does...she loves them.


    Anywaaaay the impression I have been given is that mckay is a hypochrondriac and thinks he is allergic to citrus, most specifically lemons. He uses the reference of "citrus" but seems only to complain about lemons..... typical behavior!

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    I think it is mentioned that Rodney isn't allergic but that he is afraid of certain acidic properties or something.

    It's funny either way.

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tich View Post
    he is afraid of certain acidic properties or something.
    He's...limonphobic?

    If only you could see the disbelieving height of my eyebrows right now...I'd have to see a quote to that effect, I think.

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Depending on the person, the allergy can even extend to non-citrus fruits like apples. They won't kill me, but I am allergic to citrus. Tomatoes are a big problem, yes, although I've found that if they are heavily processed they don't affect me. Oddly enough, neither do clementines.

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_x-303 View Post
    He says Lemon chicken not just 'lemon'.. i dont really know anyone who eats lemons whole on their own.
    Actually I just thought that he was a massive hypochondriac and only believed he was allergic. Drama queen that he likes to be, yet another thing to chuck a wobbly over.

    Remember at the end of rising, when they're all having a big party after hooking up with Teyla's people. Rodney's standing next to Carson eating some chicken on a skewer, then sniffs it and says "is there lemon in this?" before putting it down. If he was, he would have been crying at Carson's feet wanting to be saved.

    Just my two cents

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by PedroinTas View Post
    Remember at the end of rising, when they're all having a big party after hooking up with Teyla's people. Rodney's standing next to Carson eating some chicken on a skewer, then sniffs it and says "is there lemon in this?" before putting it down. If he was, he would have been crying at Carson's feet wanting to be saved.

    Just my two cents
    Ah, but you see, I have a certain sympathy for that. I spent my childhood and teens knowing that just the smell of nuts made me feel queasy. I learned the hard way that it was a full allergy when I ate something with almonds by mistake. (Not. Fun. But I didn't die, yay!)

    Anyway, since then the sight of me picking something up, getting it near to my face and then sniffing - "What...what's in this? It smells...nutty!!!!!!!" is fairly common.

    [And I can identify fairly small amounts of nuts in food, I must be pretty sensitive to them.]

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    From what I understood - and I could be wrong - is that the severity of the allergy varied from person to person, and just because one has a citrus allergy, doesn't mean someone's allergic to all citrus fruits. I know a guy who is very allergic to Oranges... (so much so that when he was on a weekend exercises and wasn't pulling his weight, the rest of his squad slipped orange painted tennis balls into his sleeping bag - he ran faster than he had the whole weekend), in any case - I'm pretty sure it's JUST oranges he's deathly allergic to - but obviously other citrus fruits wouldn't particularly agree with him.


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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    This is the blame of the TPTB/writer's for not giving a CLEAR definition to Rodney's allergy.

    I know they use the allergy as comic relief, but to have to people question weather you have a valid allergy is just weird.

    No one EVER takes his allergy serious and that is the TPTB fault.
    Why did you do such a thing, you mediocre dunces?

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by fumblesmcstupid View Post
    No one EVER takes his allergy serious and that is the TPTB fault.
    That right there really bugs me (as I sit munching happily on a teeny box of chocolates that a friend bought me - she made very sure it was nut-free before she bought it ).

    There's an episode of SG-1 where Mitchell takes out a lemon to 'frighten' Rodney with, and I didn't find it the slightest bit funny. And if someone did the same thing to me, I wouldn't so much be frightened as angry - man, Mitchell would've got himself a lecture!

    And if I spotted him doing it to someone else it would've been worse...

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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alder View Post
    So, has anyone ever noticed a reference to him being allergic to any other citrus fruits?
    He mentions being allergic to citris not to lemons. it's just always lemons he ends up around. I always assumed his allergy was farther reaching.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alder View Post
    ...
    There's an episode of SG-1 where Mitchell takes out a lemon to 'frighten' Rodney with, and I didn't find it the slightest bit funny. And if someone did the same thing to me, I wouldn't so much be frightened as angry - man, Mitchell would've got himself a lecture!
    Despite the way Rodney acts, he has a sense of humour, he knows people don't like him, and he saw shep hand Mitchel the lemon.

    McKay and Sheppard don't always act like it, but they are friends and this is probably a running joke between them. I used to have a friend who said he was going to kill me and make a suit out of my skin as a running joke.
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    Default Re: Deathly allergic to citrus, and other odd thoughts...

    OK, because I don't have any ( food ) allergies I have to ask. Sorry if I sound clueless but I really have no experience of this. If you're allergic to citrus, or even some citrus fruits but not others, would even touching them be dangerous, or just eating them? In other words, would threatening Rodney with a lemon ( I assume as in throwing it at him or something ) actually be dangerous to him?

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    It depends on the person. My ex was allergic to cherries to the point where she couldn't even handle them (just touching something with cherry in it would give her nasty hives. You would be surprised how many things have cherry in them you wouldn't expect to), but she knew other people with the same allergy that could handle them but not eat them.
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    Ouch! That's bad...

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