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2013-01-16 07:42:32 PM
I don't watch much network TV..actually, not that much TV at all.  But Big Bang Theory is one show I don't miss (the other being The Walking Dead).  Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.  They're good people, just different... like the characters on the show.

Taste is subjective.  If you don't like it...fine, don't watch.  But looking down at those that do like it doesn't make you superior, it makes you a douchebag.
 
2013-01-16 07:44:52 PM

kg2095: That show is so corny and unrealistic. Not one of the characters even slightly resembles a scientist or the stereotype of a nerd. In fact they are to nerds what the Fonz was to hoodlums.


Actually I just met a PhD in Particle Physics that my company hired for data analytics.  He said he doesn't watch the show because it reminds him too much of the people he worked with at MIT while he was working on his PhD.  There are a plenty of people like the characters on the show that are out there..maybe not in your circle...but definitely in mine.
 
2013-01-16 07:53:13 PM

slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.


I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.
 
2013-01-16 08:24:17 PM

slayer199: kg2095: That show is so corny and unrealistic. Not one of the characters even slightly resembles a scientist or the stereotype of a nerd. In fact they are to nerds what the Fonz was to hoodlums.

Actually I just met a PhD in Particle Physics that my company hired for data analytics.  He said he doesn't watch the show because it reminds him too much of the people he worked with at MIT while he was working on his PhD.  There are a plenty of people like the characters on the show that are out there..maybe not in your circle...but definitely in mine.


The reason why so many nerds dislike the show is that it's a show about nerds for non-nerds. The jokes are at the nerds' expense. The audience isn't laughing WITH Sheldon, they're laughing AT Sheldon. Factor in all the stereotypes (and not even just for the nerds, but also the dumb blonde across the hall who wants to make it big in Hollywood but instead waits tables, and the harpy Jewish mom) and we have bad TV.

And someone else mentioned How I Met Your Mother and stated that that show's stereotype is that everyone is gorgeous. No, that's not a stereotype, that's Hollywood's "everyone must be beautiful or no one will watch" bullshiat rule. It's a completely different problem than stereotyping. Also, I would argue that Ted and Marshall actually aren't good looking. Average, at best. The women are smoking hot though, especially Cobie Smulders.
 
2013-01-16 08:29:35 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: soporific: Some 'Splainin' To Do: SithLord: i wouldn't call it jumping the shark. That's the inevitable outcome of the pair. Or she finds out she's pregnant out of wedlock and it ain't Leonard's. But isn't that what this show is about? Enamored nerdy physicist falls for the hot blonde next door?

I'd call it a narrative challenge that could easily lead to a shark jump, but one that you can't avoid indefinitely.

See also: Daphne and Niles.

Daphne and Niles worked because they were tertiary characters, and the show was never solely about will they/won't they? That's why they could finally get together, because it didn't disrupt the overall dynamic of the show, it only added to it. After all, 11 seasons is way too long to go without some character progression. Frasier remained single the entire run, rarely having a girlfriend, so Niles could divorce Marris (and Mel) to wind up with Daphne.

Actually my point was that having D&N get together was a problem that couldn't be avoided and that it, ultimately, hurt the show. I guess if you think that the quality of the show didn't suffer, then you'll disagree with my overall point.

IMO, however, trying to permanently postpone these things doesn't work out. Cheers managed to avoid pairing up Sam but, when all was said and done, I think that the audience was disappointed that there was no closure.


The Cartwright curse lives on
 
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2013-01-16 09:13:57 PM
why don't Amy's friends ever help her wear age-appropriate clothing?
 
2013-01-16 09:24:06 PM
Worse yet, Cuoco is apparently going to take the reins from Shatner in Priceline commercials.
 
2013-01-16 09:57:48 PM

Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.


Ok I can't comment on you describing yourself as being like a racist or what that has to do with BBT but you are right that it is a standard sitcom. Congratulations on understanding that!
 
2013-01-16 10:25:46 PM
data.whicdn.com

/minus the incest
 
2013-01-16 11:55:25 PM

rhiannon: Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.

Ok I can't comment on you describing yourself as being like a racist or what that has to do with BBT but you are right that it is a standard sitcom. Congratulations on understanding that!


That's a smarter joke than anything that has been on TBBT, ever.
 
2013-01-17 12:32:34 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: doczoidberg: I don't understand why either of those characters would want to be together.

You can't understand why a nerd would want to hook up with a hot blonde, who is LITERALLY, the 'girl next door'? Really?

doczoidberg: She's an idiot

Two things: Boobs

AdolfOliverPanties: There was no mention of proposing, just someone getting down on bended knee.  I think Sheldon Leonard will walk in on Penny Amy & Bernadette giving Leonard Raj a blowjob.

Let's make it interesting, shall we...


I know i'm waaaay late to the thread, but i'm pretty sure i read something like this at The Kristen Archives.
 
2013-01-17 01:05:49 AM

BizarreMan: Last weeks episode with the girls getting into the argument over comic books was priceless. Especially when they walked into the comic book shop and all the guys in there went completely stupid.


I'd like to see the girls get into cosplaying (Amy as Doctor Girlfriend, Bernadette as Robin, Penny pretty much as anyone she wants to be).
 
2013-01-17 10:21:32 AM

Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.


LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.
 
2013-01-17 11:19:52 AM

sararenne: I know a Rocket Scientist who hangs out with other smart people, and their favorite thing to do is watch BBT to see if they are mentioned... (A few of her friends have.. and in the right context)
Loved loved loved the last episode when the girls were fighting over Thor...

/Baybrook Mall is in Houston Sheldon, not Galveston!!!


Being from the Houston area, he SHOULD know that. However, it's in Friendswood, not Houston.

http://www.baybrookmall.com/
500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, Texas 77546
(281) 488-4627

I realize that "Clear Lake is Houston", "Kemah is Houston", "Friendswood is Houston". They are not. If they were, they would be "Houston, Texas", not "Clear Lake/Kemah/Friendswood, Texas".

/Native Pasa-get-down-deanian or Stinkadena-ian, class of Deer Park High. it ain't ALL Houston.
 
2013-01-17 11:43:06 AM

Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.


There are very good proctologists that can remove the stick from your ass and make it possible for you to enjoy life again.
 
2013-01-17 11:48:15 AM

Madbassist1: Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.

LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.


From Ohio and likes TBBT.  You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks.  That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots.  It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.
 
2013-01-17 11:48:55 AM

Ro_thunder: sararenne: I know a Rocket Scientist who hangs out with other smart people, and their favorite thing to do is watch BBT to see if they are mentioned... (A few of her friends have.. and in the right context)
Loved loved loved the last episode when the girls were fighting over Thor...

/Baybrook Mall is in Houston Sheldon, not Galveston!!!

Being from the Houston area, he SHOULD know that. However, it's in Friendswood, not Houston.

http://www.baybrookmall.com/
500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, Texas 77546
(281) 488-4627

I realize that "Clear Lake is Houston", "Kemah is Houston", "Friendswood is Houston". They are not. If they were, they would be "Houston, Texas", not "Clear Lake/Kemah/Friendswood, Texas".

/Native Pasa-get-down-deanian or Stinkadena-ian, class of Deer Park High. it ain't ALL Houston.


Its really in Webster. I'm sitting about a quarter mile down the rd from it in the Clear Lake shopping center right this second.
 
2013-01-17 11:50:17 AM

Lsherm: From Ohio and likes TBBT. You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks. That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots. It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.


LOL at least I have the balls to say where I'm from, loser. Sorry I hurt your feelings bub. Get used to it, it won't be the last time.
 
2013-01-17 11:52:28 AM

Coelacanth: BizarreMan: Last weeks episode with the girls getting into the argument over comic books was priceless. Especially when they walked into the comic book shop and all the guys in there went completely stupid.

I'd like to see the girls get into cosplaying (Amy as Doctor Girlfriend, Bernadette as Robin, Penny pretty much as anyone she wants to be).


Black Canary.  I'd love to see her in Fishnets.
 
2013-01-17 11:54:44 AM

jst3p: Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.

There are very good proctologists that can remove the stick from your ass and make it possible for you to enjoy life again.


I don't have a stick up my ass.  TBBT is a terrible show, and people who like it are "intellectually challenged."  Don't blame me because you have poor taste.
 
2013-01-17 12:44:20 PM

Lsherm: jst3p: Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.

There are very good proctologists that can remove the stick from your ass and make it possible for you to enjoy life again.

I don't have a stick up my ass.  TBBT is a terrible show, and people who like it are "intellectually challenged."  Don't blame me because you have poor taste.


Your favorite band sucks.
 
2013-01-17 12:45:34 PM

Lsherm: jst3p: Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.

There are very good proctologists that can remove the stick from your ass and make it possible for you to enjoy life again.

I don't have a stick up my ass.  TBBT is a terrible show, and people who like it are "intellectually challenged."  Don't blame me because you have poor taste.


You know who else doesn't laugh at a lot of the jokes on that show?

2.bp.blogspot.com

Maybe you are just dumb?
 
2013-01-17 01:25:17 PM

Lsherm: I don't have a stick up my ass. TBBT is a terrible show, and people who like it are "intellectually challenged." Don't blame me because you have poor taste.


Taste is subjective.  Saying someone's taste is "wrong" is inherently flawed because of the nature of individual taste.  You may say you don't like it, I can't say you're wrong for not liking it....but I can say you're a douchebag for basically stating that anyone that doesn't share your taste is intellectually challenged.
 
2013-01-17 02:02:47 PM

Lsherm: jst3p: Lsherm: BBT is a terrible show.  It's a standard sitcom dressed up in stereotypes.  When I find people who like the show, I stop associating with them.  It's a character flaw, like being a racist.

There are very good proctologists that can remove the stick from your ass and make it possible for you to enjoy life again.

I don't have a stick up my ass.  TBBT is a terrible show, and people who like it are "intellectually challenged."  Don't blame me because you have poor taste.


So how does it feel to be martyr on a mountain top?

/watches TBBT
//therefore we can't be friends
///oddly there doesn't seem to be a hole in my life as a result
 
2013-01-17 03:07:13 PM

Lsherm: Madbassist1: Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.

LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.

From Ohio and likes TBBT.  You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks.  That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots.  It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.


How would you know?
 
2013-01-17 08:02:04 PM

Madbassist1: Ro_thunder: sararenne: I know a Rocket Scientist who hangs out with other smart people, and their favorite thing to do is watch BBT to see if they are mentioned... (A few of her friends have.. and in the right context)
Loved loved loved the last episode when the girls were fighting over Thor...

/Baybrook Mall is in Houston Sheldon, not Galveston!!!

Being from the Houston area, he SHOULD know that. However, it's in Friendswood, not Houston.

http://www.baybrookmall.com/
500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, Texas 77546
(281) 488-4627

I realize that "Clear Lake is Houston", "Kemah is Houston", "Friendswood is Houston". They are not. If they were, they would be "Houston, Texas", not "Clear Lake/Kemah/Friendswood, Texas".

/Native Pasa-get-down-deanian or Stinkadena-ian, class of Deer Park High. it ain't ALL Houston.

Its really in Webster. I'm sitting about a quarter mile down the rd from it in the Clear Lake shopping center right this second.


I'll trust the guys that actually work/live there. Webster is on the other side of 45 from every "native" I've talked with, from Nassau Bay to Kemah to Pearland. But, I don't really care - just enjoy the idiocy.
 
2013-01-17 08:07:29 PM

Lsherm: Madbassist1: Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.

LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.

From Ohio and likes TBBT.  You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks.  That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots.  It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.


You know how we know you're a miserable dick?

Because instead of saying "I don't like that show" you proclaim "The show sucks".

First Rule of DoucheBag club is 'Tell Everyone What They Think, Cause They're Too Stupid To Form Their Own Opinions'
 
2013-01-17 09:33:40 PM

Phil Moskowitz: Still trying to figure out what personality traits must have to enjoy this show.


Sub-par sense of humor.
 
2013-01-18 12:47:13 PM

Ro_thunder: I'll trust the guys that actually work/live there. Webster is on the other side of 45 from every "native" I've talked with, from Nassau Bay to Kemah to Pearland. But, I don't really care - just enjoy the idiocy.


Uh...Kemah is on the same side of 45 as Webster, and so is Nassau bay. Friendswood and Pearland are on the other side...probably within 2-3 miles of Webster. What's your point?
 
2013-01-18 11:53:44 PM

jeanwearinfool: Lsherm: Madbassist1: Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?  Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.

LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.

From Ohio and likes TBBT.  You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks.  That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots.  It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.

How would you know?


It's easy.  I insult a popular but stupid show and wait for idiots to identify themselves with lame posts like "How would you know?" :)

CheapEngineer: You know how we know you're a miserable dick?

Because instead of saying "I don't like that show" you proclaim "The show sucks".

First Rule of DoucheBag club is 'Tell Everyone What They Think, Cause They're Too Stupid To Form Their Own Opinions'


No, the show sucks.  It's the same sitcom you've seen since the 60's with the same archetypes, but people who like it don't know any better because it's their first time seeing it.  But it really isn't, because 2 and some odd Men is the same show.  Doesn't change the suck factor.  Objectively, it sucks.  Same formula, same process, same jokes with different topics.

I'll give you points because it's possible that people who watch it don't realize it sucks, but I'm not responsible for the stupidity of other human beings.  They have to realize their mistakes on their own.
 
2013-01-19 05:39:17 AM

Lsherm: No, the show sucks. It's the same sitcom you've seen since the 60's with the same archetypes, but people who like it don't know any better because it's their first time seeing it. But it really isn't, because 2 and some odd Men is the same show. Doesn't change the suck factor. Objectively, it sucks. Same formula, same process, same jokes with different topics.

I'll give you points because it's possible that people who watch it don't realize it sucks, but I'm not responsible for the stupidity of other human beings. They have to realize their mistakes on their own


You need to get over your inferiority complex.
 
2013-01-19 06:16:02 AM

Madbassist1: Lsherm: No, the show sucks. It's the same sitcom you've seen since the 60's with the same archetypes, but people who like it don't know any better because it's their first time seeing it. But it really isn't, because 2 and some odd Men is the same show. Doesn't change the suck factor. Objectively, it sucks. Same formula, same process, same jokes with different topics.

I'll give you points because it's possible that people who watch it don't realize it sucks, but I'm not responsible for the stupidity of other human beings. They have to realize their mistakes on their own

You need to get over your inferiority complex.


What I find truly amusing is the effort people will expend defending a bad sitcom.  It's like watching someone defend racism.
 
2013-01-19 07:06:25 AM

Lsherm: What I find truly amusing is the effort people will expend defending a bad sitcom. It's like watching someone defend racism.


What I find truly amusing is the effort someone will go through to defend a douchebag position that is entirely subjective. When you finally get your big-boy pants you may realize that not everything is the way you see it, no matter how much you wish it were, and adults frequently have differing viewpoints, none of which are wrong.
 
2013-01-19 09:47:53 AM

Mike Chewbacca: The reason why so many nerds dislike the show is that it's a show about nerds for non-nerds. The jokes are at the nerds' expense. The audience isn't laughing WITH Sheldon, they're laughing AT Sheldon.


How does it feel to completely and utterly miss the point of the show?

See, if you were attacking the portrayals of Howard or Raj, you might have a point. But people who attack the show because of Sheldon tend to be delusional. People like Sheldon for the same reason they like House and Sherlock. You wouldn't want to be their friend in real life, but you admire their intelligence and their wit when you watch them on TV. And Sheldon is actually more likable as a person than House is, because House is intentionally cruel.

Look at how many awards Jim Parsons has won for best actor. You know why he earns those awards? Because people respect his character. That doesn't happen if you're only going for cheap laughs. Did Urkel or Screech ever win a Golden Globe? No, because people don't respect those characters.

Seriously, do Doctors ever go around whining, "Grrr, the entire point of House is to depict all doctors as assholes, it's like blackface, but for the medical profession!" Of course not, because they understand how fiction works.
 
2013-01-19 09:58:57 AM

Lsherm: Madbassist1: Lsherm: slayer199: Why BBT?  I find it funny because I KNOW people like those characters...maybe not as smart, but nerds that are into comic books, toys, RPG board games, as well as being socially awkward with women.

I told my mother three years ago that TBBT was a show that people who "knew" nerds liked, not a show that nerds like.  Why?   Because nerds are smart enough to realize it sucks.

LOL are you trolling? I say that because I read that in Howards voice. Also you sound like you don't get laid much.

From Ohio and likes TBBT.  You already have two strikes against you, and you follow up with a weak sex joke.

The show sucks.  That you are defending it just serves as confirmation to me that people who like the show are idiots.  It's a pretty good litmus test to weed out the morons - smart people don't like that show.


abcnews.go.com

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com

i1.ytimg.com
I think most nerds understand the difference between reality and fiction.
 
2013-01-19 10:26:51 AM

schrodinger: I think most nerds understand the difference between reality and fiction.


Bolded for emphasis.
 
2013-01-19 04:03:08 PM

Madbassist1: Lsherm: What I find truly amusing is the effort people will expend defending a bad sitcom. It's like watching someone defend racism.

What I find truly amusing is the effort someone will go through to defend a douchebag position that is entirely subjective. When you finally get your big-boy pants you may realize that not everything is the way you see it, no matter how much you wish it were, and adults frequently have differing viewpoints, none of which are wrong.


You're assuming this is effort.  It's not.  I'm making the world a better place by pointing out the emperor has no clothes.  The show is stupid, and it's so stupid that people who like it clearly suffer from some form of stupidity or mental illness.

You can't build a better world without identifying the morons.  TBBT provides that litmus test.
 
2013-01-20 12:51:44 AM

Lsherm: the emperor has no clothes.


You can say that again.
 
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