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The Big Bang Theory

During an age when the majority of television sitcoms are “dumbed down” in order to appeal to the widest audience possible, along comes the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. While neither groundbreaking in style nor straying far from a traditional format, the series nonetheless proves it is possible to be both intelligent and funny on network television. The show follows a group of twentysomething genius scientists who also adhere to the textbook definition of “geeks.” Led by the egocentric Sheldon Cooper and nice-guy Leonard Hofstadter, they deal with life, love and awkward social situation with the help of next-door-neighbor Penny, the attractive and semi-normal object of Leonard’s affections. Part fish-out-of-water narrative and Friends for the Twenty First Century, The Big Bang Theory demonstrates that network television sitcoms are not dead as once feared, as well as that it is indeed hip to be “geek.”

 

Explorations of The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory and Comic Book Culture Exploration of comic book culture through the lenses of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory and Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture by Rob Salkowitz.

The Big Bang Theory and Geek Love Exploration of the book i heart geeks by Carrie Tucker and how it relates to Leonard and Penny from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, as well as geeks everywhere.

Could Sheldon Cooper Be Batman? Exploration of Sheldon Cooper’s statement on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory that he “could be Batman,” using Scott Beatty’s The Batman Handbook as a reference.

The Sheldon Cooper Guide to Relationships Analysis of Sheldon Cooper’s attempts at applying the scientific method to friendship and romance during season two of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.

Wil Wheaton: From Geek Blogger to TV Nemesis Exploration of Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton and how he has transformed himself into a loving family man, geek blogger and recurring small-screen nemesis.

 

The Quotable Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory Season One: Sheldon Speak A series of quotes and observations made by the outspoken Sheldon Cooper from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during the show’s first season.

The Big Bang Theory Season Two: Sheldon Speak A series of quotes and observations made by the outspoken Sheldon Cooper from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during the show’s second season.

The Big Bang Theory Season Three: Sheldon Speak A series of quotes and observations made by the outspoken Sheldon Cooper from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during the show’s third season.

The Big Bang Theory Season Four: Sheldon Speak A series of quotes and observations made by the outspoken Sheldon Cooper from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during the show’s fourth season.

The Big Bang Theory Season Five: Sheldon Speak A series of quotes and observations made by the outspoken Sheldon Cooper from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during the show’s fifth season.

Howard Wolowitz and Women A series of quotes and observations made by self-proclaimed ladies’ man Howard Wolowitz of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory in regards to his offbeat methods of seduction.

 

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