Homework Help

THE BIG BANG THEORY SHOW, what do you think about that show?WHat do you think about...

user profile pic

nhl123 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM via web

dislike 0 like
THE BIG BANG THEORY SHOW, what do you think about that show?

WHat do you think about that show?? It's my favorite.

Tagged with discussion, science, television

9 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

lffinj | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

I think this show is great.  It is one show that, for the most part, does not include a lot of sexual innuendos.  It is an interesting concept - a sitcom revolving around nerdy, smart men.  The dialogue is filled with scientifically correct terminology and the books in the background are those that could be used by physicists, engineers, etc. Of course, it is filled with stereotypical characters:  the not-so-bright blond neighbor across the hall, the Jewish boy living with his mom, the Indian boy whose parents want him to marry someone of similar ethnicity and the smart guy who seems to reflect qualities of Asperger's.  Nevertheless, these smart men have all become successful.  It may do well for children of today to see people who are not part of the "in" crowd becoming successful and happy.

user profile pic

litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like
I agree that the show plays with stereotypes, but I tend to think that it also uses them.  For example, I remember an episode where our geniuses get some kind of online assets stolen, I think in a video game.  They go to confront the hacker with a Star Trek weapon, and the hacker just takes that too.  The supposedly not-so-smart blonde neighbor comes to rescue them when their car breaks down, and then gets the villain to give them back their missing online goods.  The guys may have more degrees, but they do not have more street smarts!
user profile pic

booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:03 AM (Answer #4)

dislike 0 like

I love the "geek" stereotypes. I think we're all a little geek at heart. References to Star Trek make me laugh: I have been a Trekkie through all of its incarnations! The humor is good because the writing is sharp!! These are the kind of shows that other comedies should be modeled after: silliness that doesn't take itself too seriously. And considering I usually watch shows about dead people more than anything (NSIC, CSI, etc.), it says something that I will watch this show. I like to laugh and am never disappointed.

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM (Answer #5)

dislike 0 like

I am in love with the show!  To me, it filled a void left from the departure of Frasier, a show that is both smart and funny.  Any show that makes you spontaneously laugh in one moment, then forces you to think for a few seconds while the joke sets in a few moments later is greatness.  With that being said, I think the show has gone a little downhill, and that the earlier episodes were stronger than more recent ones.

user profile pic

wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted May 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM (Answer #6)

dislike 0 like

I enjoy watching the show.  It's nice to have something other than fake reality shows available.  It's also nice to have something intelligent to watch.  The theories they discuss are real and usually accurate.  I enjoy watching a show where the characters talk about academics but that is still funny.  While some of the jokes and innuendos can be a bit crass, they are usually phrased in such a way that young children could still overhear the comment and not be concerned.  It's nice to have a show that can be viewed with younger kids in the room and not have to worry about language or inappropriate comments.

user profile pic

e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM (Answer #7)

dislike 0 like

The girlfriend/former girlfriend of the all nerd guy is an actual Phd. (in neuroscience, I believe). She was interviewed on a recent episode of NPR's Science Friday and asked about her scientific career, her new parenting book, her former television career (she was on the hit show "Blossom" twenty years ago), and about her role on "The Big Bang Theory". 

You can look up the show, if you're interested, at NPR. I thought it was interesting.

user profile pic

cfett | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 11, 2012 at 1:59 AM (Answer #8)

dislike 0 like

I agree with those who previously posted in that The Big Bang Theory is unique as one of the few remaining intelligent, humorous shows on television.  As a teacher, I especially appreciate the episode "Thespian Catalyst, The," in which Sheldon guest lectures a college physics class.  The students are anything but appreciative, even Tweeting things like a picture of the entire class "flipping the bird" at the same time.  Before all of this happens, however, Sheldon introduces himself, then, at the class's lack of response, he sighs, "I was expecting applause...but I suppose stunned silence is equally appropriate."  This episode is especially funny to me because in that lecture hall, he makes some comments that we teachers have all thought of saying before -- like "Best and brightest, my sweet patootie!"  (I also own a couple Sheldon shirts -- don't tell anyone!  ;) )

user profile pic

readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 14, 2012 at 5:44 PM (Answer #9)

dislike 0 like

It is a very funny show. I like it for three reasons. First, it is very witty. It shows that humor can be very intelligent. Second, is really play to the stereotypes and makes the nerdy look even attractive. Third, it shows how much we have changed as a society. Nerdiness and being socially awkward are now in. It is a "cool" thing. This was unthinkable twenty years ago. 

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM (Answer #10)

dislike 0 like

I agree with those who previously posted in that The Big Bang Theory is unique as one of the few remaining intelligent, humorous shows on television.  As a teacher, I especially appreciate the episode "Thespian Catalyst, The," in which Sheldon guest lectures a college physics class.  The students are anything but appreciative, even Tweeting things like a picture of the entire class "flipping the bird" at the same time.  Before all of this happens, however, Sheldon introduces himself, then, at the class's lack of response, he sighs, "I was expecting applause...but I suppose stunned silence is equally appropriate."  This episode is especially funny to me because in that lecture hall, he makes some comments that we teachers have all thought of saying before -- like "Best and brightest, my sweet patootie!"  (I also own a couple Sheldon shirts -- don't tell anyone!  ;) )

I agree, that episode is absolutely hilariouss a teacher.  I often wonder what my tweets would look like if they were being honestly "tweeted" by my students.  My favorite is the Christmas episode when Penny gets Sheldon the napkin used by Leonard Nemoy.  I couldn't stop laughing!

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes