If you watch "The Big Bang Theory," you probably laugh every time Sheldon Cooper says the B-word: "Bazinga!"
Now, in one of those amusing science-imitates-art moments, "bazinga" has been officially dubbed a species of a bee.
The writers of the hit comedy probably never imagined that the persnickety physicist Cooper's favorite word would be immortalized in actual science.
But thanks to a team of Brazilian biologists, a Brazilian orchid bee is now known by the name Euglossa bazinga.
"The idea was to honor actor Jim Parsons and his brilliant interpretation of Sheldon Cooper," Dr. André Nemésio, a biology professor at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in Brazil told CNN.
"The show exaggerates a little bit, but in a sarcastic way, it shows how things do happen in the academic world," he added. "It is fantastic!"
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the name draws attention to these creatures.
"Many orchid-bee species inhabit forested areas that may soon vanish and, as a consequence, it is possible that the bees might disappear, too," Nemésio said.
"For many areas and many species, only a strong action from the society can reverse the extinction process. So, I think it is also a valid way to make people know about these wonderful creatures and the situation concerning their conservation status."
For his part, "Big Bang Theory" executive producer Steve Molaro responded in a press release: “We are always extremely flattered when the science community embraces our show. Sheldon would be honored to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him. In fact, after ‘Mothra’ and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creatures.”
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I am sickened.
I am sorry... but when did this TV show become all about “correct science?
And go you Bazinga bees; I hope the coverage of name allow them to survive extinction.
Branded helps. (Not that I like bees, I am allegoric)
Actually, hjj701 Dr. David Saltzburg, professor of physics and astronomy currently at UCLA, is the science adviser for The Big Bang Theory. He makes sure that the science is correct.
Allegoric? Is that like being allergic to stories about the comparisons of bees? Even if you are allergic to bees, you should like them. Without bees, there is a good chance the world would face massive starvation within a few years. Bees pollinate and cross pollinate many crops and if they did not exist things like apples and most pollen crops would disappear.
This is wonderful.. an article on this cool species and all anyone wants to do is discuss why liking BBT makes you smarter than those who do not.
I think many of the people who posted comments here have missed the most important point related to this story. Read this quote from the biology professor Dr. André Nemésio again:
Please stop quibbling over a television situation comedy and instead work together to prevent human-caused damage to our planet!
Constance, maybe the point is that by naming the bee after a neologism used in a "situation comedy" it draws attention to the plight of the insect in danger, by heightening awareness to an audience who otherwise wouldn't know.Like me.
Jim, I understand what you mean and I agree with you. (The author wrote, "Of course, it doesn't hurt that the name draws attention to these creatures.")
However, I guess I didn't make my point clearly enough. I was trying to say that most of the other comments here are off-topic (e.g., Sheldon's favorite flying creatures, characters' allergies, the quality of the show's humor, the validity of the actual "Big Bang" scientific theory). The real point is that our attention - and our comments - should focus on the bees, the rest of our natural environment, and reversing "the extinction process" (Dr. Nemésio's term).
This show's still on?
Yes it's still on. Pay attention or at least go back to watching Housewives of Wherever.
#1 show in America, so yes, still on
Dr. Sheldon Cooper's favorite animal is the monkey. Way to know your own show Mr. Director.
wasn't aware that monkeys could fly (outside of Wizard of Oz). writer was quoted as saying his third FLYING species after the Mothra and Griffin.
"flying creatures" was the statement. EPIC FAIL! ROFLMAO!!!!
as Kripke would say ERR-OR-ERR
" In fact, after ‘Mothra’ and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creatures.”
Hmmm – I wonder what his first and second favorites after ‘Mothra’ and griffins,
If you would have read the WHOLE statement he did say FLYING and unless you are a believer of the Wizard of OZ monkeys dont fly ... Yet, but the 747 with it extensive computer may allow the monkey to fly sooner then you may be aware.
Now, I want Dr. Sheldon Cooper to make fun of this incident mocking the naming of this species. It will be fantastic. :)
Looking forward to this myself, too!
Sheldon is a great sitcom character...my personal favorite since George Castanza. So annoyingly funny and anal...his personality quirks are the best...the only real problem I have is that my wife says I'm too much like him...but I still wont let her sit in my seat!
The best bits to watch for are when Jim Parsons nearly cracks up. It only happens occasionally, and you really have to watch for it – but it does happen.
It has always bothered me that this supposed big bang resulted in a rather large explosion of Gas to create the known Universe. Why is not known as the "Big Fart?"
Because a fart isn't an explosion?
Oh but it can be.
I remember looking up fart in the dictionary way back when and it said, "An explosion between the legs".
Too funny! I also remember reading the "explosion between your legs" definition when I was a kid. Big Fart seems as good a name as any.
Try sitting next to my wife when we watch TV!
First of all 'Big Bang' is a misnomer. It was a tremendous release of energy–there wasn't even light that we could see (energy in the spectral frequency range) for a while. For lack of better terminology at the tip of my tongue, I"ll just say, when the energy spread, and lost intensity, matter soon formed. First subatomic particles, then larger, like positively charged protons, which soon arranged themselves with opposite charged electrons, making hydrogen atoms. More complex atoms and molecules formed in the centers of stars.
There's much more detail to this, but the Big Bang wasn't a release of gas or a bang we could hear.
So what you're saying is, it was more of a horrendous space kablooie.
The theory was not named "Big Bang". The name was used to make fun of the theory and it caught on.
"That we could hear" . Sure I'm going to listen to this guy !!!!
So you have pictures of all of this? All of the "origins of the universe"? You speak with such authority like you have it all on tape.
Thank you, Sheldon.
All of you arguing about whether this is a funny show are not form a microcosm illustrating a problem that's endemic in this country. Neither group can simply accept that the other group disagrees with them and move on. No, if someone disagrees, they must be either stupid to the point of imbecility, or morally deficient. Get a grip! There's room for all of your opinions, and neither side should feel compelled to either defend theirs, or to attack someone else's.
You would have to add a light in there to make it a big bang.
light = lighter
Lighting cosmic farts. Now that's what I'm talking about!!
You must live in the South. In most schools, this is explained. So for the purposes of you religious fanatics, there were no people on earth until Mary popped up on 1 b.c. Then she gave birth to 5,000,000 kids and they all immediately went to work creating fake bones, oil and lots of other organic materials specifically to confuse people that there was life before her kids were born.
Pretty sure there were people around before 1 B.C.
B.C. year numbers go up as you go back in time, so 1 B.C. would be the year before 1 A.D.
Nice straw man argument. Just to set you straight, the Bible makes no mention of the age of the earth. Period.
Oh please, biology isn't a real science!
Tell him, Amy Farrah Fowler!
lol I thought it was Geology that Sheldon abhorred. :)
Don't even get me started on the myth of string theory. How's that $2 billion supercollider working out. @bigtimefailure
I think you mean Geology, or as Sheldon calls them: "the dirt people"..lol
And don't forget the Liberal Arts. Oh, the Humanities!
Sheldon: I brought Amy here to show her some of the work I’m doing.
Amy: It’s very impressive, for theoretical work.
Sheldon: Do I detect a hint of condescension?
Amy: I’m sorry, was I being too subtle? I meant compared to the real-world applications of neurobiology, theoretical physics is, what’s the word I’m looking for? Hmm, cute.
Leonard and Howard together: Oooh!
Sheldon: Are you suggesting the work of a neurobiologist like Babinski could ever rise to the significance of a physicist like Clarke-Maxwell or Dirac?
Amy: I’m stating it outright. Babinski eats Dirac for breakfast and defecates Clarke-Maxwell.
Sheldon: You take that back.
Amy: Absolutely not. My colleagues and I are mapping the neurological substrates that subserve global information processing, which is required for all cognitive reasoning, including scientific inquiry, making my research ipso facto prior in the ordo cognoscendi. That means it’s better than his research, and by extension, of course, yours.
Leonard: I’m sorry, I’m-I’m still trying to work on the defecating Clark Maxwell, so…
Sheldon: Excuse me, but a grand unified theory, insofar as it explains everything, will ipso facto explain neurobiology.
Amy: Yes, but if I’m successful, I will be able to map and reproduce your thought processes in deriving a grand unified theory, and therefore, subsume your conclusions under my paradigm.
Sheldon: That’s the rankest psychologism, and was conclusively revealed as hogwash by Gottlob Frege in the 1890s!
Amy: We appear to have reached an impasse.
Thank you Kake!!
I feel sorry for the BBT haters. It is soooooo fun to love this show. Must suck living a life where you make negative comments about something happy people enjoy!
No, actually it's quite enjoyable.
And it's enjoyable for us to see just how sad your life must be that it makes you hate on a t.v. show...
sure... keep telling yourself that : )
Its the first show since MASH that has had me laughing out loud consistently with every episode.
I'm well pleased.
Bazinga is a good name. And if some botanist discovers a new species of melon, he can name it after Penny by calling it "Bazonga".
This show is pretty stupid.I dont like it.
I get why it's funnyI understand the punch-lines and things.ButI just dont laugh.It's too much like real people doing real people things but exaggerated.
But I love spending my time watching 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and ben 10 Onmiverse.KnowTHOSE are funny/entertaining and action-packed!
When people like you say stuff like that it makes me sad for you. It's probably just over you head, but I still feel sad for you that you don't get the humor.
I get the humor, I just don't think the show is all that funny. But I certainly don't want you to feel bad for me, David. My life is moving along just fine without weekly exposure to this ultimately trivial television show. I do question why it means so much to you that you need to feel empathy for others who don't share in your tastes. I think you're lonely.
"Real people doing real things but exaggerated" is called a sitcom. That's actually the definition of one.
It's too much like real people doing real people things but exaggerated? That's pretty much the basis for every comedy/sit-com ever made.
Yes, because reality shows are sooooo much more entertaining and true to life? Wow, it's a show, entertainment and it tickles the heck outta my funny bone, so i will continue to watch BBT. I would suggest if you don't like it don't watch it, simple as 3.14.
I personally don't have any interest in 'ninja' turtles, especially when they wear brightly colored masks and seem to avoid anything similar to stealth. But if you, as a kiddie, are looking for kiddie shows, you may continue.
Also, the original Ben 10 was okay, but they completely ruined it (As they always do) with the second series and everything after it.
Sheldon is already a narcissistic arrogant character, imagine now he's named a bee in that non-science, biology!!!
He'd probably not be happy, actually. Knowing him he'd think the biologists were trying to make fun of him by associating him with their lesser studies.
Seriously, people. Cant anyone be amused and entertained for amusement and entertainment purposes?? Why does everyone have to argue one thing or another or throw their "opinion" out just to argue about something. The words "No offense" usually means someone is going to take offense. I, for one, enjoy the show, appreciate the humor of calling a Bee Bazinga even though Sheldon is allergic and I love the geeky nerdy humor that comes with it.
I think it is Howard with the allergies but I haven't seen every episode. Perhaps, I missed one where Sheldon is shown to be allergic to bees.
Howard is allergic to nuts!
Look, the show is Good enough to have a following. The comedy is a little forced and formulaic sometimes. Anyone w/ intelligence who watches it MUST see that right?
Now slow down, (I can see the vein on your forhead from here!) not saying I'm a hater... The show does manage to grab some laughs.
Anyone know the f(x) for being rich? Get enough smart people to lead the sheep to your product for free...
Whooops, now you have to entertain your shepard and the sheep too.
Which means that in the same episode, my wife and I can enjoy different aspects of the show. Even if some of it is forced like a rushed pumkin 3.14159 on Thanksgiving morning when you just found out the In-Laws were coming over.
And that's why I'm tollerant of the whole episode to get a few solid jokes. Better than watching moonshiner repeats, that's for sure!
You spelled pumpkin wrong.
Ah.....the spelling Nazi. How we've missed you. What would we do without you to point out everyone's little typos. Thank God you're here.
It's my pleasure.
And tolerant, as well. :D
f(n) trumps f(x)
Shepard may refer to: A common misspelling of shepherd ·
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Finally, some New Year Fun.
That is great news! May keep the show on for a few more years. Geeks unite and bring the ungeek into the fold. Thanks BBT!!
No one has noticed the irony that Sheldon is allergic to bees?
Where is the "Like" button? where is the "up vote" button? Someone who actually had an intelligent comment/question about the show.
yes – I thought it was hilarious! They should do a whole show on the naming of the bee... and sheldon being honored yet unable to attend the ceremony of the bee out of his fear of being stung
or that he doesn't consider biology a real science.
I think it's GREAT that BBT has, if even in a supporting role, an actor with an earned PhD in one of the sciences. As for Jim Parsons' portrayal of Sheldon Cooper, it becomes rather monotonous.
Can you name a single comedy show, especially a comedy sitcom, other than a live comedy act, that doesn't have a laugh track? I think only The Office and Arrested Development are about the only ones. All successful sitcoms have laugh tracks. Movies don't have laugh tracks but they all have background music to set scenes. It is part of the industry. The Big Bang Theory even did an episode about it, poking fun at themselves, when in one episode Raj wore a sound T-shirt. Get a life DZ...or a personality.
It's a TV show not real life, jerk
Scrubs and My Name Is Earl did not use laugh tracks.
Sorry DZ, my apologies, I meant my comment for Sal below.
Yes, her Ph.D. is in Neuroscience and do you know what she's doing with it? She's acting and being a stay-at-home mommy. She never had any intention of practicing science, which was a waste of federal funding and space in a lab that someone else could have had on the way to becoming a functional scientist. Want to learn about neuroscience for fun? Do it on your own dime.
So she's employed as an actor and is simultaneously a stay-at-home mom. How does one do that exactly?
She paid for her education and what she does with it is her business. Many people choose to go into a different field other than the one in which they received their degree. How do you know what her intentions were when she went to school? Do you know for a fact that she was just studying neuroscience for fun? How do you know that she will not return to that field when the show is over? You seem to know her life plan intimately so perhaps you could enlighten us.
Watch the YouTube videos where the laugh track is removed to see exactly how unfunny and awkward the "jokes" are without the canned laughter.
check that photo and you will see the same people in different poses. I don't know what to make of it.
Eric, yeah, that's weird. They didn't take a normal panoramic picture. (3 shots taken from the same spot.) They took three pictures from very different positions, and merged the photos, so some of the people at the edges of the merge are repeated. What's really confusing is why people in the bottom row don't seem to be repeated.
Notice the three doors at the top of the picture. They're actually all the same door, with the same guys sitting in the doorway.
I don't think there's a laugh track to BBT. As a matter of fact, you can get tickets for the taping (though the're really hard to get).
I don't think 30 Rock has a laugh track but I could be wrong.
There is in fact a live audience for BBT. I've been there. However, as far as the laugh track goes, yes it is kind of expected that you laugh at the jokes. So while it may not be "canned" laughter, it's not always as true and honest as it could be (And really, how many times would you laugh to the same joke after the first 2 takes....).
Well, I am a Christian and I work in the aerospace industry. And, I think BBT is by far the best show on TV right now. Just because it's called the Big Bang Theory, that does not mean they promote the theory! Geez, people! C'mon! It's a great show, and doesn't conflict at all with my spiritual beliefs. It's just a funny show with great characters, great writing, and great acting. And I must say, the characters are spot-on with the science geeks I've worked with over the years. Being a Christian doesn't mean not having a sense of humor. It just means He died for my sins and I'm forgiven. The show if hilarious! Just enjoy it.
Awesome response Terri – I appreciate your style and your convictions! Keep pluggin n' praisin the Lord!
Terri – U R my hero! What a great post to support one of the funniest, most entertaining TV shows in many, many years.
Terri... It's good you enjoy the show. And I hate to get serious. But the show does promote the Big Bang theory and even evolution. Just listen to the opening theme song. Plus, there are many episodes in which religion is mocked, although gently and with humour. For instance, every episode in which Sheldon's mother appears. But it is not just Christianity that is good for a few laughs. I can think of episodes in which characters have made fun of Judaism and Hinduism. It is not coincidence that the main characters are a mix of different religions. I love the show. But making fun of religion is only part of what makes The Big Bang Theory special and hilarious. Both you and me – you as a Christian and me as an atheist – can enjoy the show. That's impressive.
I would watch BBT reruns than some that the network says "Very Funny". CBS needs to drop that line along with Conan who is the most unfunny person ever to be on TV.
I've only recently become aware of the show and find it very humorous. I haven't been able to say that about a sitcom since Taxi or Cheers. Speaking of long or short jokes, what captured my attention was the fact that the writers could make an episode long joke about Schrodinger's cat, with a punch line at the end of the episode that worked.
I love the show and the entire cast. Great writing, great directing, great acting! Very funny and I don't care a hoot what any nay-sayer thinks. I work in aerospace and I find it funny on many levels! Keep going "Big Bang" cast and crew!
I think this show is sheer genius! It brightens up my day to laugh with the “gang.” I think the casting is brilliant and carries the ball even on an occasional slower episode. Hat's off to Chuck Lorre and the guys for their part on this one. I've found the best comedy on TV!
. . . and, Bernadette's really HOT!
It is made quite clear by your rant that you are everything You hate about christians!!
This show is fantastic, the writing is spot on and the characters have distinct personalities. I bet the only people who don't like the show are the ones who are opposed to the big bang theory itself. But in that regard I say, die churchies die, and go back to the the dark ages and praise Zeus. After all it's only a theory, just like your super-being overlord belief (aka gods), right?
Yes, all people of faith reject science therefore we all hate BBT. *eyeroll* Seriously, congrats on being the first hater to try to introduce religion into a comment thread that has nothing to do whatsoever with religion. Good grief, get a life man.
It's not an opinion, it's a fact. . . and that's your opinion!
I remember that episode between Sheldon Cooper and his mother in their North Texas home.
Grim seems totally unaware that the idea known as the Big Bang Theory was first proposed by Monsignor Georges LeMaitre, a Catholic priest. Einstein said he was at first skeptical of the idea because it was so close to Christian dogma, but it was soon proven accurate by Hubble's work and later by background radiation measurements. So then Einstein wholeheartedly endorsed LeMaitre's idea and went with him to Science conferences where it was presented. The Big Bang Theory is a Christian idea that shows Christianity and science can complement each other very well.
So if I don't believe in the big bang theory, I praise to Zeus? May God have mercy on your soul.
And yeah, I do enjoy the show even if I don't believe in evolution (and nobody should, actually, if they indeed research about it from "your own" standpoint, maybe creationism would not make sense to them, but evolution should make even less sense)
Has it ever occurred to any of you that people just might understand the jokes and not think they are funny? It's very annoying that just because it's smart humor and YOU think it's hilarious, that everyone who doesn't just isn't smart enough or doesn't understand. FALSE. I get it. And it's still not funny. I could point out to you what they are going for, and why someone might find it funny, but still not enjoy it myself. Also, there is a laugh track, for the person who claimed there isn't. It may not be pre-recorded, but it's audible laughter. That's the most annoying thing on television. If it's a funny joke, I don't need to hear a bunch of other people laughing, I'll know immediately to laugh myself. The characters are unlikable and so stereotypical. I would take Modern Family over this show any day.
Fancy Pants: stop watching "The Big Bang Theory." There your problem with humor and intelligenc solved. Try watching "Wheel of Fortune." That may be more consistent with your IQ.
It's really not intelligent humor on The Big Bang Theory. It's just a funny, lowbrow and ribald show for the most part, but that is a GOOD thing. Assuming that a show about science necessarily has intelligent humor is like thinking a show about a lowlife taxi cab driver is necessarily lowbrow and unartistic.
I agree with you on the laugh track. I don't think I need the show to tell me it's funny. I do find Big Bang very funny though. Some won't get some of the jokes due to the science, but I think most of the jokes are accessible to people of varying science levels. They tend to spell out much of the jokes anyway. I still find it very funny.
To tell you the truth, I don't think I really noticed a laugh track because I am usually laughing so hard I don't hear it.
Lots of times I can watch a show, think it's funny but not laugh out loud. If it makes me LOL I know it's funny. BBT is one of those shows, Frazer was another.
But I think it is really something to have a species of bees named in honor of an actor because he portrays the character so well.
I bet your you are a blast at parties. What a drag.
That's the best comment I read all day!
There are some things that are subjective in life and can be open to interpretation. The funniness of BBT is not one of them. If you claim to understand the jokes in BBT and think they are not funny you probably need to re-evaluate your whole life up to this point and question every decision you have ever made in life. Because all of them have been wrong.
Before you go on another boring tirade, I was just kidding !
You're not in good company. The Big Bang Theory is the 3rd most watched TV show. Are we all wrong? And as for you not getting the humor, I guess Chuck Lore decided not to dummy down the humor for the lowest common denominator: YOU. Perhaps Lore would prefer to have you stretch your mind and learn about something you don't understand. Imagine that, a TV show sitcom that actually might teach you a little science or might cause you to launch Wikipedia and learn something.
Lot of Wikipedia is not fact! I hVE FOUND MANY MISS QUOTES AND MISS INFORMATION!That said the show is funny!
You know what's really funny, is that I'm deaf and never hear the "laugh track", but I'm laughing all the time when I watch the show with closed captioning. It's funny reading everyone's post regarding "laugh tracks" while they watch tv. It's more like they don't know how to laugh. It's just tv, if you don't enjoy it, turn it off.
I love this show precisely because the jokes require an above average IQ. My husband and granddaughter don't get half of them! I wish I could live next door to these people.
No Wendy, they don't. This show is for dolts. Half of the "jokes" are so unfunny that without the backing laughtrack they come across as horribly awkward. This is a show for people who aren't smart but want to pretend that they are by laughing at the "big" words and punchlines.
I love the show and I'll match my wits against you any time, Mike Mo. As an example, I doubt someone like Stephen Hawking whose IQ is reported to be 162 or The Great Woz, Steve Wozniak, whose IQ might be near 200, would appear on a sitcom they found to be trivial or juvenile.
Wendy – I totally agree. Perhaps it's a "Coastal" phenomonon – where the smartest people live.
How long til we hear the term "Euglossa Bazinga" uttered in a BBT episode?
Could you imagine inspiring a name for an entire bee species? That must be a huge honor, and shows just how popular The Big Bang Theory is! It also makes me feel like a big goof, seeing as I’ve never seen the show. : ( Before you ask, no my home is not located under a rock. LOL! I just have been so busy around my office at DISH that I hardly have time to breathe, let alone watch TBBT. I’m definitely going to make time for it though, now that it’s on a whole new level of popularity! I even have a few episodes already saved up for me on my DISH Hopper DVR, since its PrimeTime Anytime feature auto-records the show and everything else on the major networks during primetime hours, which gives me access to all the most talked about shows. I can’t wait to see what all the buzz is about (pun intended)!
Horrible grammar and punctuation. Saying "lol" a lot. Using a pun. Yeah, this show is right up your alley!
Canadian Connection to Big Bang Theory
Besides the opening song being from the Bare Naked ladies from Canada, in the opening sequence of the TV comedy Big Bang Theory is a picture of the old Leader Post newspaper building in Regina Sask Canada from the late 1800's.
This picture is from the sequence, which in the You Tube video noted below, can be seen at the year 1900 in the video or at 0.13 seconds of the video. Hit pause to see it.
You Tube video........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X41bA4l-h0w
Picture can also be found at Wikipedia....it is a small wooden shack before Regina had full streets, or electricity and plumbing.
Leader Post info from Wikipedia.....
Thank you to Americas Hat for your continued and long contribution to the arts.
Your welcome.....EH !....
Whoops....should be you're welcome
It's alright. It will just be our little secret. I'm sure no one else saw it..
Thanks for the info on the Canadian and Regina connection. I don't know what all the fuss is about in the other comments, slamming others about watching or not watching, As with all shows on tv, people have the choice to watch or not to watch. I am a polite Canadian who does like the show.
The show sucks, and only seems to attract the idiot crowd. The Big Bang Theory's jokes just basically go
Maybe next Christmas someone can get you a sense of humor.
I have one, but I also enjoy to think. You might have heard of it. Humor shouldn't be the crap that comes out of that show.
The show is probably just written on too high a level for you to comprehend. I am assuming from your comment that you are one of the leaders of the "idiot crowd".
The jokes are designed for idiots that don't know anything about science. "LOL he said something about science or nerd culture that I don't know... HAHA that is so funny! ROFL LMAO!!!!"
Well no Spiffy. If you knew something about the science you may actually get some of those jokes. I wish the show had more of those. Haters gonna hate though.
Well no Idon'tcarewhatyournameis, the shows audience is full of idiots. The jokes largely make no sense, and the actors are very unfunny. I am sure it appeals to you though.
It does, hence I made the post in defense of it. Not much escapes your amazing, supernatural grasp of the obvious.
Yes, as an idiot it appeals to you. I am glad you are willing to admit it. Now please check out a real comedy.
So your disgust for the show prompted you to read the article and comment? That's real smart of you. I think US Football is a waste of time, but I'm not trotting around showing my contempt on all the sports sites. If you hate the show so much, why are you even at this page.
Here's an idea....USE THE REMOTE if you don't like the show, or get someone to show you how to change channels.....
Spiffy, the show is successful because people have fallen in love with the characters and their personalities/quarks, etc. It is dry humor and very sarcastic. The humor that comes out of the dialogue is the exact opposite of what you say, it makes you think to get the joke. And I would say less than 50% of the jokes are science related. They stem from the characters themselves. It is not your taste, clearly, so perhaps see yourself out and comment on a article related to "your kind" of TV show.
PS, I think the numerous awards this show and it's actors have won speaks for itself.
I'm with you. it's the characters I love. With all their aspirations and foibles and frustrations, they're so true to life. I adore Jim Parsons, and think the whole cast is great, family members and all.
I notice you did not finish your second sentence. Here, let me finish it for you.
"The Big Bang Theory's jokes just basically go over my head."
There you go.
" You tell people Im a rocket scientist? I am a theoretical physicist! You might as well tell them Im a toll collecter on the Golden Gate bridge!"
Since scientifically the 'Big Bang' theory is junk, maybe the producers should team up with NASA and send the actors up to the International Fake Station so they can help search for ET's.......
Sheldon! Only you would notice the lack of veracity of a comedy made to entertain the hoi pollioi and care about it.
My goodness are there some real idiots out there. The BBT has had such guest stars as Neil de Grasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking. And you give us a link to a third rate site that claims that the ISS is actually fake in concert with an effort to question the science on the show???? One can actually see the ISS from the earth with a pair of binoculars, so to question its existence is pure lunacy.
The ISS is a satellite, remote controlled from Earth. Of course you can see the thing, yet the actors are in Baikonur....
Actually,you can see the ISS with the naked eye – at certain times. Check out http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/index.cfm for more info. It's cool to see when it's path takes it overhead and the sighting can last up to 6 minutes. Most are for a minute or 2 because of it's proximity to the horizon – but moving at 17,500 miles per hour, it's pretty cool to see.
The very old female fossil found in the 1960's was named "Lucy" after "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Good for the Big Bang crowd, great show.
Well, the palintwit wannabe ( 2:20 pm and 2:24 pm ) is playing with his trailer park manager's computer again today. Better hurry back to your trailer wannabe. Your cousin is there waiting for you to boink her.
^ Fake palintwit. Ignore this loser.
Pathetic ass ^ palintwit wannabe. Can't come up with his own screen name.
it's 3 times that funny for me then!
"it is possible that the bees might disappear, too"
They must be averse to coitus.
I'm sure the first thing Sheldon would do would be to point out to this writer the difference between a Gryphon (mythical beastie) and a Griffin (allegedly funny comedian Eddie.) It's only through constant misuse that the second has become considered an acceptable spelling.
I'm sure Sheldon would point out to you that Griffin (Griffon,Gryffen, girphinne, greffon, grefyne, grephoun, griffen or Gryphon) are all accepted historical spellings of the word and in fact Gryphon is more accurately applied to the use of the symbol in medieval heraldry. But thanks for playing
"Big Band Theory" like all of Chuck Lorre's work is funny in spurts as if the writers are spinning plates but lose focus and the show wobbles. The past 2 seasons have been uneven and this is a shame as Parsons and team are very talented. If only Mr. Lorre had their gifts.
Think ur just getting too old and not getting the jokes and easiness of a fun night.
Charlie Sheen, is that you????
whether or not you like the show, you have to give jim parsons some serious kudos for his interpretation of sheldon cooper. he is one of the best actors on tv today.
Maybe for the first 15 minutes...but it sure gets old.
Never used to watch it but my husband started watching and I started too. Now our three year old does the three knock name thing to me when I'm in the bathroom. knock knock knock "mommy" knock knock knock "mommy" knock knock knock "mommy". Hilarious.
I'm lucky...I work with a Penny (bet she's sick of it, though...course that doesn't stop me...)
Probably not nearly as hot.
Honey Boo Boo is popular south of the Mason-Dixon line only. Lobotomized tea party patriots and Palinistas especially love it.
Why are you commenting here? Go to a political forum to spout your nonsense. I agree with Joystick. You obviously have nothing to do, and are unable to understand this type of humor. Jim Parsons didn't win awards for not being funny.
sorry palintwit. that comment was not written for you.
Because I'm a moron with nothing better to do than troll the message boards with posts about Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.
palintwit imposter ^ @ 2:20 pm
SAVE THE BEES!
The show is funny if you get the references, which are obviously in the science/sci-fi world. There are many times I'm laughing when my husband isn't, simply because he doesn't always know what they're referencing.
Power to the nerds!
Unfortunately, I worked in a lab with an unfunny version of Dr Sheldon Cooper. Had to watch that "imbecile" all the time so he didn't burn the place down.
It's definitely not for everyone. It's just a sitcom. Don't like it, don't watch it. I'll take it any day over soap operas, game shows, sports, and most 'reality' shows. BBT's worst show is still better than the current Two and A Half Men.
Ironically, Sheldon would hate the fact that a bee species had been named after his catchphrase, because he considers biology to be a lesser discipline than physics.
Biology rates only slightly higher than Geology.
Sick of Sheldon...I love Leonard!!
I love Leonard!! Sheldon is funny but someimes he does get on my nerves. I love how Leonard relates to him.
Sick of Sheldon...I love Leanard!!
UNCLE FUDGY'S NEIGHBOR I cant say it's lazy but you're right same old formula and gimmicks. They just given it a science twist, not my cup of tea either.
In the great dichotomy of television viewers, there are those who prefer "Big Bang Theory," and there are those who prefer "Honey Boo Boo."
Ya got that one right. The network scraped under the bottom of the barrel for Honey Boo Boo.
Actually the leftover scraps from the scrapings off the floor of a movie theater in Buttville, WV.
Besides Weeds, And SOA this is one of the best shows ever sheldon is man!!!
I love BBT and Sheldon and I hope that show never ends. Every character is great and flushed out and fun to watch.
Tried to watch it once. It sucked.
I tried it 10 times, all stunk. Similar to two and a half men... bad jokes with no substance or build up and an overused laugh track.
My favorite shows all have one thing in common, they spend time to build up to a funny joke..they don't just say some stupid one-liner in a funny accent and expect it to make you fall down laughing.
Well, with a moniker like that it's no wonder.
Slow jokes are for slow people, Fatty. Maybe Honey Boo Boo is more your speed. Stick with that.
There's no laugh track. It's filmed in front of a live audience. You can watch blooper shows on Youtube and you get to see the audience.
Actually, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory are both filmed in front of a live studio audience.
What funny accent? Kunal Nayyar was born in London, England. When he was 4 his family moved to New Delhi, India, and he lived there until 1999. The other actors have regional accents, more or less...or were you being r@cist?
There's no laugh track. Why is it every complaint about a comedy includes a jibe about a laugh track without the poster bothering to do the research to learn if they are correct?
ok, no laugh track then. sure sounds like one. doesn't change the fact that it stinks. and i love how people talk about how it must be too intelligent for me...right... no don't worry, i get the jokes, they're just not funny.
And nothing i said shows that i like reality tv...but i guess people who don't like your smart and witty comedy must be "stoopit" and like honey boo boo.
and assuming i was talking about a certain character when i said accent might mean that you are the one with a race issue. i am talking mostly about sheldon. He puts some weird condescending accent in everything he says and it's just annoying. I've done my research, watched a bunch of them and i probably laughed 3 times.
maybe the reason i hate the show so much is because of it's followers, most of you seem to have this need to be looked at as intelligent so everyone who does not think the show is funny must have a low IQ..haha let's laugh at the neanderthals. wait, i need to put my funny accent on that.
Well Fatty. I would like to point something out to you, although I fear it may be a lost cause. You can't put on a condescending accent. Condescension would be in your tone and the words chosen to deliver your message, not the accent with which you pronounce the words. Lastly I don't think anyone referred to you as a neanderthal. It is interesting that you inferred that from the comments though. I leave you to your quest to find those rare comedies that take 30 minutes or more to reach a punch line. Cheers (condescending accent)
Maybe you're missing the point. Like 2 and 1/2 men, I think it's about the characters, not the jokes. The jokes serve to illuminate the characters.
Loves this show. A Big Bang super fan.
Big Bang Theory isn't for everyone, but I think it's hilarious. Is it funny all the time? No, but I usually get out at least one big laugh each show and usually more.
The Sheldon character, much like Urkel on Family Matters , Balki on Perfect Strangers, JJ on Good Times, Latka Gravas on Taxi, and any of sweat hogs on Welcome Back Kotter, were entertaining and funny. At first. Then they became, for lack of a better word, annoying. Mr. Parsons portrayal of Sheldon Cooper is very well done, but the Bazinga catchprase is becoming like fingers on a chalkboard. Could just as easily have called the bee Euglossa Soft Kitty or better yet, Euglossa Badonkadonk..
Uncle Fudgy's Neighbor,
This show is hilarious. I can understand, however, how some people may not get it. Probably the same people that think evolution is false and the bible is the real deal.
I love comics, video games, science fiction, I'm an atheist and believe in evolution. I also believe in good comedy writing. And that's why I don't believe in this show. It's lazy, stupid, formulaic and basic. Let me guess, I just described you!
You may not believe in the show, but it believes in you.
So if people don't like the show, it must be because the don't believe in evolution and think the Bible is the real deal, huh?
Have you ever considered that some people just might not like it?
palintwit imposter @ 2:24 pm ^
Yeah, well I'm a practicing Catholic who thinks this show is hilarious and I believe in evolution but have little opinion for those who are close-minded and stereotype.
I was hoping the show was announcing that it was implementing jokes now. Apparently no such luck. God this show is complete drek. Arrested Development it is not.
We get it; you don't like the show. Now quit wasting our time (clearly you have a ton of your own time waste) and move on.
Are you the atheist?????!!!! As Sheldom Cooper would said: "You just aknowledge God existance by mention his name and implyng you ask him for patient"
I thought you were an atheist!? How is it you are invoking God in your criticism of the show? You criticize the shows writing, but you couldn't even be consistent in a couple of short posts about your own beliefs. Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain.
So glad this show is no Arrested Development... talk about a waste of air time. BBT does exactly what a sit-com should do – it entertains. It doesn't try to teach/preach them anything. What do you haters want from a TV show? All it has to do is show a group of fans a good time. And Sheldon & company do that very well.
it's funny when you are know enough about science and science fiction to get all the jokes.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Just because you want to pretend like this show requires a PHD in science, it simply requires a basic knowledge of science fiction.
Even basic knowledge is beyond most. If you were half as smart as you think you are, you’d know that.
Uncle Fudgy's Neighbor, we all get that you do not like this show. Why do you keep posting? Different strokes for different folks. Now be gone!
This show is so not funny !
It's only funny if your IQ is above 50.
Good one!!!!! Clown and the rest, just don't get it! The big words confuse them!!!!!
Or you're a moron like me.
palintwit imposter ^ at 4:41 pm
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