The other day I was watching Family Guy when Peter made a joke about The Big Bang Theory, and how he just didn’t see what was funny about it. I sat there and absorbed what he said as I often do when watching Family Guy, particularly because they get away with saying the most ridiculous stereotypes and the thing was, Peter was right. I have absolutely no idea what is funny about The Big Bang Theory. What’s that all about?
In the last few months, I have successfully attempted to watch the show several times, and unsuccessfully attempted to watch it 10x more, and every time I’m left thinking – was that funny? Do I just not get it? Surely I’m educated enough to get science jokes. But every time I watch it, I’m left laugh-less. And don’t get me wrong, I love David, uhh I mean Leonard, and I love Blossom, excuse me again, Amy, but not on this show.
I’ve asked around and so far, not one person has been able to explain to me what’s so funny about this show. So, what I’m begging of you readers, is to please explain to me what is funny about this program. Is it:
- The fact that a hot girl dated a nerd? But, doesn’t that always happen? Many women are raised to love money, and nerds often make a lot of it, so that can’t be what’s funny. I kid, women don’t do that. Dammit, some do. Urgh so much confliction. I hate accurate stereotypes. My feminist ideals are cringing. Obviously not all women were raised to love money. But there’s a sad fact that many were. I was raised to love someone who treats me well and makes me feel good. Too bad not everyone else was. However, nerds are sexy. Let’s face it, intelligence is second to only humour when it comes to the sexiness of a man.
- Is it the super nerd dude? Sheldon? Is he what’s funny? I always find him to be more painful than funny. He reminds me of the annoying corrector person that you don’t want to hang around with. Oh no. That’s me. I have an overwhelming urge to correct everyone all the time. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
- Is it because one of them masturbates with a robot arm? Is that funny? I found it uncomfortable. I mean, he could at least have given the robot arm a flesh like hand that would be soft to the touch and not hard and scary. His poor penis.
What it comes down to is that I just don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bit of a nerd myself. I’ve re-watched 2009’s Star Trek hundreds of times (yes hundreds), I’ve attended an all day Lord of the Rings extended version marathon, I’ve always wanted to go to Comicon and in fact, there is absolutely nothing cool about me. SO WHAT IS IT? What is funny about this show? I even hate the Bare Naked Ladies opening song. Even that drives me nuts.
Could one of you please explain? Please?