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Where Nerds Are Cool: Big Bang Theory

Updated on February 10, 2016
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Today you need a few life hacks just to cut through the jungle of information and distractions. Denise has a few that help her cope.

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Big Bang is a Big Bang

I am one of those late-comers to the Big Bang Theory, but once I found them I have loved them. The premise of nerdy geniuses living next door to a very hot, blond waitress/actress wannabe is ripe with possibilities. I believe I have learned a ton on several theories in quantum mechanics, astrophysics, and neurobiology, while laughing at these geniuses total lack of social intelligence. They simply don't know how to talk to real people and that gets them into a lot of funny situations. Suddenly I think it is cool to be nerdy and knowledgeable as well as somewhat geeky. The guys spend their free time watching Star Wars, Star Trek, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as, playing D and D and an assortment of video games. Over the last 4 seasons the genius nerds have gotten girl friends (whether they know what to do with them or not) and the situations are often so funny. Except for Penny, the girl friends are also highly intelligent.


Kaley Cuoco

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Girls mix it up.

Penny tries very hard to keep up with the conversations but often is more intelligent in street smarts and has to help them out of awkward problems. Sheldon is the most annoying of the smart guys but doesn't know how to drive. Leonard may be the most level-headed of the geniuses, lovable but very needy. Raj is the East Indian astrophysicist who is totally intimidated my women. Howard is the annoying womanizing character, one would think would end up alone, but who has found love in season 3. Amy Farrah Fowler is the girl friend of Sheldon and is played by Mayim Bialik (better known as the TV Blossom 1990-1995) and is an actual neuroscientist. Howard's girlfriend is Bernadette, a short perky girl who gives him reason so leave his mother. I have come to love all these characters like they are real people and couldn't imagine my life without them. I love revisiting the episodes over and over. They make me laugh every time.

Web site

They have an official web site where you can watch the latest episodes too. Plus there is a blog there where people chat about the episode and the actors.

Theme Song

One of the things that makes a great show great... is the theme song. BareNaked Ladies (a redundant name if ever there was one) did a great job on this theme that will make it a classic for decades to come.

"Big Bang Theory Theme" is track #13 on the album Hits From Yesterday And The Day Before. It was written by Robertson, Ed.

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. wait
The earth began to cool, the autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang! hey

since the dawn of man, is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight, the dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and Pangea, see ya wouldn't wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!
It all started with the big bang!

It's expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it won't be hurt
Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating how we're here, they're catching deer (we're catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy (Descartes or Deuteronomy)
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big bang!

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      Denise McGill 

      3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Thanks everyone for visiting my TV review.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @PaigSr: Haha. Me too. Thanks for visiting my lens.

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      PaigSr 

      4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @PAINTDRIPS: True it started with the shirts but over time it did grow on me.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @PaigSr: Okay, you are right about the shirts. They are exceptional. Reminds me of when my husband said he was only watching the Cosby Show to see that sweater Cosby was going to wear.... but of course we all know the show was great too.

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      PaigSr 

      4 years ago from State of Confussion

      I admit one of the main reasons I watch this show is to see what shirts Sheldon will be wearing.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @SheGetsCreative: Me too. I think it was in the 4th season when I discovered it. That's why God gave us Netflix... to see back episodes. Haha.

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      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I came late to the BBT party too but I'm so glad I found it! EVERY character is my fav ;)

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @Lynn Klobuchar: My husband and I love it too. I think it's great that I LEARN something new each time too. Thanks for liking my lens.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 

      4 years ago

      We all watch this -- especially funny that my husband likes it.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @GrammieOlivia: So true, grammieo... I really relate to that. I am very choosy about what I watch anymore. Why bother putting something into your head that is useless and irrelevant. But this is so funny it is therapeutic plus educational. Thanks for liking my lens.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @Zeross4: Wow. I wonder how that happened. Thanks anyway.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @Flora Crew: Thanks for checking out my lens.

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I like this show as well, great lens. I can't seem to find a like button but I want to like this!!!

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @PriyabrataSingh: Thank you. I love it.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @Zormak: Thank you. I'd love to.

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      Zormak 

      4 years ago

      Nice Lens, I Love This ShowCheck Out My Lens If You Want:http://www.squidoo.com/Freebie-Daily

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      PriyabrataSingh 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for this show high lighter. I really feels an excitement to watch a show after going through it's review. Awesome. Having great fun after this outcome.

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      Flora Crew 

      4 years ago from Evanston, Illinois

      Sounds funny!!

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for putting me onto something I could enjoy! So much TV for me is "a waste of time", but this looks like it could be enjoyable in a quirky kind of way!

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @getmoreinfo: Thanks for liking my lens.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks. Great pun!

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We were latecomers to the series, too, and now feel about it exactly as you described. Genius of a show!

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      getmoreinfo 

      4 years ago

      This is my favorite show too.

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