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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Back in the Fall of 2007 there was a show that looked mildly amusing enough that promised two geek scientists would be welcoming an attractive blond girl into the neighborhood. One a little more than the other, EX:
Geek#1: Our children will be smart AND beautiful!
Geek #2: Not to mention imaginary
Yes it was "The Big Bang Theory" of course. I was off to DWU and was not able to watch the show at it's inception. Believe it of not my dad actually brought the show to my attention during the Thanksgiving break. And there was something about it that spoke to me. CBS actually made a sitcom that was funny. Who could have seen that coming. The best part of the show is that it's clean, well, clean for today's standards. The show doesn't try to be funny, it just is.
Back in 1962, CBS did something similar with "The Beverly Hillbillies" They took a group of people out of their familiar surroundings and funny stuff happens. Penny, as the neighbor, like Drysdale did for the Clampetts, acts as both protector and facilitator, showing this group of misfits the real outside world and vice versa. The difference here is that Penny does care about Leonard and Sheldon, as well as Raj and Howard. We may know someone like these 5 people, w may even be one of them. If not they are all still likable enough that you can't help but want to see and be part of the fun. They each have some little idiosyncrasy that by itself could drive one crazy but deep down they are so kind and lovable you care about them despite themselves.
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