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[–] HighEnergyLife 1 points 49 points (+50|-1) ago 

"Arrested Development is a dumb show for smart people; Big Bang Theory is a smart show for dumb people" -not sure where I got that anymore

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[–] 22jam22 [S] 2 points 29 points (+31|-2) ago 

Thats a perfect analogy. I try explaining archer to people and it is kinda similar it comes off really stupid but the underlying themes are serious. It literaly outs the cia for all the bullshit it has pulled over the years. If you dont watch it i highly recommend it.

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[–] sakuramboo 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

I agree with Archer. I once was going to post a wall of text where I explained my favorite joke (the last line from episode The Archer Sanction) where I went into depth of what the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was, the soviet invasion of Bessarabia, and then in the end explained how the joke was possibly the best joke in the whole series because it really was just Archer having a brain fart and thinking something completely different. But, the reaction from Lana and Ray is exactly the same reaction most viewers would have because it's a reaction of "what the fuck?!" Sadly, the post was erased when I submitted it because my bits were being checked and I didn't feel like writing it again.

But, that's also the great part about Archer. Before watching it, I had no idea about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Watching that episode and wanting to understand the punch line made me research it, learned about how USSR made an agreement with the Nazi's to divide up a bunch of neighboring nations, how the Nazi's renigged on the deal, and effectively put into motion their demise right when WW2 started because they ruined their friendship with the USSR. While not viewed as a major turning point in Nazi/USSR relations, in no way did that help.

That is another reason why it's a brilliant joke. Got my old almonds activated.

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[–] HighEnergyLife 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Yep, I watch archer when I get the chance. Great show

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[–] Bob_Ross_Hair 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

“Shut up!”

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

This needs to be the top comment.
It's fake geek culture for non-geeks so they can look down at geeks.

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[–] parrygrin 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

My favorite description is "nerd blackface".

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[–] blackguard19 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I heard Seinfeld is a show about dumb people for smart people and Big Bang Theory is a show about smart people for dumb people.

But the thing is, they are not smart people. The characters in the BBT are part of programming and brainwashing, portraying the smartest thinkers and elite scientists as infantile nebbishes who are most interested in comic books and Star Trek.

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[–] culofiesta 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Both the shows are fucking awful. I realize it's harder to get me to watch a new sitcom than it is for Bill's wife to tell the truth, but I did like Bob's Burgers

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[–] Shekelstein6M 13 points 39 points (+52|-13) ago 

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand The Big Bang Theory. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of science most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Sheldon’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike The Big Bang Theory truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Sheldon’s existential catchphrase “Bazinga,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Chuck Lorre’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a The Big Bang Theory tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

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[–] CapinBoredface 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

12 people took the bait

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[–] Ajaxofbarbaria 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

We should totally compare tats - no homo. I’ll put my pickle rick against your sheldon any day of the week.

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[–] Firinmahlazer 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

12 people don't understand sarcasm.

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[–] Octoclops 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

That one isn't funny. Fuck off.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

needs more use of the word CEREAL but this is pretty much spot on for scene kids that used to hang around a mall in my old neighbourhood.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

I tried to watch an episode and got annoyed with the placement of the laugh tracks.

"Ah, Ubuntu, my favorite distribution of Linux." - Sheldon. insert laugh track

What the fuck is funny about that?! Because someone like Sheldon would be more receptive to Gentoo or Arch? Because he's poking fun at how Ubuntu's popularity blew up and then quickly started to die? Or, because it's techy and geeky and the producers think the viewers are morons and will laugh at anything?

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

This. The target audience of the show is people who think they are nerdy or intelligent who are actually closer to average. It is not so unlike when someone watches sports for the sake of trying to fit in and have "sporty" things to talk about with sport enthusiast friends or coworkers.

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[–] 11735913? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This would normally be totally fine except for the fact that these viewers are oblivious to the situation.

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[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

the only people ive ever met who liked this show were pretty girls in their teens and 20s, and old woman past 50. the same types who like entertainment tonight, never watch news and the kardassians. shallow people.

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[–] Luis_Sphincta 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

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[–] everlastingphelps 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I refuse to watch any show with a laugh track. If you have to tell me which parts are the funny ones, they aren't funny.

I did love Old Lady House on Always Sunny though, for that very reason.

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[–] WD_Pelley 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Tbh I did like That 70s Show but the laugh track did ruin it.

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[–] eulogyjones 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is the exact "joke" I bring up to people who think that the Big Bang theory is a funny show about nerdy shit. It's fucking retarded and relies on a retarded and ignorant audience for the jokes to pass through.

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[–] KikeFree 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The latter.

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[–] Native 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Same. A genuine legitimate embarrassment cringe....my ex loved that show and tried to get me to watch it.

My other ex was obsessed with Red Dwarf.

Now that I think about it, women are shit at picking shows

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[–] Firevine 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Red Dwarf is (mostly) great what the hell are you talking about?

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[–] HighEnergyLife 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hahahaha Red Dwarf

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[–] DeadBeatNigger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow this is unbelievably accurate. I think most people only know what it is because they've watched a few minutes of it after turning on the TV in a cheap hotel room.

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[–] HarlandKornfeld14 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

It's a show about bugmen for bugmen.

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[–] RubberHammer 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

The show allows us to identity people suffering Dunning-Kruger. People who think they are smart but don't realize they are dumb.

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[–] golgotham 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Completely inauthentic writing.

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[–] patriot_biz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's my problem with it. The characters are overdone. They should change over time, but they haven't. It's weird watching people, even fictional characters go in circles year after year. There are too many in jokes.

Also, too much of the jokes are gross-out humor involving Raj and Walter.

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[–] golgotham 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Spot on.

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[–] RageAgainstTheAmish 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

That show is so fucking retarded

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