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Old February 17 2013, 08:21 PM   #79
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Re: No attempt to clone The Big Bang Theory yet?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Being a nerd and having lived in nerd culture for oh, 40 plus years, I'd say TBBT gets it right 95% of the time. It veers towards the extreme at times for comedic effect, but it is a comedy. Just as Home Improvement played "macho" guys into do-it-your-self projects for laughs. If TBBT is how "mainstream adults" see us, Community is how we'd like to see our selves: Quirky eccentrics.
This. I know quite a few scientists and academic nerds, and BBT is pretty much right on the mark. As Nerys Myk said, when it is over-the-top for laughs, it's certainly no more out of line than when other sitcoms (including "Community") do the very same thing.
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