The Big Bang Theory is one of the most successful sitcoms on TV today. Its 10th season has recently ended and fans are happy to know that the show is renewed for at least another two more seasons. It's no wonder why this show is so popular, The Big Bang Theory has so much in to offer; smart jokes, uncommon situations, relationship successes and failures, the works! It's all about the differences and similarities of life between brainiacs and common folk. Since the characters are so unusual and captivating, every situation they're in is multiplied. We simply cannot get enough of this group of friends and lovers. However, no matter how smart of these characters are, they're still human beings. They are still relatable and catch themselves in situations that are similar to our own.
So while we're looking forward to the 11th season of this great show (that will premiere this fall), let's take a look at the memes inspired by The Big Bang Theory that will certainly make you say, "Same."
15 It All Has Started With The Big Bang!
Picture this: you're watching an episode of TBBT and the intro song begins. What do you do? It's very unlikely that you will just sit back and watch with a poker face -- it's guaranteed that you will at least hum along! The intro is so catchy and captures the essence of the show so well.
The intro song was written and recorded by the Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies. It has an interesting creation story. Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady (executive producers of TBBT) asked Ed Robertson (co-lead singer of Barenaked Ladies) to write a theme song for their sitcom in 2007 after visiting the band's concert. Interestingly, by coincidence, Robertson had recently finished reading Simon Singh's book, Big Bang, which told him everything one needed to know about the Big Bang theory (we're talking about the scientific term here). So Robertson immediately came up with a fun song based on the knowledge he got from this book.
14 Exam Success!
As you know, TBBT song briefly recounts the formation of the universe and gives a brief history of our planet. Of course, learning this song by heart doesn't replace your history and astronomy classes, but, it sometimes can come in handy. For example, we're pretty sure if anyone asked us how old our universe is, you would scream, "over 14 billion years old!" just because you've memorized the song lyrics. And if you listen to the entire song, your knowledge base might increase even more. So be sure to listen and reflect on the lyrics, especially if exams are approaching!
That's what I like about TBBT – not only do you have a good laugh while watching it, but you also often learn something new. It's because of the the show's educational value that we think fans of all kinds can get into this show.
13 Comparing Yourself To The Characters
When we look at the characters of TBBT, we can't help but relate to them. If you're a self proclaimed "nerd," then you're probably into Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars...— you get the picture. And so are the characters on the show. They're always hosting movie or TV-binging nights. You probably even enjoy playing video games as well or maybe reading is more your thing. We feel no shame in being nerdy, and it just proves that we're more like these characters than we originally thought. (Especially when it comes to talking to your crush) Okay, so these characters might be more intellectually brilliant than we are, but at least the actors playing them are more like us!
12 Do You Actually Understand Them When They're Talking Physics?
Have you ever caught yourself laughing at the jokes from TBBT, even though you didn't really understand what they were talking about? I'm going to say that's a big fat "Yes!". TBH, when they're talking about all the science-related stuff, we feel that there are so many more things to learn in this life. And you know what? It kind of makes you want to rent a few books and get brush up on some astrophysics or something. The super smart guys from TBBT are the perfect motivation for you to get into physics, neuroscience, microbiology, or pretty much any other scientific field, and find out how the world around you actually functions. See? Who said TV can't be educational and fun at the same time? Moreover, since Sheldon and Co. still manage to lead a normal social life (well, for the most part), you see that nothing is impossible.
11 When The Ugly Duckling Becomes A Princess
In the TV show, we're used to seeing Penny as the hottest girl on screen. She is sexy in the traditional sense of the word as she frequently wears revealing clothes and has had a number of boyfriends. Bernadette and Amy are, on the other hand, are represented very differently. Both Bernie and Amy are beautiful in their own right, but Penny is viewed as the prettiest character in the show. Bernie is brilliant but tends to wear a lot of cardigans and dresses that are not so sexy. Amy on the other hand, doesn't care much for fashion and would rather let her brain do all the talkin' than her body. Power to the three of them! They're all uniquely beautiful in their own way and it's fun to see each character come into their own.
10 Telling Silly Jokes
Sheldon Cooper doesn't always make jokes. But when he does, they're usually related to science. Do you remember his joke about a neutron walking into a bar and asking how much it was for a drink? The punchline, delivered by the bartender is, "For you, no charge." Even if you're not totally into science, I think it's safe to assume it has something to do with neutrons and them not having a charge. We love how full of himself Sheldon gets when he thinks he's being comical. The funny part of every joke is that he thinks he's actually funny! Oh Shelly, don't take it personally. Some people are joke tellers, and others just aren't. Stick to your work in trying to find new groundbreaking discoveries in the name of science.
9 'I'm A Princess And This Is My Tiara!'
As Amy Farrah Fowler once said, "I'm a lady. And, with that comes with an estrogen-fueled need to page through thick glossy magazines that make me hate my body." As comically real as that statement was, Amy shows her stereotypically feminine side once in a while by wearing shiny things from time to time. So when Sheldon gives her a tiara after they had a fight, she gets all excited. And when Penny says that she looks beautiful in the tiara, Amy exclaims, "Of course I do, I'm a princess and this is my tiara!" Aww, we love Amy! She can seriously do it all.
If you like new jewelry as much as Amy does, you certainly understand her excitement! I don't think many of us are gifted tiaras, but we don't mind a new bracelet, a pair of earrings, or a necklace every once in awhile.
8 People Change
Isn't it crazy to see these two characters switch places? We're used to seeing Penny as an outgoing and cool person, and Sheldon as a nerd who's interested only in science, board games, comics, and fantasy movies. In this meme, they switch places. Penny wears glasses and looks gorgeous in her geek-chic outfit, while Sheldon is smoking a cigarette and gives us an extremely sexy look. Whoa!
We know that both actors who play Penny and Shelly are acting, but we just can't help ourselves from being shocked by this photo. We can't help but wonder if Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons are actually Penny and Sheldon in a parallel universe. Is Kaley geekier than Jim? Is Jim a total badass? We need answers!
7 Doesn't Raj Deserve A Girlfriend?
For some people, Rajesh Koothrappali is the best character of TBBT. He's a nice guy who loves animals, isn't afraid of showing his feelings, and, like everyone else in the show, he's very smart. And as if he couldn't impress you even more, his major is astrophysics, which means that he spends most of his time science-ing about stars and galaxies out there in the universe. Is it just me or is that kind of romantic?! But Raj couldn't talk to women (unless he was drunk) for most part of the show. Luckily, he overcame this fear but he still hasn't found the right woman for him yet. And as a fan of the show, I have a problem with this! This man deserves love! I don't care if it's with a man or a woman, Raj is a gentle soul who deserves a hug or someone to talk to. Let's see what the writers have up their sleeves in the next season.
6 People Who Know Everything
Sheldon is just...well, Sheldon. He's always the smartest guy in the room and is always right. Well, at least he thinks that he is. And at times, it's extremely hard to prove that his opinion is actually wrong. He even thinks that since he knows everything, he'd know it if he were wrong. Duh.
All of us can be like Sheldon sometimes. When we argue with someone who has a different opinion, we go out of our way to prove that we're right. At times, it can go so far that we even stop listening to what the other person has to say, because we know in our heart of hearts that we're right. Being right doesn't happen often, so when it does - you bet we're going to brag about it.
5 Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty
No fans of the show can forget the song Sheldon's mother used to sing to him when he was sick as a child. When Penny became a friend to this bunch of nerdy guys, Sheldon asked her to sing the song to him whenever he was sick (apparently, Penny is a mother-like figure to him, as he learns a lot from her). The lyrics of this song are: "Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr!" How cute and how catchy!
So when we read the meme above, we automatically read it in the tune of the "kitty song." How could we not? We watch the show so much that it's practically ingrained in our memory. Maybe you've even sung this song once or twice to a sick friend or family member! I've yet to try that yet, but one day, one day it's happening.
4 Weird Pick-up Lines
Before Howard Wolowitz met Bernadette, he was a completely different person. He thought of himself as a womanizer and had a number of pickup lines that only he considered appropriate. But since the guy is a nerd, his pickup lines have always been a little...weird. Like this one. I don't think that every woman will understand that being filled with Beryllium, Gold, and Titanium means they're beautiful. Knowing the chemical elements by heart isn't very popular knowledge. So, for those of you who are lost, let me break it down for you. Be is the symbol for the chemical element Beryllium, Au - for Gold, and Ti - for Titanium. Yeah, like we said, it's a bit much, Howie. Maybe people should stick to lines like "You have beautiful eyes, can I buy you a drink?"
3 Yeah, I Know What You're Thinking!
You go somewhere with your friends and spot your crush. Immediately you start feeling excited and awkward at the same time. You're thinking about whether you should approach your crush and say hi, or invite them along for a night out with your friends. You'll probably get nervous enough to talk yourself out of it, but you just might find enough courage to talk to them! Regardless of what you may choose to do, you and your friends are all feeling the same giddy excitement. No one knows what's gonna happen; whether your crush will notice you, or whether you'll find the courage to speak to them. But we know we're not alone there, because we've all seen the Big Bang cast do the same things we do. Sure, they might be a tad more awkward, but nevertheless, the feeling is mutual.
2 Nerds Who Have Girlfriends
In the beginning, they're all single and awkward with women. None of them had ever had a serious relationship. But then, in the blink of an eye, everything changes. Leonard meets Penny, eventually manages to get out of friend-zone and become her boyfriend and later, her husband. Similarly, Howard meets Bernadette, marries her soon after and they give birth to their daughter, Hayley. Sheldon also meets Amy and—even though he's always been against physical contact—they become close both mentally and physically. And then there is Raj, who couldn't even speak in the presence of women finding a girlfriend and at one point even has two girlfriends at once!
Did a miracle happen? How did all these nerdy dudes find girlfriends? Girlfriends that are smart, hot, and all get along! We know it's a TV show, so the "almost too good to be true" thing is very much alive, but still. This show gives a lot of nerdy people out there hope.
1 Obsessing Over A Series
We've all been there. Be it TBBT, Game of Thrones, Friends, Supernatural, or any other show - if you're a fan of at least one of these shows, you can certainly relate. You say to yourself, "Only one more episode and I'll do what I have to do (work, study, sleep, or whatever else you have to do)." But the show is so interesting, that it sucks you back in! It doesn't let you stop and do something else! The next thing you know: it's been several hours, you're done watching the entire season (or two), and none of your actual tasks are completed. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? This might not mean that you actually need help (like the meme above), but it proves that we're all in the same boat when it comes to getting trapped to the couch.