It was on this day in 2007 that perhaps the greatest sitcom of the 21st century (so far) debut. It was about four friends who were not your typical handsome leading men… they were nerds. It was the first TV show that I remember the main characters not being the most popular, the most handsome or at all cool… whatever that means. The Big Bang Theory made being geeky and nerdy cool. Before this show there were always nerdy characters but they were never the lead and they never got the pretty girl. This show was and is so different.
Tonight marks the start of the 12th season. Wow!!! Usually when a show gets past ten years it seems old and stale but I don’t feel this way with Big Bang. Most shows run out of ideas and end up “jumping the shark”. I could watch these characters forever, I think it’s because I know people like this… I am kinda like this.
I also love this show because it is one of a few programs that my wife and I both love and watch together. The show started when it was just the two of us and we have grown with it (wow that’s super cheesey) Our kids now watch it with us and the reruns have become a part of our daily routine. The baby gets super excited when he hears the intro and dances to it, as much as he dances. I even sing “Soft Kitty” to my boys when they are sick.
There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so of when the Big Bang Theory will wrap up…unfortunately no TV show can go on forever, although the Simpsons is sure trying. Whenever the last episode will be this show will always have a special place in my heart and I’ll be watching tonight with my family. BAZINGA!!! My wife and I will try and watch while the 5 year jumps on and off the couch and the baby screams.