Robin Arguments of BIG BANG THEORY
I've begun watching BIG BANG THEORY because it's on right before one of my favorite shows, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. BBT is funny, mostly due to Jim Parsons' portrayal of the remotely apathetically-social Sheldon.
Last night, the gang visited a comic shop, and later Sheldon argued with the shop owner on who should replace Batman. Sheldon rightfully supported Dick Grayson, and the shop owner thought it should be Jason Todd. Bickering ensued, as the shop owner's date with Penny withered away as the two geeks engaged in a lengthy debate session.
From the newsarama blog: "Big Bang Theory, CBS’s sometimes heavy handed portrayal of a few geeks and a hot chick, made a very topical argument one of its main story threads tonight. Sheldon, perhaps the geekiest of them all, had a conversation throughout the entire episode about whom should be the next Batman. Images from recent issues of Bat books, plus conversations about Post-Crisis, Infinite Crisis, Zero Hour, Joe Chill, and more were shown repeatedly as they sussed out the story threads."
In the "funny but painful" moment of the show, Sheldon illustrates how inpenetrable the current DCUniverse is right now, as Penny shops for a comic book to give her nephew, here's how the exchange goes:
Penny: “Do you think my nephew would like this?” (points to comic book)
Sheldon: “Perfect. He just has to be familiar with Infinite Crisis, 52, Countdown, Final Crisis and the re-emergence of the multiverse.”
Penny: “What’s the Multiverse?”Eaxctly. And that, my friends, is part of DC's problem.