Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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:

“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.


  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Hellfyre D said…

    Man .. no kidding! Remember when books were fun? And you didn't have to take out a loan to buy them? ;)

  • At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the lines about the multiverse was priceless

  • At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the lines about the multiverse was priceless

  • At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't see how anyone could get into DC comics fresh without doing unbelievable amounts of homework or by repeatedly saying "...just go with it" to themselves.

  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said…

    It's not just DC... but at least Marvel has recap pages.

  • At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    “What’s the Multiverse?” Best. Line. EVER!

  • At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love that show, and this was probably my favorite episode!

    As for DC well I think Final Crisis should have been called the Final Straw, because if you weren't totally lost before you are now.

    While Marvels current Dark Reign is also a complicated cross over, at least it's interesting!

    Just my opinion.

    ~ Rick

  • At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Mike Lepp said…

    Dark Reign's not too complicated. Norman Osbourne's the head of S.H.E.I.L.D. (like the CIA or CTU from 24) Everybody's kinda screwed. There ya go.

    You need a doctorate in comic mythology to get into DC. I have ONE friend who's into DC with me. And it took AWHILE to initiate him. All my other friends are into Marvel.

  • At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Redbird03 said…

    So true... While I agree Marvel is just as complicated in terms of history, at least most people can jump in without too much confusion. After all, there is essentially only one central history for the main books (with the exception of Spider-Man ONE MORE DAY).

    DC however has re-invented their characters and history so many times to where things that happened before no longer exist in the current continuity, that unless you spend the next six months on DC wikipedia, you'll never understand what the hell is going on with most books.

  • At 9:39 AM, Blogger Nightwing said…

    Right on, redbird. And teh problem is, DC doesn't learn. They keep picking at their continuity scabs and changing their characters' histories. In Didio's reign, SUPERMAN, DOOM PATROL and LEGION histories have been rebooted TWICE!!

    At least after ZERO HOUR back in the 90s, DDC made a solid attempt to leave continuity alonee and try to move forward.

    The true Dark Reign isn't at Marvel -- it's at 1700 Broadway in DC offices. Heh.


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