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#1 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

With the site now owned by the same network that produces everyone's favorite sitcom about nerds you'd have to wonder what in the world would happen if by some extremely unlikely chance Jeff, Ryan, Patrick, Brad, Vinnie, and Alex some how managed to end up on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. I myself have been a little out of touch with the show recently since I haven't given myself time to tune in but from what I have seen I'm sure the Giant Bombers would end up on an episode that would have the guys (and one gal) from BBT in some video game competition of some sorts. They wouldn't have to play themselves but could play characters with different names. Though if they did play themselves I'd imagine Sheldon trying to bring up some error with one of their reviews, and then promptly be shut-down.

Right away I would want to see Ryan have a stare down with Sheldon. Like not even thinking about the video game angle just to see that happen would be freaking hilarious. Though I'm sure we can all agree Ryan would win. Also I'm more than certain any one of the GB guys could steal Penny away from Leonard (Me personally I vote Brad since I'm sure he could use that deep voice and smooth attitude of his to win her over). To top it all off I'd have to see Alex and/or Jeff threaten to cut the guys from BBT.

Again I'm just kinda shooting off crazy ideas but what do you folks think? Good idea? Bad Idea? What are your ideas!

#2 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -
#3 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

If they were on The Big Bang Theory, it might not be the worst show on television.

#4 Posted by mordukai (7093 posts) -

Talk about a show that should have ended two seasons ago.

#5 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Phatmac: Now we just need someone to edit it so instead of laughter there's a bunch of people just moaning, sighing and just hating the "jokes" on the show" 
"Oh.. 'facepalm'" ... "ugh, terrible" ... and so on 
#6 Posted by ShaggE (5999 posts) -

@Phatmac: That works with every sitcom with a laugh track. No idea why that one gets so much attention.

#7 Posted by Deusx (1880 posts) -

I think the GB crew would be way too cynical for those guys. I do like TBBT though.

#8 Edited by Wampa1 (593 posts) -

I was going to come in here and shit all over the Big bang theory and the way it's actually almost insulting to geeks, thankfully that has already been done.

#9 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -
everyone's favorite sitcom about nerds

BBT is geek blackface. CBS comedians are awful.

#10 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

@ShaggE: Seinfeld.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (5999 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@ShaggE: Seinfeld.

Can't find any (good) examples of that, but I'd believe that Seinfeld would be an exception, if only for its unconventional style.

#12 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

No, this is everyone's favorite show about nerds:

#13 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

i don't like the show. i've been trying to watch the show and i can't laugh at it. i watch reruns of it before i watch two and a half men. i have to say that they both are bad sitcoms.

#14 Posted by Willtron (238 posts) -

Of all the things that came to your head when Giant Bomb was bought by CBS, this was it? And then, you spent more than five seconds thinking about it?

...

Huh.

#15 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2580 posts) -

I still find the BBT more amusing than Two and a Half Men

#16 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

If they were on this show, I would then be able to say that they officially sold out

#17 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Yes please, the Big Bang Theory is awesome. I actually mentioned them being on it when them going to CBS was first announced.

#18 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6375 posts) -

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

#19 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
Yes please, the Big Bang Theory is awesome. I actually mentioned them being on it when them going to CBS was first announced.
I love the Big Bang Theory too Neku. People that hate laugh tracks and show youtube videos without it just don't get it. It's a fun show with cool characters.
#20 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.
#21 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6375 posts) -

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I can't say that I've ever watched it, Claude. People have recommended it to me many times though. I'm guessing you don't think too highly of it?

#22 Edited by Double0hFor (410 posts) -

DEATH TO CHUCK LORRE FOR MAKING SUCH SHITTY "SITCOMS" OR SHITCOMS AS YOU MAY

yes i am mad

#23 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I love that if you hate BBT, you have to like Community. I see that everywhere, but hey I agree as that's how I am.

#24 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I can't say that I've ever watched it, Claude. People have recommended it to me many times though. I'm guessing you don't think too highly of it?

There was a little Screened thing going on about Community and The Big Bang Theory. I was just looking for a fight. I like old style sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory. I find the show to be like comfort food. Yummy for what it is even though it's rotting my brain.
#25 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

WTF, really?

#26 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Linkin10362 said:

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I love that if you hate BBT, you have to like Community. I see that everywhere, but hey I agree as that's how I am.

I like BBT, but find Community rather pretentious and too off the cuff for my tastes. I'm sure there are people who like both. I just remember being on Screened and everyone hated BBT for the most part and loved their beloved Community and were incensed when it almost got cancelled.
#27 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

@Claude said:

@Linkin10362 said:

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I love that if you hate BBT, you have to like Community. I see that everywhere, but hey I agree as that's how I am.

I like BBT, but find Community rather pretentious and too off the cuff for my tastes. I'm sure there are people who like both. I just remember being on Screened and everyone hated BBT for the most part and loved their beloved Community and were incensed when it almost got cancelled.

I really hate the fanbase that acts like Community is the Holy Grail and everything else on TV is shit despite never watching it, I at least attempt to watch a few episodes of another show to make my own opinion. I understand why you don't like the show, but I really like the odd directions it takes which is a major risk (Explaining the possible chance that there won't be a Season 4). For example, the most recent episode was a parody of Ken Burns' Civil War documentary and I don't believe many shows would attempt things like that and it's most of the reason so many people love Community compared to the standard sitcom pattern.

#28 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Linkin10362 said:

@Claude said:

@Linkin10362 said:

@Claude said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

If they made it on that fucking terrible, terrrrrible show, I would be beyond sad.

Seriously, fuck that show.

Don't tell me you like Community.

I love that if you hate BBT, you have to like Community. I see that everywhere, but hey I agree as that's how I am.

I like BBT, but find Community rather pretentious and too off the cuff for my tastes. I'm sure there are people who like both. I just remember being on Screened and everyone hated BBT for the most part and loved their beloved Community and were incensed when it almost got cancelled.

I really hate the fanbase that acts like Community is the Holy Grail and everything else on TV is shit despite never watching it, I at least attempt to watch a few episodes of another show to make my own opinion. I understand why you don't like the show, but I really like the odd directions it takes which is a major risk (Explaining the possible chance that there won't be a Season 4). For example, the most recent episode was a parody of Ken Burns' Civil War documentary and I don't believe many shows would attempt things like that and it's most of the reason so many people love Community compared to the standard sitcom pattern.

Good points. I wouldn't mind seeing that episode.
#29 Posted by ch3burashka (4914 posts) -

I would kill them, you and then me. I haven't seen Big Bang Theory, but the commercials have informed my decision to avoid it. It truly is the "geek show" for people who don't know what a geek is made by people who don't know what a geek is.

#30 Posted by hedfone (1748 posts) -

gross

#31 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

@CH3BURASHKA said:

I would kill them, you and then me. I haven't seen Big Bang Theory, but the commercials have informed my decision to avoid it. It truly is the "geek show" for people who don't know what a geek is made by people who don't know what a geek is.

Considering it's about a bunch of introverts who obsess over comic books, video games, and sci-fi, it's not really that out of touch. A TV show about a bunch of fat neckbeards who spend their days posting on forums wouldn't be appealing, so they had to dress geeks up a bit.

Having said all that, I think the show sucks.

#32 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

@Red said:

No, this is everyone's favorite show about nerds:

SPEAK PRRRRIEST

#33 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

It would still suck if they where on it.

#34 Edited by JBird (484 posts) -

@ShaggE: It doesn't have a laugh track. Hence the "filmed in front of a studio audience". There was a making of show on E4 last week and they did a studio tour, there's a huge stand of seating like off a chat show.

Also wow really don't get the hate by most of the posters for this show! I think its a well made and funny show!

#35 Posted by beeftothetaco (418 posts) -

God I hate that show. If it weren't for the laugh tracks, it could just as easily be a shitty drama.

#36 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Ghostiet said:

@Red said:

No, this is everyone's favorite show about nerds:

SPEAK PRRRRIEST

Wow, that sucks. I wouldn't watch this show if you paid me.
#37 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -
@Claude said:
@Ghostiet said:

@Red said:

No, this is everyone's favorite show about nerds:

SPEAK PRRRRIEST

Wow, that sucks. I wouldn't watch this show if you paid me.
  
#38 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Ghostiet: Sorry, nothing.
 
    
#39 Posted by Harkat (1090 posts) -

@Phatmac: Oh god, that's painful to watch.

#40 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@Harkat said:

@Phatmac: Oh god, that's painful to watch.

Because it's taken out of context. The show is filmed in front of a live audience. The laugh track is enhanced of course, but watching it without it is just wrong.
#41 Posted by Zleunamme (610 posts) -

Stating that the Big Bang Theory is everybody's favorite sitcom is a fallacy of argument -bandwagon. It would be cool if it happened but that is very doubtful. Executives and casting agents determine who appear on tv shows. They will end picking people who have mainstream recognition or notoriety. Tv audiences are bigger than internet communities. It will be interesting to see how much influence Giant Bomb has outside of CBS interactive.

#42 Posted by supamon (1328 posts) -

It would become The Giant Bomb Theory.

#43 Posted by Dixavd (1145 posts) -

I think people who hate The Big Bang Theory are just misguided. The hate should go to anyone who watches the show and then believes that everyone in geek culture is like that - those people are moronic assholes, just like the Jersey shore isn't a good description of what it actually is like to live there.

They are always going to have to play-up the absurdity of a premise to make it watchable at all (the IT Crowd does the exact same thing, anyone who thinks it is a good description of what life is like in the IT department is an idiot). If you hate the premise of the TBBT but you cannot simply call it bad, it is well written with quite a lot of variety in episodes and it is one of the only old-style comedy shows who's characters are consistent.

That said, I really don't like the idea of the Giantbomb guys appearing in TBBT mostly due to a lot of people being assholes and then judging not only them but everyone on the site into one kind of people, believing we all must like TBBT - plus there are the people who live and die by the words of the Giantbomb crew and would become even more annoying referencing the show and turning the entire event into a meme. No thanks.

#44 Posted by Fattony12000 (6374 posts) -

I don't like it because it's not funny.

OR AM I JUST BEING INDOCTRINATED?

INDOCTRINATION THEORY INDOCTRINATCIG THEORG INCODTOCIOAN THEOFRY

#45 Posted by zakkro (73 posts) -

I have a hard time finding enjoyment out of traditionally-made sitcoms anymore. Maybe I'm too cynical or something? Anyways, I think their time could be better spent elsewhere, like something that isn't awful.

#46 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Phatmac: Awkward inserted silences and quick cut edits (I watched both versions) don't prove that the show isn't funny, they just illustrate that the editor doesn't get or enjoy popcorn sitcom humour.  There's a reason why it's recorded infront of a live audience;  half of the energy comes from the audience feedback (as the blooper reels always prove).   It's not a clever or as smart as something like Arrested Development or Curb but it's not trying to be.  Video game hipsters are missing the point.
#47 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4681 posts) -

@Ghostiet: IT Crowd all the way!

#48 Edited by Dunchad (460 posts) -

I watch both BBT and Community - don't find either of them very funny though and often wonder why I watch them. Sort of a habit I guess. To be honest, I prefer Whitney to both of them - I think I've actually laughed a few times, while watching that. 30 Rock also seems to hit the right spot, more often that not.

As for the OPs idea: Please, god - no.

#49 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

I don't get the people who hate on BBT. It's funny, it's silly, who cares about factual accuracy? Watch a documentary if that's all you care about. And what the hell is "geek culture", anyway? There is no such thing.

IT Crowd seems like a great show. Might start watching that, too.

#50 Edited by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

No no no no no and no. Even if bbt wasn't a shit show it still wouldn't be a good idea.