I consider it a non-contact sport. But how about you? How many TV shows
do you watch? Enough to get you through the week, I bet. But how many is too
many? 10+, 20+, 30+? I have to admit that I watch somewhere in the 30+ range of
shows. I'm not going to list them all, as that might take forever. What I will do
is talk about a select few.
Let's start with The Big Bang Theory: Who knew nerds could be so
popular? These quirky (quarky?) guys make every Thursday better. They also may
have boosted TBS's ratings when they entered syndication. After all, Conan
can't do it alone. But what I want to talk about is how the episode names are
formed for The Big Bang Theory. It follows a formula; start with The followed
by 2-4 blanks. Then take some big words and throw them together. Here are a few
examples I came up with (with a one sentence episode synopsis)
The Laceration Assumption - Sheldon gets a paper cut and assumes the
world is out to get him.
The Intervention Conversation - Raj starts binge drinking to talk to
and meet women and the guys don't like it.
The Cosmology Apology - Leonard and Penny bicker over whose world view
The Probability Approximation - Sheldon takes to gambling and insists that
he knows what he is doing.
Now for some Two and a Half Men: I don’t know why they got rid of
Charlie Sheen. They could have used his new persona. In my version of the show,
Charlie gets abducted by aliens and has amnesia. So he moves in next door and thinks
that he is a bitchin’ rock star from Mars who kills tigers for a living.
Here’s How I Met Your Mother: Why are they using Bob Saget for the
voice of Ted Mosby? That doesn’t fit well. You know who would have been good? Morgan
Freeman (think about it).
General summary of a House episode: Person feints, gets to hospital,
pre-diagnosis suggests Sarcoidosis, we find out that is wrong, House bets someone
$100, halfway through the episode the patient begins to bleed from somewhere, teammates
bicker, patient put on steroids, House wins the bet, House has a “Brain Blast”
like Jimmy Neutron, person had a splinter in their leg.
And a little fun fact: If I were to watch The Voice tonight, I would
miss 5 shows in the process.