TBBT’s Nerdy References
Part of The Big Bang Thoery‘s charm is its nod to all things nerdy. These characters are proud of their quirky interests and fandoms. Sometimes, though, it’s just out of control how geeky they can be…and we love it.
Here are the 5 absolute nerdiest references on TBBT to date.
Anything Wil Wheaton
If you’re a TBBT fan you know that Wil Wheaton is Sheldon’s arch nemesis. The Star Trek: The Next Generation star regularly appears on the show to grind Sheldon’s gears.
The Bakersfield Expedition
Anytime the boys dress up, we get a good hard laugh. This Star Trek: The Next Generation costume was over the top. The men are going to a comic-con convention, and end up hitch hiking dressed in their costumes. Note Leonard’s bald head for extra belly laughs.
The men play a nice game of Klingon boggle in this nerdy reference. Klingon is a Star Trek language, and the men play the old fashioned game speaking only this geeky dialogue. Amazing.
Rock Paper Scissors
Who knew that these men could make the simplest game on the planet more complicated, and more nerdy. Sheldon and Leonard play “rock paper scissors lizard Spock.” The Star Trek reference means that the normal rules apply. However, “rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, and Spock vaporizes rock…”
James Earl Jones Guest Stars
In The Convention Conundrum, Sheldon meets his Star Wars idol James Earl Jones. Any Star Wars fan can totally geek out about seeing the voice of Darth Vader on TBBT. As an added bonus, Carrie Fisher also appeared towards the end of the episode. Talk about nerd heaven.
What other Nerdy references have you noticed on The Big Bang Theory through the years?