Why Sheldon Cooper On The Big Bang Theory Would Win The ‘Biggest Nerd On TV’ Award

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-12-30

In many ways, Dr. Sheldon Cooper is one of television’s biggest geeks. But there are several other contenders on the show, The Big Bang Theory. However you define Sheldon Cooper, he’s always interesting, comical, and borderline confrontational.

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First of all, Sheldon Cooper is a huge fan of comic books and science fiction. Ironically, being a nerd these days is cool, but Sheldon still takes things a little bit too far. This is also why he has restraining orders from people like Stan Lee.

Then, there’s his love/hate relationship with actor Wil Wheaton.

Sheldon Cooper Knowledge Of All Things Nerd

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Next, Sheldon Cooper can be defined as a lovable nerd because of his love for String Theory. Most fans of the show aren’t even aware what Sheldon is talking about most of the time, but it’s clear that he puts his profession on a pedestal.

In addition to his love for Physics, the mad genius also has an impressive knowledge of various other geeky trivia points. Sheldon Cooper knows things like the location of retro-reflectors on the Moon’s surface and how to play unusual instruments.

But our favorite geeky tendency of Sheldon Cooper comes down to the wardrobe.

Advanced Board Games, Comic Wardrobes

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Sheldon’s former roommate Leonard Hofstadter has a ton of geeky wardrobes, but he hides them in the closet. Sheldon, on the other hand, wears his geekdom proudly and clearly only owns a handful of tee shirts.

In fact, when he flies across the country to propose to Amy, he decides to stay and tells her he needs to buy more clothes at a comic book shop. It doesn’t get much geekier than buying a wardrobe while 8-year-olds are buying Hulk comics.

Finally, Sheldon Cooper biggest quirky tendency is how he evolves board games. Rather than playing Boggle, he decides to play Klingon Boggle. Instead of Chess, he creates a three-dimension game that is much more difficult.

All of these board games actually remind us of Adam Scott’s character Ben on Parks and Rec. Ben is the nerdiest one on that show, but he’s nowhere near as nerdy as Sheldon. However, he did create his own intricate board game and he absolutely loves Game of Thrones.

Do you think Sheldon Cooper should get into the board game business?

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Brock Swinson


Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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