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Dennis E. Taylor
02-24-2019, 11:20 PM
This barely qualifies as research, really. I'm looking for a movie or TV series that defined or validated some group in a positive way. Nothing overtly political. I'm trying to fill in the sentence

"Big Bang Theory was the nerd version of [movie]."

Any help appreciated.

02-25-2019, 02:30 AM
That 70's Show.


Al X.
02-25-2019, 03:36 AM
Actually, I would say Friends.

I mean, if Jennifer Aniston and I were in charge of repopulating the world, well... Not that it has anything to do with my answer.

Dennis E. Taylor
02-27-2019, 10:56 PM
So here's the passage that I'm trying to bring into the 21st century, so to speak:

“Ah, right. Your backup is a couple of daysout of date. Garfield is sending along a backup. He and Bill had a bigargument, and Bill lost. I think they did Rock paper scissors—”

“—lizard Spock. I know. You guys are simplyincurable.”

“Yup. Big Bang Theory was like the nerd version of Roots.”

The first problem is that Roots is way old. The second problem is that it'll be seen by at least some people as offensive. Someone suggested Seinfeld as an alternative, but again, what group did Seinfeld define?

02-28-2019, 06:55 PM
Friends. Not only is it the definitive generic group-of-friends validation sitcom, it's also still popular enough that Netflix just paid huge $$$ to get it for a couple of years.