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10 Mistakes A Big Bang Theory Remake Series Could Fix
2023/08/13

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10 Toning Down or Eliminating the Laugh Track

Many The Big Bang Theory fans agree that if they could change one thing about the sitcom, it would be the obnoxious laugh track. By now, countless sitcom fans recognize laugh tracks as an irritating sitcom trope, and The Big Bang Theory takes it even further than most other sitcoms do.

9 Making Penny Less of a Stereotypical Blonde

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From the very start, the cheerful, lovable Penny was written to be a stereotypical "dumb blonde," which is predictable at best and deeply insulting at worst. The show went too far to make Penny a foil to the main cast, being a socially adept but intellectually subpar character.

8 Fixing the Humor Surrounding Mrs. Wolowitz

The off-screen character Mrs. Wolowitz was a riot as a highly protective mother who often shouts her conversations with other peole across an entire house, but some of her humor was too harsh.

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Primarily, The Big Bang Theory constantly mocked her for being plus-sized, and none of it was necessary.

7 Eliminating All Transphobic Jokes

A few comments and scenes early in The Big Bang Theory were highly inappropriate for the time, and doubly so today. Fortunately, the show soon abandoned this distasteful brand of humor, but even so, it's shocking to rewatch the first three seasons and hear openly transphobic dialogue.

6 Making Mary Cooper Better-Rounded & More Likable

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The Big Bang Theory's character designs often indulged in obvious stereotypes, and not just with Penny as a "dumb blonde." The show also reduced Sheldon's mother Mary to a total stereotype about Bible Belt residents. There's nothing wrong with a sitcom character taking their Christian faith seriously, but they don't have to be a caricature about it.

5 Introducing Amy & Bernadette Sooner

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A few seasons in, The Big Bang Theory introduced two new female scientist characters, the hot-tempered Bernadette and the awkward but empathetic Amy Farrah Fowler. It was good to bring in more smart female characters, but the show waited a big too long to usher them in.

4 Clarifying Sheldon Cooper's Personality Quirks

From the very start, the genius Dr. Sheldon Cooper was written as the "awkward but brilliant" type, complete with his laser-focused interests, comedically weak social skills and bizarre personality quirks.

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The problem is that no one can tell why Sheldon is like this, though some educated fans can make an educated guess.

3 Making Leonard Hofstadter Less Clingy

Leonard Hofstadter had sympathetic insecurities that helped define his character arc, which also led to his will-they-won't-they romance with Penny for years. It became a problem when The Big Bang Theory started overplaying its hand and making Leonard feel downright pitiful about it.

2 Ending the Series Before Domestic Doldrums Set In

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Sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory create compelling character arcs when the main characters strive toward relatable life milestones like getting married, buying a house, having children and the like. It was wonderful to watch Howard strive for that with his girlfriend turned wife Bernadette, but the peak lasted too long.

1 Explain Penny's Lifestyle In More Convincing Detail

It's a common sitcom trope for the main characters to live in a major city and rent a roomy apartment despite their low-paying jobs. Such a set does give the crew more room to film the scenes, but it also raises eyebrows about how characters like Penny can pay rent for such accommodations

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