We have brought to you some of the weirdest fan theories about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ that will make your mind go BAZINGA!!! Care to find out? Read on.
CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ had been a staple for the global audience, keeping company to its huge fandom for 12 years. The show revolves around four nerdy physicists who experiment with science as well as their romantic lives. Fans of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ have come with multiple theories that make so much sense, they’re not even funny. Starting with what’s inside Sheldon’s head to the bizarre existence of Howard’s mother, given below are some of the mind-boggling fan theories about ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
- Fans believe that the entire show is in Sheldon’s head
- Leonard and Penny’s relationship stands on their mental issues
- Psycho alert! Howard’s mom was dead all along
- The show’s central joke is the ironical fates of the characters
Fans believe that the entire show is in Sheldon’s head
This is the most interesting of all the fan theories on ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The theory is so insane that all of it makes sense. Wild imaginations of the fans have cooked up a theory where Sheldon is, in fact, an insane inmate of a mental facility. There, he encounters Penny and Leonard who are his fellow inmates, while Amy and Raj are his doctors. According to this theory, Howard is the Jewish caretaker of the asylum and perhaps that is why Sheldon spares no opportunity of demeaning Howard.
A fan writes, “The entirety of the show and the setting takes place in Sheldon’s head, Sheldon is actually in a mental asylum. Sheldon imagines a better life where he is surrounded by friends who love what he loves”.
Leonard and Penny’s relationship stands on their mental issues
According to some fan theories, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ presents Leonard and Penny’s relationship as stemming from many psychological problems. The theory argues that although Penny enters the big bang universe with many friends who were essentially her type, over time she loses them and she becomes close with the nerd gang. Her commitment issues and substance abuse problems push her towards Leonard and the guys as she craves for “familial loyalty”.
Leonard too suffers from abandonment issues, thanks to his mother, while also having to deal with a condescending roommate. In short, Leonard and Penny’s mental health issues are the glue to their relationship. Without that, they wouldn’t have stuck together.
Psycho alert! Howard’s mom was dead all along
Well, no fan theory is good until it has a spook factor. One of the fan theories for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ addresses the never-seen mother of Howard Wolowitz. Drawing along the lines of the famous film ‘Psycho’, the theory suggests that Howard’s mother never actually existed and it was all in Howard’s mind. The fact that Howard is capable of taking out different voices supports the argument that he might have used ventriloquism to assign reality to his imagination. He does so in order to cope with his loneliness and there’s a possibility that his friends know about this little secret but choose to remain shut to keep him sane.
A fan writes, “Small theory here, Howard’s mom doesn’t exist, he is just crazy and lonely and uses ventriloquism to speak for her. Also, all of his friends like him so much and either A. believes him, or B. don’t want to break it to him that she isn’t there, either out of love or fear that he would snap. Tl;dr Howard is kookoo”.
The show’s central joke is the ironical fates of the characters
One of the weirdest but wildly rational fan theories urges us to look at the bigger picture in ‘The Big Bang Theory’. According to this theory, the central joke of the show does not lie in the dialogues and the events. It is projected in the ironical role that the characters play. For a show named ‘The Big Bang Theory’, the characters do nothing substantial or worthwhile that could be compared with the creation of the universe. Instead, they spend their time on meaningless tomfoolery.
A fan writes, “My theory is that the theme song and title are there to remind us every week that the universe is a vast, grandiose place. By contrast, the cast of the show is busying themselves with the latest issue of ‘Green Lantern’, a super-rare collectable item, or how to get sex. The joke is that, in the big picture, everything they hold to be important is just stupid and meaningless. They become the cosmic joke”.
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