The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld are two of the most successful American sitcoms of all time. But in a battle of The Big Bang Theory Vs Seinfeld, which reboot would you want to see?
The Big Bang Theory versus Seinfeld is tough for fans to choose from. The former is a show that brought to us television’s favourite geeks; Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and their lovely neighbour, Penny (Kaley Cuoco).
- Why Seinfeld is popular even today
- The Big Bang Theory and its bangin’ finale
- The Big Bang Theory Vs Seinfeld — which one is your favourite?
With 279 episodes airing across 12 seasons, the series has made a name for itself in American popular culture and struck a chord with viewers.
But then there’s Seinfeld – a show that changed the face of sitcoms forever since it aired in the 90’s. So, in a battle between The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld, which one do you think takes the reboot cake away?
Why Seinfeld is popular even today
Where do we even begin to talk about the show? Created by comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, the series completely dominated the 90’s television landscape. With the island of Manhattan, New York, as the show’s primary setting, Seinfeld is literally based on the concept of nothing.
The show didn’t adopt any traditional storytelling devices, but instead, focused on the little idiosyncrasies we all experience in daily life. Seinfeld follows the lives of four friends; Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Kramer (Michael Richards) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and depicts how they find themselves in the most absurd scenarios.
A major difference between Seinfeld and other sitcoms is that the show’s characters never really learn from their mistakes. The Seinfeld group has a really weird dynamic and is rooted in jealousy, rage and if we might say, a real lack of faith in other people.
The co-creators however, paid attention to what they wanted the show to divulge, producing some of the greatest comic moments of all time. They made an honest sitcom that revolved around the lives of four narcissists with zero redeeming qualities, and the world loved it.
Each character represented a different comic device. Jerry anchored the show with his righteousness; while Elaine’s sarcastic holier-than-thou attitude was deemed unforgettable. There’s also George, the schmucky everyman with impossibly high standards and Kramer, who is… indifferent to all of it. We could always relate to these people, no matter how far-fetched the situations they were surrounded by.
The Big Bang Theory and its bangin’ finale
While the characters from Seinfeld are people you’d not want to be friends with in real life, the ones you meet in The Big Bang Theory are the opposite. The show’s network initially announced that TBBT would get a renewal, but the announcement turned the other way when Jim Parsons’ confessed he wouldn’t be returning for another season.
Creator Chuck Lorre had looked forward to a renewal with the entire ensemble cast, but decided to end the show with a great finale instead. He wasn’t positive about going ahead without the support of one of the most important characters on the series.
The series earned several accolades and has seven Emmy-award wins to its name, along with 48 nominations. Jim Parsons who plays the genius Sheldon Cooper, has been nominated for more Emmy Awards than any other cast member in the show for his role, and is the only lead to win one.
Kaley Cuoco has often expressed her disappointment at the show coming to an end, and that she’d be up for a reboot. Unfortunately, there is no confirmation from the network on the same. The Big Bang Theory also has a prequel spin-off series titled Young Sheldon, a charming story of Sheldon Cooper’s childhood. Parsons is a narrator on the series and also produces it.
The Big Bang Theory Vs Seinfeld: Which one is your favourite?
Jerry Seinfeld is in no mood for a reboot of his show. When asked about the possibility of the sitcom returning to television, Jerry Seinfeld had some words to share with “Extra”.
He said “I cannot imagine that.” Talking about a spin-off revolving around George or Elaine, the comedian explained, “I always explain to people the characters are created by the writing staff, and without the writing staff, you don’t have that person.”
The closest the series has ever come to a reunion was in co-creator Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, an HBO comedy television series where David plays a fictionalised version of himself. The show follows his retired life as a writer and TV producer in LA, after the success of Seinfeld.
The final episodes of season 7 followed a fictional Seinfeld reunion, and included all the members of the original cast — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards.
TBBT co-creator Chuck Lorre, too, has no plans of renewing the show any further. The end we’ve seen is surely the end of the series. But if a reboot is in the works, we’d love to see one for both.
Here’s a question – If The Big Bang Theory vs Seinfeld fight for a reboot is happening, which one would you want to see? Tell us in the comments.