We didn’t watch last night’s hilarious “Women go to a comics shop” episode of Big Bang Theory, but Scott Johnson did so we wouldn’t have to, and the results sound quite ghastly:
Meanwhile, the girls finish reading their new comic books, and they agree that comic books are stupid. Bernadette says, “It’s crazy they spend hours arguing about things that don’t even exist.” Then, the girls get in an argument over what the rules are in regards to no one else being able to pick up Thor’s hammer. They decide to read their comic books again to find out.
More wacky hijinks in the link.
Reading the recap, well it’s just a sitcom, but it sounds like a good snapshot of the world circa 1982. And they say this show is pro nerd?
BTW in the above screencap I note that two of the women–the nerdy ones–are wearing their handbags crossbody, a posture normally used when in a position of danger where flight could be necessary. I guess it’s the little touches that add verisimilitude.
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