Rajesh Koothrappali

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  • Big Bang Theory Stereotypes

    The Big Bang Theory: A View on the Modern “Nerdist” The Big Bang Theory is an extremely successful sitcom that airs Monday nights on CBS. It involves love, drama, comedy and many other elements into a single format. Some of the main characters are Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Rajesh, Bernadette, and Amy. One of the reasons I am researching The Big Bang Theory or “TBBT” is because it is one of the most watched, successful, and highest rated sitcoms of all time. According to Winston, as of 2014, “TBBT” had over 20 million viewers in the United States (290). My goal in this paper is to discuss the repeated behaviors of the characters, the stereotypes that are reinforced through the program, how these behaviors and stereotypes effect viewers,…

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  • Stereotypes Of Gender Roles Essay

    For example, the males in The Big Bang Theory are all scientists. Leonard Hofstadter is an experimental physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, Sheldon Cooper works as a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Howard Wolowitz works as an aerospace engineer and former NASA astronaut at Caltech in Pasadena, and Raj Koothrappali is an Indian-born astrophysicist who lives in Pasadena and works at Caltech. Unfortunately, one of the main women characters in The Big Bang Theory is another story. Penny is a…

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  • The Big Bang Theory Gender Analysis

    living room roaring. We loved how awkward Sheldon was and how Leonard was always chasing pretty Penny. It was not until recently that I have noticed how misogyny is portrayed throughout the show. As I watch the episodes back I still laugh: however, I cannot help but to realize how the women, in particular Penny and Amy, are characterized throughout each episode. For those who are not familiar, The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. Aired on CBS, this…

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  • Sheldon Cooper: The Big Bang Theory

    Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Cooper, or Shelly as his friends and family sometimes refer to him as, is a character on the television series The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper is a senior theoretical physicist at CalTech where he works with his roommate, Leonard Hofstadter. Sheldon has many things that seems odd about him. Some of the things that are a little different that he does is that he must knock 3 times of his neighbor Penny’s door. He does not quite understand sarcasm when it is spoken to…

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  • How To Become A Canadian Citizen Analysis

    having the knowledge that there is a stereotype against them can lead individuals to actually perform worse on the task than they otherwise would (News Services, 2003, p.1). Stereotypes may also contribute to the self-fulfilling prophecy. Robert Merton explains the prophecy as, “in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true” (Merton 1948, p.195). Since there is a false characterization of marginalized groups,…

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