The Big Bang Theory

TV Show • 2007  

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The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.
This tv show contains 44 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Not graphically but women are harrassed constantly, including married women
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Diamond999
I'm not sure if it counts, but at the end of the series Leonard does forgive his mom who emotionally abused him
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Multiple relationships have a “large” age gap per say. However, nothing is downright disgusting. It is all still reasonable. I don’t believe there is anything over 15 years.
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Abandonment
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sarahtollemache
***SPOILER***
One of the characters is abandoned by his dad in childhood and it is brought up a number of times throughout the show, including finding out that he passed away later in the show and learning about a half-brother from his estranged and recently deceased father…
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Abuse
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momonowa
Leonard has an emotionally neglectful mother and describes events and feelings from his childhood. Howard has an emotionally incestuous relationship with his mother.
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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cha0ticneutralsystem
The boys constantly stalk and prey on women though it’s seen as a joke instead of levitate harassment because they are nerds. They give off “nice guy” energy in a bad way
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Is there domestic violence?
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As above, Sheldon Cooper is constantly laughed at and tricked and gaslighted by his friends.
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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sarahtollemache
Leonard is emotionally abused by his mother
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Emmaliciouss
Technically yes, but it's just a made up funny story nothings showm
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Aryn
S1E8: Penny purposely gives Sheldon alcoholic drinks when he asks for non-alcoholic.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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sarahtollemache
I don’t think they’re ever specifically beaten up on the show but they are bullied and talk about being beaten up by bullies when they were younger… There are multiple scenes where they are threatened or emotionally/ verbally bullied…
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cha0ticneutralsystem
The boys prey on women and often time sexually harassed them, a notable example being Raj making sexual jokes toward Bernadette who is married and when she mentions she is uncomfortable he keeps going. The boys are often shown as the victims in the situation even though they are continually harassing women or when the women actually stand up for themselves they are forced to apologise.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Penny dislocated her shoulder after slipping in the shower. Her arm looks completely normal, and she just holds it like it's hurt. (I can't remember which episode it was, sorry!)
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Autienaut
In season 1 Leonard has a panic attack whilst imaging life with penny
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Season 9 episode 15. The sentence "I'd like to hang myself from this tree."

Season 11 Finale, Amy's dad mimicks hanging himself because of his overbearing wife.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Emmaliciouss
It's not gorey but yes
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Autienaut
At some point sheldon is electrocuted by a safety system and whilst it isn’t a seizure it does look like one
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Emmaliciouss
It's not shown but used as comedy (pulled muscles) and similar things
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Emmaliciouss
It's not shown
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Ven
there's a pretty gross pink eye episode
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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8
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Emmaliciouss
Penny has a history of underage sexual behaviour
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Sheldon and Amy are autistic coded, Jim parsons even mentions that he researched autism (specifically Asperger’s which is outdated and offensive) to play Sheldon
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
S3 E15 ("The Large Hadron Collision"): Near the end of the episode, there are multiple instances of multiple characters vomiting. Off-screen, but very graphic audio.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
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-Season 1 Episode 16
-Season 2 Episode 9
-Season 4 Episode 14 & 23
-Season 5 Episode 18
-Season 6 Episode 22
-Season 7 Episode 6
-Season 8 Episode 9
-Season 12 Episode 9
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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3
Does someone self harm?
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Sheldon is the stereotype of savant autistic who is smart but socially inept and often gets away with some really fucked up things because he is quirky. To clarify I don’t think he is actually canonically autistic but coded to resemble autistic people. The actor even said he “studied Asperger’s”, which means the actor isn’t autistic and he used an outdated, antisemetic and ableist model of autism to base his character on and based it around “high functioning” models. Sheldon is also shown to be extremely bigoted, much like the rest of the boys and depicted at asexual and a romantic which is a trope used to infantilise and desexualize autistic people
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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1
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Emmaliciouss
It's not a big part of the show or specifically diagnosed but Amy does experience insecurities
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sarahtollemache
S2
 E11
They don’t say “I’ll kill myself” but there is a very specific reference to suicide around the holiday period (Thanksgiving/ Christmas/ New Years) which can be very triggering for people who have been affected by that…
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Sheldon Cooper, who is not named as autistic but who definitely has ASD, is constantly abused and laughed at by his friends and multiple other characters and described as insane and treated as if he is a terrible person.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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4
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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5
Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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4
Does a pregnant person die?
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4
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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0
Does the black guy die first?
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4
Are there homophobic slurs?
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4
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Anonymous
A lot of antisemitism with the Jewish character Howard
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Notably there is an entire repeating thing where they consistently misgender trans people and call trans women and femmes men, one of the only visible trans people in the show is the neighbour Louie/Louise who is a big black muscular masculine looking person with a deep voice wearing feminine things that is made fun of their appearance being the joke and the terminology being inconsistent so we don’t actually know if they are a trans woman or a crossdresser, specifically being referred to as a “200lb transvestite with a skin condition” and mentioning their new neighbour is better who is a pretty presumably vis woman, jokes about characters having ovaries or being women when they are being sensitive, one joke about how Stuart says that penny moaning the wrong name during intercourse is better than hearing “you know I’m a dude right”, Leonard mentions being robbed by a “pre-op transsexual” when talking about bad dates he’s been on, which is also weird that he’s depicted as a fuckboy or sleazy and that only someone like him would actually sleep with a trans body, Raj makes a joke how a woman doesn’t have an adams apple so she has to have been “female her entire life” (which isn’t even true as women of any gender or sex can have an adams apple based on hormones/lack of hormones they had in their body during puberty and hormones/lack of hormones they have now)
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Specifically towards Sheldon and Amy who are autistic coded. “Crazy” and “insane” and “psycho” are also used. A trans woman or possibly crossdresser (it’s never clarified) calls Sheldon crazy and a laugh track happens, the joke being that the person who is crossdressing ironically doesn’t realise that they are crazy or look crazy, which is a double whammy, ableism and transphobia
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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silencesilence
Sheldon is strongly hinted to be asexual. His friends make fun of the way he doesn't understand sex.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Penny is repeatedly sexualised throughout the show
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cha0ticneutralsystem
Post-sex shirtlessness but no genitals or boobs that I can remember
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
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3
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1
Howard mentions having lost his virginity to his second cousin in multiple episodes
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Sexism
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3
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Spoiler
Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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1
Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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3
Does someone drown?
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3
Is there gun violence?
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2