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The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper Wins an Emmy

An Emmy for the first sitcom character with Asperger’s: The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper.: “The 2010 Emmy for lead actor in a comedy went to Jim Parsons, who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, the popular CBS sitcom. (It was the only award for the series.) In 2009, Paul Collins took a close look at Sheldon’s hilarious, geeky, gawky character and argued that although the series never describes him as such, Sheldon is the first sitcom star to have Asperger’s syndrome. The article is reprinted below.  (Via Slate Magazine.)

Some of the more prominent and/or interesting Sheldon Cooper and “Big Bang Theory” sites…

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  1. […] It could be argued that the critique imposed upon scientists in movies and popular culture is society’s way of critically analysing the forms of social control, regulation and normalisation that scientific and technological advances have brought with them (Falzon, 2007). Dr Sheldon Cooper, the socially inept scientist […]

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.



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