Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Big Bang Theory is fun but has a fair amount of sexual innuendo (hints about sex acts, people in their underwear or in bed together), and lots of stereotyping (mainly about "geeky men" and "dumb blondes"). Frequent strong vocabulary ("bitch," "crap," "bastard," "hell") is mixed in with lots of jargon that science fans will enjoy. There are a lot of pop culture references, ranging from Snoopy to Star Trek, and lots of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Characters occasionally drink and smoke.
Some strong sexual innuendo, including subtle or geeky references to sex acts. Characters are shown in their underwear or in bed together. Some episodes revolve around a character trying to get the other one to have sex.
Contains occasional arguments. There are some comical references to physical violence, but actual confrontations are never shown. Bullying is discussed.
"Bitch," "bastard," "hell," "damn," "crap" infrequently.
Highlights positive friendships and the value of intelligence, but much of the humor revolves around stereotypical representations of science geniuses and pretty women.
Lots of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Penny works at the Cheesecake Factory; constant references are made to sci-fi shows, comics, and superheroes.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Occasional drinking (beer, wine, cocktails) and, on rare occasion, smoking cigarettes.