... where I'm joined by Rotten Tomatoes editor Sarah Ricard and musician Danger Van Gorder from the band Countless Thousands. Our first order of business on the show, as it will be in this column, is to talk about the single most inexplicable success story on television today.
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Who are you people? The people watching The Big Bang Theory, I mean. Show yourselves. The world demands explanation. I mean that, too. In every way, shape, and form, this is the Justin Bieber of television shows. It's massively popular, the highest-rated comedy on television, in fact. That means a lot of us are watching it, but go ask 10 of your friends if they do and see how many admissions of guilt you get. It's not going to be a huge number, and not just because huge numbers aren't really possible if you're only asking 10 people.
That's exactly how it should be, though. This is not fandom you should take pride in.