Creator Chuck Lorre Once Wrote “When I Was A Little Boy In Hebrew School,
The Rabbis Regularly Told Us We Were The Chosen People”
The Big Bang Theory is currently the highest rated sitcom on television. Millions of Americans tune into watch the CBS series about four middle aged scientists and their awkward social lives.
The show was created by Jewish writer Chuck Lorre and explores many Jewish themes and topics.
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) , the two main characters on the show are actually named after famous Jewish actor Sheldon Leonard. (Sheldon Leonard was the producer of The Andy Griffith Show and the Dick Van Dyke Show)
However, Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) is the most openly Jewish character on the show. Nearly every episode includes a joke or a reference to Howard’s Jewish background. Howard works as an aerospace engineer, has an interest in comic books, and commonly talks about sex.
In a 2009 interview with GeekHeeb, Chuck Lorre admitted that he based Wolowitz character on himself and his experiences.
Lorre, born Chaim Levine, has expressed pride in his Jewish roots. In February of 2011, he visited Israel and wrote “when I was a little boy in Hebrew school, the rabbis regularly told us we were the chosen people”.
In the third season of The Big Bang Theory, Howard starts dating Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), a blonde Polish Catholic girl. However, Bernadette largely resents her Catholic background. She claims she is not good at lying because the Catholic school she attended “whipped the lying out of you”.
Bernadette’s father is portrayed as a Catholic Conservative bigot. Bernadette gives Howard a list of things not to mention around her dad which include “foreign people”, “homosexuals”, “Vatican II”, “gun control”, “recycling”, and “Jews”.
She also resents growing up in a big Catholic family because was expected to help take care of her siblings. She doesn’t like children and tells Howard she is unwilling to give up her career to become a mother.
The Big Bang Theory is clearly part of the larger Jewish effort to convince American women they should focus on their career and social life instead of having a family.
This article is part seven of the “Television: Jewish Propaganda?” series:
Introduction: Television: Jewish Propaganda?
NBC: Jewish Propaganda?
CBS: Jewish Propaganda?
ABC: Jewish Propaganda?
Sex and the City: Jewish Propaganda?
House: Jewish Propaganda?
Modern Family: Jewish Propaganda?
Big Bang Theory: Jewish Propaganda?
Mad Men: Jewish Propaganda?
Jon Stewart: The Jew Behind The Daily Show (& Colbert)
Matt Stone: The Jew Behind South Park