This is a completely random post, possibly revealing the randomness in me. Nevertheless, I have noticed that TV characters can be very similar despite the difference in target audiences. Now I’m pretty sure that there are other characters from a variety of TV shows that resemble one another, but the example I found to be incredible is Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory and Adrian Monk from Monk.
Here’s a picture of one of each, can you guess who is who?
So here are two images, first from Monk and the second from The Big Bang Theory. I’m not sure if you are familiar with what the shows are about, but if you are, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Adrian Monk and Sheldon Cooper are similar in so many ways that its scary. For example, they both have this thing about constantly staying clean. For Monk, its the obsession of hand wipes, disinfectants, and the need to clean up everything. As for “Dr. Cooper”, the same applies as well. He’s always loaded with disinfectant sprays, multiple napkins, tissues, and so on. I still remember that one episode where he wore long underwear just to avoid the rented tuxedo from touching his skin. Want more proof?
1. They both don’t like change:
There’s pizza night, laundry night, comic book store nigh, thai food night, and a routine of what to do each day of the week. Furthermore, there mustn’t be a change in the restaurant for the weekly take out foods. There’s the one episode when Sheldon Cooper finds out that his food actually came from Goldon Dragon instead of Czechuan Palace. The same applies for Monk. Everything has its place; he did not like the new office arrangement, obsessed with the way things are used to.
2. Need to stay super clean:
This was already mentioned above
3. Have so called “needs” that cannot be interfered with:
This made me laugh when I first read it. I found this on Yahoo! Answers, but I just gotta share it.
This is sooooo true! They both have their little habits and their worlds would totally clash if they met up with one another.
Now, I’m pretty sure that this same analogy can be applied to many other characters. Is it possible to say that TV is cyclical and we’re just being introduced something new, which is really just a remake of another show a few years back? Possibly…yeah, let’s go with that.