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3. The Show Is Incredibly Racist . . . Like, Super Racist

From the beginning of the series, Raj Koothrappali has been one of the core foursome of nerds. An Indian physicist who is completely unable to talk to women unless he ties one on, and Raj’s surface and cultural differences are constantly held up as a source of humor. Whether Sheldon is referring to Raj as “the foreigner who tries to understand our culture and fails” or Raj himself is ridiculing India (“I don’t want to go back to India! It’s hot, and it’s loud, and there are so many people! You have no idea — they’re everywhere.”), easy jokes that place Raj as an outsider and clown abound on The Big Bang Theory.


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