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I think the greatest similarity between That's 70 Show and TBBT is in the characters of Fez and Raj. When I first watched TBBT I thought Raj was too much like Fez. An awkward foreign guy, whishing for a girl but not good with them, meterosexual with gay jokes made about him and a bromamce with his friend... Fez is more childish and has this love for candy and is not a genious but still, that bothered me. 

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I'm hurting no one; I'm not blowing things up, or stealing children. I'm doing this because I "see evidence." I'm doing this because it's fun. I've read all my books, played all my games, learned the piano. I'm just trying to pass the time.

6 hours ago, bfm said:

I think the greatest similarity between That's 70 Show and TBBT is in the characters of Fez and Raj. When I first watched TBBT I thought Raj was too much like Fez. An awkward foreign guy, whishing for a girl but not good with them, meterosexual with gay jokes made about him and a bromamce with his friend... Fez is more childish and has this love for candy and is not a genious but still, that bothered me. 

True. But that doesn't bother me as much as when the Harper brothers pretended to be a gay couple. I mean...they're brothers. Ick.

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9 minutes ago, Kimberly Rose said:

I'm hurting no one; I'm not blowing things up, or stealing children. I'm doing this because I "see evidence." I'm doing this because it's fun. I've read all my books, played all my games, learned the piano. I'm just trying to pass the time.

Nope, you are not hurting anyone, neither is anyone replying to you, refuting your claims.   If you claim to see connections, there is nothing wrong with that.  However, there is also nothing wrong with pointing out flaws in how you arrived at your claims.    As has been pointed out, there are connections to all shows, as shown by quick read of any page on tvtropes.  

Look, I jokingly made a reference to smoking Rickys in both I Love Lucy and TBBT.  But that means nothing, even though you seem to think it means something.  In I Love Lucy, the smoking Ricky was a human, who was one of the titled stars of the show.  In TBBT, it was a monkey, who wasn't really even smoking (it was CGI'd).  Which means there really isn't any kind of connection.  

Do you require everyone, in both shows, to have different names, for the show not to have a connection?   You recently mentioned how Eric's cousin is named Penny.  Unless you can show that Prady and Lorre specifically named Penny after Eric's cousin, the names are not connected, other than they are the same.  You want a connection, look to West Side Story.  That's nothing more than Romeo and Juliet, set in New York.  Random lines or names or minor plot points are not connections, they are simply coincidences, and have nothing to do with if a show is original or not.  

Now, if you can show the characters consistently reacted the exact same way, to situations, then you could say a show is unoriginal.  The problem is any show after the mid 50s would be unoriginal, if you are using random lines, names or plot points, as you are doing here.   

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