Live Poll: Face-Off: Friends vs. The Big Bang Theory

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These two popular TV Series are comparable. They are both about a close group of friends, having fun, sharing ups and downs and experiencing some life events together. In both Series some of the friends are living across one another in the same apartment building.
Which of these two TV Series is your favorite?

My list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027769072/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/aS6vQoiDV3c/
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Friends.
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I've always thought How I Met Your Mother was the closest show to Friends, I don't mean in quality but in the format, the concept, the style (group of friends in late 20's/early 30's, couples within the group, a romantic arc structuring the show, a womanizer with a catchphrase...) you could tell the show came at the right moment to fill the void left by the much superior (and original) Friends.

Your comparaison with The Big Bang Theory is valid but maybe I would call it a "nerd" version of Friends.
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Would it make sense to include all three series? I'm asking anyone, including Hoekkie of course, for feedback. I only know one of the shows well so I'm not sure.
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Ruby,

I would recommend against including all three series. I believe it would make the poll more confusing.

TV critics at the time considered Friends (1994–2004) to be an updated version of Seinfeld (1989–1998) and How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) to be an updated version of Friends.
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I also think I shouldn’t add How I Met Your Mother. I think Friends and the Big Bang are by far more popular. And I think Friends and Big Bang are more comparable because they also have some drama in the Series. I don’t know How I Met Your Mother very well, but it seems to me that this Series is all about laughing, jokes and silly situations (absurdity).
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Oh, hey Hoekkie, could you add double quote marks around the series' titles in the title of the list? Thank you!

"Friends" vs. "The Big Bang Theory"
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Thanks! Done.
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Thank you
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When you're a science academic in real life, Big Bang Theory just isn't funny. I can't relate to the show or the characters at all and I basically live it for real.

I've also always had a particular disliking for the anti-intellectual undertones. Big Bang Theory isn't a show for nerds to laugh at; it's a show for people to laugh at nerds. (Though some would argue it started out the former way in its first season)
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Oh. My. God. It works!
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How!?
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They're all listed here. You can save each image and upload them here.

https://www.imdb.com/activity/help/de...

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AMAZING!!!
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Even easier, you can copy and paste the images from
https://www.imdb.com/activity/help/descriptionmarkup



The emoticon images are originally from
http://www.planetsmilies.com/

Happy smiley 64

There are a lot more emoticons there.
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Why have we not discovered this until now?! 
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Jessica,

I've known about this link for a long time, but wrongly thought it was deleted when the IMDb Message Boards were removed. Thanks again to Act I for providing the link.

I've added the links to:
FAQ: Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index

By the way, with great power comes great responsibility.
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3 years ago I would have said Big Bang Theory, but since the characters have progressed so much they have become dull people. 

Friends doesn't change so every episode is as enjoyable as the last.
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