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Bitcoin will be featured on another television series, The Big Bang Theory, airing this Thursday on November 30, 2017. In fact, the entire episode will be based on a bitcoin storyline as the cast finds a laptop with a cache of valuable cryptocurrency.
The Bitcoin Entanglement
The Big Bang Theory is a popular American television sitcom that’s featured on the network CBS. The show revolves around a group of geeky characters who reside in Pasadena, California. The Big Bang Theory (BBT) has become a top-rated broadcast filled with engineering jokes, comic book collections, and quirky memorabilia. The show is currently airing its 11th season, and this coming Thursday’s show will be called “The Bitcoin Entanglement.”
Purchasing a Tiger
During the episode, the BBT cast finds a laptop that belongs to Penny’s ex-boyfriend Zack that contains bitcoins. In the show, Howard exclaims, “I can’t believe a single bitcoin is worth $5,000 dollars,” to which Leonard replies, “Didn’t we mine some a few years ago?” After the discovery, the cast envisions spending the bitcoins on lavish items. For instance, Raj details to Leonard he’d like to purchase “a tiger” with his share of the money. However, Sheldon decides to mess with the gang after they choose to remove him from the investment split.
Following this, Howard opens up the wallet on the laptop and Leonard asks, “How much is in there?” “It’s empty,” Howard explains. Meanwhile, the mischievous Sheldon seems to have an inclination to where the funds are stored.
12.6 Million Viewers Will See a Humorous Television Broadcast Filled With Bitcoin Anecdotes
It’s safe to say that bitcoiners are excited to see their favorite cryptocurrency on a well-known televised sitcom. The BBT seasons have seen exponential ratings rises since the last season by capturing a 2.6 rating for adults between the ages of 18-49. This means that at 8pm EDT this coming Thursday over 12.6 million viewers will hear about bitcoin, mining, and wallets in a comedic fashion.
Furthermore, as bitcoin has gained in popularity, the decentralized currency has been featured on many television broadcasts over the years. This includes shows like The Good Wife, Mr. Robot, The Simpsons, and even on Jeopardy. The Big Bang Theory’s upcoming show was also filmed a while back when bitcoin was averaging $5K per BTC. Now bitcoin has almost doubled that in the last month at $9,000 per BTC, and a whopping $150B market cap. This week’s BBT episode is sure to bring more attention towards the ‘Internet of Money’ alongside a touch of laughter.
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