Big Bang Revisited

The text movement in The Big Bang Theory is essential to the overall theme of the show. The opening sequence is especially indicative of this as the first portion of text moves as a historical timeline. This timeline, along with the theme song, explains in a funny, happy-go-lucky way how the earth has evolved to the current time of the show. There are a couple texts within the opening images that should be noted as well. The Declaration of Independence, a Hollywood sign, and an E=MC2 can all be seen flying by. These texts appear to be moving at extremely fast speeds as the song and timeline also increase speed. Next, the sequence ends with the title of the show finally “exploding” off the screen much like a “big bang” would. The title dissolves into the creators names which are written in a simple type font against a black background.

You can watch the opening sequence via the video posted below.

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