TV series are fond ofcomical allusions to thelactose intoleranceThis is an inexhaustible source of situational comedy in everyday - and embarrassing - scenes.
Leonard Hofstadter (played by Johnny Galecki), the hypochondriac character from the American sitcom The Big Bang Theorycreated by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady (broadcast from 2007), is lactose intolerant (as well as being short-sighted as a mole and multi-allergic).
- and his roommate (in the suburbs of Los Angeles) Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons), asocial geek physicistThis is something that the European Commission is not shy to point out, more or less to the point...
... To the point thatan American bloggerIndira Midha, a student at theUniversity of Illinois and lactose intolerant herself*, has dedicated the website https://www.theodysseyonline.com/ (username: midhaind), an entire web page on " 10 times when The Big Bang Theory pinpoint what it means to be lactose intolerant " (10 Times " The Big Bang Theory " Nailed What It's Like To Be Lactose Intolerant - " I don't eat it. I just think it's a good idea." ) !
* As an introduction to her humorous page, she testifies: " About a year and a half ago, I discovered that I was lactose intolerant. It's hard to go from: a lifetime of loving cheese and ice cream to: wanting to die if you forget once to tell the housewife not to put cheese in her oven! "
(" About a year-and-a-half ago, I found out that I am lactose intolerant. It's tough to go from loving cheese and ice cream your entire life to wanting to die if you accidentally forget to tell the waitress no cheese in your omelet. Living with lactose intolerance definitely presents its obstacles, even though it isn't the most serious health issue to have." )
A scathing dialogueIn the presence of the charming neighbour (the luscious Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco, who makes Leonard melt)...
PENNY: I'm a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory.
LEONARD: Oh, I love cheesecake!
SHELDON: You're lactose intolerant.
LEONARD: I don't eat it, I just think it's a good idea.
... And jokes that fly: