The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

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 Leonard Hofstadter (187 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Sheldon Cooper (187 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Penny (186 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Howard Wolowitz (186 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Raj Koothrappali (186 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (116 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (110 episodes, 2010-2015)
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Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Caltech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their Caltech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with popular women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress originally from Omaha, moves into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny to be his girlfriend. Written by Huggo

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When beauty meets the brains. See more »

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Trivia

The two main characters (Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter) are named after late television producer Sheldon Leonard. See more »

Goofs

The dead bolt on Penny's apartment door is clearly in the lock position in one scene, yet she opens the door without unlocking it. See more »

Quotes

Penny: Look, Sheldon's hugging me!
Leonard Hofstadter: It's a Saturnalia miracle!
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Crazy Credits

One of the final cards to appear in the credit sequence is the vanity card for Chuck Lorre Productions. In keeping with his practice on "Dharma and Greg" and "Two and a Half Men", there is a different message on the card each week, written by Chuck Lorre himself. See more »

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Referenced in True Blood: Bad Blood (2010) See more »

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History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
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Excellent sit-com by the brilliant Chuck Lorre
8 October 2007 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Definitely slated to be the best sitcom of this season, this is a creative and funny show. Two geeks have a beautiful girl (Penny) move to the apartment next door. The two geeks have two friends that are even geekier. Here is the many ways in which this show excels: the geeks are lovable and funny and human, not pathetic, you feel for them, the neighbor girl is a very sweet girl, and for once the characters are educated and thoughtful, not the usual "dumb" people we see on TV. The dynamics and the dialog between the four friends is fast paced, funny and rich with detailed observations. This is a comedy by Chuck Lorre, the guy who has created Dharma (from Dharma & Greg) so I am fully expecting Penny's character to bloom into far more than what meets the eye. The four male leads establish their personalities in the pilot with such ease that it's clear we are watching a very well written and well acted show. Kudos to the whole cast and the writers. I hope this funny, smart show stays around. We need a comedy with wit and heart, and for a change - lovable geeky brains too.


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