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 (184 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Sheldon Cooper (184 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Penny (183 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Howard Wolowitz (183 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Raj Koothrappali (183 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (107 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

In the original unaired pilot, the theme song of the show was "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby. However, later on a short MIDI rendition of the song is used as Howard's ringtone in S2E8 "The Lizard-Spock Expansion". See more »

Goofs

In one episode, Sheldon states that pets are banned under the roommate agreement, but in another he adopts 25 cats. However, it's regularly shown that Sheldon uses the roommate agreement for his own advantage, often unaware or completely ignoring how it affects Leonard. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line when Sheldon knocks on Penny's door]
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
[Knock-knock-knock]
Sheldon: Penny!
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Sheldon: Penny!
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.35 (2013) See more »

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History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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Guilty Pleasure
16 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This show is definitely one of my guilty pleasures! Tuesdays are spent anxiously awaiting its posting on iTunes so I can download it, as I live in Canada & don't have cable. TBBT is a trip down memory lane for me, as it IS my high school experience (20+ years ago, I was a smarter Penny). I love the characters, especially Leonard who is adorable, and the smarmy yet surprisingly charming Wolowitz. It has the feel of "Frasier Goes To College". I do agree though that they should lose the laugh track - annoying, but not enough to make me stop watching. BTW, very smart of CBS to originally have offered the pilot as a free download or I would never have given it a look. Now I'm an addict!


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