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, 2006-2015)
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 Sheldon Cooper (184 episodes, 2006-2015)
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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

Out of the main male cast-members, Howard is the only one who hasn't seen Penny naked in person; despite being the first to flirt with her. See more »

Goofs

The front doors of the apartment building are even with Penny's apartment door, meaning her apartment - and those above and below - hangs out in space over the front sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line when someone accuses Sheldon of being crazy]
Sheldon: I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested!
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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 Hour: Episode #7.73 (2011) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental)
Composed by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the end credits
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Terrible. Really the most overrated show in the history of Television
14 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Which is saying something but for this trainwreck it's well deserved. The casting is awful but what kills this show is the writing, and more importantly, the character development. The characters would be annoying if the show was funny but with this drivel the annoyance is unbearable. With all the accolades the show has received I've tried on several occasions to watch and grasp at anything that would make me want to watch it again and it's been an epic fail. Minute after minute of laugh tracks for lines that have absolutely zero comedic value. It's sad when a show this bad gets such credit for being good. When it so clearly is not.


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