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 (160 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Sheldon Cooper (160 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Penny (159 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Howard Wolowitz (159 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Raj Koothrappali (159 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (89 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (83 episodes, 2010-2014)
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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

Recurring guest Mayim Bialik is the only cast member to have a PhD. In 2008, she completed her neuroscience studies. See more »

Goofs

Whenever anyone is using the stairs in the apartment, it is obvious that each floor is the same set, slightly redecorated. This can be most easily seen in the distinctive marks on the lamps that are next to each apartment doors (especially the one on the left.) See more »

Quotes

[repeated line when Sheldon knocks on Penny's door]
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
[Knock-knock-knock]
Sheldon: Penny!
[Knock-knock-knock]
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 »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Day the Mirth Stood Still (2011) See more »

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History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the opening titles
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A Winner in the Classic CBS Tradition
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The network that produced such classic sitcoms in the past as "All in the Family" and "The Munsters" does it again with "The Big Bang Theory," a tremendous success for Chuck Lorre following his drastic failure with "Dharma & Greg".

"BBT" follows the witty and sarcasm-soaked misadventures of Leonard and Sheldon, two socially awkward scientists thrust full-force into standard sitcom story lines-- themes of rejection, friendship, and pride, among others. The important thing is, the standard sitcom story lines feel new for the first time in decades, mainly because the mile-a-minute dialogue now comes with gloriously incomprehensible techno-babble and high-level jargon that could send Kissinger screaming from a room.

It comes down to essentially this. Spot-on writers and directors handle a spot-on cast in spot-on situations. Those of you who are turned off of shows by audience laughter, it adds a much-needed level of reality to this surreally present crowd-pleaser. And when the Writers' Strike ends (still happening as this is being written), fans of great comedy should look forward to much more from this high-potential hit.

Because it all started with the Big Bang.


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