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The Big Bang Theory 

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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Series cast summary:
 Leonard Hofstadter (214 episodes, 2006-2016)
 Sheldon Cooper (214 episodes, 2006-2016)
 Penny / ... (213 episodes, 2007-2016)
 Howard Wolowitz (213 episodes, 2007-2016)
 Raj Koothrappali (213 episodes, 2007-2016)
 Bernadette Rostenkowski (143 episodes, 2009-2016)
 Amy Farrah Fowler (137 episodes, 2010-2016)


Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Cal Tech 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 Cal Tech 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 women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress 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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In tribute to Carol Ann Susi, who plays Howard's mom, who recently passed, a small picture of her is on the side if Sheldon and Leonard's fridge. It is a small square that can be seen in episodes after her death. The picture is so small that it can not be recognized; however in the behind the scenes DVD feature it is mentioned that it is her. See more »


In one of the episodes Sheldon mentions the Male Indian Peafowl as the "Male Peacock". That is a common mistake people make. The correct name for the bird is Indian Peafowl. The male is the Peacock and the female is the Peahen. See more »


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Penny: Holy crap on a cracker.
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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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History of Everything (Instrumental)
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Very funny show
2 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the show to be very funny. The laugh track needs to go though. I was afraid that the girl would be portrayed as a really stereotypical dumb blonde. I was glad to see that she is not. Granted she isn't a nerd genius like the rest of the characters, but she is just your average person. There is a lot of subtle humor mixed in with the obvious jokes. Good show and I hope it lasts as there are very few comedies on Television now that can actually make me laugh.

Before 100 people insult my taste, humor is subjective. If you can identify with the subject matter, it is funny to you. If you can't, it isn't. Having worked in Information Technology for over 25 years, I can see a lot of myself and my friends in Sheldon and Leonard.

By the way, if you are my age, you may get the nod to one of the greats of TV comedy in the lead characters first names.

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