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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Penny struggles with Leonard's confession that he kissed another girl as they prepare to get married in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Sheldon doesn't know what to do after Amy pushes pause on ...


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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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Storyline

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

With the exception of the pilot, every show name follows the same format as the show's title, that being the name of a scientific episode or theory. 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 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 The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
CBS, please keep this on the air!!!!
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When my boyfriend tuned into the premiere I thought the show was going to be stupid. I was so surprised. This is the first TV show to really showcase nerds with pretty much dead on accuracy. This has a sparkling cast (Jim Parsons is the new and improved David Hyde Pierce) and fantastic humor that ranges from light slapstick to seriously quick wit. This show is a great love letter to nerds, and as such any nerd should give this a try. With a bunch of new (and very lame) shows debuting, it's good to see something worth watching! This premise isn't exactly new but the execution is nothing short of brilliant. Give it a shot!!


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