The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
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The Nerdvana Annihilation 

Penny gets mad at the guys when their full scale model of a time machine causes her to miss work, which prompts Leonard to give up all of his nerd memorabilia.



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Leonard buys a replica time machine online. As the boys move it into the apartment they accidentally make Penny late for work causing her to lash out at Leonard for his nerdy ways. Upset, Leonard decides to get rid of all his 'nerdmabelia' and the guys try to convince him not to. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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28 April 2008 (USA)  »

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When Sheldon mentions alternatives to selling Leonard's comic book collection in order to raise money he mentions selling his blood or semen. In the pilot episode Sheldon and Leonard are actually visiting a sperm donor clinic. See more »


During Leonard's "dream" how things could change between him and Penny with the time machine, he leaves out the interaction between Sheldon and Raj. See more »


[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Well, this sandwich is an unmitigated disaster. I asked for turkey and roast beef with lettuce and Swiss cheese on whole wheat.
Raj Koothrappali: What did they give you?
Sheldon Cooper: Turkey and roast beef with Swiss cheese and lettuce on whole wheat.
[Raj and Wolowitz just look at Sheldon, dumbfounded]
Sheldon Cooper: It's the right ingredients, but in the wrong order. In a proper sandwich, the cheese is adjacent to the bread to create a moisture barrier against the lettuce. They might as well have dragged this thing through a ...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more »


References Vertigo (1958) See more »


The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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One Of The Last Good Episodes
29 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode represents how good the show could be if it maintained the original concept of a hapless Leonard hoping for a romantic relationship with Penny.

The strong points are how a smart guy failed to understand what he was buying on EBAY. Second, Penny issues a tongue lashing about the total nerd world created by the guys.

However, a fore-warning of things to come reared its head when Penny back-tracked on her blow-up and gave Leonard hope for a future with Penny.

Eventually, the show's writers decided to make Penny and Leonard a couple, which led to the totally unfunny show it has become.

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