The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The Paintball Scattering 

Penny and Leonard organize a paintball game, which results in mayhem when Sheldon becomes jealous of Amy. Raj catches Anu with her ex-boyfriend. Stuart doesn't want to move in with Denise.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Joshua Malina ... President Siebert
Lauren Lapkus ... Denise
Rati Gupta ... Anu
Hira Ambrosino ... Cynthia
Hugh Kennedy ... Chad


The generally positive reviews to Amy and Sheldon's paper on Super Asymmetry leads to a plethora of interview requests, which President Siebert wants Amy to handle in Sheldon not really presenting himself well when it comes to dealing with people. President Siebert is able to convince Sheldon and Amy to this fact. But when the first interview results in a headline that places Amy in the spotlight and Sheldon in the back seat when it comes to the work - the headline no fault of Amy's - Sheldon may have issue not only with Amy handling all the interviews but with Amy herself. Meanwhile, Raj has just helped Anu install a doorbell camera at her place. Keeping a copy of the app on his phone, Raj sees a man who he doesn't know at Anu's doorstep, he with who she seems just a little too "familiar" for Raj's liking. Raj has to decide what to do with this information which amounts to he spying on her. And Denise asks Stuart to move in with her, his reaction being a little less positive than she... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

3 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The first review of Sheldon and Amy's paper that Amy read was from "Dr. Saltzberg at UCLA." Dr. David Saltsberg is the real life physicist that ensures the science, and science jokes, on the show are accurate. He often hides answers to his students' quizzes and tests around the set of the show. See more »


Stuart Bloom: I didn't know your roommate was moving out.
Denise: Yeah. I've been looking for a new one, but... so far no luck.
Penny Hofstadter: [pointedly] You hear that? She needs a rommmate.
Denise: What do you think, Stuart?
Stuart Bloom: [mumbling] Uh, i-i-it, uh... flight.
[leaving as fast as he can]
Stuart Bloom: Flight.
Penny Hofstadter: [to Leonard] That was hard to watch.
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References Inside Out (2015) See more »


History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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and still she soldiers on..
5 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Big Bang Theory

Almost a cultural hub and a dream project for the nerd and movie goers out there, The Big Bang Theory lift off from the first episode in '07 possibly breaking many records on broadcasting and awards shows; this is another one of Chuck Lorre's production as it too resembles with the others on its hardcore and counter argumentative humor. And unlike others, its witty and sharp humor doesn't walk on 'mundane sitcom rituals' which they carried off till the mid series quite nicely after which the plot grew thin and the humor got petty and childish to a point where the viewers have started to feel like a homework that doesn't end.

On performance level, Parsons is never reliable on his co-stars, he is literally a one man army and the reason behind it is not that he is given the range and content to flaunt his skills but even when the writing goes frizzy in its latter season, he delivers unflinchingly. On the other hand, Galecki is convincing throughout the series along with Helberg supporting him decently. The narrative that was once fluid, gripping and thought-provoking has now turned into this misconceived mixture of rotted out ideas, that ought not to draw even a chuckle, let alone be intriguing enough to keep the audience tangled in these undercooked characters' mundane life.

Another main reason, why the ideas narrowed down as it aged on screen was because of too many lead actors sharing the screen and the writers being restricted on offering and dividing the work or humor to each and everyone resulting into low quality of the final product. Even though the series have somehow found itself in the 12th season it still hasn't offered much on character development (their work on Sheldon is appreciative but not worth the effort).

Season 12

With an attempt of attaining a closure to a higher ideal, the last season is sculpted to justify and culminate the entire series and as much as the hopes are higher, the maturity on writing is equally lower where the offered final product is of a daily soap quality.

The Paintball Scattering

This is a poor example of writing, plotting out a theme to bicker about and stage a rendezvous for an entire cast to complain on a larger scale, frankly none of these fight either brings out sincerity or humor on the table.

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