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The Big Bang Theory 

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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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Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady
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Bernadette and Penny travel to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention. Back home, Amy and the guys experiment on the Wolowitz children when Sheldon finds a book on it.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kaley Cuoco ...  Penny / ... 279 episodes, 2007-2019
Johnny Galecki ...  Leonard Hofstadter / ... 277 episodes, 2006-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper / ... 277 episodes, 2006-2019
Simon Helberg ...  Howard Wolowitz / ... 276 episodes, 2007-2019
Kunal Nayyar ...  Raj Koothrappali / ... 276 episodes, 2007-2019
Melissa Rauch ...  Bernadette Rostenkowski / ... 206 episodes, 2009-2019
Mayim Bialik ...  Amy Farrah Fowler / ... 200 episodes, 2010-2019
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Storyline

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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When beauty meets the brains. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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TBBT See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Season one is the shortest season, with only seventeen episodes. See more »

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Sometimes there's a fire alarm and emergency instructions notice next to the elevator and sometimes there isn't. See more »

Quotes

Penny: Look, Sheldon's hugging me!
Leonard Hofstadter: It's a Saturnalia miracle!
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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 »

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User Reviews

 
hilarious
8 May 2008 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

I love this show and think it's one of the best new shows on television. It expands upon the "boy meets girl" theme. The show features a bunch of ultra-geeky physicists who share an apartment. They are brilliant in the laboratory but totally inept outside of it. In moves gorgeous girl Penny across the hall, and she starts showing them what "real life" is all about. I think everything about this show is first-rate, from the writing and performances to the final cut. I hope this one stays around for a while. It certainly has potential. It is worth it just to watch Kaley Cuoco in it. She acts as good as she looks in it.

*** out of ****


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