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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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Series cast summary:
...  Leonard Hofstadter 256 episodes, 2006-2018
...  Sheldon Cooper 256 episodes, 2006-2018
...  Penny / ... 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Howard Wolowitz 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Raj Koothrappali 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Bernadette Rostenkowski 185 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Amy Farrah Fowler 179 episodes, 2010-2018
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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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Trivia

The character Howard Wolowitz, played by Simon Helberg, is named after someone the creator of the show worked with at a computer company. See more »

Goofs

There are several chronological errors in the pictorial time-line shown during the musical title sequence. For example, the Moai of Easter Island are shown as "BC" and the Giza Pyramids follow the Chichen Itza 'El Castillo'. See more »

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[repeated line]
Penny: Holy crap on a cracker.
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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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History of Everything (Instrumental)
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Started good and lost steam fast
28 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This show was pure gold at first when it was just penny and the boys: when Sheldon was never open to the possibility of a relationship because of his social awkwardness and inability to understand people, when Raj couldn't speak with a girl around, and a hot girl moves in. It was genius and hilarious. The introduction of Bernadette and Amy ruined this show. Their characters are awful and intensely annoying and unfunny. Their introduction also ruined other character's story lines. Sheldon never would've ended up dating a girl the way they wrote him in with Amy. Howard was perfect when he was the overly horny nerd, and him marrying and settling down with Bernadette ruined his character. They couldn't figure out how to keep Raj the silent character so they made him talk to girls and even date as well. Which was pathetic writing. Making Penny fit in with all of them ended up removing the hot, dumb blonde girl around nerds effect that made the show great to begin with. Now, Penny doesn't stand out as the hot girl against the nerds because they stopped writing her like that and just made it more like Friends instead of the clashing personalities dynamic that made this show good.


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