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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kaley Cuoco ...  Penny / ... 279 episodes, 2007-2019
Johnny Galecki ...  Leonard Hofstadter 273 episodes, 2006-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper 273 episodes, 2006-2019
Simon Helberg ...  Howard Wolowitz 272 episodes, 2007-2019
Kunal Nayyar ...  Raj Koothrappali 272 episodes, 2007-2019
Melissa Rauch ...  Bernadette Rostenkowski 202 episodes, 2009-2019
Mayim Bialik ...  Amy Farrah Fowler 196 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 »

Also Known As:

TBBT See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In 2017, Sheldon Cooper got his own spin-off series which is a prequel to the sitcom entitled "Young Sheldon". The prequel series follows the irritating theoretical physicist when he was a child genius living in Texas and his family's struggles to deal with him. As of 2018, Sheldon Cooper is the only character in the sitcom to get his own spin-off. See more »

Goofs

There are 16 mailboxes but the building has only ten apartements - two on each of the five floors. Since all apartements are numbered by the floor plus a letter (the guys live in 4A, Penny in 4B) it is not possible that there is a never seen third apartement on each floor. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line when Sheldon knocks on Penny's door]
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] 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 »


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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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Guilty Pleasure
16 October 2007 | by slr_imagingSee all my reviews

This show is definitely one of my guilty pleasures! Tuesdays are spent anxiously awaiting its posting on iTunes so I can download it, as I live in Canada & don't have cable. TBBT is a trip down memory lane for me, as it IS my high school experience (20+ years ago, I was a smarter Penny). I love the characters, especially Leonard who is adorable, and the smarmy yet surprisingly charming Wolowitz. It has the feel of "Frasier Goes To College". I do agree though that they should lose the laugh track - annoying, but not enough to make me stop watching. BTW, very smart of CBS to originally have offered the pilot as a free download or I would never have given it a look. Now I'm an addict!


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