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.
When beauty meets the brains.
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Did You Know?
In season five, episode nineteen, The Big Bang Theory: The Weekend Vortex
(2012), for some reason, Kaley Cuoco
is omitted from the credits, despite appearing in the episode. In the beginning of the episode, while Leonard, Howard, and Raj are walking up the stairs, the credits start with "Starring Johnny Galecki
, Jim Parsons
, Simon Helberg
, Kunal Nayyar
..." instead of "Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar..." See more
In the time-line at the beginning of the show there is a misprint: it says "91,0009C" instead of "91,000BC". See more
You're not done with her, are you?
Our babies are gonna be smart and beautiful.
Not to mention imaginary.
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
History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the opening titles See more