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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 74 wins & 248 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Johnny Galecki ...  Leonard Hofstadter 281 episodes, 2006-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper 281 episodes, 2006-2019
Kaley Cuoco ...  Penny / ... 280 episodes, 2007-2019
Simon Helberg ...  Howard Wolowitz 280 episodes, 2007-2019
Kunal Nayyar ...  Raj Koothrappali 280 episodes, 2007-2019
Melissa Rauch ...  Bernadette Rostenkowski 210 episodes, 2009-2019
Mayim Bialik ...  Amy Farrah Fowler 204 episodes, 2010-2019
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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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Smart Is The New Sexy. See more »

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Trivia

In The Big Bang Theory: The Zazzy Substitution (2010), Amy points out that the Danish were the ones who invented the food danish. But in The Big Bang Theory: The Imitation Perturbation (2018), Sheldon says that they were imported by Austrian bakers during a labor strike in 1800's. See more »

Goofs

The front doors of the apartment building are even with Penny's apartment door, meaning her apartment - and those above and below - hangs out in space over the front sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Hofstadter: [repeated line whenever Sheldon is about to begin a long rant] Here we go.
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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 & Greg (1997) and Two and a Half Men (2003), there is a different message on the card each week, written by Chuck Lorre himself. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hard Quiz: Episode #4.4 (2019) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental)
Composed by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the end credits
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Can't Get Enough
13 May 2008 | by yodaoreoSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this show at the beginning of this season, but I have been pleasantly surprised. It has actually become my favorite show this year.

Now, with only one new episode left this season I will miss it over the summer and hope to see it back next year (PLEASE CBS!!!).

There are so many aspects of the show I like. First, I love how various aspects of the nerds relate to the folks I know (mostly in IT). Second, I love how the show flirts with the stereotypes, such as the dumb blond, but doesn't quite go there. Penny is not dumb, and Raj can be quite social if the circumstances are right. The blending of intellectual and ridiculous is also very well done, so that neither is overwhelming.

Keep it up, and keep this on TV!


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