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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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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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When beauty meets the brains. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

In The Interview (2014), this is Kim Jong Il's favorite show. James Franco starred in The Interview and the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, which is occasionally referenced on the show. See more »

Goofs

The whole reason Amy and Sheldon finally move in together is because of Amy's apartment flooding out. However, it is never revealed what ever happened to any of Amy's stuff in the apartment. She's never seen checking it out after said incident, never says anything about what happened to any of her stuff (particularly her harp), never gets an insurance check if she was covered (possibly to buy a new harp or something), nor is she ever shown salvaging anything from the apartment. It's as if the apartment never existed. 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 & 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

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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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One of TV's Best Written Sitcoms
18 December 2007 | by hfan77See all my reviews

I have seen a few episodes of the new CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and to me it's one of the best written sitcoms currently on network TV. The scripts are filled with scientific references some people might not understand but they are very witty. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons are definitely one of TV's newest comedy teams who have great chemistry and the addition of Kaley Cuoco as their neighbor, Penny brightens up the show. Let's not overlook the supporting cast with Simon Helberg as Wolowitz, who looks a little like Paul Reubens, the man behind Pee-Wee Herman and Kunal Nayyar as their friend from India.

If you watch the closing credits closely, you'll notice that there's a credit saying "Science Consultant." It's the first sitcom to employ one. It was a very good idea by the show's creator Chuck Lorre, who also is behind the CBS hit Two and a Half Men to hire one to bring scientific honesty into the show.

I hope The Big Bang Theory is around for several years. It has a solid future.


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