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.
Smart Is The New Sexy.
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Did You Know?
While having lunch at the University canteen, or other eating scenes, characters don't actually eat most of the time. Howard (Simon Helberg
) only pretends to eat the food by moving his mouth like he is chewing it, Sheldon (Jim Parsons
) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki
) just play with their food with fork. Amy (Mayim Bialik
) and Penny are sometimes shown eating food. They only talk most of the time. See more
The theme song states "The autotrophs began to drool"; autotrophs are plants and do not drool. See more
[repeated line whenever Sheldon is about to begin a long rant
Here we go.
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 (Instrumental)
Composed by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the end credits See more