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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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Series cast summary:
...  Leonard Hofstadter 256 episodes, 2006-2018
...  Sheldon Cooper 256 episodes, 2006-2018
...  Penny / ... 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Howard Wolowitz 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Raj Koothrappali 255 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Bernadette Rostenkowski 185 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Amy Farrah Fowler 179 episodes, 2010-2018
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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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Trivia

Out of the main male cast members, Howard (Simon Helberg) is the only one who hasn't seen Penny (Kaley Cuoco) naked in person, despite being the first to flirt with her. See more »

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Sheldon's trademark knock (3 knocks + name, 3 knocks + name, 3 knocks + name) was not established until later in the first season, however, in a scene that pre-dates the start of the show, he is shown doing that knock sequence. See more »

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Raj Koothrappali: [to a random person] I'm gonna be in People magazine!
Charlie Sheen: [turns around to him] Call me when you're on the cover.
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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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Referenced in Conan: The Island of Misfit Roys: Scheider Edition (2011) See more »

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Seasons 1-4= 9 stars, seasons 5-... =1 star. 5 stars from me.
31 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

"The Big Bang Theory" started off as a fresh, intelligent and genuinely funny t.v. series that hit its peak during season 3. Every episode had a clear plot that involved one or more of the five central characters that had relevant jokes throughout; as well as many irrelevant to the plot but relevant to the overall theme.

During season five, however, the show started to change as it gained popularity. Instead of a fresh, intelligent show; it became the same "relationship therapy" show that has been regurgitated on E4 for years. Now, a once funny and insightful comedy that gave nerds the spotlight is a dull, familiar and used programme that recycles the same jokes and situations every few episodes.

For those of you who believe that TBBT is as good as it ever was, I ask you to watch an episode from seasons 1-4 such as:"The Pancake Batter Anomaly" or "The Tangerine Factor" from season 1; "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" from season 2 or any episode from seasons 3 and 4 then compare it to an episode from the other seasons. You will find a tremendous difference in plot and character quality.

I am deeply saddened that the once brilliant t.v. programme "The Big Bang Theory" has been sold out. My advice to anyone who has not yet watched it is to stop after season 4 as the later seasons will only sour your taste after an incredible time of watching the first four.


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