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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 73 wins & 249 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

The name Hofstader was used before by Chuck Lorre, in episode 2.21, Dharma & Greg: It Never Happened One Night (1999), of Dharma & Greg (1997), where Kitty Montgomery, played by Susan Sullivan, receives the "Hofstader award". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sheldon: You're not done with her, are you?
Leonard Hofstadter: Our babies are gonna be smart and beautiful.
Sheldon: Not to mention imaginary.
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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 »


Soundtracks

History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the opening titles
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I know it's beyond cliché but I'm those kids who learned English by watching this show.
29 February 2020 | by UnemployedartistSee all my reviews

I grew up in Cambodia, a third world country in South-East Asia.

I just started learning English in school with an American teacher. I was a very good student. I was a lonely anti-social kid who sit in the background. I never talk or raise my hand or volunteered for anything unless being asked. The teacher of course took a real interest in me. Not in a weird way but in a teacher sense way. Thinking back, he always knew I was different and special.

So one semester, he just listed a bunch of TV shows we should watch on stickers and hand randomly to students and when he reach my desk, he give me a DVD of complete 1 Season of TBBT. He said It's a present for being top of the class. All my classmate were jealous because at the time I was 11 and DVD rarer than Diamond.

I binge watch the entire season 4 times, and I wrote not just one paper but one paper recap, analysis, personal review on every single episode. And one more for the show itself like a wikipedia page.

The paper get an A++. So much so that he so impressed that he transferred me from his Beginner to Advance English class with all 18 years old students with full scholarship and a semester in England.

Eversince I never missed an episodes and I still watch them sometimes on Netflix.

Thanks TBBT.


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1 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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