The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The Laureate Accumulation 

Rivals Pemberton and Campbell charm America on a publicity tour so Sheldon and Amy try to win over Nobel laureates Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold. Halley's fear of the dark causes opportunity and conflict at the Wolowitz home.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Ellen DeGeneres ... Ellen DeGeneres
Joshua Malina ... President Siebert
Kal Penn ... Dr. Kevin Campbell
Pamela Adlon ... Halley Wolowitz (voice)
Sean Astin ... Dr. Greg Pemberton
George Smoot ... Dr. George F. Smoot (as Dr. George F. Smoot)
Frances H. Arnold Frances H. Arnold ... Dr. Frances H. Arnold (as Dr. Frances H. Arnold)
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In the battle for the hearts of Nobel for the work on Super Asymmetry, Drs. Campbell and Pemberton, on a general media tour and posting some self-promoting Youtube videos, seem at least to be winning the war with the general public in their affable, easy-going and non-scientific (not knowing any of the science) nature. To combat Campbell and Pemberton's approach, President Siebert believes they have to approach the problem on the scientific level, getting as many Nobel science laureates on Sheldon and Amy's side as possible. The problem with President Siebert's list of Nobel laureates is that it solely contains the names of people that Sheldon has pissed off in one way or another, primarily in his condescending comments about their work. Sheldon and Amy, or their representatives, have to figure out a way to rebuild the bridges Sheldon has burned with the Nobel laureates. Meanwhile, Halley is at a stage of life where she's afraid of everything. Overhearing a story Howard tells Halley ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Howard asks Bernadette "are you sure your not Jewish." In real life Simon Helberg who plays Jewish Howard is not Jewish, but Melisa Rauch who plays Catholic Bernadette is Jewish. See more »

Connections

Features Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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not a pull-up..
6 April 2019 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

The Big Bang Theory

Almost a cultural hub and a dream project for the nerd and movie goers out there, The Big Bang Theory lift off from the first episode in '07 possibly breaking many records on broadcasting and awards shows; this is another one of Chuck Lorre's production as it too resembles with the others on its hardcore and counter argumentative humor. And unlike others, its witty and sharp humor doesn't walk on 'mundane sitcom rituals' which they carried off till the mid series quite nicely after which the plot grew thin and the humor got petty and childish to a point where the viewers have started to feel like a homework that doesn't end.

On performance level, Parsons is never reliable on his co-stars, he is literally a one man army and the reason behind it is not that he is given the range and content to flaunt his skills but even when the writing goes frizzy in its latter season, he delivers unflinchingly. On the other hand, Galecki is convincing throughout the series along with Helberg supporting him decently. The narrative that was once fluid, gripping and thought-provoking has now turned into this misconceived mixture of rotted out ideas, that ought not to draw even a chuckle, let alone be intriguing enough to keep the audience tangled in these undercooked characters' mundane life.

Another main reason, why the ideas narrowed down as it aged on screen was because of too many lead actors sharing the screen and the writers being restricted on offering and dividing the work or humor to each and everyone resulting into low quality of the final product. Even though the series have somehow found itself in the 12th season it still hasn't offered much on character development (their work on Sheldon is appreciative but not worth the effort).

Season 12

With an attempt of attaining a closure to a higher ideal, the last season is sculpted to justify and culminate the entire series and as much as the hopes are higher, the maturity on writing is equally lower where the offered final product is of a daily soap quality.

The Laureate Accumulation

I think it would have been a lot better if they'd turned the tale into a superhero comic book, for they had always been in love with it and would have made a great development in their character to be one of them, still they had a better message to pass on while disappointingly, the Parson's track is a one big mashed up juggle.


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