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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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Cast

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 Leonard Hofstadter (223 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Sheldon Cooper (223 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Penny / ... (222 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Howard Wolowitz (222 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Raj Koothrappali (222 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (152 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (146 episodes, 2010-2017)
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the time-line at the beginning of the show there is a misprint: it says "91,0009C" instead of "91,000BC". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Penny: Holy crap on a cracker.
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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 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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History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
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Played during the opening titles
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CBS, please keep this on the air!!!!
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When my boyfriend tuned into the premiere I thought the show was going to be stupid. I was so surprised. This is the first TV show to really showcase nerds with pretty much dead on accuracy. This has a sparkling cast (Jim Parsons is the new and improved David Hyde Pierce) and fantastic humor that ranges from light slapstick to seriously quick wit. This show is a great love letter to nerds, and as such any nerd should give this a try. With a bunch of new (and very lame) shows debuting, it's good to see something worth watching! This premise isn't exactly new but the execution is nothing short of brilliant. Give it a shot!!


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