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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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 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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Casey Sanders (Bernedette's dad) plays a cop, he also appears in Sons of Anarchy as a lead sheriff (S3,ep12) a show also based in California but different areas. Big bang theory being Pasadena and SOA being in a town called Charming. See more »

Goofs

In Season 7, (708) everyone has Thanksgiving at the Wollowitz home (Penny learns she's married to Zach.) Raj is in the kitchen cooking as Mrs. Wollowitz is bedridden from Gout. ("Did someone say pie?") and the refrigerator doors open with hinges on the RIGHT so the camera can't film it's contents. In Season 8, (818) a power failure causes all of Howard's late mother's cooking to thaw, creating a strong emotional reaction from Howard. They decide to have everyone over for one last Mrs. Wollowitz meal. The same pale yellow refrigerator now is hinged on the left side so that the camera can film the inside of the freezer, filled with Brisket, Kugal, Meatloaf, and Chicken soup. Late that same season, (823) Howard, Raj, and Stewart are cleaning the kitchen ("It's A Hard Knock Life" Charnin/ Strouse) and the hinges are back on the right. This is an intentional goof as it's easier and cheaper to not have to expose the interior of the refrigerator; but still, we notice. See more »

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[repeated line when Sheldon tells a sarcastic joke]
Sheldon: Bazinga!
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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 (Instrumental)
Composed by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the end credits
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Rubbish
26 October 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have no idea how a show as awful as this rates so highly while Arrested Development (which has more laughs in the first 5 minutes of an episode than this show has in an entire season) gets cancelled due to low ratings. It must be the blonde bimbo because his show is so weak. Just because it has some physics and science talk in it people assume it's "clever". None of the characters are even remotely believable, let alone likable and the whole show seems to be one sitcom cliché after another. Sadly, I think this show is going to stick around for a while yet, but at least I can choose not to watch it. If you want a clever comedy watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or 30 Rock and stop wasting your time on this rubbish.


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