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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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Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own ...


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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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Leonard's middle name is Leakey. Leakey is the name of a renowned family in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology. Louis Leakey (1903-72) was a British archaeologist and naturalist, whose critical work helped to establish human evolutionary development in Africa. He also created or co-created several organizations for future research and for protecting wildlife in Africa. He also helped to establish a tradition of palaeoanthropological inquiry, and was able to motivate the next generation to continue, especially within his own family. Mary Leakey (1913-96), his wife, was a British archaeologist and anthropologist who discovered many firsts. For much of her career, she worked together with her husband in Kenya's Olduvai Gorge, uncovering relics of ancient hominines. She also developed a system of classifying the relics they found. After Louis' death, she became a leading palaeoanthropologist, helping to further establish the Leakey name and tradition with the training of her son, Richard Leakey. 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 »

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[repeated line when someone accuses Sheldon of being crazy]
Sheldon: I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested!
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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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History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
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Avoid at all costs!
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The big bang theory is as much a comedy as Schindler's List.

I don't know why but I think Chuck Lorre has a personal vandetta against the comedy genre. Two and a half men was not funny and this is no different This is a show that always seems to be on the TV in my house when nobody is watching it. I decided to sit down and watch an episode last night.

I lasted 10 mins. It seems to be a "comedy" about 4 young men who are very smart and socially awkward. The writers have attempted to make them sound smart by adding lengthy lines about science or physics etc that have little or no relevance to the brain numbing "punchline" that follows.

If you are like me and enjoy smart comedy that you can rewatch time and time again like IASIP, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm etc then this is not for you.

On the other hand if you enjoy a TV programme that makes your head feel like it has been in a microwave for 21 mins then you will enjoy.

I would avoid this show like the plague.

I wish I could have rated it 0/10


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