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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 (235 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Sheldon Cooper (235 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Penny (234 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Howard Wolowitz (234 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Raj Koothrappali (234 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (164 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (158 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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When beauty meets the brains. See more »

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Currently (November 2016), the show broadcasts over 5 channels in South Africa (The most of any show at any given time) - the latest episodes on M-Net and reruns on VUZU, VUZU AMP, M-Net Family, Comedy Central and SABC3. See more »

Goofs

A line of the opening song states 'Neanderthals developed tools'. Homo habilis actually developed tools long before the Neanderthals. See more »

Quotes

Raj Koothrappali: [to a random person] I'm gonna be in People magazine!
Charlie Sheen: [turns around to him] Call me when you're on the cover.
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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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1 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Formulaic comedy involving normal woman + geeks who are (a) so immersed in geekdom as to be blind to her purported charms or (b) sex-starved and desperate to get laid. Ha. Ha. Also, note: this is not a "smart comedy" just because at times some of the geeks will engage in an an extended scholarly monologue; you can tune out the monologue entirely and the weak "joke" that involves it won't lose any of its (lack of) punch. That is not witty. The jokes are cheap, boring and expected; I have yet to crack a smile watching this show, so I've stopped, even though the guys are sort of endearing; that's just not enough to make me care.


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