Big Bang Theory

Show Premise: 

The show is centered on five people living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

Over time, supporting characters have been promoted to starring roles: Leslie Winkle, a physicist colleague at Caltech and, at different times, a lover of both Leonard and Howard; Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard's girlfriend (later his wife), a microbiologist and former part-time waitress alongside Penny; neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, who joins the group after being matched to Sheldon on a dating website (and later becomes Sheldon's girlfriend), and Stuart Bloom, the cash-strapped owner of the comic book store the characters often visit.

Production History: 

The Big Bang Theory premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. It's now in its seventh season which premiered on September 26, 2013.


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Todd Taylor's picture
Submitted by Todd Taylor (not verified) on

you have an opportunity to show more growth between Penny and Sheldon. There is a wonderful train museum in Omaha Nebraska.... BEAUTIFUL scenery....

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Submitted by Jessica Carter (not verified) on

I love the show and have watched it since the beginning but recently I have noticed that in too many an episode I see the gang go inside their refrigerators and pull out a plastic bottle of water to drink from when they could quite easily fill up a glass from a filtered jug or a tap. By 2025 it is estimated that for every 1 tonne of fish there will be 3 tonnes of plastic in our oceans. The USA are particularly bad with their wasteful plastic products and I just feel like the show should use its platform to reduce its plastic waste and promote making cautious decisions to protect the planet.

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Submitted by Montana Higgins (not verified) on

I think Amy's mother must have named her after Farrah Fawcett. Don't you think there's a wry twist to that? Let's meet Amy's mother and get her story...

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Hello Dr Cooper,
Hope you are doing great, my mail is regarding to finally add a new member to friend list and a stoner would be the perfect match, as he could be very much able to understand your working on string theory and might also help you to enter in different dimensions as you always desired. I might be able to help you as recommend a perfect stoner; me, who is also an engineer, I know I know not a deal as compared to a physicist. I will let you consider my application and look forward to hear.
Nishchal Kaushik

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Submitted by Nishchal Kaushik (not verified) on

Hello again Dr Cooper
I thought if we will be friends we might need a friendship agreement to make sure everything works in order, I have prepared an agreement if you will be kind enough to provide me your mail if I will forward it to you.
Nishchal Kaushik

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Submitted by Charles Looker (not verified) on

for years now i have been watching the big bang theory and it has become (not to sound cringy) a part of my life. I am not known for my patience and now everyday when i wake up i check my laptop for new big bang episodes. I do the same thing after school and before bed. Please make more episodes because you are killing me here

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Submitted by Laura Long (not verified) on

A fun episode would be the mothers (Leonard & Sheldons) vying for the 'attention' of the 1 Mississippi doctor (Billy Bob Thornton)....just a suggestion

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Was watching reruns amd realized in the very first episode, Penny stated she was from Utah. Now she's from Nebraska. Someone made a mistake. So which is she from?

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Submitted by Beverly francis (not verified) on

Episode 99 of the New Yorker involves Mr Lang and I thing it could provide many ideas for episodes of TBBT. The girls could take up the hobby, guys discover Langs former profession, options for using origami in today's world

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Submitted by Shelly cooper (not verified) on

I am currently watching episode 15 of series 8 and sheldon folded a top all wrong. As he folded the sleeves in first and then the bottom and then the neck part. When it should be the sleeves folded in, then the sides a little bit and then the neck to the bottom. Please teach sheldon how to fold clothes properly as this really frustrated me

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Submitted by Steve Cooper (not verified) on

Your show is the only TV show that my wife and I have to watch! I can't remember if Sheldon's dad has ever played a part in the show. If not may I suggest that the host of America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball would make the perfect person for the part. Every time I see him with his mannerisms and looks I always see Sheldon. Watch him and see.

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Submitted by Daniel Schulz (not verified) on

In one episode there was a statement that reptiles do not feel heat which is completly wrong considering that they need heat to survive in first place and stand still in at heat sources, they feel heat like we do but may react to it diffirently. I don't think this has ever been corrected in the show kinda sad. Next logical mistake in same episode was the call that they can cut off their tail *cook* and eat it. While this is only a temporarily way to solve hunger it is illogical to cook it to lose a lot of stuff like water that it contained making your body's reproduction (which if even there doesn't regenerate without it being not as good as before) and to begin with after it regenerated you are weaker than before because of the lost.
There is also another statement in another episode about frogs (amphibian) if heated up very slowly will die before notecing which can only be partly wrong because at the moment organs get damaged they would try to leave the place. I would really appriciate if the show corrects that at least on a side note (I may not be 100% sure about the frog thing but the other thing is surely wrong).

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Submitted by Daniel Woody (not verified) on

Many reptiles (ie. snakes) sense heat to detect the presence and direction of warm (blooded?) prey.

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Submitted by Nik (not verified) on

Wow, Big Bang season 11 is bad. Uncreative, rehashed dialog. Should have quit at 10 seasons or hired new writers.

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Submitted by compuknight (not verified) on

Seeing as the guys on the show are MASSIVE Star Trek fans and play a LOT of video games I am shocked that the show has never mentioned or featured the MMORPG Star Trek Online. I could see an entire episode revolving around this.

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Submitted by Kathie (not verified) on

I love your show and have no complaints. However, why can't Penny wear some cute, stylish clothes. She's starting to dress a bit like Amy. Just because she's married, does she have to look like an old married lady. She is so cute and has such a beautiful face and body, I think she should wear clothes that accentuates those features. I realize you don't think shorts and tank tops should be her thing, but please no more nice, but old lady blouses. Thank you

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Submitted by Steven Shamchuk (not verified) on

Episode - The explosion implosion - Sheldon pointed to the model rockets on Howard's workbench, talking about his childhood, in his basement saying "had it, had it, burned down the garage with it" - but one of the models he pointed to what the new Orion capsule mounted on top of the new SLS (space launch system) which is currently being developed and hasn't flown yet! This is from a Canadian in the far North (Edmonton, Alberta) so I'm sure that won't "fly" with others.

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Submitted by Daniel Woody (not verified) on

Probably commented about many times before (but not by me), listened to many times (by me) until it is unbearable! Autotrophs are PLANTS, they don't drool... Hetrotrophs are ANIMALS, they do drool... Smoke that (ie. smoke an autotroph:-)

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Submitted by Sandy (not verified) on

I love the show and watch every week, however as a series it's going the same way as friends. Everything is kind of settling down and although still very funny is becoming predictable. I think a great twist for the show would be if Penny went to the audition Leonard gave her for Star Wars, or another sci fi movie. And she became a BIG star!
It would allow for different plots, cameos from famous actors, and some great red carpet and comicon shows. Maybe Stewart and Raj can update and get in on some Hollywood swinging. Would be more exciting as a series than work and babies.

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Submitted by K (not verified) on

I know the show is based on some geeks in America and the environment should be realistic, but is it really necessary to always show them eating fast food and therefore always eating with plastic cutlery, plates and bottles. This creates an image of intellect people being recless and not caring for the world where there really should be an image of responsibility and progress, particular in an academic environment. They could do one episode about this and change to eating from real (reusable) dishes.

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Submitted by VK Roker (not verified) on

Season 7 episode 4 - Amy got it wrong...if Indy and Marion had not stopped the Nazi plane then the Arc would have made it to Germany- possibly. Without their interference the trip by truck to the spot the Arc was opened would never have happened. Just saying...

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Submitted by Ebony Lewis (not verified) on

In all the seasons of Big Bang Theory , can someone please tell me why there is no African Americans on your show ???? Are the writers and producers saying that African Americans dont know about Science ???
I love this show and watched from the beginning but as an African American I'm wondering about whether or not you as writers and producers even see this issue .. I'm not saying add a group of folks but at least one would b nice .. I mean even Seinfeld and Friends had an African American on there show.

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Submitted by Lauralynn Zegelien (not verified) on

Mayim has a lovely voice!
I think the Big Bang Theory creators & writers should capitalize on this & do an episode with a girl's night out at karaoke where the other two sound awful & then Amy gets up there with her 'dowdy' looking self & just kills it. :D lol That would be so cool.


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