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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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Season 11 Premiere


Monday, September 25

Amy has trouble deciding whether or not she should marry Sheldon. Meanwhile, Bernadette confides in Penny when she finds out some huge news.


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S10.E24 The Long Distance Dissonance
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The gang is concerned when Sheldon's former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki, resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.


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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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Trivia

Both Raj's and Bernadette and Howard's apartment are filmed on the same set and are just completely redecorated to change scene, this is why it is rare to see both apartments in one episode. 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

Penny: So, what do you say Sheldon, are we your X-Men?
Sheldon: No. The X-Men were named after the X in Charles Xavier. Since I am Sheldon Cooper, you will be my C-Men.
Howard Wolowitz: [as Sheldon walks away] Oh, that's not a good name.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything (Instrumental)
Composed by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the end credits
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Guilty Pleasure
16 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This show is definitely one of my guilty pleasures! Tuesdays are spent anxiously awaiting its posting on iTunes so I can download it, as I live in Canada & don't have cable. TBBT is a trip down memory lane for me, as it IS my high school experience (20+ years ago, I was a smarter Penny). I love the characters, especially Leonard who is adorable, and the smarmy yet surprisingly charming Wolowitz. It has the feel of "Frasier Goes To College". I do agree though that they should lose the laugh track - annoying, but not enough to make me stop watching. BTW, very smart of CBS to originally have offered the pilot as a free download or I would never have given it a look. Now I'm an addict!


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