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Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory Cast

Series Description

The Big Bang Theory TV show is a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about two Caltech genius physicists who are incomprehensively intelligent in science but without a clue about anything else in life. They share an apartment across the hall from a beautiful waitress with an average IQ who is extremely hip about life in general. They also have two friends that are not quite as intelligent as they are but are every bit as nerdy. The conflict that constantly arises between intellect and street smarts is the basis for most of the humor. The waitress really doesn't understand how to interact with the geeky superbrains and they just don't have the social skills necessary to relate to a beautiful woman, yet they all remain friends (most of the time).

Big Bang Theory Cast

Jim Parsons ................ Sheldon Cooper
Johnny Galecki ............. Leonard Hofstadter
Kaley Cuoco ................ Penny
Simon Helberg .............. Howard Wolowitz
Melissa Rauch .............. Bernadette Rostenkowski (2009-)
Mayim Bialik ............... Amy Farrah Fowler (2010-)
Kunal Nayyar ............... Rajesh Koothrappali
Kevin Sussman .............. Stuart
Carol Ann Susi ............. Mrs. Wolowitz

Big Bang Theory Theme Song

Title: "The History of Everything"

Written and Performed By: "Barenaked Ladies"

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...

The Earth began to cool
The autotrophs began to drool
Neanderthals developed tools
We built a wall, we built the pyramids

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries
That all started with the big bang!

Big Bang Theory Trivia


The background setting for the Big Bang Theory is Pasadena, California.

The first working title of the Big Bang Theory was "Lenny, Penny, and Kenny".

Chuck Lorre Productions also produces the series, "Two and a Half Men". It's interesting to note that the same conflict between intellect and social adeptness is featured between brothers Charlie and Alan Harper on that show.

The Big Bang Theory's theme song is just the first few lyrics of a 1 minute and 45 second full song that has been released by the Bare Naked Ladies.

Penny has dreams of becoming a famous actress. In episode #31, "The Financial Permeability", she is having financial problems and Leonard suggests that she eliminate her acting lessons. Penny says that they are necessary for her career and Leonard asks how much she earned from acting that year. Penny then said something about how making money is not the definition of career and Leonard says that technically that is exactly the definition!

As of the end of the third season Penny's last name has never been disclosed but Bill Prady, the series' co-creator has promised that it will be at some point.

The Penny character was actually inspired by a character from a failed sitcom idea. That character was much more sarcastic than the Penny we know from the Big Band Theory though and she was originally conceived as a heavy boozer.

Sheldon Cooper is the more intelligent of the two physicists but he has severe social issues. Leonard Hofstadter is a somewhat lesser genius than Sheldon but he does have the potential to also be sociable. His personal relationships actually progress quite dramatically and he amazingly manages to end out in bed with the beautiful Penny in the first episode of the third season. Many fans were upset by that development. "Hooking up" main characters has actually killed several TV series, most notably "Moonlighting" which literally dived in the ratings when its female and male lead actors got it on! For some reason audiences often like to see couples with strong physical attraction that they don't quite get around to acting on.

The producers of the Big Bang Theory wanted to ensure that the science on the series is correct so they hired David Saltzberg who is a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of California in Los Angeles. He goes over the technical portions of each script to check for accuracy and also supplies the technical dialogue. In addition, he writes the math equations and diagrams seen on the show.

Sheldon and Leonard got their names from Sheldon Leonard who is an actor, director and producer.

At the Comic-Con convention held July 12-15, 2012, Big Bang Theory fans who were in line waiting to ask cast members of the show some questions were given silver envelopes. One lucky fan named Mercedes Becerra from Paso Robles, California had a ticket to outer space in their envelope! The flight will take place on XCOR Aerospace's Lynx Experience two-seater vehicle that takes off and lands like a traditional aircraft. Simon Helberg was first offered the ticket but he refused the gift by jokingly saying, "Altitudes give me a lot of gas". Helberg's character on Big Bang Theory, "Howard Wolowitz" did go into space on the space shuttle on episode #111, "The Countdown Reflection".

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

  1. Pilot Episode (9/24/2007)
  2. The Big Bran Hypothesis (10/1/2007)
  3. The Fuzzy Boots Corollary (10/8/2007)
  4. The Luminous Fish Effect (10/15/2007)
  5. The Hamburger Postulate (10/22/2007)
  6. The Middle Earth Paradigm (10/29/2007)
  7. The Dumpling Paradox (11/5/2007)
  8. The Grasshopper Experiment (11/12/2007)
  9. The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization (3/17/2008)
  10. The Loobenfeld Decay (3/24/2008)
  11. The Pancake Batter Anomaly (3/31/2008)
  12. The Jerusalem Duality (4/14/2008)
  13. The Bat Jar Conjecture (4/21/2008)
  14. The Nerdvana Annihilation (4/28/2008)
  15. The Pork Chop Indeterminacy (5/5/2008)
  16. The Peanut Reaction (5/12/2008)
  17. The Tangerine Factor (5/19/2008)

Season 2

  1. The Bad Fish Paradigm (9/22/2008)
  2. The Codpiece Topology (9/29/2008)
  3. The Barbarian Sublimation (10/6/2008)
  4. The Griffin Equivalency (10/13/2008)
  5. The Euclid Alternative (10/20/2008)
  6. The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem (11/3/2008)
  7. The Panty Pinata Polarization (11/10/2008)
  8. The Lizard-Spock Expansion (11/17/2008)
  9. The White Asparagus Triangulation (11/24/2008)
  10. The Vartabedian Conundrum (12/8/2008)
  11. The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (12/15/2008)
  12. The Killer Robot Instability (1/12/2009)
  13. The Friendship Algorithm (1/19/2009)
  14. The Financial Permeability (2/2/2009)
  15. The Maternal Capacitance (2/9/2009)
  16. The Cushion Saturation (3/2/2009)
  17. The Terminator Decoupling (3/9/2009)
  18. The Work Song Nanocluster (3/16/2009)
  19. The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition (3/30/2009)
  20. The Hofstadter Isotope (4/13/2009)
  21. The Vegas Renormalization (4/27/2009)
  22. The Classified Materials Turbulence (5/4/2009)
  23. The Monopolar Expedition (5/11/2009)

Season 3

  1. The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation (9/21/2009)
  2. The Jiminy Conjecture (9/28/2009)
  3. The Gothowitz Deviation (10/5/2009)
  4. The Pirate Solution (10/12/2009)
  5. The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary (10/19/2009)
  6. The Cornhusker Vortex (11/2/2009)
  7. The Guitarist Amplification (11/9/2009)
  8. The Adhesive Duck Deficiency (11/16/2009)
  9. The Vengeance Formulation (11/23/2009)
  10. The Gorilla Experiment (12/7/2009)
  11. The Maternal Congruence (12/14/2009)
  12. The Psychic Vortex (1/11/2010)
  13. The Bozeman Reaction (1/18/2010)
  14. The Einstein Approximation (2/1/2010)
  15. The Large Hadron Collision (2/8/2010)
  16. The Excelsior Acquisition (3/1/2010)
  17. The Precious Fragmentation (3/8/2010)
  18. The Pants Alternative (3/22/2010)
  19. The Wheaton Recurrence (4/12/2010)
  20. The Spaghetti Catalyst (5/3/2010)
  21. The Plimpton Stimulation (5/10/2010)
  22. The Staircase Implementation (5/17/2010)
  23. The Lunar Excitation (5/24/2010)

Season 4

  1. The Robotic Manipulation (9/23/2010)
  2. The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification (9/30/2010)
  3. The Zazzy Substitution (10/7/2010)
  4. The Hot Troll Deviation (10/14/2010)
  5. The Desperation Emanation (10/21/2010)
  6. The Irish Pub Formulation (10/28/2010)
  7. The Apology Insufficiency (11/4/2010)
  8. The 21-second Excitation (11/11/2010)
  9. The Boyfriend Complexity (11/18/2010)
  10. The Alien Parasite Hypothesis (12/9/2010)
  11. The Justice League Recombination (12/16/2010)
  12. The Bus Pants Utilization (1/6/2011)
  13. The Love Car Displacement (1/20/2011)
  14. The Thespian Catalyst (2/3/2011)
  15. The Benefactor Factor (2/10/2011)
  16. The Cohabitation Formulation (2/17/2011)
  17. The Toast Derivation (2/24/2011)
  18. The Prestidigitation Approximation (3/10/2011)
  19. The Zarnecki Incursion (3/31/2011)
  20. The Herb Garden Germination (4/7/2011)
  21. The Agreement Dissection (4/28/2011)
  22. The Wildebeest Implementation (5/5/2011)
  23. The Engagement Reaction (5/12/2011)
  24. The Roommate Transmogrification (5/19/2011)

Season 5

  1. The Skank Reflex Analysis (9/22/2011)
  2. The Infestation Hypothesis (9/22/2011)
  3. The Pulled Groin Extrapolation (9/29/2011)
  4. The Wiggly Finger Catalyst (10/6/2011)
  5. The Russian Rocket Reaction (10/13/2011)
  6. The Rhinitis Revelation (10/20/2011)
  7. The Good Guy Fluctuation (10/27/2011)
  8. The Isolation Permutation (11/3/2011)
  9. The Ornithophobia Diffusion (11/10/2011)
  10. The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition (11/17/2011)
  11. The Speckerman Recurrence (12/8/2011)
  12. The Shiny Trinket Maneuver (1/12/2012)
  13. The Recombination Hypothesis (1/19/2012)
  14. The Beta Test Initiation (1/26/2012)
  15. The Friendship Contraction (2/2/2012)
  16. The Vacation Solution (2/9/2012)
  17. The Rothman Disintegration (2/16/2012)
  18. The Werewolf Transformation (2/23/2012)
  19. The Weekend Vortex (3/8/2012)
  20. The Transporter Malfunction (3/29/2012)
  21. The Hawking Excitation (4/5/2012)
  22. The Stag Convergence (4/26/2012)
  23. The Launch Acceleration (5/3/2012)
  24. The Countdown Reflection (5/10/2012)

Season 6

  1. The Date Night Variable (9/27/2012)
  2. The Decoupling Fluctuation (10/4/2012)
  3. The Higgs Boson Observation (10/11/2012)
  4. The Re-Entry Minimisation (10/18/2012)
  5. The Holographic Excitation (10/25/2012)
  6. The Extract Obliteration (11/1/2012)
  7. The Habitation Configuration (11/8/2012)
  8. The 43 Peculiarity (11/15/2012)
  9. The Parking Spot Escalation (11/29/2012)
  10. The Fish Guts Displacement (12/6/2012)
  11. The Santa Simulation (12/10/2012)
  12. The Egg Salad Equivalency (1/3/2013)
  13. The Bakersfield Expedition (1/10/2013)
  14. The Cooper/Kripke Inversion (1/31/2013)
  15. The Spoiler Alert Segmentation (2/7/2013)
  16. The Tangible Affection Proof (2/14/2013)
  17. The Monster Isolation (2/21/2013)
  18. The Contractual Obligation Implementation (3/7/2013)
  19. The Closet Reconfiguration (3/14/2013)
  20. The Tenure Turbulence (4/4/2013)
  21. The Closure Alternative (4/25/2013)
  22. The Proton Resurgence (5/2/2013)
  23. The Love Spell Potential (5/9/2013)
  24. The Bon Voyage Reaction (5/16/2013)

Season 7

  1. The Hofstader Deficiency (9/26/2013)
  2. The Deception Verification (9/26/2013)
  3. The Scavenger Vortex (10/3/2013)
  4. The Raiders Minimization (10/10/2013)
  5. The Workplace Proximity (10/17/2013)
  6. The Romance Resonance (10/24/2013)
  7. The Proton Displacement (11/7/2013)
  8. The Itchy Brain Simulation (11/14/2013)
  9. The Thanksgiving Decoupling (11/21/2013)
  10. The Discovery Dissipation (12/5/2013)
  11. The Cooper Extraction (12/12/2013)
  12. The Hesitation Ramification (1/2/2014)
  13. The Occupation Recalibration (1/9/2014)
  14. The Convention Conundrum (1/30/2014)
  15. The Locomotive Manipulation (2/6/2014)
  16. The Table for Polarization (2/27/2014)
  17. The Friendship Turbulence (3/6/2014)
  18. The Mommy Observation (3/13/2014)
  19. The Indecision Amalgamation (4/3/2014)
  20. The Relationship Diremption (4/10/2014)
  21. The Anything Can Happen Recurrence (4/24/2014)
  22. The Proton Transmogrification (5/1/2014)
  23. The Gorilla Dissolution (5/8/2014)
  24. The Status Quo Combustion (5/15/2014)

Season 8

  1. Season Eight of The Big Bang Theory will premiere on September 22, 2014!
  2. Big Bang Theory has also been renewed for an ninth and tenth season!!!

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