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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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9 Things to Know About Sheldon Cooper

"Young Sheldon" provides the backstory for Sheldon Cooper, the lovable nerd from "The Big Bang Theory." Here are nine things we to know about our favorite theoretical physicist.

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 Leonard Hofstadter (239 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Sheldon Cooper (239 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Penny / ... (238 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Howard Wolowitz (238 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Raj Koothrappali (238 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Bernadette Rostenkowski (168 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Amy Farrah Fowler (162 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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Mayim Bialik is the only cast member to have a PhD. In 2008, she completed her Neuroscience studies. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon's trademark knock (3 knocks + name, 3 knocks + name, 3 knocks + name) was not established until later in the first season, however, in a scene that pre-dates the start of the show, he is shown doing that knock sequence. See more »

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[repeated line when Sheldon knocks on Penny's door]
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
Sheldon: [Knock-knock-knock] Penny!
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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.38 (2013) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental)
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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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