US television situation comedy concerning the daily life experiences of a pair of highly intelligent roommates, their work lives as physicists, and their interaction with their friends and neighbors who are of varying degrees of intelligence in relation to them.

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Sheldon Cooper has a Master of Arts degree?

Both Wikipedia and The Big Bang Theory Wiki say that Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory has a Master of Arts degree. They both cite "The Love Car Displacement" episode as the source for that. But ...
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What is Penny's last name in Big Bang Theory?

The characters of Big Bang Theory are: Sheldon Lee Cooper Leonard Hofstadter Howard Joel Wolowitz Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz Amy Farrah Fowler ...
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Is Sheldon ever shown to succeed at research?

Sheldon is generally portrayed as a brilliant and successful theoretical physicist. This is even underlined in the "tenure" episode Yet all pieces of his research which I remember specifically ...
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Is this laser experiment shown on Big Bang Theory possible?

In Season 3 episode 23 they use a laser to measure the distance between the Moon and the Earth though in the episode Leonard states the conclusion of the experiment as being the only experimental ...
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Where does the “One of us! One of us!” chant originate?

I've seen the chant "One of us! One of us!" parodied in both South Park and Big Bang Theory. Where does it come from? Is "Gibble Gobble Gibble Gobble" (added by South Park) part of the original ...
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Big Bang Theory prop

Big Bang Theory is full of interesting props. It's a pastime of mine to try to identify odd props in shows and movies. This one has me stymied. It is in the rarely seen set of Sheldon's bedroom. I've ...
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How precisely do we know the research topics of the scientists in TBBT?

I believe the general research areas/specialties of each of the main scientists in The Big Bang Theory are well known to viewers, as follows: Sheldon: theoretical physics Leonard: experimental ...
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Is the mystery of Howard's father's letter solved?

In "The Big Bang Theory" episode "The Closet Reconfiguration" (S06E19), the gang gets Sheldon to tell them the contents of a letter he found in Howard's closet from his father. Later, they give Howard ...
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Why does Bernadette work at the Cheesecake Factory?

It would seem more logical for a graduate student of microbiology to be working at a lab or perhaps as a teacher's assistant. Is it ever explained why she needs to work as a waitress to pay for her ...
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Is Amy right about Indiana Jones being irrelevant to the outcome?

  In the episode The Raiders Minimization of The Big Bang Theory Amy ruins Raiders of the Lost Ark for Sheldon by making the following claim: Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of ...
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How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitress salary?

In The Big Bang Theory, How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitresses' salary? She doesn't seem poor and lives off with free food and WiFi, right?
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Why doesn't the restaurant resemble an actual Cheesecake Factory?

Since the early days of the Big Bang Theory, Penny's character (and later Bernadette for a time) has worked at The Cheesecake Factory. Clearly, this chain of restaurants has some sort of advertising ...
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Is The Big Bang Theory shot in front of an audience?

In The Big Bang Theory, do they shoot the show in front of a live studio audience?
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Is Raj still working with Sheldon?

In Big Bang Theory season 3, Raj start working with Sheldon, or as Sheldon says working for him, and they fight over some desk size in office. However in later episodes it never shown whether Raj is ...
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What is the IQ of Raj?

In Big Bang Theory, Sheldon occasionally brags about his IQ which is very high (187), and his best friend Leonard has a whooping 173. Its clear Sheldon does not think Howard to be smart enough because ...
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Rajesh suddenly gets over his hesistation?

In " The Big Bang Theory", Rajesh from India is shown to be very shy and can't speak in front of Women without first drinking alcohol. But all of a Sudden, in Season 5 Episode 20, he is shown to be ...
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Do Sheldon's equations reflect real math/physics research?

In the first season the equations on Sheldon's whiteboard change over time and in each episode there's a different equation; so they put someone in charge to show that there's actually a progress in ...