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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What's the significance of Wil Wheaton wearing a Star Trek uniform when visiting the cinema for the Star Wars movie?

Was there any significance to Wil Wheaton being in the theater to watch Star Wars with Koothrapali, Leonard, and Howard, while wearing a Star Fleet uniform in The Big Bang Theory episode "The Opening ...
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What poster is hanging in Raj's apartment on Big Bang Theory?

I was watching Big Bang Theory this evening and a poster on the wall caught my eye. It is momentarily featured on the episode that aired 1.14.16 as Sheldon apologizes to Raj's girlfriend for the first ...
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What happened to Sheldon's assistant, Alex?

In some episodes of Season 6, Sheldon had a young assistant named Alex Jensen. However, she did not appear in Season 7 nor 8. Is there any mention or explanation as to why she did not appear in later ...
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Is this extra (on The Big Bang Theory) Addison Timlin? [closed]

I was just watching Big Bang Theory S07E13; The Occupation Recalibration and approximately 14 minutes into the episode, where Stuart and Bernadette talk to the other comic book store owner there was ...
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Is the science in The Big Bang Theory correct?

There is a great deal of scientific dialogue in The Big Bang Theory. Is the science in the show factually correct or are they just for fun?
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Why does Leonard on The Big Bang Theory always wear socks when he goes to bed with Penny?

Leonard always wears socks when he goes to bed with Penny. This seems pretty weird to me. Is there any specific reason why he does this?
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Why does Sheldon Cooper love The Flash?

There are many superheroes. But Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory loves The Flash very much. He loves Batman too. But Why? What's the reason?
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When will Howard Wolowitz get his PhD?

It's been 9 years since The Big Bang Theory first aired and Howard has been constantly belittled by Sheldon for not having a PhD. He expressed his intention to gain one in S08E02 but do we need to ...
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What happened to Penny's pharmaceutical sales rep job?

At the start of season eight in The Big Bang Theory, Penny quits her job as an actress and becomes a pharmaceutical rep in the same company where Bernadette Wolowitz works in. Apparently, she's good ...
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Can a TV sitcom like TBBT be pulled off the air prematurely?

I'm curious as to whether a (once?) hugely popular and liked sitcom that is/was The Big Bang Theory be pulled off the air before its final season. The show's longevity was confirmed in March of last ...
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Is Penny an alcoholic?

I'm struggling to recall a scene in The Big Bang Theory where Penny isn't drinking, getting ready to drink or making a crack about needing a drink (usually in order to make some interminable event go ...
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Can someone really video chat from space as Howard Wolowitz did?

We have seen Howard Wolowitz communicating with Bernadette Rostenkowski over screen. SO, I just wanted to confirm that is it really possible to communicate using video chat facilities like skype or ...
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Do any other episodes of The Big Bang Theory mention The Princess Bride when Kripke is present?

In last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory ("The Perspiration Implementation", S09E05), Wolowitz and Koothrappali each quote a line from The Princess Bride. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. ...
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What does Leonard Hofstadter do at Caltech?

I have seen all the seasons of The Big Bang Theory but one thing that's bothering me was what Leonard really does at the California Institute of Technology. Is he a teacher or doing a research which ...
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What would be the MBTI personality type of Sheldon Cooper?

What would be the MBTI personality type of Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory"? He is an introvert for sure. No idea about the rest of it. Any help here?
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Why was The Big Bang Theory given that name?

I just finished the Eighth season of The Big Bang Theory and still don't know why it was given that name?
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How was Howard allowed in space after crashing the Mars rover?

How was Howard allowed into space in The Big Bang Theory? He crashed the Mars rover. Even if he did somehow get away with damaging government property worth billions of dollars, how did NASA let him ...
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Why is Penny less concerned about the “check engine” light?

On many occasions in The Big Bang Theory we have seen Penny being questioned about the "check engine" light, especially by Sheldon Cooper and even by Beverly Hofstadter. So is there any significance ...
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Why is Sheldon Cooper so bad at driving?

Sheldon Cooper is always shown as struggling when it comes to driving, so is there any particular reason behind that; being one the greatest minds, driving would never have been so difficult. Is there ...
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Why hasn't the elevator been fixed?

In The Big Bang Theory the elevator has been out of order since the start of the series. To this date -- after season eight has finished -- the elevator has still not been fixed. Is there any ...
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What's the meaning behind Howard's alien pin?

Besides skinny jeans and a wide variety of belt buckles, one of Howard's signature items in The Big Bang Theory is an alien lapel pin. Is there any Reason or Meaning behind it?
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Does Sheldon Cooper really care about Leonard Hofstadter?

In spite of the superior nature of Sheldon Cooper who always shows his superiority to his room mate Leonard, he cannot continue without him, especially when Leonard was going to shift with Penny and ...
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Why is Howard Wolowitz' mother not shown in The Big Bang Theory?

In spite of being one of the most hilarious voices in The Big Bang Theory, why was Howard Wolowitz' mother never shown?
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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct? [duplicate]

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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In the Big Bang Theory what activities are reserved for specific weekdays?

We know that Thursday night is pizza night and Saturday is a laundry day. What others activities (done by individuals or the whole group) occur on specific days?
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When did Raj start talking around women without alcohol?

I started watching the new season on Australian TV Last Night. the episode was where Penny and Leonard have a dispute over some money Penny got from selling a car Leonard gave her which leans them to ...
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Why do Penny and Sheldon's mom sing “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty” differently?

Penny sings "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty" to Sheldon in a few episodes of "The Big Bang Theory". In at least one other episode, Sheldon's mom sings "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty" to him but with a slightly ...
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Why is the title of The Big Bang Theory not translated in Quebec?

In Quebec, the French speaking part of Canada, it is usual (and seems to be part of Bill 101 about the use of French Language in Quebec) to translate titles of movies and TV show into French. For ...
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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 Leakey 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 ...