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

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Who is this actor/character in this "The Big Bang Theory" cast photo?

I stumbled upon this photo of "The Big Bang Theory" cast: I recognize all of the cast, except the actor highlighted in the white block. He somewhat looks like the character of Dale, from ...
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What is this item in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment?

What is this device on the table right of the couch (where Sheldon typically sits)?
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What is Penny referencing when she touches her nose?

Penny touches her nose. What is the significance of that gesture? Youtube Link for this short clip is
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During the twitter feud, why is it shown as Neil did not know who Rajesh was?

In the previous seasons it is shown Rajesh talking casually with Neil. Check out the video: It's clearly shown here, Tyson knows Rajesh then why in the later season in ...
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Why does Amy consider Sheldon's research better than others' when Sheldon's is the most theoretical?

From S04E03 – The Zazzy Substitution (emphasis added) Amy: It’s very impressive, for theoretical work. Sheldon: Do I detect a hint of condescension? Amy: I’m sorry, was I being too subtle? I meant ...
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What IQ Scale is Used In The Big Bang Theory? [closed]

In The Big Bang Theory the characters' IQs are frequently given to show how clever they are. They're usually some ridiculous number like 187 or 173. However, my understanding of IQ is that this figure ...
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Why are Raj and Howard referred to by last name in the early seasons (but not in the later seasons I think)?

2 examples top of my head S02E04 Leonard: We’re here to see Koothrappali, not kill Batman. S02E12 Sheldon: Have faith, gentlemen. We don’t need Wolowitz, engineering is merely the slow younger ...
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Young Sheldon, Season 1 Episode 11 "I was once visited by nine"

The entire quote, after young Sheldon is awakened from his binary meaning to the universe dream, Jim Parsons speaks the words: "I was once visited by Nine when I had chickenpox. He was a lot less ...
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How did sitcoms with live audiences handle sight gags? [duplicate]

Sometimes a character is walking into a room where they find a funny scene. Like when Penny finds Sheldon getting a pedicure in The Big Bang Theory. The audience doesn't appear to laugh until Penny ...
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Do we hear about the nun Sheldon Cooper saved in the Big Bang Theory again?

In The Big Bang Theory S04 episode 21, Sheldon Cooper at one point states "I saved a nuns life, why am I being punished?". Do we ever find out more about this or does the character pop into ...
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What does Sheldon Cooper mean by this statement?

In The Big Bang Theory S4E12, Sheldon made the following comment on Penny's idea of the 'Shoe App': The simple-mindedness of your idea is exceeded only by its crass consumerism and banality. Can ...
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In The Big Bang Theory, is there a term for Sheldon's obliviousness on how his actions are perceived? [duplicate]

In 'The Big Bang Theory', is there a term for Sheldon's obliviousness between how he perceives his actions versus how others perceives his actions? His friends tolerate his rude/inappropriate behavior ...
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Why didn't sheldon knock 3 times on Penny's door Season 1 episode 5

In the series The Big Bang Theory it is established that Sheldon has a obsessive-compulsive need to knock three times. In the season 1 episode 5 The Hamburger Postulate, roughly 7 minutes 45 seconds ...
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Who helped Sheldon in depositing all his used/old stuff in his storage unit?

In The Big Bang Theory S09E19, "The Solder Excursion Diversion" episode, we come to know that Sheldon deposits every single piece of his used belongings in the Storage vault, and he says ...
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Why does not Sheldon use Taxi Cabs for his Transport issues?

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon needs a ride everywhere he wants to go because he doesn't have a driving license and he cannot drive. Also Sheldon doesn't like to go in the bus. So my ...
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Ending of The Big Bang Theory

Why did The Big Bang Theory end? Now to this I got different answers from Google. According to some it was because of Jim Parsons, wanting to leave Reference, whereas others claim that the writers ...
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How does Raj speak to Bernadette without problems?

This is regarding Raj in The Big Bang Theory S04 EP14, The Thespian Catalyst. Raj is seen in the university canteen eating alone when Howard approaches him along with Bernadette. As we know, earlier ...
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What's Sheldon's affinity for the Test Pattern t-shirt?

In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is seen wearing a graphic t-shirt in nearly every scene (that he's not in pajamas, a suit, or a tango outfit). Most of these t-shirts can be seen as a statement for the ...
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Raj's computer monitor and keyboard

Near the beginning of season 10 episode 16: The Allowance Evaporation, the camera is at an angle that shows Raj's computer monitor and keyboard. Is that a real monitor or just a created prop for Raj's ...
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What does the story mean that Amy told on the girls' night out in "The Big Bang Theory"?

In season four of The Big Bang Theory, "The 21 Second Excitation", Bernadette dared Amy to tell a dirty story. The story Amy told was not in English (gibberish, I believe). However, I'm ...
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Is it known in which fields Sheldon Cooper's two doctorates and one master's degree are?

In The Big Bang Theory it is mentioned that Sheldon Cooper has two doctorates and a master's degree. Except for the one in physics, is it known in which fields his other two degrees are?
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Was Amy going to get married before meeting Sheldon? [closed]

In the show The Big Bang Theory, in season 3 or 4 Sheldon and Amy have a video chat in which Amy tells Sheldon that she already has a guy and she will get married to him. To this Sheldon doesn't react....
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What is Penny's full name before marriage? [duplicate]

In the Big Bang Theory, one of the main characters is "Penny". In the 12 seasons, does it get mentioned what's Penny's full name before she married to Leonard Hofstadter?
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Soup, Courage or Faith? [closed]

In TBBT S03E08 (The Adhesive Duck Deficiency), Sheldon notices a tattoo on Penny's body as he helps her dress in preparation for a trip to the hospital due to 'a lack of adhesive ducks'. Sheldon ...
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What visual cues distinguish the different floors on The Big Bang Theory?

I have recently begun watching The Big Bang Theory. Mostly passively, this is my wife's new show. For this reason I have noticed some things, but haven't watched closely enough to notice small ...
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What makes the "Tweety Bird saw a Romulan" joke funny in the original version?

At the end of The Big Bang Theory season 1 episode 13, Penny asks Sheldon and Leonard: Tweety bird says "I tawt I taw a... ???" In fact I am French, I saw the episode in French and Penny ...
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Are most sitcoms racially segregated? [closed]

Just finished watching the 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, 12 seasons, 279 episodes roughly 5580 minutes if you average 20 minutes per episode. Yet in that 5580 minutes there is less than (I'm ...
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Does Raj Koothrappali ever get married?

In the final episode of "The Big Bang Theory" (S12E24), it seems like the creators of the show wanted to "come full circle" with the all of the characters. Some examples of this are: During that ...
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Why is there background laughter in The Big Bang Theory 12x15 @11.30?

The scene I'm, talking about is when Sheldon wakes up and makes himself a cereal breakfast. There's literally nothing that gives away Leonard sleeping on his couch and nothing else comical that would ...
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Why is Sheldon such a big fan of Doctor Who? [closed]

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory we can see that Sheldon is a big fan of Doctor from Doctor Who. We also see that one of his greatest dreams is transferring his mind into a cybernetic body. ...
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Was Leonard Hofstadter's character inspired from George Costanza's character?

I have already seen The Big Bang Theory TV series and now I am watching Seinfeld. By looking at George Costanza's character I can relate too many similarities between Leonard and him, let alone their ...
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Do the atomic model animations between scenes have any meaning in The Big Bang Theory?

In The Big Bang Theory there are these atomic model animations between changing of scenes. There are many combinations of them. Am listing few below. Do these in-between animations have any ...
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What is Stuart's full name?

What is the full name of comic center's owner Stuart from The Big Bang Theory? Why don't they say his full name like they do for others like Sheldon and Raj and Howard? I feel he is mostly ignored by ...
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Why does Young Sheldon behave like an adult while Adult Sheldon behaves like a kid?

In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper always behaves like a kid. But, in Young Sheldon, his younger self behaves more like an adult. Both the characters do not seem similar at all. Was there any ...
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What kind of grin was Raj hinted to have?

In S11E20 of The Big Bang Theory, Rajesh compliments Wolcott's tomatoes. He tells him that the tomatoes were fertilized with human manure. Howard and Leonard joke The look on your face. It's a sort ...
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How did Leonard and Sheldon lose their pants?

In the pilot episode (S01E01) of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Sheldon lose their pants while visiting their new neighbor's ex-boyfriend, as can be seen in below for example. I realize they pissed ...
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Is Kripke's way of talking a quirk or a dialect?

The way Kripke from The Big Bang Theory talks is sometimes mocked on the show. Is his particular pronunciation just an eccentricity, or is it some kind of dialect?
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What is in Sheldon's room on his wall? [duplicate]

Season 1, episode 15: Leonard tries to talk to Sheldon to persuade him that he is a suitable mate for Sheldon's sister. The scene is taken in Sheldon's room. What is that object on the wall over ...
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How many restraining orders does Sheldon have?

In series The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper has received restraining orders from famous real-world people. He has already received them from: Leonard Nimoy Stan Lee Bill Nye Carl Sagan My ...
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How does Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali talk in the cafateria?

As seen here, Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali is unable to talk to women or to other men in the presence of women unless he is intoxicated or has taken a pill or something. However many episodes feature the ...
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Did Howard hear from Elon Musk?

In season 9 episode 9 The Platonic Permutation Howard meets Elon Musk and Elon says he wants to stay in touch. Did Howard ever hear from Elon Musk again? Or didn't that potential storyline get any ...
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What is the origin and reason for Sheldon's triple knock in The Big Bang Theory?

Viewers of The Big Bang Theory are familiar with Dr. Sheldon Cooper's famous triple knock. What is the origin and reason for this humorous (and slightly irritating - from the characters perspective) ...
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What's the exact problem with Raj?

In The Big Bang Theory, Rajesh Koothrappali is a guy from India who befriended Howard and became friends with Leonard, Sheldon and Penny. Since the very beginning of series, it is shown that Raj has ...
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Was Sheldon Cooper ever proven wrong?

Was there any time in The Big Bang Theory - whether literal or referenced, that Dr. Sheldon Cooper was proven wrong by someone?
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How do TV shows go about getting "unbranded" cars?

I was watching Episode 6 of Season 10 of the Big Bang Theory. In this episode, Howard tries to convince Bernadette that a minivan is a good idea, and he has one on a 24-hour test-drive from the ...
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Why didn't Sheldon provide his references for sports statistics to his dad and meemaw?

Why didn't Sheldon provide his references for sports statistics to his dad and meemaw so they could (try to) learn it on their own? Wherever Sheldon read about punting on fourth or whatever could be ...
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Did Young Sheldon leave Wilmot Academy just because of the first living arrangement?

S01E10 of Young Sheldon: Flora, I have to ask about the living arrangements. That's our main concern. Well, I think I can reassure you about that. My husband and I have been hosting a student for the ...
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Do The Big Bang Theory characters take a stand on Marvel vs DC?

Recently I half-listened to something on TV that asserted most comic fans "pick a side" between Marvel and DC and do not mix and match their fandom. I am not familiar enough with these universes to ...
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Do they really finish plateful of food?

In The Big Bang Theory, characters often talk over dinner. Most of the time, it is 4-7 main characters, each with a plateful of food and more on the table. Other times, there are extras having food in ...
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Is it required to watch The Big Bang Theory to understand the plots of Young Sheldon?

The pilot episode of Young Sheldon is already on the air and this show is a spinoff of the show The Big Bang Theory. My friend wants to watch this show, but he hasn't watched TBBT. So, is it required ...
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