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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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In The Big Bang Theory are the mathematical equations on the white boards real? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if the mathematical type equations on the whiteboards are real equations or just props that look real?
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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 version 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 ...
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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 is getting 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 Big Bang Theory, Rajesh Koothapoli is a guy from India who befriended Howard and became friends with Leonard, Sheldon and Penny. Since the very beginning of series, it show that Raj has some sort ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Who are Sheldon's references of Crunch and Kangaroo?

In this clip of The Big Bang Theory, before sacrificing himself, Sheldon says Following in the footsteps of Kirk, Crunch and Kangaroo. I know Captain Kirk died ...
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Where does Sheldon hide the Golf Ball in TBBT S09E19?

I've seen The Big Bang Theory S09E19 several times but I can't figure out how Sheldon was able to trick Amy in not throwing out the golf ball in trash. This happens after Sheldon wishes to throw all ...
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Reason for the homage to Greensleeves

In Friends, the male babysitter Sandy is seen playing a song on the flute (1:50). The same song is played by Sheldon Cooper, also on the flute (58:46). ...
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1st Big Bang Theory ep. with none of the guys in pre-credit sequence

I was watching The Misinterpretation Agitation (season 8, episode 7) of The Big Bang Theory the other evening, and noted that the pre-opening credit sequence was centered around Penny, Bernadette &...
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Why doesn't Sheldon Cooper like whistling?

Why doesn't Sheldon Cooper like whistling? Sheldon says "Strike one" after Leonard whistles in one of the episode. In another episode, when Raj whistles while Sheldon went to steal the reel from ...
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Where does Amy Farrah Fowler work?

Wikipedia and the BBT wiki both say she's a neurobiologist, but I can't find any indication as to where she works. She's not at Cal Tech with the guys, except when she specifically goes there for a ...
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How do you combine the elements in Sheldon's T-shirt?

In S10 E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is wearing a red t-shirt. How does some chemical flasks and electric bolts make the Flash logo? In the TV show it looks like The Flash was created because ...
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The first movie or TV show that said “nerds” were cool

Nowadays, the term nerd is almost a compliment. It suggests someone, male or female, who has an intense interest in a specific sphere. The most common is a computer nerd but I also hear people ...
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How was Sheldon able to play around with Rajesh and Howard

In season 6 episode 8 of The Big Bang Theory, "43 Pecularity", Rajesh and Howard had installed the hidden cameras and they checked them the next day in the time Sheldon was about to go to his "hideout"...
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What degree does Howard have?

In The Big Bang Theory, we all know Howard has a Masters Degree in Engineering. What Engineering subject is his degree in?
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Why do all/most TBBT characters have three names?

As seen in What is Penny's last name in Big Bang Theory? The main characters of Big Bang Theory (excluding Penny) are: Sheldon Lee Cooper Leonard Leakey Hofstadter Howard Joel Wolowitz ...
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Why does the Stevenson Award show “Sheldon Cooper Ph.D.” when he got his Ph.D. at 16?

In the Episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization, Leonard mentions that Sheldon got his Ph.D. at the age of 16. However in the episode of The Jerusalem Duality, Sheldon ...
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Why were Lucy and Rajesh not developed as a couple?

Was Lucy (Kate Micucci) ever intended to become a long-term cast member in the Big Bang Theory? She seems to me to be a more interesting character than Emily, who replaced her as Raj's girlfriend. ...
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What floor do Leonard, Sheldon and Penny live on?

I know they live in apartments 4A and 4B, but in the episode "The Vegas Renormalization" (season 2 episode 21, episode 38 overall), when Sheldon and Penny walk up the stairs they only walk up three ...
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How did the word “Bazinga” originate?

Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory uses the word "Bazinga" whenever he wins over a conversation or pulls off sarcasm successfully. So, is there any canon explanation about how the word originated in ...
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Who was Penny mentioning in S02E04 “The Griffin Equivalency”?

In "The Griffin Equivalency", a 2nd season episode of The Big Bang Theory, Howard, Sheldon, Raj and Leonard were dining at the Cheese Cake Factory (Penny is also present in the scene, of course). They ...
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Why didn't Sheldon monetise the idea/concept of luminous fish?

Sheldon speaks very excitedly about the idea of luminous fish, where he also says to Lenard: We would be rich! In the end of the episode (in which he gets his job back), we see that he has ...
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Why does Sheldon not stop Leonard from sitting in his spot on the couch?

From first episode of first season of The Big Bang Theory, it is shown that Sheldon has an attachment to his spot on couch and does not let anybody sit on it. However, in Bat Jar Conjecture, we can ...
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How does Sheldon go to hospital even when he used to decline to go there?

We all know that Sheldon is very careful about germs and does not go around the sick people. That is why he declines to go to hospital. In the episode "The Engagement Reaction" (Season 4, Episode 23), ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper have Asperger's Syndrome?

Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory has many personality quirks, some of which make him a tad hard to take at times. He has difficulty expressing empathy He has a good vocabulary but has ...
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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? [closed]

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 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 ...