Questions tagged [the-big-bang-theory]

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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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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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 Maryanne Rostenkowski-Wolowitz Amy Farrah ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Big Bang Theory episode 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Big Bang Theory prop on Sheldon's bedroom wall

The 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. ...
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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 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 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 Ten has finished -- the elevator has still not been fixed. Is there any ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Do Sheldon's equations reflect real math/physics research?

In the first season of the Big Bang Theory, 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 ...
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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 ...