Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their Cal Tech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress from Omaha, moves into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny to be his girlfriend.
Smart Is The New Sexy.
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Did You Know?
While much of the show has focused on String Theory, the most often mentioned physicist is Stephen Hawking
. However, the "Father of String Theory" is Leonard Susskind
, who has proven Hawking wrong on several occasions. See more
There are 16 mailboxes but the building has only ten apartments - two on each of the five floors. Since all apartments are numbered by the floor plus a letter (the guys live in 4A, Penny in 4B) it is not possible that there is a never seen third apartment on each floor. First off, there are no apartments shown on the first floor. Secondly, it is possible that there are four apartments on each floor (two being unseen), and furthermore there is at least one more floor above the one Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, and later Amy live on (since the hallway/stairs/elevator scene is recycled for each floor). See more
Look, Sheldon's hugging me!
It's a Saturnalia miracle!
One of the final cards to appear in the credit sequence is the vanity card for Chuck Lorre Productions. In keeping with his practice on "Dharma and Greg" and "Two and a Half Men", there is a different message on the card each week, written by Chuck Lorre himself. See more
History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme)
Music & lyrics by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Played during the opening titles See more