The Big Bang Theory (2006)

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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Country United States

Genre Comedy, Romance

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Season 1 episodes

Unaired Pilot

0. Unaired Pilot

The first Pilot of what will become "The Big Bang Theory". Leonard and Sheldon are two awkward scientists who share an apartment. They meet a drunk girl called Katie and invite her to stay ...See full summary »


1. Pilot

A pair of socially awkward theoretical physicists meet their new neighbor Penny, who is their polar opposite.

The Fuzzy Boots Corollary

3. The Fuzzy Boots Corollary

Leonard gets upset when he discovers that Penny is seeing a new guy, so he tries to trick her into going on a date with him.

The Luminous Fish Effect

4. The Luminous Fish Effect

Sheldon's mother is called to intervene when he delves into numerous obsessions after being fired for being disrespectful to his new boss.

The Hamburger Postulate

5. The Hamburger Postulate

Leslie seduces Leonard, but afterwards tells him that she is only interested in a one-night stand.

The Dumpling Paradox

7. The Dumpling Paradox

When Howard hooks up with Penny's old friend, his absence in the gang causes problems for the rest of the guys.

The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization

9. The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization

Leonard and Sheldon's friendship is put to the test when Leonard wants to present a paper they co-authored at a physics convention, but Sheldon doesn't.

The Loobenfeld Decay

10. The Loobenfeld Decay

Leonard lies to Penny so that he and Sheldon can get out of watching her perform. However, Sheldon believes that the lie has too many loose ends, so he comes up with a new, unnecessarily complex one to replace it.

The Pancake Batter Anomaly

11. The Pancake Batter Anomaly

When Sheldon gets sick, Leonard, Howard and Raj go AWOL, leaving a reluctant Penny to deal with him.

The Jerusalem Duality

12. The Jerusalem Duality

Sheldon decides to give up his work and focus on other tasks when a 15-year-old prodigy joins the university, so the other guys come up with a plan to get rid of him.

The Bat Jar Conjecture

13. The Bat Jar Conjecture

Sheldon becomes so intent on demonstrating his intellectual superiority over the other guys that they kick him off the Physics Bowl team and replace him with his nemesis, Leslie.

The Pork Chop Indeterminacy

15. The Pork Chop Indeterminacy

Leonard, Howard and Raj fight over Sheldon's twin sister when she arrives in town. Raj takes part in a drug trial to suppress his selective mutism.

The Peanut Reaction

16. The Peanut Reaction

When Penny learns that Leonard has never had a birthday party, she and the rest of the guys plan a surprise party for him.

Tech Specs

Languages: Mandarin, English, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Klingon

Release Date: 01 May 2006 (United States) See more

Also Known As: BG See more