The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang geniuses return after being thrown for a bell curve in the fifth season of “TV’s top-rated comedy” (New York Post). While Leonard has to “debug” his relationship with Penny once more after accidentally proposing to her in the heat of the moment, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj continue to discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated.
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Johnny GaleckiJim ParsonsKaley Cuoco
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. The Date Night Variable
    September 26, 2012
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    On the sixth season premiere, Howard discovers that he can’t escape his mother – even in space! Back on earth, meanwhile, Raj turns his existence as a third wheel into an art form.
  2. 2. The Decoupling Fluctuation
    October 3, 2012
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    When Sheldon learns that Penny is thinking about breaking up with Leonard, he tries to intervene. Meanwhile, Howard is being picked on in space by the other astronauts.
  3. 3. The Higgs Boson Observation
    October 10, 2012
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    While the pressures of being in space starts to take its toll on Howard, Amy feels threatened when Sheldon hires a young female assistant, Alex (guest star MARGO HARSHMAN).
  4. 4. The Re-Entry Minimization
    October 17, 2012
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    When Howard returns from space, he doesn’t get the hero’s welcome he expected. Meanwhile, Game Night turns into a battle of the sexes.
  5. 5. The Holographic Excitation
    October 24, 2012
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    The gang celebrates Halloween at Stuart’s comic book store. Meanwhile Leonard and Penny discover a new spark in their relationship when he seduces her with science.
  6. 6. The Extract Obilteration
    October 31, 2012
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    Sheldon’s tenuous relationship with renowned scientist STEPHEN HAWKING is threatened by a game of “Words with Friends,” while Penny secretly enrolls in a class at the local college.
  7. 7. The Habitation Configuration
    November 7, 2012
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    Bernadette pressures Howard to move out of his mother’s house, while Sheldon finds himself caught in the middle of a fight between Amy and Wil Wheaton.
  8. 8. The 43 Peculiarity
    November 14, 2012
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    Howard and Raj try to get to the bottom of why Sheldon disappears every afternoon at 2:45. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny wrestle with jealousy in their relationship.
  9. 9. The Parking Spot Escalation
    November 28, 2012
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    When the University reassigns Sheldon’s (unused) parking spot to Howard, the ensuing turf battle affects the whole gang.
  10. 10. The Fish Guts Displacement
    December 5, 2012
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    Sheldon plays nursemaid to a sick Amy, while Howard attempts to bond with his father-in-law (guest star CASEY SANDER) on an upcoming fishing trip.
  11. 11. The Santa Simulation
    December 12, 2012
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    Sheldon unwillingly revisits some Christmas memories during a lively game of Dungeons and Dragons, while Penny, Bernadette and Amy try to find the perfect girl for Raj when he joins the girls for ladies night.
  12. 12. The Egg Salad Equivalency
    January 2, 2013
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    Sheldon is accused of sexual harassment at the University and winds up dragging Leo, Raj, Howard into the fray. REGINA KING guest stars as the University’s Director of Employee Relations.
  13. 13. The Bakersfield Expedition
    January 9, 2013
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    While the guys take a road trip to a comic book convention in Bakersfield dressed as characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Leonard’s car is stolen.
  14. 14. The Cooper/ Kripke Inversion
    January 30, 2013
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    Outraged that he’s being forced to work with university nemesis, Barry Kripke, Sheldon faces a crisis of conscience. Howard and Raj spend a thousand dollars on action figures of themselves.
  15. 15. The Spoil Alert Segmentation
    February 6, 2013
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    A fight between Leonard and Sheldon drives Leonard to finally move in with Penny – not realizing how the shift will affect Penny and Amy’s living arrangements.
  16. 16. The Tangible Affection Proof
    February 13, 2013
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    While the guys try to give their significant others the perfect Valentine’s Day, Raj and Stuart throw a lonely people party at the comic book store.
  17. 17. The Monster Isolation
    February 20, 2013
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    After a terrible date, Raj vows to never leave his apartment again. Meanwhile, Penny actually impresses Sheldon with her acting skills.
  18. 18. The Contractual Obligation Implementation
    March 6, 2013
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    Leonard, Sheldon and Howard try to advance the cause of women in science by speaking with junior high girls about their future careers, while Raj plans his date with Lucy.
  19. 19. The Closet Reconfiguration
    March 13, 2013
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    To open or not to open? When Howard finds a letter from his father, he's forced to confront his past. And Leonard and Penny throw a "grown-up" cocktail party at the apartment.
  20. 20. The Tenure Turbulence
    April 3, 2013
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    Let the battle begin! Leonard, Sheldon and Raj fight for tenure at the University – and the competition heats up when the girls get involved!
  21. 21. The Closure Alternative
    April 24, 2013
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    After one of his favorite TV shows gets canceled too soon, Sheldon feels lost, so Amy tries to help him get over his compulsive need for closure by retraining his brain.
  22. 22. The Proton Resurgence
    May 1, 2013
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    Leonard and Sheldon hire Professor Proton (guest star BOB NEWHART), the host of their favorite childhood TV show to perform. Raj leaves his dog with Howard and Bernadette.
  23. 23. The Love Spell Potential
    May 8, 2013
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    When the girls' trip to Vegas falls through, the guys invite them to a Dungeons & Dragons date night that causes Sheldon and Amy's relationship to take an unexpected turn.
  24. 24. The Bon Voyage Reaction
    May 15, 2013
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    On the sixth season finale, Sheldon and Penny are thrown for a loop when Leonard is offered an exciting new job opportunity overseas.

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Directors
Mark CendrowskiAnthony RichPeter ChakosNikki LorreJames BurrowsHoward MurrayGay LinvillKristy CecilTed WassAndrew D. Weyman
Supporting actors
Simon HelbergKunal NayyarMayim BialikMelissa RauchKevin Sussman
Producers
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Season year
2013
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DisneyDenizenReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Big Bang Theory Validated Geeks Everywhere
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The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom about four nerdy thirtysomething scientists who work at CalTech. It stars Johnny Galecki, Darlene’s boyfriend from Roseanne. This was how the sitcom was originally described to me. So unappealing was the description that I didn’t watch it for a year. Once I finally did, I devoured it; it instantly became my favorite sitcom. The rest of America agreed. As time went by, more and more people discovered this show. In its final seasons, it was consistently the highest-rated sitcom in the country. There’s a good reason for that: this show is great!

The four scientists are:
- Supersmart theoretical physicist Sheldon, who is as advanced in physics as he is stunted in social skills. Many have speculated that Sheldon has Aspergers. The shows writers initially stated that they did not write Sheldon to have Aspergers. I don’t just think Sheldon has Aspergers - I think they all do. Sheldon is portrayed by Jim Parsons, who has rightfully won numerous Emmys for this role.
- Experimental physicist Leonard is Sheldon’s long-suffering roommate who pines for the neurotypical girl next door, waitress and wannabe actress Penny. Johnny Galecki's portrayal of Leonard is perfect. In general, all of the actors are well cast, and the ensemble cast really clicks.
- Astrophysicist Raj initially suffers from selective mutism; he cannot speak when a woman is present.
- Mama’s boy engineer Howard rounds out the group.

At its heart, this sitcom is about the development of these four young men, especially in regards to their relationships with women. The sitcom never just stays with its successful formula. Instead, it permits its characters to really develop. Relationships with women - some long, some short - come and go. Marriages take place. Forever unseen babies are born. It is a delight to see the characters make real progress in their lives.

One of the ways in which this sitcom really shines is in guest appearances. Wil Wheaton is a recurring favorite, as is Stephen Hawking. Guest stars are drawn from such shows as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly. Bill Gates makes an appearance, as does Neil Gaiman. The guest star list is nerd nirvana.

My favorite aspect of the show is the constant references to the things geeks like, whether it’s TV shows or movies, video games or ComicCon. This show has validated an entire subculture. And, really, why shouldn’t it? Why should grown men be belittled for having paraphernalia from a favorite franchise while other grown men decorate their man caves in sports paraphernalia? Why is one socially acceptable and the other not? Well, thanks to The Big Bang Theory, no more.

12 years. Not a single weak season. Sure, there was an occasional weak episode. But this show could have gone on forever and never gotten old.

(The one weak spot is the Leonard-Penny relationship. These two have literally nothing in common, and it shows. In the end, the best the writers could do was envelop them in insult humor. That’s not to say that one of these brainiac boys could not have had a successful relationship with an intellectually-inferior attractive blonde. It’s just that this particular relationship clearly does not work.)
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Lady AnnReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love The Sixth Season, BUT
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As TBBT enters its golden years as a television series, it has grown and deepened in some lovely ways. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to the cast as regulars back in Season 4 was a stroke of genius -- a much-needed dose of estrogen and some girl-brains to offset Penny's dumb-as-dirt bit. The balancing act works in reverse, too: Kaley Cuoco's Penny has some of her best scenes when she's introducing her science-y besties to, say, the concept of an eyelash curler. Or shocking them with her sexual exploits ("It's a joke! Based on real-life experiences...") and incipient alcoholism (drinking an entire bottle of alcohol during a girls' night get-together). Another reason to love The Girls of TBBT: Bernadette has done wonders for Howard, using her wit and wiles to teach him that being a man means much more than being in a constant amorous state. It means being responsible about money, showing up for friends, and running an orderly household.

Which brings me to the "but" part of my review. I have three "buts":

1. Why is it that TBBT writers will always, always go for the gross and disgusting? My partner and I most often watch the show during dinner -- perhaps not the best choice considering that if one of Bernadette's experiments is going to have a side effect, you just know it's going to be icky. Listening to Sheldon describe to the dry cleaner just why his couch cushion needed cleaning after Howard sat on it naked ("The Parking Lot Escalation") almost ruined a lovely spaghetti dinner. In fact, my partner and I have created a TBBT drinking game -- taking a drink every time one of the characters says something gross and/or gratuitous. If we drank actual alcohol we'd be Penny-wasted by the end of most episodes.

2. We love Sheldon. But why do the writers turn him into SUCH a jerk far too often? Using Amy as a human shield ("The Closet Reconfiguration") was way out of line, even for Sheldon. It's one thing for our Top Nerd to be a bad and clueless boyfriend, but when he crosses over into demeaning and humiliating behavior, he's edging into the land of the verbally abusive. Not cool. And not entertaining.

3. Raj needs to stop needing alcohol to talk to women. I'm hoping that the addition of Kate Micucci to the cast in the form of Raj's equally-socially-awkward new girl friend (as in, friend who is a girl, as -- at least at this point in my Season 6 viewing -- they have not officially hooked up) will stop the need-a-flask gimmick once and for all. Kunal Nayyar is a talented comic actor but even he stopped making that "joke" fresh and new several seasons ago.

So -- Three Buts and a Yay. I love this show. I always have and I always will. But my deep affection doesn't keep me from wincing and squirming through about 20% of the writers' choices. I honestly don't know who the show's target audience is. I'm sure I skew much older than the desired demographic but I don't think that's the problem. I like edgy, I can even appreciate a dose of outrageous here and there. But gratuitous gross-outs have never done much for me as entertainment fodder. We viewers, like Amy Farrah Fowler, deserve better.
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richmondpd_bosswomanReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
poor condition
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i ordered this one as well season 7 and 10 for my oldest grandson to complete the series. when i looked at the dvd for this season (6) they were in poor condition all scratched up so i don't know if they will work or not since this is for his birthday in july. very disappointed, made me wonder why they were selling this, they should have buffed the dvds to get rid of the scratches
Terry HawesReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Season!
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The Big Bang Theory delivers on an impressive sixth season as the directors continue to develop each individual character.

Howard and Bernadette's relationship begins to intensify after the former returns from his NASA space mission; he starts to bond with Bernadette's father while figuring out why his own father left him behind.

While the Leonard/Penny and Sheldon/Amy storylines consume most of the show, it is Raj that seems to grow the most in this season as he goes from essentially the friend in need to having his own lengthy romantic storyline. Although Raj does not get the girl in the need, he conquers his fear of talking to women when he talks to Penny (without the aid of alcohol) in the season finale.

Two episodes stand out. The first is the one where Howard and Sheldon have a dispute over a parking spot at the school; I won't spoil the episode for you, but it is a must watch, and the second is the boys' trip to a sci-fi convention which doesn't go as planned.

The extras are also great - the cast actually communicate with a member of NASA directly from space in one extra which is quite breathtaking.
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Phil ClaphamReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best comedy, ever
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This review applies to this and every previous season of Big Bang, and since many others have lauded its praises I'll keep it short. The show is consistently funny, the script smart and often surprisingly nuanced, the direction superb and the acting - from every one of the cast - pitch-perfect. And the science is remarkably accurate.

My wife and I own all the existing seasons on DVD and have watched them from Series 1, Episode 1 all the way through several times... they just never get old. In addition to the often hysterical humor, the developing dynamics between the characters - especially after Bernadette and Amy joined the show - are both funny and often very touching. In particular, the relationship between Leonard and Penny is at times actually quite moving in its sweetness and depth, and you really WANT these two to stay together (they're the loves of each others' lives, despite their differences). Similarly, there are moments of genuine tenderness between Sheldon and Amy which catch you unawares amid the humor.

It's a quirky, original, smart, fun show where you learn to genuinely love and care about the characters, and the script-writing has kept it surprisingly fresh for all these years. If I could pick a single sit-com to take to a desert island, I wouldn't hesitate: Big Bang Theory is my favorite TV comedy of all time. Long may it run.
Pete DettoriReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
BBT: Anytime, Anywhere
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Every so often, a sitcom gets it right and becomes part of Americana, ie: I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Cheers, Friends and The Big Bang Theory joins this roster. BBT: Season Six is what you expect, although it's a little light on the extras. There is a nice music Video from Bare Naked Ladies(We all Love the theme song). It's very well thought out and clever. My Only problem is, just like Season Five, they changed the color of the box from Frosted Clear to Black. What the hell? Most people who buy TV on DVD have collections and they show them off to people. This series looks nice and uniform until you get to Season Five. It then looks like another show from afar. Will Season Eleven feature Pink Boxes? I bought some 3 disc frosted boxes so it looks fine. However, after I forked over the money for the discs, why should I have to correct this nonsense? Other than that, if you are a fan of the show, you have no reason not to buy Season Six . By the way, I phrased that sentence in such a way that if you imagined Sheldon's voice in your head, it sounds like something he would say.
Peer ReviewsReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch this show once, you'll like it. Keep watching and, BANG, it's even better.
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Hey, what's not to like! I even love the theme song that opens each episode. The characters are perfectly cast; I enjoy them all. The always evolving stories wrap around the daily adventures and love lives of some very socially clumsy yet very lovable best-friend nerds who work as scientists at the same university. They are grown-up genius super-nerds, but their other closest friends and love interests include some simple, equally lovable (and more in tune with reality) everyday folk, especially a cute waitress who supplies the show with a playful hint of eye-candy along with a very enjoyable personality. Science plays no real part in the show, but as an implied back story for most of the key characters it pops its way into the clever and fun dialogue just enough to gently tickle each viewer's intelligence. Appreciating science is totally not necessary, but if you do you will find an occasional joke that is even funnier because of its playful tie to actual science. This is simply a very funny and terrific show. Production values are excellent.
AlReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best show since friends and seinfeld
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This show is very well written. It can go 14 seasons with cast members getting married and having children. Sheldon's putdowns towards Leonerd could carryon to his child putting down Lenord's son. An idea.

The show brings a cast of intelligent educated adults with graduate degrees and a farm girl college community dropout, Penny, trying to make it in California as an actress stuck in the middle. The ongoing differences between Sheldon an intellectual physicist by definition and Penny make the show what it is. Putting an analitcal, intellegent, "evolved" (as he calls himself, person whom doest not crave human innate desires such as human contact and without a doubt intimacy, in the same room with a free spirit aspiring actress true to her innate desires, is the recipe for humor.

Amy Farafauller (Bialik), an intellegent neuerolgist, whom essentially is Sheldon's female equivalent, high school's desires of befriending the pretty girl in school comes to a reality when meeting Penny. Dialoges between her and Penny also make for good humor.

The friendship between adults (Sheldon, Amy and Penny), whom where complete opposite of another in high school respectively, creates an amusing, humerus dynamic.

The only thing bad thing about season six is Wolowitz leaving behind his bacholors days and hanging with Kutropoli, which brought the show's humer down a notch. Wolowitz is personality as bachelor made humerus contributions to the show no longer seen now as a husband. on the upside Kutropoli now speaks without the use of Wolowitz, since they no loger are hang out arm to arm. Its good to see him speak out.

Chuck Lore is a genius bringing us unconvetional shows like the Big Bang and Two and Half Man.
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