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The Big Bang Theory

Nov 01, 2012 08:00 PM

TV Network - CBS

Stephen Hawking is a relatively famous individual.  He is what is regularly referred to as a 'scientist' because that is his occupation.  As he is a scientist, his field of knowledge fits in perfectly with many of the discussions had on "The Big Bang Theory."  You may recall that Hawking appeared on an episode of this series at some point last spring, and you'd be exactly correct.  He won't be appearing again tonight.  Rather, Mr. Hawking will be providing a voiceover (as we understand it, you won't actually see him).  See him tonight?  No.  Hear him?  Yes.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 13, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    Next week, "The Big Bang Theory" will air its final new Monday night episode for the foreseeable future.  It has been somewhat odd, somewhat different, somewhat outside the norm for the show to air on Monday nights which is one of the reasons we tell you again this week that the show is airing here on Monday nights.  It adds a wee bit of funny to the start of the week and harkens back to the good old days when the show regularly aired on Monday nights.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 20, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    This is it, the last new Monday night "The Big Bang Theory" for the foreseeable future.  On October 30th, the series resumes its regular Thursday night timeslot as NFL games shift over to cable.  We therefore, humbly, suggest you tune in tonight, see what Sheldon and company have going on, and laugh.  Laugh until the laughter is all gone.  It isn't that there won't be funny things on television next Monday, but it won't be "The Big Bang Theory."

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 30, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    After several weeks of Monday night airings, "The Big Bang Theory" is heading back to its rihtful Thursday night slot tonight.  What does that mean for you and me?  Well, it means rather than finding the series' humor and funny and what-not on Monday nights, you're going to have to search it out on Thursday nights.  That is, except if you're watching syndicated repeats.  We aren't talking about syndicated repeats, we're talking about new episodes.  New episodes, as of tonight, are back on Thursdays.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Sep 22, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    Well, here we are, the eighth season premiere of "The Big Bang Theory."  The show is currently scheduled to air for two weeks here on Monday nights before moving over to Thursdays at the end of October.  Tonight, to celebrate the show's return, we're going to get back-to-back episodes which means twice the funny over a single episode week of "The Big Bang Theory."  Or, at least, twice the funny over an average single week if these two episodes hit the average amount of humor.  Listen, there are variables, we think you understand.

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    Big Bang Theory: Season 7 - DVD

    Sep 16, 2014

    The complete seventh season of the hit CBS comedy arrives on DVD.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    May 15, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    Whether or not you believe in the Big Bang, assuredly by now you believe in "The Big Bang Theory."  The award-winning series from Chuck Lorre has proven itself over and over again.  In fact, CBS is so pleased with the show that this past march it renewed "The Big Bang Theory" through the 2016-2017 television season. That is a whole lot more theory-izing that we're going to get in years to come.  Even so, and as happy as that may make you, the current season ends tonight.  Yuck it up one last time.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Feb 06, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    As with so many other series, "The Big Bang Theory" isn't going to be new during the Olympics.  This means that this is your last chance to watch a new episode until the last Thursday in February.  We know, we know, this is the first Thursday in February and you're going to have to go without during the second and third Thursdays in February.  That is just the sort of astute observation of which we think Leonard and Sheldon would be proud.  Congratulate yourself on your wisdom, pass Go, collect $200, and be sure to watch tonight's episode.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Nov 07, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    Bob Newhart is returning to "The Big Bang Theory" tonight, and he's bringing a friend.  Well, okay, reading the description of the episode, Newhart's character, Professor Proton, is bringing an enemy, but we don't believe the guy he's bringing really has any enemies.  Who is it, you ask?  Why, it's Bill Nye, The Science Guy.  We do love ourselves some Bill Nye, that dinosaur thing he has with Ellen at EPCOT is just fantastic.  But, that's not what this is, this is all about Professor Proton and his enemy, Bill Nye, The Science Guy.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 24, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    Somehow, we have already arrived at the sixth episode of the season.  Well, it's not really "somehow," we understand exactly what took place--two episodes in week one and one every week over the course of the next five weeks thereafter--but it doesn't amuse that 25% of the seventh season of "The Big Bang Theory" is behind us after tonight.  And, what's worse, next week is a repeat.  A repeat.  There is something inside of us that hurts at the very idea.  So, watch tonight as Sheldon's latest breakthrough ends up making him feel pretty awful.

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    The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season - DVD

    Sep 10, 2013

    Whether on or above Earth, hilarity is outrageously universal in TV's most popular comedy featuring four forward-thinking but socially backward geniuses. Fun discoveries multiply: Leonard learns jealousy is bad for a relationship (with Penny) but science is good for seduction (of Penny). Howard finds life in the International Space Station life is no escape from terrestrial turmoil between his mom and his new wife Bernadette. Raj meets someone special who may be a good match, if he can keep her from fleeing mid-date. And then there's Sheldon. He learns what not to say after facing harassment charges or competing for tenure at work and how Dungeons & Dragons can be the icebreaker his relationship with Amy needs. For those who need laughter with scientific regularity, this 24-episode Season Six set of The Big Bang Theory will rock your cosmos.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jan 31, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    One of the advantages of a series running for an extended period of time is that you get to have all these ancillary characters who return and whom we get to learn more about.  Tonight, John Ross Bowie returns as Barry Kripke, Sheldon's nemesis.  We have seen Kripke before and his encounters with Sheldon (and everyone else) haven't always gone... smoothly.  What sort of joy will he bring to the show tonight?  We aren't quite sure, but we do know that we're going to watch and enjoy.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jan 03, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    There is a theory of the universe which states that eventually, the universe will stop expanding and start contracting and that when this occurs time will begin to run backwards to the big bang.  That would kind of be like the return of the big bang.  This event is different though, it's not the return of the big bang, it's the return of "The Big Bang Theory" which is back for a joyous 2013, one filled with humor, and laughter, and nerds (not the candy, the people).  Watch and laugh with (or at) the characters, and, who knows, if time starts running backwards maybe we'll find out that they've embedded some extra jokes, Beatles-style.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Sep 27, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Well, we have had a revelation.  It his us like a bolt of lightning.  It hit us like a ton of bricks.  In other words, it hit us rather hard.  Here it is (ready?) -- this series isn't actually building towards a discussion of The Big Bang.  For the first five seasons we kind of thought that the show was headed towards telling us exactly what caused The Big Bang, but now we realize how foolish we were.  No, the show is all about joking with/at nerds/geeks/dweebs and those who hang around them.  We have laughed through the years so we won't call our time wasted, but we do feel rather foolish.

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    The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season - DVD

    Sep 11, 2012

    Regarding the opposite sex, they're on a steep learning curve. In every other sense, they're geniuses. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) as they ponder black holes, chemical deviations, girls, and other mysteries of the universe in all 24 phenomenally funny episode of the Season Five. With Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard's relationship in uncharted terrain, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg), and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) discover that the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As they muddle through relationship "bugs" and romance re-launches, they also discover it's nothing a good roll of the D&D dice or a paintball tournament can't solve.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 14, 2012

    Leonard finally works up the courage to ask Penny out on a date after she breaks up with her current boyfriend, but as soon as she says yes, they both become nervous about the impending outing and decide to go to Sheldon for romantic advice.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 12, 2012

    Sheldon and Leonard find themselves getting invited to a big party at actor Wil Wheaton's house, causing Leonard to have to choose between either the party or his friend; Howard finds himself facing down a huge opportunity.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 11, 2012

    Tensions start to run high when everyone is coincidentally staying at the same hotel for a scientific event; Bernadette runs into her ex-boyfriend, which causes Wolowitz to worry that he won't be able to measure up to him.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 10, 2012

    In order to get clearance for a new project for the Defense Department, a cute FBI agent must individually interview all of Wolowitz's friends before he can gain access; Sheldon's answers may put Wolowitz's clearance at risk.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 10, 2012

    In order to get clearance for a new project for the Defense Department, a cute FBI agent must individually interview all of Wolowitz's friends before he can gain access; Sheldon's answers may put Wolowitz's clearance at risk.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jul 07, 2012

    After being invited to a physics conference to present his findings with Leonard, Sheldon refuses to attend the event as he does not want to share the honor; while trying to mediate, Penny's actions only end up making matters worse.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jun 28, 2012

    A sudden change in Sheldon's normal routine forces him to deal with re-evaluating his entire life after his barber suddenly gets sick; the rigorous astronaut training causes Wolowitz to rethink his decision about going to space.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    May 10, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    If we were smarter, we'd be able to suggest some sort of interesting theory about the significance of season five ending tonight, it would be physics-based specifically, we think.  Said theory would try to incorporate the total number of episodes the show has done, combine it with the number of storylines that have been told, subtract the "Star Trek" character appearances, and then attempt to extrapolate the show's overall longevity.  We'd call it '"The Big Bang Theory" Theory' and be totally wrong, so probably we should all just sit down, watch today's episode, and enjoy.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Apr 26, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    There are some people whom we simply love watching on television, especially as we follow their other endeavors.  Good old Wil Wheaton is one of those fellows.  Wheaton has been on "The Big Bang Theory" several times and he is returning tonight.  What does that in fact mean?  Awesomeness, lots and lots of awesomeness.  Plus, you know, probably a few "Star Trek" references.  Other things will happen on tonight's episode as well, but seriously, the most important (for us) is the return of Wil Wheaton.


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    The Big Bang Theory

    Apr 05, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    It has been a pretty good couple of weeks for "The Big Bang Theory."  Last week we got Mr. Spock himself on the show and this week we're going to be getting Stephen Hawking.  Frankly, if we didn't know better we'd suggest that this was a television series which prided itself on doing terribly nerdy/geeky/dweeby things.  What are these guys, PhD types?  Well, whatever they may be, Wolowitz is getting the opportunity to work with Hawking (played by Hawking) tonight and apparently Sheldon gets a tad jealous. 

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Mar 29, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Leonard Nimoy has done a huge number of television shows and movies throughout his career.  Of course, the role he will forever be best known for is that of Mr. Spock from "Star Trek."   He has played the character on and off for decades, but you don't really need us to tell you that, now do you?  Sorry, we didn't mean to insult you.  Tonight, after Leonard and Sheldon get some "Star Trek" collectibles, Sheldon is haunted by the voice of Mr. Spock, a voice provided by the one and only Leonard Nimoy.  Oh yes, it is once again time to whip out those pointy ears and get your Vulcan on.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Jan 19, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    As we get older, television shows seem to get old more quickly.  Some how, some way, "The Big Bang Theory" has already made it to episode 100.  What can we say -- time flies when you're having fun, and, unquestionably, we've been having fun watching our favorite nerds (or geeks or dweebs or whatever you want to call them) live their lives.  Tonight's tale will feature... yeah, like we're going to tell you that, that would totally ruin the whole thing.  No, we're not going to spoil any of the 100th episode hijinx, all we're going to tell you is that there will be jokes and that many (most? all?) of them will be funny.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 13, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    We hate to call Wil Wheaton evil, doing as much could cause one to be in violation Wheaton's Rule, which is something we'd never want.  In fact, we think he's probably a wise, witty, individual.  We have grown up with Wheaton, falling for him while watching "Encounter at Farpoint" and following him ever since, including his appearances here on "The Big Bang Theory."  Tonight, he'll be joined on the series by Brent Spiner, another "Star Trek:  The Next Generation" alum, which is the exact sort of thing that makes us go all wobbly inside.  Man, this show was totally made for us.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Oct 06, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    If you were watching ABC Family this summer, you may have seen Katie Leclerc on "Switched at Birth," ABC Family's show about two kids who were switched at birth.  In fact, Leclerc wasn't just on the show, she was one of the kids who was switched at birth.  Tonight though, we don't know about her birth origins as much as we know that she's going to be guest starring as Emily, Raj's new girlfriend.  We do think it would be excellent if Emily was switched at birth as well (for continuity's sake), but we wouldn't count on that actually being in her backstory.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Sep 22, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Last year CBS made the risky choice of moving "The Big Bang Theory" off of its Monday night perch and having it anchor a new Thursday comedy block, challenging the once dominant NBC Thursday night comedy lineup.  The move proved a good one and "The Big Bang Theory" thrived last season on its new night.  It is therefore no surprise that the show is sticking with its Thursday time slot this season. "The Big Bang Theory" starts up tonight with back-to-back episodes, prepare to laugh.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    May 19, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Tonight marks the close of season four for "The Big Bang Theory," but we are happy to report that the show has already been ordered for an addition three seasons (the seventh overrall).  What that means is that there is going to be an excess of nerd-dom tonight, and an excess of nerd-dom for years to come.  So, whether you're laughing at them or with them, there will be plenty to laugh about, and as for the specifics of tonight's episode... well, it involves some sort of incredibly nerdy undertaking and/or misunderstanding of society at large due to seeing the world through nerd-colored glasses.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Feb 10, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Tonight, Joshua Malina will be portraying the University President.  We find that incredibly disturbing.  At what point did Joshua Malina get so old that he can portray a University President?  We still think of him as that young kid on "Sports Night."  We miss "Sports Night," and one of the reasons we miss it is because it had Malina on it.  Consequently, we're quite pleased to see him here this week (because more Malina is always better).  Also appearing this week will be Jessica Walter whom you may remember from "Arrested Development."

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Nov 04, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Rather than playing some sort of rogue agent for a secret corporation who works against the secret corporation and who has her mind repeatedly wiped until she doesn't, choosing instead to be everyone she's ever been, Eliza Dushku will be playing a plain, old FBI Agent this evening.  Well, she'll be plain and old as much as the script and Dushku herself will allow her to be plain and old, which is probably to say that she won't be so plain and she won't be so old.  We do still imagine though that she'll be funny, and if that's not a great reason to tune in, we don't know what is.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Sep 30, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Don't be that way, don't pretend that you don't know who Woz is.  If you watch "The Big Bang Theory," if you have any idea what happens on the show, if you've even slightly looked into what these guys are all about you know who Woz is.  But, for those of you just reading this and without any idea who The Woz may be, we suggest you do a little research into who founded a little computer company called Apple.  Yes, one of the guys had the last name Jobs, but there were two guys and both had the first name Steve.  The last name of the other guy?  Wozniak.  See where we're going here?

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    The Big Bang Theory

    May 10, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Judy Greer appears on this week's "The Big Bang Theory" as the famed female physicist Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton.  Now we know what you're thinking - 'really, she's playing a famed female physicist?' Our only response to you is that yes, Judy Greer will not be cross-dressing this week.  What would ever make you think that she would be cross-dressing for this role?  That doesn't really make any sense at all and we urge you to, in the future, think before you ask such a foolish, foolish question.  Oh, who are we kidding, you ask any question you want to ask, we're happy to answer it.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Apr 12, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Wil Wheaton, or as we like to think of him, that guy who starred as that kid who showed up Data back in the day before eventually leaving the show and who now has that blog, is going to be putting in another appearance on 'The Big Bang Theory' tonight.  Well, perhaps 'appearance' doesn't go quite far enough.  Wil Wheaton will be guest starring as Wil Wheaton tonight.  Wheaton as Wheaton will be bowling against Sheldon for reasons we're slightly hazy on but may not truly matter to begin with.  He may be evil on the show, but we're still pulling for Wil.

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    The Big Bang Theory

    Sep 21, 2009

    TV Network - CBS

    "The Big Bang Theory" ended its second season with all of the guys in a hut in the Arctic after Sheldon is put in charge of the expedition by the Dean of the University. Penny knits a scarf and cap for Leonard for the expedition and Leonard wonders whether she has feelings for him. 

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    The Big Bang Theory

    May 11, 2009

    TV Network - CBS

    The second season finale for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" apparently finds Penny and Leonard examining their feelings for each other, which is exactly where we were in the first season finale, not that we count on sitcoms to make any real year-to-year progress.

    In "The Monopolar Expedition," Leonard and the gang announce plans to spend the summer at the North Pole, which leaves Penny conflicted.

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