Without a doubt, The Big Bang Theory is my new favorite sitcom this season. It’s one of those shows where you’ll catch yourself literally laughing out loud. You could say the 30 minute show definitely has quite the entertainment value. The show is centered around two geeks in their 20’s who are both physicists and both hold PhD’s. Somehow the writers are able to incorporate obvious humor, subtle jokes, science, geeks, and girls all into one show that can actually make people laugh. If this show doesn’t survive it’s first season, I know I’ll be disappointed, and I’m sure some of you will be too. Today I thought we’d look at some of the best quotes and video clips from the show. Before we get into some of the quotes, here’s a quick overview of the main characters from Wikipedia:
Leonard – he rooms with Sheldon in a rundown apartment building. He keeps a whiteboard in their living room on which he works on theoretical physics. While Sheldon’s genius seems to be focused primarily in math and science, Leonard is insinuated to be proficient in literature and history as well as the sciences. He’s interested in Penny, a girl who lives across the hallway and is described by another character as “cheesecake-scented goddess” because she works at the Cheesecake Factory.
Sheldon – is best friends with Leonard and is also his roommate and colleague. He too is a physicist and like Leonard, keeps a whiteboard in the living room for all of his scientific theories. He tries to stop Leonard from chasing after Penny, and tends to have some obsessive compulsive behaviors.
Penny – is the girl that Leonard is falling for! She claims to be a vegetarian but will eat fish and “the occasional steak. I love steak!” That should give you an idea of Penny’s personality which sometimes makes you question her intellect.
Leonard: We need to widen our circle.
Sheldon: I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.
Leonard: Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.
Sheldon: That’s the beauty of it.
Penny: I’m a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know.
Sheldon: Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.
Penny: (puzzled) Participate in the what?
Sheldon: Okay, look, I think you have as much of a chance of having a sexual relationship with Penny as the Hubble telescope does of discovering that at the center of every black hole is a little man with a flashlight searching for a circuit breaker. Nevertheless, I do feel obligated to point out to you that she did not reject you. You did not ask her out.
Sheldon: I’ve spent the past three-and-a-half years staring at greaseboards full of equations; before that, I spent four years working on my thesis; before that, I was in college; and before that, I was in the fifth grade.
At a restaurant:
Sheldon: We don’t eat here, I don’t know what’s good…
Penny: Well, it’s all good.
Sheldon: Statistically unlikely.
Leonard: Just get a hamburger, you like hamburgers.
Sheldon: Leonard! Leonard!
Leonard: What, what’s the matter?
Sheldon: My equations! Someone’s tampered with my equations!
Leonard: Are you sure?
Sheldon: Of course I’m sure. Look at the beta function of quantum chromodynamics–the sign’s been changed!
Leonard: Yeah…but doesn’t that fix the problem you’ve been having?
Sheldon: Are you insane? Are you out of your mind? Are you–hey, look, that fixes the problem I’ve been having!
Talking about Penny staying the night…
Leonard: Are you suggesting that if we let Penny stay, we might succumb to cannibalism?
Sheldon: No one ever thinks it’ll happen until it does.
Leonard: Penny, if you promise not to chew the flesh off our bones while we sleep, you can stay.
Leonard: What are you doing?
Sheldon: Every Saturday since we’ve lived in this apartment, I have awakened at 6:15, poured myself a bowl of cereal, added a quarter-cup of 2% milk, sat on this end of this couch, turned on BBC America, and watched Doctor Who.
Leonard: Penny’s still sleeping.
Sheldon: Every Saturday since we’ve lived in this apartment…
Leonard: You have a TV in your room, why don’t you just have breakfast in bed?
Sheldon: Because I am neither an invalid nor a woman celebrating Mother’s Day.
Other “interesting” facts:
- Leonard and Sheldon havea combined IQ of 360, making the average IQ 180.
- Leonard and Sheldon own Dell XPS computers
- Leonard and all his friends play Halo 3 every Wednesday
- Leonard as an iPhone
- Sheldon has 212 friends on MySpace
- Sheldon is allergic to bees and cats, and also has asthma
- Sheldon cannot detect sarcasm
- Sheldon showers twice a day and washes his hands as often as he can
- Sheldon has to sit on the left side of the couch
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