This is where it all began. The love for geeks really grew with these four science nerds. Despite the fact that all four characters and even the one female one, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco), are all amusing in their own way, it is Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) who is the central character. With all his obsessive compulsive ways, crazy rules, delusions of grandeur, and disdain for others who are not as brilliant as he, Sheldon is completely loveable. These are funny characters that have some of the stereotypes of geniuses but the brilliance of the show comes from the way the writers do not mock the geeks rather they celebrate them.
Episode 1: Pilot: Brilliant physicists co-workers and roommates, Sheldon and Leonard (played by Johnny Galecki) meet their neighbour Penny.
Episode 2: The Big Bran Hypothesis: Due to Sheldon, Leonard’s attempt to do something nice for Penny goes horribly wrong.
Episode 3: The Fuzzy Boots Corollary: After discovery that Penny is dating someone Leonard asks a girl out.
Episode 4: The Luminous Fish Effect: Leonard is fired and goes into a funk.
Episode 5: The Hamburger Postulate: Giving up a little on Penny Leonard decides to concentrate on Leslie (played by Sara Gilbert).
Episode 6: The Middle Earth Paradigm: Penny hosts a Halloween party and invites Sheldon, Leonard, Howard (played by Simon Helberg) and Rajesh (played by Kunal Nayyar)
Episode 7: The Dumpling Paradox: Howard is busy with Penny’s friend so reluctantly Sheldon invites Penny to be the fourth for Halo night.
Episode 8: The Grasshopper Experiment: Raj is set up on a blind date by his parents.
Episode 9: The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization: Sheldon and Leonard fight when Sheldon refuses to share credit with Leonard while presenting something they worked on together.
Episode 10: The Loobenfeld Decay: Sheldon goes way too far with a lie to Penny.
Episode 11: The Pancake Batter Anomaly: Sheldon’s friends know to stay away from him when he is sick but Penny doesn’t.
Episode 12: The Jerusalem Duality: Sheldon is upset when he meets a 15-year-old who is smarter than him.
Episode 13: The Bat Jar Conjecture: After the guys kick him off the Physics Bowl team Sheldon forms his own team.
Episode 14: The Nerdvana Annihilation: After Penny gets mad at Leonard about his sci fi collection he decides it is time to get rid of it.
Episode 15: The Pork Chop Indeterminacy: Sheldon’s sister gets plenty of attention from Leonard, Howard and Raj.
Episode 16: The Peanut Reaction: Penny wants to throw a surprise party for Leonard but Sheldon’s enthusiasm sabotages things.
Episode 17: The Tangerine Factor: Penny breaks up with her boyfriend so Leonard decides to suck it up and ask her out.
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