Not since the days of Frasier or Seinfeld has a sitcom remained as consistently funny over the seasons as The Big Bang Theory has. This group of young and very bright scientists have varying degrees of social skills from little to none and that has reaped plenty of laughs for viewers. Somehow these science nerds have made friends with the pretty girl next door who is not in anyway near an astrophysicist like the boys, yet they have taken her in to their group. This clash of the ultra bright with a person of average intelligence brings about plenty of laughs. Add in the guys in the dating world and out there in the world in general.
Episode 1: The Date Night Variable: Despite the fact that he is in space Howard (played by Simon Helberg) gets caught in the middle of an argument between his mother and Bernadette (played by Melissa Rauch). Raj (played by Kunal Nayyar) feels lonely while everyone is out on dates.
Episode 2: The Decoupling Fluctuation: Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) has to keep secret the fact that he knows that Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (played by Johnny Galecki) are going to break up. Howard finds himself constantly teased by his fellow astronauts.
Episode 3: The Higgs Boson Observation: Sheldon hires an assistant. It causes jealousy from Amy (played by Mayim Bialik) when the assistant turns out to be a woman.
Episode 4: The Re-Entry Minimisation: Howard is upset when his return to Earth is greeted with little to no response. Penny and Sheldon go head to head on Game Night.
Episode 5: The Holographic Excitation: The gang spends Halloween at Stuart’s (played by Kevin Sussman) comic book store. Leonard tries to seduce Penny with science.
Episode 6: The Extract Obliteration: Penny decides to go to community college. Raj comes out of his shell and demonstrates his sense of humour.
Episode 7: The Habitation Configuration: Howard’s planned move out of his mother’s house and in with Bernadette does not go smoothly. Sheldon turns to Penny for relationship advice.
Episode 8: The 43 Peculiarity: Leonard and Penny’s relationship becomes clouded by jealousy. Raj and Howard try to figure out what Sheldon does during his secret daily afternoon routine.
Episode 9: The Parking Spot Escalation: Sheldon is very angry when the university gives his parking spot to Howard. Their fight affects everyone.
Episode 10: The Fish Guts Displacement: Howard and Bernadette have dinner with both sets of parents and it is a tense affair to say the least. Sheldon goes to Amy’s only to find out she is sick.
Episode 11: The Santa Simulation: The guys plan to play Dungeons and Dragons without inviting the girls. Out on a night on the town with the girls, Raj gets to know Amy better.
Episode 12: The Egg Salad Equivalency: Sheldon attempts to approach Alex (played by Margo Harshman) about her flirting with Leonard. The flirting makes Penny insecure.
Episode 13: The Bakersfield Expedition: The guys embark on a road trip to a comic book convention. While stopping to take pictures of themselves as they are dressed like character from Star Trek: The Next Generation Leonard’s car is stolen.
Episode 14: The Cooper-Kripke Inversion: Howard encounters money problems due to his hobby. Howard and Raj find out they can get actions figures of themselves for $1,000.
Episode 15: The Spoiler Alert Segmentation: Leonard is mad at Sheldon so he moves in with Penny. Amy tries to convince Sheldon that she would be the perfect roommate for him.
Episode 16: The Tangible Affection Proof: With Valentine’s Day coming up Sheldon and Amy attempt to get the perfect gifts for one another. Raj and Stuart plan a singles party at the comic book store.
Episode 17: The Monster Isolation: Lucy leaves their first get together causing Raj to drop out. Penny gets Sheldon to attend her acting class’s presentation of “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
Episode 18: The Contractual Obligation Implementation: Raj and Lucy have their first date. The girls go to Disneyland and dress up like Disney princesses.
Episode 19: The Closet Reconfiguration: Bernadette invites everyone over for Thai but Sheldon brings his own. Penny and Leonard decide to have everyone over for a formal dinner party.
Episode 20: The Tenure Turbulence: A position opens up for a tenured professor and the competition between the guys is fierce. As part of their plans the guys begin schmoozing tenure committee members.
Episode 21: The Closure Alternative: Sheldon is at a loss when one of his favourite television shows gets cancelled suddenly. Amy tries to help him adjust.
Episode 22: The Proton Resurgence: Raj asks Howard and Bernadette to watch his dog. Sheldon and Leonard attempt to get their favourite television scientist hired.
Episode 23: The Love Spell Potential: A girls’ trip to Las Vegas is cancelled so they all end up playing Dungeons and Dragons. Raj takes off from the game after finding Lucy is not busy.
Episode 24: The Bon Voyage Reaction: Leonard is offered the opportunity to work abroad for the summer. Sheldon is more than a little jealous.
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