The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The Laureate Accumulation 

Rivals Pemberton and Campbell charm America on a publicity tour so Sheldon and Amy try to win over Nobel laureates Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold. Halley's fear of the dark causes opportunity and conflict at the Wolowitz home.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Ellen DeGeneres ... Ellen DeGeneres
Joshua Malina ... President Siebert
Kal Penn ... Dr. Kevin Campbell
Pamela Adlon ... Halley Wolowitz (voice)
Sean Astin ... Dr. Greg Pemberton
George Smoot ... George F. Smoot (as Dr. George F. Smoot)
Frances H. Arnold Frances H. Arnold ... Frances H. Arnold (as Dr. Frances H. Arnold)


In the battle for the hearts of Nobel for the work on Super Asymmetry, Drs. Campbell and Pemberton, on a general media tour and posting some self-promoting Youtube videos, seem at least to be winning the war with the general public in their affable, easy-going and non-scientific (not knowing any of the science) nature. To combat Campbell and Pemberton's approach, President Siebert believes they have to approach the problem on the scientific level, getting as many Nobel science laureates on Sheldon and Amy's side as possible. The problem with President Siebert's list of Nobel laureates is that it solely contains the names of people that Sheldon has pissed off in one way or another, primarily in his condescending comments about their work. Sheldon and Amy, or their representatives, have to figure out a way to rebuild the bridges Sheldon has burned with the Nobel laureates. Meanwhile, Halley is at a stage of life where she's afraid of everything. Overhearing a story Howard tells Halley ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

4 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This episode was taped on February 26, 2019. See more »


[First lines]
Raj Koothrappali: This is nice. All my friends, hanging out, watching Ellen.It's like, what am I gonna do witih my other two wishes?
Amy Farrah Fowler: It's not nice. She's having on the scientists who are trying to steal our Nobel Prize.
Sheldon Cooper: Although I will enjoy watching her expose Pemberton and Campbell as the coattail riding frauds that they are.
Leonard Hofstadter: That is Ellen's brand, gotcha journalism.
Penny Hofstadter: You should have seen her take down John Krasinsky last week. Got him to admit he loved his wife. It was brutal.
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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
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[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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Lukewarm comedy
16 April 2019 | by perlshopSee all my reviews

BBT is coming to an end and every episode feels like the writers just want to get it over with. There is not much effort being put into making it funny. Just 2 3 jokes and some filler stuff. It's like they're happy with passing marks now that they know it's going to be over soon anyways.

The only reason I'm still watching it is because of the characters who I feel a small connection with because this show has been going on for so long. But there is nothing special about this show.

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