The Big Bang Theory Information and Materials:


Background:
The show is about four physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology and how their lives are challenged when a new neighbor moves in. The physicists are very smart but also very geeky and not very experienced with women. Two of them, Sheldon and Leonard share an apartment. They have two friends, Howard and Raj, who often stop by for dinner and to watch science fiction programs or play video games. Their routines are challenged when a very hot waitress, Penny, moves in across the hallway. Penny isn't book smart like the physicists, but she is kindhearted and street smart.

Annotated Word File of Pilot Transcript:



Vocabulary and Phrases:

Culture Notes:

Fuddruckers restaurant: http://www.fuddruckers.com/
Fudruckers' menu: http://www.fuddruckers.com/images/fudds-menu.pdf
Battlestar Galactica: http://www.syfy.com/battlestar/
Parallax distortion: http://www.adventuredives.com/parallax.htm


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Klingon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon
Klingon Language: http://www.kli.org/
Boggle (how to play): http://www.centralconnector.com/GAMES/boggle.html
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Star Wars bath products:
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Proximal and Distal Causes: http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Hypermail/Explaining.Mind96/0229.html
Mack Daddy: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mack+daddy

Pilot Episode:

Sheldon's sitting spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2hIIvF5gJI&feature=related
Best bits (has most of the beginning of the program): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFS1F-3XVtk&feature=related

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7l4w4sHU28&feature=PlayList&p=A0F8D6C054B36254&index=0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8qw7suP50A&feature=PlayList&p=A0F8D6C054B36254&index=1
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp8dmi-b4No&feature=PlayList&p=A0F8D6C054B36254&index=2
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5KB3OTDaIM&feature=PlayList&p=A0F8D6C054B36254&index=3
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbbj8-yEJaw&feature=PlayList&p=A0F8D6C054B36254&index=4

Theme Song Music Videos: These are all various versions of the same song


Opening Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B409mw3mzI4&feature=related
Barenaked Ladies, History of Everything with subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhTSfOZUNLo
Another Big Bang Theory theme song music video (drawing version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-jUP3-bP4&feature=related

High Def full length version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldkw1YE7J-o&feature=related
Another version with lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENPTdhI8IIE&feature=related
Opening sequence in slow motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzbDI1MAlhk

Lyrics

Lyrics to the entire song: http://www.lyricstime.com/barenaked-ladies-the-big-bang-theory-theme-song-lyrics.html

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

Autotrophs and Heterotrophs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Auto-and_heterotrophs.png

Useful Links:

Pilot Episode Transcript: http://bigbangtrans.wordpress.com/series-1-episode-1-pilot-episode/
Transcripts: http://bigbangtrans.wordpress.com/

Wikipedia Background Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_Theory

Explanation of photon double-slit experiment: http://www.bottomlayer.com/bottom/basic_delayed_choice.htm

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