The Big Bang Theory Information and Materials:

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:
Fudruckers' menu:
Battlestar Galactica:
Parallax distortion:


Klingon Language:
Boggle (how to play):
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Star Wars bath products:
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Proximal and Distal Causes:
Mack Daddy:

Pilot Episode:

Sheldon's sitting spot:
Best bits (has most of the beginning of the program):

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:

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

Opening Theme Song:
Barenaked Ladies, History of Everything with subtitles:
Another Big Bang Theory theme song music video (drawing version):

High Def full length version:
Another version with lyrics:
Opening sequence in slow motion:


Lyrics to the entire song:

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:

Useful Links:

Pilot Episode Transcript:

Wikipedia Background Info:

Explanation of photon double-slit experiment:

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