Big Bang Theory 7 Seasons 2010

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Season 4
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1. The Robotic Manipulation TV-NR CC

On the fourth season premiere, Penny finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon's first date ever. Meanwhile, Wolowitz finds a new use for a robotic arm.

Starring:
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
September 23, 2010

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The Robotic Manipulation

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Season 4
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    1. The Robotic Manipulation On the fourth season premiere, Penny finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon's first date ever. Meanwhile, Wolowitz finds a new use for a robotic arm.

    TV-NR 22min September 23, 2010
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    2. The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification When Sheldon realizes he won't live long enough to download his consciousness into a robot body, he attempts to extend his lifespan. Apple Co-Founder STEVE WOZNIAK guest stars.

    TV-NR 21min September 30, 2010
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    3. The Zazzy Substitution The guys are concerned as Sheldon searches for an alternative to human companionship after he and Amy (MAYIM BIALIK) break up. LAURIE METCALF reprises her role as Sheldon's mother.

    TV-NR 22min October 7, 2010
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    4. The Hot Troll Deviation An embarrassing secret of Wolowitz's comes to light, while Sheldon and Raj have a small war at work. KATEE SACKHOFF and GEORGE TAKEI guest star as Wolowitz's love gurus.

    TV-NR 20min October 14, 2010
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    5. The Desperation Emanation Leonard realizes he's the only one without a girlfriend, while Sheldon wants to get rid of his.

    TV-NR 21min October 21, 2010
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    6. The Irish Pub Formulation A visit from Raj's sister (guest star AARTI MANKAD) creates tension among the guys - especially when Leonard keeps an affair secret from Sheldon, Howard and Raj.

    TV-NR 22min October 28, 2010
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    7. The Apology Insufficiency When an FBI agent (guest star ELIZA DUSHKU) interviews the guys for Wolowitz's security clearance, Sheldon's answers during the screening, put Wolowitz's clearance in jeopardy.

    TV-NR 22min November 4, 2010
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    8. The 21 -Second Excitation When the guys camp in line for a screening, their plans are thwarted by Sheldon's greatest nemesis, WIL WHEATON (guest starring as himself).

    TV-NR 20min November 11, 2010
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    9. The Boyfriend Complexity Penny asks Leonard to lie to her father, Wyatt (guest star KEITH CARRADINE), while Howard, Raj and Bernadette pull an all-nighter at a telescope.

    TV-NR 21min November 18, 2010
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    10. The Alien Parasite Hypothesis Amy finds she has sexual feelings for Penny's ex, Zack (guest star BRIAN THOMAS SMITH) while Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to prove who would be the better superhero.

    TV-NR 21min December 9, 2010
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    11. The Justice League Recombination The guys find a "super" use for Penny's new boyfriend, Zack, when they enter a costume contest as the Justice League.

    TV-NR 21min December 16, 2010
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    12. The Bus Pants Utilization Leonard's idea for a smartphone app derails his friendship with Sheldon as they fight for control of the project.

    TV-NR 22min January 6, 2011
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    13. The Love Car Displacement Tension runs high when everyone is staying at the same hotel for a science event and Wolowitz worries he can't measure up to Bernadette's ex-boyfriend (guest star RICK FOX).

    TV-NR 22min January 20, 2011
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    14. The Thespian Catalyst Sheldon wants Penny to give him acting lessons, hoping that they will help him become a better teacher. Meanwhile, Koothrappali fantasizes about his best friend's girlfriend.

    TV-NR 22min February 3, 2011
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    15. The Benefactor Factor A wealthy donor to the university (guest star JESSICA WALTER) makes Leonard consider how far he's willing to go for the sake of science.

    TV-NR 20min February 10, 2011
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    16. The Cohabitation Formulation As Howard contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, he must choose between his girlfriend and his mother. Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj's sister.

    TV-NR 21min February 17, 2011
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    17. The Toast Derivation When the gang starts hanging out at Raj's and Sheldon realizes it's actually Leonard who is the center of their social group, Sheldon decides to get a new group of friends.

    TV-NR 22min February 24, 2011
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    18. The Prestidigitation Approximation Leonard must choose between his new girlfriend, Priya, and his friendship with Penny. Meanwhile, Howard drives Sheldon crazy with a magic trick.

    TV-NR 21min March 10, 2011
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    19. The Zarnecki Incursion When someone hacks Sheldon's online gaming account, the guys go on a quest to find the culprit.

    TV-NR 22min March 31, 2011
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    20. The Herb Garden Germination Sheldon and Amy experiment on their friends by spreading gossip, while Howard takes a big step in his relationship with Bernadette.

    TV-NR 21min April 7, 2011
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    21. The Agreement Dissection Priya uses her lawyer skills to pick apart the roommate agreement...and put Sheldon in his place. Meanwhile, the girls take Sheldon dancing.

    TV-NR 21min April 28, 2011
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    22. The Wildebeest Implementation Raj attempts to cure his social anxiety disorder of talking to women, while Penny uses Bernadette to spy on Leonard and his girlfriend.

    TV-NR 22min May 5, 2011
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    23. The Engagement Reaction When Howard finally breaks the news to his mom that he's engaged to Bernadette, it lands her in the hospital.

    TV-NR 20min May 12, 2011
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    24. The Roomate Transmorgrification After hearing Leonard and Priya indulge in a Star Trek bedroom fantasy, Raj moves in with Sheldon on the fourth season finale.

    TV-NR 22min May 19, 2011

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Genres Comedy
Director Mark Cendrowski
Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Supporting actors Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Carol Ann Susi, Vernee Watson-Johnson
Season year 2011
Network Bill Prady
Executive Producer Jessica Ambrosetti
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148 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Matthews on May 24, 2011
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** WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS **

Season 4 of 'The Big Bang Theory' had just one thing that separated it from every other show about a group of friends in their late 20's/early 30's: Sheldon Cooper.
When the show first began, it was about a stereotypical Midwestern blonde girl who moves to California to make it big, and she happens to move across the hall from two Caltech geniuses who severely lack the social skills of the average human being. At the beginning of the series, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj were absorbed by science. The humor was a product of their "experiments" and their inability to fit into the social environment. Here we are four seasons later, and that concept has become scarce as the story has progressed. Sheldon was the only facet of the show that gave it originality this season. I love the show, but it pains me to say that S4 of 'The Big Bang Theory' started to get away from what made it so great.

It baffles me why the show would decide to introduce so many new cast members in such a short period of time. As a guy, when I first watched the show, I didn't take to the 4:1 guys to girls ratio. However, that's one of the things made it unique (see: Seinfeld). Penny was able to hold up a level of femininity that most actresses couldn't. She was the perfect solo female star. Not only does evening the gender ratio make this show like every other comedy on television, but it reduces Penny's role on the show. She didn't need a "posse." The show spent much of Season 4 trying to balance seven main characters (eight once Priya became a regular) when the only ones who really are essential to its continued excellence are Sheldon and Penny.

My synopsis of our "new" characters:
*I'm sorry to say this, but Amy Farrah Fowler is a mess of a character.
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Aryael de Kaprii on June 8, 2011
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I came into this show late and I had a lot of catching up to do, so I bought seasons 1 and 2 and watched season 3 on television. Then I went on and purchased season 3. I really think this is a great show, at one time it was the most original show on television and now I am noticing that it is steadily changing into a clone of everything else on television. This is a real tragedy because now-a-days with everything being reality shows and boy/girl hook-ups and relationship dramas on television, The Big Bang Theory gave us something new. This show was a breath of fresh air and a necessary escape from the same old teen dramas, and sitcoms that were just teen dramas with laughter in the background. With Leonard, Sheldon, Rajesh (prob.spelled that wrong, sorry folks)Howard and Penny -the show was perfect. When they started adding the girlfriends -Bernadette, Amy, and now Pria, the show began to lose its originality and just became another show about a bunch dudes and thier chicks. However, I love Bernadette, she turned out to be a great character and I now think the show would suffer without her. I have said in other reviews that Amy is the worst, but I will admit her character has gotten a lot better in this season. I think her lines are great, BUT!!! She needs to be separated from Sheldon. These two characters are far too much alike to interact the way they do. Sheldon and Penny work off of each other much better and while at first I really disliked Amy's character I think that they could work with her in other ways, because (again) she did have some great lines this season. Specifically when she called herself setting up boundaries for her and Penny's friendship and then shouted: "DONT TOUCH MY BREASTS", LMFAO!!! that was hilarious. Lately her calling Penny "BFF" is pretty funny too.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. MCRACKAN on February 27, 2013
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I'm still watching this series because I like the characters. However, the magic has died and I doubt I'll bother with season 5. It's turned into a show about (1) relationship humor (2) how quirky Sheldon is. The characters have become a sum of their idiosyncrasies and it's been dumbed-down so even the geeky references are borderline pop-culture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim Mann on November 11, 2011
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The Big Bang Theory remains one of the funniest shows on TV, and perhaps the only comedy I watch regularly. Despite that, though, it's slipped a bit from the initial seasons in a key way. Those first seasons really made the characters seem like real scientists in that they talked about real science. Scientific references in the dialog weren't just technobabble: they were real physics. The equations on the whiteboard were correct.

It's not that what they have now is incorrect. It's just that it's very infrequent. We almost never see the whiteboard anymore. And the characters rarely make physics or math references. While this may seem minor to some, I thought it added a layer to the show missing from other sitcoms.
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43 of 61 people found the following review helpful By S. King on October 19, 2010
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The writing and acting geniuses are back!

Currently in its fourth season, my attention is still captivated by this group of intellectual geniuses; and Penny! This season seems to be focusing on socially indignant Dr. Sheldon Cooper's (Emmy Award winning Jim Parsons) relationship with equally if not more egotistical, socially indignant Amy (played by Mayim Bialik, real life uber-smart PhD). In Season One and Two we learned the quirks of the show's main characters and their back stories. Season Three was dedicated to the Leonard-Penny paradox, the social awkwardness of Howard Wolowitz having a girlfriend and leaving his BFF/"husband" Raj single. Season Four has yet to disappoint.

I look forward to adding Season Four to my collection!
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