Big Bang Theory 7 Seasons 2010

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Season 3
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14. The Einstein Approximation TV-NR CC

Suffering from a case of "physicist's block," Sheldon's search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny.

Starring:
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Runtime:
19 minutes
Original air date:
February 1, 2010

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Season 3
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    1. The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation Sheldon flees back to Texas in disgrace when he learns that the guys tampered with his arctic expedition data - threatening Leonard's hopes for a romantic encounter with Penny.

    CC TV-14 22min September 21, 2009
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    2. The Jiminy Conjecture Leonard and Penny struggle to recover from an awkward first hookup, while Sheldon and Howard (SIMON HELBERG) stake their best comic books on a bet to determine an insect species.

    CC TV-NR 22min September 28, 2009
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    3. The Gothowitz Deviation Howard and Raj (series star KUNAL NAYYAR) visit a Goth nightclub to pick up women, while Sheldon attempts to build a better Penny using chocolate-based behavior modification.

    CC TV-NR 21min October 5, 2009
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    4. The Pirate Solution Raj must find a new job or be sent back to India. Sheldon, however, has a solution - which leaves Leonard and Penny dealing with Howard as third wheel.

    CC TV-NR 22min October 12, 2009
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    5. The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary While Sheldon settles a score with his nemesis, Star Trek's WIL WHEATON (guest starring as himself), Wolowitz begs Leonard to get Penny to set him up with one of her friends.

    CC TV-NR 22min October 19, 2009
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    6. The Cornhusker Vortex Leonard learns about football from an unlikely tutor.

    CC TV-NR 20min November 2, 2009
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    7. The Guitarist Amplification Sheldon plays the peacemaker when an argument between Leonard and Penny proves "inconvenient" to him.

    CC TV-NR 20min November 9, 2009
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    8. The Adhesive Duck Deficiency With Leonard, Howard and Raj away camping in the desert, an injured Penny has only Sheldon to rely on.

    CC TV-NR 21min November 16, 2009
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    9. The Vengeance Formulation After he's humiliated on NPR, Sheldon vows to destroy Kripke, while, Wolowitz tries not to destroy his new relationship with Bernadette. KATEE SACKHOFF guest stars.

    CC TV-NR 20min November 23, 2009
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    10. The Gorilla Experiment Sheldon takes on his greatest challenge when he attempts to help Penny understand physics, and Wolowitz becomes jealous when Leonard starts hanging out with his new girlfriend.

    CC TV-NR 22min December 7, 2009
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    11. The Maternal Congruence A visit from Leonard's mother (guest star CHRISTINE BARANSKI) delights Sheldon and horrifies Leonard.

    CC TV-NR 20min December 14, 2009
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    12. The Psychic Vortex While Sheldon and Koothrappali attend a university mixer, Leonard is upset to discover that Penny believes in psychics. DANICA McKELLAR stars as the object of Raj's attraction.

    CC TV-NR 20min January 11, 2010
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    13. The Bozeman Reaction When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system - and Sheldon struggles to cope.

    CC TV-NR 21min January 18, 2010
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    14. The Einstein Approximation Suffering from a case of "physicist's block," Sheldon's search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny.

    CC TV-NR 19min February 1, 2010
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    15. The Large Hadron Collision Leonard must choose between Sheldon and Penny when he can bring only one guest on a trip to see the world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator in Switzerland.

    CC TV-NR 22min February 8, 2010
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    16. The Excelsior Acquisition Sheldon misses his chance to meet comic book legend STAN LEE (as himself) when he winds up in traffic court after he gets a ticket because of Penny.

    CC TV-NR 21min March 1, 2010
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    17. The Precious Fragmentation When the guys find a rare movie prop ring from The Lord of the Rings at a garage sale, it threatens to tear them apart - forcing them to choose the ring or their friendship.

    CC TV-NR 21min March 8, 2010
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    18. The Pants Alternative Sheldon's friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award.

    CC TV-NR 22min March 22, 2010
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    19. The Wheaton Recurrence A fight between Leonard and Penny threatens their relationship, while Sheldon battles WIL WHEATON (guest starring as Himself) in bowling.

    CC TV-NR 21min April 12, 2010
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    20. The Spaghetti Catalyst When Leonard and Penny aren't speaking, Sheldon goes to extremes to keep them both happy and gets caught in a lie.

    CC TV-NR 21min May 3, 2010
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    21. The Plimpton Stimulation Leonard and Sheldon compete for the attention of a famous female physicist - Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton (guest star JUDY GREER).

    CC TV-NR 22min May 10, 2010
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    22. The Staircase Implementation Leonard tells Penny the story of how he met Sheldon for the first time...and what happened to the elevator.

    CC TV-NR 21min May 17, 2010
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    23. The Lunar Excitation In the third season finale, Wolowitz and Koothrappali search for Sheldon's perfect match online - and find Sheldon's ideal woman (guest star MAYIM BIALIK).

    CC TV-NR 21min May 24, 2010

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Mark Cendrowski
Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Supporting actors Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Yeardley Smith, Kevin Brief, Erin Pickett
Season year 2010
Network Bill Prady
Executive Producer Lee Aronsohn
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great cast...great writing.
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Sheldon, Penny, Leonard, Raj and Wolowitz.
Jennifer Hayden
Each season gets better and better.
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225 of 248 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 5, 2010
Format: DVD
In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Well into its third season, THE BIG BANG THEORY proved to be one of the most funny TV sitcoms ever aired. I had not laughed out loud this hard ever since the best days of FRASIER and SEINFELD - and BIG BANG is consistently brilliant!

Sheldon Cooper is unavoidably the king of the show - the massive black hole this Universe revolves around if you will. A child prodigy, now a 24 years old theoretical physicist PhD with absolutely no social skills or known sexual drive. Sheldon may be on the verge of unifying the fields but cannot drive a car to save his life or break a smile even remotely resembling that of a mere homo sapiens.
Best SEASON 3 moment (a very hard choice to make): attempting to condition Penny using positive reinforcement (chocolates) - but was also open to "mild electric-shocks with almost imperceptible tissue damage" to have her ready by dinner-time.

Leonard Hofstadter is Sheldon's roommate and primary ...keeper. An experimental physicist himself, he juggles Sheldon's idiosyncrasies with his personal neurosis - not to mention his crush on his neighbor Penny.
Best SEASON 3 moment: getting high on hash-cookies while on an asteroid-gazing camp-trip and rambling that he 'd rather have a different name as Leonard sounds like having "nerd" in it.

Howard Wolowitz is the only one with no PhD yet (and Sheldon never lets him forget it). An electrical engineer whose crowning achievement is a mechanized arm that is used in the space shuttle (and is now working on its liquid waste management solutions).
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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful By R. E. Jodoin on March 5, 2010
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When I saw the premiere of this show, I laughed hysterically but thought, will it appeal to a broad audience? Clearly, it has. As time has gone on, the character development has been great, and the writing is consistently good. As a professional physicist, I am also intrigued by the accuracy of the science. I have recommended the show to many non-scientists, and most have become hooked. It is great to have the DVD with commercial-free episodes.
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55 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Ron Watts on March 11, 2010
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I kept thinking that this show could not go on being funny, especially when Leonard and Penny finally began a real relationship. Surely it had jumped the shark at that point. But no, it is just as fresh and funny as it was at the beginning. I'm not much on rewatching shows for the most part, but I simply cannot tolerate commercials so I show my support by buying the DVDs. I can watch the shows at my leisure, when I want to, and I don't have to record and fast forward through the commercials. Highly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ed Zeppelin on May 30, 2010
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I'm looking forward to getting the 3rd season on DVD. There still are some interesting places for the characters to go, so I'm curious as to how the writers will handle this. The series finale hinted at a possible romantic relationship for Sheldon, which should be interesting in several dimensions.

Now I think the writers need to give Penny more to do- we know she's from Nebraska and has a brother, but beyond that there's not much background. What's her last name? We've seen (or heard) the other characters' parents- what are Penny's parents like? It would be fun to see Penny finally get some modeling or acting work. If I were one of the show's writers, I would put together an episode or two where Penny gets a bit part in a low budget sci-fi movie, and the guys overwhelm her with suggestions on costume and lines and keeping the science real.

Anyway, TBBT is one of my favorite shows, and I'm hoping for a great 4th season.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Travis Fish on August 11, 2010
Format: DVD
I have been a 30 Rock, The Office, and Modern Family fan for a while and thought nothing could top the trio of comedy. Then I watched an episode of the Big Bang Theory. I had heard almost nothing about the show and was not too hopeful for it. It was absolutely hilarious, witty, and enjoyable. It has definitely made the top of my list. With the DVD, now I can watch them all again.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By O. Schmidt on July 26, 2010
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Great Character interaction, never a dull show! Anyone who has ever been a geek of any kind can relate to this show!
Contains one of the series most hilarious episodes ever "The Einstein Approximation" when Sheldon is stumped by a difficult physics question, and wont give up trying to solving the question. Sheldon tries to use spherical representations for the atoms in the question and ends up at ball pit in the middle of the night. And when Leonard tries to get him out of the ball pit, Sheldon keeps diving and swimming through the balls popping up saying "Bazinga!" while Leonard tries to catch him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JMN on August 30, 2010
Format: DVD
The greatest COMEDY on TV at present. Sheldon is the BEST by far, he just cracks me up, the way Penny and Leonard treat him, you would think they where his parents, I just love the whole interaction between the three of them. Wolowitz, OMG, he really does think he's hot stuff, and good on him for thinking that, as for the relationship between he and his Mother, HILARIOUS. Raj, well what can I say, I just love him... I laugh myself senseless when when he switches accents, that is just brilliant piece of writing, he and Wolowitz are terrific together, they could even do a spinoff, and it would work. I do hope that Penny and Leonard never get back together though, there really is no need for a romance in this show.

Love it and just can't get enough of this show, we, in Australia are spoilt for choice at the moment as we can access TBBT on DVD, TV, and on cable, we are not called the 'The Lucky Country' for nothing...
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