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Big Bang Theory 10 Seasons 2012

Season 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (1,466) IMDb 8.4/10

Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, socially inept outside of the lab. It's up to free-spirited neighbor Penny to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Raj, Howard and Howard's new fiance, Bernadette and Penny's "bestie" Amy Farrah Fowler.

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Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

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1. The Skank Reflex Analysis

On the fifth season premiere, Penny worries that she's screwed things up permanently with her friends after her night with Raj, while Sheldon takes command of the paintball team.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: September 21, 2011
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2. The Infestation Hypothesis

A battle of wills between Sheldon and Penny leaves Amy caught in the middle, while Leonard tries to spice up his long-distance relationship with Priya (AARTI MANN).

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: September 22, 2011
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3. The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

Attending a co-worker's wedding, Leonard and Amy (MAYIM BIALIK) get to know each other better, while Howard and Bernadette spend the weekend with Mrs. Wolowitz!

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: September 28, 2011
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4. The Wiggly Finger Catalyst

When Raj is upset he's the only one of the four guys who is not in a relationship, Penny sets out to find the perfect date, introducing him to Emily (guest star KATIE LeCLERC ��� Switched at Birth) a girl he can actually talk to!

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: October 5, 2011
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5. The Russian Rocket Reaction

Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a housewarming party at WIL WHEATON's house; while Howard gets an out-of-this-world opportunity!

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: October 13, 2011
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6. The Rhinitis Revelation

Craving a little motherly love, Sheldon competes with the gang for his mother's attention when she comes to visit. LAURIE METCALF reprises her role as Sheldon's mother, Mary.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: October 20, 2011
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7. The Good Guy Fluctuation

A cute comic book artist (guest star COURTNEY FORD) puts Leonard's relationship with Priya to the test; while Sheldon, getting into the spirit of Halloween, tries to scare the guys.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: October 27, 2011
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8. The Isolation Permutation

Amy is heartbroken when Bernadette and Penny go shopping for wedding dresses without her.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: November 3, 2011
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9. The Ornithophobia Diffusion

Can friends with benefits still be friends without? Leonard and Penny try hanging out alone, while Sheldon must overcome his fear of birds.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: November 10, 2011
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10. The Flaming Spittoon Acquisitoin

Sheldon becomes jealous and considers taking his relationship with Amy to the next level when Stuart (guest star KEVIN SUSSMAN) from the comic book store asks her out on a date.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: November 17, 2011
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11. The Speckerman Recurrence

Leonard must face his fears after being contacted by his high school tormentor (guest star LANCE BARBER), while Penny realizes that she might have been a bully herself.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: December 8, 2011
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12. The Shiny Trinket Maneuver

Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy, and it's up to Penny to teach him how to be a better boyfriend. Howard, meanwhile, must come to grips with Bernadette's dislike of children.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 12, 2012
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13. The Recombination Hypothesis

Everything might change when Leonard offers Penny a spur of the moment invitation to a romantic dinner for two on the 100th episode of the series.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 19, 2012
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14. The Beta Test Initiation

Leonard and Penny experiment with dating again by "beta testing" their relationship, while Raj develops a peculiar relationship with his phone's virtual assistant.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 26, 2012
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15. The Friendship Contraction

Sheldon's selfish demands force Leonard to reconsider their friendship. Meanwhile, Howard tries to pick his astronaut nickname. NASA astronaut MIKE MASSIMINO guest stars.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: February 2, 2012
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16. The Vacation Solution

When Sheldon is forced to take a vacation by the university, he goes to work with Amy in her neurobiology lab. Meanwhile, Bernadette wants Howard to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 9, 2012
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17. The Rothman Disintegration

When a corner office at the University opens up, Sheldon must compete for it with his office nemesis, Barry Kripke. Meanwhile, a personal gift from Amy makes Penny uncomfortable.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 15, 2012
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18. The Werewolf Transformation

A change in Sheldon's routine forces him to re-evaluate his entire life, when his barber is sick. Meanwhile, Howard rethinks his decision to go into space after astronaut training.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 22, 2012
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19. The Weekend Vortex

It's on��_like Alderaan, when the guys plan a weekend Star Wars gaming marathon! But when Sheldon chooses the guys-only weekend over a weekend with Amy to visit her aunt, he is destined to feel the force!

TV-NR CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: March 7, 2012
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20. The Transporter Malfunction

It's a dream come true for Sheldon when he has a close encounter with his hero, Mr. Spock - legendary sci-fi icon LEONARD NIMOY.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: March 28, 2012
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21. The Hawking Excitation

When Wolowitz gets tow work with world-renowned scientist STEPHEN HAWKING (guest starring as Himself), Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: April 4, 2012
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22. The Stag Convergence

Howard's wedding plans are in jeopardy after the guys (and Wil Wheaton) throw him a bachelor party. After details of his sexual history are leaked online, Bernadette reconsiders marrying Howard.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: April 25, 2012
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23. The Launch Acceleration

When NASA reschedules Howard's mission and puts his wedding plans in jeopardy, he's forced to face his fears and Bernadette's dad (guest star CASEY SANDER).

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: May 2, 2012
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24. The Countdown Reflection

When Howard and Bernadette decide they want to be married before his NASA space launch, the gang rushes to put on a wedding, on the fifth season finale.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: May 9, 2012
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A cast of geniuses playing geniuses. Acting geniuses playing science geniuses. Brilliant, lovely actors all of them. The scenes in the "Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" when Penny gives Sheldon his "Saturnalia" (Christmas present) - his miracle gift - a signed napkin from Leonard Nimoy - is the BEST television I have EVER EVER SEEN!!! And I was RAISED on television. The laugh out loud factor keeps me happy ALL DAY... I can think of what I watched the night before and settle into a warm feeling that I will be seeing another episode later... And the DVD's ARE wonderful because there are no commercail interruptions...
Some of the same format as M*A*S*H*. And as brilliant writing ... doctors with a sidekick nurse - scientists with a sidekick waitress/actress. God, wouldn't I love to be in Penny's shoes...
Having grown up around scientists from MIT and CalTech, I can honestly say that Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are insightful and gloriously honest!
I hope it just keeps going and going...
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I started watching in season three and have purchased all the DVD sets of this show and anticipate with excitement the DVD set for Season Five.

I think the show has changed and is progressing in a positive direction. The characters are growing and maturing and with the addition of Bernadette and Amy, brilliantly played by Melissa Rouch and Mayim Bialik respectively, there is added depth and increased laughter.

I think the show is still fresh and funny and as long as it remains that way this viewer will continue watching!
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In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Currently into its fifth season, THE BIG BANG THEORY proved to be one of the most funny TV sitcoms ever aired. Even if the show seems to have slowed down form its initial explosive impetus, 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.
His equally super-intelligent (yet sexually confused girlfriend), Amy Farrah Fowler, (which Sheldon finally claimed) received a far more enlarged role this fifth season. However, she was not a very good addition and she unbalances the show. Her character only manages to blur the focus form Sheldon (there is only room for one idiosyncratic genius!), diffuse a number of comically charged situations and gum up the show's flow.

Leonard Hofstadter is Sheldon's roommate and primary ...keeper. An experimental physicist himself (who Sheldon tries to "help" by steering him towards a teaching career), he juggles Sheldon's idiosyncrasies with his personal neurosis - not to mention his crush on his neighbor Penny. Which crush, like lunar eclipses, follow a predicted yet unavoidable periodicity.
Leonard tried his hand in a long-distance relationship this season with his friend Raj's sister, Priya, but he seems to be gravitating back towards Penny once more.
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This series was hilariously funny at first, but as time has gone by it's turned away from the sci-fi humor and gotten more an more obsessed with the characters' love lives. I want more Schrodinger's Cat jokes; I don't care who they're sleeping with! I watched part of this season with my little brother, and it was so crude I found myself embarrassed to be showing it to him. Will not be watching any more of the series.
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By shopgirl76 on October 26, 2014
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As a general rule, I love this series. I caught a random bunch of episodes on tv late one night and I was totally hooked - but once you get to Season 5, it becomes formulaic and even I found it hard to ignore the pandering to the lowest form of entertainment. The jokes become lame, the characters predictable and the whole thing just seems to go down the drain. It's still funnier than just about any other sitcom on tv at the moment, but I'm disappointed that they didn't keep it as sharp as the first few seasons.
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Our whole family loves this hilarious ensemble comedy show.

Sheldon is an eccentric physicist with Nobel Prize potential and limited social skills. His roommate, Leonard, is a run-of-the-mill genius by comparison; also brilliant, but self-aware enough to know there is more to life than physics research. Their social group is rounded out by Raj, another physicist who is to shy to talk when women are present (unless he has had a few drinks) and Howard, the mere engineer of the group. These four friends are fairly content to watch science fiction films, collect action figures, and chase girls unsuccessfully . . . until they meet the girl next door (literally), Penny, the aspiring actress and "dumb blonde" who can teach these four brilliant scientists a thing or two about enjoying life.

The characters are all likeable and relatable in their own ways and mostly nice to one another.

You might think these characters are over the top, but I have met enough geeks to know that people like this really do exist . . . and really are entertaining.

Fun for the whole family; we haven't yet seen an episode that didn't make us laugh out loud!
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