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Season 1  "Pilot"  1x1

Aired 12 years ago - Sep 24, 2007

Brilliant physicist roommates Leonard and Sheldon meet their new neighbor Penny, who begins showing them that as much as they know about science, they know little about actual living.

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Is that why they sent you to boarding school?
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...we live together, but in separate, heterosexual bedrooms.
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- Great. - Great.
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I think we should be good neighbors.
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yes, and you've never met one of them.
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...and then you say something appropriate in response.
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...that good food and company can have a comforting effect.
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Oh, you're inviting me over to eat?
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- Okay, well, make yourself at home. - Okay.
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...with a little string theory doodling around the edges. That part's just a joke.
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If by "holy smokes," you mean a derivative restatement of the stuff...
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In all of them, that is the point.
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In winter, that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm...
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yes, I know.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 19
That's probably enough about us. So tell us about you.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 20
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 21
Well, that's interesting.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 22
Anyways, I'm also writing a screenplay.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 23
I know, right?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 24
What is happening?
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No, it's not crazy. It's a-
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Well, I didn't make it worse.
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It's right down the hall.
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...since we've had a woman take her clothes off in our apartment.
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So, what exactly are you trying to accomplish here?
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I'm not gonna engage in hypotheticals here.
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...when she discovers your Luke Skywalker "no more tears" shampoo?
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This isn't a good time.
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And she's not a lady, she's just a new neighbor.
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Penny. I work at The Cheesecake Factory.
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Sure, you could ask me a favor. I would do you a favor for you.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 39
I really think we should examine the chain of causality here.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 40
Well, that may be the proximal cause of our journey...
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And why can't she get her own TV?
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There's some dispute between Penny and her ex-boyfriend...
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- We're not gonna give up just like that. - Leonard, the TV's in the building.
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Sheldon, I am so sorry I dragged you through this.

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...we live together, but in separate, heterosexual bedrooms.
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- Great. - Great.
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I think we should be good neighbors.
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yes, and you've never met one of them.
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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 7
...and then you say something appropriate in response.
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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 8
...that good food and company can have a comforting effect.
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Oh, you're inviting me over to eat?
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- Okay, well, make yourself at home. - Okay.
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...with a little string theory doodling around the edges. That part's just a joke.
#12
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If by "holy smokes," you mean a derivative restatement of the stuff...
#13
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In all of them, that is the point.
#14
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In winter, that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm...
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yes, I know.
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That's probably enough about us. So tell us about you.
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Well, that's interesting.
#21
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Anyways, I'm also writing a screenplay.
#22
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I know, right?
#23
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What is happening?
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No, it's not crazy. It's a-
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Well, I didn't make it worse.
#27
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It's right down the hall.
#28
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...since we've had a woman take her clothes off in our apartment.
#29
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So, what exactly are you trying to accomplish here?
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I'm not gonna engage in hypotheticals here.
#31
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...when she discovers your Luke Skywalker "no more tears" shampoo?
#32
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This isn't a good time.
#33
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And she's not a lady, she's just a new neighbor.
#34
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Penny. I work at The Cheesecake Factory.
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Sure, you could ask me a favor. I would do you a favor for you.
#38
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I really think we should examine the chain of causality here.
#39
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Well, that may be the proximal cause of our journey...
#40
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And why can't she get her own TV?
#41
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There's some dispute between Penny and her ex-boyfriend...
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- We're not gonna give up just like that. - Leonard, the TV's in the building.
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Sheldon, I am so sorry I dragged you through this.
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