The Big Bang Theory: 10 Supremely Nerdy Moments - Featured


I feel as though The Big Bang Theory is a place where nerds are given the opportunity to shine. For once, we're laughing with the nerds...not at them!


Some of our favorite "Nerd Moments" that have occurred on BBT thus far:


1. The Opening Credits! So many shows have disposed of opening credits entirely in recent years, but The Big Bang Theory has a superb set of 'em - and they're the nerdiest opening credits you've ever seen (but oh so catchy)!


2. The guys compare sex with Halo 3 in 1.7, The Dumpling Paradox.


3. Leonard and Leslie Winkle decide whether or not they should go on a date in 1.3, The Fuzzy Boots Corollary.


4. Sheldon explains the problem with teleportation in 1.12, The Jerusalem Duality.


5. The guys demonstrate a startling lack of knowledge of basic pop cultural trivia in 1.13, The Bat Jar Conjecture clip.


6. The guys play Klingon Boggle in 2.07, The Panty Pinata Polarization.


7. Rock, Paper, Scissors? Too easy! The guys play: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock in 2.08, The Lizard-Spock Expansion.


8. Penny gifts Sheldon a napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy in 2.11, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis and Sheldon nearly dies of happiness.


9. Sheldon isolates the algorithm for making friends and demonstrates it on a flowchart. Sadly, Sheldon inadvertently includes an infinite loop into his chart, so Wolowitz must swoop in with a loop counter and escape option. From 2.13, The Friendship Algorithm.


10. The guys choose a movie theater and dinner locale, complete with complex diagram, in 2.14, The Financial Permeability.


What are some of your favorite nerdy moments from The Big Bang Theory?

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Mar 3, 2009 10:21PM EST

they were awesome moments. another nerdy thing was when they had the liquid thing and put it on a speaker and the liquid turned into solid. nerdy but cool. sorry can't remember wat ep it was

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Mar 4, 2009 1:50AM EST

my personal fave is the one where sheldon says he would not love the child if he/she did not know to integrate or diffrentiate to find the area under the curve..hilarious stuff

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Mar 4, 2009 7:07PM EST

I love when Sheldon goes to visit Wolowitz in the engineering department and calls them the 'oompa loom-pa's of science'

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Mar 4, 2009 11:28PM EST

Great collection Rachel and I really love this show

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Mar 5, 2009 10:10AM EST

I love this show...i liked the episode where Sheldon keeps saying that he is Batman...Then Wolowitz drugs him and dumps him back at Sheldon's place.

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Mar 5, 2009 4:47PM EST

Definately the xmas episode this season when Penny gives Sheldon the napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy and he hugs her....a Saturnia miracle!

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Mar 7, 2009 10:35AM EST

i just admire how sheldon has to sit in the same exact spot every time in his and leonard's apartment

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Mar 10, 2009 3:02AM EDT

I'm partial to Sheldon's quest for the accoustic hotspot in the movie theater.

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Mar 20, 2009 1:14PM EDT

I'm Batman

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Mar 24, 2009 2:30PM EDT

I love when sheldon uses schrodinger's cat to explain leonards and pennys relationship, and penny has no idea what it means and leonard thinks its absolute genius

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Apr 13, 2009 2:16AM EDT

the speaker liquid/solid conundrum was cornstarch and water. there's a bunch of odd tricks you can do with that mixture.

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May 3, 2009 8:43PM EDT

The time machine episode. Leonard turns on the machine and the others started simulating the passage of time.. The funniest thing ever!

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May 10, 2009 12:03PM EDT

There're way too many moments, so I'll do my pickings from the first season:
1. Walwowitz doing an imitation of Stephen Hawking computerised voice.2. Sheldon cleaning up Penny’s flat after discovering her “swirling vortex of entropy”3. Sheldon selling the sword of Azeroth on eBay and Walowitz getting it back using “Buy Now” option.4. Sheldon’s mum coming over because her son might end up weaving ponchos.5. Leonard getting it off with Leslie Winkelman after playing cello during a rehearsal in his flat. Remember how Sheldon reacted to that?6. Walowitz doing an Apu (from The Simpsons) imitation to set a date between Koothrappali and that dentist girl his parents wants him to marry.7. The web remote controlled cars chasing Penny.8. Sheldon getting sick and everyone disappearing to avoid helping him, except Penny who had no idea what an attention freak Sheldon becomes when he’s sick: "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little Ball of Fur…"9. Sheldon meeting his potential intellectual match in the form of young Dennis Kim from North Korea. Leornard’s word: “It’s like looking into an obnoxious little mirror, isn’t it?”10. Walowitz’s swollen face due to peanut allergy (that was in the Leonard’s birthday episode).

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May 18, 2009 7:51PM EDT

I ask how could you miss the classic Kryptonian skin explanation for superman.

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Jun 4, 2009 11:03PM EDT

What about lazer chess? Or the halloween episode when they all show up as the flash? The physics bowl, where sheldon wears Star Trek commad yellow, and makes the rest of the team wear support red uniforms, leonards team is (PMS) perpetual motion squad, and sheldon's team is (AA) army ants. Also, the very first episode where leonard and sheldon try to get penny's tv back from her boyfriend and end up having to come home in their underwear cause penny's ex boyfriend took their pants.

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