Sheldon faces a personal crisis after deciding he's wasting his time with string theory. Meanwhile, a double date between Raj, Emily and the Wolowitzes ends in embarrassment for Howard. (TV-PG D, L)
While Raj is wracked with guilt when he tries to date two women at once, Penny wrestles with whether to take a role in a cheesy movie and Sheldon is torn trying to choose between two gaming systems. Wil Wheaton guest stars.(TV-PG D, L)
When Sheldon visits his mom (recurring guest star Laurie Metcalf) in Houston, he is forced to confront a new reality. Meanwhile, Raj's "Murder Mystery" party starts some fights within the gang.
After the insults fly, Bernadette tries to broker the peace between Howard and Sheldon by having the two travel together to Houston in an attempt to improve their friendship. Meanwhile, Penny is offered an embarrassing movie role and Raj asks Amy to write to a woman on his behalf.
When Leonard buys a dining room table, it causes Sheldon to reevaluate the changes in his life. Meanwhile, Wolowitz is offered a chance to go back to space and Bernadette struggles with whether or not to encourage him.
Love is in the air when Amy convinces Sheldon to join her (as well as Howard and Bernadette) for a romantic weekend in Napa Valley to celebrate Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny must rush Raj's dog to the vet.
After they guys can't get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon decides to hold his own convention, and winds up spending a wild night with JAMES EARL JONES (guest starring as himself). Meanwhile, the girls see if they can act like "grown-ups." Star Wars icon CARRIE FISHER makes a cameo appearance as well.
When Sheldon is forced to take a vacation, he tries to relax, but instead spends a lot of time with Penny after she quits her job. Meanwhile, Leonard struggles to be supportive of Penny and Bernadette seeks Stuart's help in replacing one of Howard's comic books.
When Penny's big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his "game" before talking to girls.
While Sheldon is away in Texas, everyone gathers to decorate the apartment Christmas tree, and imagines what their lives would be like if they had never met Sheldon.
Sheldon faces a crisis after Leonard disproves his accidental scientific discovery. Meanwhile, Raj must stay with Howard & Bernadette for a week.
An upset Sheldon protests when the entire gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.
Leonard tries to keep Sheldon from overreacting when a past mistake comes to light, but Sheldon punishes Leonard by making him walk a mile in his shoes. Meanwhile, Penny confronts Raj's ex-girlfriend. (TV-PG L)
Sheldon feels slighted when Professor Proton (recurring guest star Bob Newhart) seeks advice from Leonard instead of him, and he seeks revenge by befriending a rival science TV host, Bill Nye (guest starring as himself). Meanwhile, Raj gets jealous when Howard crashes "girls' night."
Sheldon's latest scientific breakthrough makes him feel like a fraud – and threatens to haunt him forever. Meanwhile, Howard's romantic gesture to Bernadette causes Penny to step up her game with Leonard.
Sheldon must decide how much "Amy time" is too much after she takes a job at his university, and their relationship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself sleeping on Raj's couch after a fight with Bernadette.
The Big Bang Theory clip - starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik.
The science of funny is back! At work, physicists Leonard and Sheldon and their geek pals conquer the cosmos. At home, real life from dating to driving conquers them. This season, Leonard gets a girl. So does Sheldon. (Sheldon!) Howard drives the Mars Rover into a ditch. Raj woos a terminator. Gorgeous girl-next-door Penny falls under the spell of Age of Conan. And super-smart, uberconfident Leslie Winkler reduces mere men to spineless jellyfish. Twenty-three laugh-filled episodes from series creators Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Gilmore Girls) and a talented cast with astronomical comedy I.Q.s show why Big Bang is such a big hit.
Worlds collide in Season 3! A love affair with Penny has opened a big, wide, wonderful world of romance for Leonard. But Sheldon likes the world just the way it was, thank you. All of which makes for a zany comic triangle with brainy, clueless Sheldon and practical, grounded Penny hilariously vying for the role of hypotenuse. This complete 2-Disc, 23-Episode Season 3 Set also features Raj, Howard, tattoos, football, awkward dates, jail time, Stan Lee, a The Lord of the Rings ring and all the fun of a series that only gets better.
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities... including love.
Two geeky physicists plus one hot female neighbor equals the perfect formula for one hilarious new comedy.
THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursdays, (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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