1.01 - Pilot
Aired September 24, 2007

Pilot

When Leonard and Sheldon meet new neighbor Penny, Leonard is excited, but Sheldon is less enthusiastic for he feels his friend is only chasing a dream he'll never catch

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Guest Stars: Brian Patrick Wade as Kurt, Vernee Watson as Althea

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady

Director: James Burrows

Viewers: 9.52 million Households Rating: 6/9 Adults 18-49 Rating: 3.7/9

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Vanity Card Photo Gallery 3 video clips

Notes

Originally filmed February 16th 2007 but scenes were later reshot August 4th 2007.

Quotes (27)

Leonard: Our babies will be smart and beautiful.
Sheldon: Not to mention imaginary.

Howard: Wait till you see this.
Raj: It's fantastic. Unbelievable!
Leonard: See what?
Howard: (Putting in DVD) It's a Stephen Hawking lecture from MIT in 1974.
Leonard: This isn't a good time.
Howard: (Imitating Stephen Hawking) It's before he became a creepy computer voice.

Sheldon: Do you want to hear an interesting thing about stairs?
Leonard: Not really!
Sheldon: If the height of a step is off by as little as two millimeters, most people will trip.
Leonard: I don't care. 2 millime--? That's doesn't seem right.
Sheldon: It's true. I did a series of experiments when I was 12. My father broke his clavicle.
Leonard: Is that why they sent you to boarding school?
Sheldon: No. That was the result of my work with lasers.

Comments (119)

Francis Argentina, 07:41 Feb 2 2014.
Just like people say before..."The best show on earth right now"....kisses from Argentina
samantha jones United Kingdom, 05:42 Dec 11 2013.
I love the big bang theory its the best show on earth and Leonard is the best out all the people love you all see ya later
SAG United States, 04:08 Nov 30 2013.
First time Howard does Stephen Hawking impersonation.
Joeyapples Canada, 19:27 Nov 29 2013.
Raj's baseball cap with the circled number 42, what is the significance of that?
Nicole  Australia, 03:41 Nov 6 2013.
It's funny when raj dosesnt talk
Mrs.Soft-Kitty France, 19:59 Sep 8 2013.
I'm an idiot sorry. When Simon speak French*
Mrs.Soft-Kitty France, 19:42 Sep 8 2013.
I love this show <3 I like the Simon French accent in this episode. "Bonne douche" LOL
Zendelot United Kingdom, 21:05 Aug 14 2013.
Hilarious! Is bassicly the end of friends , and the start of a new funny tv show! They gave a extroardynary touch of reality and awsomeness.
Richie United States, 22:40 Aug 11 2013.
I hate the big bang theory,BAZINGA!!!!!!!!!!!!
spida B Ghana, 09:12 Jul 27 2013.
the big bang theory is the best comedy series ever. WITH characters like sheldon, the series with never fade.

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