History Trivia / TheBigBangTheory

22nd May '16 7:56:16 AM Evighet
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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.

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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.fan of TheLizzieBennetDiaries.
22nd May '16 7:55:39 AM Evighet
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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.
7th May '16 11:33:32 PM nombretomado
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* IKnewIt: Anyone who had watched HappyDays, saw the episode with Howard's half-brother coming. Thankfully, unlike in Happy Days, the half-brothers aren't both Howard Wolowitz with one going by a nickname to differentiate himself.

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* IKnewIt: Anyone who had watched HappyDays, ''Series/HappyDays'', saw the episode with Howard's half-brother coming. Thankfully, unlike in Happy Days, the half-brothers aren't both Howard Wolowitz with one going by a nickname to differentiate himself.
26th Apr '16 1:06:17 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Alex is played by [[Series/EvenStevens Tawny Dean]].
** Sheldon's old room mate is [[Series/TheWalkingDead Glenn]]
** Also, c'mon, how many people freaked out when they realized "hey, that's [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Moist]]!"
** Ah, so there's another [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist?]] Don't remember seeing anyone from TBBT in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''.
** Or "hey, that's [[Series/{{Roseanne}} David!]]
** "Hey! That's [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Darlene!]]"
** Or "Hey! That's aunt [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Jackie]]!"
** The aggravated insect specialist is Lewis Black from ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
** Hey, the sassy nurse is Will Smith's mother from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir!''
** Hey, it's the [[Series/HowIMetYourMother pineapple incident]] girl !
** Hey, that's Series/{{Blossom}}! (Oddly, in an earlier episode, Raj had mentioned the actual actress Mayim Bialik. So in this universe, Amy Farah Fowler (played by Bialik) ''and'' Bialik herself both exist.)
** Johnny Galecki had a very brief appearance on Series/{{Blossom}} -- he played Blossom's date. Possibly ActorAllusion in one episode where Galecki's character Leonard then went as Amy's date to a wedding.
** Hey, that's Bridget from ''Series/EightSimpleRules''!
** Hey, Its [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] helping Sheldon find a new vocation in "The Einstein Approximation"!
** [[Creator/WilWheaton Wheeeeeeeeeeeatooooooon!]]
** Hey, Penny's ex is [[TheNeidermeyer Encino Man]] from the ''Series/GenerationKill'' HBO MiniSeries
** Hey, it's Christine Baranski, who played an {{Expy}} of [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Patsy Stone]] on ''Cybill.'' As Leonard's mom. And in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' - she was a love interest for unworldly eccentric physics professor Dick Solomon...
** Hey, it's [[Series/LessThanPerfect Sara Rue]]. In one of the same episodes she appeared in, Penny is trying to make Leonard jealous by kissing on [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Keith Dudemeister]]
** Ohhh, [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Echo's been imprinted as an FBI Agent again]]!
** Hey, Penny's dad is [[Series/{{Dexter}} Agent Lundy]]! And he still wants a son despite having had FIVE sons in CompleteSavages.
** Hey, Sheldon's mom is [[Series/DesperateHousewives Carolyn Bigsby]]!
** Hey, Sheldon's mom is Doctor Jennifer Rowell in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' - who was ''also'' a love interest for unworldly eccentric physics professor Dick Solomon...
** Sheldon's mom gets around - she's also ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s ex- missus Nanny G and gets indiscreet with him in a large stage-prop bed - in front of a theatre full of kids....
** Hey, Leonard is [[Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation Rusty]] all grown up!
** Didn't Bernadette briefly date [[Series/TrueBlood Hoyt Fortenberry]]?
** Hey, Raj and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Julian Bashir]] have the same father!
** Hey, Dave Underhill used to be used to be [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 an ace Pyramid player!]]
** Hey, it's Billie from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''!
** Howard's mom sleeps with [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer principal Flutie]]!
** Hey, the cute deaf redhead that Raj dates in one episode is [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Daphne Vasquez]]!
** Leonard once slept with [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Lucille Bluth]].
** "Hi [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Proton!]]"
** Stuart's Comic Book shop is in competition with [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Nichols]]!
** Raj's dad is [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Babu]].
** Raj's Season-7 love interest is [[WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries Jane Bennet]]!
** Howard's half-brother is [[Series/{{Victorious}} Robbie Shapiro]].
** Hey, [[Series/CrossingJordan Nigel Townsend]] is the director of "Serial Apeist 2"!
* HeyItsThatVoice: In "The Einstein Approximation", Creator/MarkHamill's DCAU Joker laugh can be heard as Leonard's ringtone.
** In the same episode, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa]].
** Creator/JenniferHale can be heard as a news announcer in one episode.
** The HR lady is played by the chick that voices both Huey and Riley Freeman in the animated series WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks.
** Bernadette's Mom was once [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickle's Aunt]] Elaine.
** The sassy nurse was a [[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Teen Angel]]
** As of Season 9, Amy [[spoiler:has dated]] [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]]!
** Sheldon's mom is also [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's mom]].
25th Mar '16 1:38:27 AM KJMackley
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* CastingGag: Judd Hirsch as Leonard's father. Johnny Galecki mentioned in interviews that he was inspired by Hirsch's role in ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' when it comes to being the StraightMan of the cast, and was influential in bringing him on the show.
22nd Mar '16 2:15:39 PM AgProv
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** Sheldon's mom gets around - she's also ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s ex- missus Nanny G and gets indiscreet with him in a large stage-prop bed - in front of a theatre full of kids....
26th Feb '16 2:22:43 PM TonyG
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* MilestoneCelebration: The 100th episode, "The Recombination Hypothesis", in which Leonard decides he wants to get back together with Penny.

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The 100th episode, "The Recombination Hypothesis", in which Leonard decides he wants to get back together with Penny.Penny.
** The 200th episode, "The Celebration Experimentation", where Sheldon celebrates his birthday for the first time. Includes guest stars Creator/AdamWest and [[spoiler:Creator/StephenHawking]], and the return of Leslie Winkle after six seasons.
10th Jan '16 10:58:10 AM katzos
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** Sheldon's mom is also [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's mom]].
13th Nov '15 3:47:34 PM phylos
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* CreatorThumbprint: In "The Gothowitz [...]", Leonard, Sheldon, and a confused Penny are watching the fictional anime ''"Ochikurru: Demon Samurai"''. In series creator Chuck Lorre's other most famous show, ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Charlie was once hired to write the theme song for the show when it was being developed.

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* CreatorThumbprint: In "The Gothowitz [...]", Deviation", Leonard, Sheldon, and a confused Penny are watching the fictional anime ''"Ochikurru: Demon Samurai"''. In series creator Chuck Lorre's other most famous show, ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Charlie was once hired to write the theme song for the show when it was being developed.



** As of Season 9, Amy [[spoiler:has dated]] [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]]!



* InMemoriam: The ninth episode in the series, ''The Septum Deviation'', incorporates homage to Carol Ann Susi (voice of Debbie Wolowitz) who sadly died during the screening of the new season. '''See [[http://www.ibtimes.com/big-bang-theory-season-8-episode-9-ends-touching-tribute-mrs-wolowitz-actress-carol-1723836 here]].'''

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* InMemoriam: The ninth episode in the eight series, ''The Septum Deviation'', incorporates homage to Carol Ann Susi (voice of Debbie Wolowitz) who sadly died during the screening of the new season. '''See [[http://www.ibtimes.com/big-bang-theory-season-8-episode-9-ends-touching-tribute-mrs-wolowitz-actress-carol-1723836 here]].'''
4th Nov '15 7:09:26 AM papovitchj
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** Given its still currently running, has syndication deals and concurrent cable syndication, you'd think its required by law that some channel be running this show 24 hours a day.
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