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The Big Bang Theory: Season 2 (2008-2009)

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Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 7
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Season Info

Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady ("Dharma & Greg") co-created this new comedy about a pair of brilliant physicists -- roommates Leonard (Johnny Galecki - "Roseanne") and Sheldon (Jim Parsons - "Judging Amy," "Garden State") -- who understand how the universe works but have no clue about how to interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny (Kaley Cuoco, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter") moves in next door.

Genre: Comedy

Network: CBS

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 22, 2008

The Bad Fish Paradigm

In the second season premiere, after her first date with Leonard goes awry, Penny finds an unwilling confidant in Leonard's anti-social roommate, Sheldon.

2
Air date: Sep 29, 2008

The Codpiece Topology

Penny and Leonard compete to see who will be the first to move on after their breakup. When Leonard sees Penny with a handsome new guy (guest star TRAVIS SCHULDT Scrubs), he enters into a rebound relationship with Sheldon's nemesis, Leslie Winkle (series regular SARA GILBERT).

3
Air date: Oct 6, 2008

The Barbarian Sublimation

Sheldon creates a monster when he introduces Penny to the world of online gaming. Especially when her addiction wreaks havoc on his life.

4
Air date: Oct 13, 2008

The Griffin Equivalency

Rajs ego puts all of his friendships in jeopardy when he gets an inflated sense of self. Newly famous because of an article in a magazine, Raj (series regular KUNAL NAYYAR) makes a disastrous play for Leonards longtime crush, Penny.

5
Air date: Oct 20, 2008

The Euclid Alternative

Leonard and his friends stage an intervention to make Sheldon confront his longstanding fear of driving.

6
Air date: Nov 3, 2008

The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem

A young grad students attraction to Sheldon confuses everyone including Sheldon himself.

7
Air date: Nov 10, 2008

The Panty Pinata Polarization

Sheldon and Penny engage in a battle of wills as Penny vows to get revenge on Sheldon when he bans her from the apartment for a series of petty infractions.

8
Air date: Nov 17, 2008

The Lizard-Spock Expansion

Wolowitz (series regular SIMON HELBERG) thinks he's found the love of his life (guest star SARA RUE) until she meets Leonard.

9
Air date: Nov 24, 2008

The White Asparagus Triangulation

Sheldon can barely contain his joy when Leonard starts dating a woman (SARA RUE) who meets Sheldon's exacting standards.

10
Air date: Dec 8, 2008

The Vartabedian Conundrum

Leonard just can't say no. When his relationship with new girlfriend, Stephanie starts moving too fast, Leonard turns to Penny for advice.

11
Air date: Dec 15, 2008

The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

Leonards handsome colleague starts dating Penny. And Leonards friends are being tormented by Sheldon's obsession with gift-giving etiquette.

12
Air date: Jan 12, 2009

The Killer Robot Instability

When Pennys comment about Wolowitzs love life sends him into a depressed stupor, his friends lose their most important teammate in an upcoming fighting robot competition.

13
Air date: Jan 19, 2009

The Friendship Algorithm

Socially awkward Sheldon develops a scientific procedure for making friends.

14
Air date: Feb 2, 2009

The Financial Permeability

Sheldon's "simple" solution to Penny's financial problem leads to a confrontation between Leonard and Penny's hulking ex-boyfriend, Kurt (guest star BRIAN PATRICK WADE).

15
Air date: Feb 9, 2009

The Maternal Capacitance

A disastrous visit from Mrs. Hofstadter (special guest star CHRISTINE BARANSKI) brings Leonard and Penny closer together.

16
Air date: Mar 2, 2009

The Cushion Saturation

A paintball game has surprising consequences for Leonard and his friends when it leads to a fight between Penny and Sheldon ? and romance for Wolowitz and Leslie.

17
Air date: Mar 9, 2009

The Terminator Decoupling

A train trip to San Francisco takes a major detour when Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz and Raj discover that beautiful sci-fi actress SUMMER GLAU ("Terminator") is onboard.

18
Air date: Mar 16, 2009

The Work Song Nanocluster

Penny?s home hair products business becomes a complete nightmare when a caffeine-addled Sheldon takes over.

19
Air date: Mar 30, 2009

The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition

There?s a new queen bee in the building! Penny develops a rivalry with a sexy female neighbor moves in to the building and threatens to become the ?new Penny.?

20
Air date: Apr 13, 2009

The Hofstadter Isotope

While Stuart (guest star KEVIN SUSSMAN), a fellow comic book-loving pal of the guys, romances Penny, Leonard and Wolowitz venture out into the world of "Ladies' Night" at a local bar.

21
Air date: Apr 27, 2009

The Vegas Renormalization

Leonard and Koothrappali take a heartbroken Wolowitz to Las Vegas, leaving Sheldon locked out of his apartment and forced to bunk with Penny.

22
Air date: May 4, 2009

The Classified Materials Turbulance

Things begin to look up for Leonard when Penny makes a surprising revelation on her second date with Stuart (guest star KEVIN SUSSMAN). Meanwhile, Wolowitz enlists his friends' help when he discovers a critical design flaw in his project for NASA.

23
Air date: May 11, 2009

The Monopolar Expedition

On the second season finale, Leonard and Penny reconsider their feelings for one another. When Leonard and his friends decide to spend the summer working ? at the North Pole ? Penny is conflicted.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (0)

Big Bang has evolved beyond its simple premise.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If they can keep the funny coming, I will keep watching.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Sheldon is the main engine for the show's geek dynamic.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

Prickly Sheldon has become a character to love, and Parsons is doing something rare on network TV: making intellectualism admirable, even heroic.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

Frankly, any show that weaves in multiple jokes about Comic-Con and employs its own science consultant can't be all bad.

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

I have to give the show's writers credit for zigging where I assumed they would zag, and saving all "the gang goes arctic" stuff for the coda (where, I confess, it was funny enough that I kinda wished this episode had been all-North-Pole-all-the-time).

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Jim Parsons is a riot and is reason enough to tune in each week.

September 11, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
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