The Big Bang Theory: Season 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Big Bang Theory: Season 3 (2009-2010)




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Air date: Sep 21, 2009
Air date: Sep 28, 2009
Air date: Oct 5, 2009
Air date: Oct 12, 2009
Air date: Oct 19, 2009
Air date: Nov 2, 2009
Air date: Nov 9, 2009
Air date: Nov 16, 2009
Air date: Nov 23, 2009
Air date: Dec 7, 2009

Tv Season Info

The sitcom's third season begins with the guys returning from the North Pole, and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) enthusiastically jump-starting their relationship. Meanwhile, Howard (Simon Helberg) begins dating Penny's coworker Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Wil Wheaton appears as an archnemesis of Sheldon (Jim Parsons); and Marvel comics creator Stan Lee has memorable cameo appearance. Kunal Nayyar also stars.

Genre: Comedy
Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2009
Creators: ,
Executive Producers: ,
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Jim Parsons
as Sheldon
Simon Helberg
as Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
as Rajesh Koothrappali
Elizabeth Bogush
as Dr. Catherine Millst...
Wil Wheaton
as Himself
Frank Maharajh
as Venkatesh
Molly Morgan
as Bethany
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Officer Hackett
Judy Greer
as Dr. Elizabeth Plimpt...
Mayim Bialik
as Amy Fowler
Lewis Black
as Professor Crawley
Ally Maki
as Joyce Kim
Oliver Muirhead
as Professor Laughlin
Artie O'Daly
as Younger Man
Stan Lee
as Himself
Carol Ann Susi
as Mrs. Wolowitz
Jen Drohan
as Martha
Steven Yeun
as Sebastian
Steve Paymer
as Judge Taylor
Melissa Rauch
as Bernadette
Lauri Johnson
as Mrs. Gunderson
Ira Flatow
as Himself
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

The early laughter is just proof that Big Bang Theory, which is in its third season, is doing many things very right.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The Penny/Sheldon interaction was gold, as always.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Somewhere during the run of a good character-driven sitcom like, say, Friends it reaches a point where the characters are so familiar that the jokes come easy but not so familiar that they breed contempt. The Big Bang Theory is right in that sweet spot.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Media Life
Top Critic

Metcalf and the other actors have a relatively easy job in the premiere because the joke writing is so well done.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
IGN Movies

Let's face it, what lifts The Big Bang Theory into frequent excellence is its one constant from the start: the brilliantly nuanced performance of Jim Parsons.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The Big Bang Theory, which is a very good show and not quite yet a great show, finds most of its predictability and inevitability inside of the legitimately great performance from Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

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