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The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1  

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There are so many great episodes of The Big Bang Theory in season 1, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Big Bang Theory season 1 from the best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The first season of The Big Bang Theory debuted on September 24, 2007. Recurring characters introduced during season 1 of The Big Bang Theory included Leslie Winkle (Sara Gilbert), Mary Cooper (Laurie Metcalf), and Dr. V.M. Koothrappali (Brian George). The season consisted of 17 episodes.

Which The Big Bang Theory season 1 episode did you like better, "The Tangerine Factor" or "The Middle Earth Paradigm"? Vote up the best episodes from The Big Bang Theory season 1 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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The Middle Earth Paradigm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Oct 29 2007
Penny hosts a Hallowe'en party, putting Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz, and Koothrappali through a new test of their social skills.
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The Tangerine Factor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
May 19 2008
Penny's break-up spurs Leonard to summon the courage to ask her out, and each goes to Sheldon for advice on their upcoming date.
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The Peanut Reaction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
May 12 2008
Penny wants to throw a surprise party for Leonard, but Sheldon's indulgence at an electronics store throws her off-track.
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Sep 24 2007
Brilliant physicist roommates Leonard and Sheldon meet their new neighbor Penny, who begins showing them that as much as they know about science, they know little about actual living.
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The Bat Jar Conjecture is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Apr 21 2008
Sheldon finds himself booted from the gang's Physics Bowl team and replaced with Leslie, so he forms his own team, hoping to prove he's superior.
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The Cooper-Hofstadter Polariza... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Mar 17 2008
When they're invited to present at a physics conference, Sheldon's reluctance to share the credit leads to a tiff between him and Leonard, and Penny's intervention only exacerbates the
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The Big Bran Hypothesis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Oct 01 2007
Leonard volunteers to sign for a package in an attempt to make a good impression on Penny, but when he enlists Sheldon for help, his attempt at chivalry goes terribly awry.
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The Dumpling Paradox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Nov 05 2007
With Wolowitz AWOL with one of her friends, Penny's recruited to fill in for him on the guys' Halo team
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The Nerdvana Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Apr 28 2008
When delivery of another collectible leads to Penny's lashing out at Leonard, he decides it's time to give up his habit, much to his friends' protestation.
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The Loobenfeld Decay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Mar 24 2008
Leonard and Sheldon each lie to avoid seeing Penny's concert, but Sheldon's is a bit too complicated for his own good.
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The Luminous Fish Effect is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Oct 15 2007
Sheldon's getting fired forces him to explore what life has to offer outside physics, leaving Leonard to take drastic action to snap his friend out of his funk.
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The Fuzzy Boots Corollary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Oct 08 2007
Leonard asks a woman out after he finds out that Penny is seeing someone.
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The Pork Chop Indeterminacy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
May 05 2008
The rest of the gang fall for Sheldon's twin sister, and Leonard's plan to win her heart is derailed when Sheldon declares he'll be the one to decide who can date her.
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The Grasshopper Experiment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Nov 12 2007
Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, but just when he discovers he can talk to her, she shows interest in Sheldon.
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The Jerusalem Duality is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Apr 14 2008
With Sheldon rattled over meeting Dennis, a 15-year-old physicist who's smarter than he, Leonard helps him look for a way to debunk Dennis's research.
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The Hamburger Postulate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Oct 22 2007
Fearing he's wasting his time on Penny, Leonard ends up making a connection with Leslie.
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The Pancake Batter Anomaly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Mar 31 2008
With his friends knowing how sour he acts when sick—and avoiding him as a result—Sheldon is nursed by Penny, who hasn't a clue what she's in for.