TV Episodes The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3  

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There are so many great episodes of The Big Bang Theory in season 3, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Big Bang Theory season 3 from the best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The third season of The Big Bang Theory consisted of 23 episodes and aired between September 21, 2009, and May 24, 2010. Season 3 of The Big Bang Theory is notable for the debut of future main characters Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch) and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler (Myaim Bialik) in the season's finale, "The Lunar Excitation." Jim Parsons won his first Emmy for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" for his work in "The Pants Alternative"

Which The Big Bang Theory season 3 episode did you like better, "The Wheaton Recurrence" or "The Large Hadron Collision"? Vote up the best episodes from The Big Bang Theory season 3 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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The Einstein Approximation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Feb 01 2010 Sheldon's search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny.

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The Wheaton Recurrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Apr 12 2010 A fight between Leonard and Penny threatens their relationship, while Sheldon battles Wil Wheaton in bowling.

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The Staircase Implementation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
May 17 2010 Leonard tells Penny about how he met Sheldon for the first time...and what happened to the elevator.

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The Guitarist Amplification is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Nov 09 2009 A squabble between Leonard and Penny sees Sheldon playing mediator, though out of his own incovenience from the sitiation rather than altruism.

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The Excelsior Acquisition is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Mar 01 2010 Sheldon winds up in traffic court when he gets a ticket because of Penny.

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The Vengeance Formulation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Nov 23 2009 After he's humiliated on National Public Radio, Sheldon vows to destroy Kripke, while Wolowitz tries not to destroy his new relationship with Bernadette.

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The Bozeman Reaction is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Jan 18 2010 When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system.

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The Precious Fragmentation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Mar 08 2010 When the guys find a ring from "The Lord of the Rings" at a garage sale, it threatens to tear them apart.

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The Creepy Candy Coating Corol... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Oct 19 2009 After overhearing that Wil Wheaton is entering a trading-card competition, Sheldon decides to enter it himself. Meanwhile, Penny sets up one of her friends on a date with Wolowitz.

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The Pirate Solution is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Oct 12 2009 Raj must find a new job or be sent back to India, but Sheldon has a solution, which leaves Leonard and Penny dealing with Howard as a third wheel.

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The Lunar Excitation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
May 24 2010 While Penny worries that dating Leonard has ruined her for normal guys, Wolowitz and Koothrappali search for Sheldon's perfect match online.

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The Psychic Vortex is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Jan 11 2010 Leonard is aghast to find out a secret of Penny's: she believes in psychics. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to assist Koothrappali in picking up a girl at a university mixer.

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The Gorilla Experiment is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Dec 07 2009 Penny gets help from Sheldon in order to understand what Leonard's work is, while Wolowitz develops a jealousy when Leonard starts hanging out with his new girlfriend.

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The Pants Alternative is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Mar 22 2010 Sheldon's friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award.

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The Large Hadron Collision is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Feb 08 2010 Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN's Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland on Valentine's Day.

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The Cornhusker Vortex is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Nov 02 2009 Sheldon becomes Leonard's teacher in order to understand football, while an incident with flying a kite threatens Howard and Raj's friendship.

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The Spaghetti Catalyst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
May 03 2010 When Leonard and Penny aren't speaking, Sheldon goes to extremes to keep them both happy.

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The Adhesive Duck Deficiency is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Nov 16 2009 With Leonard, Howard and Raj away camping in the desert, an injured Penny has only Sheldon to rely on.

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The Gothowitz Deviation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Oct 05 2009 Howard and Raj visit a Goth nightclub to pick up women while Sheldon attempts to build a better Penny using chocolate-based behavior modification.

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The Maternal Congruence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Dec 14 2009 A Christmas visit from his mother has Leonard discovering she's kept a lot of news from him that she shares with Sheldon and worrying if she'll approve of his romance with Penny.

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The Jiminy Conjecture is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Sep 28 2009 Leonard and Penny struggle to recover from an awkward first hookup while Sheldon and Howard stake their best comic books on a bet to determine the species of a cricket.

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The Plimpton Stimulation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
May 10 2010 Leonard and Sheldon compete for the attention of a famous female physicist.

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The Electric Can Opener Fluctu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 3
Sep 21 2009 When Sheldon learns the guys tampered with his expedition data he got from the arctic, he leaves to Texas in disgrace. This results in the guys following him, which threatens Leonard's hope for ...more