The BEST episodes written by Dave Goetsch

The Stockholm Syndrome
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8.58
3043 votes

#1 - The Stockholm Syndrome

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 24

Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.

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The Change Constant
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8.37
3801 votes

#2 - The Change Constant

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 23

Sheldon and Amy await big news.

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The Staircase Implementation
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7.95
13717 votes

#3 - The Staircase Implementation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 22

Leonard tells Penny about how he met Sheldon for the first time...and what happened to the elevator.

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The Beta Test Initiation
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7.89
12046 votes

#4 - The Beta Test Initiation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 14

Leonard and Penny deal with the idea of starting a relationship again and Raj finally finds a "woman" he can talk to without being drunk. Meanwhile, Sheldon decides to start a YouTube series entitled "Sheldon Cooper presents Fun with Flags" with the help of Amy.

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The Zarnecki Incursion
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7.85
13597 votes

#5 - The Zarnecki Incursion

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 19

The guys go all out to help Sheldon find the person responsible for hacking his online gaming account, while the girls' hatred for Priya increases.

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The Big Bran Hypothesis
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7.79
14711 votes

#6 - The Big Bran Hypothesis

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 2

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 Maternal Congruence
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7.76
11900 votes

#7 - The Maternal Congruence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 11

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.

The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
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7.76
12966 votes

#8 - The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 3

Leonard and Amy get to know each other better when Amy invites Leonard to a wedding. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette spend the weekend with Mrs. Wolowitz.

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The Bad Fish Paradigm
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7.76
12891 votes

#9 - The Bad Fish Paradigm

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 1

Penny's first date with Leonard goes awry; Penny finds Sheldon to be an unwilling confidant.

The Lizard-Spock Expansion
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7.75
11460 votes

#10 - The Lizard-Spock Expansion

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 8

Leonard inadvertently steals away the new woman Wolowitz thinks is the love of his life.

The Peanut Reaction
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7.70
11774 votes

#11 - The Peanut Reaction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 16

Penny wants to throw a surprise party for Leonard, but Sheldon's indulgence at an electronics store throws her off-track. Meanwhile, Howard makes a terrible sacrifice for the sake of the surprise.

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The Wedding Gift Wormhole
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7.70
4464 votes

#12 - The Wedding Gift Wormhole

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 2

Sheldon and Amy drive themselves crazy trying to figure out what “perfect gift” Leonard and Penny gave them for their wedding. Also, Koothrappali decides he wants to settle down and asks his father to arrange a marriage for him.

The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization
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7.69
12248 votes

#13 - The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 9

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 situation.

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The Work Song Nanocluster
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7.68
11291 votes

#14 - The Work Song Nanocluster

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 18

Penny's home business turns into a complete nightmare when Sheldon takes over.

The Euclid Alternative
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7.68
12213 votes

#15 - The Euclid Alternative

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 5

Leonard and his friends stage an intervention to force Sheldon to face his fear of driving.

The Bitcoin Entanglement
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7.68
6109 votes

#16 - The Bitcoin Entanglement

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 9

Sheldon tries to teach the guys a lesson after they cut him out of a potentially valuable Bitcoin investment. Also, a seven-year-old video reveals a secret about Leonard and Penny's relationship.

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The Champagne Reflection
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7.66
7022 votes

#17 - The Champagne Reflection

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 10

While Sheldon says a tearful goodbye to the final installment of "Fun with Flags," Leonard, Howard and Raj search for something significant in a dead professor's research and Bernadette is shocked to learn of her co-workers’ true feelings from Penny.

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The Wheaton Recurrence
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7.66
12640 votes

#18 - The Wheaton Recurrence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 19

A fight between Leonard and Penny threatens their relationship, while Sheldon battles Wil Wheaton in bowling.

The Sibling Realignment
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7.64
4573 votes

#19 - The Sibling Realignment

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 23

When Sheldon learns that his mother won’t attend his wedding unless he invites his brother, Georgie, he and Leonard travel to Texas to end a family feud. Also, the Wolowitz kids inadvertently infects Amy, Bernadette, Wolowitz and Koothrappali with pinkeye.

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The Donation Oscillation
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7.63
3766 votes

#20 - The Donation Oscillation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 15

Penny tries to seduce an abstaining Leonard to ruin his "donation" for her ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife, Marissa. Also, Wolowitz, Bernadette, Anu and Koothrappali turn Koothrappali's canceled bachelor party into a couple’s trip aboard the "vomit comet."

The Jerusalem Duality
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7.59
12297 votes

#21 - The Jerusalem Duality

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Sheldon meets a 15-year-old physicist prodigy, he's rattled and threatened and Leonard tries to help him look for ways to debunk his research.

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The Grant Allocation Derivation
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7.59
4081 votes

#22 - The Grant Allocation Derivation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 7

Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

The Collaboration Contamination
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7.58
6822 votes

#23 - The Collaboration Contamination

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 5

Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can't handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

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The Tenant Disassociation
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7.58
4815 votes

#24 - The Tenant Disassociation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 19

When Leonard learns Sheldon is the president of the tenants association, he decides to run against him. Also, Bernadette encourages Wolowitz and Koothrappali to find the owner of a drone after they find it in the backyard.

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The Plagiarism Schism
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7.57
3640 votes

#25 - The Plagiarism Schism

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 21

Kripke has proof that Dr. Pemberton plagiarized his thesis in college, and Sheldon and Amy aren't sure if they should turn him in or not. Also, Wolowitz is happily surprised to learn that Bernadette wasn't the only waitress at the Cheesecake Factory who had a crush on him back in the day.

The Citation Negation
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7.57
4019 votes

#26 - The Citation Negation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 9

Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise, to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

The Separation Agitation
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7.56
8634 votes

#27 - The Separation Agitation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 21

Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca.

The Propagation Proposition
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7.56
3903 votes

#28 - The Propagation Proposition

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 12

Penny's ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife want a baby, but when Zack is infertile, they ask Leonard for help. Also, Koothrappali attempts to mend things with his ex-fiancée, Anu.

The Collaboration Fluctuation
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7.55
9222 votes

#29 - The Collaboration Fluctuation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 19

Leonard, Penny and Raj adjust to their new living arrangement and Sheldon takes an interest in Amy's work.

The Retraction Reaction
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7.53
7593 votes

#30 - The Retraction Reaction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 2

Leonard angers the university - and the entire physics community - after he gives an embarrassing interview. Also, Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard.

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The Celebration Reverberation
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7.53
5727 votes

#31 - The Celebration Reverberation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 11

Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

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The Laureate Accumulation
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7.52
3708 votes

#32 - The Laureate Accumulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 18

When competitors Pemberton and Campbell charm America on a publicity tour, Sheldon and Amy try to bring Nobel laureates Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold to their side. Also, Halley’s fear of the dark leads to opportunity and conflict for Howard, Bernadette and Stuart.

The Athenaeum Allocation
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7.51
5105 votes

#33 - The Athenaeum Allocation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 17

Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work.

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The Cognition Regeneration
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7.49
8582 votes

#34 - The Cognition Regeneration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 22

Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack.

The Tam Turbulence
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7.47
4243 votes

#35 - The Tam Turbulence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 4

When Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam, his childhood best friend, Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancée, Anu, for dinner to get the skinny on her.

Les Liaisons Dickgereuses
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7.19
434 votes

#36 - Les Liaisons Dickgereuses

3rd Rock from the Sun - Season 6 - Episode 1

Mary's rich, spoiled sister Renata arrives in Rutherford. Dick formulates a plan to help Mary get the best of her once and for all. But Dick's falls in temptation when he gets a chance to live a life of luxury.

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