The BEST episodes written by Eric Kaplan

The Stockholm Syndrome
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8.58
3160 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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8.38
3925 votes

#2 - The Change Constant

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 23

Sheldon and Amy await big news.

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The Bow Tie Asymmetry
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8.20
4685 votes

#3 - The Bow Tie Asymmetry

The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Episode 24

When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

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The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis
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8.16
12548 votes

#4 - The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 11

Penny starts dating Leonard's handsome colleague; Leonard and his friends are tortured by Sheldon's obsession with gift-giving etiquette.

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Jurassic Bark
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8.09
2709 votes

#5 - Jurassic Bark

Futurama - Season 5 - Episode 2

Fry discovers his dog Seymour is being exhibited in a museum as a fossil, and takes it to Professor Farnsworth's lab to be revived. However, Bender is displeased with the lack of attention he has been receiving and becomes increasingly jealous of Seymour's fossil.

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The Roommate Transmogrification
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8.05
13461 votes

#6 - The Roommate Transmogrification

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 24

When Bernadette receives her PhD, Wolowitz feels emasculated. Raj and Leonard swap apartments and Penny does something she regrets.

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The Fish Guts Displacement
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8.04
10594 votes

#7 - The Fish Guts Displacement

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 10

When Amy gets sick, Sheldon tries to nurse her back to health; Wolowitz and his father-in-law plan a fishing trip.

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The Pants Alternative
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8.02
12818 votes

#8 - The Pants Alternative

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 18

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 Bakersfield Expedition
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7.96
9805 votes

#9 - The Bakersfield Expedition

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 13

As the guys don costumes and go on a road trip to a comic book convention, the ladies decide to stay home and try to interpret a comic book.

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The Locomotive Manipulation
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7.96
8341 votes

#10 - The Locomotive Manipulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 15

On Valentine's Day, Sheldon and Amy go on a trip to wine country with Howard and Bernadette; Penny and Leonard rush Raj's dog to the vet.

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The Prestidigitation Approximation
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7.95
12944 votes

#11 - The Prestidigitation Approximation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 18

Sheldon is baffled by Wolowitz's magic trick. Meanwhile, Leonard realizes dating Priya may make it impossible to continue being friends with Penny.

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The Gorilla Dissolution
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7.93
7743 votes

#12 - The Gorilla Dissolution

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 23

A bad day compels Penny to re-evaluate her choices -- including Leonard; Bernadette and Howard must care for Mrs. Wolowitz; Sheldon gives Raj advice on relationships.

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The Closet Reconfiguration
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7.91
9398 votes

#13 - The Closet Reconfiguration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 19

Howard considers whether or not he should open a letter from his father when Sheldon cleans his closet; Penny and Leonard host a "grown-up" cocktail party.

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Parasites Lost
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7.91
2924 votes

#14 - Parasites Lost

Futurama - Season 3 - Episode 4

When Fry becomes infested with parasitic worms that make him stronger and smarter, he finally finds the perfect way to profess his feelings to Leela. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew goes on a journey into Fry's body to eradicate the worms.

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The Relationship Diremption
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7.91
7782 votes

#15 - The Relationship Diremption

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 20

Sheldon has a personal crisis when he decides string theory is a waste of his time; a double date ends in embarrassment for Howard.

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The Hawking Excitation
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7.89
11541 votes

#16 - The Hawking Excitation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 21

When Wolowitz gets to work with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero.

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The Prom Equivalency
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7.89
7262 votes

#17 - The Prom Equivalency

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 8

When the gang recreates a high school prom night on the roof of the guys' apartment building, Sheldon feels pressure to participate in all the typical romantic traditions.

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The Love Spell Potential
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7.88
9747 votes

#18 - The Love Spell Potential

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 23

Amy and Sheldon's relationship takes a surprising turn during a game of "Dungeons & Dragons;" Lucy and Koothrappali have an awkward date.

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The Proton Displacement
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7.86
8807 votes

#19 - The Proton Displacement

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 7

Sheldon feels slighted when Professor Proton seeks advice from Leonard instead of him, and he seeks revenge by befriending a rival science TV host, Bill Nye. Meanwhile, Raj becomes jealous when Howard crashes "girls' night."

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The Einstein Approximation
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7.85
12580 votes

#20 - The Einstein Approximation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 14

Sheldon's search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny.

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A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens
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7.85
1986 votes

#21 - A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

Young Sheldon - Season 2 - Episode 3

When Mary’s faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally.

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The Agreement Dissection
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7.85
13783 votes

#22 - The Agreement Dissection

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 21

When Priya finds a loophole in the roommate agreement to throw Sheldon out for the night, Penny, Amy and Bernadette take him to a nightclub.

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The Robotic Manipulation
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7.85
15545 votes

#23 - The Robotic Manipulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 1

Penny tags along on Sheldon's first ever date; Wolowitz finds a new use for a robotic arm.

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The Monster Isolation
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7.84
9493 votes

#24 - The Monster Isolation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 17

After a bad date, Koothrappali decides to never leave his apartment; Penny's acting skills impress Sheldon.

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The Imitation Perturbation
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7.84
4428 votes

#25 - The Imitation Perturbation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Episode 6

When Wolowitz dresses up as Sheldon for Halloween, Sheldon seeks retaliation at Leonard and Penny’s Halloween party. Also, Leonard is shocked that Penny doesn’t remember their first kiss.

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The Benefactor Factor
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7.83
13599 votes

#26 - The Benefactor Factor

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 15

A wealthy donor to the university makes Leonard consider how far he's willing to go for the sake of science.

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The Proton Transmogrification
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7.83
7514 votes

#27 - The Proton Transmogrification

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 22

Professor Proton helps Sheldon deal with grief; Leonard gets into a competition with Penny; Bernadette and Amy prepare a "Star Wars Day" gift for the guys.

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A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely
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7.82
1789 votes

#28 - A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely

Young Sheldon - Season 2 - Episode 13

Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis’ colleague, Dr. Linkletter, flirts with Meemaw, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica has a boyfriend.

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The Irish Pub Formulation
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7.82
14452 votes

#29 - The Irish Pub Formulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 6

Leonard keeps a romantic affair a secret from Sheldon, Howard and Raj.

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The Itchy Brain Simulation
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7.82
9006 votes

#30 - The Itchy Brain Simulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 8

Leonard tries to keep Sheldon from overreacting when a past mistake comes to light, but Sheldon punishes Leonard by making him "walk a mile in his shoes." Meanwhile, Penny confronts Raj's ex-girlfriend, Lucy.

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Graduation
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7.82
1264 votes

#31 - Graduation

Young Sheldon - Season 4 - Episode 1

After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.

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The Proton Resurgence
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7.82
9403 votes

#32 - The Proton Resurgence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 22

Leonard and Sheldon hire the host of their favorite childhood TV show to perform for them; Bernadette and Howard run into trouble while dog-sitting for Raj's pet.

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Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set
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7.82
2104 votes

#33 - Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set

Young Sheldon - Season 1 - Episode 22

When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers, Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

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Dewey's Opera
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7.82
519 votes

#34 - Dewey's Opera

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 6 - Episode 11

When Lois buys a brand-new king-sized bed, Hal thinks that her motive is to put more distance between them and refuses to sleep in it. Moved to tears by an opera he sees on television, Dewey is inspired to write his own operatic masterpiece, "The Marriage Bed," which is based on his parents' fight and turned into a school production. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese build their own street luge board; and Jamie falls head over heels for the baby girl across the street.

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The Workplace Proximity
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7.81
9296 votes

#35 - The Workplace Proximity

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 5

Sheldon must decide how much "Amy time" is too much after she takes a job at his university, and their relationship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself sleeping on Raj's couch after a fight with Bernadette.

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The Re-Entry Minimization
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7.80
11303 votes

#36 - The Re-Entry Minimization

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 4

Wolowitz's return from space isn't all he expected; game night becomes a gender war.

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The Weekend Vortex
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7.80
11771 votes

#37 - The Weekend Vortex

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 19

Sheldon must choose between joining Amy at her aunt's birthday party or playing videogames all weekend with the guys.

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The Adhesive Duck Deficiency
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7.80
12519 votes

#38 - The Adhesive Duck Deficiency

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 8

With Leonard, Howard and Raj away camping in the desert, an injured Penny has only Sheldon to rely on.

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Pasadena
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7.79
1339 votes

#39 - Pasadena

Young Sheldon - Season 3 - Episode 16

Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend. Meemaw tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

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The Barbarian Sublimation
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7.79
12392 votes

#40 - The Barbarian Sublimation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 3

Sheldon creates a monster when he introduces Penny to online gaming. Meanwhile, Sheldon disagrees with Leslie Winkle at work.

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Three Hundred Big Boys
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7.78
2354 votes

#41 - Three Hundred Big Boys

Futurama - Season 5 - Episode 11

A $300 refund for all taxpayers results in a series of interconnected stories, following the Planet Express crew's endeavors to spend their money.

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The Hofstadter Insufficiency
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7.78
9779 votes

#42 - The Hofstadter Insufficiency

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 1

While Leonard is away, Sheldon and Penny bond, but it's Sheldon's feelings that are crushed when Leonard returns from the North Sea. Also, Wolowitz helps Raj get over his ex-girlfriend.

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The Russian Rocket Reaction
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7.78
12495 votes

#43 - The Russian Rocket Reaction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 5

Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a party at Wil Wheaton's house, and Howard gets an out-of-this-world opportunity.

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Girlfriends
star
7.78
706 votes

#44 - Girlfriends

Flight of the Conchords - Season 1 - Episode 8

Bret and Jemaine pick up two women at a croissant shop - but end up with very different dating experiences. Meanwhile, Murray makes an album deal for the band.

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The Mommy Observation
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7.78
7899 votes

#45 - The Mommy Observation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 18

Sheldon is faced with a new reality when he visits his mom in Houston after a trip to NASA; a murder mystery party starts arguments.

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The Extract Obliteration
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7.77
11208 votes

#46 - The Extract Obliteration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 6

A game threatens Sheldon's relationship with Stephen Hawking; Penny secretly signs up for a college class.

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The Septum Deviation
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7.76
7151 votes

#47 - The Septum Deviation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 9

When Leonard gets minor surgery on his nose, Sheldon is the one in need of sympathy. Meanwhile, Raj's parents' impending divorce causes Howard and Bernadette to work on their own marriage.

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The Colonization Application
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7.76
5896 votes

#48 - The Colonization Application

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 17

Trouble arises when Amy learns Sheldon has applied for a one-way mission to colonize Mars. Also, a trip to the pet store ends in a fight for Sheldon and Amy, Leonard surprises Penny with a very “adult” purchase, and Raj is caught snooping in Emily’s apartment.

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The Psychic Vortex
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7.76
12163 votes

#49 - The Psychic Vortex

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 12

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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Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero
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7.76
1839 votes

#50 - Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

Young Sheldon - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

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