The BEST episodes written by Jim Reynolds

The Opening Night Excitation
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8.21
7468 votes

#1 - The Opening Night Excitation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 - Episode 11

As the guys prepare to go to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie, Sheldon plans a special event for Amy's birthday.

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The Thanksgiving Decoupling
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8.16
9321 votes

#2 - The Thanksgiving Decoupling

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 9

An upset Sheldon protests when the entire gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.

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The Roommate Transmogrification
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8.05
13459 votes

#3 - 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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8.05
10634 votes

#4 - 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
12822 votes

#5 - 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 Closure Alternative
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8.02
9783 votes

#6 - The Closure Alternative

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 21

Amy tries to help Sheldon get over his compulsive need for closure when one of his favorite TV shows is canceled; Raj discovers a secret about Lucy.

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The Countdown Reflection
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7.99
11430 votes

#7 - The Countdown Reflection

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 24

As Howard's mission to space approaches, Howard and Bernadette decide to get married before his launch, causing the gang to scurry into overdrive in an effort to stage the wedding.

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The Scavenger Vortex
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7.97
9754 votes

#8 - The Scavenger Vortex

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 3

When the entire gang competes in a cutthroat scavenger hunt designed by Raj that tests their science knowledge and street smarts, it brings out the best – and worst – in everyone.

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The 43 Peculiarity
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7.96
10845 votes

#9 - The 43 Peculiarity

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 8

Raj and Howard try to to figure out why Sheldon disappears at 2:45 every afternoon; jealousy arises in Penny and Leonard's relationship.

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Chef-Man and Raven
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7.96
24 votes

#10 - Chef-Man and Raven

That's So Raven - Season 3 - Episode 21

The host of a popular cooking show turns out to be an old rival of Victor's, who challenges Victor to compete on the show. Meanwhile, Cory and Tanya experience problems with Cory's sagging pants.

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The Cooper Extraction
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7.95
8552 votes

#11 - The Cooper Extraction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 11

While Sheldon is in Texas, the rest of the gang realize how much he has changed their lives as they decorate the apartment for Christmas.

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The Tenure Turbulence
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7.94
10113 votes

#12 - The Tenure Turbulence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 20

The girls get involved when Leonard, Sheldon and Raj LL compete for tenure at the University.

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The Werewolf Transformation
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7.89
11564 votes

#13 - The Werewolf Transformation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 18

Sheldon becomes agitated when his regular barber is out sick. Astronaut training causes Howard to reconsider wanting to go into space. Penny beats Leonard in chess, the first time she plays.

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The Contractual Obligation Implementation
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7.87
9640 votes

#14 - The Contractual Obligation Implementation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 18

Leonard, Sheldon and Wolowitz talk to junior high girls about science-related careers; Raj plans a date with Lucy.

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The Proton Displacement
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7.86
8907 votes

#15 - 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 Cooper/Kripke Inversion
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7.86
9587 votes

#16 - The Cooper/Kripke Inversion

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 14

Sheldon faces a crisis of confidence when he is forced to work with his nemesis, Barry Kripke; Raj and Howard buy expensive action figures of themselves.

The Bon Voyage Reaction
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7.86
9659 votes

#17 - The Bon Voyage Reaction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 24

When Leonard is considered for an exciting research opportunity, Sheldon becomes jealous and tries to scare him into backing out. Meanwhile, Raj's relationship with Lucy is strained when he tries to get her to meet his friends.

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The Higgs Boson Observation
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7.86
11392 votes

#18 - The Higgs Boson Observation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 3

Amy feels threatened by Sheldon's new assistant; Wolowitz starts to feel the pressures of being in space.

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Welcome to Fight Night
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7.86
374 votes

#19 - Welcome to Fight Night

The Neighborhood - Season 1 - Episode 13

Calvin reluctantly invites Dave to join his guys’ night at home with Malcolm and Marty, while Gemma and Tina take their first girls’ trip to Vegas and find themselves unexpectedly in the spotlight.

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The Zarnecki Incursion
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7.85
13597 votes

#20 - 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 Tangible Affection Proof
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7.85
9697 votes

#21 - The Tangible Affection Proof

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 16

The guys search for a perfect Valentine's Day gift for their significant others; Stuart and Raj host a "lonely people" party at the comic book store.

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The Plimpton Stimulation
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7.84
13302 votes

#22 - The Plimpton Stimulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 21

Leonard and Sheldon compete for the attention of a famous female physicist.

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The Toast Derivation
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7.84
13180 votes

#23 - The Toast Derivation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 17

Sheldon becomes concerned when everybody begins to hang out at Raj's apartment and discovers Leonard is the center of the group.

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The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification
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7.84
15691 votes

#24 - The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 2

Realizing he will not live long enough to download his consciousness into a robot body, Sheldon tries to extend his life span.

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The Raiders Minimization
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7.84
9695 votes

#25 - The Raiders Minimization

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 4

After Amy ruins one of Sheldon's favorite movies – Raiders of the Lost Ark – he gets defensive, seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Leonard discovers a way to get Penny to do anything; and Raj and Stuart create online dating profiles.

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The Cohabitation Formulation
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7.83
13398 votes

#26 - The Cohabitation Formulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 16

As Wolowitz contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj's sister Priya.

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The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
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7.82
8052 votes

#27 - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 21

Sheldon gives spontaneity a try, which causes unexpected friction for Penny, Bernadette and Amy; Raj asks Howard for help with preparation for a date with Emily.

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The Troll Manifestation
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7.82
5629 votes

#28 - The Troll Manifestation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 14

Leonard and Sheldon publish a paper which is widely accepted except for comments from an internet troll. Meanwhile, the girls reminisce about embarassing incidents from their past.

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The Workplace Proximity
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7.81
9414 votes

#29 - 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 Veracity Elasticity
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7.80
9176 votes

#30 - The Veracity Elasticity

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 7

In order to continue living with Sheldon, Amy lies to him about repairs being made to her apartment and they host an "on location" episode of "Fun With Flags" in Penny’s apartment. Also, Leonard lets Penny decorate Sheldon’s old room after he learns that she has been secretly moving Leonard’s collectibles into storage.

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The Stag Convergence
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7.79
11038 votes

#31 - The Stag Convergence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 22

After the guys throw Howard a bachelor party, Bernadette reconsiders marrying him after learning about his sexual history.

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The Hofstadter Insufficiency
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7.79
9930 votes

#32 - 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 Santa Simulation
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7.78
10100 votes

#33 - The Santa Simulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 11

During a game, Sheldon revisits Christmas memories; Amy, Penny and Bernadette look for a date for Koothrappali.

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The Friendship Turbulence
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7.78
7941 votes

#34 - The Friendship Turbulence

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 17

Bernadette tries to negotiate peace between Sheldon and Wolowitz; Penny receives an embarrassing offer; Raj wants Amy to write to a woman on his behalf.

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The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition
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7.77
12441 votes

#35 - The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 10

Sheldon considers taking his relationship with Amy to the next level when Stuart from the comic book store asks her out on a date.

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The Extract Obliteration
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7.77
11246 votes

#36 - 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.

The Infestation Hypothesis
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7.77
13199 votes

#37 - The Infestation Hypothesis

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 2

A fight between Sheldon and Penny leaves Amy caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Leonard tries to spice up his long-distance relationship with Priya.

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Welcome to the Conversation
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7.76
312 votes

#38 - Welcome to the Conversation

The Neighborhood - Season 1 - Episode 21

Dave is thrilled when Calvin invites him golfing, confident that it represents progress in their relationship, but Calvin may have another motive. Also, Gemma and Tina team up to pull off an unforgettable surprise for Malcolm, Marty and Grover.

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The Psychic Vortex
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7.76
12154 votes

#39 - 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.

The Vengeance Formulation
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7.76
12565 votes

#40 - The Vengeance Formulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 9

After he's humiliated on National Public Radio, Sheldon vows to destroy Kripke, while Wolowitz tries not to destroy his new relationship with Bernadette.

The Table Polarization
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7.75
8218 votes

#41 - The Table Polarization

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 16

When Leonard buys a dining room table, Sheldon re-evaluates the changes in his life; Bernadette is torn when Wolowitz gets the chance to go back to space.

The Occupation Recalibration
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7.74
8365 votes

#42 - The Occupation Recalibration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 13

Sheldon must learn how to relax when he is forced to take a vacation; Leonard tries to support Penny after she quits her job; Bernadette needs to replace one of Howard’s comic books.

The Junior Professor Solution
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7.73
8168 votes

#43 - The Junior Professor Solution

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 2

When Sheldon must teach a class, Howard decides to take it; Amy takes advantage of the tension between Penny and Bernadette by playing both sides.

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Welcome to the Challenge
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7.73
188 votes

#44 - Welcome to the Challenge

The Neighborhood - Season 3 - Episode 15

When Victor Alvarez, owner of auto-repair chain Motor Boys, tries to steal Calvin’s customers, the Butlers and Johnsons join forces on a plan to drum up business and give back to their community.

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The Transporter Malfunction
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7.72
11451 votes

#45 - The Transporter Malfunction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 20

Penny buys Leonard and Sheldon “Star Trek” collectibles as a thank-you, leading Sheldon to be haunted by Mr. Spock. Meanwhile, Raj decides he has met the “Future Mrs. Koothrappali” after his parents set him up on a date.

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Welcome to Trivia Night
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7.72
292 votes

#46 - Welcome to Trivia Night

The Neighborhood - Season 2 - Episode 14

When Calvin and Dave get shown up by Gemma and Marty at a local bar's trivia night, the pair hatch a plan for a do-over to redeem themselves. Also, a frustrated Tina decides to take matters into her own hands in order to finally meet Malcolm's girlfriend, Sofia.

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The Clean Room Infiltration
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7.71
6758 votes

#47 - The Clean Room Infiltration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 11

Leonard and Howard turn to Raj for help in dealing with a work emergency when they nearly come to blows after blaming each other for a potential disaster at the university. Amy throws an authentic Victorian Christmas party, while Sheldon seeks revenge on her for making him celebrate the holidays.

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The Rothman Disintegration
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7.71
11865 votes

#48 - The Rothman Disintegration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 17

Sheldon and his rival Barry Kripke fight it out over the availability of a new office. Penny gets a gift from Amy that really tests their friendship and it doesn't end well.

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Welcome to the Re-Rack
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7.70
355 votes

#49 - Welcome to the Re-Rack

The Neighborhood - Season 2 - Episode 1

Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in the community and prove himself to Calvin; Calvin's reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave needs more time.

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The Shiny Trinket Maneuver
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7.69
12241 votes

#50 - The Shiny Trinket Maneuver

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 12

Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy when he isn't impressed by her recent accomplishment, and Howard must come to grips with Bernadette's dislike of children.

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