The BEST episodes written by Maria Ferrari

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 Opening Night Excitation
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8.21
7468 votes

#3 - 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 Romance Resonance
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8.05
9715 votes

#4 - The Romance Resonance

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 6

Sheldon's latest scientific breakthrough makes him feel like a fraud – and threatens to haunt him forever. Meanwhile, Howard's romantic gesture to Bernadette causes Penny to step up her game with Leonard.

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The Locomotive Manipulation
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7.97
8422 votes

#5 - 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 Bakersfield Expedition
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7.97
9834 votes

#6 - 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 Scavenger Vortex
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7.97
9754 votes

#7 - 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 Staircase Implementation
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7.95
13717 votes

#8 - 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 Hawking Excitation
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7.90
11569 votes

#9 - 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 Brain Bowl Incubation
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7.90
9487 votes

#10 - The Brain Bowl Incubation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 8

After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

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The Launch Acceleration
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7.90
11105 votes

#11 - The Launch Acceleration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 - Episode 23

When NASA moves up Howard's mission, he must face his fears and Bernadette's dad, thus putting the wedding plans in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Leonard says something surprising to Penny in the bedroom.

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The Beta Test Initiation
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7.89
12046 votes

#12 - 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 Prom Equivalency
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7.89
7386 votes

#13 - 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 Werewolf Transformation
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7.89
11564 votes

#14 - 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 Parking Spot Escalation
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7.88
10490 votes

#15 - The Parking Spot Escalation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 9

Sheldon and Wolowitz's fight over a parking spot at the University impacts the whole gang.

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The Deception Verification
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7.87
9679 votes

#16 - The Deception Verification

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 2

Howard's relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity. Meanwhile, Leonard's friendship with Sheldon is put to the test when he returns from the North Sea earlier than expected.

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The Contractual Obligation Implementation
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7.87
9640 votes

#17 - 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 Bon Voyage Reaction
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7.86
9659 votes

#18 - 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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A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens
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7.86
1858 votes

#19 - 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 Higgs Boson Observation
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7.86
11392 votes

#20 - 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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The Plimpton Stimulation
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7.84
13302 votes

#21 - 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 Raiders Minimization
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7.84
9695 votes

#22 - 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 Itchy Brain Simulation
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7.83
9113 votes

#23 - 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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The Irish Pub Formulation
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7.82
14447 votes

#24 - 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 Proton Resurgence
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7.82
9449 votes

#25 - 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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The Troll Manifestation
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7.82
5629 votes

#26 - 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 Spoiler Alert Segmentation
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7.82
9725 votes

#27 - The Spoiler Alert Segmentation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 15

A fight between Sheldon and Leonard impacts Amy and Penny's living arrangements; while Howard is away, Raj helps Mrs. Wolowitz out.

The Adhesive Duck Deficiency
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7.80
12507 votes

#28 - 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
1242 votes

#29 - 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 Holographic Excitation
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7.79
11248 votes

#30 - The Holographic Excitation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 5

The gang heads to Stuart's comic book store to celebrate Halloween; Leonard uses science to seduce Penny.

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The Hesitation Ramification
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7.78
8662 votes

#31 - The Hesitation Ramification

The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 - Episode 12

As Leonard tries to help Penny with a disappointment, Penny asks him a bold question about their relationship; Meanwhile Raj and Stuart practice their skills at talking to women and Sheldon wants to learn how to be funny.

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The Santa Simulation
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7.78
10100 votes

#32 - 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 Russian Rocket Reaction
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7.78
12522 votes

#33 - 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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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 Habitation Configuration
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7.78
10901 votes

#35 - The Habitation Configuration

The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 - Episode 7

Bernadette wants Wolowitz to move out of his mom's house; Sheldon is caught in the middle of Amy and Wil Wheaton's argument.

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Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting
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7.77
1263 votes

#36 - Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

Young Sheldon - Season 3 - Episode 7

Sheldon starts an internet flame war. Missy stands up to the boys on her baseball team. Meemaw is unhappy when George Sr. spends time with her new boyfriend.

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The Colonization Application
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7.76
5971 votes

#37 - 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 Birthday Synchronicity
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7.76
9328 votes

#38 - The Birthday Synchronicity

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 11

Amy's desire to have an intimate night with Sheldon on her birthday is interrupted by Bernadette going into labor.

The Gorilla Experiment
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7.76
12366 votes

#39 - The Gorilla Experiment

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

The Wildebeest Implementation
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7.76
13168 votes

#40 - The Wildebeest Implementation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 - Episode 22

Raj attempts to cure his social anxiety disorder while Penny uses Bernadette to spy on Leonard and his girlfriend.

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The Excelsior Acquisition
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7.75
12591 votes

#41 - The Excelsior Acquisition

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 16

Sheldon winds up in traffic court when he gets a ticket because of Penny.

Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero
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7.75
1727 votes

#42 - 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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The Large Hadron Collision
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7.74
11921 votes

#43 - The Large Hadron Collision

The Big Bang Theory - Season 3 - Episode 15

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.

The Junior Professor Solution
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7.73
8168 votes

#44 - 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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The Locomotion Reverberation
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7.73
9112 votes

#45 - The Locomotion Reverberation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 15

Leonard and Wolowitz try to distract Sheldon when he slows the progress of their guidance system. Also, Penny and Amy take Bernadette out for the night, leaving Raj and Stuart to care for baby Halley.

The Platonic Permutation
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7.73
6961 votes

#46 - The Platonic Permutation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 - Episode 9

It’s Thanksgiving. Sheldon and Amy go on a lunch date to the aquarium as friends. Meanwhile, Howard, Bernadette, Raj and Emily help out at a soup kitchen and Leonard and Penny make their first Thanksgiving dinner as a married couple.

The Comic-Con Conundrum
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7.73
9400 votes

#47 - The Comic-Con Conundrum

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 - Episode 17

The guys' annual trip to Comic Con is in doubt when Raj can't afford to go and an unexpected replacement is considered.

The Positive Negative Reaction
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7.72
7403 votes

#48 - The Positive Negative Reaction

The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 - Episode 16

When the gang finds out about Bernadette's pregnancy, they celebrate by singing karaoke. Also, Bernadette is concerned when Wolowitz freaks out over her pregnancy announcement, and Wolowitz is convinced he must make more money to provide for a baby.

The Misinterpretation Agitation
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7.72
7275 votes

#49 - The Misinterpretation Agitation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 8 - Episode 7

The guys try to help Penny out of an awkward work dilemma, when a smitten doctor shows up at her door after her flirtatious sales techniques work a little too well. Meanwhile, Amy and Bernadette argue over whether or not female scientists should play up their sexuality.

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Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love
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7.72
1054 votes

#50 - Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love

Young Sheldon - Season 4 - Episode 4

Sheldon finds himself in a fierce competition with Paige when their mothers force them to attend Vacation Bible School. George is furious after Georgie makes a questionable purchase.

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