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The Big Bang Theory

  • 2016
  • Season 9
  • 24 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Prepare to enter phase nine of television’s perpetual laughter experiment as THE BIG BANG THEORY successfully fuses the elements of science and sitcom. Our two genius roommates – Leonard and Sheldon ¬– and their friends are back once again and together, they will all learn that life is far more complicated outside of the lab as love and friendship never produce predictable results!

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Episode 17: The Celebration Experimentation

Summary

In the 200th episode of the comedy, the gang finally celebrates Sheldon's birthday after more than nine years together, with the help of a few special guests. Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, with guest appearances from Adam West, Wil Wheaton and Stephen Hawking.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s Sheldon’s birthday and we learn why the occasion fills him with dread: he was bullied as a child and Batman never turned up to his party, as was once promised.

Under gentle pressure from his girlfriend Amy, Sheldon concedes to “cake, presents and a shower of admiration and love”. And the boys plan to right a few wrongs by inviting 60s TV Caped Crusader Adam West to the festivities. Cue some nicely nerdy “best Batman” banter.

From the off, The Celebration Experimentation is one enormous smile. All the gags work, there are a few surprise cameos (the guest of honour is very guessable to longtime fans) and plenty of pretty speeches – plus one of those thrilling little Penny-and-Sheldon moments the writers have such fun with. The story is not only a tribute to its lead character but to the show itself, now 200 episodes to the good. Fittingly, it’s celebratory, snappy and sweet.

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Leonard HofstadterJohnny Galecki
Sheldon CooperJim Parsons
Howard WolowitzSimon Helberg
Raj KoothrappaliKunal Nayyar
PennyKaley Cuoco

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