The Big Bang Theory

10 Best Episodes of The Big Bang Theory - Season 11

The Big Bang Theory, which aired on CBS from 2007 to 2019, is one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. The show centers on five characters living in Pasadena, California and features the geekiness and intellect of Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali contrasted with the common sense and social skills of Penny. With 13 seasons of content, fans have plenty of episodes to choose from. Here we will rank the best episodes of The Big Bang Theory and discuss why they are so popular.

The Big Bang Theory is renowned for its clever writing and witty dialogue. The show explores a variety of topics, ranging from relationships and romance to science and technology. It also features a number of recurring jokes and cultural references. All of these elements combine to make The Big Bang Theory an entertaining and memorable show.

Given the show’s long run, it’s no surprise that it has featured some truly outstanding episodes over the years. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best episodes of The Big Bang Theory and discussing why they are so highly ranked. From heartfelt moments to laugh-out-loud comedy, these episodes are sure to please any fan of the show.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 14, 2024.

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The Big Bang Theory - S11E4

#15 - The Explosion Implosion (Season 11 - Episode 4)

Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard's mom, Beverly, finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 6929 votes.

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#14 - The Retraction Reaction (Season 11 - Episode 2)

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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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 7503 votes.

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#13 - The Proton Regeneration (Season 11 - Episode 6)

Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton for the role of the new Professor Proton. Also, Penny steps in to take care of Halley when Bernadette and Wolowitz both wind up on bed rest.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 6166 votes.

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#12 - The Monetary Insufficiency (Season 11 - Episode 22)

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Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 4296 votes.

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#11 - The Matrimonial Metric (Season 11 - Episode 12)

To discover who would be most qualified to be best man and maid of honor at their wedding, Sheldon and Amy subject their friends to a series of secret experiments. Also, Penny reveals her true feelings about Amy.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 5336 votes.

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#10 - The Tenant Disassociation (Season 11 - Episode 19)

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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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 4458 votes.

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#9 - The Collaboration Contamination (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.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 6622 votes.

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#8 - The Comet Polarization (Season 11 - Episode 21)

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Sheldon’s comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart’s store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny’s astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 4275 votes.

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#7 - The Novelization Correlation (Season 11 - Episode 15)

When Sheldon petitions Wil Wheaton to appear on the new Professor Proton show, Wil offers a role to Amy instead. Also, Penny gets angry when she thinks the female protagonist in Leonard's novel is based on her.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 5043 votes.

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#6 - The Geology Methodology (Season 11 - Episode 7)

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Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, despite Sheldon's embarrassment. Also, Penny and Bernadette coach Koothrappali on how to navigate his relationship with Ruchi.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 5981 votes.

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#5 - The Sibling Realignment (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.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 4223 votes.

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#4 - The Confidence Erosion (Season 11 - Episode 10)

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Sheldon and Amy try to eliminate stress from wedding planning by applying math to the process. Koothrappali “breaks up” with Wolowitz after realizing his best friend is actually hurting his confidence.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 5610 votes.

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#3 - The Proposal Proposal (Season 11 - Episode 1)

Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 8015 votes.

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#2 - The Bitcoin Entanglement (Season 11 - Episode 9)

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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.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 5838 votes.

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#1 - The Bow Tie Asymmetry (Season 11 - Episode 24)

The Big Bang Theory's episode 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' had everything a good episode needs. 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. This episode was both heart-warming and genius and had viewers raving about it.

The episode had something for everyone, from the humor of the characters to the touching moments between them. Amy's father even made a few appearances and it was great to see him around more often. Despite the show's decline in recent years, this episode was a reminder of why it was so popular. It was an enjoyable, funny and endearing episode that left viewers with a smile.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 4258 votes.

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