The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Second Season

On DVD September 15th


The Complete Season Two Synopsis

The science of funny is back! At work, physicists Leonard and Sheldon and their geek pals conquer the cosmos. At home, real life – from dating to driving – conquers them. This season, Leonard gets a girl. So does Sheldon. (Sheldon?!) Howard drives the Mars Rover into a ditch. Raj woos a terminator. Gorgeous girl-next-door Penny falls under the spell of Age of Conan. And super-smart, überconfident Leslie Winkler reduces mere men to spineless jellyfish. Twenty-two laugh-filled episodes from series creators Chuch Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Gilmore Girls) and a talented cast with astronomical comedy IQs shows why Big Bang is such a big hit.

The Complete Season One Synopsis

University physicists Leonard and Sheldon know whether to use an integral or a differential to solve the area under a curve. But they don't have a clue about girls. Or dating. Or clothes. Or parties. Or having fun. Or, basically, life. So when a pretty blonde named Penny moves in the apartment across the hall, the guys decide to get an education outside of the classroom. Boys, you have a lot to learn.


With series creators Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (The Gilmore Girls) concocting the right mix of logic and lunacy and stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne) and Jim Parsons (Judging Amy) turning geekdom into Phi Beta fun, The Big Bang Theory is big on laughs. And life.

CAST

JOHNNY GALECKI as Leonard

Johnny Galecki is best known to television audiences for his role as David in the long-running comedy series "Roseanne," for which he won a Young Artist Award.

His television series credits also include a recurring role in "My Boys" and guest appearances in "Hope and Faith" and "My Name is Earl."

Galecki's feature film credits include "Crystal," "Bookies," "Vanilla Sky," "Bounce," "Playing Mona Lisa," "The Opposite of Sex," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Suicide Kings" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."

He recently closed the Tony Award-nominated Broadway play "The Little Dog Laughed," for which he received a 2007 Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. His other theater credits include "The Drawer Boy" and "Pot Mom," at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, "The Member of the Wedding," for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and "Galileo."

Galecki was born in Belgium where his father was stationed while serving in the US Air Force. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

JIM PARSONS as Sheldon

Jim Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series "Judging Amy," on CBS and a guest starring appearance in "Ed."

His feature film credits include "Garden State," "Heights," "On the Road with Judas," "Gardener of Eden," "10 Items or Less" and "School for Scoundrels."

Parsons graduated with a BA in theater from the University of Houston, during which time he helped create a not-for-profit theatre company. He acted in productions there including "Endgame," "Guys and Dolls" and "The Balcony."

Parsons loves to play the piano and also enjoys watching sports, especially tennis, baseball and basketball.

He was born and raised in Houston and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

KALEY CUOCO as Penny

Kaley Cuoco is best known to television audiences for her role as Bridget Hennesy in the series "8 Simple Rules," for which she won a Teen Choice Award. She most recently starred in the television movie "Fat Like Me," in which she portrayed a student who goes undercover to expose the misconceptions about weight issues in young people.

She was featured on the TV Guide "Generation Now" list and Vanity Fair's "Teenage It" list.

Cuoco's other television credits include the series "Ladies Man," on the Network, "Charmed" and guest appearances in "Prison Break," "7th Heaven," "My So-Called Life" and "Ellen," in which she played a young Ellen DeGeneres in flashbacks.

Her television movie credits include "Growing Up Brady" and "Crimes of Fashion." In addition, she appeared in the miniseries "Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder."

Cuoco's feature film credits include "Debating Robert Lee," "Farewell Bender," "The Hollow," "Picture Perfect," "Can't Be Heaven," "Lucky 13" and "Virtuosity."

She often lends her voice to animated television shows including "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers" and "Bratz."

She is a gifted tennis player who is a ranked amateur in the Southern California Tennis Association, as well as an avid horseback rider. She also enjoys hiking, running, going to the gym and spending time with her rescue dogs, Petey, Leo and Zeus. She is involved in charities including the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The EBMRF, Animal Avengers and PETA.

Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

SIMON HELBERG as Howard Wolowitz

Simon Helberg's television credits include guest starring appearances in "MAD TV," "Reno 911," "Joey" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

His feature film credits include "Van Wilder," "Old School," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "For Your Consideration." He will soon appear in the feature films "Mama's Boy" and Judd Apatow's "Walk Hard."

Herberg attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at The Atlantic Theater Company. He is an accomplished pianist.

Son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

KUNAL NAYYAR as Rajesh Koothrappali

Kunal Nayyar's role in THE BIG BANG THEORY is his first as a regular on a television series. He had a guest starring role on NCIS. Nayyar is currently writing his first feature film, and his critically acclaimed play, "Cotton Candy," continues to run in New Delhi.

His theater acting credits include "Huck and Holden" at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles, for which Kunal was awarded best male lead in a play on the West Coast by the Garland Awards, and "Loves Labors Lost" at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, England.

Always a performer, Nayyar began acting in musicals and plays at a young age. After high school, he left India for the United States where he majored in business and took many acting classes at the University of Portland. In his senior year, he was nominated as the best actor in his play, "The Rose Tattoo," and was given an invitation to the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) to compete in an acting competition where he eventually won the Mark Twain Award for comic brilliance as well as a fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Theater Lab. He went on to receive his Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Nayyar played badminton for his school team and competed at state level in the region of North India. He is also a fanatical fan of cricket. He is said to have a killer shoulder shimmy. According to Nayyar, wikipedia says his name means "one who sees beauty in everything" and it comes from a Himalayan bird known as the Painted Snipe.

He was born in London, England, and spent most of his younger years growing up in New Delhi, India. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Season Two DVD Special Features

Physicist to the Stars:
Real-Life Physicist/UCLA Professor David Saltzberg’s Consulting Relationship to the show

Testing the Infinite Hilarity Hypothesis in Relation to the Big Bang Theory:
Season Two’s Unique Characters and Characteristics

Gag Reel

Season One DVD Special Features

Quantum Mechanics of The Big Bang Theory:
-Series Cast and Creators on Why It's Cool to Be aGeek