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The Big Bang Theory: Season 3 (2009-2010)




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The sitcom's third series begins with the guys returning from the North Pole, and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) enthusiastically jump-starting their relationship. Meanwhile, Howard (Simon Helberg) begins dating Penny's coworker Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Wil Wheaton appears as an archnemesis of Sheldon (Jim Parsons); and Marvel comics creator Stan Lee has memorable cameo appearance. Kunal Nayyar also stars.


Jim Parsons
as Sheldon
Simon Helberg
as Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
as Rajesh Koothrappali
Wil Wheaton
as Himself
Molly Morgan
as Bethany
Elizabeth Bogush
as Dr. Catherine Millstone
Frank Maharajh
as Venkatesh
Judy Greer
as Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton
Lewis Black
as Professor Crawley
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Officer Hackett
Oliver Muirhead
as Professor Laughlin
Artie O'Daly
as Younger Man
Stan Lee
as Himself
Ally Maki
as Joyce Kim
Jen Drohan
as Martha
Steven Yeun
as Sebastian
Lauri Johnson
as Mrs. Gunderson
Steve Paymer
as Judge Taylor
Ira Flatow
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Big Bang Theory: Season 3

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

The Penny/Sheldon interaction was gold, as always.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Somewhere during the run of a good character-driven sitcom like, say, Friends it reaches a point where the characters are so familiar that the jokes come easy but not so familiar that they breed contempt. The Big Bang Theory is right in that sweet spot.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The writers and producers are playing something of a dangerous game, because some of the other characters, most obviously Leonard, are shrinking into the woodwork.

April 3, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Metcalf and the other actors have a relatively easy job in the premiere because the joke writing is so well done.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Let's face it, what lifts The Big Bang Theory into frequent excellence is its one constant from the start: the brilliantly nuanced performance of Jim Parsons.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Big Bang Theory, which is a very good show and not quite yet a great show, finds most of its predictability and inevitability inside of the legitimately great performance from Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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