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  • When it comes to making a big bang, so to speak

  • these are the moments we cherish most.

  • (Howard) What's going on, day dwellers?

  • Welcome to WatchMojo.com

  • and today, we're counting down our picks

  • for the top 10 moments from "The Big Bang Theory"

  • (Howard) You'd think that after all these years

  • I'd know not to fly over volcanos

  • I'm a frickin' idiot

  • For this list, we'll be browsing through the backlogue

  • of one of CBS' most popular shows

  • (Leonard) Penny, you've got cheetos in your hair...

  • (Penny) Oh, thanks.

  • Highlighting the scenes and sequences that we found best represent the sitcom.

  • (Leonard) Sheldon, you can't be selfish. We all paid for it, so it belongs to all of us.

  • Now, get out of the way, so I can sit in my time machine.

  • From heartwarming confessions, to pop culture references.

  • From wacky comedic timing, to surprising character breakthroughs.

  • We find these moment to be the most enduring.

  • (Leonard) We all have other costumes, we can change.

  • (Raj) Or, we can walk right behind each other all night.

  • It will look like one person going really fast.

  • (Sheldon) Your acomplishment was impressive, and I'm proud of you.

  • (Amy) We both know, that's your koala face!

  • (Sheldon) I told you.

  • Turns out trinkets and knick-knacks have a lot more power then expected.

  • At least that's what we gathered when Sheldon brings his girlfriend, Amy, a tiara,

  • as penance for his lack of interest in her achievements.

  • (Penny) Okay, look. He bought you this.

  • (Amy) Jewellery? Seriously?

  • Amy's prepared to tear him a new one, calling him out for being manipulative, until she sees the tiara

  • and all the ill will disappears

  • (Amy) Sheldon, you the most shallow, self-centered person I have ever met.

  • Do you really think another transparently manip... Oh, it's a tiara!

  • What seals the scene though, is Sheldon's visible displeasure with the whole situation.

  • Plus, it's wonderful to see Amy so happy.

  • (Penny) You look beautiful

  • (Amy) Of course, I do! I'm a princess and this is my tiara!

  • (Howard) So my dear, we meet again.

  • (Katee Sackhoff) Hello Howard, I've missed you.

  • Everyone needs advice on romance at some point, but it's not usually as odd as this.

  • In "The Hot Troll Deviation", Howard is coping with the end of his relationship with Bernadette,

  • which means a lot of imaginary flirting with Katee Sackhoff from "Battlestar Galactica".

  • (Katee Sackhoff) One question.

  • (Howard) Anything.

  • (Katee Sackhoff) Why am I wearing my "Battlestar Galactica" flight suit in bed?

  • (Howard) Why are you in bed with me?

  • If we start to question this, it all falls apart.

  • However, Howard's fantisies reach a whole new level of weird, when he also imagines George Takei

  • as a romantic adviser

  • (George Takei) No, no, no. A lady wants to be wooed. Courted slowly

  • Sackhoff and Takei's back and forth is fleeting fun, especially when the question of Howard's

  • sexuality comes up.

  • (Bernadette) What's George Takei doing here?

  • (Katee Sackhoff) Howard, do you have latent homosexual tendencies?

  • (Howard) Of course not.

  • (George Takei) So you say.

  • (Leonard) You cannot possibly be that arrogant.

  • (Sheldon) You continue to underestimate me, my good man.

  • The things people do for validation.

  • Leonard, in the middle of giving a presentation on a paper that he and Sheldon co-wrote,

  • is disrupted by a question, from a livid Sheldon himself

  • (Leonard) Are there any questions?)

  • (Sheldon) Yeah, what the hell was that?

  • The resulting argument quickly escalates, as they both accuse each other of being egotistical,

  • leading Sheldon to try to blow up Leonard's head with his mind.

  • (Sheldon) Okay, that is it.

  • (Leonard) Stop...

  • (Leonard) You cannot blow up my head with your mind!

  • (Sheldon) Then I'll settle for an anurism

  • And thus, the dispute get's physical, with both scientists eventually fighting on the floor, mid-presentation,

  • in hilariously pathetic fashion.

  • Which, later, goes viral on YouTube.

  • (Howard) Hey, check it out. It's a featured video.

  • (Sheldon, in video) You hit me. You saw that, he hit me.

  • (Leonard, in video) You tried to blow up my head

  • (Sheldon, in video) So it was working.

  • (Leonard, in video) It was not wor... You are a nutcase!

  • (Sheldon, in video) Well, we'll see about that. You people on the front row, heads up. This is a splash zone.

  • (Raj) Foamy vengeance.

  • (Sheldon) Yes, exactly.

  • We sense that Dr. Cooper may have misjudged the situation.

  • (Sheldon, in video) This classic prank comes to you from the malevolent mind of Sheldon Cooper.

  • Sheldon plots to get back at his university co-worker, Barry Kripke, for an amusing helium-based prank

  • that embarrased him during a live radio interview.

  • (Sheldon, in a high pitch voice) As I was saying, an ordinary magnet has two poles,

  • the primary characteristic of a mono-pole is that is has only one pole.

  • Hence, mono-pole.

  • The plan Sheldon concocts involves dumping foam onto Kripke, via a false ceiling in Kripke's lab.

  • (Kripke) I think the board will really appreciate how well we're using that NSA grant, President Siebert.

  • Right here, we have a micro-controlled plasma...

  • All well and good except for one detail.

  • The university president and board of directors are also caught in the prank.

  • The video of Sheldon gloating and naming his friends as co-conspirators , certainly doesn't help matters.

  • (Sheldon, in video) If you'd like to see the look on your stupid face, this video is being instantly

  • uploaded to YouTube.

  • Oh, and a hat-tip to Leonard Hofstadter and Raj Koothrapali for their support and encouragement

  • in this enterprise.

  • (Leonard) Stars are pretty, aren't they?

  • (Howard) Up above the world so high, like little diamonds in the sky.

  • There's unwinding, and then there's just letting go of any form of inhibition.

  • While on a camping trip to watch a meteor shower, Leonard, Howard and Raj partake in some

  • homemade cookies, courtesy of some very odd sounding older women.

  • (Howard) Look, they gave me homemade cookies.

  • (Leonard) Of course they did. That's what grandmothers do.

  • What follows is a drug trip of incredible proportions, as each of the three scientists descends into a spiral

  • of nervous hunger, hysterical laughter and unnecessary confessions.

  • (Leonard) What's so funny?

  • (Raj) It's your american accent. Everything you say sounds stupid.

  • (Immitating Leonard) "Stars are pretty, aren't they?"

  • From Leonard disliking his own name to Howard admitting he lost his virginity to his cousin,

  • everyone brings an embarrasing secret to the table.

  • (Leonard) It has "nerd" in it.

  • (Leonard) "Leo-nard"

  • (Howard) I lost my virginity to my cousin, Jeanie.

  • (Sheldon) "One ring to rule them all"

  • (Raj) "On ring to find them"

  • (Howard) "One ring to bring them all"

  • (Leonard) "And in the darkness, bind them"

  • Though the circumstance is questionable, this one might be a long time coming.

  • (Raj) Holy crap, are we nerdy?

  • In this episode, the guys come across one of the actual rings used as a prop in the "Lord of the Rings" movies.

  • Leonard claims the ring for the time being, though Sheldon isn't happy about it, and will do just about

  • anything to keep it for himself.

  • (Howard) Gentlemen, this is the one ring.

  • (Sheldon) Mine.

  • As Leonard and Penny sleep, Sheldon attempts to steal the ring off of Penny's neck

  • which leads Penny to punch Sheldon in the face.

  • (Sheldon) You hit me! I'm bleeding!

  • While violence might be a bit extreme, it's hard not to call this scene gratifying.

  • (Leonard) What was that?

  • (Penny) Sheldon tried to take the ring and I punched him.

  • (Leonard) That's my girl

  • (Leonard) Hi, I'm Dr. Hafstadter. Where is he?

  • (Security Guard) Ball pit

  • Sheldon's mental stability is rarely as questionable as it is in this scene.

  • (Sheldon) You can start sorting protons and neutrons while I build carbon atoms.

  • Under great stress and deprived of sleep, Sheldon manages breaks into a ball pit in a bid to solve

  • a scientific conundrum

  • (Leonard) Hey Shelly.

  • What'ya doing?

  • (Sheldon) Size ratio was all wrong. Couldn't visualize it, needed bigger carbon atoms

  • When Leonard comes to retrieve his roomate, Sheldon refuses to leave, and then dives into the balls.

  • (Leonard) If you don't come out of there, I'm gonna have to drag you out.

  • (Sheldon) You can try, but you'll never catch me.

  • Seeing Leonard desperataly dig through the ball pit is amusing enough, but Sheldon's child-like resistance

  • while repeating "Bazinga" absolutely makes this sequence worth a watch.

  • (Leonard) Sheldon, come here!

  • (Sheldon) Bazinga!

  • Bazinga!

  • (Raj) You slipped and fell into a robot hand?

  • (Howard) Yes

  • (Raj) Penis first?

  • Anyone else wanna know how Howard thought this was a good idea?

  • (Leonard) I'd suggest a lubricant but I have a feeling you fell on some of that as well.

  • (Howard) Not funny, Leonard.

  • In the first episode of season 4, things kick of in proper fashion with Howard's use of a robot arm.

  • Initially for unpacking take-out, then a massage, then, well, a different kind of massage.

  • (Howard) Oh yeah, just like a real hand!

  • Unfortunately for Wolowitz, the robot's hand get's stuck on his genitals, forcing him to call Raj and Leonard

  • for help.

  • (Leonard) Hold on. Howard, Howard, slow down. The robot hand is stuck on your what?

  • You're not gonna believe this...

  • It's already a ridiculously funny scene, with his friends suggesting terrible methods for freeing Howard adding

  • to the absurdity.

  • (Raj) How about we get an electric saw and cut it off?

  • (Howard) What? No saws. One circumcision was enough...

  • (Sheldon) You betrayed me, Wil Wheaton. Now, I have my revenge.