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It’s okay to have a favorite episode that finds some beauty or relief in any show, including sitcoms. Reasons can vary: from the topic the episode explores to funny celebrity appearances. However, there are some episodes that are universally recognized as the best, and IMDb ratings can help identify them.
Here are the top 5 best episodes of The Big Bang Theory, as rated by IMDb users.
5. Constant Variation (S12E23) – 9.0
The first part of the two-part finale captured the hearts of The Big Bang Theory fans with Sheldon’s sudden fear and vulnerability about the upcoming changes in their lives. The feeling of it becoming too much is familiar to everyone, and Jim Parsons captures it perfectly.
4. Tray Execution (S3E22) – 9.0
This episode reveals two big mysteries that have been hidden from fans for years: how the hell Sheldon and Leonard became roommates, and what happened to the apartment building’s permanently broken elevator. It’s fun, honest, and nostalgic, which totally explains the high ratings.
3. Opening Night Thriller (S9E11) – 9.0
The Big Bang Theory fanbase has come to a consensus on the best guest star of all time, Wil Wheaton. It perfectly matched the energy of the cast and made the episode memorable and hysterically funny. His appearance at the Star Wars premiere dressed as Spock alone deserves all kinds of accolades.
2. Pigeon Item Gift Hypothesis (S2E11) – 9.1
Each Christmas episode holds a special place in viewers’ hearts as it usually explores all the friendships and relationships between the characters. Such is the case with this episode and the struggle Sheldon faces in finding a gift for Penny in return for the gift she gave him.
1. Stockholm Syndrome (S12E24) – 9.5
It’s not uncommon for the final episode of a show to get high ratings, as the writers usually do everything they can to make the ending worthwhile. However, The Big Bang Theory team went above and beyond, giving fans everything they’ve wanted to see for years in a farewell celebration for all their favorite characters.
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