Season 1

Sheldon gets a lot of the best lines on The Big Bang Theory. We’ve compiled some of his most memorable quotes from Season 1 below.

Well, today we tried masturbating for money.

Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.

You did not “break up” with Joyce Kim. She defected to North Korea.

Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot)

Ah gravity, thou art a heartless bitch.

Explain to me an organizational system where a tray of flatware on a couch is valid. I’m just inferring that this is a couch, because the evidence suggests the coffee table is having a tiny garage sale.

I am truly sorry for what happened last night. I take full responsibility and I hope it won’t color your opinion of Leonard, who is not only a wonderful guy but also, I hear, a gentle and thorough lover.

Season 1, Episode 2 (The Big Bran Hypothesis)

At least now you can retrieve the black box from the twisted smoldering wreckage that was once your fantasy of dating her and analyze the data so that you don’t crash into geek mountain again.

I think that you have as much of a chance of having a sexual relationship with Penny as the Hubble Telescope does of discovering at the center of every black hole is little man with a flashlight searching for a circuit breaker.

There’s always the possibility that alcohol and poor judgment on her part might lead to a nice romantic evening.

Season 1, Episode 3 (The Fuzzy Boots Corollary)

There wouldn’t have been any ass kickings if that stupid death ray had worked.

Oh, I’m sorry. Did I insult you? Is your body mass somehow tied into your self worth?

Season 1, Episode 4 (The Luminous Fish Effect)

Do you realize I may have to share a Nobel Prize with your booty call?

Of course I’m listening. Blah blah, hopeless Penny delusion, blah blah blah.

Season 1, Episode 5 (The Hamburger Postulate)

I’m the Doppler Effect!

Given the reaction to my costume, this party is a scathing indictment of the American educational system.

When people are upset, the cultural convention is to bring them hot beverages.

Season 1, Episode 6 (The Middle Earth Paradigm)

I’ll watch the last 24 minutes of Doctor Who, although at this point it’s more like Doctor Why Bother.

No, I’m going to ask him to choose between sex and Halo 3. As far as I know, sex has not been upgraded to include high-def graphics and enhanced weapon systems.

Season 1, Episode 7 (The Dumpling Paradox)

Damn you,

I understand, but it was between you and the Museum of Natural History, and frankly, you don’t have dinosaurs.

Season 1, Episode 8 (The Grasshopper Experiment)

Forget your suit. Look at my arms flailing. I’m like a flamingo on Ritalin.

Well, there’s always the possibility that a trash can spontaneously formed around the letter, but Occam’s Razor would suggest that someone threw it out.

Season 1, Episode 9 (The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization)

I don’t guess. As a scientist I reach conclusions based on observation and experimentation. Although, as I’m saying this, it occurs to me that you may have been employing a rhetorical device, rendering my response moot.

Artificial intelligences do not have teen fetishes.

I don’t know… but if cats could sing, they’d hate it too.

Season 1, Episode 10 (The Loobenfeld Decay)

We have no idea what pathogen Typhoid Penny’s introduced into our environment. And having never been to Nebraska I’m relatively certain that I have no Corn Husking antibodies.

Obviously you’re not well-suited for three-dimensional chess. Perhaps three-dimensional Candyland would be your speed.

Season 1, Episode 11 (The Pancake Batter Anomaly)

While Mr. Kim, by virtue of youth and naiveté, has fallen prey to the inexplicable need for human contact, let me step in and assure you that my research will go on uninterrupted, and that social relationships will continue to baffle and repulse me.

Engineering: where the noble semi-skilled laborers execute the vision of those who think and dream. Hello, Ooompa-Loompas of science.

Season 1, Episode 12 (The Jerusalem Duality)

Yes, well, I’m polymerized tree sap and you’re an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns to its original trajectory and adheres to you.

Would you ask Picasso to play Pictionary? Would you ask Noah Webster to play Boggle? Would you ask Jacques Cousteau to play Go Fish?

At this point I should inform you that I intend to form my own team and destroy the molecular bonds that bind your very matter together and reduce the resulting particular chaos to tears.

One more thing. It’s on, bitch.

Season 1, Episode 13 (The Bat Jar Conjecture)

Dibs does not apply in a bidding war.

In a Venn diagram, that would be an individual located at the intersection of the sets “no longer want my Time Machine” and “need 800 dollars”.

It only moves in time. It would be worse than useless in a swamp.

I disagree. Your inability to successfully woo Penny long predates your acquisition of the time machine. That failure clearly stands on its own.

Season 1, Episode 14 (The Nerdvana Annihilation)

They were not “friends”. They were imaginary colleagues.

Season 1, Episode 15 (The Shiksa Indeterminacy)

What twelve year old boy wants a motorized dirt bike?

What computer do you have? And please don’t say “a white one.”

Season 1, Episode 16 (The Peanut Reaction)

(The Tangerine Factor) Actually, I thought the first two renditions were far more compelling. Previously, I felt sympathy for the Leonard character. Now I just find him to be whiny and annoying.

Oxen are in my bed! Many, many oxen!

Season 1, Episode 17