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  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 9/10/12

This is always a great show. I won't say it's my favorite, but it's very funny. As a fellow geek, it's fun to watch. Even after five seasons, it's still good. Most sitcoms are flagging by now, but not this one. I look forward to the 6th season!

The DVD is great. I have all of the previous 4 DVD's as well.  The extras include:

--a celebration of their 100th episode, which is much more than it sounds...everyone is interviewed and talks about the show at length.

--Laws of Reflection has the cast talking about their favorite parts of the season.

--Professors of Production shows all of the behind-the-scenes people doing their jobs and talking about how they light the show, dress the set, etc.

--The Gag Reel, which is always my favorite part of any DVD.

The DVD comes out as blu-ray or combo pack, so no matter what kind of DVD playe ryou have, you'll enjoy it.  You definitely don't want to miss this show!! 







Catch All 24 Episodes From Season Five Plus Never-Before-Seen Extras Including 3 Featurettes and a Hilarious Gag Reel

All-New Blu-rayTM Combo Pack Features Three

Ways to Watch – Blu-rayTM + DVD + UltraVioletTM 

Burbank, CA (June 14, 2012) – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why audiences continue to fall in love with the geniuses from Caltech.  Now America’s favorite physicists are back with a bang as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD and Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on September 11, 2012.  In its fifth season, airing Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was the #1 comedy on network television among Total Viewers, and in its first year in off-network syndication, the series ranked as the #1 show in all of syndication among Adults 18-49 and 25-54*.  Coinciding with the show’s highly-anticipated sixth season premiere, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season will be available for an SRP of $44.98 on DVD and $54.97 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack.

In The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season, Penny and Leonard’s relationship is relaunched in full “beta test” mode, while Sheldon, Howard, and Raj discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As Sheldon makes begrudging amendments to his “Relationship Agreement” with his “friend-who-happens-to-be-a-girl,” Amy Farrah Fowler, Raj contemplates an arranged marriage, and Howard is all-systems-go for both his NASA launch and wedding to the spirited Bernadette.

“Now approaching its sixth season, The Big Bang Theory has become a supernova in the television landscape.  It continues to draw new, passionate fans to its already large consumer base, as evidenced by continued growth in all areas – DVD sales, CBS viewership and syndication viewers,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Senior Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. “We are thrilled to offer this mega hit to fans in the ultimate home entertainment package – the Blu-rayTM Combo Pack.  Giving consumers more ways to watch at an outstanding value, this edition includes all 24 episodes on both Blu-ray and DVD discs as well as UltraVioletTM for digital download and instant streaming!

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season five-disc Blu-rayTM Combo Pack (2 Blu-rayTM discs, 3 DVD discs) features a hi-definition Blu-rayTM, standard definition DVD and a standard definition UltraVioletTM copy of all 24 episodes from Season Five.  UltraVioletTM allows consumers to download and instantly stream the episodes to their computers, tablets and smartphones.  The UltraVioletTM episodes are a limited-time offer.  Restrictions and limitations apply.  Go to for details.  The Blu-rayTM will be released in 1080p Full HD Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. 

The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with Steven Molaro (The Class). The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Jim Parsons (The Muppets), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood).

Special Features Include:

Ø  The Big Bang Theory @100 (featurette):  The cast and producers celebrate the 100th episode

Ø  The Big Bang Theory’s Laws of Reflection (featurette):  The cast reflects on their favorite memories from Season.

Ø  Professors of Production (featurette):  A behind-the-scenes look at the various departments that bring the show together each week

Ø  Gag reel


1.      The Skank Reflex Analysis

2.      The Infestation Hypothesis

3.      The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

4.      The Wiggly Finger Catalyst

5.      The Russian Rocket Reaction

6.      The Rhinitis Revelation

7.      The Good Guy Fluctuation

8.      The Isolation Permutation

9.      The Ornithophobia Diffusion

10.  The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition

11.  The Speckerman Recurrence

12.  The Shiny Trinket Maneuver

13.  The Recombination Hypothesis

14.  The Beta Test Initiation

15.  The Friendship Contraction

16.  The Vacation Solution

17.  The Rothman Disintegration

18.  The Werewolf Transformation

19.  The Weekend Vortex

20.  The Transporter Malfunction

21.  The Hawking Excitation

22.  The Stag Convergence

23.  The Launch Acceleration

24.  The Countdown Reflection

* Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD, 2011-12 Season = 9/19/11-5/23/12, excluding specials.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

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