Last Updated on 30 June 2024

I searched the Internet for lists of the best episodes of The Big Bang Theory. Criteria included the episodes being ranked, not just listed chronologically, covering the entire run, not just lists of episodes featuring one actor, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I found 20 different ranked lists online of “best Big Bang Theory episodes.” Then I averaged the rankings each episode got and divided that average by a factor of the number of lists that episode was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The episodes that were on the most lists (out of 20):

  • The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis – S02 E11 – 19 lists
  • The Adhesive Duck Deficiency – S03 E08 – 19 lists
  • The Staircase Implementation – S03 E22 – 18 lists
  • The Opening Night Excitation – S09 E11 – 13 lists
  • The Scavenger Vortex – S07 E03 – 12 lists
  • The Justice League Recombination – S04 E11 – 12 lists
  • The Barbarian Sublimation – S02 E03 – 12 lists
  • The Hawking Excitation – S05 E11 – 12 lists

Here are links to the lists I used: