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    jekyll

    [1]Nov 28, 2007
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    For those trying to decipher them, here's the lyrics to the portion of Barenaked Ladies' theme "History of Everything" heard in the opening credits. You can also view the video for the full-length version of the song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aym8_S3BXKw&feature=related. I also just discovered the song's available at iTunes.

    Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
    Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started--Wait!
    The Earth began to cool,
    The autotrophs began to drool,
    Neanderthals developed tools,
    We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
    Math, science, history,
    Unraveling the mystery,
    That all started with the Big Bang! BANG!

    Edited on 11/28/2007 1:14pm
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    mishinko

    [2]Dec 4, 2007
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    Thanks, mate! The theme is really catchy, now I can sing it while watching it! Err, if you can call my "singing" a singing
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    metty69

    [3]Dec 15, 2007
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    Thanx for that!
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    eetansk

    [4]Jan 8, 2008
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    Ahhh...Very useful! I always got confused on what they say at the beginning! THANX!
    Edited on 01/08/2008 12:46pm
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    jumpy06

    [5]Feb 23, 2008
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    yeah thx

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    Fugabutacus

    [6]Feb 24, 2008
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    The extended version:

    Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
    Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion
    started. Wait...
    The Earth began to cool,
    The autotrophs began to drool,
    Neanderthals developed tools,
    We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
    Math, science, history, unravelling the mysteries,
    That all started with the big bang!

    "Since the dawn of man" is really not that long,
    As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes
    to sing this song.
    A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
    The bipeds stood up straight,
    The dinosaurs all met their fate,
    They tried to leap but they were late
    And they all died (they froze their asses off)
    The oceans and pangea
    See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya
    Set in motion by the same big bang!

    It all started with the big BANG!

    It's expanding ever outward but one day
    It will cause the stars to go the other way,
    Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it wont be
    heard
    Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even
    bigger bang!

    Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
    Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're
    catching viruses)
    Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
    It all started with the big bang!

    Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
    It all started with the big bang!
    It all started with the big BANG!

    Edited on 02/24/2008 6:32am
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    Alimoso

    [7]Mar 5, 2008
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    I hate the theme tune. It's really lame. (a bit like the one for Aliens in America)

    They should change it.

    They could keep the lyrics though, coz they're ok.

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    yankeesrj12

    [8]Mar 22, 2008
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    i like the theme song

    thanks for the words

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    Superbowl1

    [9]Mar 23, 2008
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    I love the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. It is the catchiest theme song since Friends.
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    nate1606

    [10]Apr 10, 2008
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    Thanks I love this theme but I could never understand the words so big thanks.
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    JavaJunkie4Life

    [11]Apr 29, 2008
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    Superbowl1 wrote:
    I love the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. It is the catchiest theme song since Friends.


    Yeah, totally. And Gilmore Girls, for me.
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    PsyduckRanger

    [12]Jun 5, 2008
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    Seriously, it's the best theme song I've ever heard for a TV programme. No exaggeration. I would tune in every week just to listen to it. Normally when a show gets a new theme song, or I start watching a new show, I feel awkward about the theme song at first, and gradually get used to it, with this I loved it instantly.
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    xxsitcomsxx

    [13]Jul 3, 2008
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    JavaJunkie4Life wrote:
    Superbowl1 wrote:
    I love the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. It is the catchiest theme song since Friends.


    Yeah, totally. And Gilmore Girls, for me.


    I adore that theme tune!! And the one for scrubs is awesome too!

    XxkissessxX
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    ykafafi

    [14]Aug 4, 2008
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    awesome man!! thanks!
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    kieran1988

    [15]Aug 4, 2008
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    thanks, it is the best theme tune around
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    hockey9927

    [16]Aug 5, 2008
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    This is one of my favorite tv theme songs. Plus the Barenaked Ladies are fellow canucks and I grew up listening to their music. I always feel a sense of pride when I see or hear a Canadian on American TV. As for it being like the Alien in America theme song, the Barenaked Ladies have been around for nearly 2 decades so they probably had it first.
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    HMaidens

    [17]Aug 18, 2008
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    I agree that this is one of the best theme songs out there, I try to sing along to it every time! I manage most of it but never every word! Lol! Anyways, LOVE IT!
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    me10lee83

    [18]Aug 28, 2008
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    I'm a huge BNL fan, no wonder I like this song so much. Anyone know if this is from an album? I've gone through all of mine and can't find it, but several of the more recent ones are downloaded and they have several versions out...
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    aashay88

    [19]Sep 10, 2008
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    I love the theme tune.. thanks for the lyrics! i always try singing along, but am too slow! lol

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    ykafafi

    [20]Sep 14, 2008
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    even now that i know the lyrics, i still cant sing along!! its too freakin fast!! hehehe
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