What Star Wars Movie Did They Watch on Big Bang Theory?

If you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory, then you probably remember the episode where the gang decides to have a Star Wars movie marathon. But which Star Wars movie did they watch? Let’s take a closer look.

The Setup

In the episode titled “The Opening Night Excitation,” Sheldon decides to celebrate his birthday by watching all of the Star Wars movies in one sitting. He invites his friends over to join him, and they all agree to participate, albeit reluctantly.

The List

As they start their marathon, Sheldon pulls out his carefully crafted list of viewing order for the Star Wars movies. Here’s the order he chose:

  • Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens (not technically part of the original trilogy, but included anyway)

Why This Order?

Sheldon’s viewing order may seem strange to some fans, especially with Episode I coming in last. But there is actually some reasoning behind it.

Sheldon believes that watching Episode IV and V first gives viewers a better understanding and appreciation for the original trilogy. Episodes II and III act as a sort of flashback to show how Darth Vader became who he is in Episode VI. Then, Return of the Jedi concludes the original trilogy.

As for Episode I, Sheldon believes it can be skipped entirely without affecting one’s understanding of the overall story. He also includes The Force Awakens because it takes place after Return of the Jedi and provides a continuation of the story.

The Movie They Watched

So, which movie did the gang watch during their Star Wars marathon? They watched Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. This was fitting since it was the final movie in Sheldon’s viewing order.

Overall, The Big Bang Theory’s Star Wars movie marathon was a fun tribute to one of the most beloved film franchises in history. And now that you know which movie they watched, you can join in on the fun by having your own Star Wars marathon – following Sheldon’s viewing order or choosing your own. May the Force be with you!