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'Big Bang Theory' Apartment Might Be More Realistic Than You Think (PHOTO)

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When we're watching TV, sometimes we can't help but think that it's just not practical that the characters actually live in their supposed home. Whether it's based on their fictional status or career or just upon our knowledge of the location, we're often a little skeptical. Take Monica's place on 'Friends' for example -- No way. But according to Bankrate, who talked to real estate experts in several locations where current hit shows take place, some of these living situations are authentic. And the 'Big Bang Theory' apartment is pretty much on the money.

The fourth floor Pasadena, California apartment where Sheldon and Leonard live has an open floor plan living and kitchen area with a breakfast bar, two bedrooms and one bathroom (with a cool periodic table shower curtain). Bill Podley, president of Podley Properties in that area, told Bankrate that the home would cost the two about $1,800 to $2,200 a month in rent. This would be realistically doable for university scientists.

Want to get a better idea of their pad? Spanish interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde hand draws floor plans of famous TV homes, including Sheldon and Leonard's place. (And Penny's, too.)

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Head over to Bankrate to get the details on five other TV homes and make sure you tune into CBS on September 26 for the season premiere.

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