Relevance to the show
In "The Big Bran Hypothesis", the flat-pack entertainment center which caused Sheldon and Leonard so much trouble getting up the stairs was, according to Penny, a "cheap Swedish media center", which almost certainly means that it came from IKEA (Bill Prady referred to the media center as being from IKEA in an interview, actually).
- Just for the record, IKEA delivery people do bring the boxes up to your apartment, even if it's on the fourth floor.
- The closest IKEA store to Pasadena is at 600 N San Fernando Blvd, in Burbank.
- Penny's apartment 4B has been described as an IKEA explosion.