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The Big Bang Theory: The Vegas Renormalization

After Leslie Winkle breaks up with him, Raj and Leonard take Howard to Las Vegas in order to cheer him up. A prostitute they meet there named Mikayla might be just what Howard needs. Meanwhile, Sheldon, who has stayed behind, finds himself locked out of the apartment.

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 3T7371
Airdate: Monday April 27th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 04, 2009
NL (Veronica) Jan 11, 2011

Guest Stars
Main Cast
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Kaley CuocoKaley Cuoco
As Penny
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Howard Joel Wolowitz
Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.31 million

The title refers to the trip to Vegas to cheer up Howard and "renormalize" him.

Howard's tryst with the hooker in this episode would later be brought up by a drunken Raj at his bachelor party in The Stag Convergence which airs in Season 5.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kaley CuocoSoft KittyApproximately 17 minutes into episode


Episode Quotes
Raj: What do you say, Howard?
Howard: I say Vegas baby!
Raj: What are you gonna tell your mother?
Howard: Sea World baby!



Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan
Supervising ProducerSteven Molaro
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu  |  Peter Chakos
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley
Consulting ProducerStephen Engel  |  Tim Doyle  |  Richard Rosenstock
Associate ProducerMea Squires
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingNikki Valko  |  Ken Miller (2)
Unit Production ManagerKelly Lee
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorChris Klausen
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods
Set DesignerFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Script SupervisorJulie Fleischer
Re-Recording MixerBob La Masney  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Coordinating ProducerMona Garcea
Executive ConsultantMark Roberts (2)  |  Eddie Gorodetsky  |  Don Foster
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
Makeup ArtistPeggy Nichols
Theme Song Written And Performed ByBarenaked Ladies
Science ConsultantDavid Saltzberg Ph.D.
Post Production ServicesTechnicolor
Sound Services ByWarner Bros. Post Production Services
 
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