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The Big Bang Theory: The Jiminy Conjecture

Leonard and Penny's first night together is awkward. Howard and Sheldon have a major dispute over the species of a cricket found in the apartment.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: 3X5552
Airdate: Monday September 28th, 2009

Director: Mark Cendrowski
Writer: Jim Reynolds

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 24, 2009
NL (Veronica) Jan 17, 2011


Special Guest Stars
Lewis BlackLewis Black
As Professor Crawley
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
Rating: 13.27 million viewers.

The title refers to Sheldon thinking that Jiminy is a much better name for a cricket than the name Toby.

Cultural References
Title: The Jiminy Conjecture

"Jiminy" in the title is a reference to a recurring joke in the show as well as a reference to a character outside the show. Whenever the guys are talking about crickets, one of the guys always mention "Jiminy Cricket". Jiminy Cricket is a Walt Disney version of "The Talking Cricket", who first appeared in Pinocchio in the 1940 film adaption.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan  |  Steven Molaro
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu  |  Peter Chakos  |  Jim Reynolds
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley  |  Steve Holland  |  Kelly Lee  |  Kristy Cecil
Consulting ProducerRichard Rosenstock
Associate ProducerBrian George (2)
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingKen Miller (2)  |  Nikki Valko
Unit Production ManagerKelly Lee
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorChris Klausen
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods
Key GripDavid Pearce
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Re-Recording MixerBob La Masney  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
GafferJohn Greene
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Coordinating ProducerMona Garcea
Executive ConsultantMark Roberts (2)  |  Eddie Gorodetsky  |  Don Foster
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
Executive Story EditorMaria Ferrari
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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