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The Big Bang Theory: The Gothowitz Deviation

Sheldon is getting sick of Penny’s misbehavior, and decides to do something about it. He uncovers that Penny has a “thing” for chocolate, and decides to use it in order for her to get a better mood and behavior towards him. Meanwhile, Raj and Howard want to pick up women, and their newest attempt has them dressed like Goths and going to a Goth nightclub, where they try to impress the women, but it doesn’t go flawless.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 3X5553
Airdate: Monday October 05th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 31, 2009
NL (Veronica) Jan 18, 2011

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (29 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Molly Morgan
As Bethany
Andy MacKenzie
As Skeeter
Main Cast
Johnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Jim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Kaley Cuoco
As Penny
Simon Helberg
As Howard Joel Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Episode Notes
Rating: 12.52 million viewers.

The title mixes "Goth" and "Wolowitz" (Goth, the lifestyle and Wolowitz, the character in the show) and also gives a few hints on the episode's plotline.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like A WomanStart of episode

Episode Quotes
Penny: (to Howard) Did the KISS army repeal don't ask, don't tell?

Cultural References
Visual: Leonard, Penny and Sheldon are watching the animated show "Oshikuru: Demon Samurai".

This is a reference to an episode of "Two and a Half Men" ("The Salmon Under My Sweater") where the characters Jake and Charlie are collaborating on the show's theme song. These two series are both created by Chuck Lorre.

Wolowitz: Did you even read the wikiHow link I sent you on being Goth?

Howard is clearly referencing the wikiHow article known as "How to Be Goth", and is talking about this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Goth

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
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Post Production SupervisorRyan Berdan
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
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
Warning: The Big Bang Theory season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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