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The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution

It’s a typical day for the boys until Raj runs out of the apartment crying. Howard decides to talk to him and when he comes back, he brings the worst news ever: Raj is getting deported. The only way he can avoid deportation is to get a new job, and he goes as far as agreeing to work for Sheldon in order to remain in the country. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny try to get some time for themselves, but have to deal with Howard as a third wheel.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 3X5554
Airdate: Monday October 12th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jan 07, 2010
NL (Veronica) Jan 19, 2011

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (36 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Elizabeth BogushElizabeth Bogush
As Dr. Catherine Millstone
Oliver MuirheadOliver Muirhead
As Professor Laughlin
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: 13.07 million viewers.

The title refers to Sheldon's comment about Raj's choices; either emigrating to another country, or traveling on the high seas as a stateless pirate.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SurvivorEye Of The TigerSheldon & Raj are solving math

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 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
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 4 guide may contain spoilers
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