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The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution

Raj's work visa is up and his research has come to a screeching halt. The only way he can avoid returning to India is to take a job working for Sheldon.

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


Guest Stars
Elizabeth BogushElizabeth Bogush
As Dr. Catherine Millstone
Oliver MuirheadOliver Muirhead
As Professor Laughlin

Elena Campbell-MartinezElena Campbell-Martinez
As Cleaning Lady
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
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