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The Big Bang Theory: The Excelsior Acquisition

Ruining his one and only chance at meeting Stan Lee, Sheldon winds up in traffic court because of illegal driving that he did when he drove Penny to the hospital (episode 308). However, as Leonard, Howard and Raj are all going to see Stan Lee, Penny is Sheldon's only hope of avoiding jail.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: 3X5566
Airdate: Monday March 01st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 10, 2010
NL (Veronica) Feb 03, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Stan LeeStan Lee
As Himself

Guest Stars
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Stuart
Marcus FolmarMarcus Folmar
As Guard
Steve PaymerSteve Paymer
As Judge Kirby

Ian Scott RudolphIan Scott Rudolph
As Captain Sweatpants
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
The title ("The Excelsior Acquisition") refers to Sheldon meeting Stan Lee in person.

Episode Quotes
Sheldon: Good morning, Your Honor. Dr. Sheldon Cooper appearing in pro se--that is to say representing myself.
Judge: I know what it means. I went to law school.
Sheldon: Yet you wound up in traffic court.

Cultural References
Title: "The Excelsior Acquisition"

"Excelsior" is one of Stan Lee's most famous catch phrases, and in this episode, the title refers to Sheldon meeting Stan Lee himself.

The name of the judge was "J. Kirby", a reference to Jack Kirby, a famous comic book artist and long time collaborator of Stan Lee

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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