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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

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Special Guest Stars
Stan Lee
As Himself (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Kevin Sussman
As Stuart
Recurring
Steve Paymer
As Judge Kirby

Co-Guest Stars
Marcus Folmar
As Guard
Recurring

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



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
 
Warning: The Big Bang Theory season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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