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The Big Bang Theory: The Irish Pub Formulation

When Raj's sister comes to town, Leonard rekindles a romance with her and seeks to keep that information secret from Raj with the voluntary help from Sheldon.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x6
Production Number: 3X6656
Airdate: Thursday October 28th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 09, 2010

Guest Stars
Aarti MannAarti Mann
As Priya
Main Cast
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Howard Joel Wolowitz
Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Episode Notes
Kaley Cuoco didn't appear in this episode because she broke a leg in a horse-riding accident.

This episode introduces Aarti Mann as Raj's sister, Priya. She would be a recurring character in Season Four.

Episode Quotes
Priya: Besides, I could never bring a white boy home to my parents, they'd have a cow! Which is a much bigger deal in India.

Rajesh: Hey, guys. Guess who I found at LAX? My baby sister Priya.
Sheldon: Excuse me, I object. You propose a guessing game, yet you don't give me enough time to guess. For the record, I was going to say: "Your sister Priya."
Priya: Oh, Sheldon. You haven't changed a bit, have you?
Sheldon: Why would I change?
Leonard: The hope has been that you'd eventually bend to public opinion.

Leonard: You're going to risk getting sleepy in the middle of your thermodynamic fluctuations seminar? You know what happens when you yawn in public.
Sheldon: Everyone will see my oddly shaped uvula.
Leonard: You don't want that, do you?
Sheldon: No. But it's a shame our society mocks the differently uvulated.

Sheldon: I think a more amusing violation of Raj's trust is when Howard convinced him that foreigners give presents to Americans on Thanksgiving.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan  |  Steven Molaro
Supervising ProducerPeter Chakos  |  Jim Reynolds
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu  |  Steve Holland
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley  |  Kelly Lee  |  Maria Ferrari
Consulting ProducerEddie Gorodetsky
Associate ProducerRyan Berdan
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingNikki Valko  |  Ken Miller (2)
Unit Production ManagerKelly Lee
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorChris Klausen
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods
Key GripDavid Pearce
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
GafferJohn Greene
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Coordinating ProducerJessica Ambrosetti
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
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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