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The Big Bang Theory: The Love Car Displacement

The group goes on a road trip to attend a science event and Howard is dismayed when Bernadette encounters an ex.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 3X6663
Airdate: Thursday January 20th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

BR (Warner) Mar 15, 2011
UK (E4) Jun 30, 2011

Guest Stars
Edward LiebermanEdward Lieberman
voiced Announcer
Edward LiebermanEdward Lieberman
voiced Announcer
Rick FoxRick Fox
As Glenn
Main Cast
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Kaley CuocoKaley Cuoco
As Penny
Kaley CuocoKaley Cuoco
As Penny
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Howard Joel Wolowitz
Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Mayim BialikMayim Bialik
As Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa RauchMelissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
Melissa RauchMelissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
Episode Notes
Sheldon's degrees: B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D.

Guest star Rick Fox is a former NBA player with the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.

Episode Quotes
Penny: Hey. So you guys ready to order?
Sheldon: Since we come in every Tuesday night at 6:00 and order the same exact thing, and it's now 6:08, I believe your question not only answers itself but also stands alongside such other nonsensical queries as "Who let the dogs out?" and, uh, "How are they hanging?"
Penny: Okay. So, the usual, with extra spit on Sheldon's hamburger.

Penny: Just to be clear, when you guys say "spa," does that mean the same thing as when regular people say it?
Leonard: Pretty much. Except we keep our shirts on in the sauna.

Penny: You know, for a smart guy, you really seem to have a hard time grasping the concept "don't piss off the people who handle the things you eat."
Amy: That does seem to be a valid principle.
Sheldon: I trust Penny will adhere to the "Official California Restaurant Workers'
Solemn Oath of Ethics and Cleanliness."
Amy: I don't believe there's any such thing.
Sheldon: [To Leornard] You lied to me?

Sheldon: I need to sleep here tonight.
Rajesh: Why?
Sheldon: Howard is a complete and total ass, Bernadette is in Penny's bed, Amy bites, and Penny may or may not have coitus with Leonard.
Rajesh: Okay. Come on in.

Bernadette: I think all branches of science have to move cautiously these days. It's not just giant nuclear weapons that can destroy the world. As a microbiologist, I can tell you even the tiniest organisms can still tear you a new one.
Howard: Interesting. I think what you might need to know about my colleague is that though she claims her field of interest is tiny organisms, she certainly has spent her fair share of time around what we can assume was pretty massive weaponry.
Bernadette: I think Mr. Wolowitz needs to keep in mind that the past is the past. But he should know that I am the kind of girl who could get all the giant missiles she wants.
Amy: Are we talking about women wanting penises? Because I'd like to weigh in.
Sheldon: Dr. Koothrappali, would you care to join the conversation?
Rajesh: Certainly. I'd like to raise two points. Number one, I think they are talking about penises. And number two, these mimosas are kicking my little brown ass.

Cultural References
Sheldon: Red leader to red five.

This is a line from the 1977 Star Wars movie. The guys from the show are all fans of science fiction movies and television.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  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
CastingNikki Valko
Unit Production ManagerKelly Lee
First Assistant DirectorChris Klausen
Second Assistant DirectorNicole Lorre
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Production CoordinatorRobinson Green
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Coordinating ProducerJessica Ambrosetti
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Makeup ArtistPeggy Nichols
Theme Song Written And Performed ByBarenaked Ladies
Science ConsultantDavid Saltzberg Ph.D.
Sound Services ByWarner Bros. Post Production Services
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