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The Big Bang Theory: The Good Guy Fluctuation

Leonard is tempted to stray on Priya when a cute girl comes on to him at the comic book store. The guys pull a Halloween prank on Sheldon and he vows revenge.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x7
Production Number: 3X6856
Airdate: Thursday October 27th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 08, 2011

Guest Stars
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Stuart
Aarti MannAarti Mann
As Priya
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
Melissa RauchMelissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
Episode Notes
This appearance marks the final appearance (so far) of Aarti Mann as Priya.

Mayim Bialik is absent from this episode for some reason.

The title refers to Leonard's fluctuation over cheating on Priya with an attractive new girl he meets.

Episode Quotes
Penny: Leonard, you're looking for a way to sleep with both women and have everybody be happy about it.
Leonard: Now we're getting somewhere.
Penny: What does your gut tell you to do?
Leonard: Go ask Penny. She'll know what to do.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Steven Molaro
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan  |  Jim Reynolds
Supervising ProducerPeter Chakos  |  Steve Holland
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu  |  Maria Ferrari
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley  |  Kristy Cecil  |  Kelly Lee
Consulting ProducerEddie Gorodetsky
Associate ProducerRyan Berdan  |  Robinson Green
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
HairstylistSylvia Surdu  |  Faye 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  |  Suzanne McCormack
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Special EffectsScott Forbes (2)
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Makeup ArtistPeggy Nichols  |  Vikki McCarter
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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