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The Big Bang Theory: The Weekend Vortex

The guys decide to spend the weekend playing video games like they used to. The women in their life have other ideas however, especially Amy who is counting on Sheldon accompanying her to a family event.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x19
Production Number: 3X6869
Airdate: Thursday March 08th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) May 03, 2012

Guest Stars
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Stuart
Recurring
Carol Ann SusiCarol Ann Susi
voiced Mrs. Wolowitz
Recurring
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
Mayim BialikMayim Bialik
As Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa RauchMelissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
Episode Notes
This is one of the rare episodes where the shrill voice of Mrs. Wolowitz is heard outside of her home.

It takes the obese Mrs. Wolowitz 30 minutes to climb up the four flights of stairs to Leonard and Sheldon's apartment.

The title refers to the conflict Sheldon faces between a weekend of playing video games versus attend the birthday party of Amy's aunt and meeting her relatives.



Episode Quotes
Leonard: I'd make fun of Sheldon for having girl problems, if I wasn't shocked that Sheldon has girl problems.

Amy: I'm dating Sheldon Cooper.
Penny: Yes, and on purpose.
Amy: He's handsome, he's lanky, he's brilliant, and his skin has that pale, waxy quality.
Penny: Well, sickly is the new sexy.

Penny: (to Leonard) Sorry, stallion. Your weird friend giraffe is here.

Mrs. Wolowitz: (outside the door) Howard Joel Wolowitz! I've been worried sick for two days and I know you turned off your phone! You open this door right now because I've had it up to here! I've been to the morgue and the hospital and I've spent the last half hour walking up these ferkakta stairs!
Howard: Gotta go. That's my ride!

Howard: (to Sheldon) You're a grown man! Act like one. Tell Amy you wanna spend the weekend having a sleepover and playing video games with your friends.



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
CastingNikki Valko  |  Ken Miller (2)
Unit Production ManagerKelly Lee
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorChris Klausen
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistSylvia Surdu  |  Faye Woods
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
Art DirectorFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
Coordinating ProducerJessica Ambrosetti  |  Suzanne McCormack
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Makeup ArtistPeggy Nichols  |  Vikki McCarter
Theme Song Written And Performed ByBarenaked Ladies
Science ConsultantDavid Saltzberg Ph.D.
Post Production ServicesTechnicolor
Gaming CoordinatorAnthony S. Robinson
Sound Services ByWarner Bros. Post Production Services
 
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