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The Big Bang Theory: The Transporter Malfunction

Raj finally gives up and asks his parents for help to find a wife. Sheldon's conscience causes him to hear his toy Spock doll speak to him.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x20
Production Number: 3X6870
Airdate: Thursday March 29th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Apr 17, 2012
UK (E4) May 10, 2012

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Guest Stars
Brian George (1)Brian George (1)
As Dr. Koothrappali
Recurring
Alice AmterAlice Amter
As Mrs. Koothrappali
Recurring

Uncredited
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
voiced Spock
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
Howard reveals that he supports gay marriage.

Mayim Bialik does not appear in this episode.



Episode Quotes
Leonard: Once you open the box it loses its value.
Penny: Yeah, yeah, my mom gave me the same lecture about my virginity. I gotta tell you, it was a lot more fun taking it out and playing with it.

Sheldon: I thought where you came from they don't have emotions.
Spock Doll: I come from a factory in Taiwan.

Leonard: You went to the comic book store by yourself?
Penny: Yeah, it was fun. I walked in and two different guys got asthma attacks. It felt pretty good.



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  |  Kelly Lee  |  Kristy Cecil
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
Key GripDavid Pearce
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Re-Recording MixerBob La Masney  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
GafferJohn Greene
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Coordinating ProducerJessica Ambrosetti  |  Suzanne McCormack
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Assistant Property MasterSam Huston
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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