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The Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation

Howard takes advantage of Sheldon's obsession to meet visiting professor Stephen Hawking by putting him through the ringer.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 3X6871
Airdate: Thursday April 05th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Apr 24, 2012
UK (E4) May 17, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (18 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Stephen Hawking
As Himself (Special Appearance by)
Recurring

Guest Stars
Carol Ann Susi
voiced Mrs. Wolowitz
Recurring
Main Cast
Johnny Galecki
As Leonard Leakey Hofstadter
Jim Parsons
As Sheldon Lee Cooper
Kaley Cuoco
As Penny
Simon Helberg
As Howard Joel Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
As Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali
Melissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
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
HairstylistFaye Woods  |  Sylvia Surdu
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Construction CoordinatorRick Puccio
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
Sound Services ByWarner Bros. Post Production Services
 
Warning: The Big Bang Theory season 5 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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