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The Big Bang Theory: The Higgs Boson Observation

Sheldon hires a young woman to be his assistant, which initially makes Amy jealous, then later Penny finds cause for concern. On the space station, Howard starts to freak out when he learns his return to Earth will be delayed.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x3
Production Number: 3X7603
Airdate: Thursday October 11th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 11, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Oct 16, 2012
BR (Warner) Oct 30, 2012
NL (Veronica) Nov 01, 2012
UK (E4) Nov 29, 2012
NZ (2) Feb 27, 2013
TR (CNBC-e) Sep 09, 2013

Guest Stars
Pavel LychnikoffPavel Lychnikoff
As Dimitri
Margo HarshmanMargo Harshman
As Alex Jensen
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 episode marks the first of four Season 6 appearances by Margo Harshman as Sheldon's assistant, Alex.

Episode Quotes
Penny: This is an eyelash curler. You just place it on your lashes, and squeeze it closed.
Amy: (takes the curler from Penny) Oh, I don't know. Looks like something used by Tinkerbell's gynecologist.
Penny: Who I hope for her sake is not Captain Hook!

Penny: I'm just a blonde monkey to you, aren't I?
Sheldon: You said it, not me.

Howard: (to Bernadette) If I die, promise me you'll never have sex with another man.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Steven Molaro
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan  |  Jim Reynolds  |  Faye Oshima Belyeu  |  Eddie Gorodetsky  |  Steve Holland
Supervising ProducerPeter Chakos  |  Maria Ferrari
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley  |  Kristy Cecil  |  Kelly Lee
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 MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
GafferJohn Greene
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Story EditorAnthony Del Broccolo
Coordinating ProducerSuzanne McCormack
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Assistant Property MasterSam Huston
Makeup ArtistVikki McCarter  |  Peggy Nichols
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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