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The Big Bang Theory: The Holographic Excitation

Raj and Stuart throw a Halloween bash at the comic book store. Howard is upset when everyone tires of his stories about life on the space station. Leonard shows Penny his laboratory and is surprised by her reaction.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x5
Production Number: 3X7605
Airdate: Thursday October 25th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 25, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Oct 30, 2012
BR (Warner) Nov 13, 2012
NL (Veronica) Nov 15, 2012
UK (E4) Dec 13, 2012
NZ (2) Mar 13, 2013
TR (CNBC-e) Sep 16, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (17 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
As Himself

Guest Stars
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Stuart

Co-Guest Stars
Janelle GiumarraJanelle Giumarra
As Claire (as Janelle Marra)
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
Mayim Bialik
As Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch
As Bernadette Marianne Rostenkowski
Episode Quotes
Howard: A week ago, I was an astronaut.
Bernadette: Yeah, well today you're a Smurf. Keep moving!

Bernadette: Leonard does things he doesn't like to make you happy.
Penny: Well, yeah, he's my boyfriend. Isn't that like his job?
Amy: Then what's your job?
Penny: Letting him make me happy.

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
Costume SupervisorSara Markowitz
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
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
Warning: The Big Bang Theory season 6 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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