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The Big Bang Theory: The Proton Resurgence

Sheldon learns that his childhood television idol, Professor Proton, is still alive and hiring himself out for parties, so of course Sheldon hires him to perform. Raj is away for the weekend so he asks Howard and Bernadette to look after his dog, with the expected result.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x22
Production Number: 3X7622
Airdate: Thursday May 02nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 02, 2013
NL (Veronica) May 06, 2013
BR (Warner) May 28, 2013
UK (E4) Jun 27, 2013
DE (Pro7) Nov 11, 2013
AT (ORF 1) Nov 23, 2013
TR (CNBC-e) Jan 13, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Bob NewhartBob Newhart
As Arthur Jeffries (Professor Proton)

Guest Stars
Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Paramedic
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
Bob Newhart would return as Professor Proton in two Season 8 episodes. He won an Emmy for his performance in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jim ParsonsSoft KittySung by Sheldon to Arthur in hospital.
Jim Parsons, Johnny GaleckiProfessor Proton Title ThemeWhen Arthur arrives in the apartment.

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 DirectorNicole Lorre
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 MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Story EditorAnthony Del Broccolo
Art DirectorFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
Coordinating ProducerSuzanne McCormack
Executive ConsultantDon Foster
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Transportation CaptainBrian Steagall
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
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