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The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Insufficiency

Sheldon and Penny commiserate over their mutual sadness of Leonard's absence. Howard encourages Raj to start looking for another girlfriend and is surprised at who he chooses. Amy & Bernadette are away at a conference and bond/clash when they talk about their relationships.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x1
Production Number: 4X5301
Airdate: Thursday September 26th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Sep 26, 2013
BR (Warner) Oct 08, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Oct 14, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Oct 15, 2013
UK (E4) Oct 31, 2013
DE (Pro7) Dec 30, 2013
NZ (2) Feb 12, 2014
NL (Veronica) May 01, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) May 05, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Regina KingRegina King
As Mrs. Davis

Guest Stars
Alex BallAlex Ball
As Waiter
Sophie Tamiko OdaSophie Tamiko Oda
As Grace (as Sophie Oda)
Aaron TakahashiAaron Takahashi
As Scientist
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
We learn that Penny appeared topless in a low budget horror flick shortly after she first arrived in Los Angeles.

The title refers to the fact that Sheldon and Penny both miss Leonard while he's gone.

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  |  Steve Holland  |  Maria Ferrari
Supervising ProducerPeter Chakos
ProducerKristy Cecil
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley
Associate ProducerRyan Berdan  |  Robinson Green
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingNikki Valko  |  Ken Miller (2)
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorNicole Lorre
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods  |  Sylvia Surdu
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Script SupervisorJulie Fleischer
Production CoordinatorJustin Hetzel
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Story EditorTara Hernandez
Art DirectorFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
Coordinating ProducerSuzanne McCormack
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Executive Story EditorAnthony Del Broccolo
Casting AssociateTara Treacy
Visual EffectsMFX
Special Effects CoordinatorScott Forbes (2)
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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