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The Big Bang Theory: The Proton Displacement

A chance encounter with Professor Proton ends up hurting Sheldon's feelings when his childhood hero looks to Leonard for professional advice. Raj's special bonding time with the girls is hijacked by Howard.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x7
Production Number: 4X5307
Airdate: Thursday November 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Nov 07, 2013
BR (Warner) Nov 19, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Nov 26, 2013
UK (E4) Dec 12, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Jan 28, 2014
NZ (2) Mar 26, 2014
NL (Veronica) May 09, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) May 12, 2014


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

Guest Stars
Bill NyeBill Nye
As Himself
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
It's revealed that all of Penny's grandparents are still alive.

The title refers to Sheldon displacing Professor Proton as his friend in favor of Bill Nye.

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
CastingKen Miller (2)  |  Nikki Valko
Unit Production ManagerJay O'Connell
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
Assistant EditorTodd Morris
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
Transportation CaptainBrian Steagall
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
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