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The Big Bang Theory: The Occupation Recalibration

Penny takes a drastic step to further her career. While Leonard says he supports her decision, he has his doubts. Sheldon is forced to take some vacation time and ends up hanging with Penny. While Amy fends off an unwanted suitor, Bernadette tries to find a replacement comic book she accidentally damaged.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x13
Production Number: 4X5313
Airdate: Thursday January 09th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Jan 09, 2014
AU (Nine Network) Mar 18, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Apr 09, 2014
UK (E4) Apr 24, 2014
NZ (2) May 07, 2014
NL (Veronica) May 19, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) May 20, 2014


Guest Stars
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Stuart
Brian PosehnBrian Posehn
As Bert
Ian Scott RudolphIan Scott Rudolph
As Captain Sweatpants
Edward LiebermanEdward Lieberman
voiced Man
Josh PeckJosh Peck
As Jesse
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
Recurring actor Ian Scott Rudolph (Captain Sweatpants) speaks a line of dialogue for the first time. This also marks the first time that Rudolph is billed in the ending credits.

The title refers to Penny quitting her job at the Cheesecake Factory to concentrate exclusively on acting.

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
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingKen Miller (2)  |  Nikki Valko
Unit Production ManagerRobinson Green
First Assistant DirectorAnthony Rich
Second Assistant DirectorNicole Lorre
Costume DesignerMary T. Quigley
HairstylistFaye Woods  |  Sylvia Surdu
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Construction CoordinatorRick Puccio
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Script SupervisorJulie Fleischer
Re-Recording MixerBob La Masney  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Story EditorTara Hernandez
Art DirectorFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
Coordinating ProducerSuzanne McCormack
Associate DirectorGay Linvill
Executive Story EditorAnthony Del Broccolo
Costume SupervisorSara Markowitz
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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