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The Big Bang Theory: The Pork Chop Indeterminacy

When Sheldon's attractive twin sister, Missy, pays her brother a visit, Leonard, Howard, and Raj all try to make time with her to Sheldon's disapproval.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 3T6614
Airdate: Monday May 05th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) May 21, 2008

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (28 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Courtney HenggelerCourtney Henggeler
As Missy Cooper
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
Episode Notes
Rating: 7.56 million

This episode is sometimes referred to as "The Shiksa Indeterminacy".

This is the first episode in which we get a glimpse of Sheldon in his office at the university.

It's revealed that Sheldon is a fraternal twin.

Episode Goofs
Missy's Texas accent seems to come and go as it pleases. When we first meet her she has no accent, however, in her following scene, she now sports a very noticeable accent. Throughout the rest of the episode she might have an accent in one scene but not in another.

Sheldon's sister Missy visits him in order to have him sign papers regarding their late father's estate which leads the viewer to deduce that he passed away recently. Yet in a Season 7 episode Sheldon specifically states that his father died when he (and twin Missy) were 14.

Cultural References
The letter W has been changed to a V on a can of Soda in Leonard and Sheldon's apartment; the soda should read A&W, a popular root beer brand.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Robert Cohen (1)
ProducerSteven Molaro  |  Faye Oshima Belyeu  |  Peter Chakos
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley
Consulting ProducerJennifer Glickman  |  Stephen Engel
Associate ProducerKristy Cecil
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
HairstylistFaye 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
Post Production CoordinatorRyan Berdan
Executive ConsultantMark Roberts (2)  |  Eddie Gorodetsky  |  Don Foster
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
Casting AssociatePeter Pappas
Makeup ArtistPeggy 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 1 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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