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The Big Bang Theory: The Euclid Alternative

The gang stages an intervention with Sheldon in order to force him to learn how to drive after their playing chauffeur for him begins imposing upon their time and driving them crazy.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 3T7355
Airdate: Monday October 20th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 03, 2008

Guest Stars
Elena Campbell-MartinezElena Campbell-Martinez
As Maria
Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
As Octavia
Livia TrevinoLivia Trevino
As Lourdes
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.28 million

The episode title refers to Euclid Avenue which Sheldon claims is the less efficient route to work because of its numerous speed bumps.

Episode Quotes
Octavia: See that sign?
Sheldon: Yes.
Octavia: Does it say I give a damn?
Sheldon: No.
Octavia: That's because I don't. Next!

Sheldon: How am I going to get to work?
Leonard: Take the bus.
Sheldon: Oh, I can't take the bus. They don't have seat belts, and they won't let you lash yourself to the seat with bungee cords.
Leonard: You tried to lash yourself to the seat with bungee cords?
Sheldon: I didn't try, I succeeded.

Episode Goofs
From this episode on, the dart board on Leonard and Sheldon's door have (most likely accidently) been turned two steps. This makes the 12 go straight up, instead of the 20 (which is two steps clockwise from the 12).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady
Executive ProducerChuck Lorre  |  Bill Prady  |  Lee Aronsohn
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Goetsch  |  Eric Kaplan
Supervising ProducerSteven Molaro
ProducerFaye Oshima Belyeu  |  Peter Chakos
Co-ProducerMary T. Quigley
Consulting ProducerJennifer Glickman  |  Stephen Engel  |  Tim Doyle  |  Richard Rosenstock
Associate ProducerKristy Cecil
Production DesignerJohn Shaffner
EditorPeter Chakos
CastingNikki Valko  |  Ken Miller (2)
Unit Production ManagerJay O'Connell
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
Production CoordinatorBrian George (2)
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
Director of PhotographySteven V. Silver
Post Production CoordinatorRyan Berdan
Coordinating ProducerMona Garcea
Executive ConsultantMark Roberts (2)  |  Eddie Gorodetsky  |  Don Foster
Associate DirectorHoward Murray
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
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