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The Big Bang Theory: The Killer Robot Instability

After Kripke challenges them to a robot duel, the guys build MONTE; a killer robot with many deadly features. But when their robot loses the competition, the guys are humiliated in front of Kripke. Meanwhile, Penny finally tells Howard about his rude behavior towards women, which actually has really, really bad effects on him when he goes into a depression, memorizing all his girlfriend troubles and wondering why he can’t pick up girls.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 3T7362
Airdate: Monday January 12th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Apr 02, 2009

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (26 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Carol Ann Susi
voiced Mrs. Wolowitz
Recurring
John Ross Bowie
As Barry Kripke
Recurring
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
Ratings: 11.81 million

This episode marks the first appearance of John Ross Bowie as Dr. Barry Kripke, the badly lisping nemesis of Sheldon. Kripke would continue as a recurring character in future seasons of the show.



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 ProducerStephen Engel  |  Tim Doyle  |  Richard Rosenstock
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 DesignerFrancoise Cherry-Cohen
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
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
 
Warning: The Big Bang Theory season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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