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The Big Bang Theory: The Friendship Algorithm

When Sheldon discovers that nemesis Kripke is in charge of access to the university's super computer he decides to befriend his badly lisping colleague in hopes of gaining access.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 3T7363
Airdate: Monday January 19th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Apr 09, 2009

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (28 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
John Ross BowieJohn Ross Bowie
As Barry Kripke
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Will DeutschWill Deutsch
As Jeremy
Jade ZdanowJade Zdanow
As Rebecca
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: 11.10 million

This is the only Kripke episode (so far) where he has a scene with Penny.

The title refers to Sheldon's algorithm for making friends.



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
Key GripDavid Pearce
Set DecoratorAnn Shea (2)
Property MasterScott L. London
Production Sound MixerBruce Peters
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Bob La Masney
GafferJohn Greene
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
 
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