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The Big Bang Theory: The Terminator Decoupling

The guys travel on board a train to San Francisco for a symposium and discover that actress Summer Glau is also on board. Howard, Raj, and Leonard then develop plans to make time with her. Sheldon must rely on Penny's help after discovering that he left his flash drive behind.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 3T7367
Airdate: Monday March 09th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) May 07, 2009
NL (Veronica) Jan 05, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Herself

Guest Stars
Robert ClotworthyRobert Clotworthy
voiced Conductor
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: 9.46 million

Sheldon was nicknamed "Moon Pie" by his grandmother.

The title refers to guest star Summer Glau's starring in the TV series The Terminator.

Nobel Prize winning physicist George Smoot was given a cameo after writing to the producers and telling them he was a fan of the series.

This episode marks the first mention of Sheldon's beloved (but as of yet unseen) Mee Maw.

Episode Goofs
Nitpick: Sheldon was a big fan of the series Firefly in which guest star Summer Glau co-starred but no mention is made of this in the dialogue.

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 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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