The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The Vengeance Formulation 

Sheldon plans revenge after Kripke humiliates him on the radio. Howard develops doubts about his relationship with Bernadette.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
John Ross Bowie ... Barry Kripke
Carol Ann Susi ... Debbie Wolowitz (voice)
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Ira Flatow ... Ira Flatow (voice)
Katee Sackhoff ... Katee Sackhoff
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After their third date, Bernadette wants an understanding with Howard about where their relationship is heading before proceeding to the next step of sex. Howard is unsure if Bernadette is the one for him as he always imagined ending up with a beautiful science fiction actress. One of his fantasy women, Katee Sackhoff, helps Howard figure out what he should do. But will Bernadette agree with his decision? Meanwhile, Sheldon is being interviewed by Ira Flatow on National Public Radio (NPR). While Sheldon is doing the live telephone interview from his office, Barry Kripke decides to have a little fun with Sheldon by tampering with his office's ventilation system, the resulting effect on Sheldon causing him some embarrassment with the listening audience. Leonard convinces Sheldon that he can get exact revenge on Kripke rather than hiding out and pouting, which is what Sheldon has been doing. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

23 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Trivia

This is the second episode where Raj (Kunal Nayyar) chooses to mock one of his friends over helping. The first was in episode 2.15, The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Capacitance (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Kripke is turning on the helium gas that flows into Sheldon's office, he keeps twisting the knob on top of the canister (as if the more he turns it the more gas is used). However, the knob on top simply opens it and does not need to be turned very far. In order to increase the actual flow one would adjust the dials on the left of the canister. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Howard Wolowitz: Two years later there's a knock on the door; the guy opens it, and there on the porch is the snail who says, "What the heck was that all about?"
Bernadette Rostenkowski: [giggles] I don't really get it.
Howard Wolowitz: See, it took two for the snail to-
[Bernadette kisses him]
Howard Wolowitz: Not important.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Can I ask you a question?
Howard Wolowitz: Sure.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Where do you think this is going?
Howard Wolowitz: To be honest, I was hoping at least second base.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #269 I have long believed that part of our problem with resolving race issues in America is our inability to accurately name what we are. Aside from the occasional Johnny and Edgar Winter, there are no white people. Any child with a box of crayons can tell you that white people are, in fact, beige. The sickly ones are gray. Following this crayon logic, one can easily see that there are really no black people. They are brown. Or perhaps raw umber. Or maybe burnt sienna. Frankly, every time I hear someone comment on America's first black president, I can't help thinking, "No, he's not. He's more like caramel." Which is why I think we should all get in the habit of calling each other what we really are. How can you racially slur a man by calling him "beigey" or "umber?" The answer is you can't. Because that's exactly what he is. The melanin doesn't lie. Buy a box of Crayolas and see for yourself. We are all members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Can I hear a kumbaya? See more »

Connections

References Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak: Part 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bernadette
(uncredited)
Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland
Performed by Simon Helberg
[Howard sings the song to Bernadette at the restaurant]
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Very Funny Episode!
13 September 2019 | by tombraider-48099See all my reviews

The Big Bang Theory is so funny. All i can say about this episode is that i love the scene where Kripke gives Sheldon helium voice and that Raj, Leonard and Howard are cracking up at him. This episode made me crack up too and it will never get old.


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