The Big Bang Theory

The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 9/30/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Sheldon calculates that he'll be dead before technology exists to download his consciousness into a robot, so he goes on a binge of healthy living and ultra-safety.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Shelbot

    By AriSky, May 22, 2014

  • Too many fart jokes.

    By luv70s, Oct 16, 2010

  • Please please would the writers for the first three seasons fix my most favourite show!

    By Gidget2208, Oct 06, 2010

  • It's all downhill from here.

    By JamesButko, Oct 02, 2010

  • 402

    By Canogaparkcindy, Feb 07, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • ShelBot:: (in the car, while Leonard is driving) This is a photograph of the 1911 Solvay Conference on the theory of radiation and quanta. Using Photoshop, I’ve introduced a few anachronisms. See if you can spot all 24. I’ll give you the first one. Madame Curie should not be wearing a digital watch. And go.
      Leonard:: That's it, bye bye! (turns ShelBot off)
      ShelBot:: (turns back on) BAZINGA! I have an override switch.
      Leonard:: (after getting startled and nearly crashing) I almost DIED!
      ShelBot:: And I'm safe and sound in bed, who's crazy now?
      Leonard:: I'm still gonna go with you!

    • (Sheldon suggests taking up jogging) Penny: Have you ever run before? Sheldon: Certainly! I've run from bullies, dogs, angry chickens and one particularly persistant P.E. teacher determined to bend me over and give me a scoliosis test. (Raj whispers in Howard's ear) Howard: You're right, Penny jogs. Maybe you guys can run together. Sheldon: That's an excellent idea! If we chat it will create the illusion of time going faster! Penny: No, it won't.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #294.

    • International Airdates: Australia: October 27, 2010 on Channel 9; United Kingdom: November 11, 2010 on E4; Germany: September 6, 2011 on ProSieben; Turkey: September 13, 2011 on CNBC-e; Czech Republic: November 7, 2011 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: November 22, 2011 on Markiza

    Trivia (3)

    • Leonard was technically not required to do anything for Shelbot since the wording of the section in the Roommate Agreement mentions becoming a robot, not using one to get around while the original body is still in use and intact.

    • On Sheldon's genealogical whiteboard, we learn he and Missy's other sibling is a brother named George, Jr.

    • The woman sitting with Steve Wozniak at The Cheesecake Factory is his actual wife, Alice.

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