The Big Bang Theory

The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 3/30/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Penny feels threatened when another sexy woman moves into the apartment building and angered when she senses the guys are being taken advantage of.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco

    Penny

  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Photos (10)
  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Can't Use Their Shields

    By AriSky, Oct 17, 2013

  • Penny's Jealous!!! and the guys are really really cheap !!!

    By altaleh, Jul 26, 2009

  • I feel like I have seen this before.

    By frostbite200, Nov 05, 2009

  • huh again

    By efc91, Jul 18, 2009

  • 219

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jan 03, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Raj: I like Green Lantern, I'm just saying it's pretty lame that he can be defeated by the color yellow. Sheldon: Only the modern Green Lantern is vulnerable to yellow. Leonard: Golden Age Green Lantern was vulnerable to wood. Raj: Great, so I can take them both out with a #2 pencil?

    • Sheldon: There's something that occurs in beehives you might find interesting. Occasionally a new queen will arrive while the old queen is still in power. When this happens, the old queen must either locate to a new hive or engage in a battle to the death until only one queen remains. Penny: What are you saying? That I'm threatened by Alicia? That I'm like the old queen of the hive, and it's just time for me to go? Sheldon: I'm just talking about bees. They're on the Discovery Channel. What are you talking about?

    • Sheldon: Hold on, you honestly expect me to believe that social protocol dictates we break our backs helping Wolowitz move, and he only buys us a pizza? Leonard: I'm sorry, that really is how it works. Sheldon: You're tricking me. Tell me the truth, what do we get? Leonard: Raj, help me out here. Raj: You get to choose between a mountain bike or a PS3. Sheldon: I knew it! PS3, definitely PS3. Who would pick a mountain bike?

    • Sheldon: Do those sound like castanets to you? Leonard: The box says "kitchen". Sheldon: So? Do cocaine smugglers write "cocaine" on the box?

    • Penny: Well, they're all still up there. (in Alica's apartment, above them) Sheldon: You think I can't hear them? Listen to that: stomp, stomp, stomp. It's Wolowitz's stacked heels that fool no one.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #247, which explains the physics joke told by Penny was provided by Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Dr. George Smoot, a recent guest star.

    • The German episode title is "Der Kampf der Bienenköniginnen", meaning "Battle of the Queen Bees". The French title is "La Juxtaposition de la prostituée morte", and the Spanish and Mexican title is "La yuxtaposición de la prostituta muerta", both exact translations. The Italian title is "La giustapposizione della nuova inquilina", meaning "The New Tenant Juxtaposition".

    • International Airdates: Latin America: Apil 28, 2009 on Warner Channel; Australia: September 21, 2009 on Channel 9; Germany: December 12, 2009 on ProSieben; Turkey: January 11, 2010 on CNBC-e; Finland: February 15, 2010 on Sub; Czech Republic: November 23, 2010 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: October 10, 2011 on Markiza

    • Alicia mentions she has won a guest role on C.S.I. Guest star Valerie Azlynn in fact played jewel thief Eve Demming on C.S.I. New York in the third season episode Not What It Looks Like.

    Trivia (2)

    • Sheldon tells Penny that she got him the wrong mustard, but it's the exact same brand that Leonard gets him in "The Griffin Equivalency".

    • When Penny and Sheldon are eating Chinese food, Penny switches between holding chopsticks and a fork, and Sheldon switches between two sets of chopsticks broken in different ways.

    Allusions (2)

    • Sheldon's repetition of "The horror" is taken from Joseph Conrad's 1899 novella, Heart of Darkness.

    • The quote, spoken with a sing-song lilt by Leonard, "they're here" is from Tobe Hooper's 1982 horror film, Poltergeist.

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