The Big Bang Theory

The Griffin Equivalency

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 10/13/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Full of confidence following being named one of People's "30 to Watch Under 30", Raj hits on Penny and becomes impossibly arrogant.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Colossal Asshat

    By AriSky, Sep 25, 2013

  • Raj gets into a prestigious group and annoys the heck out of everybody.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Mar 15, 2011

  • 204

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 21, 2010

  • Raj gets featured in People's 30 under 30 article.

    By thefanof, Oct 14, 2008

  • Great episode

    By tvpi23, Oct 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Wolowitz: So you're just going to sit around here and mope while Penny is out with Dr. Apu from the Kwik-E-Mart? Leonard: It's not a date, and that's racist. Wolowitz: It can't be racist, he's a beloved character on The Simpsons.

    • Sheldon: I'm not insane. My mother had me tested.

    • Howard: [Sheldon] can feel sadness? Leonard: Not really; it's what you and I would call condescension.

    • Raj: (to man with back turned) Guess what? I'm gonna be in People magazine. Charlie Sheen: (turning around) Yeah? Call me when you're on the cover.

    • Leonard: If we do get a new friend, he should be a guy you can trust. You know, a guy who has your back. Wolowitz: And he should have a lot of money and live in a cool place down by the beach where we could throw parties. Sheldon: And he should share our love of technology. Wolowitz: And he should know a lot of women. Leonard: Okay, let's see: money, women, technology. Okay, we're agreed. Our new friend is going to be Iron Man.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #221.

    • The German episode title is "Planet Bollywood". The French title is "L'Équivalence du griffon", the Italian title is "L'equivalenza del grifone", the Spanish title is "La equivalencia de Griffin", and the Mexican title is "La equivalencia del grifo".

    • International Airdates: Latin America: November 25, 2008 on Warner Channel; Turkey: September 28, 2009 on CNBC-e; Finland: November 2, 2009 on Sub; Czech Republic: October 27, 2010 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: September 19, 2011 on Markiza

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia When Raj tells the guy at the Cheesecake Factory that he is in People Magazine, and the guy responds, "Let me know when you're on the cover", it is Charlie Sheen.

    Allusions (1)

    • Sheldon tries to smile but only manages an odd grimace. Leonard mentions that they are, "not out to kill Batman," comparing his smile to The Joker, who has a disfigured face that always smiles and is one of the main opponents of Batman in the comics and movies.

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