The Big Bang Theory

The Isolation Permutation

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 11/3/11
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  • Episode Description
  • When it is revealed that Penny and Bernadette went wedding dress shopping without her, Amy becomes heartbroken and pressures Sheldon for sex.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Photos (8)
  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Jim Parsons reveals

    By sunzet1, Jan 24, 2012

  • Amy is so boring

    By PayelGarcia, Dec 28, 2011

  • 11.3

    By thefanof, Nov 04, 2011

  • Sheldon rocks! "Get your women in line!" classic line

    By Leesidge, Nov 22, 2011

  • An episode that focuses around the three girls and it was enjoyable but not perfect.

    By tigerdude22, Nov 09, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Leonard: Maybe we should get you home.
      Amy: Hang on, hang on, hang on. Sheldon, what would it take for you to go into that liquor store, buy a bottle of hooch, take me across the street to that motel, and have your way with me?
      Leonard: Yeah, Sheldon, what would it take?

    • (Sheldon and Leonard approach Amy, who's drinking in a liquor store parking lot)
      Amy: Oh, look! It's Sheldon and Lil' Leonard! Hi, Lil' Leonard.
      Leonard: Hiya, Amy.
      Amy: Hey, Cuddles.
      Leonard: "Cuddles"?
      Sheldon: Yes, "Cuddles." We cuddled. Grow up, Leonard.

    • Penny: Where's Sheldon?
      Leonard: Oh, he was up late last night, so I gave him an early dinner and put him to bed.
      Bernadette: That's so sweet.
      Leonard: Yeah, but now he's going to be up at dawn and want to play.

    • Amy: At this moment, I find myself craving human intimacy and physical contact.
      Sheldon: Ohhh, boy. You know ours is a relationship of the mind.
      Amy: Proposal: one wild night of torrid lovemaking that soothes my soul and inflames my loins.
      Sheldon: Counter-proposal: I will gently stroke your head and repeat, "Awww, who's a good Amy?"
      Amy: How about this: French kissing. Seven minutes in heaven culminating in second base.
      Sheldon: Neck massage, then you get me that beverage.
      Amy: We cuddle. Final offer.
      Sheldon: Very well.
      (they sit apart for a moment, then Amy moves closer to Sheldon)
      Sheldon: Ohhh, boy.

    • Sheldon: Ladies, please. These four walls once housed an intellectual salon where the mind received nourishment as well as the stomach. But through no one's fault—Penny—the quality of dinner conversation in this apartment has declined. And again, I'm looking at no one in particular—Penny.
      Leonard: Fine. What would you like to talk about, Sheldon?
      Howard: "What would you like to talk about, Sheldon?" Why do you hate us?

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    Notes (4)

    • Amy sings/plays "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. on her harp when Sheldon and Leonard come to help.

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: June 28, 2012 on Prima COOL; Turkey: October 2, 2012 on CNBC-e; Finland: February 25, 2013 on Sub

    • Bill Prady (@BillPrady) tweeted after the show's East Coast airing that the "Lego Death Star was originally in Sheldon's mom ep. When we cut it, the staffers who built it nearly cried." He then added that it "took about a month of staffers using the odd free minute to assemble to 4/5 completion."

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #364, thanking the show staffers who built the Death Star model out of Lego pieces, followed by a picture of it.

    Trivia (1)

    • We learn Amy spent a semester abroad in Norway.

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