The Big Bang Theory

The Parking Spot Escalation

Season 6, Ep 9, Aired 11/29/12
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  • Episode Description
  • When the University reassigns Sheldon's parking spot to Wolowitz, their fight affects the whole gang.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Photos (6)
  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Disappointed

    By s2ginn, Feb 04, 2013

  • my favorite episode of the season, so far

    By generalfranci, Feb 02, 2013

  • I think I hate Sheldon

    By Tvteen, Jan 19, 2013

  • Confused

    By Lovebigbang, Dec 29, 2012

  • Love it <333

    By JennySanduJax, Dec 21, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Sheldon is sitting in Howard's parking spot doing work, Howard tries to park there)
      Howard: OK, you need to move now.
      Sheldon: No I don't.
      Howard: You can't stay there forever.
      Sheldon: Actually, I have a plastic baggie strapped to my leg that says I can. Give up, Wolowitz, you've chosen to tangle with a superior intellect you can't defeat. There is nothing you can possibly do to--(Howard lays on the horn, Sheldon puts on a pair of oversized headphones)
      Howard: Those aren't going to help you Sheldon!
      Sheldon: Oh yes they are! I mean what?

    • Bernadette: So, did you spend last night hearing about this silly parking space fight, too?
      Amy: For hours. Fortunately, I couldn't understand most of it 'cause Sheldon was wearing that stupid robot mask.
      Bernadette: Howard was so angry I had to mash up Benadryl in his ice cream to get him to fall asleep.
      Amy: I guess this is what we get for being with two testosterone-fueled alpha males. At some point, they're bound to lock horns.
      Penny: I'm assuming these are some kind of horns they bought at Comic-Con?
      Bernadette: I'm really sorry they took Sheldon's spot away. He shouldn't have to suffer just because Howard's such a big deal now.
      Amy: I know, Sheldon should just let Howard have his little moment in the sun.
      Bernadette: What's that supposed to mean?
      Amy: Well, Howard's never gonna go to space again, but Sheldon will always be a genius.
      Bernadette: You're right. And I'm sure Sheldon will get a fancy parking spot again, if and when he makes a worthwhile contribution to science.
      Amy: If and when?
      Penny: Okay, maybe we should change the subject. Amy, how are your lady parts? Still chilly down there?
      Bernadette: Hang on. None of Sheldon's theories have ever been definitively proven. My husband actually went to outer space.
      Amy: That's an impressive accomplishment. He's now an inspiration to millions of Americans who know you don't have to be special or even qualified to go into space.
      Penny: You know, I remember the first time I got a bikini wax. My sister did it with melted Crayolas and duct tape. (laughing) It's a bad idea...
      Bernadette: Gosh, Amy. I'm sensing a little hostility. Is it maybe because, like Sheldon's work, your sex life is also theoretical? (Amy is shocked.)
      Penny: (tries not to laugh) Damn.
      Amy: Yeah, well, at least when we do make love, Sheldon won't be thinking about his mother.
      (Penny and Bernadette are shocked.)
      Amy: And yes, that is a cleverly veiled reference to Howard's lifelong obsession to crawl back into her spacious womb.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode's end titles have Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #400.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 29, 2012 on CTV
      United Kingdom:January 17, 2013 on E4/E4 HD
      Finland: December 12, 2013 on Sub

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: While Penny and Bernadette go through Bernadette's wedding album it would seem there are no photos only blank pages.

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    • KennethSanche1 Nov 29, 2012

      best sitcom ever :D

    • LewisTaylor Nov 28, 2012

      Cant wait for this episode

    • dsdm Nov 27, 2012

      Whoo i submitted the episode summary!!!