The Big Bang Theory

The Pirate Solution

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 10/12/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Facing a return to India, Raj needs a job desperately enough to consider working for Sheldon. Meanwhile, Howard becomes a third wheel to Leonard and Penny.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Deported

    By AriSky, Nov 29, 2013

  • 304

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jan 11, 2011

  • Very funny, very entertaining episode.

    By aldaros23, Oct 13, 2009

  • Raj faces deportation and Sheldon comes to his rescue..

    By sequoa84, Oct 13, 2009

  • Raj faces deportation

    By vman85, Oct 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Raj: (to Sheldon) Okay, please don't take this the wrong way, but I'd rather swim butt-naked across the Ganges with a paper cut on my nipple and die a slow agonizing death from a viral infection than work with you.

    • Raj: So that's it. That was my last hope. I'm going to be deported. Sent home in disgrace. Exposed to the sardonic barbs of my cousin Sanjay, or as you might know him, Dave from AT&T Customer Service.

    • Howard: So, what are we watching? Sex in the City, yikes! Penny: Hey, I happen to love this movie. Howard: Fine, let's watch it. Maybe all our periods will synchronize.

    • Leonard: I've always been a little confused about this: why don't Hindus eat beef?
      Raj: We believe cows are gods.
      Sheldon: Not technically. In Hinduism, cattle are thought to be like gods.
      Raj: Do not tell me about my own culture, Sheldon! In the mood I'm in, I'll take you out, I swear to cow!

    • Leonard: That was fun. Thank you. Penny: Leonard, honey, you don't have to say "thank you" every time we have sex. Leonard: Oh, okay. Tomorrow you're going to get a card in the mail, just throw it away.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #262.

    • The Italian episode title is "La soluzione del pirata", the French title is "La Solution pirate", the Spanish title is "La solución de los piratas", and the Mexican title is "La solución pirata". The German title is "Für ihn oder mit ihm", meaning "For Him or With Him".

    • Music: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

    • International Airdates: Latin America: November 17, 2009 on Warner Channel; Australia: November 23, 2009 on Channel 9; Turkey: October 18, 2010 on CNBC-e; Finland: November 1, 2010 on Sub; Czech Republic: December 7, 2010 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: October 20, 2011 on Markiza

    Trivia (1)

    • Raj says his friends may know his cousin Sanjay as Dave from AT&T Customer Service. Dave was the original name for the character before Kunal Nayyar was cast.

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