The Big Bang Theory

The Vegas Renormalization

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 4/27/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Leonard and Raj take Wolowitz to Las Vegas to help him get over his break-up with Leslie. Sheldon, home alone and looking forward to it, locks himself out and has only one other place to stay—Penny's.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Galecki

    Leonard Hofstadter

  • Jim Parsons

    Sheldon Cooper

  • Kaley Cuoco


  • Simon Helberg

    Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar

    Rajesh Koothrappali

  • Photos (6)
  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Vegas, Baby!

    By AriSky, Oct 19, 2013

  • same old

    By efc91, Jul 18, 2009

  • 221

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jan 04, 2011

  • Doing what the show does best

    By damanray, Sep 25, 2010

  • This show is losing its touch.

    By thefanof, Apr 29, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Sheldon: What exactly does that expression mean, "friends with benefits?" Does he provide her with health insurance? Leonard: No! Look, imagine you maintained a friendship with someone you had sex with, but you were free to date whoever you wanted. Sheldon: I'm sorry, I can't imagine any of that.

    • Wolowitz: There's no place for truth on the Internet.

    • Raj: (about Howard) Too bad he wasn't here for that hooker. She was exactly his type: a hooker.

    • Penny: Hang on, I think the emergency key is around here somewhere. Sheldon: We have a bowl. Our keys go in a bowl. You should get a bowl. Penny: So how did the beautiful mind of Sheldon Cooper forget his keys in the first place? Sheldon: I left them in the bowl.

    • Penny: Calm down, I'll call the building manager, and he'll come open your door. Just eat your dinner here while you're waiting. Sheldon: Eat my dinner in your apartment? Penny: Yeah, why not? Sheldon: (in thick Texas accent) Sure why not? And after the sun's down we can all pile in my pickup and go skinny dippin' down at the creek!

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #249.

    • The German episode title is "Die Las-Vegas-Kur", meaning "The Las Vegas Cure". The French title is "Excursion à Vegas", meaning "Trip to Vegas". The Italian title is "La normalizzazione di Las Vegas", the Spanish title is "La renormalización de Las Vegas", and the Mexican title is "Las Vegas renormalizada".

    • This was one of the three episodes that were nominated for a 2009 Emmy in the Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series category.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: May 19, 2009 on Warner Channel; Australia: October 12, 2009 on Channel 9; Germany: December 19, 2009 on ProSieben; Turkey: January 25, 2010 on CNBC-e; Finland: March 1, 2010 on Sub; Czech Republic: November 25, 2010 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: October 12, 2011 on Markiza

    Trivia (1)

    • It's revealed that Raj's middle name is Ramayan.

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