The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 24

The Countdown Reflection

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 10, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode is rated TV-PG-DL.

    • Music: Movement 1 (Allegro) of Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

    • In the previous episode, it was announced that the launch was being moved up to a Friday, two days before the couple were being married on the following Sunday. In this episode the launch was on a different day (Sunday), and they decided they could get married that morning.

  • Quotes

    • Howard: (shouts) Ma, you wanna move your chair over here so you can see?
      Mrs. Wolowitz: (shouts) I'm fine where I am! I don't wanna fall off the roof!
      Howard: (quieter) You'll fall through the roof before you fall off it.

    • Howard: There's fuel leaking and we're still gonna go?!
      Mike Massimino: Don't lose your Froot Loops, Froot Loops.
      Dimitri: This happens a lot. Nine times out of ten, no problem.
      Howard: What happens on the tenth time?
      Dimitri: Problem.

    • Sheldon: Thank you for the invitation, but I have to decline because it doesn't sound like something I'll enjoy.
      Leonard: Come on, Sheldon, it'll be fun.
      Sheldon: That's what you said about the Green Lantern movie. You were 114 minutes of wrong.

    • Amy: No, no, no, this is not the wedding I wanted! I want to wear my maid of honor dress and walk down the aisle with a hundred eyes on me while a string quartet plays "The Way You Look Tonight"!
      Bernadette: That wasn't gonna be our procession music.
      Amy: Well, it was gonna be mine!

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: July 26, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: January 29, 2013 on CNBC-e
      Finland: November 27, 2013 on Sub

    • This is the second season finale where one or more characters leave town. The first one was the season two finale where all the guys go to the north pole.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #389, where he details some of this thought on the final scene.

  • Allusions