The Big Bang Theory

Season 4 Episode 2

The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Leonard was technically not required to do anything for Shelbot since the wording of the section in the Roommate Agreement mentions becoming a robot, not using one to get around while the original body is still in use and intact.

    • On Sheldon's genealogical whiteboard, we learn he and Missy's other sibling is a brother named George, Jr.

    • The woman sitting with Steve Wozniak at The Cheesecake Factory is his actual wife, Alice.

  • Quotes

    • ShelBot:: (in the car, while Leonard is driving) This is a photograph of the 1911 Solvay Conference on the theory of radiation and quanta. Using Photoshop, I've introduced a few anachronisms. See if you can spot all 24. I'll give you the first one. Madame Curie should not be wearing a digital watch. And go.
      Leonard:: That's it, bye bye! (turns ShelBot off)
      ShelBot:: (turns back on) BAZINGA! I have an override switch.
      Leonard:: (after getting startled and nearly crashing) I almost DIED!
      ShelBot:: And I'm safe and sound in bed, who's crazy now?
      Leonard:: I'm still gonna go with you!

    • (Sheldon suggests taking up jogging)
      Penny: Have you ever run before?
      Sheldon: Certainly! I've run from bullies, dogs, angry chickens and one particularly persistant P.E. teacher determined to bend me over and give me a scoliosis test.
      (Raj whispers in Howard's ear)
      Howard: You're right, Penny jogs. Maybe you guys can run together.
      Sheldon: That's an excellent idea! If we chat it will create the illusion of time going faster!
      Penny: No, it won't.

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #294.

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: October 27, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: November 11, 2010 on E4
      Germany: September 6, 2011 on ProSieben
      Turkey: September 13, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: November 7, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: November 22, 2011 on Markiza

    • Additional Credit
      Promotional consideration provided by
      Willow Garage
      for the Texai remote presence system

    • Steve Wozniak is credited as Special Appearance by.

  • Allusions