The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 15

The Friendship Contraction

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Leonard can't take Sheldon's continued selfishness and agrees to dissolve the Roommate Agreement. Howard wants to have a cool nickname for when he's an astronaut.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Leonard Hofstadter

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Sheldon Cooper

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Penny

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg

Howard Wolowitz

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

Rajesh Koothrappali

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch

Bernadette Rostenkowski

Carol Ann Susi

Carol Ann Susi

Mrs. Wolowitz

Recurring Role

Kevin Sussman

Kevin Sussman

Stuart Bloom

Recurring Role

Michael J. Massimino

Michael J. Massimino

Himself

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Raj suggest that Howard take the nickname Buzz but he tells him that it's already taken and Raj thinks that it's a reference to Buzz lightyear from the movie Toy Story but it's actually a reference from the astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

    • In "The Russian Rocket Reaction", Sheldon revealed that he started his list of mortal enemies in the year 1989, when he was 9 years old. This means that he was born in 1980, between April and May according to "The Peanut Reaction", which would mean that in February 2012, he would be 31 years old. However, in this episode, Leonard described Sheldon as a "30-year-old man who can't survive on his own". Yet, this can be overlooked, as it appears that Leonard was just being imprecise.

    • During the power failure, Sheldon claims to have "all 61 episodes of the BBC series Red Dwarf" and holds up a DVD box-set. As of this episode airing, including the 2009 mini-series, there are only 55 episodes of Red Dwarf.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: July 11, 2012 on Prima COOL; Turkey: November 13, 2012 on CNBC-e; Finland: April 22, 2013 on Sub

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #375, a censored card viewable only on the Chuck Lorre Productions website.

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