The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 7

The Good Guy Fluctuation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • At the end of the episode, just as Leonard gets off the phone with Priya you can tell that he's sitting in Sheldon's spot. He never sits in Sheldon's spot.

    • In this episode, Stewart congratulates Leonard on picking up a girl at the comic book store saying "this is the closest anyone has ever come" and takes a picture of him for a "wall of heroes", however back in season 2 in the episode "The Hofstader Isotope", Stewart himself had similar success with Penny in the comic book store.

    • The mask that Leonard uses to scare Sheldon is of "Balok", a character that appeared in the Star Trek episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver".

  • Quotes

    • Howard: Who had money on "faints?"
      Rajesh: I had "pee his pants."
      Leonard: Hang on, looks like everyone's a winner!

    • Sheldon: (reading 'bloody' wall') "See you in hell Sheldon." The most frightening thing about that is the missing comma!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Kryptonian Father
      While chatting with Leonard in the comic book store, Alice mentions having a "Kryptonian Father". Krypton is the home planet of Superman, a DC Superhero. Courtney Ford, who appears as Alice in this episode, is wife to actor Brandon Routh who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Superman in the movie Superman Returns.