The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 4

The Griffin Equivalency

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Howard: So you're just going to sit around here and mope while Penny is out with Dr. Apu from the Kwik-E-Mart?
      Leonard: It's not a date, and that's racist.
      Howard: It can't be racist, he's a beloved character on The Simpsons.

    • Sheldon: I'm not insane. My mother had me tested.

    • Howard: [Sheldon] can feel sadness?
      Leonard: Not really; it's what you and I would call condescension.

    • Raj: (to man with back turned) Guess what? I'm gonna be in People magazine.
      Charlie Sheen: (turning around) Yeah? Call me when you're on the cover.

    • Leonard: If we do get a new friend, he should be a guy you can trust. You know, a guy who has your back.
      Howard: And he should have a lot of money and live in a cool place down by the beach where we could throw parties.
      Sheldon: And he should share our love of technology.
      Howard: And he should know a lot of women.
      Leonard: Okay, let's see: money, women, technology. Okay, we're agreed. Our new friend is going to be Iron Man.

    • Raj: (showing his apartment) Welcome to the Raj Mahal!

    • Leonard: It wouldn't kill us to meet new people.
      Sheldon: For the record, it could kill us to meet new people.

    • Raj: Did you see my limo downstairs?
      Leonard: Yeah.
      Raj: It's bigger than the house my grandfather grew up in.
      Leonard: Great.
      Raj: It has more food, too.

    • (Raj talks on the phone to his assistant)
      Howard: They gave him an assistant? If I want a new pen I have to go to the bank with wire cutters.

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #221.

    • The German episode title is "Planet Bollywood". The French title is "L'Équivalence du griffon", the Italian title is "L'equivalenza del grifone", the Spanish title is "La equivalencia de Griffin", and the Mexican title is "La equivalencia del grifo".

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: November 25, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Turkey: September 28, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: November 2, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: October 27, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: September 19, 2011 on Markiza

    • Charlie Sheen is credited as Special Appearance By.

  • Allusions

    • Sheldon tries to smile but only manages an odd grimace. Leonard mentions that they are, "not out to kill Batman," comparing his smile to The Joker, who has a disfigured face that always smiles and is one of the main opponents of Batman in the comics and movies.