The Big Bang Theory

Season 3 Episode 7

The Guitarist Amplification

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Howard: (about Leonard and Penny fighting) At the very least, when she knew Leonard was upset about it, she should have backed off.
      Raj: You mean like when a guy's upset because his friend agreed to take a cooking class with him and then doesn't show up because he's doing a juice-fast with his mother?
      Howard: I didn't know you were upset about that.
      Raj : Really? Did you miss all the sudden indicators, like me saying, "Howard, I am upset."
      Howard : Okay. Sorry.
      Raj: Maybe it means something different in this country. Back in India, it means you are upset with a guy named Howard!
      Howard: I said I'm sorry.
      Raj : "Sorry" doesn't make up for the fact that I had to make chicken and rice with this vegan guy. Do you know what vegan chicken and rice is? RICE!
      Howard: Do you think I was having fun sitting around all night, listening to my mother saying, (Imitates his mother) "Have you ever peed so much in your life?"

    • Penny: Come on, Sheldon, let's go home. Look, we're done fighting.
      Sheldon: I've heard that before, but then the next thing you know I'm hiding in my bedroom, blaring a Richard Feinman lecture while my mom is shouting that Jesus would forgive her if she put ground glass in my dad's meatloaf, and my dad's on the roof skeet-shooting her Franklin Mint collectible plates.

    • Raj: Why don't you think I can find a woman for myself?
      Mrs. Koothrappali: Because you're 27, and the closest thing we have to a daughter-in-law is that Jewish boy, Howard.

    • Sheldon: First, I notice that you offer soup and a half-sandwich?
      Penny: Yes.
      Sheldon: Where exactly does the half-sandwich come from? Are you giving me half of someone else's sandwich, or do I have to wait for someone else in the restaurant to order the other half?
      Penny: No, no, Sheldon, they just make a half-sandwich.
      Sheldon: You can't make a half-sandwich. If it's not half of a whole sandwich, it's just a small sandwich.

    • Sheldon: (yelling at Raj and Howard) Stop it, both of you. All this fighting, I might as well be back with my parents! "Damn it, George, I told you if you didn't quit drinkin' I'd leave you!" "Well, I guess that makes you a liar, 'cause I'm drunk as hell and you're still here!" "Stop yelling! You're making Sheldon cry!" "I'll tell you what's making Sheldon cry! That I let you name him Sheldon."

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #111.

    • Original Title: "The Wandering Troubador Catalyst"

    • The Italian episode title is "L'amplificazione del chitarrista", the Spanish title is "La amplificación guitarrista", and the Mexican title is "La ampliación guitarrista", all exact translations. The German title is "Der Gitarrist auf der Couch", meaning "The Guitarist on the Couch". The French title is "Disputes insupportables", meaning "Unbearable Disputes".

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: December 8, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: February 15, 2010 on Channel 9
      Turkey: November 8, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Finland: November 15, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: December 13, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 25, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Raj comments, "It's like my girl Beyoncé says: 'If you liked it, then you should've put a ring on it,'" quoting the chorus of her 2008 song "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)".