The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 21

The Hawking Excitation

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 2012 on CBS
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  • HOWARD'S REVENGE

    The Big Bang Theory: The Five Labors of Sheldon Cooper

    The Hawking Excitation” explored the classic “I have something that you want” trope as Howard put Sheldon through the ringer.

  • Episode Summary

    When Stephen Hawking visits Caltech to give a lecture, Sheldon goes to great lengths for a chance to meet his hero in person.

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    • Tbbt issue

      5.0
      Why cant i play the episode
    • Great to see the Guys Riffing Off Each Other...

      8.5
      This was a guys based episode and all the better for it. The interesting gal moment was Bernadette proving how self centred she really can be and unpredictable! I really hope Howard is taking notes...

      Scripting was great and all the guys did a great job with their characters. It was good to see Howard not going too far with Sheldon however much you really could get to dislike Sheldon... He just can't help it!

      The absolutely best bit for me was with Professor Stephen Hawking... When Sheldon faints. I swear I could a twinkle in the Profs eyes... It really looked like he loved his part.moreless
    • Good grief, we're on a roll!

      8.0
      Another good episode - can we hope we're into a storming finish towards the end of the season?



      It's amazing how much better this is when they focus more onto the 4 main guys and give them room to breathe in the script.
    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

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In "The Agreement Dissection", Howard recalls that he said to Sheldon (in Stephen Hawking's voice), "I wish to discuss your theories of black holes". Meet me at the Randy's Donutsby the airport at 2:00 a.m." In the episode of this article, Hawking tells Sheldon, "Your thesis that the Higgs boson is a black hole accelerating backwards through time is fascinating."

      • Howard states in this episode that he owns only one belt. However, throughout the series he has been seen with a number of different belts, including piano keys, studs, and various other designs, as well as simple belts of various colors.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Howard: I want you to tell me I'm good at what I do.
        Sheldon: You're obviously good at what you do.
        Howard: Then why are you always ripping on me?
        Sheldon: Oh, I understand the confusion. I have never said that you are not good at what you do; it's just that what you do is not worth doing.

      • Penny: Why are you washing Howard's man-panties?
        Sheldon: 'Cause if I don't he won't give my paper to Stephen Hawking. He's a famous physicist—
        Penny: Yeah, yeah, I know. He's the wheelchair dude who invented time.
        Sheldon: Close enough.

      • Penny: I see that twinkle in your eye when someone says "who" instead of "whom" or thinks the moon is a planet.
        Sheldon: Or Don Quixote is about a donkey named Hotay.

      • Mrs. Wolowitz: (inside the fitting room) Sheldon! I need your help!
        Sheldon: What is it now, Mrs. Wolowitz?
        Mrs. Wolowitz: It's this dress! When I put my front in, my back pops out! When I put my back in, my front pops out! It's like trying to keep two dogs in a bathtub!

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