The Big Bang Theory

Season 6 Episode 3

The Higgs Boson Observation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Penny: (about Leonard) Of course he's desirable. I mean he's great. He's smart, he's sweet and, ohh, in the bedroom, whoo let me tell you he really tries.

    • (Penny has just met Sheldon's female assistant, Alex, and is aware that she is attracted to Leonard)
      Penny: Come on! (takes Leonard by hand, pulls him towards door)
      Leonard: Where are we going?
      Penny: My Limbic system wants to take your pants off!

    • Penny: I'm just a blonde monkey to you, aren't I?
      Sheldon: You said it not me.

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles have Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #393.

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 11, 2012 on CTV
      United Kingdom: November 29, 2012 on E4/E4 HD
      Turkey: September 9, 2013 on CNBC-e
      Finland: December 3, 2013 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • Amy makes a jokeintellectual versus emotionalreference (TheThrillaAdjacent to the Amygdala) comparing Penny's alleged internal conflict over Leonard toTheThrillain Manilawhich was the name given to the third fight betweenMuhammad AliandJoe Frazierfor the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.