The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 17

The Rothman Disintegration

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kripke: I haven't watched Star Trek since I realized the strip club near my apartment has a free buffet.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: March 5, 2012 on Channel 9
      Czech Republic: July 16, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: November 27, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Finland: May 6, 2013 on Sub

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #378.

  • Allusions

    • The joke of Amy's gift to Penny (the painting) is very similar to the bit used in episode 3 of season 2 of "Flight of the Conchords" when a painting is given to Jemaine by Mel. Even one of the excuses for trying to get rid of the painting told by Jemaine is: "Bret was jealous", close to what Penny tells to Amy: "Bernadette was jealous".