The Big Bang Theory

Season 3 Episode 20

The Spaghetti Catalyst

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 03, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sheldon: (to Leonard) Do you really think death threats are an appropriate way to begin this conversation? Sometimes your lack of social skills astonishes me.

    • Raj: Hey, Leonard?
      Leonard: Yeah?
      Raj: I haven't had sex in a year.
      Leonard: Where are you going with this, Raj?

    • Sheldon: I'm glad we're still friends.
      Penny: Really?
      Sheldon: Oh, yes. It was a lot of work to accommodate you in my life. I'd hate for that effort to have been in vain.

    • Raj: Hey, do you think the elastic woman in The Incredibles needs to use birth control, or can she just be a diaphragm?
      Howard: Well, that's it, we're officially out of things to talk about.

    • Sheldon: Howard made it very clear that my allegiance should be to male comrades before women who sell their bodies for money.
      Leonard: Is it possible he said, "Bros before hos?"
      Sheldon: Yes, but I rephrased it to avoid offending the hos.

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #285.

    • The Italian episode title is "Gli spaghetti catalizzatori". The German title is "Spaghetti mit Würstchen", meaning "Spaghetti with Sausage". The French title is "Les Spaghettis de la réconciliation", meaning "The Spaghetti Reconciliation".

    • The episode aired in a special 9:00 timeslot, followed by a rerun, helping compensate for the fewer than expected episodes of Two and a Half Men caused by Charlie Sheen's early 2010 rehab stint.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: May 11, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Australia: May 31, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: July 8, 2010 on E4
      Finland: December 27, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: January 4, 2011 on Prima COOL
      February 14, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: November 14, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions