The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 21

The Vegas Renormalization

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sheldon: What exactly does that expression mean, "friends with benefits?" Does he provide her with health insurance?
      Leonard: No! Look, imagine you maintained a friendship with someone you had sex with, but you were free to date whoever you wanted.
      Sheldon: I'm sorry, I can't imagine any of that.

    • Howard: There's no place for truth on the Internet.

    • Raj: (about Howard) Too bad he wasn't here for that hooker. She was exactly his type: a hooker.

    • Penny: Hang on, I think the emergency key is around here somewhere.
      Sheldon: We have a bowl. Our keys go in a bowl. You should get a bowl.
      Penny: So how did the beautiful mind of Sheldon Cooper forget his keys in the first place?
      Sheldon: I left them in the bowl.

    • Penny: Calm down, I'll call the building manager, and he'll come open your door. Just eat your dinner here while you're waiting.
      Sheldon: Eat my dinner in your apartment?
      Penny: Yeah, why not?
      Sheldon: (in thick Texas accent) Sure why not? And after the sun's down we can all pile in my pickup and go skinny dippin' down at the creek!

    • Sheldon: Penny.
      Penny: Yeah.
      Sheldon: Thanks for letting me stay here.
      Penny: Oh, you're welcome, sweetie.
      : Okay, I'm sleepy now, get out.

    • Raj: We should have a plan in case one of us gets lucky.
      Leonard: Okay, if I get lucky, I'll take her to my stately manor outside Gotham City, and if you get lucky, I'll sleep on the moon.
      Raj: Sounds like a plan.

    • Sheldon: I'm homesick!
      Penny: Your home is 20 feet from here.
      Sheldon: 20 feet, 20 light years, it doesn't matter. It's in a galaxy far far away.

  • Notes

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #249.

    • The German episode title is "Die Las-Vegas-Kur", meaning "The Las Vegas Cure". The French title is "Excursion à Vegas", meaning "Trip to Vegas". The Italian title is "La normalizzazione di Las Vegas", the Spanish title is "La renormalización de Las Vegas", and the Mexican title is "Las Vegas renormalizada".

    • This was one of the three episodes that were nominated for a 2009 Emmy in the Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series category.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: May 19, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: October 12, 2009 on Channel 9
      Turkey: January 25, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Finland: March 1, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 25, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 12, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions