The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 9

The Ornithophobia Diffusion

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Raj: Come on, Sheldon, Star Wars!
      Howard: I'm pushing "play". I mean it! If we don't start soon, George Lucas is gonna change it again.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: July 2, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: October 9, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Finland: March 4, 2013 on Sub

    • Bill Prady (@BillPrady) tweeted that they had a choice of using a black-throated magpie jay, a pigeon, or a crow to use in the episode, explaining that they decided on the jay because "the crow was too big, the pigeon too dumb". He also tweeted that the reason Sheldon misidentifies it as a blue jay is that "Birds (because he hates them) are not one of Sheldon's areas of expertise."

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #366.

  • Allusions