Big Bang Theory Season 5

Got To LOVE THE GEEKS!  Excited about not one but 2 new season 5 shows tonight!

Whats on tap so far this season:

5.01 – The Skank Reflex Analysis
Penny worries that she’s screwed things up permanently with her friends, while Sheldon takes command of the paintball team.

5.02 – The Infestation Hypothesis
A fight between Sheldon and Penny leaves Amy caught in the middle, while Leonard tries to spice up his long-distance relationship with Priya. 

5.03 – The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
Leonard and Amy get to know each other better, while Howard and Bernadette spend the weekend with Mrs. Wolowitz.

5.04 – The Wiggly Finger Catalyst
Raj finally meets a girl he can communicate with.

5.05 – THE RUSSIAN ROCKET REACTION
Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a party at Wil Wheaton’s house, and Howard gets an out-of-this-world opportunity.

Got to love the cast descriptions!

  • Leonard Hofstadter Ph.D., portrayed by Johnny Galecki, is an experimental physicist with an IQ of 173 who received his Ph.D when he was 24 years old. He shares an apartment with colleague and friend, Sheldon Cooper. He and Penny dated at one point during the series, but they have since broken up. He has been dating Raj’s sister, Priya.
  • Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., portrayed by Jim Parsons, is a theoretical physicist. Originally from East Texas, he was a child prodigy, starting college at the age of 11, right after completing the fifth grade. He has an IQ of 187 and exhibits a strict adherence to routine; a lack of understanding of irony, sarcasm, and humor; and a complete lack of humility or basic empathy.
  • Penny, portrayed by Kaley Cuoco, is the attractive, blonde neighbor who lives across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard. She has aspirations to a career in show business, and has been to casting calls and auditions but has not been successful thus far. To pay the bills, she works as a waitress at The Cheesecake Factory. Her last name has never been revealed. She and Leonard dated at one point during the series, but they have since broken up. In the finale episode of Season 4, she was shown to have slept with Raj after drunkenly telling him that she regrets splitting up with Leonard.
  • Howard WolowitzM.Eng., portrayed by Simon Helberg, works as an aerospace engineer. He is Jewish, and lives with his mother. Unlike Sheldon, Leonard, and Raj, Howard lacks a Ph.D. He defends this by pointing out that he has a master’s degree in Engineering from MIT and the apparatus he designs are actually built and launched into space, unlike the purely abstract work of his friends. He provides outrageous pick-up lines and fancies himself a ladies man with suitably unimpressed reactions from Penny. Though he finds that he has limited success with other women at first, he begins dating Bernadette in season 3, but they break up; they get back together in the Season 4 episode “The Hot Troll Deviation”, and become engaged in the episode “The Herb Garden Germination”.
  • Rajesh Koothrappali, Ph.D., portrayed by Kunal Nayyar, originally comes from New Delhi, India. He is an astrophysicist. Known commonly as “Raj”, he works alongside Sheldon exploring the string theory implications of gamma rays from dark matter annihilations. He is very shy around women and is physically unable to talk to them unless he drinks alcohol. However, he has much better luck with women as opposed to his overly confident best friend Howard. His sister, Priya, has been dating Leonard.
  • Bernadette Rostenkowski, Ph.D., portrayed by Melissa Rauch, is a waitress and co-worker of Penny paying her way through graduate school microbiology studies. Bernadette is introduced to Howard by Penny. At first she and Howard do not get along, as they appear to have nothing in common. When they find out that they both have overbearing mothers, they feel a connection. She was upgraded to main cast status in the episode “The Hot Troll Deviation”, in which she and Howard revisit their previously unsuccessful relationship.
  • Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D., portrayed by Mayim Bialik, is a woman Raj and Howard meet on an online dating site using a faux account for Sheldon. She is essentially a female duplicate of Sheldon and she and Sheldon become friends although, as Sheldon claims, she is a girl and is his friend, but she is not his girlfriend.
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88 1 The Skank Reflex Analysis[96] Mark Cendrowski Story: Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari & Anthony Del Broccolo
Teleplay: Chuck LorreBill Prady & Steven Molaro
September 22, 2011 3X6851
89 2 The Infestation Hypothesis[97] Mark Cendrowski Story: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro & Maria Ferrari
Teleplay: Chuck Lorre, Jim Reynolds & Steve Holland
September 22, 2011 3X6852
90 3 The Pulled Groin Extrapolation[98] Mark Cendrowski Story: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro & Dave Goetsch
Teleplay: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan & Jim Reynolds
September 29, 2011
91 4 The Wiggly Finger Catalyst[99] Mark Cendrowski Story: Chuck Lorre, David Goetsch and Anthony Del Broccolo
Teleplay: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland
October 6, 2011
92 5 The Russian Rocket Reaction[100] Mark Cendrowski Story: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro & Jim Reynolds
Teleplay: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari
October 13, 2011

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