The Big Bang Theory: Season 1, Episode 4

The Luminous Fish Effect (15 Oct. 2007)

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Sheldon's Christian-fundamentalist mother visits to get him out of the funk he's in after he is fired for being disrespectful toward his new boss.

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Sheldon isn't looking forward to the faculty mixer where he will meet his new boss, Dr. Eric Gablehauser, who Sheldon doesn't respect. Due to an inappropriate comment to Gablehauser, Sheldon promptly gets fired. Sheldon has no interest in getting his job back. With his new found free time, Sheldon works on a series of rather meaningless experiments at home, which drive Leonard and Penny crazy. Feeling at the end of his rope in dealing with a crazed Sheldon, Leonard calls in the one person who he thinks can get Sheldon out of his funk: his mother. Mary Cooper, a religious southerner, deals with her son in her own special way, which may have a side benefit to herself. Written by Huggo

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It is revealed here that Sheldon's father is dead. See more »

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In the store, Sheldon tells Penny that tomatoes are actually fruit, not vegetables. Tomatoes are fruit in botanical terms, but they are vegetables in culinary terms. Though there are culinary fruit and vegetables, botanically, there are no vegetables. A lot of vegetables are botanical fruit. See more »

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Sheldon: You know, I've been thinking about time travel again.
Leonard: Why? Did you hit a roadblock with invisibility?
Sheldon: Put it on the back burner. Anyway, it occurs to me, if I ever did perfect a time machine I would just go into the past and give it to myself, thus eliminating the need for me to invent it in the first place.
Leonard: Interesting.
Sheldon: Yeah, it really takes the pressure off.
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In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more »

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Fourth episode of "The Big Bang Theory" is very amusing thanks to guest star Laurie Metcalf
16 October 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After Sheldon insults his new boss at his party at the university and gets fired, he spends time at home doing "experiments" on scrambled eggs and flabbergasts Penny when he goes grocery shopping with her. So Leonard brings Sheldon's mom (Laurie Metcalf, another former co-star of Galecki's from "Rosanne") to talk some sense into her son. As Sheldon gets his job back, his new boss and his mom start to get acquainted...With this episode, we find out Sheldon's background as the son of a southern religious mother with father long departed. Some very good lines from guest star Metcalf whom I guess we'll see even more in the coming weeks. Not too hilarious but a very amusing episode of "The Big Band Theory" overall.


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