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"The Big Bang Theory" The Luminous Fish Effect (TV Episode 2007) Poster

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When eating dinner, Sheldon's mother is sitting in his spot, the only time he doesn't object to anyone being there.
On Dr. Gablehauser's shelf are two photographs. One is of him shaking hands with President Clinton. The other shows him talking to President George H.W. Bush.
When Mary Cooper introduces herself as "Sheldon's mother" to Dr. Eric Gablehauser, Sheldon's boss, he says that's impossible and that she must've had Sheldon when she was a teenager. Laurie Metcalf is 17 years older than Jim Parsons.
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Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert previously costarred together in Roseanne (1988), which also featured Laurie Metcalf - a guest star in this episode.
It is revealed here that Sheldon's father is dead, as well as Parsons's father.
Sheldon's last name is revealed here.
When rehearsing what he is going to say to Dr. Gablehauser, Sheldon ends with "Mahalo." This is a Hawaiian word which loosely translates as "Thank you" but is also used to express admiration, gratitude or respect.
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Sheldon's 'estimate' of 4,000 pounds for Penny's vehicle is grossly inaccurate. Modern mid-size sedans average 3,200 pounds while her small Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet weighs closer to 1,900-2,100 pounds.
Title Reference: Sheldon produces glow-in-the-dark fish in this episode.
Sheldon weaving on the loom is mentioned again in The Toast Derivation, where it is revealed that he made matching serapes for Leonard, Howard and Raj, the latter most of which who still wears it when the weather gets cold.
This is the first appearance of Mary Cooper.
This is the first time the CalTech is shown.
This is the first appearance of Dr. Gablehauser.
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Sheldon's mother calls him Baby and Snickerdoodle.
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