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"The Big Bang Theory" The Terminator Decoupling (TV Episode 2009) Poster

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George Smoot had written to the producers of the show and requested to be featured on the series. Smoot, who received Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 , is an admitted fan of the series. The scene involving Smoot was shot at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California on February 18, 2009.
Revealed that Raj doesn't need to be drunk to talk to women, but at least think he is drunk.
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Penny tells a friend that she only has one shot to play Anne Frank in a one night play. Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, has previously played Anne Frank in 8 Simple Rules: Merry Christmas: The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy (2003).
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On their way, Sheldon talks about meeting George Smoot. Leonard is reading a book, "Wrinkles In Time", which George Smoot wrote.
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In an earlier flashback, the guys mention Firefly (2002) as being a show they would sit down and watch together via the roommate agreement. Summer Glau played River Tam on Firefly.
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The episode was originally intended to feature Katee Sackhoff.
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Before Penny opens Sheldon's Japanese puzzle box (a novelty he ordered on the Internet) to retrieve his flash drive, the Dover Publications text Atomic Physics by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born is visible in Sheldon's room amid a stack of books on his dresser.
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As the guys board the train, Sheldon tells them everything they are doing wrong. Leonard says to Sheldon that they have been on this train 90 seconds and he had already said 1,000 words. In reality Sheldon only speaks 86 words between boarding the train and Leonard stopping him.
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Title reference: Summer Glau, who played a Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), leaves (metaphorically 'decouples' from) the train on which the boys try to chat her up.
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