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"The Big Bang Theory" The Excelsior Acquisition (2010)

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 3: Episode 16 -- Sheldon misses his chance to meet comic book legend STAN LEE (as himself) when he winds up in traffic court after he gets a ticket because of Penny.


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Original Air Date:
1 March 2010 (Season 3, Episode 16)
Sheldon misses an opportunity to get Stan Lee's autograph because he has to make an appearance in traffic court. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Stan Lee provides a hilarious cameo on "The Excelsior Acquisition" ep of "The Big Bang Theory" See more (1 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Chakos 
Writing credits
Chuck Lorre (created by) &
Bill Prady (created by)

Bill Prady (teleplay by) &
Steve Holland (teleplay by) &
Maria Ferrari (teleplay by)

Chuck Lorre (story by) &
Lee Aronsohn (story by) &
Steven Molaro (story by)

Produced by
Lee Aronsohn .... executive producer
Kristy Cecil .... co-producer
Peter Chakos .... producer
Mona Garcea .... coordinating producer
Brian George .... associate producer (as Brian Scott George)
David Goetsch .... co-executive producer (as Dave Goetsch)
Steve Holland .... co-producer
Eric Kaplan .... co-executive producer
Kelly Lee .... co-producer (as Kelly-Anne Lee)
Chuck Lorre .... executive producer
Steven Molaro .... co-executive producer
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... producer
Bill Prady .... executive producer
Mary T. Quigley .... co-producer
Jim Reynolds .... producer
Richard Rosenstock .... consulting producer
Cinematography by
Steven V. Silver (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Chakos 
Casting by
Ken Miller (casting by)
Nikki Valko (casting by)
Production Design by
John Shaffner 
Set Decoration by
Ann Shea 
Costume Design by
Mary T. Quigley 
Makeup Department
Peggy Nichols .... make-up artist
Faye Woods .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kelly Lee .... unit production manager (as Kelly-Anne Lee)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Klausen .... second assistant director
Howard Murray .... associate director
Anthony Joseph Rich .... first assistant director (as Anthony Rich)
Art Department
Francoise Cherry-Cohen .... set designer
Scott L. London .... property master
Samantha Englender .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Harwood .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob La Masney .... sound re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Peters .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller (uncredited)
Robert Zeigler .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (uncredited)
Tara Treacy .... casting associate (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tony D'Amore .... final colorist (uncredited)
Todd Morris .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Barenaked Ladies .... theme written and performed by
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Leo Tee .... music clearance manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Cyril O'Neil .... picture car consultant (uncredited)
Other crew
Julie Fleischer .... script supervisor
Don Foster .... executive consultant
Eddie Gorodetsky .... executive consultant
Mark Roberts .... executive consultant
David Saltzberg .... science consultant (as David Saltzberg Ph.D.)
Russell Eida .... assistant: lee aronsohn (uncredited)
Justin Hetzel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Jason T. Welden .... computer/video playback (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

21 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Finland:S | UK:12 (Blu-ray rating)

Did You Know?

Sheldon misses out on meeting Marvel comics writer Stan Lee after having to attend court for a speeding ticket. The judge at his trial is called "J Kirby" in reference to Jack Kirby, aka "the king of comics", a writer that contributed with Stan Lee.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Raj wants to ask Stan Lee about his alliteration in character names and Howard tells him not to because it will annoy him. No wonder, as he has stated that this quirk is because he has a bad memory and it made it easy to remember. Surely a fanboy would know that.See more »
[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter:Will you please turn your shirt off?
Raj Koothrappali:What? I'm giving myself dramatic entrance music. People will know I'm awesome and to be feared.
Howard Wolowitz:Right. There's nothing more awesome and frightening than a man who's got music blasting from between his nipples.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Stan Lee provides a hilarious cameo on "The Excelsior Acquisition" ep of "The Big Bang Theory", 20 March 2011
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

In this episode of last season's "The Big Bang Theory": Stan Lee is appearing at Stuart's comic shop which gets Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj all excited while Penny at first thinks they're meeting Stanley Tucci. Unfortunately, Sheldon is summoned to traffic court because of his running a red light when he took Penny to the hospital on his learner's permit. Things have a way of turning out well at the end, though...This is another hilarious episode what with Raj's using his new shirt to play various music cues, his asking why the Marvel Comics writer always have his characters with the same letter on first and last names, Sheldon's script with Penny for court (not to mention Penny's sarcastic readings), and Sheldon's reactions on finally meeting him. Oh, and Mr. Lee himself is also funny and on Chuck Lorre's vanity card, there's another funny story of his meeting him when he was at Marvel Productions. So on that note, "The Excelsior Acquisition" is another hilarious ep of "The Big Bang Theory".

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