The Big Bang Theory: Season 4, Episode 6

The Irish Pub Formulation (28 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,077 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Leonard tries to keep everyone from finding out that he spent the night with Raj's sister, but Sheldon finds out and concocts an elaborate story to help him keep the secret from Raj.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 3938 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 23 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Irish Pub Formulation (28 Oct 2010)

The Irish Pub Formulation (28 Oct 2010) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Bang Theory.
« Previous Episode | 70 of 186 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Penny (credit only)
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Raj's sister, Priya, a corporate lawyer, has a 24 hour layover in Los Angeles on her way to Toronto on a work trip. When the guys met her the first and only time five years ago when she last was in Los Angeles, Howard and Leonard made a "pinky swear" pact not to hit on her, much to Raj's pleasure as he wanted and still wants to protect his little, innocent sister. Priya ends up not being so innocent as she wants to have a casual fling with Leonard on this trip, he who complies and would actually want it to be more than just casual. When Sheldon catches Priya in their apartment when she shouldn't be there, Sheldon devises an elaborate but totally implausible alibi for Leonard in the probability - at least in Sheldon's mind - that Raj and or Howard will ask. This incident brings up the issue of betrayal amongst the four friends. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

betrayal

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the lie that Sheldon comes up with to explain where Leonard was the night he spent with Priya. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon exhibits anxiety about people seeing his bifurcated uvula. However, in Season Two's "The Vartabedian Conundrum", he had no qualms about Stephanie peering down his throat to see his supposedly inflamed larynx. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon Cooper: [Describing the fake alibi he has invented for Leonard] You met her at Pasadena's most popular Irish watering hole, Lucky Baldwin's, where Maggie spends her nights tending bar, with a head full of curls and heart full of dreams.
[Hands Leonard a bar napkin]
Leonard Hofstadter: [Reading handwriting on napkin] "Leonard, call me if you're interested in *coitus.* Sincerely, Maggie Mcgarry."
Sheldon Cooper: And if anyone were to actually call that number, they will hear this.
[plays recording]
Female text-to-speech electronic voice: Top of the morning to you. You've reached ...
See more »

Connections

References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Leonard wants Sheldon to keep a secret in "The Irish Pub Formulation" ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
2 October 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this last season ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Raj's sis Priya (Aarti Mann) has come for a short visit with Raj warning Howard and Leonard to not hit on her. Howard reminds Raj about Bernadette but Leonard says nothing. That's because Priya has already hit on him and he reciprocates! They manage to spend the night in Leonard's apartment without Sheldon-who's busy with a video game-knowing but it's different when Priya has to leave the next morning. So in order to honor Leonard's request to not tell the others, Sheldon makes up a story about a red-headed Irish waitress at a bar who had designs on Leonard. Leonard simply wants his roommate to zip his lip but that's not so easy...Another very funny episode of "TBBT" especially when the confessions come fast and furious near the end. So on that note, "The Irish Pub Formulation" is highly recommend. BTW, if you're wondering why Kaley Cuoco is not in this one, she had broken a leg horse riding before the filming and was in the process of healing it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
You Know What Next Season Needs? More Bernadette and Raj WildcatsRule03
OT - When good threads go bad…… Runningchick
Age of male lead characters vs actors playing them justitia
Wil Wheaton's Birthday MsWill18-526-373909
Reference to hiring 'the actress from Blossom' on the show in Season 1 - justitia
WHO SHOULD PLAY…? Trendrick
Discuss The Irish Pub Formulation (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page