The Big Bang Theory: Season 6, Episode 5

The Holographic Excitation (25 Oct. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 1,296 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

While Raj plans Stuart's Halloween party at the comic book store, Howard annoys the rest of the gang by constantly talking about space, and Penny tries to take more of an interest in Leonard's work.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 7 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: April

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 786 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Holographic Excitation (25 Oct 2012)

The Holographic Excitation (25 Oct 2012) on IMDb 8.2/10

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.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 117 of 186 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Penny (as Kaley Cuoco)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Claire
Edit

Storyline

Stuart decides to organize a Halloween party at his comic book store so Raj decides to become the party planner. At the encouragement of Amy and Bernadette, Penny decides to take more effort to understand what Leonard does for a living, but ends up hooking up with him at his workplace. Meanwhile, Howard, who just got back from space cannot stop talking about his time in space by making multiple references about space, which annoys Bernadette. Sheldon and Amy face a conflict when they cannot agree on the costumes to wear to the Halloween party. Written by laird-3

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Besides the above mentioned couples costume ideas, the ones listed on Sheldon's side are Hewlett & Packard, Batman & Robin, Jobs & Wozniak, Kirk & Spock, Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect, and Doctor Who & a Dalek. The ones on Amy's side (besides those mentioned above), are Cinderella & Prince Charming, Anthony & Cleopatra, Lady & Tramp, Romeo & Juliet, Jack & Rose from Titanic, and Dharma & Greg (a show produced by Chuck Lorre). See more »

Goofs

When Leonard picks up the pencil for the holographic experiment, the way he holds it changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Amy Farrah Fowler: Ladies night at the Cheesecake Factory. Does it get any better than this?
Penny: I hope so.
Amy Farrah Fowler: [to Bernadette] Do you think your husband's fondness for turtlenecks because he misses his foreskin?
Penny: Not getting any better.
See more »

Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #396

It appears as if roughly half the people in this country think that they're in mortal danger from their own government. That's a lot of people sensing a lot of malice and threat. I worry that I don't see it. Sure, I see inefficiency and incompetence, but I've always seen that - regardless of which party's in office. And frankly, I've always welcomed it. I don't like my big bureaucracies to be cold, calculating, profit-making enterprises driven by a steely, clear-headed singular vision. A cursory glance through history would indicate that well-organized governments tend to enjoy well-organized parades, followed by well-organized ethnic cleansing. Which is why I celebrate the magnificent, muddle-headed ineptitude of our democracy. As far as I'm concerned, a little confusion and waste may keep the trains from running on time, but it also keeps people like me from getting a one-way ticket in a cattle car. Are our tax dollars being misspent on poorly run social programs? You bet! Do we get more buck for our bang at the local Post Office, Amtrak station, nuclear submarine or methadone clinic? Of course we do! But keep in mind that bureaucrats who can't find their ass with a flashlight and a hand mirror are not likely to find you either. To paraphrase Bobby McGee: "Freedom's just another word for who the hell's in charge here?!" See more »

Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Bang Theory Theme
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"The Holographic Excitation" was another fine ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
29 November 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Howard can't stop talking about his space adventures which annoy everybody especially wife Bernadette. Stuart once again holds his annual Halloween costume party at his comic store but he always has trouble meeting women there so Raj offers his services at preparing one. Penny attempts to know Leonard better by visiting his lab. And Amy & Sheldon can't agree on which couples costume to wear-Raggedy Ann & Andy or R2D2 & C3PO? I'll stop there and just say this was another great ep of "The Big Bang Theory" especially when further exploring the nuptials of Howard and Bernadette. Oh, and there's a nice cameo of Buzz Aldern at the end which lends some poignancy when watching since his partner from that historic moon landing, Neil Armstrong, died just a few months ago.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone else find Raj hot? NostalgiaFan
Wil Wheaton NostalgiaFan
What kind of apartment building do Sheldon and Loenard live in? NostalgiaFan
Do you prefer Friends or the Big Bang Theory? efaces9000
What are the best seasons ? YankydoddleDandy
Read me theillogicalsoul
Discuss The Holographic Excitation (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?