The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
8.5/10
2,106
4 user 2 critic

The Bakersfield Expedition 

The guys are stranded in the middle of nowhere when Leonard's car is stolen on the way to the Bakersfield Comic-Con. Back home, the girls try to figure out why the guys are so fascinated with comic books.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by) | 7 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lana
...
Car Thief #1
...
Car Thief #2
...
Guy
Edit

Storyline

The guys are off to a Comic-Con in Bakersfield. On the way they decide to stop at Vasquez Rocks where many Star Trek episodes were filmed and take some pictures of their own in their costumes. While doing so, the car is stolen, along with their street clothes, wallets and cell phones. In the meantime, the girls don't understand the attraction of Comic-Con since none of them have ever read a comic, so they go to the comic book store and buy a Thor comic. After reading it, they all decide it is stupid, but then start arguing about attributes in the comic, such as who can pick up and use Thor's hammer. Written by JDCrownover

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In this episode, Amy speaks of Sheldon's disliking of the concept of "brunch". He eventually evolved from it when he and Amy host their first brunch in the tenth season episode, 'The Fetal Kick Catalyst'. See more »

Goofs

When taking pictures in the desert, for the second shot, Sheldon jumps about a foot to screen left during the flash. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: Hey, will you steam my uniform next?
Sheldon Cooper: Yeah, uh, interesting. Do you recall this conversation? "Leonard, want to go halvesies on a steamer?" "No, Sheldon we don't need a steamer." Looks like that rumpled chicken's come home to roost.
Penny: Hi, here are the makeup sponges you asked for.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, thanks; I thought I had more.
Penny: Damn, you've got more makeup than I do. You got better makeup than I do. Yeah, I'm borrowing this.
Leonard Hofstadter: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, this is my Comic-Con makeup. I love you, but ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #404 I saw a woman the other day. She was very pretty. Sparkly. We exchanged several awkward glances until I finally screwed up the courage to walk up to her. I fumblingly introduced myself and asked if we'd met before. She stared at me for a few seconds, her head tilting to the side like a confused Labradoodle, then side, "I should think so. We used to date." My eyes widened. My jaw dropped. "Oh my god," she said, "I can't believe you don't remember!" I shrugged and said, "I'm sorry. I honestly don't." She went on to inform me that this all happened many years ago, back when we were in college. Apparently I was the worst boyfriend she ever had and our time together was, by far, the worst year of her life. I silently took this in. "Well?" she said, "What do you have to say for yourself?" I slowly shook my head and said, "No, I think you've confused me with someone else." I then walked away very quickly so she wouldn't hear me giggling. See more »

Connections

References TRON (1982) 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 Bakersfield Expedition" ep of "The Big Bang Theory" is a great hoot to watch!
16 January 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Even though they all went to the one in San Diego, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj are now going to the Comic-Con in Bakersfield. They're all going as "Star Trek: The Next Generation" characters. While they're gone, Penny, Amy, and Bernadette have their brunch where they start discussing their boyfriends' fascination with comic books. So they go to Stuart's comic store and ask for his recommendation. Oh, and meanwhile, the boys stop at the location where many of the eps were filmed and take pictures there...Another great ep of "The Big Bang Theory" especially when many discussions take place concerning certain characters between the girls. Oh, and awesome costumes the boys were wearing! So on that note, "The Bakersfield Expedition" is a highly recommended ep of "The Big Bang Theory".


4 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?