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"The Big Bang Theory" The Monster Isolation (2013)

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 6: Episode 17 -- After a terrible date, Raj vows to never leave his apartment again. Meanwhile, Penny actually impresses Sheldon with her acting skills.
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Original Air Date:
21 February 2013 (Season 6, Episode 17)
Raj falls apart after his date sneaks out on him, and Sheldon reluctantly returns the favor after Penny helps him out with his "Fun With Flags" program. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Raj seems to take a big step concerning romance in "The Monster Isolation" ep of "The Big Bang Theory" See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mark Cendrowski 
Writing credits
Chuck Lorre (created by) &
Bill Prady (created by)

Steven Molaro (teleplay by) &
Eric Kaplan (teleplay by) &
Steve Holland (teleplay by)

Chuck Lorre (story by) &
David Goetsch (story by) (as Dave Goetsch) &
Maria Ferrari (story by)

Anthony Del Broccolo (story editor)

Produced by
Ryan Berdan .... associate producer
Kristy Cecil .... co-producer
Peter Chakos .... supervising producer
Maria Ferrari .... supervising producer
David Goetsch .... co-executive producer (as Dave Goetsch)
Eddie Gorodetsky .... co-executive producer
Robinson Green .... associate producer
Steve Holland .... co-executive producer
Eric Kaplan .... co-executive producer
Kelly Lee .... co-producer (as Kelly-Anne Lee)
Chuck Lorre .... executive producer
Suzanne McCormack .... coordinating producer
Steven Molaro .... executive producer
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... co-executive producer
Bill Prady .... executive producer
Mary T. Quigley .... co-producer
Jim Reynolds .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Steven V. Silver (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Chakos 
Casting by
Ken Miller 
Nikki Valko 
Production Design by
John Shaffner 
Art Direction by
Francoise Cherry-Cohen (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Ann Shea 
Costume Design by
Mary T. Quigley 
Makeup Department
Vikki McCarter .... makeup artist
Peggy Nichols .... makeup artist
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist
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
Gay Linvill .... associate director
Anthony Joseph Rich .... first assistant director (as Anthony Rich)
Art Department
Scott L. London .... property master
Jem Elsner .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob La Masney .... sound re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Peters .... production sound mixer
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Greene .... gaffer
David Pearce .... key grip
Robert Zeigler .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tara Treacy .... casting associate
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Todd Morris .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Barenaked Ladies .... composer: theme music
Barenaked Ladies .... performer: theme music
Transportation Department
Joel Larson .... transportation (uncredited)
Cyril O'Neil .... picture car consultant (uncredited)
Brian Steagall .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Don Foster .... executive consultant
Justin Hetzel .... production coordinator (as Justin D. Hetzel)
David Saltzberg .... science consultant (as David Saltzberg Ph.D.)
Lisa 'Petey' Peterson .... production accountant (uncredited)
Jason T. Welden .... computer/video playback (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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20 min
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Did You Know?

When Sheldon is filming his "Fun with Flags" segment, behind him to his right (viewer's left) is the flag of the United States of America. On the other side of the white board is Sheldon and Leonard's apartment flag - Lion rampant on field of Azure, as described in Season 3 Episode 22 "The Staircase Implementation".See more »
[first lines]
Raj Koothrappali:So, then I went to Cambridge, which was wonderful; not only because it's a good school, but because it totally looks like Hogwarts. That's where I fell in love with astronomy and now I'm an astrophysicist at Caltech, so I guess you could say, uh, Raj is my name and stars are my game. And rhyming is also my game. So, uh... two games. Uh, anyway, that's uh, that's enough about me; I want to hear everything about you.
Lucy:I have to go to the bathroom.
Raj Koothrappali:I go to the bathroom too. Sometimes more frequently than I care to admit. Oh, I've had it checked out; it's nothing.
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Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Raj seems to take a big step concerning romance in "The Monster Isolation" ep of "The Big Bang Theory", 22 February 2013
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

After blowing off his comic store friends in last week's ep with a female patron who he offered coffee to, Raj and Lucy (Kate Micucci) seem to have a nice chat with Raj finishing his college education story and then asking about her life. Lucy excuses herself to go to the restroom but actually ditches him leaving Raj to drown himself in misery in front of Howard, Leonard, and Bernadette. Meanwhile, Sheldon has Penny co-host "Fun with Flags" with him which seems to go well enough that-under Amy's advisement-has him thank her. So Penny invites them to see her performance of A Streetcar Named Desire which doesn't thrill Sheldon since he still thinks she's not a good actress based on past performances. I'll stop there and just say that this was the most touching of recent eps of "The Big Bang Theory" especially concerning the fate of Raj. His possible romance with Lucy seems a big step for him here. Of course, there's still plenty of funny stuff to keep things from getting too sentimental but still, "The Monster Isolation" is perhaps one of the most touching of this still very entertaining series.

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