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The Lunar Excitation 

Penny has a night of angry, drunken sex with Leonard, much to his confusion. Meanwhile, Howard and Raj search for Sheldon's perfect match online.

Director:

Peter Chakos

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Sara Gilbert ... Leslie Winkle
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Brian Thomas Smith ... Zack Johnson
Lauri Johnson ... Mrs. Gunderson
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Storyline

Penny and Leonard are still at the stage of their "post-coitus" relationship where they feel awkward doing friend type things together. Regardless, when the guys experiment with bouncing lasers off the moon, Leonard decides to invite Penny to watch. With her is her latest date, Zack, a less than bright guy. This encounter with Leonard and Zack together demonstrates to Penny that she can't go back to dating the type of guys she used to date: good looking but dumb. In a drunken stupor later, Penny takes some action to reclaim what she's missed no longer dating Leonard. Leonard in turn, takes a cue from Penny's actions. Meanwhile, Howard and Raj believe the answer to Leonard's Penny conundrum is to find another woman for him. After Leonard rejects Howard's idea of using on-line matchmaking services, Raj thinks an interesting experiment would be to see if such a service would produce anyone for Sheldon. Howard and Raj's experiment does produce a match for Sheldon. Will he agree to meet ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Also, the first appearance of Brian Thomas Smith as Zack See more »

Goofs

The guys are bouncing a light beam from a laser to a mirror on the moon and back to a parabolic receiver which is sitting behind the laser on the roof of their apartment building. This requires that both the laser and the parabolic receiver be pointed at the same angle at the moon in the sky, but the laser is set at a much lower angle than the receiver is, so one of them cannot be pointed at the moon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: OK, we've got power to the laser.
Sheldon Cooper: I should have brought an umbrella.
Leonard Hofstadter: What for? It's not going to rain.
Sheldon Cooper: I know that, but with skin as fair as mine, moonburn is a real possibility.
Howard Wolowitz: That's a bazinga, right?
Sheldon Cooper: One of my best, don't you think?
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #288 Over the years, CBS executives have always been very generous when it comes to sharing their ideas as to how I might better do my job. I have never returned the favor regarding how they might run their network. Until now. Now I have a really good idea. Step One: Create an internal division with workers who do nothing but check out the claims of prospective advertisers. And I mean really check them out. If it's a car, have somebody drive it around to see if it accelerates into walls or slow-moving pedestrians for no particular reason. If it's beer, have someone drink it and report back if it gets them laid. If it's a pill, have someone take it for awhile, then wait to see if they grow a tail, get anal leakage, or commit suicide. Step Two: Quality control. All commercials must be aesthetically pleasing, seriously funny, poignant, or dramatic. Any commercials deemed loud, stupid and/or obnoxious are not aired. Period. No exceptions. Step Three: Tell the world that CBS only airs the coolest and most honest commercials. It's always Superbowl Sunday at CBS! Step Four: Watch the money roll in. A Final Thought: Don't worry about the initial loss of income created by dropping the dumb stuff (e.g. Cockney lizards who sell insurance). You'll more than make that money back by demanding that your high-quality advertisers cut you in for a piece of their action. You have, after all, earned it by giving them the CBS seal of approval. Another Final Thought: If you adopt my idea, my consulting fee is one million shares of CBS stock. Or better yet, one hundred shares of Apple stock. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything (Instrumental version)
(uncredited)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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It's ruined
12 June 2020 | by ankitchandwaniSee all my reviews

Amy is literally the worst thing happened to this show


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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16:9
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