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The Isolation Permutation 

Amy is hurt when Penny and Bernadette go bridesmaid dress shopping without her, so she turns to a reluctant Sheldon for comfort.

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Mark Cendrowski

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Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
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Storyline

While Amy and the guys are eating lunch in the cafeteria, Howard receives a text message from Bernadette about how her wedding and bridesmaids dress shopping is going with Penny. This news hurts Amy, who feels like she has through most of her life as the shunned person by who she thought were her friends. She turns to Sheldon for support, he who is not well equipped to handle Amy's request for support. As such, he turns to Howard and Leonard to get "their women in line". Howard and Leonard find out that Bernadette and Penny did have a specific reason for not inviting Amy. Feeling like they did betray their new girlfriend, Bernadette and Penny have to come up with a way to make it up to Amy in a meaningful way, otherwise they may face the continued wrath of Sheldon. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Amy knows 3 songs on the harp. The Bossa Nova standard "The Girl from Impanema", the theme song from "Diff'rent Strokes", and the R.E.M song "Everybody Hurts Sometimes,". See more »

Goofs

When Leonard was racing his horse on the XBox using Kinect, he was whipping his horse with his left hand while his jockey avatar in the game was using his right hand. See more »

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[first lines]
Penny: Bernadette, how goes the hunt for bridesmaid dresses?
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Well, if you don't mind looking like an orange traffic cone, great.
Amy Farrah Fowler: [entering] Girlfriends, I have the answer to our dress problems.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Really?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Twelve years ago, my cousin, Irene, and her entire family died in a horrific carbon monoxide accident the night before her wedding.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: That's horrible!
Amy Farrah Fowler: Yes and no. All those bridesmaids dresses remain unused and available to us for free. So it seems that cloud of odorless deadly gas had a silver ...
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #364 On behalf of the producers of The Big Bang Theory I want to take this opportunity to thank our intrepid office staffers: Jen D'Angelo, Anthony Robinson, Jess Ambrosetti, Gary Torvinen, Tara Hernandez, Charlie Back, Robin Green for their tireless efforts and ridiculous devotion to the building of the Lego Death Star seen in tonight's episode. You are all now part of television history, although that will not be reflected in your paycheck. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything (Instrumental version)
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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Amy feels rejected in "The Isolation Permutation" ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
21 November 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In a nutshell of this ep of "The Big Bang Theory" from this season: Because Amy keeps weirding out Penny and Bernadette when shopping for wedding dresses, she's kept out of the most recent one which makes her sad. So sad she wants Sheldon to make mad love to her. Since Sheldon is uncomfortable with the whole intimacy thing, she settles for simply cuddling which is still too much for him and which has him telling Leonard and Howard to "keep your women in line"! I'll stop there and just say Mayim Bialik keeps the dramatic and comedic side of her Amy character in a good balance as one feels for her and can still laugh at her attempts to adjust to whatever social situations she gets into. And as always, Jim Parsons just gives in to the Sheldon character in full force with hilarious results. Not a great episode but "The Isolation Permutation" is still a good enough edition of "The Big Bang Theory" to get by.


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