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The Fish Guts Displacement 

Howard tries to bond with Bernadette's father during a fishing trip. When Sheldon is obligated to take care of a sick Amy, she finds ways to take advantage of the situation.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

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
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Casey Sander ... Mike Rostenkowski
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Rostenkowski
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Howard isn't looking forward to the dinner he and Bernadette are having at her parent's house. In particular, he and Bernadette's father, with who Bernadette would really like him to bond, have nothing in common. Mr. Rostenkowski doesn't make it any easier since he isn't the most talkative of people. That dinner, which ends up being as bad for Howard as he initially believed, gets worse when Bernadette pressures Howard and her father to bond through going on a fishing and hunting trip together, activities about which Howard knows nothing and in which he has even less interest. Howard goes on a quest to learn about these stereotypically macho activities in order to please his wife and bond with his father-in-law. Meanwhile, Amy has come down with a fever. As per her and Sheldon's relationship agreement, Sheldon is forced to take care of her, even though he has no interest in doing so. Despite Sheldon's bedside manner being less than caring, the experience ends up being not quite what ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

6 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Discussing things a spider can do, Sheldon mentions leaving Guatemala without a passport. In the early 1900s South American bananas were shipped as five foot long bunches and sometimes harbored hidden tarantulas. See more »

Goofs

During dinner with Bernadette's parents, Howard's pointer finger fidgets on his knife in one shot, then is still and in a different place in the next. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Is anyone else troubled by the Spiderman theme song?
Leonard Hofstadter: Why would it trouble you? It's like your third favorite cartoon theme song.
Sheldon Cooper: It is. It's right behind
[sings]
Sheldon Cooper: "Doo doo doo dod-doo, Inspecor gadget" and
[sings]
Sheldon Cooper: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Heroes on a half shell."
Sheldon CooperLeonard HofstadterHoward WolowitzRaj Koothrappali: Turtle power!
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #401

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."

Mark Twain

"Do you believe this $#*!?"

Chuck Lorre See more »

Connections

References Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Inspector Gadget
(uncredited)
Written by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban
Performed by Jim Parsons
[Sheldon sings the song as he names it his favorite cartoon theme song]
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"The Fish Guts Displacement" was another very funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
10 December 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In this ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Raj offers his friends a "movies that killed franchises" night (Leonard mentions Jaws 4 and Daredevil 1) but Howard has a night with his wife's parents and Sheldon has to go to a funeral of one of Amy's relatives. Turns out Amy is sick and can't go so Sheldon now has to take care of her. Meanwhile, Howard still can't get a conversation going with Bernadette's dad (her mom, by the way, only gets a few words going before she's done) so during dinner Bernie suggests her two favorite men to go fishing together which thrills Howard (yes, I'm being sarcastic). So Howard turns to Penny for some fishing lessons...This was another very funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory" that just aired and I very much liked the developments that happened here like what comes between Amy and Sheldon. Oh, and it looks like Raj can at least talk in front of Penny without drinking an alcoholic substance, at least judging from his doing so without such in this one. So on that note, I really liked "The Fish Guts Displacement".


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