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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:

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
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Matt Battaglia ... Officer Reynolds
Angela Sargeant ... Lana
Craig Gellis ... Car Thief #1
Frank Alvarez ... Car Thief #2
Rick Gifford ... Guy
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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

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When the guys get back to the apartment, Leonard reaches for the door (before hearing the girls inside) as if he knows it's unlocked but why would it be? See more »

Goofs

Sheldon mentions that they are from the next generation. However, he mentions twice they are a landing party not an away team. 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 there are...
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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 Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything
(uncredited)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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Make-up, outfits and masks!
4 June 2018 | by redrunner-95159See all my reviews

I must have accidentally deleted/hidden it. Sheldon looked amazing! Its amazing what a little bit of makeup/masks can do. Only thing is, if I were to have sex with this person. Would I know its a mask?


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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