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The VCR Illumination 

A VHS tape from Sheldon's past inspires him and Amy not to give up when they're still feeling down about their theory being disproven, suddenly it was tape over his brother and father football game. Bernadette convinced Howard to audition in a magic act

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Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iain Armitage ... Young Sheldon
Christine Baranski ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
Lance Barber ... George Sr.
Montana Jordan ... Georgie
Kurt Scholler ... Judge
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A VHS tape from Sheldon's past inspires him and Amy not to give up when they're still feeling down about their theory being disproven, suddenly it was tape over his brother and father football game. Bernadette convinced Howard to audition in a magic act

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode was taped on November 20, 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Howard is doing his magic trick he says he doesn't have any brothers or sisters but in an earlier episode he found out he has a half brother from his father. See more »

Quotes

Bernadette Rostenkowski: Look, I know you still want this, and I can help you. All those pageants I did as a kid? I could teach you how to present yourself, connect with the judges, sabotage the competition.
Howard Wolowitz: Whoa, whoa. No one's sabotaging anybody.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Of course not. Little girls in ball growns trip; it happens. Trust me, I'm gonna be the pageant mom to you that my mom was to me.
Howard Wolowitz: I thought you hated your mom for making you do that.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: [sternly] More talk like that and you're not getting any dinner.
[pleasantly]
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Amazing how it ...
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References Young Sheldon (2017) See more »

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Great episode
7 December 2018 | by pkperaSee all my reviews

Usually I don't write reviews right after watching it, but I was so happy with this that I just doing it right now. Using actors from 'child(hood)' serial was smart move - actually how's that I never came on that idea (apparently I'm not that smart) - but smart enough to quote from serial :-) . And this episode had even a message. Minor error: Wolowitz VCR recording was too sharp, and I saw it as little sloppiness. But main recording of Sheldon (add there Y in front of it) was well made - with low sharpness and usual VCR artefacts. All in all pretty good episode, may be that will be one of my favorites. It seems that little pause between this and previous ep. helped :-)


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