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THE BIG BANG THEORY: Handbook | Season 2

Handbook Season 2

THE BIG BANG HANDBOOK: Season Two (Episodes 18-40)


"THE BAD FISH PARADIGM"

After her first date with Leonard (series star JOHNNY GALECKI) goes awry, Penny (series star KALEY CUOCO) finds an unwilling confidante in Leonard's anti-social roommate, Sheldon (series star JIM PARSONS).  An embarrassing secret threatens to derail their budding romance on the second season premiere.

Written by:  Dave Goetsch - teleplay

             Steven Molaro - teleplay

             Bill Prady - story

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 22-Sep-2008


"THE CODPIECE TOPOLOGY"

Penny and Leonard compete to see who will be the first to move on after their breakup. When Leonard sees Penny with a handsome new guy (guest star TRAVIS SCHULDT - "Scrubs"), he enters into a rebound relationship with Sheldon's nemesis, Leslie Winkle (series regular SARA GILBERT).

 

Written by:  Bill Prady - teleplay

             Lee Aronsohn - teleplay

             Chuck Lorre - story

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 29-Sep-2008


"THE BARBARIAN SUBLIMATION"

Sheldon creates a monster when he introduces Penny to the world of online gaming.  Especially when her addiction wreaks havoc on his life.

Written by:  Steven Molaro - teleplay

             Eric Kaplan - teleplay

             Chuck Lorre - story

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 06-Oct-2008


"THE GRIFFIN EQUIVALENCY"

Raj's ego puts all of his friendships in jeopardy when he gets an inflated sense of self.  Newly famous because of an article in a magazine, Raj (series regular KUNAL NAYYAR) makes a disastrous play for Leonard's longtime crush, Penny.

 

Written by:  Bill Prady - story

             Chuck Lorre - story

             Stephen Engel - teleplay

             Tim Doyle - teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 13-Oct-2008


"THE EUCLID ALTERNATIVE"

Leonard and his friends stage an intervention to make Sheldon confront his longstanding fear of driving.

Written by:  Bill Prady - story

             Steven Molaro - story

             Lee Aronsohn - teleplay

             Dave Goetsch - teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 20-Oct-2008


"THE COOPER-NOWITZKI THEOREM"

A young grad student's attraction to Sheldon confuses everyone -- including Sheldon himself.

Written by:  Stephen Engel - Story

             Daley Haggar - Story

             Tim Doyle - Teleplay

             Richard Rosenstock - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 03-Nov-2008


"THE PANTY PIÑATA POLARIZATION"

Sheldon and Penny engage in a battle of wills as Penny vows to get revenge on Sheldon when he bans her from the apartment for a series of petty infractions.

Written by:  Bill Prady - Story

             Tim Doyle - Story

             Jennifer Glickman - Teleplay

             Steven Molaro - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 10-Nov-2008


"THE LIZARD-SPOCK EXPANSION"

Wolowitz (series regular SIMON HELBERG) thinks he's found the love of his life (guest star SARA RUE) -- until she meets Leonard.

Written by:  Dave Goetsch - Teleplay

             Jennifer Glickman - Teleplay

             Bill Prady - Story

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 17-Nov-2008


"THE WHITE ASPARAGUS TRIANGULATION"

Sheldon can barely contain his joy when Leonard starts dating a woman (SARA RUE) who meets Sheldon's exacting standards.

Written by:  Dave Goetsch - Story

             Steven Molaro - Story

             Stephen Engel - Teleplay

             Richard Rosenstock - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 24-Nov-2008


 

"THE VARTABEDIAN CONUNDRUM"

Leonard just can't say no.  When his relationship with new  girlfriend, Stephanie, starts moving too fast, Leonard turns to  Penny for advice.

Written by:  Chuck Lorre - Story

             Steven Molaro - Story

             Bill Prady - Teleplay

             Richard Rosenstock - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 08-Dec-2008


 

"THE BATH ITEM GIFT HYPOTHESIS"

Christmas is a source of stress for Leonard -- whose handsome colleague (MICHAEL TRUCCO) starts dating Penny -- and his friends, who are being tormented by Sheldon's obsession with gift-giving etiquette.

 

Christmas Episode

Written by:  Bill Prady - Story

             Richard Rosenstock - Story

             Stephen Engel - Teleplay

             Eric Kaplan - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 15-Dec-2009


 

"THE KILLER ROBOT INSTABILITY"

When Penny's comment about Wolowitz's love life sends him into a depressed stupor, his friends lose their most important teammate in an upcoming fighting robot competition.

Written by:  Bill Prady - Story

             Richard Rosenstock - Story

             Steven Molaro - Teleplay

             Daley Haggar - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 12-Jan-2009


 

"THE FRIENDSHIP ALGORITHM"

Socially awkward Sheldon develops a scientific procedure for making friends.

Written by:  Chuck Lorre - Teleplay

             Steven Molaro - Teleplay

             Bill Prady - Story

             Richard Rosenstock - Story

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 19-Jan-2009


 

"THE FINANCIAL PERMEABILITY"

Sheldon's "simple" solution to Penny's financial problem leads to a confrontation between Leonard and Penny's hulking ex-boyfriend, Kurt (guest star BRIAN PATRICK WADE).

Written by:  Chuck Lorre - Story

             Steven Molaro - Story

             Richard Rosenstock - Teleplay

             Eric Kaplan - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 02-Feb-2009


 

"THE MATERNAL CAPACITANCE"

A disastrous visit from Mrs. Hofstadter (special guest star CHRISTINE BARANSKI) brings Leonard and Penny closer together.

Written by:  Richard Rosenstock

             Steven Molaro

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 09-Feb-2009


 

"THE CUSHION SATURATION"

A paintball game has surprising consequences for Leonard and his friends when it leads to a fight between Penny and Sheldon -- and romance for Wolowitz and Leslie.

Written by:  Chuck Lorre - Story

             Bill Prady - Teleplay

             Lee Aronsohn - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 02-Mar-2009


 

"THE TERMINATOR DECOUPLING"

A train trip to San Francisco takes a major detour when Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz and Raj discover that beautiful sci-fi actress SUMMER GLAU ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") is onboard.  Nobel Laureate for Physics and "Big Bang" theorist, Dr. George Smoot also makes a cameo.

Written by:  Bill Prady - Story

             Dave Goetsch - Story

             Tim Doyle - Teleplay

             Stephen Engel - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 09-Mar-2009


 

"THE WORK SONG NANOCLUSTER"

Penny's home hair products business becomes a complete nightmare when a caffeine-addled Sheldon takes over.

Written by:  Bill Prady - Story

             Lee Aronsohn - Story

             Dave Goetsch - Teleplay

             Richard Rosenstock - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 16-Mar-2009


 

"THE DEAD HOOKER JUXTAPOSITION"

There's a new queen bee in the building!  Penny develops a rivalry with a sexy female neighbor moves in to the building and threatens to become the "new Penny."

Written by:  Steven Molaro

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 30-Mar-2009


 

"THE HOFSTADTER ISOTOPE"

While Stuart (guest star KEVIN SUSSMAN), a fellow comic book-loving pal of the guys, romances Penny, Leonard and Wolowitz venture out into the world of "Ladies' Night" at a local bar.

Written by:  Dave Goetsch

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 13-Apr-2009


 

"THE VEGAS RENORMALIZATION"

Leonard and Koothrappali take a heartbroken Wolowitz to Las Vegas, leaving Sheldon locked out of his apartment and forced to bunk with Penny.

Written by:  Jessica Ambrosetti - Story

             Nicole Lorre - Story

             Andrew Roth - Story

             Steven Molaro - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 27-Apr-2009


 

"THE MONOPOLAR EXPEDITION"

On the second season finale, Leonard and Penny reconsider their feelings for one another.  When Leonard and his friends decide to spend the summer working - at the North Pole - Penny is conflicted.

Written by:  Eric Kaplan

             Richard Rosenstock

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 11-May-2009

"THE CLASSIFIED MATERIALS TURBULENCE"

Things begin to look up for Leonard when Penny makes a surprising revelation on her second date with Stuart (guest star KEVIN SUSSMAN). Meanwhile, Wolowitz enlists his friends' help when he discovers a critical design flaw in his project for NASA.

Written by:  Chuck Lorre - Story

             Lee Aronsohn - Story

             Bill Prady - Teleplay

             Steven Molaro - Teleplay

Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

U.S. Broadcast Premiere: 04-May-2009

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