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The Griffin Equivalency 

The guys struggle to cope with Raj's arrogance after he is featured in a People magazine article.

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Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 4 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
Charlie Sheen ... Charlie Sheen
Mark Harelik ... Dr. Eric Gablehauser
Brian George ... Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
Alice Amter ... Mrs. Koothrappali
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Storyline

Because of his finding and reporting of a previously unknown planetary object, Raj has been named one of People magazine's "30 Under 30 to Watch". In his usual manner, Sheldon mocks this achievement, which hurts Raj's feelings. Regardless, Raj becomes Gablehauser's new star because of the notoriety of the article and the associated money coming into the department. Along with Gablehauser's gushing comes some perks available only to Raj. Raj's fifteen minutes of fame starts to go to his head. He starts to alienate Leonard, Sheldon and Howard. Penny doesn't understand why his friends aren't providing Raj with the support he deserves, especially in attending the magazine's reception on the article. She's the only one of the four attending the function with Raj, hence she'll be his "date", which silently gnaws at Leonard. But Sheldon sees Raj's absence from the group as a potential opportunity. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

13 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Charlie Sheen: As a restaurant patron. At the dinner, after everyone leaves, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) turns to him and says, "Hey buddy, I'm gonna be in People's Magazine", Charlie Sheen turns around and says "Yeah, call me when you're on the cover." Charlie Sheen made the cover of People's Magazine on their 9th March 1987 issue and several times thereafter. He was also named as one of 25 Most Intriguing People in their 2011 issue. See more »

Goofs

Just after Wolowitz makes the 'Apu from the Kwik-E-Mart' joke, Leonard walks to the kitchen and starts unpacking the takeaway. He first takes out 2 portion cups, then in the next shot he takes out 2 more. However, this results in there being only 3 portion cups on the table. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Hofstadter: If we do get a new friend he should be a guy you can trust. A guy who has your back.
Howard Wolowitz: And he should have a lot of money and live in a cool place down by the beach where we could throw parties.
Sheldon Cooper: He should share our love of technology.
Howard Wolowitz: And he should know a lot of women.
Leonard Hofstadter: Let's see: money, women, technology. Okay, we're agreed. Our new friend is going to be... Iron Man.
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #221 We have once again arrived at a moment in history where the truth can be defined as "that which you can make other people believe." The methodology for creating that belief is repetition. Say something enough times and it becomes, for millions of people, the truth. I am endowed like a stallion. This is why control of the media equals control of the populace. I am endowed like a stallion. And also why a state run television news channel is so very dangerous. I am endowed like a stallion. Now there are those who would argue this has already happened and that a certain cable news channel is actually a covert extension of our government. I am endowed like a stallion. The fact that the channel is run by a high-ranking party official, an anchor person from the channel became a White House spokesman, and another top-ranking party official became an on-air news commentator is often used to make this argument. I am endowed like a stallion. Of course, this fact would be entirely inconsequential if the oft-repeated falsehoods they attempt to imbed into the Zeitgeist were simply amusing, or at worst, inane. I am endowed like a stallion. But, unfortunately, that is not the case. I am endowed like a stallion. The heavy repetition of lies and smears for political gain are by no means inconsequential. I am endowed like a stallion. Which is why each and every one of us must use whatever resources we have at our disposal to disseminate the actual truth. I am endowed like a pony. See more »

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References Juno (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything (Instrumental version)
(uncredited)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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One of the most hilarious episodes of TBBT.
14 April 2015 | by arunsunday-238-75571See all my reviews

Classic Sheldon. Classic TBBT with just the guys and Penny. This episode had me in splits. Starts off with Raj bringing in some good news. But the guys are a bit jealous and do not react favorably to it. And on top of it, Raj goes over the top and continues to flaunt his success. Sheldon's 'Joker smile' was particularly funny. ==== Classic Sheldon. Classic TBBT with just the guys and Penny. This episode had me in splits. Starts off with Raj bringing in some good news. But the guys are a bit jealous and do not react favorably to it. And on top of it, Raj goes over the top and continues to flaunt his success. Sheldon's 'Joker smile' was particularly funny.


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