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The Confirmation Polarization 

Sheldon and Amy are thrilled when their super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, until they try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination. Bernadette gets one of her drugs approved and wants a reluctant Penny to head the sales team.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Joshua Malina ... President Siebert
Kal Penn ... Dr. Kevin Campbell
Caleb Pierce ... Jess
Sean Astin ... Dr. Greg Pemberton
Chasty Ballesteros ... Karen
Keili Lefkovitz ... Brenda (voice)


Sheldon and Amy "did it" in that their theory on super asymmetry has been confirmed by a pair of experimental physicists, Drs. Pemberton and Campbell with Chicago-based Fermilab, through their own work. President Siebert now believes they may be on track for that much sought after Nobel prize. As a sign to strengthen that thought, Drs. Pemberton and Campbell are on their way to Caltech to meet with Sheldon and Amy. Sheldon and Amy may find that this visit by their colleagues has consequences they didn't consider, and places Sheldon in a potential quandary. Meanwhile, the drug that Bernadette has been working on for three years has finally been approved for production and she wants Penny to head the drug's marketing team. Without telling her, Penny doesn't really want the job. While Penny tries to get out of it, Bernadette tries to manipulate the situation, like she has manipulated situation after situation, to her benefit. Written by Huggo

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This episode was taped on January 8, 2019. See more »


During the opening to "Fun With Flags" the British Union Jack is shown upside-down. (The wide white area in the diagonal cross should be to the viewers left) See more »


Sheldon Cooper: So you weren't even thinking about super-asymmetry?
Dr. Campbell: Thinking about it? We don't even understand it.
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It was funny. Why so much hate?
23 January 2019 | by perlshopSee all my reviews

It was much better than the last episode for sure. Yes, anything involving Bernadette isn't all that funny but it's still better than the soap opera of Raj and Anu which is just boring as f.

Sheldon's story was quite funny and heart warming but the funniest were the two unscrupulous scientists. I hope we can see more of them in future.

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17 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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