The Big Bang Theory

The Locomotion Interruption

Series 8 - Episode 1 The Locomotion Interruption

Monday 2:10am - 2:35am E4
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Sat 22 May, 1:10pm - 1:40pm E4


You’d think that headlines about the huge pay hikes would affect your enjoyment of the US nerd-com. That is, if you’re not too outraged to watch at all. But remember Friends’ “salary-gate”, how we forgave them all and carried on laughing at the quickfire gaggery?

As series eight of Big Bang begins, it looks as though the writers have pressed the reset button in order to reunite our misfit scientists. When we last saw Sheldon he crumbled at all the threats to his daily rituals, and left town. Now back, and as averse to change as ever, what will he make of Penny’s pixie-style haircut…

So is each of the main cast worth $1 million per episode? Of course not. Is it still funny? We fans of the most watched sitcom internationally certainly think so.


Leonard and Amy are forced to take an unexpected road trip to Arizona to pick up Sheldon after his epic railway journey ends in chaos. Meanwhile, Howard finds Stuart's relationship with his mother strange, and Penny has an interview for a sales job at Bernadette's workplace. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Stuart Kevin Sussman
Bernadette Rostenkowski Melissa Rauch
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