The Big Bang Theory

The Focus Attenuation

Series 8 - Episode 5 The Focus Attenuation



The episodes that segregate the sexes always seem to score highly on the laugh-ometer, and so it proves once more.

This week Sheldon pronounces, “We’ve all been distracted since the girls entered our lives.” The answer? A brainstorming science retreat. Their better halves, meanwhile, jump at the chance for some wiggle room, in the shape of a week in Vegas.

Unfortunately, the boys soon get sidetracked by pigeon ping pong and Back to the Future II (the Biff’s sports almanac deconstruction is niche but wonderful). And an unexpected text to Penny produces the unusual sight of the party girl having to do some work, while Amy and Bernadette each resort to a “bucket of margaritas”. A scream.


Penny is forced to revise for a work assessment during the girls' trip to Las Vegas, and Amy and Bernadette accuse her of spoiling their fun. Meanwhile, the guys try to invent something of scientific importance - but only come up with new ways to procrastinate. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Bernadette Rostenkowski Melissa Rauch
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