The Big Bang Theory

The Workplace Proximity

Series 7 - Episode 5 The Workplace Proximity



Sheldon Cooper may be a genius, but his behaviour in this episode bears comparison with a monkey. Specifically a capuchin monkey – in neurobiologist Amy’s visual stimuli experiments. It’s just one of the treats in the endlessly inventive boff-com; others are a knuckle-gnawing lunch interruption from Sheldon and possibly the weirdest game of Top Trumps ever (“Hell clam!”).

The peg on which all these comic coats are hung is a study of office relationships. Bernadette learns that her husband Howard would hate to work in the same place as her – and you can imagine how that goes down. Bernadette is like the tornado-generating donkey in the cartoon Arabian Knights. Don’t whatever you do yank her tail!

With Sheldon’s gift for the unfortunate turn of phrase, actor Jim Parsons must have a constant struggle to keep a straight face. Maybe the outtakes reel is hours long.


Sheldon re-evaluates the time he spends with Amy when she takes a job at the university. Meanwhile, Howard is forced to sleep on his friend's sofa after he gets into an argument with Bernadette. Comedy, starring Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Mayim Bialik.

Cast & Crew

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