The Big Bang Theory

The Raiders Minimisation

Series 7 - Episode 4 The Raiders Minimisation

Friday 8pm - 8:30pm E4
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Saturday, 3pm - 3:30pm E4


Anyone who loves Raiders of the Lost Ark might look a little disconsolate after this episode. Sheldon, who's seen the film 36 times, has his world shattered when Amy watches it with him as part of their date night and points out a glaring plot hole. Sheldon can’t leave it at that, of course, and seeks to ruin a beloved favourite of Amy’s.

Someone whose childhood was already ruined is Leonard, who is horrified when Penny buys his mother’s book on psychology entitled The Disappointing Child. It’s a revenge-heavy episode that looks wryly at relationships in their various stages – for Raj and comic-book guy Stuart it’s early days, but hope springs eternal.


Sheldon introduces Amy to Raiders of the Lost Ark - one of his favourite films - and is distraught when she ends up pointing out a plot hole that ruins the whole story. Meanwhile, Leonard realises he can manipulate Penny into feeling sorry for him when his mother publishes a reveal-all book about his childhood problems. Comedy, starring Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Stuart Kevin Sussman
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