The Big Bang Theory

The Leftover Thermalisation

Series 8 - Episode 18 The Leftover Thermalisation



When Scientific American applauds Leonard and Sheldon’s paper, without ever mentioning Leonard, Sheldon has trouble understanding why his co-writer might be upset. And Howard throws an impromptu dinner party when a power cut starts to defrost a fridge full of his late mother’s food.

It’s a ho hum-ish episode by Big Bang standards, full of bickering, and Sheldon being deliberately unkind – usually it’s just accidental. But the continuity from previous episodes is laudable, and a sudden realisation from Howard (Simon Helberg) will get to anyone who’s ever been bereaved. The cast aren’t just funny; they’re all excellent actors.


Leonard is upset when a magazine fails to mention him in an article about the paper he co-wrote with Sheldon. Meanwhile, a power cut at Mrs Wolowitz's home leads to a final family dinner in her honour. 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 Melissa Rauch
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