The Big Bang Theory

The Perspiration Implementation

Series 9 - Episode 5 The Perspiration Implementation



Some of the peripherals are factored into tonight’s equation: Eeyore-ish loner Stuart (Kevin Sussman) asks the girls for advice on how to attract female customers to his comic-book store. And Caltech’s answer to Elmer Fudd, Barry Kripke (John Ross Bowie), is starting a fencing club – just as the guys think they should do more exercise. So Sheldon and co hope they’ll get to live out their fantasies of being swashbuckling heroes – cue plenty of badinage about Game of Thrones and The Princess Bride.

Those saddened by the Shamy split may have to wait longer for a reconciliation, if it happens at all, but there is at least a nicely awkward meeting between the two.


The boys want to become more sporty, so Barry Kripke leads them in a fencing lesson, while Penny, Amy and Bernadette help Stuart, who wants to attract more female customers to the comic-book store.

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
Barry Kripke John Ross Bowie
Stuart Bloom Kevin Sussman
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