The Big Bang Theory

The Brain Bowl Incubation

Series 10 - Episode 8 The Brain Bowl Incubation



Raj Koothrappali is the perennial problem character in The Big Bang Theory, but actor Kunal Nayyar is finally given some meaningful material. His on-off relationships always peter out after a series or two, meaning he’s once again the sole gooseberry among his geeky peer group.

But tonight, he takes a shine to Issabella Concepcion, his cleaner at Caltech. She’s a Cuban, so some of the gags – naturally and poignantly – reflect their “outsider” status. And though a smitten Raj is embarrassed to tell his friends of her occupation, Issabella (Maria Canals-Barrera) has the last, very splendid, laugh.

Elsewhere, Sheldon becomes excited by Amy’s gene experiment and decides he wants to have a baby. His seduction tricks are ridiculously funny. Right now the show is landing its jokes with impressive weight – long may it continue.


Sheldon goes to great lengths to convince Amy that they should have a baby together after they successfully complete a scientific experiment using their DNA samples. Raj is too embarrassed to tell his friends what the new woman in his life does for a living.

Cast & Crew

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