The Big Bang Theory

The Tam Turbulence

Series 12 - Episode 4 The Tam Turbulence



Capitalising on consecutive transmissions, comedy stablemates The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon are now flaunting their continuity. In the latter, we’ve met Sheldon’s Vietnamese classmate Tam (Ryan Phuong), and in Big Bang we get to see what happened to him. The grown-up Tam (played by Robert Wu) is visiting CalTech with his son, and we spend the episode trying to find out why Sheldon doesn’t want to see him.

Elsewhere, Penny and Bernadette meet Raj’s new fiancée Anu, but do they share more with her about their friend than is strictly necessary? What do you think?


When Sheldon refuses to tell anyone why he's never mentioned Tam, apparently his childhood best friend, Leonard tries to find out more. Penny and Bernadette invite Raj's fiancee Anu out for dinner so they can find out more about her.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Penny Hofstadter Kaley Cuoco
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Bernadette Rostenkowski Melissa Rauch
George Cooper Jr Jerry O'Connell
Anu Rati Gupta
Tam Nguyen Robert Wu
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