1009 - The Geology Elevation
Aired November 17, 2016

The Geology Elevation

When Bert, a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented.

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Guest Stars: John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke, Brian Posehn as Bert, Stephen Hawking as Himself, Kunal Dudheker as Tour Guide

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to geologist Bert winning an award and being showered with praise, much to Sheldon's consternation.

> Sheldon's Knock

Sheldon uses the knock when he goes to Bert's office to talk about his feelings of jealousy over Bert's recent success.

Quotes (8)

Sheldon: You used to make those jokes about me. Now everything is Bert, Bert, Bert!

Sheldon: Everything is stupid and I want to go home.

Sheldon: You want me to read a geology paper?
Amy: Honestly, I just want you to be quiet but I'm all out of taffy.

Sheldon: Bert did quality research. And he deserves whatever accolades he receives.
Howard: What is going on? Did you upgrade his software last night?
Leonard: I think he might be learning on his own.
Raj: Then the robot uprising has begun.

Sheldon: I admire you, Leonard.
Leonard: Really, why?
Sheldon: You're happy with who you are. You don't get jealous of other people. Instead of being weighed down by ambition, you just float along like a dead body in a river.
Leonard: I couldn't just take the compliment. I had to ask why.

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1009 'The Geology Elevation' Press Release November 8, 2016

CBS has issued the press release for next week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Geology Elevation". John Ross Bowie returns as Barry Kripke and Brian Posehn reprises his role as Bert, the geologist, in the episode. Stephen Hawking guest stars as himself.  Full story