1014 - The Emotion Detection Automation
Aired February 2, 2017

The Emotion Detection Automation

Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people's emotions. Also, Leonard can't hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice.

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Guest Stars: Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney, Kate Micucci as Lucy, Alessandra Torresani as Claire, Katie LeClerc as Emily

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Steven Molaro (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay), Saladin K. Patterson (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon using a device to understand people's emotions.

Quotes (8)

Leonard: So you're gonna throw me under the bus?
Penny: Oh, I'm gonna throw you so hard, I might actually win a stuffed animal.

Leonard: Well, I'm sure he'll appreciate carrying his samples in a briefcase instead of his colon.

Sheldon: Of course you're fine. Not every member of a species finds a mate. Sir Isaac Newton died a virgin. Look at the contributions he made.
Raj: I'm not a virgin, Sheldon.
Sheldon: Wha- So now you think you're better than Isaac Newton?

Penny: You know, how is this any different from you making me live with Sheldon?
Sheldon: Hey! I shared my Honey Nut Cheerios with you.
Penny: You gave me a bill at the end of every month.

Leonard: What's going on with that woman you're dating?
Raj: I broke up with her.
Leonard: Why?
Raj: She said she didn't want to see me anymore and I found that insulting.

News Stories

Title Date Posted
1014 'The Emotion Detection Automation' Press Release January 27, 2017

CBS has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Emotion Detection Automation", which airs this Thursday, February 2.  Full story

Comments (5)

Allan Hayes United Kingdom, 10:11 Mar 11 2017.
If Sheldon pointed his machine at me during this show ,it would register sad .Sad to see what was once a very funny show deteriorate into what is now a poor imitation of its former self . Finish it off quickly .
Mario D. United States, 11:23 Feb 8 2017.
I voted good. Thought this episode had some funny lines "Didn't know yr brother worked for the DEA" "Not until he got cuffed, but yeah" One thing that bothers me is the arguing between Penny and Leonard. This is the third episode in a row that they have had disagreements. What happened to "you make me incredibly happy" refrain from the wedding vows? Hopefully, the writers will get back on track with this couple and give them some solid plotlines.
Paul Canada, 12:11 Feb 4 2017.
It seems to me that the network is forcing the series to slowly lessen the appeal of the story lines and showing less episodes because they have to pay the three main stars so much money per episode. It sometimes feels like they are letting the show die a slow death. Don't mislead the viewers, it truly is a great show but even though I would like it to last for a long time but, if you're going to kill it then do so and stop jerking viewers of the show around..
Vic United States, 20:39 Feb 2 2017.
Voted, Good. I would have liked to have seen Raj's "focus group" of his former girlfriends about the reason(s) they broke up with him explored a lot further than the seemingly gratuitous one or two lines each actress was given. The chemistry between the cast still appears to be very high. The show, in my opinion, still suffers from a lack of high-quality writers and probably directors and producers.
Jayne Schmidt United States, 09:01 Feb 2 2017.
Favorite show ever.....fun, family comedy with fun twists.......love your cast!

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