1021 - The Separation Agitation
Aired April 13, 2017

The Separation Agitation

Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Brian Posehn as Bert, April Bowlby as Rebecca

Writers: Steven Molaro (Story), Jim Reynolds (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Tara Hernandez (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Howard and Bernadette's difficulty leaving their child in day care, along with the gang breaking up Bert and his gold-digging girlfriend.

> Fun with Flags

Sheldon and Amy hosted a live behind-the-scenes special of Fun with Flags, "Fun with Flags: Behind the Flags - A Retrospective", which interviewed people connected with the show (namely Leonard and Penny). Raj and Howard's Footprints on the Moon were once again the live house band for the show. Bert, Amy's geologist colleague, called during the phone-in section of the show, but he did not have a flag-related comment or query.

Later in the episode, Sheldon and Amy hosted a behind-the-scenes special on the behind-the-scenes special, what they called "Fun with Flags: Behind the Behind the Flags - A Retrospective Retrospective". Bert once again called in to comment on his love life.

Quotes (6)

Bernadette: What if she likes the people who work there more than us?
Howard: She already likes soap bubbles more than us.

Penny: So is this your first time dating a scientist? 'Cause I'm thinking of starting a support group.
Rebecca: Actually, I'm not new to this. I was engaged to a Scientologist.

Raj: Sheldon, what did Amy have that attracted you?
Sheldon: Oh, so many things. Her mind, her kindness, and especially her body.
Raj: Really?
Amy: Relax. We're the same blood type. He knew he could harvest an organ.

Bert: She was also interested in walking around my house in her underwear. Now the only one that does that is me.

Sheldon: She's younger and far more attractive than he is. They're copying you two.

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1021 'The Separation Agitation' Press Release April 8, 2017

CBS has issued the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Separation Agitation", which airs this Thursday, April 13. Brian Posehn reprises his role as Bert, while April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men) guest stars as Bert's girlfriend.  Full story