507 - The Good Guy Fluctuation
Aired October 27, 2011

The Good Guy Fluctuation

Leonard and Priya's long-distance relationship is put to the test when Leonard meets a cute comic book artist and finds himself drawn to her. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to get revenge on the guys after they pull a Halloween prank on him.

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Guest Stars: Courtney Ford as Alice, Aarti Mankad as Priya, Kevin Sussman as Stuart

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Dave Goetsch (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Bill Prady (Teleplay), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 14.54 million Households Rating: 9.6/15 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.6/13

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  • The title refers to Leonard's description of himself as a good guy and the fluctuation as he considers cheating on Priya with Alice.
  • This episode was taped as the sixth episode of the season, but aired as the seventh episode of the season to air closer to Halloween.

Quotes (21)

Leonard: More Halloween candy. I thought you already bought some.
Penny: Yeah, that's gone. It's a bad month when Halloween and PMS hit at the same time.

Sheldon: Bazinga punk! Now we're even!

Raj: (Talking to the snake) Let's go to the biology lab and find you some nice yummy mice. *Raj leaves the room*
Sheldon: I tried to scare an Indian with a snake. Come on, Cooper. You're better than this.

Sheldon: "See you in hell Sheldon" The most frightening about that is the missing comma.

Penny: Leonard, you're looking for a way to sleep with both women and have everybody be happy about it.
Leonard: Now we're getting somewhere.
Penny: What does your gut tell you?
Leonard: Go ask Penny; she'll know what to do.

News Stories

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Episode 5.07 Ratings October 28 2011

The October 27, 2011 episode of The Big Bang Theory finished a solid second behind the World Series on Fox.  Full story

CBS Announces Episode 5.07 October 10 2011

CBS has announced the October 27 episode of The Big Bang Theory. Dexter star Courtney Ford guest stars in the episode with recurring guest stars Aarti Mann (Priya) and Kevin Sussman (Stuart).  Full story

Comments (78)

paige United States, 18:23 Apr 27 2014.
i thought that the best prank was when Bernadette pretended that Howard had a heart problem (Lenard should break up with Priya and be with penny)
John United States, 14:53 Jul 8 2013.
I really liked Alice in this episode. I thought Courtney Ford would make a very cool addition to the show as Leonards girlfriend. The edgy personality i thought would offer a lot for the shows dynamics. She was just a fun character.
jay B United Kingdom, 05:50 May 15 2013.
THIS EPISODE IS AWSOME !!!!!!!!! every boady was bazinga
jai  United Kingdom, 05:50 May 15 2013.
BAZINGA! everyone was bazingad
Jai  United Kingdom, 15:45 Apr 23 2013.
This is my favourite episode out of all the Big Bang theory episodes
Esther the awesome United States, 21:57 Mar 24 2013.
Penny is very funny
hilanor Nigeria, 06:13 Nov 24 2012.
I actually appreciatedvthe fact that Annie shared Leonard's passion for comic books and likes him for who he is. I root for Annie over Priya.
Joanie United States, 23:01 Nov 5 2012.
I liked Alice for Leonard, much better than Priya. Priya is a pain and I'm glad she's back in India. Hope they break up. Then he can get back with Penny.
sheldor Canada, 20:29 Sep 21 2012.
this is probably my favorite episode, sheldon scaring lenord was awesome and so was the beginning when the guys were trying to scare sheldon at work
Mike United States, 15:00 Jul 13 2012.
Connie you hit it right on the head!

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