519 - The Weekend Vortex
Aired March 8, 2012

The Weekend Vortex

When the guys decide to spend the weekend playing video games, Sheldon backs out of his plans with Amy to attend her aunt's birthday party.

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Guest Stars: Carol Ann Susi as Mrs. Wolowitz, Kevin Sussman as Stuart

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Bill Prady (Story), Tara Hernandez (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 15.04 million Households Rating: 9.3/15 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.1/14

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  • Kaley Cuoco's name was absent from the credits for this episode, despite the fact she appeared in the episode as normal.
  • The title references Sheldon and the guys' decision to spend the weekend playing games, and the effect it has on his plans with Amy.

Quotes (19)

Raj: But e-excuse me, I have something to say. None of you may realize it, but I was very much looking forward to this weekend. It was gonna be like the old days -- the four of us hanging out, playing video games, before you guys all got girlfriends. Do you have any idea what its like to the be the only one without a girlfriend? Even if I get one someday, I'll still be the guy who got a girl after Sheldon Cooper!

Leonard: We'll miss you Sheldon.
Sheldon: Yeah, well, who wants to spend the whole weekend, running around a bunch of pretend planets, battling made up monsters? That's for babies.
Howard: Yeah, but it's got lightsabers.
Sheldon: Please, Amy! It's got lightsabers!

Howard: Look, if you don't want to go to the party, just don't go. You're a grown man. Act like one. Tell Amy you want to spend the weekend having a sleepover and playing video games with your friends!

Mrs. Wolowitz Howard Joel Wolowitz, I've been worried sick for two days and I know you turned off your phone. You open this door right now because I've had it up to here! I have been to the morgue and the hospital, and I spent the last half hour walking up these fakakta stairs.

Leonard: I'd make fun of Sheldon for having girl problems, if I wasn't shocked that Sheldon has girl problems.

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Episode 5.19 Ratings March 9 2012

The March 8, 2012 episode of The Big Bang Theory beat American Idol in the key demographics and is likely to rank as the night's #1 program among adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.  Full story

CBS Announces Episode 5.19 February 28 2012

CBS has announced the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, 5.19 The Weekend Vortex, which will air March 8th. Kevin Sussman reprises his role as Stuart in the episode.  Full story

Comments (90)

Shadyatem Canada, 17:54 Mar 28 2012.
I have the whip app too it's called " pocket whip" it's on the app store plus yay for more shamy. Although if I was Amy in that car scene with Sheldon is be hurt too but at the same time once he left I think I would of laughed my head off because she's just so oblivious to sarcasm lol
john a United Kingdom, 08:17 Mar 27 2012.
always funny and well writen, characters are great.
richard United States, 23:51 Mar 23 2012.
right after i saw this episode i had to down load the whip app. 'black whip'. it's cool
Mary United States, 17:03 Mar 20 2012.
Sheldon coupons..classic, as were most of the jokes of this episode.. Keep the character development coming..it's fun to wait and see what's going to happen next!
vinny Australia, 00:50 Mar 16 2012.
Great episode, I really enjoyed the creative humor that we saw in series 1-4. I feel that in this episode the creative writers are back:) The cast are always great. Thank you, very enjoyable to watch.
lovetheTBBT , 22:34 Mar 15 2012.
wew,i finally satisfied myself after watching this episode, it seemed a million years before the show airs the next one, can't wait for 20
itsid Germany, 22:20 Mar 15 2012.
As you can see in the comic book store on Howards phone the app they have is called Pocket Whip (Pro I guess). You'll find it in the app store.
tbiboz Philippines, 00:07 Mar 14 2012.
Sahil India, 23:51 Mar 13 2012.
whip app real funny ..... luv it!!
Jenelle :D United States, 17:05 Mar 12 2012.
i love the whip app tht sheldon has, HILARIOUS!!! :D

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