620 - The Tenure Turbulence
Aired April 4, 2013

The Tenure Turbulence

When a tenured position opens up at the university, Leonard, Sheldon and Raj compete with Barry Kripke for the job. The competition intensifies when the girls get involved and fight for their guys.

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Guest Stars: Regina King as Mrs. Davis, John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 17.24 million Households Rating: 10/17 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.2/17

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  • The title refers to the competition between the guys for the tenured position.

Quotes (13)

Sheldon: [To Amy] Well, that's a fine how-do-you-do. Don't just stand there. Take your breasts out.

Amy: Seriously, is that tape? Like, how are they staying up like that?

Leonard: Oh, you do what you want. But I don't want to lose my friends over tenure. Friends are forever.
Howard: *Coughing* So is tenure.

Amy: You're all wasting your time. Sheldon is the most qualified for the job. And no amount of gravity-defying bosom is going to change that.

Mrs. Davis: Roots?
Sheldon: The tragic history of slavery in America. Fun for the whole family.
Mrs. Davis:: Why would you think this is an appropriate gift?
Sheldon: Umm, well ... you are black, right?

News Stories

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Episode 6.20 Ratings April 5 2013

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in the ratings for its time slot and ranked as the night's most-watched and highest-rated broadcast.  Full story

CBS Announces Episode 6.20 March 18 2013

CBS has issued the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, which will air Thursday, April 3. Regina King (Southland) reprises her role as Mrs. Davis and John Ross Bowie returns as Barry Kripke in this episode.  Full story

Comments (78)

jade cox Saint Lucia, 15:15 Oct 26 2014.
i love your;ll are awesome
david Norway, 06:23 Aug 14 2014.
If Amy has no sexuality to exploit, then Sheldon had to feel in need sexual release. when he happened to come across Raj's mother. i totally agree with Sheldon
TinaW249 United States, 00:06 Feb 4 2014.
I am a HUGE fan of BIG BANG THEORY! Sheldon is my main reason for watching aside from the hilarious antics of ALL the characters!! I agree w/ another poster that this show is 2nd ONLY to Seinfeld...and nothing else comes even close!! My only problem is I can't get enough!! Thank u so much not only for a truly funny show that makes my side ache from laughing my hind end off, but also for finding a cast that is magical when on stage together! Kudos!!
Morris Australia, 02:57 Aug 16 2013.
Professor Proton should get tenure. That way it pleases everybody and a good excuse to get Mr Bob back.
Annie Greece, 14:51 Jun 10 2013.
love the big bang theory!
colhen United States, 16:14 May 13 2013.
go away ken. penny is awesome with leonard good grief... its a show...and it's hysterical ...
Baxter Trueheart 2060 United States, 18:34 Apr 21 2013.
NWT Wolowitz missions: Soyuz TMA-04M/ISS-33/ISS-34 (2011-12) STX-2 (2017) Soyuz-Luna 4 (2022)
Jack Canada, 21:18 Apr 19 2013.
I love all of them, the best show after Seinfield
MemphisFan United States, 18:26 Apr 19 2013.
Penny showing her stuff makes the show fun to watch. More Penny please.
Phil United States, 22:50 Apr 18 2013.
Wonderful show. Hope the people incapable of understanding don't cause it to suffer the same fate as Heroes. That too was a good show but fans caused it's demise.

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