710 - The Discovery Dissipation
Aired December 5, 2013

The Discovery Dissipation

When Sheldon's accidental science discovery is disproved by Leonard, he and Amy help Sheldon get over his shame. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette get some unwanted relationship advice from Raj, who's staying at their apartment for a week.

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Guest Stars: Wil Wheaton as Himself, John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke, Ira Flatow as Himself

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 15.63 million Households Rating: 10.1/16 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.8/14

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  • The title refers to Sheldon's accidental discovery being disproved.

Quotes (30)

Bernadette: Aww, Raj did the dishes.
Howard: How do you know I didn't do them?
Bernadette: Because once when all the knives were dirty, you cut a bagel with your keys.

Sheldon: Right now I'm having a rough time because there's three people in my room and it's starting to feel like a discotheque.

Wil Wheaton: Sheldon, I was actually talking about when I was a kid on Star Trek.
Sheldon: How could you not like getting attention for playing Wesley Crusher? You were wonderful. A know-it all boy genius with an eidetic memory. Who couldn't relate to that?

Penny: (To Raj's dog) Bark once if you need me to call PETA.

Penny: You know if we did a shot every time they said something embarassing, this would be one hell of a drinking game.
Amy: Little early for alcohol, isn't it?
Sheldon: (On the radio) You know, I don't just say smart things about science, I also yodel. *Yodelling*
Amy: I'll get the vodka.

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7.10 'The Discovery Dissipation' Ratings December 6 2013

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7.10 'The Discovery Dissipation' Pictures November 27 2013

Pictures from next week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, 7.10 "The Discovery Dissipation", have been added to our gallery. Wil Wheaton returns and John Ross Bowie reprises his role as Barry Kripke. NPR's Ira Flatow guest stars in the episode.  Full story

7.10 'The Discovery Dissipation' Press Release November 21 2013

CBS has issued the press release for the December 5 episode of The Big Bang Theory. Wil Wheaton returns and John Ross Bowie reprises his role as Barry Kripke. NPR's Ira Flatow appears as himself in this episode.  Full story

Comments (19)

FF United Kingdom, 16:04 Feb 6 2014.
Anyone know when it is going to be aired in UK?
Anon again United Kingdom, 04:14 Feb 2 2014.
Not aired in the UK
Anon Anon United Kingdom, 10:20 Feb 1 2014.
This episode never aired in Gb
Kamran & Janna Azerbaijan, 03:01 Dec 8 2013.
100% slated to be the best sitcom of this season, this is a creative and funny show. My family of four just love this show! If you can appreciate great writing and great acting than this show is for you. My favorite episode is "The Staircase Implementation". That was hilarious. The actors are truly artists. Bravo CBS! I'm hooked and will keep watching! And if anyone reading hasn't seen the show yet, check it out!
@administrator United States, 18:50 Dec 6 2013.
The rating is wrong for this episode. It should be 15.63m.
Leila China, 07:46 Dec 6 2013.
I love TBBT. :-D
Fred Decter United States, 18:31 Dec 5 2013.
Without a doubt, the funniest show on TV in years! Every character is hilarious. How about an episode where all the mothers come for a surprise visit? Just think of the possibilities.
Estelle New Zealand, 16:04 Dec 5 2013.
I watch this show everynight, even though ive seen every episode, its just too funny! Thank you big bang theory cast and writers :D
manoj India, 16:05 Dec 3 2013.
this mid season break made me so restless this week.jus can't wait for the episode.
alaina loe United States, 23:12 Dec 2 2013.
when is sheldon finally going to kiss or hump?

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