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The Comic-Con Conundrum 

The guys' annual trip to Comic Con is in doubt when Raj can't afford to go.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »


Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Pamela Adlon ... Halley Wolowitz (voice)




Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are looking over Raj's finances now that he has made the decision not to live off of his father. Despite Raj holding a good and steady job, his finances are not good. Raj and Sheldon enter into an agreement that Sheldon will be Raj's financial manager, Raj, who needs the discipline, not being able to spend on anything without Sheldon's okay. It isn't until they enter into the agreement that Sheldon reminds Raj that Comic-Con tickets go on sale at the end of the week, Sheldon who will not allow Raj to go, which will be the first Comic-Con Raj will not be going to with the rest of his friends. Sheldon relents and lets Raj go, only if he can raise the money, which is not that easy a task for someone who has never done anything specifically for money. Meanwhile, Penny is going to Comic-Con this year in an effort for her and Leonard to do things together that Leonard likes. In reality, Leonard doesn't want Penny to go, he doing anything he can on the sly to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: [using a mechanical calculator] Uh-huh. Interesting. OK.
Raj Koothrappali: How bad is it?
Sheldon Cooper: Let me put it this way: do you own a barrel and suspenders?
Raj Koothrappali: Are you serious?
Sheldon Cooper: I'm not wearing this visor to play women's golf.
Penny Hofstadter: [Penny enters] Hi. Oh, let me guess. You guys are drafting your fantasy accounting firms.
Leonard Hofstadter: We're helping Raj figure out his finances.
Penny Hofstadter: Oh, he has a job; how bad can it be?
Sheldon Cooper: Well, his rent and car lease are exceedingly high. You couple that with his penchant for dining out and shopping...
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If the free press is the enemy of the people, and I'm part of the people, it would follow that Rachel Maddow is out to get me. Now I don't mean to diminish her intellect, which is considerable, but as enemies go, with that Ricky Nelson pompadour and big, goofy grin, she doesn't exactly strike terror in my heart. On the other hand, Little Stevie Van Breitbart, who I assume is a friend of the people and looks like he just woke up from a three-day bender, scares the $#!+ out of me. See more »


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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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The Comic Con Conundrum
25 February 2017 | by bobcobb301See all my reviews

There was nothing Earth-shattering about this premise, but it was the show in its element: its absolute nerdy self. That's the reason it developed such a large fanbase. A lot of jokes didn't work, but there were still some good laughs. The point is that Bang works when it is simple, and this was a simple, but effective episode.

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