The Bottom Line
- Hilarious dialogue.
- Dynamic characters.
- Introduces the character of Mary Cooper, Sheldon's mother.
- Plotline doesn't really go anywhere, but this is a sitcom, so not a big surprise.
- 21 minutes
- Available on Disk 1 of The Big Bang Theory's Season One DVD collection.
- Starring Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard), and Kunal Nayyar (Raj)
- Created by Chuck Lorre & Bill Prady
Guide Review - Big Bang Theory - Episode 1.4 - "The Luminous Fish Effect"
Physics in This Episode
- Time Travel - Sheldon discusses the paradox that if he ever created a time machine, he'd just go back in time and give it to himself. (This really takes the pressure off.)
- Bioluminosity - After being fired, Sheldon becomes temporarily obsessed with the idea of injecting luminous jellyfish DNA into goldfish, so that he will have fish night lights.
Penny: When one door closes another one opens
Sheldon: No it doesn't. Not unless the two doors are connected by relays or there are motion sensors involved.
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