Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 2007
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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The Big Bang Theory » Season 7
The Big Bang Theory - 07x14 The Convention Conundrum

7x14 The Convention Conundrum

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4.59/5 (44 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 30, 2014 on CBS
Summary: After the guys can't get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon tries to hold his own convention and winds up spending a wild night with James Earl Jones. The girls see if they can act like "grown-ups."

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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

James Earl Jones played by James Earl Jones
Carrie Fisher played by Carrie Fisher
Mini Bernadette played by Adora Soleil Bricher

Episode Quotes

Penny: [the guys have been unable to buy Comic-Con tickets] Guys, this is really sad. And in a different way than it was twenty minutes ago.
Sheldon Cooper: [on top of the Santa Monica Ferris wheel] Hey, Los Angeles! I'm on a Ferris wheel with Darth Vader! And he's nicer than you'd think!
James Earl Jones: I am!
James Earl Jones: [looks up from his menu to see Sheldon standing there] Let me guess: you like Star Wars.
Sheldon Cooper: [nods]
James Earl Jones: You know I've been in other movies.
Sheldon Cooper: [nods again]
James Earl Jones: But you don't care about those, do you?
Sheldon Cooper: [shakes his head]
James Earl Jones: [motions Sheldon closer] I have one thing to say to people like you: I like Star Wars too! Care to join me?
Sheldon Cooper: Thank you! My friend Leonard said if I bothered you while you were eating, you'd think I was a creepy stalker.
James Earl Jones: Well, your friend Leonard sounds like a real weenie!
Sheldon Cooper: He is, Mr. Earl Jones, he is!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (continuity error): When Sheldon and James Earl Jones share a sundae, a portion of whipped cream disappears and the cherry moves without either of them eating anything.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On his list of possible guests, Sheldon spelled Ian McKellen as "Ian McKellan". Since he has an eidetic memory, that would suggest he's never seen McKellen's name written down before (like in the credits for X-Men or Lord of the Rings)
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): James Earl Jones' name does not appear on Sheldon's list. However the names of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carie Fisher are listed. It is unlikely that Sheldon would leave off James only to consider meeting him in person later.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Sheldon sings the final notes of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," his mouth is not quite in sync with the words. Also, he moves his mouth away from the microphone just before the fade-out, but his voice can still be heard at the same volume.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On Sheldon's list for possible guests to his comic-con, he has Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, and Bill Nye. Sheldon has restraining orders from all three and since he is not one to break the law he never would consider asking any of them. He does, however, ask Leonard to contact them as he is not allowed to.

Trivia

  • Sheldon and Leonard own the limited edition R2-D2 Xbox console. It can be seen in the part where Leonard convinces Raj and Howard to go through with purchasing scalper's tickets.
  • First episode that Kaley Cuoco is credited as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting following her marriage to tennis player Ryan Sweeting.
  • The names of the possible guests for Sheldon-Con, as seen on his white-board, are as follows: Zachary Quinto, Patrick Stewart, (William) Shatner, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Matt Smith, Billy Dee Williams, Simon Pegg, (Jon) Favreau, Ian McKellen, Stan Lee, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Wil Wheaton, Ahmed Best, Robert Downey Jr., Leonard Nimoy, Bill Nye, Carrie Fisher, Adam West, Anybody who played Uncle Ben, Anybody who shot Uncle Ben.
  • The sushi restaurant Sheldon meets James Earl Jones at is called "Kaiju Sushi". Kaiju means "strange creature" in Japanese. Kaiju is also the name of the monsters in the movie Pacific Rim.
  • Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones, who played Princess Leia and Darth Vader in Star Wars respectively, had never met in real life before this episode, even though they play major characters in the original Star Wars movies. James Earl Jones would always be in a sound booth providing the voice of Darth Vader, and Carrie Fisher would be on set with David Prowse, who provided the physical acting of Darth Vader. This is paralleled in their scene together in this episode where we see Carrie Fisher on-screen , but only hear the voice of James Earl Jones, who is off-screen.
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