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Sep. 24, 2007
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30 min.
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

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

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!
Raj Koothrappali: Hey, since Sheldon's not going to Comic-Con, maybe we could find a cool trio to dress up as.
Leonard Hofstadter: Mmm... what if we go as the Fantastic Four and just tell people that the Invisible Girl is standing there with us?
Howard Wolowitz: Aww, and I thought our days of pretending to be with women who don't exist were over.
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.


  • 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 (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 (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.
  • 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.


  • Title Reference: The guys can't get tickets to Comic-Con so Sheldon decides to start his own convention.
  • 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.
  • James Earl Jones came up with the idea of the scene where he rings Carrie Fisher's doorbell and runs away.
  • 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.
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