Sep. 24, 2007
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30 min.
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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

Leonard Hofstadter: [trying to buy tickets to Comic-Con] I did it! I did it! I'm in the queue!

Sheldon Cooper: And they say firefighters are the real heroes.
Raj Koothrappali: Uh... what number in line are you?
Leonard Hofstadter: Fifty...
Howard Wolowitz: Great!
Leonard Hofstadter: ...thousand two hundred and eleven.
Howard Wolowitz: Damn!
Sheldon Cooper: [sneaking up to a house] I don't understand what we're doing.
James Earl Jones: Shhhh!
Sheldon Cooper: Whose house is this?
James Earl Jones: Carrie Fisher. And she's a little crazy, so get ready to run. [he rings the doorbell, and they run for it]
Carrie Fisher: [storms out with a baseball bat] It's not funny anymore, James!
James Earl Jones: Then why am I laughing?
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!


  • 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): 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.
  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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