TV episodes The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5  

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There are so many great episodes of The Big Bang Theory in season 5, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Big Bang Theory season 5 from the best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The fifth season of The Big Bang Theory premiered on September 22, 2011 and consisted of 24 episodes. Season 5 of The Big Bang Theory received five Emmy nominations, including again for "Outstanding Comedy Series" and the first for Mayim Bialik as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for her work in the episode "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver."

Which The Big Bang Theory season 5 episode did you like better, "The Rothman Disintegration" or "The Weekend Vortex"? Vote up the best episodes from The Big Bang Theory season 5 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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The Speckerman Recurrence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Speckerman Recurrence Dec 08 2011 Leonard must face his fears after being contacted by his high school tormentor.

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The Hawking Excitation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Hawking Excitation Apr 05 2012 When Wolowitz gets to work with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero.

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The Friendship Contraction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Friendship Contraction Feb 02 2012 Sheldon's selfish demands force Leonard to reconsider their friendship. Meanwhile, Wolowitz tries to pick his astronaut nickname.

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The Stag Convergence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Stag Convergence Apr 26 2012 After the guys throw Howard a bachelor party, Bernadette reconsiders marrying him after learning about his sexual history.

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The Vacation Solution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Vacation Solution Feb 09 2012 When Sheldon is forced to take his vacation, he goes to work with Amy in her neurobiology lab.

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The Shiny Trinket Maneuver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Shiny Trinket Maneuver Jan 12 2012 Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy when he isn't impressed by her recent accomplishment, and Howard must come to grips with Bernadette's dislike of children.

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The Rhinitis Revelation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Rhinitis Revelation Oct 20 2011 "The Rhinitis Revelation" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of the US sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the 93rd episode of the show overall. It first aired on CBS on October 20,

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The Countdown Reflection is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Countdown Reflection May 10 2012 Wolowitz makes his final preparations to launch into space

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The Flaming Spittoon Acquisiti... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition Nov 17 2011 Sheldon considers taking his relationship with Amy to the next level when Stuart from the comic book store asks her out on a date.

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The Isolation Permutation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Isolation Permutation Nov 03 2011 Amy becomes heartbroken when she discovers that Penny and Bernadette went wedding dress shopping without her.

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The Werewolf Transformation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Werewolf Transformation Feb 23 2012 Sheldon becomes agitated when his regular barber is out sick. Astronaut training causes Howard to reconsider wanting to go into space. Penny beats Leonard in chess, the first time she plays.

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The Infestation Hypothesis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Infestation Hypothesis Sep 22 2011 A fight between Sheldon and Penny leaves Amy caught in the middle, while Leonard tries to spice up his long-distance relationship with Priya.

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The Beta Test Initiation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Beta Test Initiation Jan 26 2012 "The Beta Test Initiation" is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The episode premiered on January 26, 2012 in the United States on CBS. In ...more

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The Skank Reflex Analysis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Skank Reflex Analysis Sep 22 2011 Penny is worried with how damaged her friendship with the guys will be in the aftermath of her sleeping with Raj while Sheldon becomes the leader of the paintball team.

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The Recombination Hypothesis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Recombination Hypothesis Jan 19 2012 "The Recombination Hypothesis" is the 100th episode of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the 13th episode of the series' fifth season. It premiered on CBS in the United ...more

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The Rothman Disintegration is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Rothman Disintegration Feb 16 2012 Penny is horrified when Amy gives her a gift: a huge, quite horrible painting of the two of them. With no good way to avoid displaying it, she only hangs it up when Amy is over. When Amy catches ...more

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The Weekend Vortex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Weekend Vortex Mar 08 2012 Sheldon must choose between joining Amy at her aunt's birthday party or playing videogames all weekend with the guys.

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The Good Guy Fluctuation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Good Guy Fluctuation Oct 27 2011 A cute comic book artist puts Leonard and Priya’s relationship to the test, while Sheldon tries to scare the guys for Halloween.

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The Wiggly Finger Catalyst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Wiggly Finger Catalyst Oct 06 2011 Penny plays Matchmaker for Raj, which results in him finding a girl he is comfortable talking to.

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The Ornithophobia Diffusion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Ornithophobia Diffusion Nov 10 2011 Leonard and Penny try hanging out as friends on a 'non-date', but end up purposely ruining each others chances with perspective dates. Meanwhile, Sheldon enlists the help of Bernadette and Amy ...more

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The Pulled Groin Extrapolation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Pulled Groin Extrapolation Sep 29 2011 Leonard and Amy get to know each other better, while Howard and Bernadette spend the weekend with Mrs. Wolowitz.

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The Russian Rocket Reaction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Russian Rocket Reaction Oct 13 2011 Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a party at Wil Wheaton's house, and Howard gets an out-of-this-world opportunity.

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The Launch Acceleration is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Launch Acceleration May 03 2012 When NASA moves up Howard's mission, he must face his fears and Bernadette's dad, thus putting the wedding plans in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Leonard says something surprising to Penny in the

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The Transporter Malfunction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Big Bang Theory Season 5
The Transporter Malfunction Mar 29 2012 Penny buys Leonard and Sheldon “Star Trek” collectibles as a thank-you, leading Sheldon to be haunted by Mr. Spock. Meanwhile, Raj decides he has met the “Future Mrs. Koothrappali” after his ...more