Luminous Fish Effect
|The Luminous Fish Effect|
The Luminous Fish Effect
|Writers||Chuck Lorre (story), Bill Prady (story), David Litt (teleplay), Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)|
|Starring||Laurie Metcalf as Sheldon's mother, Mark Harelik as Dr. Eric Gablehauser,Sierra Edwards as Summer|
|Air Date||15 October 2007|
When Sheldon gets fired, he explores life beyond physics, but his initial thrill of shopping with Penny devolves over time to him weaving ponchos as a shut-in, forcing Leonard to call on Sheldon's mother.
I. Living room
- Sheldon explains why he he doesn't consider the new head of the department a distinguished scientist.
III. Room in Physics department
- Sheldon has been fired.
Titles and opening theme
V. Living room
VI. Penny's car
VIII. Hallway in front of apartment
IX. Living room
X. Stairway, three weeks later
XI. Living room
- Sheldon has gotten himself a loom and is annoyed that Leonard called his mother. He locks himself in his room.
- Sheldon's mother cooks for everyone and tells Leonard, Rajesh, Howard and Penny about Sheldon's childhood.
- Sheldon timidly comes into the living room but runs back into his room when Leonard confronts him, despite Mary's advice to treat him like a baby deer.
XII. Sheldon's bedroom
XIII. Living room
XV. Hallway in front of Dr. Eric Gablehauser's office
XVI. Sheldon's bedroom
Sheldon is out of his job for more than 3 weeks.
To connect this episode with the other episodes we will therefore assume that he gets fired on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. He spends his first day off with Penny on Thursday, September 13, is out of his job for 3 weeks until his mother arrives, which would be October, 3. She is around for a couple of days until she loses patience and forces Sheldon to apologise and get his job back between October 5 and 8, 2007.
During Sheldon's adverse reaction to joblessness, he decides to make use of the effect of luminous fish to create a night-light.