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Which Episodes Where Penny Or Howard Or Raj Not In?

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Looking at The Big Bang Theory entry on imdb.com it states that Lenard and Sheldon have been in all the episodes. Penny, Howard and Raj have supposedly missed one episode each. Does anyone know what episodes those might have been?

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I'm not sure about Raj or Howard but I do know the episode Penny wasn't in was The Desperation Emanation. http://the-big-bang-theory.com/episodeguide/episode/405/The-Desperation-Emanation/

 

Kaley Cuoco had broken her leg the weekend before the taping of the episode, so Penny was written out. Zach, Penny's date from the third season finale, was originally supposed to appear in that episode but was written out with Penny.

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The one episode difference is due to the original pilot. Johnny and Jim where the only two cast members who where in the first pilot and returned for the second. Tripper, while Kaley missed two episodes( I'll check the other one when I get home around noon) she was still credited for those episodes. Melissa and Mayim are only credited with episodes in which they appear, even with their promotion to main cast.

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The one episode difference is due to the original pilot. Johnny and Jim where the only two cast members who where in the first pilot and returned for the second. Tripper, while Kaley missed two episodes( I'll check the other one when I get home around noon) she was still credited for those episodes. Melissa and Mayim are only credited with episodes in which they appear, even with their promotion to main cast.

Ah, that explains it. I forgot IMDB counts credits, so Kaley's absence wouldn't affect their count. I think the other episode she missed is The Irish Pub Formulation then. http://the-big-bang-theory.com/episodeguide/episode/406/The-Irish-Pub-Formulation/

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Ah, that explains it. I forgot IMDB counts credits, so Kaley's absence wouldn't affect their count. I think the other episode she missed is The Irish Pub Formulation then. http://the-big-bang-theory.com/episodeguide/episode/406/The-Irish-Pub-Formulation/

Yeah, Irish Pub is the other one. And IMDB just uses the show credits, which are based on what the contracts specify. Contracts can specify credits based on SAG rules. Which makes it appear, that while Mayim and Melissa are main cast, their contracts are on a different level than the original five. This because they only get credit for shows in which they appear. Which can affect syndication payments, although in their case it wouldn't be by much, as they don't miss many episodes.(the credit thing for Mayim and Melissa is still going on, even with their addition to the last frame of the opening credits this year. See The 43 Peculiarity.

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Got it. That explains it. So if we discount the original pilot in which only Galecki and Parsons were in than as far as screen time, Penny has missed two episodes and Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj have appeared in all of them.

Is my understanding correct?

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she wasnt in the apology one either

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she wasnt in the apology one either

Actually, she is. It's a short scene when Sheldon goes to The Cheesecake Factory bar and orders a Rosewater Ricky. Penny pours a shot of something and Sheldon keeps trying to drink it, but keeps spitting it back into the shot glass. It was Kaley's first show back, after the accident, and they had her behind the bar to hide the cast.

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omg wtf! how could i forget :icon_eek: losing my edge

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omg wtf! how could i forget :icon_eek: losing my edge

I don't think it's a problem. I'm sure if you go back and look at the scene you'll find that it's less than two minutes long .

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