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The Sibling Realignment 

Sheldon and Leonard make a road trip to wrangle a reluctant wedding guest.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Jerry O'Connell ... George Cooper, Jr.
Ellie Reed ... Jenna
Lynn Andrews ... Margaret


Sheldon learns that his mother will not be attending his and Amy's wedding unless Sheldon invites his older brother, Georgie (who now prefers to be called George), which Sheldon had no intention of doing for all the years that George bullied him when they were growing up. In trying to contact George, Sheldon learns that George equally has no intention of attending. With his mother's attendance on the line, Sheldon, with Leonard tagging along for moral support, has no other option but to go to Dallas, where George lives and works as a tires salesman, to speak to him face-to-face about the issue. As a bystander in the matter, Leonard sees that the facts as told by Sheldon and George may be similar, but the perspective may be a little different. In seeing that difference in perspective, Leonard may find a way for the brothers to bridge the gap. Back in Pasadena, Howard and Bernadette's children have a direct effect on the outward attractiveness of the wedding, the specific issue ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | German

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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While not appearing together in this episode Jerry O'Connell has previously worked with Wil Wheaton in "Stand by Me" (1986) as well as Laurie Metcalf in "Scream 2" See more »


George Cooper Jr.: Leonard, you know how I got the money to open up my first store? I busted my ass for it, 'cause all the extra money that we had had to go to Sheldon so he could go to college and he could go study in Germany. And do you know what he's never said to me?
Leonard Hofstadter: Danke schon?
[seeing George's confusion]
Leonard Hofstadter: It's, uh, "thank you" in German.
George Cooper Jr.: Do you need me to sit on your head?
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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credit]
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7 May 2018 | by ceol-60054See all my reviews

Thank you for this episode which is wonderful in so many ways. It teaches us lessons about dealing with difficult family situations, where honesty is always a true choice. If that sounds too deep, you can just enjoy the brotherly vibe between Sheldon, Georgie and in fact Leonard. Jerry O'Connell is so well cast as Sheldon's brother Georgie! If this doesn't rock your world, you can just enjoy one of Sheldon's juvenile comments and his sweet innocence as he is just adorable once again. If you are not a fan of the Sheldon character, you'll probably still enjoy this episode because you can see of how far his character has grown over the years. I found myself astonished as to how quickly time went by in this episode, wanting it to last longer, as it was just so good.

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