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The Big Bang Theory has been heavily censored in UK airings of the show, due to different TV guidelines. In the UK, The Big Bang Theory airs on the channel E4 and, secondarily Channel 4. Lots of lines or even entire scenes are removed in order to meet UK TV guidelines. This happens because The Big Bang Theory typically airs on E4 before the "watershed" (a phenomenon on British TV channels where content showing before 9:00 pm has to be kept clean of adult content).

Episodes always air totally uncensored on the first airing of the episode (despite being before the watershed), the censorship being added in reruns. Occasionally, new censors are added after many airings, sometimes even years after the episode first aired on E4.

There are several ways to legally view the episodes uncensored in the UK. This censorship does not apply to the DVD releases of the show in the UK - all episodes in the first eight seasons are uncensored on DVD with a '12' or '15' rating. The first 11 seasons are also available for free streaming on Netflix UK and are uncensored. And occasionally, E4 shows The Big Bang Theory after the watershed uncensored.

Feel free to add to this page if you notice any censorship on E4 airings not listed here.

NOTE: Some scenes may have also been cut for time reasons. These are NOT included here. This page is exclusively about scenes and lines that were cut to make the program cleaner.

General Cuts

The following themes are likely to be cut in UK airings of The Big Bang Theory.

  • Lines or scenes that may be too inappropriate or sexual. Brief mentions of sex are usually not cut, but detailed descriptions relating to sex often are. Some other themes surrounding sex are also frequently cut:
    • References to genitalia or pornography are usually cut. This includes any reference to masturbation or orgasms.
    • Most references to prostitution (including words like "slut", "whore" or "hooker") are cut.
  • Profanity - words like "Bitch", "Bastard", "Piss" and even "Screw" are almost always removed. Milder words like "Hell", "Damn", "Ass" and "Crap" are usually not cut.
  • References to illegal drugs (heroin, cannabis, cocaine etc.) are almost always removed.
  • Things may even get removed for being too graphic or frightening; however, this has only been found to happen once in this entire show ("The Cooper Extraction").

Season 1

"Pilot"

  • Sheldon's line, "Well, today we tried masturbating for money." is cut.
  • Sheldon's line, "You think with your penis." is cut.

"The Big Bran Hypothesis"

  • Sheldon's line "Ah, gravity, thou art a heartless bitch" is cut.
  • Penny's reaction when she finds the cleaned apartment is cut down. Her line, "Son of a bitch!" is shortened to simply "Son of a-", and her line, "You sick, geeky bastards!" is changed to "You sick, geeky-". The cuts are sudden and obvious.

"The Fuzzy Boots Corollary"

  • Leonard's line, "The bastard teleported!" is cut.
  • The lines about rebound sex are possibly cut (need to confirm).

"The Luminous Fish Effect"

  • Howard's, "Hey, what's up, science bitches?" is cut.
  • Mrs. Cooper's line, "It pissed the dog off to no end" is cut.

"The Hamburger Postulate"

  • Lesley Winkle's "...unless you're a heroin addict..." was removed, though the following line regarding opiates is left in, making the line confusing.

"The Middle Earth Paradigm"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Dumpling Paradox"

  • Everything from Penny's line, "...and washing the sluttiest collection of underwear you have ever seen in my bathroom sink" to "He really needs to dial it down" is cut.
  • Sheldon's line, "Who needs Halo when we can be regaled with the delightfully folksy tale of the whore of Omaha?" cuts off after "Who needs Halo...", then Leonard's line, "Oh, I don't think she's a whore", and Penny's, "No, yeah, she's definitely a whore." are both cut.
  • All the lines where Sheldon and Leonard are discussing whether sex or Halo 3 is better outside of the Wolowitz house are removed.
  • Mrs. Wolowitz's line, "Go back to Babylon, you whore" is changed to "Go back to Babylon", and Raj's line, "I thought she was the whore of Omaha?" along with Sheldon's "Shhh!" are removed.
  • Howard's "Son of a bitch" is removed.

"The Bat Jar Conjecture"

  • Raj's line, "How come on Star Trek everybody’s private parts are the same. No alien lady ever told Captain Kirk, hey, get your thing out of my nose." is cut entirely.
  • Sheldon's "It's on, bitch!" is changed to, "It's on!"
  • Leslie Winkle's line, "There’s no reason to feel uncomfortable just because we’ve seen each other’s faces and naked bodies contorted in the sweet agony of coitus", cuts off after "naked bodies".

"The Porkchop Indeterminacy"

  • Howard's line, "Your poor, deluded bastard", cuts off, leaving, "You poor, deluded-"
  • This episode is titled "The Shiksa Indeterminacy" in the UK for some reason.

"The Tangerine Factor"

  • Penny's line, "That stupid self-centered bastard wrote about our sex life on his blog." cuts out the word bastard, leaving "That stupid self-centered- wrote about our sex life on his blog", and her line, "Drop dead, you stupid self-centered bastard!" was changed to "Drop dead you stupid self-centered-".

Season 2

"The Lizard-Spock Expansion"

  • Penny's, "Screw him, you're fine", was changed to "You're fine".
  • Howard's "Son of a bitch", the last line of the episode, is cut.

"The Maternal Capacitance"

  • Amazingly, both mentions of the word "penis" were not removed in this episode.

"The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition"

  • Sheldon's line, "So? Do cocaine smugglers write cocaine on the box?" is cut. 
  • All references to hookers are removed. Strangely enough the title isn't changed.
  • Alicia's line, "Well, what are you going to do about it, bitch?" is changed to "Well, what are you going to do about it?"
  • At the end, Penny's line, "Well, dead whore on TV, live one in real life." is cut.

"The Hofstadter Isotope"

  • Howard's line, "I’m a horny engineer, Leonard. I never joke about math or sex." is shortened to, "I never joke about math or sex".
  • Raj's "Let's bounce, bitches!" is removed.
  • Howard's line, "The lucky bastard" is removed.

"The Vegas Renormalization"

Due to the prevalence of the theme of prostitution, this episode was not allowed to air on daytime E4. However, it still airs occasionally after watershed hours. This is the only episode of The Big Bang Theory that has been refused to air on E4.

"The Classified Materials Turbulence"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Monopolar Expedition"

  • Leonard's "Son of a bitch!" after he removes his glove in the freezer is cut.

Season 3

"The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation"

  • Penny's phrase, "Big ol' slutbag" is cut.

"The Jiminy Conjecture"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Gothowitz Deviation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Pirate Solution"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Cornhusker Vortex"

  • Raj's "Son of a bitch" is cut.

"The Guitarist Amplification"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Adhesive Duck Deficiency"

  • Howard saying "Ooh, real sex!" is cut in recent airings, along with "I'm switching back to real sex".
  • Howard's line, "I lost my virginity to my cousin Jeanie." is cut.
  • Howard's "You're a real douche" is cut.

"The Vengeance Formulation"

  • All lines between, but not including, "Thanks Howard" and "So shall we get started?" are cut.

"The Maternal Congruence"

  • Beverly's line, "I am a trained psychiatrist and you are exhibiting the same secretive behavioral tics that accompanied your learning to masturbate" cuts off after, "I am a trained psychiatrist".
  • Beverly's line, "...being betrayed by a loathsome son of a bitch" cuts off after "being betrayed". However it was very poorly done, and was obvious, cutting out part of "betrayed".
  • Beverly's line, "Oh, that’s nothing. I’ve been responsible for my own orgasms since 1982" is cut.
  • Penny saying, "What's so funny?" and Beverly's response, "That’s exactly what I say during orgasms. Yikes." is cut.
  • Penny's line, "Oh, Beverly, I can’t talk to my boyfriend’s mother about his penis" and Beverly's response, "Oh, fair enough. What can you tell me, if anything, about that busboy’s penis?" are both cut.
  • Beverly's line, "...don’t make her responsible for her own orgasms as well" is cut.

"The Psychic Vortex"

  • Leonard's line, "We’re planning to have sex right on the salad bar" may have been cut.

"The Bozeman Reaction"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Einstein Approximation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Wheaton Recurrence"

  • Several lines from the conversation in the comic book store about rabbits were cut.

"The Spaghetti Catalyst"

  • Every line between Penny's "So, how you been?" and Sheldon's "Bazinga", both included, are cut. This is likely due to Penny's line "You’re just coitusing with me, aren’t you?" However, as the term "coitus" is used rather extensively in the series uncensored, including in the same scene moments earlier, the reason for the cut is ultimately unknown.
  • Amazingly, the references to pornography in this episode are left in.

"The Plimpton Stimulation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Staircase Implementation"

"The Lunar Excitation"

  • Penny's "You rat bastard" is cut.

Season 4

"The Robotic Manipulation"

Due to the prevalent themes of masturbation in this episode (a topic that sets off the E4 censors), this episode received more censorship than most.

  • Penny's line, "...mostly family farms, a few meth labs" is changed to "...mostly family farms".
  • After Raj's line, "You slipped and fell into a robot hand?" it cuts straight to "Yes. Now, help me!" cutting out Raj's, "Penis first?"
  • Raj's line, "Really? A robot hand’s got a death grip on your junk, dude. That’s funny, ask anyone" is cut.
  • In recent airings, Howard's line, "No saws! One circumcision was enough" is changed to simply "No saws!"
  • Amy asking if Penny thinks she's a slut, and Penny's reaction, is cut.
  • Amy's line, "Does volunteering for a scientific experiment in which orgasm was achieved by electronically stimulating the pleasure centers of the brain count?" is changed to simply, "Does volunteering for a scientific experiment count?"
  • In the hospital, the nurse saying the following over the intercom is cut: "I need an orderly with a wheelchair. I got a robot hand grasping a man’s penis out here."
    • Howard's response, "You think you could be a little more discreet?" and the Nurse's response, "I’m sorry, we don’t have a code for robot hand grasping a man’s penis" are also cut.

"The Hot Troll Deviation"

  • Katee Sackhoff saying "It’s frackin’ frustrating" may have been cut.
  • Howard's "Son of a bitch" is cut.
  • Raj's line, "Well, seeing as its purpose was to piss you off, I’d say it’s spot-on" is changed to just "I'd say it's spon-on".

"The Desperation Emanation"

  • When Sheldon quotes their mail carrier, his exact words of "Got your back, Jack; bitches be crazy!" was changed to simply "Got your back, Jack!"
  • Sheldon's line, "Oh, yes, it’s time for me to make love to your daughter’s vagina." was cut.
  • Sheldon's line, "Agreed. Amy, I find myself wondering if we should actually engage in coitus at least one time in our relationship. Bazinga." is entirely cut out.

"The 21-Second Excitation"

  • The bouncer's line, "Cause I’m the petty functionary with the clipboard, bitch" had the word "bitch" cut off it.

"The Boyfriend Complexity"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Justice League Recombination"

  • Raj saying, "And nobody drew a penis on his (Zack's) forehead", Leonard's response, "That happened to you?" and Raj's line, "First day of cricket camp. They drew it so the testicles were my eyes" are all cut.
  • After Leonard's line, "I guarantee you’ll be the prettiest girl there", it cuts all the lines until the scene change to the party.

"The Bus Pants Utilization"

"The Love Car Displacement"

  • Penny's line, "You know, for a smart guy, you really seem to have a hard time grasping the concept, don’t piss off the people who handle the things you eat" is cut.
  • Amy's line, "Not for sex, for convenience" is changed to simply "For convenience".
  • Leonard's line, "We can do all kinds of stuff from the waist up, you know?" and Penny's response, "Go to sleep!" are both cut.
  • Amy's line, "Are we talking about women wanting penises? Because I’d like to weigh in" is cut.
  • Raj's line, "Certainly. I’d like to raise two points. Number one, I think they are talking about penises. And number two, these mimosas are kicking my little brown ass" is cut down to simply, "These mimosas are kicking my little brown ass".

"The Benefactor Factor"

  • When Sheldon is listing what's in his bag, "condoms" is cut.
  • Sheldon saying, "Given how much time you spend engaging in pointless self-abuse, you might consider, just this once, using your genitalia to actually accomplish something!" is cut, along with Penny's response, "He still won’t shag the old lady, huh?", and Sheldon's "No, but thank you for asking".
  • Penny's line, "Good morning, slut", is changed to simply "Good morning".

"The Cohabitation Formulation"

  • Amy's line, "Now let’s talk about Priya, that man-stealing bitch" is changed to simply "Now let's talk about Priya".

"The Toast Derivation"

  • Bernadette's line, "Pick out the hottest guy in the room, take him home, do unspeakable things to him, then kick him to the curb with a smile on his face and teeth marks on his heinie?" has "do unspeakable things to him" cut.
  • Penny saying "Oh, screw it" is cut.
  • Howard's line, "That crazy bastard’s looking at quirky in the rearview mirror" is changed to "That crazy-'s looking at quirky in the rearview mirror".

"The Prestidigitation Approximation"

  • Penny saying, "There are a lot of bitches out there" is cut, along with Leonard's response, "Yeah, bitches are the worst".

"The Zarnecki Incursion"

  • Bernadette's line, "I feel like I’m supposed to say "that bitch", but I don’t have enough information." is changed to "I don't have enough information".
  • Bernadette saying, "Oh. That bitch!" is also cut.

"The Herb Garden Germination"

  • Penny's line, "Oh that gossipy bitch!" is changed to just "Oh!". This makes the next line, "No offense, Raj" confusing.
  • Raj's line, "I can’t believe old Smelly Pooper finally got laid" may have been cut.
  • Leonard's "Lucky bastard" is cut as well.

"The Agreement Dissection"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Wildebeest Implementation"

  • Amy's line, "That bitch is crafty" is removed.
  • Amy's line, "It was nice until his wife called me a puta and made me stop" may have been cut.
  • Penny exclaiming, "That bitch!" is cut.

"The Engagement Reaction"

  • Howard's "Son of a bitch!" after he tries to break the door down is cut.
  • Penny's line, "That’s why the foreplay goes on and on" and Priya's response, "It does, doesn't it?" MAY have been cut (but Leonard's line, "I'm the king of foreplay" isn't cut, so needs confirm).

"The Roommate Transmogrification"

  • Bernadette saying, "...but I volunteered for the premature ejaculation project" is cut.
  • Raj's line, "It’s better to have loved and lost than to stay home every night and download increasingly shameful pornography", cuts out the "...and download increasingly shameful pornography" part.
    • The part of Penny's next line, "...and you hadn’t brought up that creepy pornography story" is cut.

Season 5

"The Skank Reflex Analysis"

This is one of the most heavily censored episodes of the show.

  • Penny's line, "I feel like two totally different people, Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Whore" cuts out the "Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Whore" part.
  • All the part of Amy explaining Catherine the Great is cut up until Penny saying "What does this have to do with me?"
  • Amy's line, "She engaged in interspecies hanky-panky, and people still call her great. I’m sure your reputation can survive you shagging a little Indian boy" is cut completely.
  • Raj's line, "...um, we didn’t have sex in the conventional sense" is cut, and Penny's response, "Oh, God. Did you pull some weird Indian crap on me?" is cut as well.
    • To make the conversation flow better, the "No, no" from Raj's next line is also cut.
  • Raj's line, "I had trouble putting it on, and you tried to help and, that was all she wrote" cut out the "...and you tried to help" part.
  • Penny's line, "So we didn't actually..." and Raj's response, "I did, and it was beautiful" is also cut.
  • Several more lines in Penny and Raj's conversation are also cut (must confirm).
  • Sheldon's line, "All we have to do is move quickly over this ridge, the rock-worshipping pasty-faced bastards won’t know what hit them" is shortened to simply, "All we have to do is move quickly over this ridge".
  • Howard's line, "Maybe he was too busy writing clumsy penis metaphors about my fiancee" had the word "penis" cut out, leaving "...writing clumsy metaphors..."
    • Raj's response, "Screw you. That was a beautifully written penis metaphor" may have been entirely cut or partially cut.
  • Howard's line, "Damn those sons of bitches!" is cut.

"The Infestation Hypothesis"

More than three minutes of this episode are missing, rendering this episode just fifteen minutes long in the UK.

  • The entire scene of Leonard and Priya having cybersex is removed. The episode goes from Penny scaring Sheldon with the cushion straight to Amy playing the harp in her apartment. This is the longest cut ever on the show, at three minutes.
  • All the scene between "Come on, dude. This is my sister you’re talking about" and the part where Sheldon enters is also cut.
  • Leonard's line, "and beg me for more, ’cause, I’m gonna give it to you" is cut.

"The Pulled Groin Extrapolation"

  • Amy's line, "My mom paid my cousin to take me, but he just used the money to buy drugs" is shortened to just "My mom paid my cousin to take me".
  • Amy's line, "In some cultures, we’d stand outside of their bedroom cheering as they achieved orgasm" is cut, along with Leonard's response, "That sounds like a late night, and I have work in the morning, so..."
  • Amy's line, "...you’re sitting next to a beautiful woman wearing whorish makeup" has the word "whorish" cut out of it. The edit is choppy and obvious.
  • Amy's line, "...in this dress, the perfect combination of Madonna and whore." is shortened so the line cuts off after "in this dress".

"The Wiggly Finger Catalyst"

  • Howard's line, "What the hell? The last time we went to the zoo, that son of a bitch made me buy him a churro" is cut to just "What the hell?". The cut is very obvious.
  • Raj saying "Oh, cheesecake, you're just as good as women, even though I can't have sex with you", the "even though I can't have sex with you" part is cut. Howard's response about microwaves is also cut.

"The Russian Rocket Reaction"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Isolation Permutation"

  • Amy saying "Not that the rat bastards ever invited me" is cut.
  • In Amy's list of things she wants to do at the bachelorette party, "take peyote" is cut.

"The Ornithophobia Diffusion"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Recombination Hypothesis"

  • Amy's line, "Too bad. If he were, she could just throw him in bed and ride him right up until he flat-lines" is cut.
  • Raj saying, "You were in the middle of an erection" and Sheldon's response, "Oh, of course. It’s right here in my hand" are cut.

"The Beta Test Initiation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Friendship Contraction"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Vacation Solution"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Rothman Disintegration"

  • During the bathroom scene, President Siebert's line "You realize I’m your boss, and I am holding my penis?" was shortened to "You realize I’m your boss?"
  • Kripke saying "what the frig is that?" is changed to "what's that?"
  • In the Grease scene, after Bernadette says she has to go, her line "My company’s testing a new steroid that supposedly doesn’t shrink testicles, and the last one there has to do the measuring," was removed.
  • When Amy says "Oh, screw her! She’s just lucky we let her hang out with us", "Oh, screw her!" is cut.
  • In the office, Howard's line "The growing realization that you are one wacky bastard? Yep." and Sheldon's reply "No." is removed.
  • When Sheldon lists the things that are annoying him in his new office, his line "...the low-hanging scrotum of the difficult-to-evict Professor Rothman!" is cut.

"The Werewolf Transformation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Weekend Vortex"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Transporter Malfunction"

  • Penny's line, "My mom gave me the same lecture about my virginity. Gotta tell you, it was a lot more fun taking it out and playing with it" is shortened to just "My mom gave me the same lecture-".

"The Hawking Excitation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Stag Convergence"

This episode contains much more sexually suggestive dialogue than the average episode of Big Bang. As a result, this episode has been exceptionally heavily censored, with more than 30 lines cut in total.

  • Raj saying "I’ve been doing some research on strippers" is cut to just "I've been doing some research". This cut is bizarre, as every following line about strippers is not cut.
  • All of Leonard and Penny's conversation between "...and maybe offer to help her kid with his homework" up to the line "Well have fun tonight" is cut, cutting everything about them having sex in the ocean (although Leonard referencing it later at the Stag Party wasn't censored).
  • Kripke saying "Ah, then what the fwig did I get two hundwed dowwaws in singles out for?" has the word "fwig" cut out.
  • After Amy says, "Bernadette, on your wedding night you’ll be consummating your marriage" it cuts straight to Penny saying, "Okay, show's over" several lines later.
  • Penny saying, "...Not who’s going to sit on who" is cut.
  • Sheldon's line, "And the first woman you ever disappointed sexually. Ba-da-bazinga!" is removed.
  • Raj's speech, "Oh, oh, yeah, and then there was the time when Leonard and I took Howard to Las Vegas and paid a hooker to pretend she was Jewish and that she wanted his little kosher pickle. Of all the Howard humping hookers' stories, that one’s my favorite!" is cut in its entirety.
    • When Bernadette plays the recording of Raj saying "Of all the Howard humping hookers stories, that one’s my favorite", it is shortened to just "...of all the Howard stories, that one's my favorite".
  • Raj's line, "The only threesome I’ve ever had in my life, and I’m proud to say it was with this man right here" and Howard's response, "Oh please shut up" are also cut.
  • Bernadette saying, "You ain’t goin’ anywhere, Three-way" is cut.
  • Bernadette's line, "You said you told me about all the girls you’ve been with, but you never mentioned your cousin, the prostitute or Raj!" is shortened to just "You said you told me about all the girls you've been with..."
  • After Raj saying, "Anything under ten miles an hour and I can combat-roll into the street" it immediately cuts to the next scene change, cutting several lines.
  • Amy's line, "I’m curious what’s bothering you most, the borderline incest, the prostitute or group sex with the girl dressed as the children’s cartoon" is shortened to just "I'm curious what's bothering you most".
  • Leonard's line, "I’m gonna have sex with you right here, right now, on that washing machine" is shortened to just "Right now, on that washing machine".

"The Launch Acceleration"

No censorship was found in this episode.

Season 6

"The Decoupling Fluctuation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Higgs Boson Observation"

  • Sheldon asking Alex if she wanted a marijuana cigarette was changed to simply a cigarette.
    • Sheldon's line, "Now, are you sure? Everyone’s smoking them. I think they’re the best" and Alex's response, "I don't do drugs" were also cut.
      • Sheldon saying, "They’re not the best. Physics is the best" was also cut.
  • Amy's line, "If my new look leads to phone sex, I’m going to have to ask you to leave the room" was cut.
  • Amy's line, "That skank’s your problem, not mine" was cut.

"The Re-Entry Minimization"

TBA

"The Holographic Excitation"

  • Amy's line, "Question. Do you think your husband’s fondness for turtlenecks is an expression of longing for his missing foreskin?" is removed.
    • Penny saying, "I’m, I’m sorry, Amy. You were saying something about Howard’s foreskin?" is also removed.

TBA

"The 43 Peculiarity"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Parking Spot Escalation"

  • Howard's line, "...I had no idea just how much of a crazy bastard-" cuts out "bastard", leaving just "...I had no idea just how much of a crazy-"

"The Fish Guts Displacement"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Santa Simulation"

  • Penny's line, "Okay, wait, are we talking one-night stand or do we want to get him into a relationship?", Amy's line, "Let's get him laid!", and Raj's response, "Stop it. You’re ruining girls’ night" are all cut.

"The Egg Salad Equivalency"

  • Amy's line, "But say the word, I got a lab full of cocaine-addicted monkeys with nothing to lose" has the word "cocaine" removed.
  • Penny saying "Okay, I hate that bitch" (in reference to Alex) is cut.

"The Bakersfield Expedition"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Cooper/Kripke Inversion"

  • Kripke saying "What the fwig, Cooper" is cut to just "Cooper".
  • Everything between Kripke saying "You have a girlfriend" and "Oh stop bwagging" is cut, save for Sheldon's "Yes, that is the reason".
  • Sheldon's line, "Word around the university is I’m giving [Amy's] sex organs a proper jostling" is cut, along with Penny's, "All right, come on, be serious".
  • Kripke saying "Gave it to her good?" is cut, along with Sheldon's response, "No, I gave it to her well".
  • At the end, after Kripke says "You're kiwwing me Cooper!" it cuts straight to "I wove it!" missing all the lines about sex toys.

"The Spoiler Alert Segmentation"

  • Leonard saying, "You know what? Screw you, Sheldon!" is cut.
  • All lines between "Where are you going?" and "Leonard, wait" are removed, to cut out the two uses of the word "bastard".

"The Tangible Affection Proof"

  • Raj's line "I'd take you home, slip off your little black dress and just pile-drive you into oblivion" cuts off after the word "dress".
  • Stuart saying, "Or maybe something a little less hand in the pants" is cut.
  • Penny saying "Son of a bitch" is cut.
  • Penny saying "You know what, screw them" is cut.
  • All lines between "I’m a total bitch" and "Fine, you win. You’re a bitch", both included, are removed.
  • Leonard saying, "Let’s have sex!" is removed.

"The Monster Isolation"

  • Amy's line "Makes me miss my marijuana-abusing flatworms. Those guys were mellow" is cut.

"The Contractual Obligation Implementation"

  • Penny's line, "That ride is shorter than you think and they take a picture of you at the end so make sure you got your clothes back on. It’s a joke. Based on real events" may have been cut short.
  • Several lines in Penny's apartment about things she did in the past are cut.
  • Bernadette's line, "You bitches got a problem with that, we could stop the car right now" is cut.
  • Lucy's text "I don't know. You ever look at porn Web sites?", along with Raj's text, "No, never. What is porn?" are both cut. This makes the next line, "Sorry. Autocorrect. That was supposed to say prom Web sites", confusing.

"The Closet Reconfiguration"

  • Howard's line, "Hey, you can tell me what to do or you can tell me how to do it, but you can’t do both. This isn’t sex" has "This isn't sex" cut.

"The Tenure Turbulence"

  • Sheldon's line "Last night, I was feeling in need of sexual release when I happened to come across your mother" is cut.
  • Sheldon's line "but I was about to insinuate that I had coitus with Raj’s mother for a dollar" is also cut.
  • Raj's line, "You’re right. This is beneath me. Like your mother was last night", cuts out the "Like your mother was last night" part.
  • Sheldon's line "Wait. Hold on. I believe screw it, I’m going in is what I said to your mother last night. Don’t worry, I didn’t really say that. I find the concept of coitus ridiculous and off-putting" is cut, along with Amy's "Should have taken my breasts out while I had the chance."

"The Closure Alternative"

  • Howard saying "Why can’t you just watch porn like a regular guy?" is cut.
  • Penny saying, "But instead of vampires, we had meth heads. But both came out at night and had messed up teeth" is cut.
  • At the end, Sheldon saying, "Yeah, you already sound nicer than the last Bruce Miller who suggested I have sexual relations with myself" is cut.

"The Proton Resurgence"

  • Howard saying "Son of a bitch, she's gone!" after he realizes Cinnamon is missing is cut to just "She's gone!"

"The Love Spell Potential"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Bon Voyage Reaction"

No censorship was found in this episode.

Season 7

"The Hofstadter Insufficiency"

  • Sheldon saying "Yeah, Serial Apeist" is cut.
  • Amy saying "I caught him staring at my rack" is cut.

"The Deception Verification"

  • Penny saying to the pizza delivery man, "here’s thirty something cents and a promise I won’t call your boss and tell him you reek of marijuana" cuts off after the word "boss". The cut is very obvious. Sheldon's comments on the man's "earthy cologne" were kept however.
  • Sheldon's line, "...given Leonard’s lengthy sea voyage and her famously ravenous nether regions" is cut to just "...given Leonard's lengthy sea voyage".

"The Scavenger Vortex"

  • Bernadette saying "Come on, numbnuts, it's the comic book store!" has the word "numbnuts" cut from it.

"The Raiders Minimization"

  • Leonard's line, "There’s chapters about potty training, and bed-wetting and masturbation", the "and masturbation" part is muted (since they were going up the stairs the line couldn't be cut).
  • Penny's line, "Oh, my God, you still go left!" (In reference to boobs) is cut.
  • Penny pointing to her boobs and saying to Leonard, "Now you don’t get the left, or the right" is cut.
  • Beverly's line, "I was swatting his bottom with your brand new Ping Pong paddle." is cut.

"The Workplace Proximity"

  • Penny's line "How do you not tear off his clothes and take him right here on this table?" has the words  "and take him" removed.
  • Sheldon's line "That and, who does one have to orally gratify to get a drink around here?" is cut.

"The Romance Resonance"

  • In the car, Leonard and Sheldon's entire conversation about sex tapes is removed. The scene changes after "I've got to find a way to stop this thing".
  • Raj's line, "I don’t call anyone a ho, and the only time I use the phrase my bitch, I’m referring to you" is cut.
  • After Penny says, "You know what’s not romantic? Rubbing it in someone’s face", Leonard saying "Actually, it can be, but I told you sex doesn’t count" is cut.

"The Proton Displacement"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Itchy Brain Simulation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Thanksgiving Decoupling"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Discovery Dissipation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Cooper Extraction"

  • The part of Howard's "Psycho" story showing Howard's mother's heavily decomposed corpse sitting on a chair is cut short. The scene cuts off at the point where her chair starts to be swiveled round. This is due to the highly disturbing and graphic nature of the scene.
    • This is the only time in the entire series something was censored for being too frightening or graphic.

"The Hesitation Ramification"

  • Penny saying "NCSTD" is changed to just "NC".
  • Penny's line, "Yep, bunch of old guys rocking out in a band, all with erectile dysfunction, you didn’t get your part cut!" is cut (ironically).
  • Howard saying, "Yeah? Well, I fake my orgasms" after Bernadette does her fake laugh is cut.

"The Occupation Recalibration"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Convention Conundrum"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Locomotive Manipulation"

  • Penny's line, "That would really piss me off if I didn’t have a buzz going on" is cut.
  • Leonard saying, "Somebody’s trying to get me out of my panties" is cut.
  • After Leonard says, "Thank you. Seriously, please don’t make me go" it cuts straight to the next scene change several lines later, due to sex references. The scene cuts off when Leonard and Penny start kissing.
  • Leonard saying, "Hey, Cinnamon, guess who just did it human style" is cut.

"The Table Polarization"

  • Raj saying, "This might be my second favorite brown magic wand" is been cut, along with Howard's, "Well, that’s the last time I play with that".
  • After Howard's line about riding the rocket, Bernadette's line "Fine. Can I at least shower first?" is cut, along with Howard's response "No, not that. Although you already agreed to it, so no take-backs". (Strangely, the reference to the shower later in the episode is not cut).
  • Raj saying "Screw that!" is cut.

"The Friendship Turbulence"

  • After Raj says, "That was the closest I’ve come to sex in, like, two years" it cuts straight to Raj saying "Can we please talk about something other than my depressing love life?", cutting the three lines between.
  • The discussion about the book "Lies I Tell to Get Sex" is cut. After Penny's, "Aw, thank you" it cuts straight to Penny saying, "I’ll have you guys know I turned down a part in a movie last week".
  • Bernadette saying, "Serial Ape-ist? I thought you died in that" is changed to just "I thought you died in that".
  • Sheldon saying, "To this day, I still get a monthly copy of Granny on Granny. Which, other than its surprisingly fun puzzle page, is complete filth" is cut.
  • Penny's line, "I haven’t talked to them since I said "I quit, see you at the Oscars, bitches!"" cuts off after "I quit".
  • After Penny says, "Come on, let’s just get this over with" it cuts straight to the next scene change several lines later due to sex references.

"The Mommy Observation"

  • Sheldon's line, "I used to live in those genitals. And if someone wants to move into my old room, I should at least get a vote" is cut to just "I should at least get a vote".
  • Howard's line, "I’d rather go back to that bar in assless chaps" is cut.
  • Mrs. Cooper's line, "Few months" and Sheldon's "And of those few months, how long have you been a demented sex pervert?" are both cut.
  • Sheldon's line, "I love my mother. Even if she fornicates like a demonic weasel" is cut to just "I love my mother".

"The Indecision Amalgamation"

  • Raj saying "This is some powerful panty-dropping stuff" has the word "panty-dropping" very obviously cut from it.
  • Interestingly, the VANITY CARD for this episode is cut, because it contains the word "bitch".

"The Relationship Diremption"

  • Raj saying "She's very real", and Howard's response, "Oh, that's what it says on the box. Right next to 'dishwasher safe'" are cut.

"The Anything Can Happen Recurrence"

  • Howard's line "I'm having sex with a Catholic schoolgirl tonight" is cut.
  • Amy's line "Because [Penny] has sex with you", and Leonard's response, "Yeah she does" are cut.

"The Proton Transmogrification"

  • After Bernadette's line, "I found out my brother was just lowering the pencil marks on the door frame" it cuts straight to the next scene change several lines later, cutting all the talk about Girl Sprouts and whores.
  • Bernadette's "Son of a bitch!" is removed.

Season 8

"The Locomotion Interruption"

    • Sheldon's line "You know, Sherlock Holmes liked to use cocaine to sharpen his focus. But I’m sure those Cool Ranch Doritos are doing the trick" is cut (due to the mention of cocaine).

"The Focus Attenuation"

    • Bernadette's line, "We want to see if they (strippers) twirl their junk in the other direction" is cut.

"The Champagne Reflection"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Clean Room Infiltration"

    • The first scene in Amy's apartment is cut up until "How are you and Leonard?" for unknown reasons. This may be because of the line "Did you know that when you fly transcontinental without your wife, you don’t pray for the plane to crash", but it is not known why the lines about how long Dr. Koothrappali's flight was are cut. 
    • Sheldon's line "It turned out to be legal in Oklahoma" is cut, due to paedophilia references.
    • After Leonard says, "a Slim Jim?!?" it cuts to "Okay, well, what's your plan?" to remove the line about the pigeon being stoned.

"The Space Probe Disintegration"

    • In the changing rooms, the scene is cut until "Hey, can I ask you something?", to cut the line "Not really a great outfit for work, unless something opens up in the hookers and whores division".
    • Raj's "Son of a bitch" after his car gets dinged is cut.

"The Comic Book Store Regeneration"

    • Penny's "Son of a bitch!!" is removed.

Season 9

"The Bachelor Party Corrosion"

    • Every line between "The veins are gummy worms" and "I had extra dough", both included, are cut.
    • Amy's line, "My mom said pierced ears were for whores, pirates and genies" is cut.
    • Penny's line, "...and she made us eat penis cookies" is changed to simply, "...and she made us eat cookies".

"The Opening Night Excitation"

    • Arthur saying "I just hope this isn't a sex dream" is cut.
    • Sheldon saying "Amy’s birthday present will be my genitals" is cut.

"The Valentino Submergence"

    • Howard's line, "Son of a bitch, he bit me!" is shortened to simply "He bit me!"

"The Positive Negative Reaction"

    • In the Previously On segment, the re-run of Howard saying "Son of a bitch, he bit me!" from the previous episode is again shortened to "He bit me!"
    • Bernadette saying, "Easy for you to say, skinny bitch. Sorry, hormones" is changed to just "Easy for you to say", and Penny's response, "Oh, that’s all right. All I heard was skinny" is cut.
    • Howard saying, "It’s like my nuts just kicked me in the nuts" is cut.

"The Celebration Experimentation"

Season 10

''The Veracity Elasticity''

    • When Sheldon was dreaming He is having a struggle about leaving his old bedroom so he wants to check it out. Entering the living area he hears some music. Entering his room, he finds a stone wall with Leonard strapped to the wall and Penny dresses in leather holding a whip it was cut.

"The Geology Elevation"

No censorship was found in this episode.

"The Property Division Collision"

    • After Sheldon's line, "I want you to keep the apartment flag, and I’m not just saying that because it touched your genitals", everything until the next scene change is cut.

Season 11

"The Bow Tie Asymmetry"

No censorship was found in this episode.

Trivia

    • Episode with most cuts discovered so far - "The Stag Convergence" (14 cuts currently documented)
    • Episode with most time cut out of it - "The Infestation Hypothesis" (over 3 minutes cut)
    • Banned episodes discovered - "The Vegas Renormalization"

Censorship Tests

"Inconclusive" means no censorship was found upon complete watch of the E4 airing with a transcript of the uncensored episode, and thus the episode likely has no censorship applied. There is a possibility that there was a censor that was missed.

Season 1

Episode Tested? Outcome
Pilot Yes Censored
The Big Bran Hypothesis Yes Censored
The Fuzzy Boots Corollary Yes Censored
The Luminous Fish Effect Yes Censored
The Hamburger Postulate Yes Censored
The Middle Earth Paradigm Yes Inconclusive
The Dumpling Paradox Yes Censored
The Grasshopper Experiment No
The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization No
The Loobenfield Decay No
The Pancake Batter Anomaly No
The Jerusalem Duality No
The Bat Jar Conjecture Yes Censored
The Nerdvana Annihilation No
The Porkchop Indeterminacy Yes Censored
The Peanut Reaction No
The Tangerine Factor Yes Censored

Episodes tested - 10/17

Episodes censored - 9/10

Season 2

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Bad Fish Paradigm No
The Codpiece Topology No
The Barbarian Sublimation No
The Griffin Equivalency No
The Euclid Alternative No
The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem No
The Party Pinata Polarization No
The Lizard-Spock Expansion Yes Censored
The White Asparagus Triangulation No
The Vartabedian Conundrum No
The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis No
The Killer Robot Instability No
The Friendship Algorithm No
The Financial Permeability No
The Maternal Capacitance No
The Cushion Saturation No
The Terminator Decoupling No
The Work Song Nanocluster No
The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition Yes Censored
The Hofstadter Isotope Yes Censored
The Vegas Renormalization Banned Banned
The Classified Materials Turbulence Yes Inconclusive
The Monopolar Expedition Yes Censored

Episodes tested - 6/23

Episodes censored - 5/6

Season 3

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation Yes Censored
The Jiminy Conjecture Yes Inconclusive
The Gothowitz Deviation Yes Inconclusive
The Pirate Solution Yes Inconclusive
The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary Yes Inconclusive
The Cornhusker Vortex Yes Censored
The Guitarist Amplification Yes Inconclusive
The Adhesive Duck Deficiency Yes Censored
The Vengeance Formulation Yes Censored
The Gorilla Experiment No
The Maternal Congruence Yes Censored
The Psychic Vortex Yes Inconclusive
The Bozeman Reaction Yes Inconclusive
The Einstein Approximation Yes Inconclusive
The Large Hadron Collision No
The Excelsior Acquisition No
The Precious Fragmentation No
The Pants Alternative No
The Wheaton Recurrence Yes Censored
The Spaghetti Catalyst Yes Censored
The Plimpton Stimulation Yes Inconclusive
The Staircase Implementation No
The Lunar Excitation Yes Censored

Episodes tested - 17/23

Episodes censored - 8/17

Season 4

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Robotic Manipulation Yes Censored
The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification No
The Zazzy Substitution No
The Hot Troll Deviation No
The Desperation Emanation Yes Censored
The Irish Pub Formation No
The Apology Insufficiency No
The 21-Second Excitation Yes Censored
The Boyfriend Complexity Yes Inconclusive
The Alien Parasite Hypothesis  No
The Justice League Recombination Yes Censored
The Bus Pants Utilization No
The Love Car Displacement Yes Censored
The Thespian Catalyst No
The Benefactor Factor Yes Censored
The Cohabition Formulation Yes Censored
The Toast Derivation Yes Censored
The Prestidigitation Approximation Yes Censored
The Zarnecki Incursion Yes Censored
The Herb Garden Germination Yes Censored
The Agreement Dissection Yes Inconclusive
The Wildebeest Implementation Yes Censored
The Engagement Reaction Yes Censored
The Roommate Transmogrification Yes Censored

Episodes tested - 16/24

Episodes censored - 14/16

Season 5

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Skank Reflex Analysis Yes Heavily Censored
The Infestation Hypotheiss Yes Heavily Censored
The Pulled Groin Extrapolation Yes Censored
The Wiggly Finger Catalyst Yes Censored
The Russian Rocket Reaction Yes Inconclusive
The Rhinitis Revelation No
The Good Guy Fluctuation No
The Isolation Permutation Yes Censored
The Ornithophobia Diffusion Yes Inconclusive
The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition No
The Speckerman Recurrence No
The Shiny Trinket Maneuver No
The Recombination Hypothesis Yes Censored
The Beta Test Initiation Yes Inconclusive
The Friendship Contraction Yes Inconclusive
The Vacation Solution Yes Inconclusive
The Rothman Disintegration Yes Censored
The Werewolf Transformation Yes Inconclusive
The Weekend Vortex Yes Inconclusive
The Transporter Malfunction Yes Censored
The Hawking Excitation Yes Inconclusive
The Stag Convergence Yes Heavily Censored
The Launch Acceleration Yes Inconclusive
The Countdown Reflection No

Episodes tested - 18/24

Episodes censored - 9/18

Season 6

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Date Night Variable No
The Decoupling Fluctuation Yes Inconclusive
The Higgs Boson Observation Yes Censored
The Re-Entry Minimization No
The Holographic Excitation Yes Censored
The Extract Obliteration No
The Habitation Configuration No
The 43 Peculiarity Yes Inconclusive
The Parking Spot Escalation Yes Censored
The Fish Guts Displacement Yes Inconclusive
The Santa Simulation Yes Censored
The Egg Salad Equivalency Yes Censored
The Bakersfield Expedition Yes Inconclusive
The Cooper/Kripke Inversion Yes Censored
The Spoiler Alert Segmentation Yes Censored
The Tangible Affection Proof Yes Censored
The Monster Isolation Yes Censored
The Contractual Obligation Implementation Yes Censored
The Closet Reconfiguration Yes Censored
The Tenure Turbulence Yes Censored
The Closure Alternative Yes Censored
The Proton Resurgence Yes Censored
The Love Spell Potential Yes Inconclusive
The Bon Voyage Reaction Yes Inconclusive

Episodes tested - 20/24

Episodes censored - 14/20

Season 7

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Hofstadter Insufficiency Yes Censored
The Deception Verification Yes Censored
The Scavenger Vortex Yes Censored
The Raiders Minimization Yes Censored
The Workplace Proximity Yes Censored
The Romance Resonance Yes Censored
The Proton Displacement Yes Inconclusive
The Itchy Brain Simulation Yes Inconclusive
The Thanksgiving Decoupling Yes Inconclusive
The Discovery Dissipation Yes Inconclusive
The Cooper Extraction Yes Censored
The Hesitation Ramification Yes Censored
The Occupation Recalibration Yes Inconclusive
The Convention Conundrum Yes Inconclusive
The Locomotive Manipulation Yes Censored
The Table Polarization Yes Censored
The Friendship Turbulence Yes Censored
The Mommy Observation Yes Censored
The Indecision Amalgamation Yes Censored
The Relationship Diremption Yes Censored
The Anything Can Happen Recurrence Yes Censored
The Proton Transmogrification Yes Censored
The Gorilla Dissolution No
The Status Quo Combustion No

Episodes tested - 22/24

Episodes censored - 16/22

Season 8

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Locomotion Interruption Yes Censored
The Junior Professor Solution No
The First Pitch Insufficiency No
The Hook-Up Reverberation No
The Focus Attenuation Partially Censored
The Expedition Approximation No
The Misinterpretation Agitation No
The Prom Equivalency No
The Septum Deviation No
The Champagne Reflection Yes Inconclusive
The Clean Room Infiltration Yes Censored
The Space Probe Disintegration Yes Censored
The Anxiety Optimization No
The Troll Manifestation No
The Comic Book Store Regeneration Partly Censored
The Intimacy Acceleration No
The Colonization Application No
The Leftover Thermalization No
The Skywalker Incursion No
The Fortification Implementation No
The Communication Deterioration No
The Graduation Transmission No
The Maternal Combustion No
The Commitment Determination No

Episodes tested - 6/24

Episodes censored - 5/6

Season 9

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Matrimonial Momentum No
The Separation Oscillation No
The Bachelor Party Corrosion Yes Censored
The 2003 Approximation No
The Perspiration Implementation No
The Helium Insufficiency No
The Spock Resonance No
The Mystery Date Observation No
The Platonic Permutation No
The Earworm Reverberation No
The Opening Night Excitation Yes Censored
The Sales Call Sublimation No
The Empathy Optimization No
The Meemaw Materialization No
The Valentino Submergence Yes Censored
The Positive Negative Reaction Yes Censored
The Celebration Experimentation No
The Application Deterioration No
The Solder Excursion Diversion No
The Big Bear Precipitation No
The Viewing Party Combustion No
The Fermentation Bifurcation No
The Line Substitution Solution No
The Convergence Convergence No

Episodes tested - 4/24

Episodes censored - 4/4

Season 10

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Conjugal Conjecture No
The Military Miniaturization No
The Dependence Transcendence No
The Cohabitation Experimentation No
The Hot Tub Contamination No
The Fetal Kick Catalyst No
The Veracity Elasticity Partially Censored
The Brain Bowl Incubation No
The Geology Elevation Yes Inconclusive
The Property Division Collision Yes Censored
The Birthday Synchronicity No
The Holiday Summation No
The Romance Recalibration No
The Emotion Detection Automation No
The Locomotion Reverberation No
The Allowance Evaporation No
The Comic-Con Conundrum No
The Escape Hatch Identification No
The Collaboration Fluctuation No
The Recollection Dissipation No
The Separation Agitation No
The Cognition Regeneration No
The Gyroscopic Collapse No
The Long Distance Dissonance No

Episodes tested - 3/24

Episodes censored - 2/3

Season 11

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Proposal Proposal No
The Retraction Reaction No
The Relaxation Integration No
The Explosion Implosion No
The Collaboration Contamination No
The Proton Regeneration No
The Geology Methodology No
The Tesla Recoil No
The Bitcoin Entanglement No
The Confidence Erosion No
The Celebration Reverberation No
The Matrimonial Metric No
The Solo Oscillation No
The Separation Triangulation No
The Novelization Correlation No
The Neonatal Nomenclature No
The Athenaeum Allocation No
The Gates Excitation No
The Tenant Disassociation No
The Reclusive Potential No
The Comet Polarization No
The Monetary Insufficiency No
The Sibling Realignment No
The Bow Tie Asymmetry Yes Inconclusive

Episodes tested - 1/24

Episodes censored - 0/1

Season 12

Episode Tested? Outcome
The Conjugal Configuration No
The Wedding Gift Wormhole No
The Procreation Calculation No
The Tam Turbulence No
The Planetarium Collision No
The Imitation Perturbation No
The Grant Allocation Derivation No
The Consummation Deviation No
The Citation Negation No
The VCR Illumination No
The Paintball Scattering No
The Propagation Proposition No
The Confirmation Polarization No
The Meteorite Manifestation No
The Donation Oscillation No
The D&D Vortex No
The Conference Valuation No
The Laureate Accumulation No
The Inspiration Deprivation No
The Decision Reverberation No
The Plagiarism Schism No
The Maternal Conclusion No
The Change Constant No
The Stockholm Syndrome No

Episodes tested - 0/24

Episodes censored - 0/0



Overall episodes tested - 123/279

Overall episodes censored - 86/123

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