The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The D & D Vortex 

The gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith. Deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.


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
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Joe Manganiello ... Joe Manganiello
Wil Wheaton ... Wil Wheaton
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kevin Smith ... Kevin Smith
William Shatner ... William Shatner


To apologize for something bad he inadvertently did on the Professor Proton Show, Sheldon goes to Wil Wheaton's house. In the process, Sheldon discovers that Wil hosts a Dungeons and Dragons game night for some of his celebrity friends, the only one that Sheldon is certain being among those celebrities is William Shatner. As such, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj do whatever they can to be invited to Wil's next game night, especially when they learn one of the people that attended the one that Sheldon almost walked in on was someone they know that is less than a celebrity. But the issue of being invited by Wil starts to expand when some others within their social circle learn which other celebrities are included that may appeal to other than the nerd senses of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This episode was taped on February 5, 2019. See more »


Sheldon Cooper: [knocking on Wil's door] Wil Wheaton. Wil Wheaton. Wil Wheaton.
[peeking inside, then ringing the doorbell]
Sheldon Cooper: Wil Wheaton. Wil Wheaton. Wil Wheaton.
Wil Wheaton: Now's not a good time, Sheldon.
Sheldon Cooper: For what?
Wil Wheaton: You.
Sheldon Cooper: I need to apologize.
Wil Wheaton: Apology accepted.
Joe Manganiello: [off screen] Wil, come on! I cast Fireball, and you need to roll your Dexterity Save.
Wil Wheaton: I'll be right there.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »


History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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Let it all hang out love notes to the fans
27 February 2019 | by pemigewasset68See all my reviews

Reading some of the previous reviews I have to wonder how these people have escaped the fact that BBT is ending? So yeah, they're going to have some fun with it. It's not going to be Emmy award winning thought-provoking and character developing... It's going to be fun! And this one was fun. They always have fun when somebody from a show that creates waves of nerdgasms put in an appearance. Lighten up y'all. It's a comedy, it's sophomoric and juvenile and doesn't strain the brain - just as it should be.

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