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The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

Season 1

Aired 8 years ago - May 19, 2008

Penny's break-up spurs Leonard to summon the courage to ask her out, and each goes to Sheldon for advice on their upcoming date.

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What else? Sell it on eBay as slightly used.
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Good idea. Sit with her, hold her, comfort her.
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Twelfth-century code of chivalry? Not exactly current.
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So you're saying, if in the depths of despair she throws herself at you...
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Hey, I know you said you didn't wanna talk-
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Okay, so I pick good guys, but turn them into losers?
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I thought he was sensitive and smart.
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Yeah, really? Well, my friends at work found it, my sister found it.
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No, you know what?
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It just paints the picture of a very affectionate woman...
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Out of curiosity...
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But my point is that you have absolutely no reason to be embarrassed.
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He did break the implied confidentiality of the bedroom...
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I'm pretty sure I never said that.
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I obviously didn't make my point with those people.
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Tell us again how you screwed up and got Penny back together with her old boyfriend.
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...and I walked over there and I fixed it.
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Incredible.
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What happened?
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You know, macho with the perfect body, and the hair and the money.
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What about you what?
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- Show me- - Sheldon?
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Why me? Why not Koothrappali or Wolowitz?
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Not necessarily. I'm often surprised by my lack of familiarity with Leonard.
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We're not done?
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I guess you're aware that Leonard asked me out.
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Wanna sit down?
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I'm really not familiar enough with the cushion densities...
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Okay.
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I don't really know who they are-
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No. What I'm saying is, Leonard might be different in a good way.
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But on the other hand...
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Thank you for the clarification.
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Foot-pound has the same problem. That's a unit of work, not of weight.
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Well, let's see.
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Anyway, in 1935, Erwin Schrödinger, in an attempt to explain...
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Now, since no one knows when or if the poison has been released...
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Okay, so you're saying I should go out with Leonard?
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[SPEAKING IN MANDARIN]
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Aired 8 years ago - May 12, 2008

Penny wants to throw a surprise party for Leonard, but Sheldon's indulgence at an electronics store throws her off-track.

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- As you know, I don't care for chitchat. - Can you just let me in?
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...before hell freezes over.
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I envy Leonard for growing up without that anguish.
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...as the other children mocked my disorientation.
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You can't do that. If you make a mark in a mint comic book, it's no longer mint.
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That's not the secret knock.
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Is that Raj and Howard? - Possibly, but unverified.
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And I got him this amazing autographed copy of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.
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The entire institution of gift-giving makes no sense.
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...and then you could give me $50 on my birthday and so on...
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I accept your premise, I reject your conclusion.
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I could wrap up an order of mee krob and a couple of lottery scratchers.
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- What if guests show up? - Entertain them.
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You've seen the 25th Anniversary Final Cut.
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There's this kid in Copenhagen, he has no immune system.
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Sheldon, a gift shouldn't be something someone needs.
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- Is it the geometry that makes it fun? - Okay.
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An 802.11n wireless router.
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That could not feel good.
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- I've gotta go to the emergency room. - Now?
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Okay, Sheldon, what was it supposed to be?
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I don't know. The man on the box looks so happy.
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On my 12th birthday, I really wanted a titanium centrifuge...
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All right, let's go.
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No, she doesn't want that.
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I drive a Chevy Cavalier.
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I'm allergic to peanuts.
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Really? You don't look like you're swelling up.
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Why? Is Leonard okay?
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...I'll point out which of my friends are easy.
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A girl who punishes her father by sleeping around.
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...but I can special-order it for you.
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...and for another, I told him to call security.
Aired 8 years ago - May 05, 2008

The rest of the gang fall for Sheldon's twin sister, and Leonard's plan to win her heart is derailed when Sheldon declares he'll be the one to decide who can date her.

Aired 8 years ago - Apr 28, 2008

When delivery of another collectible leads to Penny's lashing out at Leonard, he decides it's time to give up his habit, much to his friends' protestation.

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Even with shipping, it works out to less than $4 a pound.
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I've been meaning to ask you, do you think we should make a call about that?
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...I performed a front-end alignment from 62 million miles away.
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Come on, guys, push.
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- You're joking, right? - Oh, I never joke when it comes to vertigo.
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For what it's worth, I thought it was humorous.
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...where society had splintered into two factions:
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"I have a Jacuzzi on my balcony. I have a Jacuzzi on my balcony. "
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...but I think you'll agree that practicality dictates it remain here.
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"Pants must be worn at all times in the time machine. "
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- That sounds fair. - Hold on. Bimonthly is an ambiguous term.
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...what are you gonna do? Knock and say to Mrs. Bell, "Fan of your husband.
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If I remember, Kirk will steal a cloaking device from the Romulans...
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Here we go into the future.
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The door to the stairwell of the other building was locked.
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- Lights flash and the dish spins. Wanna try? - No.
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Oh, please, it's not a time machine. If anything, it looks like...
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...you would not have it available to stop yourself from buying it.
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If you were to travel back in time and knock me unconscious...
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But it'd make the present so much nicer.
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I don't usually pick up on those things.
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...long predates your acquisition of the time machine.
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In Back to the Future, Marty McFly got to hook up...
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That's absurd.
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What are you doing?
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Hang on.
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Don't worry, baby, I've got you.
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I'm packing up all my collectibles and taking them down to the comic-book store to sell.
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Lox and bagels, the breakfast of time travelers.
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I'll give you $100, which will make me half owner, and we'll put it on my balcony.
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Three hundred. And I'll throw in my original 1979 Mattel Millennium Falcon...
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You can't do that. Look what you've created.
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- I called dibs. - You can't.
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- What's the number? I'll match it. - I'll match it, plus a thousand rupees.
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Forget it. Guys, if I sell to one of you, the other two are gonna be mad at me.
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Sheldon, get out of my way.
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...Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge without his VISOR...
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Aired 8 years ago - Apr 21, 2008

Sheldon finds himself booted from the gang's Physics Bowl team and replaced with Leslie, so he forms his own team, hoping to prove he's superior.

Aired 8 years ago - Apr 14, 2008

With Sheldon rattled over meeting Dennis, a 15-year-old physicist who's smarter than he, Leonard helps him look for a way to debunk Dennis's research.

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This is my door. Please close it behind you, goodbye.
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- Yeah? - Get him out.
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- You really think I haven't considered it? - Have you considered it?
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Really? How old?
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Mm. This is really delicious, isn't it?
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Hey, I'm damaged too.
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Fifteen years old.
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You know, you don't have so many friends that you can afford to start insulting them.
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I'm confused. Did Sheldon stop giving milk?
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So you got a little competition. I really don't see what the big deal is.
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What are you gonna do, just give up?
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But since Dennis Kim has rendered my research pointless...
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I know you chatter on about it all the time, but I've never really paid attention.
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Okay.
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If you're concerned about sharing credit with me, your name can go first- I'm going.
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Why would I make that up? There's no Ding Dong in it.
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Well, up until now, I've had better things to do.
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...and the sensor apparatus will rest on it.
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I notice you're using titanium.
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Huh? Can't be a coincidence.
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...and then started to design a simple piece of software that could replace me.
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We don't have to go that far. There are other means.
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No, I just wasted a lot of time thinking about what it would be like if she did.
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- I've decided to refocus my efforts and use my people skills...
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You know, it's like the baseball movie. "Build it and they will come. "
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-... who's agreed to join us at the university. - Of course he has.
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...they had daughters between the ages of 14 and 16.
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Like what? We can't get 15-year-old girls drunk.
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...would you still wail at it?
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Uh-uh. I know the type. Cheerleader, student council, goes out with jocks.
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- Are you crying? - No, I have allergies.
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...and wishes more guys were like you.
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Interesting, kind of pretty, a little chubby, so probably low self-esteem.
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- Okay, that was uncalled for. - You started it, dude.
Aired 9 years ago - Mar 31, 2008

With his friends knowing how sour he acts when sick—and avoiding him as a result—Sheldon is nursed by Penny, who hasn't a clue what she's in for.

Aired 9 years ago - Mar 24, 2008

Leonard and Sheldon each lie to avoid seeing Penny's concert, but Sheldon's is a bit too complicated for his own good.

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That's very true.
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- Leonard? What?
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- You're in no state of mind to talk. - Sheldon, what is it?
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Then I suppose you could have agreed to go.
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- Well, now you are. - Oh, all right.
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Leonard? Leonard?
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My watch is linked to the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado.
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...because we were attending a symposium on molecular positronium?
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Hungry?
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She was going to see through your lie eventually...
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...we're going to participate in my cousin Leopold's drug intervention.
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The success or failure of our deceitful enterprise turns on details.
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...and a desperate yet hopeful listing on eHarmony. com.
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We just leave the house on Friday night and return in the wee hours...
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Yeah, for a noble purpose.
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...so she's agreed to operate as if the original lie is still in force.
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Un-unravelable.
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- Well, thank you. - You know, I gotta tell you.
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I don't know what to say.
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...which we are unable to attend, because we're going to a symposium...
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I don't know what to say.
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Look, Leonard is helping Sheldon through a family crisis.
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-... because he's such a good man. - Oh, another hug? Thank you.
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Leonard gets nauseous unless he sits in front, and even then it's iffy.
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Leonard? Leonard? Leonard?
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What are you talking about? It's fine, she bought it, it's over.
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Because Leo's a middle child.
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...the attention he gets by rebelling, even to the point of destruction...
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Oh, God.
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I was brought up on a variety of military bases around the world.
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Oh, Sheldon, are we really gonna go with pop psychology?
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It was more of a double major, actually.
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-... and coming home with us. - Oh...
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Swell, well, how do I play genetic predisposition?
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Unfortunately, we weren't able to convince him to go to rehab.
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Leo, this is Penny, our friend and neighbor.
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...next to a transsexual prostitute?
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Wasn't a big turnout, but they both seemed to like it.
Aired 9 years ago - Mar 17, 2008

When they're invited to present at a physics conference, Sheldon's reluctance to share the credit leads to a tiff between him and Leonard, and Penny's intervention only exacerbates the situation.

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I don't wanna be in a jar. I want my brain in an android body.
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Sheldon, why is this letter in the trash?
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...at the Topical Conference on Bose-Einstein Condensates.
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...in front of a group of judgmental strangers...
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Forget the parties? What a nerd.
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...is the day I begin my research on the drag coefficient of tassels on flying carpets.
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...to spare you dealing with the fact that it was my idea.
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So the entire scientific community is just supposed to just take your word?
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- So you admit that it's our work? - No, once again, I'm throwing you a bone.
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So how's it going with Sheldon? Are you guys still not talking?
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Never mind.
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Okay, well, let's just see what else you have.
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What's this?
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- Here? - Oh, are you shy?
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No, no. Scientists do not compromise.
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Oh, careful.
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Oh, wow, a paisley shirt.
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But if you'll notice, it's reversible.
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My last growth spurt.
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Hey, Sheldon.
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Oh, you know, that is so weird that yours came and mine didn't.
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Anyway, I was talking to Leonard this morning...
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Oh, I hadn't thought about it like that.
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You should just talk to him. I'm sure you guys can work this out.
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...there was no way he could've come up with this whole experiment thing.
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Oh. Well, no. I mean, not in those words-
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How did that work out for you?
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And I'm telling you for the last time, it's pandering, it's undignified, and bite me.
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I just checked the house. There's probably 20, 25 people in there.
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- It's okay. Open with a joke, you'll be fine. - Okay, joke. Okay.
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Oh, sorry, I just- I've heard it before.
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...the moment of inertia changes and the solid becomes a supersolid...
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- Are there any questions? Yeah.
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I didn't skip it. It's just an anecdote. It's not science.
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If you weren't happy with my presentation, then maybe you should've given it with me.
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- Thank you. - It was straight downhill from there.
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No offense.
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...so I need to get my self-esteem from strangers.
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- You tried to blow up my head. - So it was working.
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Aired 9 years ago - Nov 12, 2007

Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, but just when he discovers he can talk to her, she shows interest in Sheldon.

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My parents are trying to marry me off to a stranger. What am I going to do?
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I'm not a big fan of musicals, but I love that show.
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So I'm calling you and call me back.
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- So call her. - How can I call her? I can't talk to women.
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Yes, it is good to talk to you too.
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For what, making me sound like a Simpsons character?
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I swear to God, Sheldon, one day, I'm gonna get the hang of talking to you.
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Oh, well, great. The key to acquiring proficiency in any task is repetition.
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And besides, he doesn't drink, so...
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- Thank you. - Mm-hm.
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Whatever you recommend.
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Fine. I'll have a virgin Cuba Libre.
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Okay. Raj, here you go.
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Where did my life go, Penny?
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I had such plans. I had dreams.
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How can I be a gynecologist? I can barely look a woman in the eye.
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Okay. Sweetie, I think that's the Grasshopper talking.
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- Raj- - No, no, let's see how long it takes him.
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Hello, Penny. How are you?
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If you're gonna drink on this date, just promise me you won't overdo it.
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Why don't you bring her to my restaurant so I can keep an eye on you?
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Little Lalita, little Lalita, little Lalita.
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I'd say he's doing fine. Look at her.
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- Okay. - In a tall glass with a lime wedge.
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No, no. Princess Panchali from The Monkey and The Princess.
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When I was a little boy and got sick, which was most of the time...
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We all know the reason.
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...for I am but a monkey and it is in my nature to climb.
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A beloved character from an Indian folktale.
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Well, thanks.
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So, Sheldon, tell me more about this princess you say I look like.
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If you do not stop hitting on my lady, you will feel the full extent of my wrath.
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Let's get something straight.
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Luckily for you. She could have you beheaded.
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Dr. and Mrs. Koothrappali, in all fairness, it wasn't entirely Raj's fault.
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Turn us. Turn us.
Aired 9 years ago - Nov 05, 2007

With Wolowitz AWOL with one of her friends, Penny's recruited to fill in for him on the guys' Halo team

Aired 9 years ago - Oct 29, 2007

Penny hosts a Hallowe'en party, putting Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz, and Koothrappali through a new test of their social skills.

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See, this is why I wanted to have a costume meeting.
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No, no, no.
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Just because I'm Indian, I can't be a Norse god?
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I don't care if anybody gets it, I'm going as the Doppler effect.
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...to see me in the context of her social group...
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Your father worked with Louis Leakey, a great anthropologist.
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I don't wanna look like a dork.
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Oh, hey, guys.
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Yes, yes, it is.
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So, what time does the costume parade start?
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...but there aren't gonna be any parades or judges or prizes.
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...caused by relative motion between the source of the wave and the observer.
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I can't afford to swell up in these tights.
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Penny is wearing the worst Catwoman costume I've ever seen.
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I believe it's time for me to turn my head and cough.
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You know, psychology journals, Internet research.
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They have their own language, if you will.
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That's as far as I've gotten.
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All right, but if we're going to use flight metaphors...
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Vroom.
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Why don't you just tell people you're a zebra?
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Besides disrupting the local gravity field.
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Look, if this was 15,000 years ago, by virtue of his size and strength...
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In the information age, Sheldon, you and I are the alpha males.
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And what are you supposed to be, an elf?
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Because he's neither tall nor immortal, and none of us could be the Flash.
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Right, little buddy?
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No, he's not. You're not, right, Leonard?
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You know, you use a lot of big words for such a little dwarf.
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Yeah? How about I make a point out of your pointy little head?
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I got your back.
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He always does stuff like that.
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And I'm an idiot, because I always believe guys like that.
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There, there.
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 22, 2007

Fearing he's wasting his time on Penny, Leonard ends up making a connection with Leslie.

Aired 9 years ago - Oct 15, 2007

Sheldon's getting fired forces him to explore what life has to offer outside physics, leaving Leonard to take drastic action to snap his friend out of his funk.

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I finally have time to test my hypothesis about the separation of water molecules...
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I don't want my job back.
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Okay. I'll let you get back to fixing your eggs.
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...people unfamiliar with the law of large numbers would call a coincidence.
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I'd better come with you.
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Theoretical physicists do not get canned.
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Or if the first door closing creates a change of air pressure that acts upon the second.
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This car weighs, let's say, 4000 pounds.
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Let's say 4390.
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An impossibility that nature will quickly resolve into death, mutilation and-
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- Thank you. - No, thank you.
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...knows to pick up their refrigerated foods on the way out.
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No, I mean what you find enjoyable.
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What you're buying here are the ingredients for very expensive urine.
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Tomorrow we can go to one of those warehouse stores.
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I'm not talking about this with you.
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Okay, no warehouse store, but we're still on for putt-putt golf, right?
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I marked the calendar for future reference.
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So fish.
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It's a billion-dollar idea. Shhh!
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- Shhh! - I'm sorry, I didn't...
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This is a particularly disturbing one.
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A serape is open at the sides, a poncho is closed. This is a poncho.
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In the next four to eight days, she's going to get very crabby.
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To my room and no one's allowed in.
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Oh. Leonard, don't trouble yourself. He's stubborn.
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Excuse me for being so bold...
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That is a lovely story.
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He once tried to fight a bobcat for some licorice.
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...and told everybody he was gonna provide electricity for the town.
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...and told him it's against the law to have yellow cake uranium in a shed.
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- Did I pluck a nerve there? - Oh, yeah.
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Now, after a moment of silent meditation, I'm gonna end with "in Jesus' name"...
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- Hey, look who's com- - Shh. You'll spook him.
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You're a physicist. You belong at the university doing research, not in your room.
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But intelligently designed by a creator, right?
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I'm not going to. I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
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Aired 9 years ago - Oct 08, 2007

Leonard asks a woman out after he finds out that Penny is seeing someone.

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No problem. Bye.
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Penny's fine, the guy she's kissing is really fine.
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Look, I'm not jealous. I'm just a little concerned for her.
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...and analyze the data so that you don't crash into geek mountain again.
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I'm gonna be more realistic and go after someone my own speed.
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Now, given that winter is coming, one can assume she's signaling...
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Howard, if I were to ask Leslie Winkle out, it would just be for dinner.
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But we don't need to quibble over terminology.
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And would you agree the primary way we would evaluate...
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- Mint? - Thank you.
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Ah.
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Sheldon, if you were a robot and I knew and you didn't...
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Maybe, although the history of science fiction is not on your side.
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- Have you ever harmed a human being? - Of course not.
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Well, as usual, Wolowitz has the solution.
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Remember the Latin hips.
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I've been there. you're in for a treat.
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Oh, I hope that scratching post is for you.
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Do you think you can satisfy your need for a relationship...
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The woman's not interested in me. The woman rejected me.
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Nevertheless, I do feel obligated to point out to you...
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No, but you're right.
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I was thinking 6:30 if you can go, or a different time.
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Or a subset of them might be there.
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- Did we say a time? - Six-thirty.
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Can you tell I'm perspiring a little?
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- Is it too much? - Not if you're a rugby team.
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Oh, no, well, now, there's always the possibility...
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...until one of you breaks down and moves to another zip code.
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"you love pottery? I love pottery. "
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- What? - It's a biofeedback technique.
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- I don't know. Tell her I'm sick. - Okay.
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- Are the rest of the guys meeting us here? - Oh, yeah.
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Ah. Well, I'm sure things will pick up.
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Just say the "but" thing about Doug, and then I'll get her back.
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...and then it's just 36 meaningless hours of...
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And trust me, you do not feel good after it.
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 01, 2007

Leonard volunteers to sign for a package in an attempt to make a good impression on Penny, but when he enlists Sheldon for help, his attempt at chivalry goes terribly awry.

Aired 9 years ago - Sep 24, 2007

Brilliant physicist roommates Leonard and Sheldon meet their new neighbor Penny, who begins showing them that as much as they know about science, they know little about actual living.

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Is that why they sent you to boarding school?
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...we live together, but in separate, heterosexual bedrooms.
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- Great. - Great.
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I think we should be good neighbors.
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yes, and you've never met one of them.
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...and then you say something appropriate in response.
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...that good food and company can have a comforting effect.
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Oh, you're inviting me over to eat?
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- Okay, well, make yourself at home. - Okay.
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...with a little string theory doodling around the edges. That part's just a joke.
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If by "holy smokes," you mean a derivative restatement of the stuff...
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In all of them, that is the point.
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In winter, that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm...
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yes, I know.
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That's probably enough about us. So tell us about you.
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Well, that's interesting.
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Anyways, I'm also writing a screenplay.
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I know, right?
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What is happening?
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No, it's not crazy. It's a-
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Well, I didn't make it worse.
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It's right down the hall.
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...since we've had a woman take her clothes off in our apartment.
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So, what exactly are you trying to accomplish here?
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I'm not gonna engage in hypotheticals here.
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...when she discovers your Luke Skywalker "no more tears" shampoo?
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This isn't a good time.
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And she's not a lady, she's just a new neighbor.
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Penny. I work at The Cheesecake Factory.
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Sure, you could ask me a favor. I would do you a favor for you.
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I really think we should examine the chain of causality here.
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Well, that may be the proximal cause of our journey...
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And why can't she get her own TV?
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There's some dispute between Penny and her ex-boyfriend...
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- We're not gonna give up just like that. - Leonard, the TV's in the building.
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Sheldon, I am so sorry I dragged you through this.