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Season 1  "The Luminous Fish Effect"  1x4

Aired 12 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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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 1
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I finally have time to test my hypothesis about the separation of water molecules...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 3
I don't want my job back.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 4
Okay. I'll let you get back to fixing your eggs.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 5
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 6
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 7
...people unfamiliar with the law of large numbers would call a coincidence.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 8
I'd better come with you.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 9
Theoretical physicists do not get canned.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 10
Or if the first door closing creates a change of air pressure that acts upon the second.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 11
This car weighs, let's say, 4000 pounds.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 12
Let's say 4390.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 13
An impossibility that nature will quickly resolve into death, mutilation and-
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 14
- Thank you. - No, thank you.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 15
...knows to pick up their refrigerated foods on the way out.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 16
No, I mean what you find enjoyable.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 17
What you're buying here are the ingredients for very expensive urine.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 18
Tomorrow we can go to one of those warehouse stores.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 19
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 20
I'm not talking about this with you.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 21
Okay, no warehouse store, but we're still on for putt-putt golf, right?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 22
I marked the calendar for future reference.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 23
So fish.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 24
It's a billion-dollar idea. Shhh!
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 25
- Shhh! - I'm sorry, I didn't...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 26
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 27
This is a particularly disturbing one.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 28
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 29
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 30
A serape is open at the sides, a poncho is closed. This is a poncho.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 31
In the next four to eight days, she's going to get very crabby.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 32
To my room and no one's allowed in.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 33
Oh. Leonard, don't trouble yourself. He's stubborn.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 34
Excuse me for being so bold...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 35
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 36
That is a lovely story.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 37
He once tried to fight a bobcat for some licorice.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 38
...and told everybody he was gonna provide electricity for the town.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 39
...and told him it's against the law to have yellow cake uranium in a shed.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 40
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 41
- Did I pluck a nerve there? - Oh, yeah.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 42
Now, after a moment of silent meditation, I'm gonna end with "in Jesus' name"...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 43
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 44
- Hey, look who's com- - Shh. You'll spook him.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 45
You're a physicist. You belong at the university doing research, not in your room.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 46
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 47
But intelligently designed by a creator, right?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 48
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I'm not going to. I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
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I finally have time to test my hypothesis about the separation of water molecules...
#2
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 3
I don't want my job back.
#3
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 4
Okay. I'll let you get back to fixing your eggs.
#4
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 5 #5 Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 6 #6 Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 7
...people unfamiliar with the law of large numbers would call a coincidence.
#7
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 8
I'd better come with you.
#8
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 9
Theoretical physicists do not get canned.
#9
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 10
Or if the first door closing creates a change of air pressure that acts upon the second.
#10
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 11
This car weighs, let's say, 4000 pounds.
#11
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 12
Let's say 4390.
#12
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 13
An impossibility that nature will quickly resolve into death, mutilation and-
#13
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 14
- Thank you. - No, thank you.
#14
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...knows to pick up their refrigerated foods on the way out.
#15
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 16
No, I mean what you find enjoyable.
#16
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 17
What you're buying here are the ingredients for very expensive urine.
#17
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Tomorrow we can go to one of those warehouse stores.
#18
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I'm not talking about this with you.
#20
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Okay, no warehouse store, but we're still on for putt-putt golf, right?
#21
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I marked the calendar for future reference.
#22
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So fish.
#23
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It's a billion-dollar idea. Shhh!
#24
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 25
- Shhh! - I'm sorry, I didn't...
#25
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This is a particularly disturbing one.
#27
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A serape is open at the sides, a poncho is closed. This is a poncho.
#30
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 31
In the next four to eight days, she's going to get very crabby.
#31
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 32
To my room and no one's allowed in.
#32
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 33
Oh. Leonard, don't trouble yourself. He's stubborn.
#33
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 34
Excuse me for being so bold...
#34
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That is a lovely story.
#36
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 37
He once tried to fight a bobcat for some licorice.
#37
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 38
...and told everybody he was gonna provide electricity for the town.
#38
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 39
...and told him it's against the law to have yellow cake uranium in a shed.
#39
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- Did I pluck a nerve there? - Oh, yeah.
#41
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 42
Now, after a moment of silent meditation, I'm gonna end with "in Jesus' name"...
#42
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- Hey, look who's com- - Shh. You'll spook him.
#44
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 45
You're a physicist. You belong at the university doing research, not in your room.
#45
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But intelligently designed by a creator, right?
#47
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I'm not going to. I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
#49
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