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Season 1  "The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization"  1x9

Aired 12 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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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 1
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?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 4
...at the Topical Conference on Bose-Einstein Condensates.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 5
...in front of a group of judgmental strangers...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 6
Forget the parties? What a nerd.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 7
...is the day I begin my research on the drag coefficient of tassels on flying carpets.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 8
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 9
...to spare you dealing with the fact that it was my idea.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 10
So the entire scientific community is just supposed to just take your word?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 11
- So you admit that it's our work? - No, once again, I'm throwing you a bone.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 12
So how's it going with Sheldon? Are you guys still not talking?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 13
Never mind.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 14
Okay, well, let's just see what else you have.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 15
What's this?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 16
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 17
- Here? - Oh, are you shy?
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 18
No, no. Scientists do not compromise.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 19
Oh, careful.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 20
Oh, wow, a paisley shirt.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 21
But if you'll notice, it's reversible.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 22
My last growth spurt.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 23
Hey, Sheldon.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 24
Oh, you know, that is so weird that yours came and mine didn't.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 25
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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 27
Anyway, I was talking to Leonard this morning...
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 28
Oh, I hadn't thought about it like that.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 29
You should just talk to him. I'm sure you guys can work this out.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 30
...there was no way he could've come up with this whole experiment thing.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 31
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.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 36
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 37
I just checked the house. There's probably 20, 25 people in there.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 38
- 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.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 41
...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.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 46
- Thank you. - It was straight downhill from there.
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No offense.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 48
...so I need to get my self-esteem from strangers.
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 49
- You tried to blow up my head. - So it was working.
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Sheldon, why is this letter in the trash?
#3
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...at the Topical Conference on Bose-Einstein Condensates.
#4
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...in front of a group of judgmental strangers...
#5
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Forget the parties? What a nerd.
#6
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...is the day I begin my research on the drag coefficient of tassels on flying carpets.
#7
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...to spare you dealing with the fact that it was my idea.
#9
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 10
So the entire scientific community is just supposed to just take your word?
#10
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 11
- So you admit that it's our work? - No, once again, I'm throwing you a bone.
#11
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So how's it going with Sheldon? Are you guys still not talking?
#12
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Never mind.
#13
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Okay, well, let's just see what else you have.
#14
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What's this?
#15
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- Here? - Oh, are you shy?
#17
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No, no. Scientists do not compromise.
#18
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Oh, careful.
#19
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Oh, wow, a paisley shirt.
#20
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But if you'll notice, it's reversible.
#21
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My last growth spurt.
#22
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Hey, Sheldon.
#23
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Oh, you know, that is so weird that yours came and mine didn't.
#24
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Anyway, I was talking to Leonard this morning...
#27
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Oh, I hadn't thought about it like that.
#28
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You should just talk to him. I'm sure you guys can work this out.
#29
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...there was no way he could've come up with this whole experiment thing.
#30
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 31
Oh. Well, no. I mean, not in those words-
#31
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How did that work out for you?
#34
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And I'm telling you for the last time, it's pandering, it's undignified, and bite me.
#35
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I just checked the house. There's probably 20, 25 people in there.
#37
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- It's okay. Open with a joke, you'll be fine. - Okay, joke. Okay.
#38
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Oh, sorry, I just- I've heard it before.
#40
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 41
...the moment of inertia changes and the solid becomes a supersolid...
#41
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- Are there any questions? Yeah.
#42
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I didn't skip it. It's just an anecdote. It's not science.
#44
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 45
If you weren't happy with my presentation, then maybe you should've given it with me.
#45
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 46
- Thank you. - It was straight downhill from there.
#46
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 47
No offense.
#47
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 48
...so I need to get my self-esteem from strangers.
#48
Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 49
- You tried to blow up my head. - So it was working.
#49
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