S5 E17
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Season 5  "The Rothman Disintegration"  5x17

Aired 7 years ago - Feb 16, 2012

Penny is horrified when Amy gives her a gift: a huge, quite horrible painting of the two of them. With no good way to avoid displaying it, she only hangs it up when Amy is over. When Amy catches her taking the painting down, she's embarrassed and angry until Penny lies and says the gift made Bernadette jealous. When the deranged Professor Rothman is forced to retire, both Sheldon and Kripke vie for his office. President Siebert refuses to resolve the dispute, so Leonard arranges a one-on-one basketball game to decide (since they're both equally bad at sports). Neither one can even make a single basket, so they end up deciding by seeing who can bounce the ball the highest. Sheldon wins; unfortunately, the office is not what he'd hoped for: the thermostat is located in the office of a professor going through the hot flashes of menopause (thus Sheldon is too cold), the mockingbird outside his window is off-key with the annoying windchimes, the perpetually naked Professor Rothman refuses to vacate, and the Geology Department upstairs makes too much noise. Finally, Sheldon gets his head stuck in the wall in an existing hole, after which Leonard takes his picture before he goes for help.

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I found him. He's in the bathroom.
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What do you want?
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Oh, my. President Siebert, I don't mean to be an alarmist,
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Uh, helpful hint-- trim your nails first.
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Gentlemen, I'm going to allow the two of you to work this out
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Look at that face.
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All right, it's got to go.
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I've suffered enough.
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for a handcrafted Harry Potter wand.
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LEONARD: What's he doing here?
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Let's get down to brass tacks.
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I propose the following.
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by Internet pioneer Sam Kass as an improvement
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lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock,
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covers rock, rock
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Surely. Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock...
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It's the 21st century.
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Star Trek trivia, Star Trek: Next Generation trivia,
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has a free buffet.
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First person to five wins the office. Any questions?
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Time.
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Ooh, aah!
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First person who makes a basket wins the office.
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I'm gonna need more force.
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It's no longer funny. Let's try something else.
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♪ We go together
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My company's testing a new steroid
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You don't have to say good night to painting Amy,
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Okay. Let us take you off the wall.
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I mean, get it back to me when you can, or...
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I think the word you're looking for is... "invisible."
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I was a fool from "Summer Lovin'" to the very last
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how much one person likes another.
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all you need to know is, you are my friend
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I took the painting down was...
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Yeah, that's... that's what it is, so...
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(air conditioner blowing loudly)
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isn't in my new office. No. It's next door,
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or the more disturbing,
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