S9 E23
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Season 9  "The Line Substitution Solution"  9x23

Aired 3 years ago - May 05, 2016

Sheldon hires Stuart to spend the day with Amy when he’d rather go to a movie screening. Also, Leonard’s mother, Beverly, comes to town and Penny struggles to make a connection with her.

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Recap of The Big Bang Theory Season 9 Episode 23 (S09E23) - 1
You do realize we're allowed to have fun without you?
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and we'll save a spot in line for you.
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there are apps now that'll let you hire people to do stuff
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Didn't even make it out of the parking lot.
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Well, I'd actually like for us to be close,
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Penny, it's only natural to want your mother-in-law to like you,
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And how does it make you feel
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mother-in-law-daughter-in-law dinner tonight?
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Hey.
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No, it's not like that.
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You sure? I'm happy to hold your bag.
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We've waited in a lot of lines together, haven't we?
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SHELDON: Stuart, what are you doing here?
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Oh, I'm not upset with you, but Amy's pretty bent out of shape,
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Maybe he couldn't get a word in edgewise.
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I called him “babe” once.
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Amy's with Sheldon who she loves like a son.
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Three minutes.
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Well, what can you do?
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I would have done it for three.
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Good thing I brought my collapsible stick chair.
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Is everything smoothed out with Amy?
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You think it's time you apologize to her yourself?
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That's interesting.
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(clears her throat)
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I'd love to chat, but there's a line
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Step three-- an earnest request for forgiveness.
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Beverly, we'll catch up soon.
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You look like you come with a kickstand.
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Hey, how'd it go? It went well.
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That's mean. Five.
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Did you see that?
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Still get in.
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No.
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so it feels like a long way.
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Really?
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Um, you should probably talk to Penny, too.
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or just some form of validation?
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But one example would be your marrying my son,
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What about Joss Whedon's work makes you think he'd be okay
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Do you work for a sanctioned department
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Excuse me, can I please
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by life, you don't even notice when someone disrespects you.
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there was another person at the back of the line
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Now, let's follow in that brave woman's footsteps,

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and we'll save a spot in line for you.
#2
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there are apps now that'll let you hire people to do stuff
#3
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Didn't even make it out of the parking lot.
#5
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Well, I'd actually like for us to be close,
#6
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Penny, it's only natural to want your mother-in-law to like you,
#7
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And how does it make you feel
#8
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mother-in-law-daughter-in-law dinner tonight?
#9
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Hey.
#10
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No, it's not like that.
#11
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You sure? I'm happy to hold your bag.
#12
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We've waited in a lot of lines together, haven't we?
#13
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SHELDON: Stuart, what are you doing here?
#14
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Oh, I'm not upset with you, but Amy's pretty bent out of shape,
#15
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Maybe he couldn't get a word in edgewise.
#17
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I called him “babe” once.
#18
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Amy's with Sheldon who she loves like a son.
#19
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Three minutes.
#20
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Well, what can you do?
#21
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I would have done it for three.
#22
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Good thing I brought my collapsible stick chair.
#23
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Is everything smoothed out with Amy?
#24
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You think it's time you apologize to her yourself?
#25
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That's interesting.
#27
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(clears her throat)
#28
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I'd love to chat, but there's a line
#29
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Step three-- an earnest request for forgiveness.
#30
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Beverly, we'll catch up soon.
#31
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You look like you come with a kickstand.
#32
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Hey, how'd it go? It went well.
#33
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That's mean. Five.
#34
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Did you see that?
#35
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Still get in.
#36
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No.
#38
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so it feels like a long way.
#40
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Really?
#41
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Um, you should probably talk to Penny, too.
#42
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or just some form of validation?
#43
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But one example would be your marrying my son,
#44
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What about Joss Whedon's work makes you think he'd be okay
#45
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Do you work for a sanctioned department
#46
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Excuse me, can I please
#47
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by life, you don't even notice when someone disrespects you.
#48
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there was another person at the back of the line
#49
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Now, let's follow in that brave woman's footsteps,
#50